I was not impressed by this show at all when it first premiered as you could probably tell from my recap of the first episode. But alas, here I am drinking the Bravo Kool-Aid again! I’m such a sucker for reality TV. Plus, after going to SUR recently and having Jax make me a delicious raspberry mojito and giving me a free lemondrop shot, I can’t help but tune into Vanderpump Rules.
Since the premiere of Vanderpump Rules, Jax and the queen bee of SUR, Stassi, have broken up after Stassi was fed up with Jax’s “overgrown frat boy ways”. Stassi rebounded with fellow SUR employee Frank and even took him to Vegas for her birthday bash which turned to sh!t when Jax showed up trying to take Stassi back! After a shirtless brawl outside of a Vegas restaurant, all of the group sided with Jax and basically said “f you” to Stassi.
Which brings us to this week. Jax is at Lisa’s house for a private event and he tells her about the fight in Vegas. Lisa is upset because they are all representing SUR and act like bafoons at some other restaurant. Jax is upset and unhappy with all that has been happening that he can’t even talk about it. The heartbreak is too much for Jax, but he is taking all the blame for Stassi leaving him. Lisa calls a staff meeting with everyone to smooth all this drama out.
Now that Jax and Stassi are over, Jax has rebounded with another SUR server – Laura Leigh! If Jax is so upset and wants to get Stassi back, this is not the route he should have taken! Then again, he probably he wants to get back at Stassi for rebounding with Frank – the other SUR bartender.
Mind you, this Laura Leigh girl is just strange and has the most annoying voice ever. She also is only nine months sober after overcoming drug and alcohol addiction. Oy. Anyway, she has already given Stassi a call to break the news of her new romance with Jax. Stassi admits to crying over it. When working at SUR that night, Jax and Laura Leigh are all over each other and Stassi feels like she has no friends left since all her friends seem to be siding with Jax.
Everyone shows up to Kristen’s apartment for a get together. Stassi’s not invited. Laura Leigh reads texts that Stassi has sent her basically bullying her! These are some pretty mean texts. Everyone laughs at Stassi even though they all claimed to be her friends just a few weeks ago. I think Laura Leigh is shady going out with Jax after Stassi was nice to her at SUR, and everyone else is rude for laughing at Stassi even though they claimed to be her friends. Also, Stassi is being way too mean.
Lisa hosts her restaurant-wide meeting with the whole SUR staff. Jax starts off by taking responsibility for all the drama that they got into in Vegas. Lisa has an issue with her staff dating each other, because it’s gotten too much and it’s affecting the work place. Lisa is pissed and is laying it down on these kids. Stassi tries to defend herself and play down her Vegas actions. She says she is not some “ghetto bitch” who fights and pulls hair and throws drinks. Except she is.
This is when Laura Leigh blows up and calls out Stassi for harassing her via texts. Laura Leigh exposes Stassi for the fake she was being regarding Jax. Laura Leigh says Stassi said her relationship with Jax was over months ago, so why is she acting up about her going out with Jax now? Kristen, one of Stassi’s friends, also jumps in and starts calling out Stassi on her stuff. Lisa just ends by telling them that they better get their act together or they’re out.
Scheana is performing her single which we saw her record earlier this season. She has enlisted two friends to be her backup dancers and she is kind of worried about what people will say – especially Stassi who has had it out for her at SUR. Stassi is so excited to watch just because she wants Scheana to fail.
The entire SUR gang comes to the performance and Scheana takes the stage. I’m not going to lie, Scheana is not the greatest performer or singer but she did pretty well and had a ton of confidence. Stassi is shocked and impressed, and admits that she showed up to make fun of Scheana but now she can’t.
After the show, Stassi and Scheana bump into each other outside the venue where Stassi is in the middle of a breakdown because she has no friends. Scheana extends her shoulder to cry on and Stassi accepts. Maybe Stassi is feeling so lonely that she is resorting to being friendly with people she previously had issues with? Maybe Stassi should stop putting up a “mean girl” front?!
Scheana and Stassi hug it out and Stassi notices that Scheana is the only one who came to talk to her. Is this the beginning of a new friendship?! Or is Stassi just using Scheana since no one else wants to talk to her?