Ever since the trailer for this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was released, viewers were curious what led Erika Girardi to break down in the emotional moment we witnessed tonight.
In an attempt to try and heal the relationship between Dorit Kemsley and Erika stemming all the way back to #pantygate, Eileen Davidson is the one who provoked the shocking and emotional reaction from Girardi, which is surprising, because the two have always had a solid friendship.
â€œI donâ€™t think [Dorit] really understood what she was getting into,â€ Davidson said. â€œI donâ€™t think sheâ€™s evil. Sheâ€™s already saying â€˜sorryâ€™ â€” what do you want then? Thereâ€™s nothing she can say or do that can make it okay? She didnâ€™t kill your child.â€
This did not go over well for Girardi, whose 24-year-old son, Tommy Zizzo, is a police officer.
â€œDonâ€™t ever bring up killing my child again because my child could get killed,â€ Erika fired back, through tears. â€œYour kid doesnâ€™t put on a uniform every day and night and put his life out on the line for people he doesnâ€™t know. Donâ€™t ever talk about my f*cking kid again. Shut the f*ck up. You donâ€™t know what I deal with every night.â€
Eileen was immediately apologetic and explained it was a figure of speech that Kemsley didn’t â€œcommit some horrible heinous crime.â€
But Erika was too emotional. â€œThatâ€™s really insensitive,â€ she continued. â€œYour kidâ€™s not out there. Donâ€™t you ever talk about anyone that puts on a uniform and defends and serves their public. F*ck you for that. My son is under fire every night â€” especially in this climate. And Iâ€™m not going to tolerate that sh*t from any of you.â€
â€œMy kid can very easily be killed and that is the truth that none of you face here,â€ she added.
The women were shocked by Erika’s reaction, because she doesn’t share a lot about her son.
â€œI donâ€™t bring it up because you know what, heâ€™s an adult and thatâ€™s his choice,â€ she explained before shooting down Davidsonâ€™s suggestion they take a moment to honor Zizzo. â€œMy family is not looking for that, my son is not looking for that and I am not looking for that. Which is why I donâ€™t talk about it. I could come and say â€˜Oh my God, Iâ€™m so scared.â€™ But you know what, I donâ€™t.â€
â€œI think every mother who sends their loved one off to work knows that harm can come to them,â€ she confessed to viewers. â€œPeople lose their lives. It struck a nerve. Thatâ€™s the one thing you canâ€™t say to me. Donâ€™t talk about killing my kid. Canâ€™t take that.â€
Eileen was left speechless and Dorit was probably thankful she was out of the line of fire, because she had spent most of the episode arguing with Erika about #pantygate and accusing Erika of purposely flashing her husband with no underwear on.
â€œDo you really think Iâ€™m going to like you after everything that happened with the underwear?â€ Girardi asked Kemsley earlier in the episode. â€œIâ€™m going to keep a safe distance from you because you took something that is innocent on my behalf and you turned it into this whole, â€˜Oh sheâ€™s doing it on purpose. Oh sheâ€™s doing it for my husbandâ€™s attention.â€™ You took that and you ran with that.â€
â€œBeing embarrassed like that is not fun, Dorit,â€ she added. â€œAnd being talked about like that is not fun. That is not nice amongst a group of women.â€
â€œIâ€™m going to have to explain this to Tom because itâ€™s going to get around,â€ she said. â€œSomething that was innocent was taken and made into something that was not. This lives and this grows. They would rather go with sensationalism. They would rather say â€˜Yes, she did it on purpose,â€™ instead of saying, â€˜You know what? She probably didnâ€™t and I feel bad for her.â€™ Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s ugly.â€
â€œI shouldnâ€™t have to do that,â€ Girardi said. â€œI told you Iâ€™m the most sensitive. Itâ€™s funny in the moment when it dies in the moment. Itâ€™s not funny when peopleâ€™s husbands become involved. You made this a very big deal, Dorit.â€
Dorit who had already called Erika â€œcold as f*cking iceâ€ and â€œnot that funâ€ finally understood. â€œI didnâ€™t know all this and I feel very bad. And particularly what you said about your husband because I didnâ€™t think about that,â€ she said. â€œErika, I am extremely sorry if I hurt your feelings. It was never intended to hurt your feelings.â€
But Erika wasn’t ready to make amends just yet. â€œYou can apologize to my husband for f*cking me through all this â€”. And then Iâ€™ll be square with you,â€ Girardi said. â€œYou can apologize to him and say, â€˜You know what Tom â€” I f*cked up.â€™ And then your husband can apologize to him too.â€
Then, Lisa Rinna had one thing to ask Kemsley. Thinking back to a dinner party she attended at Kemsleyâ€™s house, Rinna wondered: â€œWere people doing coke in your bathroom?
Dorit denied Rinna’s claimed, but the drama isn’t over because the episode left with “To Be Continued…”
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