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'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 1, Episode 9 Recap

by Rebecca Adler Warren, posted Dec 17th 2010 10:30AM
'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' - 'The Dinner Party From Hell'['The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'- 'Dinner Party From Hell']

On this week's episode of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' Camille tried to unite her sisters in superficiality by throwing a dinner party at her house. To round out the group she invited her BFF Deidre and the real woman behind the TV show 'Medium.' As if we needed a psychic to predict how this meal would play out.

Camille claimed from the start that she wanted to make amends, let bygones be bygones and fire up her pizza oven. And before the crazy sh*t-slinging commenced, the party looked divine. There were cocktails and a wait staff and Camille's friend Allison, who can sense the presence of your dead grandmother and the M.O. of your standard serial killer. Allison is creepy and maniacal-the perfect addition to an already fraught dinner party.

The ladies pulled up to Camille's house in stretch limos and passed around swimming pool-sized cocktails before sitting down to eat. Everyone seemed intent on getting along, especially Kyle, who came bearing gifts and her longtime friend Faye Resnick, of the OJ Simpson trial fame.

The medium insisted throughout the night that she was off the clock, but it quickly became clear that she was providing the evening's entertainment. "It's Saturday!" she announced, raising her glass as the women sat down to eat. "You see, I'm still young, so when Saturday comes I'm like yeah!" Starting the evening out with a snide comment? It's easy to see how this woman's is Camille's friend. Then Allison complimented everyone on being alpha females, her favorite types of females. "You're, like, intelligent and pretty. You're like, alpha." And how.

Even as the medium's eyes began to turn into evil black holes, I wanted to believe Camille's good intentions-she plays the part of the happy hostess so well. But why invite two outsiders into a group of women you're trying to get in good with. Why invite a psycho, wannabe mob boss/Dr. Evil/Cruella de Vil character to what's supposed to be a nice, relaxed event?

And so sure enough the pleasant conversation turned venomous and the party unraveled. It was like the verbal equivalent of the blur you see out a zooming train window-almost impossible to decipher where things began and how they would end. Let's try to break down the breakdown:

Camille took the first shot by zeroing in on Faye Resnick. Who is this woman, she wondered aloud? Where do I know her? Is she a personality like the rest of us? Kyle explained that Faye is her bestest friend, but Camille knew better than that: "Oh, you know how I know her," she said brightly. "I saw her naked in Playboy. She posed naked after the O.J. trial," she said pointing at the woman like a witness picking out the defendent. Camille accused her of spreading her legs and being morally corrupt. Of course, Camille has posed for Playboy as well, except she was carefully covered in lingerie. Camille is fond of claiming that women are jealous of her, but I have a feeling she dreams of getting naked for Hef.

Then we met the surprise dinner party guest, Mr. Electronic Cigarette. The medium was all over this device like it was the source of all of her powers. I don't know about you, but I didn't think for one second that she was trying to quit smoking with the help of technology.

The ladies were easily seduced by Allison's effortless cool, and they begged to sample her psychic abilities-especially after she said she had been on Oprah and studied by a scientist. Lisa wanted to know if her grandmother was in the room, but Allison warned that she, like a cigarette, is a drug. Once you get one taste, you want more. Oh Allison, you're such a tease!

"If somebody's husband is cheating on them, she'll know," Camille said about Allison's superpowers. Ugh, Allison must not be very good at her craft. But she is super skilled in mean girl rhetoric. She turned to Kyle and announced that Mauricio will never fulfill her and as soon as her kids grow up they'll have nothing in common. Them's fightin' words, and so they did.

Everyone started screaming about the events in New York and what Kyle and Faye could do with their two legs (walk away) and the purpose of bringing Faye to the party (Camille and the medium insisted it was an ambush). The medium smized and squinted at the women. Sometimes she looked like she had gunk in her eyes, other times I'm pretty sure she was saying 'who gonna check me boo!' with her retinas.

Finally, Taylor had had enough. "Enough!" she shouted at housewives as she got up from the table to signal it was time to go. Everyone seemed relieved to see the evening end, except for Camille, who I caught grinning with pleasure at the catfight that had erupted around her. Something tells me this was the result she had wanted all along: more proof that women are made crazy with envy by her.


• "Now that I have an American driver's license, every time I get stopped I'm going to have a much harder time talking my way out of it." -Lisa channeling Alicia Silverstone in 'Clueless'

• "I hate to leave you tonight you little sex monster!" -Lisa saying goodbye to her dog Giggy

• "I collect lingerie. For me it's like candy. Then I can prance around by myself in front of the mirror and make myself feel really good cuz I'm alone all the time anyway." -Camille

• "Lingerie? I thought the whole point of Playboy was no lingerie." -Lisa, after hearing about Camille's photos

• "Faye was like a panther prowling through the jungle." -Lisa, on Faye's studied entrance into the fight

• "I have books written on me and by me and a television show based on my life-so you can just take a flying leap!" -Allison

• "I can tell her when she will die and what will happen to her family-I love that about me," Allison says about how she has one up on Kyle.

• "It was a few clowns short of a circus." -Lisa, on the party

• "She came into my home and insulted me. Fool me once-oh pshwa." -Camille channeling George Bush

• "Their friend? They can't even spell friends." -medium Allison on her newest enemies

What did you guys think of the episode? Was Kyle crazy to attend Camille's party in the first place? Was Camille setting a trap for the housewives by inviting her lunatic friend Allison? And how badly were you lusting after Camille's closet, which looked to be the size of a small house?

'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' airs Thursdays,10PM ET on Bravo

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sheron holt

Camille is the devil reincarnated! She is jealous if Kyle. How come her so-called spiritualist did tell her Kelsey was in another love bird's nest? Poor poor tramp. Too bad she can't see her own reflection in the mirrow. Kyle is beautiful/Camille not so!

December 23 2010 at 11:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I can not stand Camille...she is a back stabber and lied about what Kyle had said...I am so happy that Kelsey is divorcing her and maybe she can be replaced on this show...

December 23 2010 at 8:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I also heard that Camille supposedly performed "services" for the Sultan of Brunei. From two different sources, probably true.

December 23 2010 at 5:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Good for Kelsey to get away from Camille like he did..she is..pernicious..just pernicious..and incredibly delusional. Why would anyone be jealous of her? Money can't buy morals (she is all over men like flies on ..), looks (she's not as attractive as she thinks she is, mothering instincts (she had someone else have her kids to save her body, and doesn't seem maternal in the least..has a bunch of nannies to do it for her), or a good marriage (oops..I mean, "what marriage?"). She posed for nude pics in Playboy then calls Resnick "immoral". Camille lives in her own reality, using the old adage that everyone is jealous of her (that is SO high school). She needs to grow up and take her insane friend Allison and check into some psych ward. I hope Kelsey finds real love this time around..and takes his kids away from Camille!

December 22 2010 at 9:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Oh, and don't forget the 13 soft porn films she "starred" in. Camille is one of the most morally corrupt people I've seen on any TV show and that's saying a lot, considering the Salahi's!!

December 23 2010 at 3:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Frances Saint-Simon

Calling Dr. Phil. Camille's extreme passive/agressive behavior is ripe for an intervention. Could Allison be channeling one of the serial killers she allegedly profiled? There's an old saying, it takes one to know one.

December 21 2010 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I can't help but think Kelsey jumped on the opportunity for Camille to do this show since it would truly be unbelievable without seeing Camille in action how very unrealistically vain, basically mean, and self-centered she is. Her friend Allison is her perfect fit. Camille was rude to Faye and to Kyle (what's new) and Allison's behavior made me question why she would be used for any professional purpose.

December 21 2010 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I detest Camille. She starts trouble and then sits back with an innocent smirk. She is not pretty and has had a lot of work done on her face and body. So, who is she to criticize anyone? Why not mention Taylor's fish lips? What hostess incites fighting between her guests? A whack job, thats who.
I bet Kelsey couldn't wait to get away from that crazy bitch. But, now he has to pay her $30 million for the divorce. But, she is nobody in Hollywood.
She drops his name constantly but, he dropped her. Ha! Karma.

December 18 2010 at 2:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Camille is a royal bitch. I can so see why Kelsey is divorcing her. she is pure evil, sitting back & smiling as everyone fights. then she calls Kyle's friend "morally corrupt" for posing in Playboy & makes fun of her 'fake lips & hair extensions. Hey Camille did you forget you did porn? also if you stand too close to a heat source you will melt you have so much silicone in you. I did laugh when she made the statement,right before Allison gave her reading,that for the girls not to be mad if Allison told them one of their husbands were cheating. then after everyone left Camille was laughing at the fact that Kyle's husband loved women...your husband got a girl pregnant & engaged to her BEFORE their divorce was even final. some friend Allison is,she has yet to tell Camille about her impending doom of a marriage. I did find it sick that Allison said she could tell them when they were all going to die & that if their children went missing she was the first one they would call.,

December 17 2010 at 4:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joyce N.

Yes, Kyle was crazy to go to that "party". Camille obviously set it up for the drama she craves. I saw those smiles of satisfaction on Camille's face too. She had said earlier that Allison was "really bad" when she drank too much. So then she feeds those huge drinks to all. Camille was loving her moment in the sun. I almost choked as Allison inferred that Kyle's marriage was in trouble but never said a word about Camille's which was about to explode on the news waves. Guess she's not THAT good at using her "gift". Karma, Camille!

December 17 2010 at 11:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Joyce N.'s comment

You've absolutely summed it up, Joyce N. Told me a lot about Camille. And Allyson reminds me of Flava Flav.

December 20 2010 at 6:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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