Sutton’s try at peace was met with a “definitely uncomfortable” response from Erika.
Erika Jayne is clearly able to put this season of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” behind her, nevertheless it simply could not finish with out one ultimate showdown of types between her and costar Sutton Stracke.
All season lengthy, Sutton has been the loudest voice questioning how a lot Erika actually knew about estranged husband Tom Girardi’s alleged misdeeds, typically resulting in some very contentious moments between her and her costar. Though they appeared to return to a ceasefire on final week’s episode, it wasn’t sitting proper with Sutton … and with good cause.
“Am I still mad at Sutton? Of course,” Erika revealed to Crystal Kung Minkoff as they scouted a location for her Chinese New Year occasion. “I can’t sit there and continuously be angry, but I’m not over it. I’ll remember who was with me and who was against me.”
Speaking with Kathy Hilton, in the meantime, Sutton mentioned she discovered how she left issues with Erika after their journey to Del Mar “a little strange.” She added that she had some “apprehension” over whether or not the truce would final.
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Erika later met up for drinks with Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemsley, the place she mentioned she was in a “good place” with herself … and, if Sutton “comes at me with something stupid” at Crystal’s massive occasion, “that’s on her.”
Kyle was caught off guard a bit by the remark and advised Erika that Sutton nonetheless had questions on Tom’s alleged automotive crash. Specifically, she mentioned Stracke thinks she has “not been honest” about it typically.
“F— that bitch,” Erika replied. “My story is true and it will always be the same and it will never change. Tom had an accident … my son helped me find Tom and I revealed that in La Quinta. He couldn’t tell me where he was. My son came off duty and helped me find him.”
Some of these particulars had been new to Kyle, the opposite girls and viewers at dwelling although — prompting a confessional from Richards during which she mentioned Erika must cease telling tales in “bits and pieces.” If she had been upfront with all the main points from the beginning, Kyle argued, there would not be room for so many questions.
“You’re gonna tell me I’m a liar? Bitch, do you want to get socked in the f—ing mouth?” Erika continued, referring to Sutton. “It is the truth.”
The hangout ended with Kyle additionally expressing her concern over Erika’s racy Instagram posts and seemingly-tone deaf social media habits. “I don’t think it’s helping in the court of public opinion,” Richards warned. Erika did not appear fazed although, saying she was in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” state of affairs and had enjoyable trolling “the trolls.”
At the Chinese New Year celebration, Sutton bought a reasonably fast greeting from Erika, with Garcelle Beauvais dubbing it a “Hi, bye” second. It did not get too significantly better after they sat down for dinner.
As Crystal defined a number of the traditions behind Chinese New Year, she mentioned you do not wish to “sweep” or clear on the day itself, prompting a joke about “sweeping” issues underneath the rug — like Erika and Sutton had completed in Del Mar with their drama the episode earlier than. Sutton took that as a cause to as soon as once more specific her need to begin the brand new 12 months “right” with Erika.
“If we can both find a place to do that, I would be very happy. I don’t want to sweep under the rug, I don’t want to keep anything under the rug … I don’t want any ill will between us going into this Chinese New Year, I really don’t,” she mentioned.
That remark, nevertheless, was met with useless silence.
“Why is everyone so quiet?” Erika then requested, trying round. Garcelle flat out mentioned they had been ready for her to answer, if she had something to say to Sutton in return. “I have nothing to say,” she replied.
“I mean that from the heart. I know that I speak for all of us when I say, we all want to see you come out of this shining bright. And that’s all I can say,” Sutton added, with Erika responding with a fast and quiet thanks. In a confessional, Erika tell us what she was actually pondering, explaining, “I don’t need an apology from someone who was ready to condemn me for 6, 7 months. It means nothing.”
Kyle, in her personal confessional, sided with Sutton — saying that Erika nonetheless has to apologize to individuals for how she speaks to them. “Sutton is trying to make peace and move forward,” she added. “Now Erika has to do her part.”
That did not actually occur although and because the group dispersed to seize drinks on the bar or go to the toilet, PK turned to Erika — who was beside him — and referred to as the state of affairs “definitely uncomfortable.” Erika, once more, wasn’t fazed.
“What can I say? I have such bigger fish to fry, it’s just not that important,” she advised Dorit’s husband. “I’m not going to sugarcoat how I feel.”
Kyle and Sutton, in the meantime, met within the girls room, the place Stracke mentioned she was nonetheless hoping for some type of apology from Erika for how she snapped at her at Kathy Hilton’s feast earlier this season.
Eventually, all the solid got here collectively for the ultimate dialog of the season, the place Sutton lastly copped to being “judgy judgy” about Erika’s state of affairs “at first.”
“That’s hard to hear. I’m glad you said it, but it’s hard to hear,” Erika advised her. “I felt like you and I were friends, we have connected on certain things. I needed a little more faith in who I was.”
After Sutton mentioned she hoped for a one-on-one with her, Erika mentioned she’d be down “at the right time” … which was not now. Stracke added she’d love to do it when she would not get “lion’s claws” from Erika in return, with Erika mentioned that is precisely why they would not be doing it anytime quickly.
“I just need some time, I’ve got a lot going on,” she added. “This life isn’t for wimps. You gotta put one foot in front of the other, what’s the alternative?”
The episode got here to a detailed with a ultimate remark from Erika, who summed up her season-long predicament.
“I’m in the middle of a nasty fight, this is far from over and I’m tired of explaining myself,” she mentioned in a confessional. “I showed up every day and I’ve been honest and I faced down every f—ing question to the best of my ability. And I will never apologize for that.”
The finish crawl revealed that Sutton was “still waiting for Erika to reach out to talk,” whereas telling viewers that Erika has “appreciated the support of her true friends … though that circle has gotten smaller.”
While the season is over, the drama is not. Next week, the four-part reunion kicks off on Bravo — and the trailer beneath is juicy as hell. Stay tuned!
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