The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 17 Recap: Better Latex Than Never

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The Berlin trip came to a grinding halt on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 17, but did you really think it was going to end without a shred of drama?

If so, then you clearly don't know the Bravo shows follow a distinct formula: When the drama is drying up, take the cast members on vacation and throw as many obstacles in their way as possible. 

The result? The women will return home with a whole lot of unresolved feelings and some things to talk about at the reunion.

Erika Girardi Wears Red Latex

Now, we're not saying we will be remotely excited by the reunion because if it's anything like this tired old season, we're going to have to give the next season a hard pass. 

When the episode opened, the cast was on the final day in Berlin.

Lisa Rinna and Dorit (who's still trying to imply she's one of most significant forces in the clothing industry) embarked on a spa day in which they opened up once again about the argument that should never be spoken about. 

That's one of the fundamental issues with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8: the arguments are being rehashed to the point viewers think they're in Groundhog Day. It's ridiculous. 

While the two ladies rehashed away, Kyle and Teddi went to the zoo, but they could not go inside with Erika, who was fashionably late.

Erika Girardi for Bravo

It turned out, she was sick, but she did help them get closer to the animals, so that should be praised. 

The ladies went about their day it was becoming increasingly obvious there was going to be another bust-up between Teddi and Erika.

The daggers the pair were throwing each other were rather hilarious, and there's no telling what Erika would do to prove a point. 

If looks could kill, we think it's fair to say Erika would have found herself meeting her biggest match yet. While Teddi may have seemed passive when she first appeared on the show, she quickly adapted to the environment she put herself in by signing up for the show. 

The producers don't package thick skin and a guide about how to navigate the shark-infested waters in the Bravolebrity welcome pack. 

Teddi Jo Mellencamp

We later found ourselves on an evening boat ride with the women, but as usual, Erika was nowhere in sight, and she turned up late again. 

When she showed up, she was wearing a red latex top that was typical for this kooky singer who wants all eyes on her when she enters a room.

The ladies were happy to see Erika, but as the alcohol flowed, Erika got more and more annoyed with Teddi. 

"I have one issue," said Erika to Teddi in front of the women, adding: "Pretend. Amnesia."

The two women started a whole lot of back and forth, but Erika seemed stuck on the pedestal and did not want to be called a liar on TV. 

“I don’t care how I talked to you, you called me a liar,” Erika continued in the fiercest tone. 

Erika Girardi/Jayne

But something happened, and Teddi literally pooped her pants. We're kidding about that last part, but Dorit even stepped in to defend Teddi. 

Teddi admitted that something about Erika freaked her the eff out, and it was enough to get Erika to drop the whole thing. Somehow, we're not convinced. 

What do you think of the way Erika acted? Is she bullying Teddi?

Hit the comments. 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills continues Tuesdays on Bravo. 

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