Alex, hello and thanks for another great recap. Now, here is my take, which is way off the beaten path--I do and have felt sorry for Adrienne for most of the season because of the way the fans talk to her and about her on the Bravo blogs. she is a human being, woman, mother and has done nothing as evil or harmful as people proclaim ad nauseom. I am not a fan of her, even in the first season when she was the favorite, I found her dull.
As for Yolanda, it is one thing for her to confront someone who she believes is gossiping about her, but it is quite another for her to start this confrontation completely on her own accord, unnecessarily at a lovely event. She preaches that people should confront their offender directly so this was not her fight. She at the very most could have gone to Marissa and told her that she needed to confront Brandi about the inappropriate text in private, and if she was unwillingly to do that then Yolanda would go "tatttletell" on her, which is what she chose to do. Yet hardly anyone has called her "potstirrer", that monicer reserved exclusively for Kyle who is also regularly and unfailrly attacked on the blogs. The rules are Lisa, Brandi and Yolanda are perfect, no matter what they say on the show or interviews. Kyle, Adrienne and Kim all need to be kicked off the show for being most hated. As for Faye, I think some people's heads are going to explode.
I have pointed out inconsistencies in what Brandi says from one person to another whether on the show or in interviews, and her fans cuss me out. I do not call names of use vulgar language about her or anyone else, but they sure do.
Even Mary on "Reality Tea" writes with such a slant. it just has me feeling bad for Adrienne and Kyle and now it looks like Marissa has been kicked out of the cool club by the fans. If a beautiful, single woman who was just getting to know my husband socially sent a text like this to me and wrote what Brandi has in her blogs about my marriage I would be FURIOUS , and I would hope I would have a few friends who would sypathize with my predicament. that's what would happen in REAL HOUSEWIFE land!