'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' season premiere recap: Stiff Upper Lip Injections

So let's get to the elephant in the room: Tonight's episode, "Back to Beverly Hills," began with a support group-style discussion between all the housewives (save Taylor) and their husbands about Russell Armstrong's suicide. They were universally confused, sad, and worried for Taylor. There was a weird fork in the conversation where Lisa basically says, "Taylor set us up to hate him," and Kyle -- who was the most emotional of all the Housewives -- became angry at Russell for choosing to end his own life. In an interview, she said, "Life goes on it. It has to." In the wake of reports that Russell partially blamed the show for his downward spiral, do you think the ladies were advised to exculpate themselves? Since Bravo refused to cancel the show or push back the premiere date, I won't argue against the inclusion of this conversation to at least acknowledge his death. But what, if anything, do you think this segment achieved? Read More...



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