'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Recap: Kim Richards Bids Adieu to Sobriety in Paris?

Kim RichardsI'm hoping it's just Bravo trying to set up the drama, but tonight on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills it appeared that the newly sober Kim Richards had relapsed and was drinking (or popping something?) again. It's hard to buy, since just earlier this month she was proclaiming her whole life to be amazing due to sobriety, but tonight in Paris she seemed wasted, plain and simple.

Ironically, this came on the heels of the least dramatic intervention ever when Kim and Kyle Richards confronted Taylor Armstrong over her drinking problem. I expected denials, perhaps a little shouting; instead Taylor admitted she'd been using alcohol as a crutch, but no worries, she said she can stop on her own. And that was that. Great if it works out that way for her, but I have my doubts.


Taylor was, however, smart enough to opt out of the big Paris trip with the rest of the ladies. She said she needed to stay home and focus on her daughter and herself. Based on what we saw tonight, it seems like Kim perhaps should have followed suit.

There they all were gathered on a balcony overlooking Paris, waiting for the fireworks, and discussing threesomes. Kim was, as usual, late. When she finally made her appearance, it was bizarre.

She was making crazy faces, and laughing inappropriately. Her eyes were blinking rapidly and she was making those random movements with her head ... just like when she was drunk.

“Why are you making that face? Is everything OK?” Kyle asked her. When Lisa Vanderpump asked her when she arrived in Paris, Kim started talking in circles. She blamed it on being tired, but Lisa was more skeptical. “I’m worried about Kim’s behavior she seems to not be that lucid," she said. "The Kim I’m seeing tonight is not the Kim I’ve been seeing for the last few months.”

My guess is that she's going to blame it on being tired and/or the painkillers she may have taken after her recent nose job. I don't know, but there's got to be a reason she was acting like that. Whether we'll ever learn the real one or not, is unknown.

Do you think Kim Richards was drunk? Were you surprised by Taylor Armstrong's reaction to Kim and Kyle's concerns that she has a drinking problem? 


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