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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Power Rankings for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2, Episode 16: “Uninvited”

Who’s livin’ large and who’s been relegated to the pool house? We rank The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for “Uninvited” in our weekly Power Rankings. Let the countdown begin!

Ranking: 8
Last week’s ranking: 7
Here’s why: It was nice to see Kim excited to introduce everyone to her boyfriend Ken Blumenfeld at the White Party, so it’s really a shame that the night had to be sullied by her ugly behavior toward Brandi. And we can’t help pointing out that, earlier in the episode, Kim had actually been telling her daughters to keep any mean comments about Ken to themselves. If only Kim had followed her own advice when it came time for that showdown with Brandi!

Ranking: 7
Last week: 8
Here’s why: After landing in last place in each of her six previous times on this list (ouch!), Dana’s finally out of the basement! Okay, so second-to-last place isn’t exactly a reason to pop champagne bottles, but it’s something. And sure, she was as goofy as ever this week (showing off her pics with Brandi; grabbing Kim’s boobs), but we liked that she told Kim to give Brandi a chance. Maybe we’ll soon see Dana in the top spot? (Okay, let’s not get carried away.)

Ranking: 6
Last week: 4
Here’s why: All season long, there has been a lack of communication between Taylor and the other women, and this week was certainly no exception. If only Taylor had spoken to the other women before arriving at the party, much of this drama could have been avoided. And we can’t imagine that Taylor and Russell’s limo ride back home was a fun one. (If that were us, we’d be busting into that vodka immediately!)

Ranking: 5
Last week: 6
Here’s why: It’s rough that Camille had to receive what was apparently an angry and threatening email from Russell. However, Camille then had it pretty easy for the rest of the episode, as she was able to just enjoy the party and avoid all the drama surrounding Taylor’s arrival. Nicely done, Camille — you deserve that glass of champagne.

Ranking: 4
Last week: 3
Here’s why: Another respectable showing from Brandi. Yes, she was somewhat responsible for allowing that flap with Kim to escalate, but we mostly admire that she was able to stay so level-headed as Kim went off. Of course, we don’t envy the job of whoever had to censor out Brandi’s string of a million f-bombs. Give that person a raise!

Ranking: 3
Last week: 2
Here’s why: Adrienne is typically quite diplomatic, but she and Paul were both pretty riled up this week, as they were convinced that Taylor was in on that email. Still, it’s certainly hard to know how to react to a situation like that, and Adrienne does have a way of righting the ship. And speaking of Paul, are we really supposed to believe that he doesn’t know how to use his copier (as we saw at the start of the episode)?

Ranking: 2
Last week: 5
Here’s why: As a hostess, it’s never a classy move to rescind someone’s invitation, but it was clear that Kyle was distraught about having to do so to Taylor. And we feel for Kyle, who had done an amazing job of planning for this fab party that no one could enjoy. But we love when Kyle is able to laugh at herself, like when she jokes that her chandelier may crash on someone at any moment. (Now that is something that would justify a lawsuit.)

Ranking: 1
Last week: 1
Here’s why: It’s hard for anyone to emerge unscathed after this episode, but Lisa still wowed us yet again — for the third straight week! It’s nice to see Lisa’s unwavering support for Taylor, as Lisa was convinced that Taylor might not have known about the email. And it was hilarious to see Lisa dancing with wedding planner (not to mention frenemy) Kevin Lee while the band played. Who else agrees with us that Lisa would be perfect for Dancing With the Stars?

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12.26.2011 / 09:30 PM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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