OK, I needed to sleep on the episode before crafting anything to post:
Yolanda Hadid and I agree on almost nothing, and I couldn't stand her on BH, but there's one line of hers with which I shall always steadfastly agree: "There is nothing uglier than a drunk woman." -- And I don't mean tipsy, like Ramona's Turtle Time or Bethenny laughing in the Shark Room or Tinsley flashing her thong. I mean DRUNK. Off the rails. Like Leah was last night.
This makes, what? Two times in a month that she's become enraged, unhinged, and destructive, as a direct result of intentionally doing her best to get drunk as quickly as insecure freshman girls at their first frat party? This isn't funny, and it's not entertaining - she has a problem. I agree with Ramona's label, except she's no longer recovering. Leah is slowly descending into madness.
If she's faking it, then we have an issue that grown woman would drink that much, HOLD all that booze, and CHOOSE to behave destructively. Leah isn't just destructive towards herself, a la Sonja with her tooth and falling on the floor in Mexico, or Lu falling in the bushes, or Bethenny having a meltdown and killing a "mood" - Leah trashed Ramona's home, nearly lit her lawn on fire, and tonight she tore through flower arrangements and tried to break chairs. I hope to God she didn't remember it, but it does not matter. Either way, there is something wrong there. And I'd bet it's related to the booze.
You should not be drinking heavily on most mental health meds. I take meds for panic disorder and I know people with BPD - we can drink in moderation. Copious amounts of booze like that might kill us.
Leah not eating is also a major red flag. Please don't tell me we have yet another ho who regularly starves herself to be thin. I'm really fucking over it, but if it teaches anyone out there that drinking on an empty stomach is beyond stupid, then I can get over it this time.
Dorinda is thrilled Leah is there because she looks serene by comparison. And she has a new off-camera drinking buddy.
If Leah enjoys being that way and wants to be that way all the time, that's her right. It's also Ramona's right to call her embarrassing and walk away from her.
I wish more people, like Leah and Dorinda, understood the concept of "getting into my business" or "judging me." No one is going to STOP your behavior. But it is everyone's right to judge what is put in their face. So, Leah, if Elise was talking about some rumor she heard or a story a friend told her or even a video she saw/found of you behaving like a drunken mess, that's getting in your business. Meghan King Edmonds calling Brooks's exes on OC, that's getting into someone's business. Elise commented on what you shoved in her face. When you behave like an animal, destroy property, ruin a dinner, and basically need to be strapped down by numerous other grown adults, you are well past the "don't judge me" phase. People are just reacting to the chaos you create and trying to help your demented ass.
I would have had a lot of respect and empathy for Leah had she owned up to her shit the next morning, expressed remorse, and acknowledged that things had gone too far yet again. Instead she doubled down and basically went "Who gonna check me boo?" If that's the route she's taking, I'm over her. I found her fake the first few eps and now I just find her unstable and disturbing.
The way the group picks on Tinsley upsets me. I take my own pillow everywhere, especially on a long bus ride. What if I want to sleep? I have neck issues and I hate hotel pillows. They really are super jealous of her. It's sad.
Leah is playing both sides of the fence with Tins - using her as an in with the group and cozying up to her to play up being part of the young, hot faction on the franchise and then burning her with the nasty old biddies because she feels protected from vicious group dynamics. I see you, Leah, and you're not sticking up for Tins. Cozying up to Dorinda when you see how badly she treats Tins for no reason makes it clear to me you're a user and a terrible friend.
I don't care what Ramona has done, or why Lu got arrested, or how insane Dorinda has been the last couple eps, or how much free seafood Sonja stuffs in her wine-soaked gob - none of that makes Leah's behavior ok. We've all called out these women when they go too far, and Leah's just being added to the list. I think they all have problems, but please let's not make that a baseline for acceptable behavior.