If LeeAnne was ever on the fence about not having children, this week’s opening montage of The Real Housewives of Dallas should help her rest easy in her childless-ness. Cary and Zuri are hanging out at home, having a riveting conversation about what the colors on the stoplight mean. Stephanie is making Cruz repeat her own affirmations that she’s awesome. Brandi is getting smacked in the head with a pillow by Brooklyn while Brinkley screams at the top of her lungs.
How do you know that The Real Housewives of Dallas is moving on up in the Bravo world? This season, the “vacation” — a high point of the season for every "Real Housewives" franchise — sees some of the ladies actually get out of Texas. If you’ll recall, RHOD’s first season featured a trip from Dallas all the way to exotic Austin. Now, Brandi, Stephanie and Cary are hopping on a plane and heading to far-off Tennessee. Look, it’s not Timbuktu, but it’s something.
Before we go any further, Stephanie Hollman wants to make one thing clear: She is not a day drinker. I repeat: Stephanie Hollman does not get drunk while the sun is still out. OK, maybe sometimes she does, but not often. And not alone. She’s not, like, “a sad and depressed person,” you know? Today is an exception, though, because Stephanie, who suddenly deems herself a mixologist, is crafting a signature cocktail for her upcoming Halloween party, and, of course, she has to taste what she’s making.
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