‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Recap: An Intervention And Confrontation For Taylor

Is Taylor Armstrong headed for a nervous breakdown? That seems to be the question to viewers and her friends alike on this season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as she tries to put the pieces of her life back together after the suicide of her estranged husband.

On last week’s episode, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards were taken aback as they spoke to a slightly inebriated Taylor, who seemed clueless on daughter Kennedy’s whereabouts, while she prepared to leave town with her new beau. Luckily for Taylor, her little girl was in the care of Kyle for the weekend. Nonetheless, the Richards sisters were flabbergasted by the lack of concern.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t viewed Monday’s episode, “The Real Housewives of Paris, Part Un.”

Kim decided, with back up from Kyle, it was time someone told Taylor the hard truth about her actions as of late. Kyle wasn’t so sure they should poke their nose into Taylor’s affairs, but Kim insisted as a person who suffered from addiction. She felt Taylor needed to have a chat before things took a nasty turn. The sisters visited Casa de Armstrong to confront their pal about her questionable behavior.

Once Kyle and Kim met with Taylor, Kim didn’t pull back with Ms. Armstrong over her recent antics. She let her know she can see the signs of an addict from a mile away and wondered if she had a drinking problem.

Taylor admitted she drank a little bit to ease the pain of losing Russell along with her legal and financial woes. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that a major red flag for someone who’s starting to have a problem?

Kim hammered home her point of being concerned about Taylor darting off to Colorado to be with her mystery man, while her daughter’s wellbeing seemed to be an afterthought. Taylor maintained it was a mix up with her mom and nanny, and things were sorted out. Why is it the more Taylor’s grilled about an issue, she always has another excuse ready? A tearful Kyle asked Taylor if she could stop drinking on her own to forget her problem and Taylor agreed. I get Taylor’s been through hell and back, but booze isn’t the way. Here’s hoping she finally gets back on track.

Later, Yolanda Foster hosted a party to show off the decorating skills she used at her ex-husband’s fantabulous home. Kyle, along with Taylor, Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville and Marisa Zanuck attended the bash to bask in Yolanda’s handiwork. Just when Taylor thought her intervention was over, Yolanda pulled her to the side to have her own little discussion.

Since her debut, Yolanda is quick to say whatever is on her mind and cut through all the childish antics which surround her co-stars/friends. Without mincing words, Yolanda asked Taylor what her beef was with her. Taylor claimed she had no ill will toward her and Yolanda was misinformed.

Taylor, seriously? Is that the lie you’re going to use? The moment Yolanda invited you to her home, you nitpicked on everything in sight. Now, she comes to you head on and you feign ignorance? Moral of the story is you just don’t come for Yolanda and not expect her to come on right back.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Kyle, Lisa and Yolanda all being in Paris at the same time and planning an entire trip for the rest of the group. Only in Beverly Hills.

Thank you, TV gods.: Taylor deciding to nix the Paris trip to stay home with her daughter. She needs to focus on herself and her little girl, not jet set.

Awk-ward: Marisa discussing how she admits to wanting to sleep with other men while her husband listens on. Not interested in being a fly on the wall for that chat.

Hotness: Giggy in St. Tropez! Best dressed dog in the country.

Fab-u-lous: The get ups the ladies wore at Yolanda’s party. All that for a interior decorating unveiling? How chic.

Can. Not. Wait.: To see the remainder of the Paris trip. Drama always follows a housewives vacation.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 8.5

Does Taylor have a drinking problem? Was Taylor copping out to her issues with Yolanda? Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe

Below: Marisa Zanuck dishes on this season of RHOBH.

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