Who’s livin’ large and who’s been relegated to the pool house? We rank The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Episode 6, “Let the Games Begin,” in our weekly Power Rankings. Let the countdown begin!
Last week: 8
Here’s why: Sorry, Dana — looks like you’re in the basement for two weeks running! Of course, that’s what happens when you throw a game night that goes horrifically wrong in every possible way, and you really do nothing to right the ship. Hiding behind Taylor isn’t gonna make things better, sweetie. (And the only time it’s acceptable to blab about who you’re wearing is when you’re talking to Joan and Melissa Rivers on a red carpet.)
Last week: 7
Here’s why: We’d been complaining that Kim hasn’t showed up to the big social events much this season, but she made her presence known big time this week. Then again, when all you really do is retreat to the bathroom to gossip about others, or tell someone whom you just met that you don’t want to be on their team... maybe you just should have stayed home for this event, too? (And a note to Kim: Brad Pitt can do a lot of things, but as far as we know, rapping is not yet one of them.)
Last week: 6
Here’s why: Brandi was put in a tough position from the beginning of game night, since Kyle and Kim clearly weren’t trying to welcome her into the group. But then Brandi just couldn’t control her big mouth (and that’s sorta becoming a theme, wouldn’t you agree?). Also, did Brandi really think that Valentino and Dana are besties? Come on, Brandi — you know better than that!
Last week: 1
Here’s why: Talk about a fall from grace, as Kyle was number one just a mere week ago! That said, out of all the key participants in that game-night melee, Kyle ranks at the top, in large part because it was nice to see her having Kim’s back (unlike last season). But next time, instead of screaming at someone and calling her a slut, perhaps the sisters can find a different way to bond, like maybe a trip to the movies?
Last week: 3
Here’s why: She generally stayed above their fray this week, as her main contribution was teaching Dana about what a microwave is. (Welcome to the ‘80s, Dana!) Then again, any fight in which Taylor doesn’t chime in and threaten to pull an Oklahoma should probably be seen as a success.
Here’s why: Kudos to Adrienne for knowing just which events to skip. And why is it that when Brandi is hanging out with Adrienne, she seems completely level-headed and civilized? Adrienne just brings out the best in people, we suppose. (And between the dessert overload at Dana’s, and the milkshake outing that Adrienne and Brandi take, we were about to go into a diabetic coma by just watching this episode!)
Last week: 5
Here’s why: We never thought we’d say this, but out of everyone at game night, it was Camille of all people who came off as the most sensible! She acknowledged Kyle and Kim’s cattiness, but still knew not to take sides in public. Go ahead and eat that entire meringue puff, Camille — you earned it!
Last week: 4
Here’s why: Who knew it would take Lisa this long to land her first number one in Season 2? Normally, we wouldn’t give someone the top spot who skipped the main social activity, but Lisa had far more important things on her mind than guessing the name’s of Kyle’s celebrity ex-boyfriends. We’re still not sure why she wouldn’t let Ken toast Pandora’s engagement, but we assume that Ken has gotten used to that sort of thing by now.