We embark at the fabulous SUR lounge as our host Andy greets the SURvers, Lisa Vanderpump and for fun adds, Kristen Doute, and James Kennedy. Which proves this reunion will be interesting from jump street.
Andy starts right into the heavy questions and asks, “Kristen, how did it feel for you to be the pariah of the group and see everybody kind of accepting Jax again?” Kristen responds, “Everyone is still best friends with Jax, when he single-handedly f**ked up every one of their friendships and relationships, and it had nothing to do with me.” Which means Kristen is still believing what she has tried to sell all season. That she is clearly not taking any responsibility for her actions. At least she is consistently whacko.
James shows us early, that he has the first reunion jitters, by actually saying at an awkward moment, “Hot people like f***ing hot people,” as an offered excuse why Jax and Kristen slept together, twice mind you. James may have come out of left field, but managed to wrap this whole betrayal into a gloriously messy bow. Every time James speaks, he gets told to shut up and they treat him, like the Rookie of the group.
Andy switches gears by setting up the Kristen Miami girl situation. As we all remember, Kristen played private detective and found Miami girl on social media. Started texting and investigating the alleged cheating of her ex, Sandoval. Sandoval says,” And I’m wondering, like why you actually brought this girl in when you said she needs to clear her name. Clear her name for what?” Sandoval claims that Miami girl sold the story for money to a tabloid. James once again pops off and clearly doesn’t know what really happened. Sandoval and James bicker like two hens until, Schwartz leaps in to defend Sandoval and says it didn’t happen.
Andy reminds Jax of the horrible break up with Carmen Dickman. Carmen told Jax to grow up and get his crap together, and very well I might add. Andy adds a personal story of his meeting with Carmen at a bar, where he says he offended her because Carmen went up to Andy at a bar, and said,” I’m Jax’s girlfriend.” To which he responded,” Well, that’s a very long list.” Ouch that hurt. Which apparently Carmen didn’t like too much. Thanks Andy we needed a laugh.
As we listen to Jax support the George Clooney lifestyle. Andy jokingly says, “It seems you don’t want to sleep with smart women?” Jax quickly responds with no shame at all, “I don’t think smart women want to sleep with me.” Well I will hand it to Jax, at least he sets it straight for once. We confront what happen in San Diego vs. what happened in Miami, with Sandoval and Jax as they sit visibly uncomfortable with the mention of the subject. Andy slays Tom by saying he said some suspicious things at that dinner in Miami, that made him look guilty. Tom responded that he was sick of Jax “ratting” him out. When Andy asks, “About what?,” Ariana tries to recover her man by saying its more about what he felt Jax has done over a huge length of time their 10 year friendship. Sandoval had squealed on Jax about San Diego, then Jax had blasted in retaliation about Miami girl, like a cornered animal. Jax stares off and seems to not have a problem being morally corrupt. Same ole Jax, different season.
Next it was interesting to hear Lisa Vanderpump say, “Tom and Ariana have worked for me for a long time and they were always accused of having an affair together. And I know for a fact that they weren’t together and weren’t guilty of what she’s accused them of.” Tom and Ariana throw puppy eyes at each other enjoying this comment. Which is clear to see these two really love each other. Kristen, incensed, sticks to her story and truly believes that Ariana and Sandoval had an actual affair while they were together. Tom and Ariana swear they were good friends and leaned on each other during rough times. Then it begins to feel like watching an old scene of Kristen squawking at Sandoval, and Sandoval firing right back. Where we still see Kristen isn’t totally over Sandoval or she wouldn’t care.
Andy bluntly changes the subject, and brings up the infamous John in Miami. He set the record straight and asks Jax, “Did you ever have sexual relations with John?” To which Jax responds firmly,” Absolutely not!” Andy isn’t falling for that one as Jax becomes the butt of the incoming tea from the group.
Then as we face another elephant in the room. Stassi is the clear buildup of a full-blown attack. The seats are shuffled, and the tension mounts as the whole group discusses Stassi. Andy asks Lisa, “Why do you think Stassi has been so tough on Katie?” Lisa feels like Katie should go with her boyfriend and go have fun, and she supports Katie standing up to Stassi. Stassi is introduced, and quickly sits down, and tries to justify walking away from Jax in a frightful manner at the SUR party. Stassi claims Jax lies about people, and she didn’t feel right hanging out with an ex-boyfriend. Jax says he wanted it to be cool between them and friendly. Stassi quickly shoots down this with her boyfriend apparently not wanting her filming or even in the same room with Jax.
All of a sudden as the fighting continues, Sandoval asks Stassi,” Did you call Jax and ask him for money?” Jaws drop as Stassi admits yes, but also contends that she called Jax and asked for money for the holes in the walls she claimed he did. Which also implied that Miss Stassi needed such money. It gets weird and uncomfortable as Kristen begins to defend Stassi as verbal darts are slung right at her. Andy notices it quickly and sharply asks Kristen if her and Stassi are friends now?? The shock hits the crew and viewers alike, as Stassi actually says, “Well she is the only person that would talk to me!” Gulp!
The room goes into a full-blown panic after hearing these two after all this, are now friends. This being the biggest shocker of this reunion, so far. Scheana even steps in and says,”The whole reason she couldn’t be friends with me was because I was friends with Kristen, but now her and Kristen are friends.” It gets heated when Jax freaks on Kristen for her chiming in to defend her new best friend. Jax flips saying, “I have never hated someone so much in my life,” glaring at Kristen. It launches into a group lashing at Stassi, Even to the point she gets Katie going and resentments come spilling out finally saying, ‘You dispose of people like their nothing….. You’re the most selfish person I’ve ever met in my life!” Stassi sits and takes it but guilt is written all over her face. She is strangely composed, as the shock sets in and tension is high.
This wind up to the next part of the “Vanderpump Rules” Reunion, promises to spill your tea and drop your jaw.
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