The first feud of the season erupts this week on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as Erika Girardi and Dorit Kemsley face off in what will henceforth be known as #PantyGate in the Housewives universe. Read on for a full recap of all the underwear-fueled drama...
Before #PantyGate explodes, the 'Wives have some work to do. While the two OGs are rehashing her wardrobe malfunction from last week's white party, Erika Girardi is with Eileen Davidson at CBS Studios for her first meeting about her guest part on The Young and the Restless. Eileen may have given the part to the the pop star for her birthday, but Erika is nervous. What if Erika Jayne singlehandedly sinks the iconic soap opera after nearly 44 years? (As if Erika could ever be less than amazing at something...) During the meeting, one of Y&R's executive producers asks Erika which soapy archetype she falls into. The high-powered boss b***h? The dreamy ingenue? One thing we all know is that singer who's graced us with "How Many F**ks?" won't be playing the girl next door!
Meanwhile, Lisa Rinna is back in Pennsylvania for an all-day appearance on QVC. That's right: appearances in 24 hours hawking her wares from the Lisa Rinna Collection. It's a marathon of work with very little sleep, but who better to do it than the resident hustle queen of Beverly Hills? After all, in one day on QVC, she can sell more sweaters and cardigans than she did in a year in her two (now-defunct) Belle Gray boutiques. The best surprise comes toward the end of her day-long sales pitch when Eileen calls in to QVC for some moral support. I've said it before but I'll say it again: these two are the true friendship goals of the Housewives universe.
Later, Dorit Kemsley meets the two besties for drinks once everyone's back in Beverly Hills. Rinna and Eileen were the only two 'Wives absent from the white party, so the newbie has plenty of gossip to fill them in on. As she tells them all about her husband PK ogling up Erika's skirt, the actresses are positively wide-eyed and the more Dorit thinks about the situation, she's starting to wonder...did Erika flash her puss on purpose? Either way, Dorit feels uncomfortable about it, pronouncing that it's "Lady 101" to cross your legs if you're wearing a short dress with no underwear. Particularly if you're in front of another woman's husband! Now the rookie is on a mission to poke fun at the controversy and - watch out Erika Jayne - it looks like #PantyGate has officially become a thing.
The next day, Dorit goes shopping with Kyle Richards and the #PantyGate issue continues to snowball. Now the newest 'Wife is discussing the scandal with yet another member of the group, though Kyle finds the whole thing lighthearted and, quite frankly, not that big of a deal. After all, the Girardi half of Erika is always calm, collected and incredibly dignified. Even if she had been performing as Erika Jayne, she wouldn't have put her vagina on display for the whole world to see! However, the panty-less 'Wife in question has invited all the ladies to compete in an escape room the following day and Dorit decides to purchase a "cheeky" pair of lace, flesh-colored panties as a playful joke to give her in front of the rest of the group. Hmm...raise your hand if you think this is a good idea. No? No one?
The women arrive at Escape Room LA in their best mall chic - Erika is rocking a very on-brand "CEO,000,000" t-shirt that must make its way into my closet ASAP. Jumping the gun, Dorit decides to present her new acquaintance with the pair of panties before both Kyle and Lisa Vanderpump even show up. When Dorit jokes that everyone's seen the pop star's "pretty little puss" now, Erika tries to laugh it off. Being amused, however, turns quickly to mortification when she realizes Dorit has clearly been talking about the issue with literally everyone but her. Sorry Erika, it looks like the joke's on you. Despite maintaining her composure, Erika's temper flares and she issues Dorit a chilling warning: "the more you talk about sh**, the worse it gets. Just be careful..." Watch out Dorit, making an enemy of Erika Jayne is the last thing you want to do.
After successfully completing the escape room challenge (much better than the RHOA ladies, I might add), the women go out for a post-game round of drinks. Having missed the awkward gift exchange, LVP prods Erika to recount what happened, who coolly tells the OG to ask Dorit. The newbie reflexively backpedals, insisting that it was never her intention to humiliate Erika or make her feel bad. She simply figured her new friend could take the joke. Erika throws down the gauntlet by retorting that the only thing bothering her is if PK did see up her skirt, he should've politely given her a heads up rather than sit and stare. The table is rife with tension between the two newest 'Wives and I'm with Lisa Rinna on the whole debacle: PK was staring and talking about Erika's vagina? Ew. When Dorit pushes again to talk about #PantyGate in private, Erika is clearly beyond over the topic and attempts once again to squash the conversation. Both blondes declare (in unison!) that the brewing feud has reached an end, but something tells me that's probably not true. Well...at least PK said Erika's puss was pretty?
What did you think of this week's RHOBH? Are you Team Erika or Team Dorit when it comes to #PantyGate? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!