TAYLOR ARMSTRONG Ranking: 7 (out of 7) Last week: 6 (out of 6) Here’s why: Taylor didn’t do much this week, other than refer to Brandi as “toxic,” which seems a bit uncalled for. Then again, maybe we should just be relieved that Taylor and Brandi weren’t the ones to go at it this week.
ADRIENNE MALOOF Ranking: 6 Last week: 4 Here’s why: We don’t think Adrienne had malicious intent in mentioning that Kim was crying, but we do kinda wish that she had phrased it in a more delicate way. However, we give her much credit for offering Lisa an apology and not making a scene when Lisa didn’t return the favor. Let’s hope these two continue to move forward.
YOLANDA FOSTER Ranking: 5 Last week: 2 Here’s why: We’re liking Yolanda’s laid-back vibe, as she laughs at the fact that the other women are dressed to the nines at a mountainous destination like Ojai. And Yolanda’s relationship with Kim is continuing to warm our hearts. Keep it up, you two!
LISA VANDERPUMP Ranking: 4 Last week: 3 Here’s why: Should Lisa have apologized to Adrienne? Adrienne definitely thinks so, and that might have been the magnanimous thing to do. Still, Lisa impresses us by going out of her way to help Brandi this week and boost her confidence. And judging by Brandi’s concerns over her thumb wrinkles, it seems that Brandi’s confidence could definitely use the boost.
BRANDI GLANVILLE Ranking: 3 Last Week: N/A Here’s why: Sure, Brandi went a little overboard with her harsh comment to Adrienne. But throughout the rest of the episode, she showed why we love her so much this season. She was hilarious with her literary agent (sober soldiers!), she was self-deprecating at Lisa’s photo shoot, and she was honest and forthright in pouring her heart out to Kim. The outburst to Adrienne kept Brandi from the top spot, but otherwise, we’re liking what we see from her.
KYLE RICHARDS Ranking: 2 Last week: 5 Here’s why: Kyle had an impressive week, as it’s always nice to see her bond with her daughters. We also like that she did her best to include everyone in conversation — as in her question for Camille about Kelsey’s tattoo — and that she said such nice things to Brandi about LeAnn probably being jealous of her. Way to bounce back from last week, Kyle.
KIM RICHARDS Ranking: 1 Last week: 1 Here’s why: What the heck is going on here? If you had told us last season that Kim — who never once reached the top spot in Season 2 — would actually spend back-to-back weeks at the top in Season 3, we would have said you were crazy. And yet Kim has been totally impressing us lately, between organizing the trip to Ojai, allowing Brandi to come, and then opening up about her struggles. We’re loving this new Kim.