Lisa Rinna was shocked after watching Kathy Hilton have an ‘absolute meltdown’ in Aspen on Wednesday’s episode of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.
The 59-year-old reality star afterward couldn’t stand to be in the same room with Kathy, 63, and fled a birthday party to avoid her during the season 12 episode titled We Need To Talk About Kathy.
‘I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,’ Lisa said. ‘I am not saying a lot because I am still in shock.’
The episode opened with Lisa packing up her bags after taking Kathy home from the Aspen club.
‘My head is definitely in a fog after what happened last night,’ Lisa said. ‘It’s way worse than a hangover.’
In a confessional, Lisa said that Kathy was having ‘an absolute meltdown’ at the club.
Kyle Richards, 53, tried to get Kathy to get up the next morning and join them on the private jet back to Beverly Hills, but Kathy didn’t want to leave her room.
‘I’m just thinking to myself if she is this upset somehow, this is going to be my fault,’ Kyle said.
The rest of the women boarded the private jet back.
On the plane, Erika Jayne, 51, told Sutton Stacke, 51, that she didn’t want to keep fighting with her. Sutton agreed and Erika apologized for acting out as Sutton started crying.
Kyle’s husband Mauricio Umansky, 52, asked why Kathy wasn’t on the plane.
‘Kathy’s not on the plane with us today because she had a breakdown at the nightclub that we were all at, that we saw,’ Erika said to the camera.
‘Kathy was a little off,’ Sutton said in a confessional. ‘She kept asking everybody to do the conga line and I don’t think anybody wanted to do it.’
Sutton said Kathy then got very angry and demanded to go home.
‘I ran to the bathroom and I came back and I saw her completely raging and screaming at the girls, and mostly at Kyle,’ Diana Jenkins, 49. said in a confessional.
Lisa revealed in a confessional that she took Kathy home, but Kathy started screaming once they got in the Sprinter van.
‘She said things like ”I am going to take down NBC, Bravo, I will take down this show, single handedly, I will f***ing ruin you all”,’ Lisa said in a confessional.
Lisa said that when she got back to Kyle’s house that it got worse. She said Kathy threw her glasses on the ground and stomped on them.
‘She’s screaming she made Kyle,’ Lisa said. ‘And she said ‘I will destroy Kyle and her family, if it’s the last thing I ever do.’
Back in Beverly Hills, Crystal Kung Minkoff prepared for her 1920’s themed 39th birthday party.
Kyle meanwhile flew back to Atlanta to film Halloween.
‘I have not spoken to Kathy, or seen her, since Aspen,’ Kyle said. ‘I really honestly believed that we would never go to a bad place ever again. And I don’t know how I can fix this.’
Erika and Dorit Kemsley, 46, went to Compartes Chocolates and were greeted at the premium chocolate store by owner Jonathan Grahm. Dorit asked Erika if she had seen comments Garcelle Beauvais made about her on The Real show.
‘It was devastating,’ Erika said. ‘Garcelle played semi-nice with me but then didn’t have the balls to say ”hey girl, I tore your ass up last week”.’
Erika said she had enough.
‘I’m getting tired of being the whipping boy, when I know there are others who display not the best behavior,’ Erika said.
The women got changed for Crystal’s roaring 1920’s themed birthday party.
Garcelle told Sheree Zambino, 54, about how she didn’t know how Erika would react after she talked about Erika’s diamond earrings on her talk show.
Lisa, who arrived at the party wearing a tux and top hat, said she was putting on a brave face but she was still in shock by Kathy’s behavior.
‘I feel PTSD,’ Lisa said.
Kathy then showed up at the party, which shocked Lisa.
‘She is decked out to the nines like nothing ever happened,’ Lisa said in a confessional. ‘It’s so f***ing weird.’
Crystal gave everyone a tour of her new lower floor that had its own bar and a 1940’s jukebox. Lisa stared uncomfortably at Kathy.
‘It’s so f***ed up on every level,’ Lisa said.
Sutton chatted and bonded with Erika. Erika told her that she drove by her old house in Pasadena that she shared with her estranged husband Tom Girardi.
‘I sat in the street, inside my car,’ Erika said. ‘At the end of the day it’s not mine.’
Kathy chatted with Erika and Sutton.
Crystal announced it was her last year in her thirties before blowing out her birthday cake candle. Crystal then found Lisa about to leave.
‘I need to go home,’ Lisa said. I’m still really upset after what happened in Aspen. I can’t sit here any longer.’
In a confessional, Lisa said she was really struggling.
‘But I feel like I have seen the devil and her name is Kathy Hilton,’ Lisa said in a confessional. ‘I’ve known Kathy for 30 years. This is the polished, loving mother, socialite, a pillar of society. And to hear all these things coming out of her mouth. I can’t believe you’d think it, feel it, or say it, about your own family.’
Erika told Garcelle that she would have loved a heads up about her comments on The Real.
‘I’m sorry,’ Garcelle said.
Crystal walked down the stairs and told everyone that Lisa left. Crystal said Lisa told her she was still shaken up by what happened in Aspen.
‘I don’t even know what that means but she looked like she saw a ghost,’ Crystal said.
In a confessional, Kathy said she knew that Lisa had gone through a lot losing her mother.
‘I don’t feel that she left because of what I shared with her in Aspen,’ Kathy said. ‘She was a sweetheart. She listened and I by no means got any indication that she was upset. But if I was the toe that broke the camel’s back, I apologize.’
Diana and Erika went to another room and called Lisa, but she didn’t answer.
Erika said she thought that Lisa was mad that some behavior was being swept under the rug. Erika said Lisa still hadn’t really shared what happened when she took Kathy home from the club.
‘The Kathy I saw in Aspen was not put together,’ Diana said. ‘Kathy was f***ing raging. I don’t even know who that person was.’
Erika in a confessional said that all Kathy needed to do was admit it and apologize.
‘I feel everyone should be held to the same standard so if they are misbehaving they should be called out,’ Diana said in a confessional.
Erika told Dorit that she thought Lisa left because of what happened when she took Kathy home.
‘I don’t know why anyone’s afraid of Kathy Hilton,’ Erika said. ‘I’m not here to protect anybody. They certainly have not protected me. Like I’ve said, this game turns on everybody so it’s your turn now.’
Dorit said she was afraid the person who would suffer the most would be Kyle.
The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills will return next Wednesday on Bravo.