'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' recap: Mad Hatters

Oh my, could you all come over and bring wine? What a deeply weird, troubling hour of TV. This wasn't Kelly losing her jellybeans on Scary Island crazy. This was a breathtakingly unhinged woman grasping frantically for a jugular. I would've given just about anything for a cutaway to Kim and Elizabeth packing up the dog toys or even a scene of Dana's son doing algebra with his Thai friends. Instead, the last half of the episode was a relentless look at Taylor barreling off the rails.

But first, let's quickly dispense with the pre-schiz minutae. Kim—oh Kim, and people always thought you were the messy one!—wanted Kyle to meet her new boyfriend. (Doesn't this sisterly angst all feel so innocent now?) Turns out Bravo pulled a bit of a bait-and-switch on us. Ken's not married, you cynics! Kim gave her guy a promise band. They just really like each other! Sure, Kyle should have stopped crying and blaming it on the dog hair, but she's worried her sister's boyfriend is controlling. She couldn't resist getting in a parting dig after a goodbye hug. "You feel so small and tiny and little and childlike," she told Kim. Which was code for "You are a sweet dum dum who can't be trusted with big girl decisions." But she'll do as Big Kathy did before her. Pretend the man who does not meet her vision for Kim is simply not in the room. Read More...



Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!