Trigger warning: Food sensitive content.
Previously on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills…Erika did it again. First she attacked Garcelle’s family and then she attacked Crystal. At Diana’s Christmas party Erika was inquiring a lot about Crystal’s eating disorder. Crystal shared with Erika and Garcelle that sometimes she feels bad after eating to which Erika responds, “Well I always think take laxatives and get rid of it.”
Diana’s Husband, Asher, sings for the group and a drunk Erika couldn’t resist seeking attention. “I think Erika probably misses the spotlight.” Garcelle continues, “She won’t shut up, it’s awkward.”
Kathy walks outside and has the most awkward conversation with Erika. “Kathy I want to say something and I want to get it off my chest. You invited me to a lot of events and the truth is I didn’t want to bring my scorn and my fucking scarlet letter onto your daughters and onto you.” Kathy is so confused at this moment. She walks back inside to tell the ladies that Erika is getting out of control. Kathy says, “You don’t ever want to put yourself in a position of drinking and then losing control and doing something stupid.”
Kyle defends Erika’s behavior and suggests the group cut her some slack because at least she is “loosening up”. Garcelle makes it clear she’s not cutting anyone slack. Kyle is sensitive to labeling anyone an alcoholic after her sister, Kim Richards, battled for her sobriety on the show. Kyle claims Garcelle is baiting her into defining Erika’s behavior as a problem, but Kyle won’t do it.
Erika credits Lisa and her daughters for supporting her through the last year. Erika claims that Lisa’s daughter, Amelia, inspired her to take care of her mental health. “I’m on Lexapro, guess what, now I’m on wellbutrin. And I’m on other things and yes I ‘ve had a few drinks but the truth is I’m okay.”
Garcelle goes over to Erika and Lisa to say goodbye, and Diana uses the moment to apologize for her behavior at Garcelle’s party. “My behavior at your party was inappropriate, it really was.” Diana continues, “Sutton said a few things, she literally pressed every button there was to press.” Diana admits she lashed out at Garcelle. “I do apologize. I see it in your eyes that you like me.” Garcelle accepted her apology.
PK was recently arrested on suspicion of DUI. According to Dorit, “PK went to a work dinner. He was driving home after having a glass of wine, got pulled over and brought to the station.” Dorit found out the day after. According to PK, he blew a 0.81, where the legal limit is allegedly 0.8. “There’s one thing and one thing only that is extremely important to me, as you know, in our marriage. We do not lie to one another. Period.” Dorit continues, “Not a little lie, not a big lie, not a white lie.” PK admits that the only reason he told her was because he needed Dorit to pick up her car.
Lisa pays Erika a visit to discuss the holiday party at Diana’s, but more importantly Erika’s drinking. Lisa lets her know she was slurring her words and out of control. Erika claims that when she got home she blacked out and hit her head. Lisa says, “Mikey is family to Erika and I’m probably the closest to Erika, so Erika’s in a place where she needs to hear what the two of us have to say, period, end of story.”
Lisa attributes the drinking to the trauma Erika has gone through with her husband’s criminal issues. She believes Erika has turned to alcohol because she’s in a lot of pain. Lisa’s sister died of a drug overdose, so she understands why someone may want to numb themselves. Erika admits, “I pushed it too far. I did the wrong thing.” She thanks Lisa for being a real friend.
Covid has changed the way the ladies celebrate the holidays, from large gatherings to intimate ones. I guess you could say Sutton’s was the most intimate, as she spent it alone, while her children traveled to Italy with their father and his new girlfriend. Sutton tested positive right before the holidays so she woke up Christmas morning probably feeling like scrooge. She was so lonely she admitted that she called almost every ex-boyfriend she ever had.
Sutton’s dating qualifications are as follows: someone tall, who has a job and is educated. Deal-breakers would be: an affection towards hoodies, ponytail, a white unmarked van.
Garcelle and Erika meet up for drinks at a rooftop. Immediately Erika tries to play nice by ordering a chamomile tea. She wanted to be on her best behavior with Garcelle, but the server told her that hot drinks are served on the roof, so Erika did what any sensible person would do, change to cognac. Garcelle suggests a Shirley temple.
Erika confesses that the last couple of times they’d seen each other she was blacked out. When Garcelle asked why Erika responded, “Medicine, and thinking I could drink on it.” Erika couldn’t wait to tell Garcelle that her friend Lisa came to the house to let her have it. That moment was so rehearsed.
By doing so I think Erika believed the ladies (Garcelle) would back off if the most Loyal person to Erika, also took issue with her drinking. “I think the first is recognizing that you have a problem, and I think she’s doing that, so I believe her and I’m glad to see that she is owning it and hopefully she will,” says Garcelle.
Erika comes out of left field to say that Sheree is better to have in her corner than Sutton because Sutton is a “liability.” Garcelle doesn’t understand why everyone comes down on her so hard. Erika claimed Sutton is “unpredictable”; strangely Erika and Sutton have been getting along well for all of a sudden Erika to say this. Garcelle says, “The bottom line is Erika is a liability walking around every day. Is there a more scandalous woman in America today than Erika Jayne?”
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