'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Recap: We'll Always Have Paris
'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Recap: We'll Always Have Paris
Jennifer Lind-Westbrook
Jennifer Lind-Westbrook
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Tonight on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the ladies try to enjoy some of the delights that Paris has to offer, but find themselves distracted by Kim's behavior. Kim must atone for her sins during last year's group trip to Hawaii. Lisa acts like a mean girl. Kim and Kyle spend some quality time together. Lisa and Kyle finish beating a dead horse.

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Ahhh, Paris -- the City of Love. Two couples are spending their first morning in the city simply strolling and taking in the sights. Yolanda and Brandi nostalgically look back on their modeling days while Mauricio and Kyle celebrate their love with a local tradition. Kyle does admit that her sister's erratic behavior the previous evening is still in the back of her mind.

Speaking of Kim, she is spending a few hours shopping with the Vanderpumps. A menage a trois is certainly a common occurrence in Paris. Kim babbles about how little time she has spent with the couple in the past and how much she enjoyed their company the few times they've been together. Lisa notes that Kim seems more coherent than she was the previous evening but that she's still rambling. Ken inquires about Kim's relationship with Kyle. Kim says that when she went into rehab, her sister was very supportive. However, since she has returned, the two don't really talk. Kim feels that Kyle is being courteous but insincere. Kim tells Lisa that her sister has changed, that Kyle isn't the same person. That may be true, but nobody can deny that Kim has spent much of her life looking at her sister through beer goggles.

 Kim expresses anger at Kyle for her part in their inability to communicate. It is hard to miss that in the midst of this conversation; it sounds as if Kim is slurring her words. Lisa asks if Kyle has indicated to Kim that she thinks their relationship is changing. We never get an answer because it begins to drizzle and Kim is distracted by someone on a bicycle. Lisa does suggest to Kim that this trip might be a good time to approach the subject with her sister.

Ken and Lisa spend the afternoon sightseeing with Yolanda. The "Dutch Dynamo," as I have nicknamed her, says she worries about Kim. Ken felt that Kim seemed medicated during the time they spent with her earlier in the day. It turns out that Kim is taking prescription medications to aid in her recovery. They collectively agree to keep an eye on Kim, and the conversation finally moves in a more positive direction. It turns out the ladies are all going to be taking a cooking class that evening.

Later, as the women exit the hotel to go to their class, they all of a sudden look around, wondering, "Where's Kim?" Like they didn't notice she wasn't in the elevator or standing in the lobby. Yolanda volunteers to go up and get her, but Kyle decides to try and call her flaky sibling first. Flashbacks of the trip to Hawaii pop up, and Lisa mentions having feelings of deja vu. Apparently, she doesn't answer, so Yolanda, who is on the verge of a panic attack, and Lisa head up to Kim's room. They persistently knock and call Kim's name. Eventually, Kim answers. Yolanda and Kyle are relieved to see that Kim has just overslept and not overdosed. They tell her to hurry, and they'll meet downstairs.

Now the women pile into a van and wait some more. There isn't a rehab for flakiness and consistent tardiness. Kim finally appears, looking and sounding refreshed. She explains that she's jet-lagged, which is a perfectly plausible excuse. But Lisa pounces, asking Kim if she had taken any sleeping pills. She also asks Kim how long she passed out for as opposed to how long was her nap. The two then dispute how much time they spent together that day and when they parted ways. Kim resents the implication that she spent the day holed up in her hotel room doing God knows what.

By the time they reach their destination, Kim is in tears. Brandi, Yolanda and Lisa go ahead while Kim tries to collect herself. She's understandably upset with Lisa. She tries to reassure her sister that this "is not history repeating itself." She's referring, of course, to the infamous trip to Hawaii during most of which Kim was MIA. Against Brandi's advice, Lisa heads back out to the car to rally the remainder of the troops. Kim tells Lisa that she wants to talk to her sister.

Instead of taking the hint, Lisa continues to push to cancel the event. Eventually, she gets the hint and goes back inside. Lisa thought her comments were light-hearted and doesn't understand Kim's sensitivity. Lisa should recognize that someone in recovery might be fragile, and Kim is very meek and mild-mannered (with the exception of Taylor's birthday party) compared to her sister.. All is well that ends sort-of-well when the sisters finally put the drama on hold long enough to take one stupid cooking class.

The next day, while Ken and Mauricio enjoy a romantic segway tour of the city, Kyle and Lisa have a chilly confrontation atop the Eiffel Tower. Kyle complains that despite her attempts to move forward, she feels Lisa is holding a grudge. If Lisa isn't capable of giving the relationship a second chance, Kyle wants to know. Lisa tells her that the relationship has changed because of hurtful things Kyle has said and her decision not to come to her defense on multiple occasions. Lisa questions Kyle on how she can expect things to be the way they once were when Kyle is constantly saying things to her like she holds grudges and is manipulative. Kyle also tells Lisa that she feels she's been replaced by Brandi. This, of course, puts Brandi's panties in a minor twist. The conversation ends with hugs and tears, but the bottom line is that in Lisa's mind, there is no going back.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Mondays at 8pm on Bravo.

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