The whole episode of Real Housewives in Paris Part 2 revolves around a fear for Kim’s relapse. Kim got a rhinoplasty and the women fear that she is abusing her pain medication. Kim was a former alcoholic and is currently in recovery. This episode shows a lot of dirty laundry aired and it is very unclear if Kim is “just being Kim” or if there is something deeper. It’s uncomfortable to watch the producers compile together footage of the women speculating and being catty. The first 20 minutes of the episode could be spared.
Meanwhile, Mauricio and Ken are showing a very cute side of the men’s time on the trip. Mauricio and Ken got in an argument earlier this season about what each man would do if facing a lawsuit. Now, they’re chilling out on a bus trip and having a blast together in Paris. The difference between the mens’ argument and the womens’ lasting grudges are a true attribute to the show’s producer-canned drama. Where the cameras don’t linger, the arguments settle down.
The women participate in a true Parisian cooking class. Many sexual innuendos ensue. I feel like I’m in home economics at high school again. Kyle draws a heart for Mauricio’s meal. Yolanda writes her husbands initials (even though he’s not there… how sweet, I really mean creepy and dependent.) Brandi writes “F.U.” with her cherry sauce. That was my favorite one.
Lisa is being extremely uncomfortable, pulling people aside to talk about Kim’s hypothetical relapse. Kim is obviously within an earshot. Yolanda isn’t having it- and she tells Lisa “We’re finished talking about that.” Yolanda is so drama-free, it’s almost refreshing. Brandi and Kim are having a conversation about how Kim wishes her sister would not baby her. Kim clearly feels embarrassed.
The ladies go shopping and have a discussion about Kim’s discomfort. Kim feels victimized and the women decide that she should speak with Lisa about their differences. They are clearly setting up the reunion show to make Lisa the “mean girl.” Kim opens up about being vulnerable and frightened about her sobriety but assures the ladies that she is keeping strong.
In true Mauricio fashion, he notices Kim in the store and bought her the handbag that she was eyeing up. He expresses his pride in his sister-in-law for maintaining sobriety and hands her the gift. It was one of the few very genuine and precious moments of this episode. Best brother-in-law ever.. or husband ever! He goes on a segway tour with his partner in crime Ken. At this point, I just want to join them. The camera should follow them around more.
Kyle then goes to a confrontational discussion with Lisa atop the Eiffel Tower. Lisa has no idea why she is being confronted because she loves acting oblivious. Their entire conversation reminds me of why I don’t miss junior high school, so excuse the zoning out.
Yes, back to the segway tour! This is high quality entertainment. Ken asks Mauricio if they should go up to the ladies in the Eiffel Tower and Mauricio says they should just go. Good call, Mauricio.
Oh boy, we’re back to the argument. This friendship is such a flip flop. Kyle immaturely says “I’ve been replaced” in reference to Brandi’s newfound friendship with Lisa. What is going ON on the Eiffel Tower!?! Kyle starts crying and says “You still didn’t say you love me!,” demanding that Lisa repeats that she loves her. This is getting more and more uncomfortable. Meanwhile, arch-nemeses Kim and Brandi are talking about their love lives. This show is just getting twisted. But hey, it’s Beverly Hills.
Can we get more Mauricio? Preferably beachside? Just kidding, but I’m not really kidding.