After hanging in watching the death throes of this season, my takeaways are this:
1) Production had footage of the Dorit chase-down in the Bahamas and chose not to air it. This is not the same as the rest of the cast choosing not to discuss her Beverly Beach lawsuit. Why did production choose to protect Dorit? The could have aired it, and then aired a bunch of "no comment" talking head interviews from the cast if they were asked about it by producers during their sit-downs. (Similar to how the Southern Charmers "no commented" things about TRav early this season.) What's up with that?
2) I've never liked Camille, never bought her redemption arc, and always bristled at the "St. Camille" moniker people slapped on her after her PR makeover. However, she's just like her ex: despicable human beings, but excellent television. I admit that I enjoy some seasons of Frasier on TV Land. She at least brought something interesting to the back third of the season and made airing of at least some of the reunion worth watching. Sure, she's not a reliable narrator about everything. But I think she thought she had an opening to be more integral on the show and not be the absolute villain (because that was LVP by the time of her birthday party) and realized a bit too late that she'd be LVP's replacement villain. And maybe it's just my life experience as a bridesmaid, but brides often chose people for the bridal party that they can get something out of, rather than to honor some kind of meaningful friendship, so her Kyle choice wasn't weird to me.
3) The debate over whether or not Denise said she yelled at her kids or cussed/cursed them out is patently absurd. Half the commentariat has complained about her liberal use of "fuck" in her language. Do we really think she can refrain from peppering her language to her kids when she's heated? She uses "fuck" when she's in a good fuckin' mood, as well as a bad fuckin' mood. (Pass the tequila.) Denise is no more a saint than Camille. Actually, they're very similar.
4) If Dorit didn't dump the dog at a kill shelter (either directly, by proxy, or by handing the pup off to an alleged good home), she'd have provided receipts by now, by way of this friend/employee/whatever person. She's not protecting anyone but herself in the matter. And no way, no how, no makeup explains those boobs. Tamra's implants in the Clubhouse looks more natural.
5) For a couple of seasons, around 2-3, I actually had sympathy for Kyle dealing with Kim. Now I have sympathy for Kim dealing with Kyle. That's fucked up, but Kyle is so insufferable, coasting on her relatability with viewers by being such a 'good mom'. I don't give a fuck if she's a good mother. If, as she says, the scope of discussion of this show is about the friendships, then she's a shit friend. She buddied up with Hi, I'm Teddy because Kyle was the least cool junior, and Teddy was the least cool sophomore transfer student who couldn't figure out how to relate to the cool senior, Erika, in the high school scenario they live out in perpetuity. Even if her friend is on her side, she won't reciprocate at the same level. And I want a one-off special on how Bethenny "mention it all" Frankle can still be friends with Kyle "don't ask me about my business" Richards.
6) Rinna is waiting for her chance to take down Kyle next season. She doesn't know if it is through Dorit, Denise, or Camille, so she's hedging her bets.
7) Erika is dull, even costume-wise this season, but she hasn't overtly betrayed anyone and enjoys food. She is flat-out lying that she likes hanging out with this group, aside from the needed paycheck. But by default, she's the least objectionable one of the lot. Faint praise, that.
Finally, this arm of the franchise needs to end now or completely recast.