My goodness, there was so much happening in Real Housewives land this week, I think my head exploded! In a dark cloud of smoke, wafting across the room. This week we've got Atlanta, the Beverly Hills finale, and the premiere of New York City. Whew!

In today's exclusive video below, I discuss why Porsha Stewart should have been grateful to Peter Thomas and why she messed up, big-time. What led producers to choose Lisa Vanderpump as the fall gal this season, and what on earth Aviva Drescher will have to do to get back in the good graces of the Big Apple ladies. Is Brandi Glanville trying to usurp Lisa as Beverly Hills Queen Bee?

Marlo Hampton must be gleefully twisting the knife; I'm surprised that NeNe Leakes gave her so much power, but her actions are a classic case of "king making." Kenya Moore saw an opening and twirled right through it. We see that in New York this week as well with newbie Kristen Taekman.

From the perspective of one who has been there, it seems completely obvious to me what happened with the Beverly Hills ladies versus Lisa. I go through it all in this week's video, but may I just say ... never, EVER allow producers or crew to pass messages along between cast members. Just don't do it. The reunion is a three-episode arc, and I'm hoping that Yolanda Foster is correct and it's better than the whole season that went before it.

And New York. I had to giggle because the ladies have turned it up to 12. The only way to make it more over the top is to enlist Christopher Guest to direct (something I suggested in the season 1 reunion, actually). Everyone hates Aviva, most of all Ramona Singer, and what do you think I noticed? Hint ... it has something to do with Scary Island. Oh, and we have the hilarious reappearance of the party guest who shows up in odd places. A Hamptons wedding to discuss dress colors, a fake-out argument at a party ... and now ... ohm shanti OMG. You have to see it to believe it. 

Do you think Aviva has really changed or is she still a troublemaker?

 

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