Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion


Most hours of a Real Housewives reunion special involve yelling. Lots and lots of yelling. And we love them for it. Why else are we settling in for a three hour special meant to reopen old wounds and rehash catty drama if we didn't want all the yelling to challenge just how much our eardrums can handle.

Tonight's second hour of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, however? It was a bit of a different story. Oh, we still loved it. And sure, there was still some yelling. But tonight, it was waterworks central. So, who helped beat back the infamous California drought by shedding a tear or twenty? Let's break it down.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion


Yolanda Hadid

With things kicking off right where we left them last week (read: Lisas Rinna and Vanderpump continuing to spar over who really questioned the validity and severity of Yo's health woes first), we got to relive Yolanda's walk off and breakdown all over again. After regrouping with her health advocate Daisy backstage—and no, we still have no idea what a health advocate does—Yo returned, composed, only to lose it all over again when the women still couldn't stop bickering over the whole mess. "Of course, I'm crying," she said. "It's my life you're talking about."

Tissue Level: Seven out of 10

Kim Richards

Kim stopped by for a visit to breakdown the tumultuous year she had away from the show, including her continued struggle with her sobriety, her arrest, her relationships with her sister Kyle Richards and her nemesis Rinna, and the loss of her ex-husband Monty Brinson. To say that this segment was teary is an understatement. "Watching that with my sister, I think, at times, it has been hard to, to love me," Kim said in one particularly heart-wrenching moment. "I guess it is." Oof.

Tissue Level: 10 out of 10

Kyle Richards

While the hour didn't go too deep on any of Kyle's more dramatic moments this season—unless you count Andy Cohen's brilliant kinda-dig ("Wouldn't be a season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills if we didn't get some splits from Kyle.")—Kyle did get emotional while her sister was sitting next to her on the couch, trying to explain to her that even though she hasn't always liked Kim, she's always loved her.

Tissue Level: Three out of 10

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion


Kathryn Edwards

Kathryn wound up getting quite emotional as Kim spoke about her recovery, which was more than understandable after the sad news she shared during part one of the reunion last week regarding the loss of a nephew to an overdose. At times, it seemed as thought she was crying more over Kim's comments on her rough year than even Kim was.

Tissue Level: Eight out of 10

Lisa Vanderpump

This may have been a Real Housewives first, but LVP actually shed a few tears at the tail end of the episode. After taking it on the nose left, right, and center from Rinna, Yolanda, and then Eileen Davidson (who will not let a very, truly ridiculous slight from way back at the top of the season go when it comes to LVP), Lisa broke down when discussing a startling revelation: She was abused by a boyfriend, physically, when she was 19. The episode ended before we could get the whole story, but Lisa's rare moment of vulnerability took us by rather by surprise.

Tissue Level: Four out of 10

Rinna and Eileen

These two didn't cry because they were too busy either sticking to their Marco Rubio-like talking points (again, AC with the solid zinger aimed at Rinna who couldn't stop writing off some hurtful things she said as "that was then, this was now") or harping on a fight so old, the Munchausen's one we've been bombarded with all season looks refreshing by comparison. Seriously, Eileen, let it go.

Tissue Level: Zero out of 10

Erika Girardi

Erika didn't cry once because Erika remains a boss. Bow down.

Tissue Level: Do you even have to ask?

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills three-part reunion special concludes Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

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