Reunited… and, boy oh boy, did it NOT feel so good for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Wednesday night.
Getting together with one another via Zoom, the women of this beloved Bravo franchise mostly ganged up on Denise Richards during part one of the annual reunion special.
Indeed, the women may have been coming to us from the comfort of their own homes.
But Richards — whose feud with Brandi Glanville was at the center of the entire explosive season — was made to feel most uncomfortable throughout the fiery hour.
Was there some coverage of Kyle Richards and Garcelle Beauvais’ rivalry? And how many of Sutton Stracke’s remarks rubbed the cast members the wrong way?
Come on now, though… we all tuned in for Denise, right?
At one point, Erika Jayne took Richards to task for how she talked about intercourse in front of everyone’s husbands, relaying a story from many episodes ago.
“You opened with, ‘He still has a big penis.’
“That was, like, the first thing out of your mouth at your own barbeque with your own children sitting right there,” Jayne said to Richards.
“It comes out of your mouth first. You set the tone. … The only thing is really frustrating.”
As the topic was revisited during the reunion, Richards asked “when was the last time we’ve ever talked about sex” with their spouses around around.
At this, Jayne and Teddi Mellencamp-Arroyave in particular noted Denise actually brought up Aaron’s manhood at the infamous pizza party, setting the precedent for the evening.
“You bring up your husband’s penis almost every show!” exclaimed Lisa Rinna.
From there, Teddi and Erika said they thought Richards was trying to make them look “like assholes” by complaining about them talking about sex around her children.
“I think she was trying to make us as a group look bad.
“We had our table, their table, we always have adult conversations, that’s what we do as a group, and then all of a sudden we’re penalized for that?” said Jayne.
Richards was aghast. And dumbfounded. She said she was never actually upset by any of this chatter.
Rinna then told the women they were being “gaslit” by Richards, alleging her rival made a mountain out of a molehill for something her own daughter — who says she overheard the threesome talk — “didn’t care” about. “
She laughed,” Rinna said of 16-year-old Sami Sheen. “She said her friends laughed!”
The tension only intensified when the Zoom talk turned to a Tweet Richards liked amid the feud, saying Rinna was a racist who should be fired.
The Tweet read as follows:
“Absolutely fire @LisaRinna. She’s not only a bully but she claims she’s not racist.
“There’s proof in photos and this says otherwise. Go pat your puss somewhere else and take Erika Jayne with you. Has @ErikaJayne apologized to Sami and Lola yet??? Or to @Denise_Richards?”
Richards’ defense for Liking this controversial message?
She did it by accident.
“Denise, you liked the tweet and in liking the tweet, it says everything,” an irate Rinna fired back.
“You did it in a public forum! You liked a tweet like that, that was so vile and so nasty, you knew exactly what you were doing. Don’t you f–k around a lie to me about it.”
When Richards asked why she deleted her Like in that case, Rinna hadd a response.
“Because you got called out!” she said, “Because Bravo f–king called you and said take it down. F–king shut up. Denise, you lie, lie, lie, lie, lie.”
Rinna continued to simply go off against Richards when the actress claimed her daughters don’t watch the program and have only heard things about it from their friends.
“Bulls-it! Your kids watch the show, bulls-it!” she yelled. “Then their friends watch it and tell them!”
The reunion concluded with Andy Cohen asking Richards whether she was “consciously trying” to change her image this season after her racy debut.
“No, I felt really uncomfortable early on in this season with the women, where I felt like I was on the receiving end of being a target,” respondedd Richards.
“Here’s the thing that I am confused by, agree to disagree and move on from it.
“I wasn’t the one who kept bringing it up every single dinner.”
We’ll give the final word (of just part one!) here to a fired up Rinna:
“Yes you were! Gaslighting, gaslighting, let’s have some gaslighting!
“That’s what I have to say about all this bullshit. All gaslighting.”