Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
“Busted BBQ” – S6E9
Blogview by Namaste
A Deep Dive Into the Kathryn Vs. Faye Feud
By: Megan Segura Bravo TV Associate Producer
I would like to thank this lovely AP for taking the time to do a little research on The Morally Corrupt, Faye Resnick. Having a little extra time on my hands, I decided to do a little of my own research, too. In her Wikipedia bio she is described as being born to an Italian-Spanish mother and that her father left at birth. Her mother remarried a man that Faye alleges physically abused her. Her mother ignored the abuse and later became a Jehovah’s Witness. At some point, Faye claims she took law courses at a community college. Later, she claims she was the director of John Robert Powers finishing and modeling school. Unfortunately for Faye, they have no record of her ever working for them. Oh what a tangled web we weave…
By the time she met Nicole in 1990 (just 4 years before her demise), Faye had been married 3 times and was an admitted cocaine addict. Wiki gets a little muddy here. She had a daughter, Francesca, with a husband from the 80’s. When she was married to Paul Resnick, they purchased a home from Michael Eisner, Chairman of The Walt Disney Company for 1.3m.
On June 5, 1994, Faye entered rehab after Nicole Brown Simpson and several other friends conducted an intervention. Four days later, Nicole and Ron Goldman were murdered in front of Nicole’s home. Then, just a few months later, Faye wrote a book Nicole Brown Simpson: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted with Mike Wallace, an Enquirer gossip columnist. She received a six figure advance to write this diatribe which she claimed was money she planned to give Nicole’s children (rumor has it those kids never saw a dime). In 1996, because she must have blown through that 6 figure advance long ago, she wrote ANOTHER book Shattered: in the Eye of the Storm which was Faye’s interpretation of her experience with the OJ trial. Obviously, she had nothing new going on in her life so she had to write what she knew.
Oh, and lest I forget, she posed for Playboy in March of 1997. Where is her daughter during all of this?
Moving on to Associate Producer Megan’s blog… Faye and Kathryn had never met face to face until Kyle’s not so BBQ. Obviously, Kathryn still feels a little salty because of the things Faye wrote about her in The Book. Kathryn claims she never actually READ the book, but I am pretty sure she has read the excerpts that include her name (or maybe she got a copy from her library so Faye could not profit from her?) In the book, Faye claims that Kathryn’s then-fiancé, Marcus Allen, had an affair with Nicole Simpson and that affair provoked OJ to commit the murder of Nicole and subsequently, Ron Goldman. Oh, and Faye mentions in her book that Kathryn turned a “blind eye” to Marcus’ philandering. Awesome.
While most of the book centered on Faye’s friendship with Nicole and her turbulent relationship with OJ Simpson, there is one moment in the book that mentioned Kathryn by name. Faye describes how OJ and Nicole were close to a reconciliation after their divorce but that before OJ could truly move forward, he needed to know everyone she slept with during their separation and divorce:
Then she came to the other names she so desperately did not want to reveal. Finally, Nicole admitted her affair with Marcus Allen. She quickly told OJ that she’d only let him “play” with her. She didn’t admit to actual intercourse. OJ exploded. He turned on her like a man possessed. Nicole told me OJ threatened her, saying “If you’re ever with Marcus again, I’ll…I don’t know what I’ll do, but it will be bad. I won’t be able to control myself.” He wouldn’t let it end. It held up the reconciliation attempt for months. At times we were worried that OJ might take revenge on Marcus by telling his fiancée Kathryn about the affair with Nicole. That would have been a disaster, because Kathryn was a sweet woman who was well aware of Marcus’ womanizing and might have felt she had to call off the wedding. OJ did not do that, but he did confront Marcus. No one knows exactly what was said, but it ended up with him swearing to OJ that he would never touch Nicole again. Marcus said it wouldn’t be a problem anymore, because he was getting married.
And there you have it Ladies and Gents. The main reason why Faye is morally bankrupt. Then Faye goes on to describe a conversation between herself and another morally bankrupt friend (do they travel in packs), Kris Jenner:
“Kris, I don’t know what to think about this. I know Marcus Allen has been trying to get my phone number, and Nicole wants me to go out with him to the Monkey Bar. I like Marcus but not in that way. On the other hand, I’d like to keep him as a friend, because he is a friend of Nicole’s. What do you think?” Kris said, “Whatever you do, don’t go out with Marcus Allen. He’s the biggest womanizer in the world and don’t forget he’s engaged to Kathryn. She turns a blind eye to his fooling around, but it hurts her when he does it publicly.”
What is wrong with this woman that she would ADMIT to considering have a relationship (ok, sex) with a man who has had sex (or somethin’ kinda like it) with her alleged BFF and who is MARRIED/ENGAGED??? And then she pounded the nail into her own coffin by dragging Kathryn into her filthy story. And the worst part of this? Her idea of a motive (which might very well have had some truth to it) was completely unbelievable because of her past history as a druggie. I imagine the prosecution saw her as a bigger liability rather than as asset. In her second book which focused on just the trail (because again, she hadn’t sucked that well dry of cash) she talks again of Marcus, but doesn’t drag Kathryn into her filth. Thank God for small favors.
“Faye Has A Sordid Past”
Kathryn begins by saying she is a very lucky gal for finding Donnie. They have been married for 14 years and are very much in love. And he spoils her. Whatever. I have been married for 22 years and my husband made sure we went to bed with no dishes in the sink last night (my New Year’s Resolution) surely, he loves me as much as Donnie loves Kathryn.
I was so happy to visit our good friend Stan Roth. Stan has been our jeweler and friend for many years, and he always manages to show me things that require hitting the Powerball jackpot to own. Those 10 carat earrings are still on my frontal lobe…I wish they were still on my ear lobes. Beyond ridiculously gorgeous! Next time…sigh.
Is there anyone in our group that has gone to a jeweler and been taken into a private room with a huge safe and then shown jewelry that is well into the 6 figures? Anyone?
I want to touch on one thing about Lisa Vanderpump before I go on to the malicious stuff.
I wasn’t offended by Vanderpump’s asking me my age, I’m very proud to say how old I am. Why wouldn’t I be? And I am also very proud to have married my husband, regardless of our age difference. It’s never mattered to me. Age is a number…I can be curious about age differences, too, but that’s all it is. I want to understand couples and what makes them work. Maybe Vanderpump wanted to know what it was like to be with such a young, hot stud, haha… kidding Ken. I found Vanderpump’s questions engaging and funny, but I am sure others might not see it that way. I guess that those are things I would also ask and then be surprised I offended someone. And that’s all I have to say about that.
When LVP asked her these questions, yes it was abrupt, but that is LVP and she sometimes likes to throw people off with her questions and I don’t ever think it is malicious. Everyone that has asked Kathryn her age has commented on how young she looks so I would think of it as a compliment. But, I don’t see why people don’t turn the table and throw back the same questions at LVP.
My reaction to Faye was this: If she would have been more reticent with her feelings, I would have spoken differently to her, but from the moment we sat down at the table, Faye’s body language, much like Rinna’s description, was desperately trying not to engage with me. I saw her drinking shots before we sat down, and she was sheepish from the start.
I did notice that Faye was not shy about sucking down liquor as quickly as she could.
She had an ignominious posture, and I knew she didn’t want to go there. I thought about it…my wheels were turning, and I was playing it out in my head on fast forward.
- Marked with or characterized by disgrace or shame: dishonorable
- Deserving of shame or infamy: despicable
- Humiliating, degrading
A shout-out to Merriam-Webster for defining this word for us! I am not sure there is a better word in the dictionary that describes Faye. And I know that feeling Kathryn had going into this. When you have a beef with someone and you have practiced what you would say to them should you ever have to sit across from them at a dinner party. Or usually for me, it’s if and when I might run into them at Target. We have all rehearsed that conversation in our head.
As I said in this episode, I didn’t go there looking for a fight, but if she wanted one, she was sure going to get it. Faye has a sordid past. I read her Wikipedia page (she should pay someone to clean that up), and she doesn’t look like the face of truth and virtue. It would have been easy to touch on a few things to knock her down to size, but I am a lady, and engaging at Kyle’s with such an intense subject would have ruined the dinner party–I mean the BBQ.
I love that she calls Faye’s past ‘sordid.’ Kathryn must have easy access to a thesaurus because she is doing a wonderful job with her words. I also read the Wikipedia page and it is really not a very flattering read.
Faye’s blanket apology to the table was general, but she doesn’t know me to say more than that. All I wanted to see and hear was that she was sorry for what she had done, not just to me but to Nicole’s memory. Desperate people do desperate things.
If Faye really wanted to “do the right thing” she would have taken this opportunity to pull Kathryn aside and just apologized directly to her. Said, “I am sorry I wrote those things. At the time, I was not in a good place in my life and I see now that what I wrote hurt people.” But I guess Faye owns no big-girl panties and she was unable to complete this rather simple task.
Erika, I don’t read the Enquirer, do you? When Faye decided to share her story, she chose to pen the book with Mike Walker, a writer from the Enquirer. It was described as a “highly sensational, instant book” written by a self-proclaimed serious substance abuser. Faye spoke of the nights of partying and shared her intimacy with her “best friend.” Excerpts of the book were on the cover of the Enquirer weekly, it was in quotes. I read what Faye had to say about me, I couldn’t miss it at the grocery store checkout line…that was good enough. I’ll pass on that page turner.
When I was a just a young girl, we went to my grandma’s every Saturday. My grandma always had a stack of “rags” on her kitchen table. I don’t know if she bought them or if the ladies from church bought them and shared them, but for me, these were a Saturday delight! I would sit with a plate of Oreos and a short glass of milk and devour these “factual” magazines. As an adult, I do not but these. I purchase the GLOSSY magazines. I regularly read People, OK and a few others. So I can imagine that Kathryn probably didn’t spend her free time reading the Enquirer, but surely she saw the headlines at the stores and that had to be mortifying for her.
If Faye thinks that is the way to honor her best friend, who needs enemies? And in true Enquirer form, what she said regarding me is a lie. Couldn’t I have just been abducted by Martians instead?
Well, there you have it. Wonder why she didn’t sue Faye for slander. Probably because you can’t get blood from a turnip.
“It Was Excruciating”
Normally Eileen’s trip to Italy would be a big deal on RH, but with other drama coming out, Italy is a snooze fest. And it is our second trip to Italy this season! I grow tired.
I promise this is the last episode where I’m crying. OK, I can’t promise that. The last year and a half has been especially rough with the death of my sister, my niece, Vincent’s cousin (who was, for all intents and purposes, another brother to him), and Vincent’s dad. I’m not always so emotional, but I do feel like I’ve been wearing my heart on my sleeve. If Kyle is Cryle…I must be Cryleen!
Whew. Glad Eileen can stop buying tissues and wearing her waterproof mascara. They really did suffer quite a lot of loss this past year and I am impressed that they are all functioning so well.
I knew this trip would be the perfect time and place to scatter my sister Connie’s ashes. I also knew it would be another big step in the healing process. She was in love with Italy and always said she was an Italian opera singer in another life. To let some of her ashes go in her favorite country was the best way I could imagine to honor her. It may be one of those things that sounds better than actually doing it. Even though I knew it was the right thing to do for my sister’s memory, it was excruciating. But after I did it, it felt like a burden was lifting, if only a little.
I am glad that Eileen hopefully was able to find some peace in Italy. Cremation is not my cup of tea. I still giggle when I remember a scene from Rescue Me when one of the firefighters was cremated and they spilled his ashes before getting to the location where they planned to scatter them. They stopped at a convenience store and added Devil’s Food Cake mix to the remaining ashes.
Emotional turmoil aside, I am so happy I was on vacation in Italy with my family while everyone else attended Kyle’s barbecue (without any barbecue). Too many unresolved issues for one dinner table. Faye and Kathryn’s history regarding Nicole Brown Simpson came up. Faye and Lisa V. saw each other after not seeing each other for years after an unresolved fight.
Sad when you would rather be spreading your loved one’s ashes than attending a not-so-BBQ.
On the Faye and Lisa V. thing, I didn’t even know they had a history, so I can’t really comment on it since I don’t know any of the details. All I can say about Faye is that I’ve met her several times and think she’s a lovely person.
Lovely? Does Faye cast a spell on people she meets in person? How do these reasonably intelligent people not see what we see?
“I Have Nothing To Prove”
I guess Yolanda is feeling better. This blog was over 900 words long and I think she wrote it herself. She shares that she was out and about seeing movies with girlfriends. She is making her new house (condo) into a home.
Tonight’s show was disheartening. Still, I am the subject of conversation amongst “friends.” Looks like I got out of dodge right on time at that barbecue. The only thing I saw grilling was gossip…I have nothing to prove and know that my journey is public due to the job I’ve chosen as a Housewife, but I can’t accept something so delicate as my children’s health being talked about in such a way. I know I’m not the only mother who would speak to this… It’s one thing when your integrity is doubted, spoken of behind your back, but it strikes another cord when it’s your children.
And now I am at an impasse. When Yolanda brought her health issues to the show and then decided to share all the details of her treatment on the show, she opened herself up to scrutiny. THEN she went on to speak publicly about her children’s health issues and is now surprised that they are receiving the same scrutiny. If it was private and personal, you would have kept it off the show or, here is a novel idea, you could have LEFT the show and chosen to take care of these very private issues in PRIVATE. When you make your health issues a story line you cannot feign surprise when others talk about you. But, read ahead because she now will share even more details about those very same children whose privacy she wishes to protect.
Bella and Anwar were diagnosed at the end of 2013 and have been in extensive holistic treatment ever since. It’s very common for multiple family members to be affected by Lyme disease. The children and I lived on a horse ranch in Santa Barbara for 10 years and spent the majority of our time outside in nature.
BTW, it is not common for multiple people to become infected with Lyme Disease. I don’t think ticks are more attracted to Yolanda and her children’s blood than any other Joe Schmoe. There were 90 cases of Lyme disease diagnosed in 2013. What are the chances that Yolanda’s kids are 2 of those? Over 37 million people in California and 90 people were diagnosed. That means there was a .02 % chance of her kids getting Lyme and then not only one child, but two. How did they not win the Mega Millions last month?
Bella had to give up her lifelong dream of having a professional riding career and a shot at the Olympics due to her severe symptoms and inability to ride. This was the biggest heartbreak of her life and an extremely sensitive subject for her. She is resilient and focused on a new direction–she’s made a name for herself in the modeling industry while she struggles with symptoms of chronic Lyme every day.
I think it is a little pretentions and arrogant to assume that because Bella was a good rider, she was headed for Olympic Gold. My son was an amazing level 10 gymnast preparing to go on to college and compete only to suffer two knee injuries which ended his gymnastics career. While I loved to fantasize about his Olympic aspirations, it was very unrealistic. He has now transitioned to diving and is doing amazingly well! While we will not be seeing him at Rio, perhaps we can all watch him in Tokyo in 2020!
Anwar still does regular Ozone/UVI treatments and has had great success with LDI. I am glad to say that he is doing much better and finished a football season with great scores and healthy energy.
I’m not gonna even bother to look up what Ozone/UVI treatments are but in my mind, he sits in a tanning booth. By the way, both of her kids are seen by her doctor, Dr. Detrich Klingehardt.
With Mohamed’s support, I have managed my children’s healthcare on a daily basis since the day they were born. It is up to no one but us to make claims toward their health status. Shame on those who think it’s OK to spread rumors and provoke doubt about something so heart wrenching.
And now Mohamed has been dragged into this. And I don’t think anyone was spreading rumors. They were simply asking questions which I think any normal person might ask about someone who was diagnosed with such a serious illness. I have a friend that was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (it’s for real; unfortunately, it’s the same kind of lymphoma that Brooks has. My friend is not that lucky). I took some time to google this and read up on it. I wanted to support my friend and educate myself. I don’t think this makes me a bad person. But, I don’t have a film crew that follows me around.
With all the dirt being thrown around at Kyle’s barbecue, it went totally unseen–the efforts she made to host friends, set a beautiful table, and probably the blessing that it is not only to have the present but to have it blessed with food on the table. Our completely overprivileged lives are taken for granted if this is how we choose to spend our time.
I love how Yolanda throws shade that those who live “over privileged lives” yet she is one of those very people. It’s like making a Polish joke and being Polish.
Many of you have written and asked what it feels like to have something that was a part of me for so long taken away: my breast implants. It feels different but great! It’s a big change, but the piece of health I have regained is so worth it. While the majority of my career has relied on my aesthetics and how I look, I worked hard at keeping a spiritual connection with what was most important, what is inside me. Perhaps it’s for that reason that I am not struggling with this new normal. I understand now that my soul is my power, not perfection or my ego. I continue to teach this to my children, despite their glamorous careers. If we can maintain our core values, the exteriors take second place and become a gift, a source of gratitude.
Hmph. I guess I feel differently about a woman who has to have a radical mastectomy than a woman who removes her leaky implants. Am I a bad person?
My heart goes out to you, Eileen: You lost you sister to illness. You’ve experienced deep loss, and that pain is profound. You are such a blessing to your niece and your loving, maternal energy will make a world of difference for her. I pray you can quiet the guilt and shine light on making your sister proud!
I notice there isn’t any offering of sympathy to Lisa Rinna in this blog. Yolanda then thanks Erika for being a good friend. I was actually surprised that Erika didn’t speak up at the not-so-BBQ and just say, “Please stop talking about my friend and her kids. It is not appropriate dinner conversation.”
As my health and brain function slowly improve, I’m having creative visions that I am eager to unleash. The discoveries I’ve had to make along the way these past four years will lead to something amazing. I hope to share this with all of you, so we can be the change we want to see in the world.
OH MY! I wonder if she will become a stylist or designer or a painter? Maybe she will make more paintings for her children’s future homes. Maybe she can research new recipes for cleanses. Perhaps she will design non-toxic nail polish?
“I Regret Even Acknowledging The Subject”
The lovely LVP found herself in a sex shop this week and does her best to find humor in the situation. LVP’s feathers are a wee bit ruffled by Mr. Ken’s choice to take on this little project without getting the A-OK from the Queen Bee. I have a feeling Mr. Ken has not heard the end of this.
So off we trot to Kyle’s. I was surprised, to say the least, that Faye was there. I know they are close friends, but I am not so enamored by her. My last encounter with Faye Resnick had not been a productive one. She was present at our vowel renewal, and from my recollection she was assertive but in a derogatory fashion, and I accused her of speaking on Kyle’s behalf.
Why was Faye even at the vowel renewal? Does Kyle have sidekick privileges in her contract? I do remember that particular season that Bravo attempted to bring her in as a “Friend” of HW’s. Am I correct in my thinking? LVP points out that Faye is not very liked in this RHBH community and is surprised Faye would want to appear on a show where she had gotten significant backlash for her previous appearances.
Her history and reputation have been contentious–of that I am aware. She had sullied the reputation of her friend in a polarizing book, but I had little knowledge of her ties to Kathryn and understood her sentiment to be calmer, less aggressive than my previous experiences. In regard to siding with Kathryn, the new girl as Kyle referred to her, was ridiculous. I barely became involved in the discussion, because I had zero knowledge of what had transpired between them. I understood Kathryn’s sentiment when she stated that she hadn’t read the book. Sometimes it is easier to ignore negativity as if it doesn’t exist.
I am reminded of a quote by Dr. Phil: The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Maybe Faye will be on the phone with Jim Marchese offering to add her two cents about what goes on behind the scenes of RHBH. Andy prob should get a confidentiality contract with that one.
On the subject regarding Lyme disease, I can’t stress this enough: I believe when we initiate conversation on a reality show, whether inadvertently or not, we open the doors for discussion. I have initiated sensitive subjects myself, with regard to my children, for one… Max’s adoption, with the full understanding that as cameras were documenting this, it would be flung into a forum where many would speculate. It was a conscious choice, so people would gain a better understanding of our family dynamic.
I don’t think I can agree more with this statement. Why do these women act surprised when a subject is discussed that they themselves brought to the cameras?
I would never delve into the health history of somebody’s children, but now as the subject was brought to the forefront by Yolanda, a week previously, without provocation, then I was asked questions by Kyle, I have no alternative but to speak my truth. My truth being over the years of interacting with all of the children there had never been any mention of illness.
Mohamed had always said they were fine, but that is their prerogative as parents, whatever medical issues or information they choose to divulge. I obviously interpreted that as they were not infected by this insidious disease, and as it is not contagious, I understood them to be healthy. I love and adore all three of them, for sure.
Argh. LVP can’t suck those words back in, but she will have to go on an apology tour. Can you imagine the bouquet of flowers that was likely delivered to Mohamed’s last Wednesday morning?
I regret even acknowledging the subject, but we live and we learn.
If I had a nickel for every time I wanted to suck my words back in, well, I wouldn’t be writing a blog sitting in my kitchen in Northeast Ohio. I would likely be on my yacht in Caribbean.
“It’s Time To Move On”
Let me start out by saying, I am not believing anything Kyle is selling this week. She gets the “Liar Liar Pants on Fire” award this week and perhaps in weeks to come. I have been a staunch defender of Kyle in the past, but I will now go on record as saying: BULLSHIT! She knew EXACTLY what she was doing when she invited Kathryn and Faye to her not-so-BBQ. Moving on…
Last week we were introduced to Kathryn. I knew there was a connection between her and Faye but didn’t know if they had actually met. I liked Kathryn and decided to include her in the “BBQ” I was planning. OK, as I said in my interview, I am never using that term again. Not even if we are making hamburgers and hot dogs.
BULLSHIT! Kyle knew there was more than just a mere “connection” between Kathryn. I am sure as soon as she was given Kathryn’s name as a prospective HW she was on Google.
Regarding my attire, I choose whatever I feel is most flattering at the time. That can be jeans dressed up to a nice dinner or a dress at home for a casual night. In other words, thin days and chubby days are what determines what I wear. These girls all always look gorgeous, and I know they don’t care who wears what.
The whole commentary about wardrobe was comical this week. Yolanda certainly knew by now that a casual BBQ was never really casual. She is still making a point by coming to events in her street clothes with no make-up. You go girl! I am running to Dollar General in about 5 mins. I put on my Oil of Olay moisturizer this morning and I brushed my teeth. I am wearing comfy pants I bought at Costco and my Wicked t-shirt I purchased at the show probably 7 years ago. Oh, and my hair is tied in a knot.
In regards to Yolanda’s children, she had already told me personally that they both have Lyme disease. What Lisa was saying didn’t make sense, frankly. I was taken aback, and it was obviously confusing. While Lisa seemed annoyed I questioned what she said (I do regret asking too much), she said it. And although she said, “I don’t want to talk about it,” she already had. It was out there.
Well, yes, Lisa opened her mouth and said something she shouldn’t have and Kyle caught her in that moment and made sure her words were captured.
Despite Faye and Kathryn’s obvious connection, I didn’t think it would be an issue as this was something that happened over 20 years ago and was a time that Faye rarely speaks of. This was a very painful time for many, and it’s not exactly something anyone wants to reminisce about.
I was surprised that Kathryn made a beeline for Faye at the dinner table. Kathryn and I have only met once before, and she accepted my invitation to dinner in my home knowing Faye is a close friend.
BULLSHIT! Did Kathryn make a beeline for Faye? I didn’t see that. I saw her purposely brush her off immediately after being introduced.
While I did not personally choose where the place cards went, I have to take responsibility since it is my home. Although, I’m not sure that would have changed the outcome anyway.
Um, Hosting 101 would say in probably chapter 2 that you should not seat guests that have written nasty things about other guests within 4 feet of each other. I don’t believe for one second that Kyle didn’t draw out a map of who sits where guaranteeing that Kathryn and Faye would be sitting directly across from each other. I am actually shocked Faye would still want to be friends with Kyle after putting her in this situation…unless, this was all a way for Faye to become relevant?
Lisa Vanderpump also had some choice words for Faye in her interviews. I think to be going on about this THIS many years after an event that was WAY blown out of proportion is a bit much. It’s time to move on from that.
I don’t think it is really up to Kyle how long a person can hold a grudge ESPECIALLY when the “offender” never properly apologizes for their behavior.
The person that they speak of is not the Faye I know. Faye is a kind, compassionate and loving person. She is a friend that will never let you down. An “aunt” to my children that has never missed a play or special event for them.
Does Kyle live in a world of rose colored glasses? I don’t know Faye personally (obviously), but what I do know make me want to clean my eyes out with Formula 409 every time I see her on my show! She just makes me feel dirty!
Faye is an easy target and always pre-judged. If people actually met her, they would be surprised. I have always been a good judge of character and would not have had this person in my life this many years if she weren’t the person that she is.
And now Faye is a martyr. I imagine many people don’t want to meet her because they heard Caroline Manzo say, “When you hang around with garbage, you start to stink.” And Kyle priding herself on being a good judge of character? Really? I can say I am the Queen of England but that doesn’t mean I get a crown.
“Things Are Clearly Tense”
Erika managed to write all her thoughts in 187 words. I imagine she is great on twitter!
My heart really goes out to Eileen in this episode. To lose such an important person in your life is unimaginable. I really hope Eileen is able to find some peace in knowing that she was a loving sister and has honored Connie’s memory so beautifully.
I really do hope Eileen found some peace on this vacation and that her niece is able to move forward knowing her mother loves her and her aunt will do anything for her.
Kyle’s “barbecue” (dinner party) was really pretty but things certainly got interesting. Bella and Anwar’s Lyme disease was mentioned during dinner out of the company of Yolanda. It would have been more appropriate to ask Yolanda herself rather than someone else after Yolanda had turned in for the evening. As mothers we should all be sensitive to talking about one another’s children–especially if they are facing challenges of any kind.
While I agree with Erika’s statement, I do wonder a little why she didn’t speak up and shut down the conversation. In these situations, I wonder if cast members are told they are not allowed to “shut down” conversations or if they are so dumb-struck that they don’t know how to speak up.
Things are clearly tense between Kathryn and Faye. It’s sad that they are brought together by a tragedy that occurred over two decades ago. I’m sure had they met on different terms they might be friends, as I find them both smart and genuinely kind women. While many things were said, I can tell this is still an unresolved situation and is certainly not the end of conversation for these two.
I’m not sure that Kathryn would be friends with Faye if they had met in another situation.