This is Brandi’s ENTIRE post…
Finally, the wedding episode! Well kitty cats, I actually really enjoyed this episode. It was lovely to sit back, relax and be thoroughly entertained because I wasn’t in it! Phew. This girl needed a week off. It was fabulous to see two young, beautiful people get married and start an amazing adventure. I am by no means a scorned ex-wife and think marriage is the most wonderful of all experiences. You could see how very much in love these kids are and it was heart-warming to witness (even through the TV).
I’ve had many people ask me why I wasn’t at the wedding. At the time, Lisa and I weren’t as close and I had never spent any time with Pandy. I wasn’t expecting an invitation and, honestly, I wasn’t the least bit bothered not to receive one.
Back to the wedding: I loved when Ken said he wasn’t giving Pandora away but sharing her. That brought tears to my eyes. While it is always about the bride on her wedding day, I thought Pandy’s gift to her mom to wear matching tiaras was very touching and it didn’t upstage her in the slightest.
I send the very best of wishes to the beautiful couple.
As for Taylor, you all know its my policy to rarely discuss Taylor and Russell. So I will only say that it was great to see the women come together to support Taylor. My heart goes out to all of those grieving.
(NOTE: Was totally unaware of Brandi’s policy!)
Speaking of starting their lives, I’m also hoping for the best for Taylor and her daughter as they move forward. While she was ready to move on from her marriage, Russell’s suicide was obviously still a shock to her, and to everyone else. When we got together at Kyle’s, I was so glad that she made the effort to come. It’s wonderful to have friends when times are good, but it’s essential to have them when times are rough. I think the get-together lifted Taylor’s spirits somewhat. That was one of our best afternoons as a group, and I’m glad you got to see us at a time when we could celebrate everyone’s accomplishments. (Which accomplishments would they be…exactly…, Adrienne? Interesting that Adrienne refers to Shana’s child as “her daughter” and not her name… distancing much, Adrienne??)
I just think that women bicker, of course, because we’re not all going to agree on everything, but at the end of the day when we really need to be there for one another, we are. That’s what I like about this group of women, they will support each other. They’ve supported me when I was going through my divorce, and we’ll support Taylor through her trying times. At the restaurant Adrienne and I definitely had questions for Taylor, but as she explained things we realized it was time to put that aside and make sure that our friend was OK, for her and her daughters sake. (Note: Why was Camille and Adrienne’s questions edited from this “reality” show? And why was Kim totally taken out?)
Kim not showing up I thought was a combination of things. She was distracted because she was in a new relationship. Her behavior did seem odd, but Kim can be quirky at times, that’s part of her personality. I didn’t spend enough time with her to really know what was going on in her personal life. It’s hard to see the sisters fight. It’s hard to see anybody fight. Emotions get involved. We’re all strong women but we’re all sensitive too. Sometimes we’re misunderstood and sometimes we misunderstand. But I think all of us girls have good intentions, and we do truly care.
“Taylor was clearly at her breaking point. The other women and I really did try to protect her and advise her as best we could. Leaving Russell seemed such an obvious choice to me, however, not everyone has the strength or the courage to leave. At times it seemed our group questioned Taylor and her stories of abuse. However, with time the picture became much clearer. I personally was worried about using the words “domestic violence” or “abuse.” If Russell was capable of the things we were being told, what would he do if we dared to utter those words on camera?
I guess what we have learned this season, is that addiction, domestic violence, and even suicide do not discriminate — no matter where you live, how big your house is, or what kind of car you drive.”
It was a very happy ending to a very troubled season. And I think we all needed some happiness, correct? (UH…viewers would have appreciated some “reality”… no one cares about Pandorka’s wedding…)
Finally, I received a lot of comments about who should or should not be brought back for Season 3. Everyone has both their fans and their detractors. What you should know is that no decisions have been made. No one has been picked up or let go for a potential Season 3.
NOTE: Well, isn’t that USUALLY how the casting procedure goes, RuPaul???
Lisa and I are not that close so that’s why I wasn’t at the wedding, but I’m happy for her anyway. I thought Ken and Lisa were really cute about the whole thing. I’m glad the season ended on a happy note, and let me just say it has been an absolute ball getting to know the ladies and the fans this season.
Dana Wilkey… (Prediction: Dana’s gettin’ da Bravo boot…)
On that note, even the people who hate me have been entertaining so know that I feel blessed to have had this experience. I’m going through a lot of changes in my life some of which you will hear about at the reunion. So no matter what happens next season, and believe me anything can happen in the world of reality. . .let’s keep in touch!
NOTE: Dana’s “changes”… I predict will be: Dana is no longer engaged and will not have that castle wedding.