kim and ken greet lisa on arrival at SUR (sorry about the poor quality)
I have more empathy for former child star Kim Richards than most, but, in watching this episode, I realize the Kim we have come to know is totally gone. She is infinitely worse off mentally than she was in Hawaii, as impossible as that seems. No wonder Bravo covered its collective ass by sending her to rehab before these episodes, especially this one, aired.
During this episode, it is revealed that sister Kyle Richards has had no contact with her since Hawaii, June 29, and this episode was filmed sometime between the end of July and September.
Her behavior is like an out of body experience of some sort, she has become a drug-filled zombie. She is unable to get ready for what was obviously supposed to be the finale episode, despite having a hotel room close to the event and Ken Blumenfeld’s prodding. She is unable to keep her hands still, her sentences are mostly nonsensical.
When they arrive at SUR, Adrienne Maloof is the first to notice that something is terribly wrong. They go off to the bathroom and Kim complains about Ken, but by now you realize Kim is so delusional that nothing she says can be taken as the truth.
They leave the bathroom and Adrienne immediately goes to find Kyle, saying she should see about her sister. Kyle questions Kim closely, to no avail, Kim is totally unable to make sense. That’s when Kim says she’s three months late. Kim is too out of it to understand that this is probably the first sign of menopause. At 48, extremely underweight, on drugs, a slightly early menopause is a 100% possibility.
As Dr. Sophy and Taylor arrive, Kim locks herself into the bathroom again, verbally abusing Ken as he tries to get her out. He talks to Mauricio Umansky’s mother, Dr. Estella, who is finally able to get her out.
It’s all so sorry and sad. She’s out of rehab, reportedly at the Betty Ford Center, as of last week. Half-sister Kathy Hilton is parading her around in an attempt to fool Bravo into thinking she’s alright.
Other highlights from this episode
- Lisa asks an ex-girlfriend of Eddie Cibrian to leave, at the request of Brandi Glanville. This is one of the women Eddie was seeing while still married to Brandi. (Note to Leann Rimes..once a cheater……)
- RuPaul was there, in a short scene with Dr. Paul Nassif
- Speaking of D-listers, of course Faye Resnick was there
- No sign of Dana Wilkey at the party