A curious phenomenon has been taking place on the current season of Vanderpump Rules.
Against all odds, and seemingly against their inclinations, West Hollywood's most unrepentant hedonists are very slooooowly beginning to show signs of maturity.
The Toms are starting a business; Stassi has found love in a stable relationship, and two -- count 'em two -- members of the drunkest squad in WeHo have decided to sober up.
Of course, there are some asterisks next to that last development.
James Kennedy put the plug in the jug after essentially being forced to do so by his girlfriend and his former boss.
And Lala Kent took a tumble from the wagon on Monday night's episode of Vanderpump.
Yes, after remaining sober throughout a multi-day wine tour that she planned and paid for, Lala filled her cup with some of Solvang's finest during Kristina's barbecue last night.
To be fair, Lala has been put through the emotional wringer in recent months due to the unexpected death of her father.
But while her dad's passing was certainly weighing heavily on Lala's mind during the trip to Solvang, it's what took place afterward that really pushed her over the edge.
Lala's decision to quit drinking was largely due to a pact that she'd made with longtime boyfriend Randall Emmett following a boozy night that rapidly spiraled out of control.
So she was understandably pissed off to find Big Rand hammered on her return to LA.
“I came home from Solvang and saw Randall had partied to the point where he doesn’t even know his own name. You’re slurring your f—ing words. That doesn’t work for Lala,” she told the camera.
“I feel betrayed because we made a pact. This is a hard time for me, and I need my partner, I need my soulmate, and I need someone to back me up.”
A possibly-tipsy Lala shared further details with Brittany Cartwright and Katie Maloney:
“He claims it’s because I’ve been very, very, very un-loving and harsh the past week,” she said.
“I decided to take a break from him,” Lala added, glass of rosé close at hand.
“There’s just a lot going on. I’m just so f—ed up right now. I don’t think I can be with Rand. He kept my Gucci slides, like took them from me and was like, ‘I want you to remember.’ You want my f—ing Gucci slides? Take them. Take them!”
Lala went on to reveal that despite the loss of her sugar daddy, she's unconcerned about her financial future.
"The only thing that will be different is it’s not going to be like, oh, we’re going to be traveling on a private jet to f—ing Mykonos, which, guess what, honey? There’s a lot of d--k out there for me to suck to get on a p.j. I’m just letting you know,” she said.
While we appreciate her optimism, private jet dong might be a little harder to come by than people think.
Which may be why Lala and Randall's engagement is officially back on.
Hey, the girl knows what she's looking for in a relationship -- and it requires a hangar and a trained pilot.