What Happened in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 3? (Full Recap)

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 3 is a season of change: Brandi Glanville replaces Camille Grammer, who withdraws from the group in order to devote more time to her family. Along with Yolanda Foster, a former model and the mother of Gigi Hadid, other guests on the program include Kyle Richards’ pals Faye Resnick and Marissa Zanuck, as well as Yolanda. Taylor Armstrong battles with her husband’s death, Kim Richards attempts to restore her connection with her sister following her stint in rehab, and Vanderpump’s bond with Brandi Glanville blooms just as it soured with Adrienne Maloof. This season is even more exciting than RHOBH season 2.

Cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 3

  • Taylor Armstrong – an American socialite and television personality
  • Lisa Vanderpump – a philanthropist, author, television host, restaurant, and actress from England
  • Kyle Richards – an American actress, socialite, and television personality who started her career as a child actor and appeared in various action and horror movies as well as recurrent roles on Little House on the Prairie
  • Kim Richards – a famous American actress, socialite, and television host who started out as a child actor and gained notoriety for her roles
  • Adrienne Maloof – an American businesswoman (with Lebanese and Irish heritage), TV personality, shoe designer, and joint-owner of the many Maloof Companies’ corporate interests
  • Brandi Glanville – an American television personality, author, fashion designer, and former model.
  • Yolanda Foster now Yolanda Hadid – an American television personality and former model of Dutch descent

Episode 1. Down And Left Out In Beverly Hills

For a third season of money, luxury, and many issues, the brassy, outspoken beauties of Beverly Hills are back. The friendship between Lisa Vanderpump and Adrienne Maloof has worsened because both women are demanding concessions for prior allegations and jabs. Adrienne is more than upset when Lisa declines to invite her to the fancy restaurant anniversary party. And their bond is not the only one that will be put to the test during this season of explosive outbursts, bitter backstabbing, and unmatched glamour.

Episode 2. The Higher The Heel, The Closer To God

Portia, Kyle’s endearing daughter, celebrates her fourth birthday with a carnival-themed event with llamas, unicorns, and flying elephant rides. However, Adrienne’s husband Paul and Kyle’s husband Mauricio are late since they decided to help Taylor with a charity event by walking a mile in women’s high heels! All is well until they return, and Adrienne discovers Lisa has left the party early to avoid her.

Episode 3. Don't Sing For Your Supper

Yolanda, a recent housewife, invites the girls to a dinner celebration at the magnificent Malibu mansion she and her husband, music artist David Foster, share. When David forbids the women from joining in on an after-dinner sing-along, Taylor becomes irritated. The tension between Lisa and Adrienne grows until they decide to meet up after the party and discuss their problems.

Episode 4. Uh Oh, Somebody's Crying!

As the heated summit meeting between Lisa and Adrienne comes to a head, one party is left unsatisfied when the other refuses to retract anything she’s said in the past. But when Kim Richards recommends a trip to Ojai, California, where the women will share a five-bedroom home on beautiful grounds, issues are momentarily put on hold. When Brandi loses control of her potty words, things with Adrienne become sour for Kim and Brandi as they begin to form an unexpected friendship.

Episode 5. Girls Gone Ojai'ld

The women in Ojai struggle to comprehend Lisa’s justification of cast member Brandi’s language at the dinner table. However, the gang cheers up the next day, having fun in a golf-cart race, in a spa with mud, and late at night in an inappropriate arm-wrestling and drunken gymnastics competition. Brandi and Taylor also exchange harsh words. However, Brandi and Adrienne’s issues are just getting started.

Episode 6. She's Gone Too Far

Even though Kyle gives her daughter a gift that any 16-year-old would adore, Beverly Hills’ joyous moments won’t last long. At one of Lisa’s restaurants, there will be a food tasting, but Brandi is worried she’ll run across the waiter who had an affair with her ex-husband. When questioned about her problems with Adrienne at the tasting thing, Brandi divulges intimate facts that Adrienne has always kept to herself.

Episode 7. Oy, Faye!

Real housewife Kim organizes a trip to Vegas for her son’s 21st birthday even though she just got out of rehab; however, she forgets to invite Kyle. The effects of Brandi’s admission concerning Adrienne are still being felt and are not pleasant. Mauricio doesn’t want Brandi to attend Kyle’s forthcoming dinner party since he is upset that this occurred at one of his events. Still, it is already too late because she has been invited. At the party, Kyle’s friend Faye Resnick presses Brandi for an explanation of why she said or did what she did, refusing to accept it until Brandi leaves in tears.

Episode 8. Vanderpump Rules

Taylor asks a psychic to “clear” her home out of fear that her spouse may leave her a $1.5 million lawsuit. The case is finally resolved, even if Taylor would like a different resolution. As Lisa invites Brandi to meet with Scheana, the waitress who admitted to having an affair with Brandi’s ex-husband, the drama also continues in Brandi’s life. Brandi decides to confront the person responsible for her marriage’s demise after consulting Camille, a smart divorcee with experience with the subject.

Episode 9. Moroccan Madness

While visiting Yolanda at her opulent mansion, Kyle reveals that despite Kim going to rehab, her problems with him have not been healed. Kim confesses the same to her life coach, who suggests she speak with Kyle. Kim seizes the chance when the wives and husbands get together for supper at a Moroccan restaurant. However, Brandi reveals more critical information: Adrienne and Paul are threatening to sue her due to statements she has made in the past.

Episode 10. Home Is Where The Art Is

The Moroccan restaurant is still tense, but everyone has left. Yolanda runs into her ex-husband Mohamed while decorating a mansion for him. Adrienne and Paul stop by Kyle and Mauricio to talk about Brandi’s activities, and Kim has a psychic identify the ghosts living in her home. Brandi invites the women to Las Vegas at an art gallery opening where Kim and Kyle’s niece Paris Hilton is a guest.

Episode 11. Stars And Strips

Adrienne and Paul Nassif show up, remaining distant from the rest of the group when Kyle’s daughter Sophia graduates from sixth grade. Kyle won’t find out about her sister’s nose job until after the event because Kim won’t be there. Brandi and the ladies travel to Vegas, where Brandi is honing her pole dancing skills in preparation for hosting events that empower women. However, they had a really eye-opening dinner before the women hit the pole.

Episode 12. Kim Nose Best

Except for Adrienne, who stayed in LA, Brandi persuades every woman to try pole dancing in Las Vegas with varying degrees of success. The women question whether putting Kim under anesthesia and giving her painkillers after discovering she would undergo a nose operation are wise choices for a person who has just completed treatment. The final dinner in Vegas gets off to a good start, but as soon as Adrienne’s name comes up, it turns into a fight where new issues are brought up, and old wounds are exposed.

Episode 13. Game of Scones

Kyle pays Lisa a visit to talk about their shared hurt: RHOBH star Lisa is angry that Kyle doesn’t stand up for her, and Kyle believes Lisa harbors resentment. The conflict is effectively put on hold when a truce is negotiated. More unresolved issues are addressed when Lisa hosts a tea party in her lovely olive grove. Adrienne and Brandi finally confront each other after their major argument. At first, it’s cordial, but when a buzzed Taylor inquires whether Adrienne is suing Brandi, accusations start to fly.

Episode 14. White Party Pooper

Kim throws a party in her backyard to unveil her new post-surgery nose. Kim and Kyle are stunned when Taylor phones to announce she won’t be going, not just because she’s leaving with a new partner but also because she doesn’t know where her daughter is. Later, when Lisa’s former home is on fire across the street, Adrienne becomes furious with Paul for refusing to leave their house. However, they make amends in time for Kyle’s white party and present a unified front when questioned by everyone about their pending lawsuit against Brandi.

Episode 15. The Real Housewives of Paris, Part Un

Taylor is confronted by Kim and Kyle about using alcohol as a crutch. Then Taylor declines a group vacation to Paris so that she can spend more time with her daughter. The remaining ladies fly to the City of Lights for entertainment and fireworks. However, when Kim is late and starts acting strangely, they begin worrying. When Lisa and Ken take a detour to San Tropez, they meet up with Ken’s adult son and his much-older wife, who used to be Lisa’s friend.

Episode 16. The Real Housewives of Paris, Part Deux

The women stroll about Paris, shopping on the Champs Elysee, and visiting Notre Dame Cathedral while running along the Seine. On the other side, when Kim is late for a cooking lesson, they fear that a terrible accident has occurred. Kim finds Lisa’s ostensible concern annoying and urges Kyle to confront Lisa about their strained connection, which Lisa does while standing atop the Eiffel Tower.

Episode 17. No Business Like Clothes Business

The women’s trip to Paris ends with a boat ride along the Seine River, and an unlikely relationship between Brandi and Kim begins. Back in Beverly Hills, Kyle scrambles to be ready for her boutique opening as Lisa starts organizing her housewarming party/vow renewal with flamboyant party planner Kevin Lee. Kyle wonders if she will ever be able to trust Kim’s sobriety as they talk about Kim’s erratic conduct in Paris.

Episode 18. A Shot Through the Heart

Adrienne organizes a spectacular party to introduce her new vodka line. Still, despite Paul’s attempts to win her over by dressing as a tree, their relationship deteriorates. The astonished women learn of their split as they go to Lisa’s housewarming celebration/wedding renewal. Drama swiftly emerges as Marisa is confronted by Brandi for whispering behind her back. When Brandi’s adversary Faye interrupts, things turn ugly. Clearly, trouble is going to start.

Episode 19. Finale

After thirty years of marriage, Lisa is getting ready to say “I do” again, but her housewarming celebration goes horribly wrong. Lisa and Faye get into a fight, and as the other women join in, Lisa realizes Kyle will never be there for her. Kyle is not exempt from Kim’s wrath either, but fortunately, Lisa and Ken’s vow renewal ceremony briefly pause the drama. And some of the women support Adrienne when she arrives inconsolably on the day her separation was announced, while others are less sympathetic.

Episode 20. Reunion Part 1

The women meet with Andy Cohen for the reunion part 1 to talk about the year, make amends, and clear the air. . However, Adrienne Maloof’s decision to skip the event starts the initial uproar and results in a startling revelation. In this episode, we also learn that Taylor admitted to drinking too much, and Yolanda was uncomfortable when she joined the group. Lisa and Kyle’s tense relationship escalates dramatically when Brandi, Kim, and Yolanda weigh in on the conflict.

Episode 21. Reunion Part II

Lisa and Kyle conclude a difficult conversation about their relationship while still in the hot seat. In addition to discussing the bombshell charges that followed Adrienne and Paul’s divorce, the group also discusses Mauricio’s emotional stance regarding the Brandi/Adrienne dispute. And even after three seasons of a reality show, there are still tears and agony as Kim and Kyle talk about Kim’s first year of recovery and Kyle’s struggles to believe in her.

Episode 22. Secrets Revealed

When the Bravo vaults are uncovered, the audience is given never-before-seen footage of the Housewives at the Reunion. In addition, Brandi and Yolanda’s friendship is further examined, while Taylor has a tantrum directed at her former friend Adrienne. Kyle also takes a frightened Lisa for her first mammogram. The women also talk about Faye’s conduct in previously unreleased reunion footage.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Quick Facts

  • an American reality TV series
  • developed as the sixth series in The Real Housewives franchise
  • Andrew Hoegl, Lisa Shannon, Pam Healy, Barrie Bernstein, and Andy Cohen serve as executive producers
  • Season 3 debuted on Bravo on November 5, 2012 
  • Season 3 concluded on April 8, 2013
  • primarily filmed in Beverly Hills, California
  • consisted of 22 episodes

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