Vanderpump Rules’ Raquel Leviss stands up to Lala Kent
Another week, another new episode of “Vanderpump Rules” season 10 fraught with Shakespearian-level dramatic irony as the show reveals the mounting drama leading up to the revelation of Tom Sandoval, 40, and Raquel Leviss’ months-long affair.
In this week’s installment, the gals are still reeling from the Lake Havasu girls trip gone wrong (the most common type of Lake Havasu girls trip).
A pool party with the whole gang at Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix’s once happy home plays, on the surface, like “Mean Girls” lite.
Lala Kent and Katie Maloney are still on the offense over Leviss’ behavior on the trip — namely that she got drunk and made out with a Vegas waiter Kent liked and then used a kiddo galaxy light to illuminate her Vegas hotel room.
“I was being young and fun and single and living my life, and these girls literally set me up to make me seem like I’m only chasing after guys that they’re interested in,” Leviss, 28, says early in the episode.
Kent and Maloney, 36, are accused of being the villains in their treatments of Leviss, who seems intent on defending herself against the volatile Kent.
“She is kinda thriving, kinda hot,” Tom Schwartz says of Leviss defending herself.
Not surprisingly, Tom Sandoval also stands up for the woman we now know to be his mistress, confronting Maloney for being a supposed bully.
“Katie, here’s the thing with you: If somebody doesn’t have your exact perspective, they’re somehow wrong” he says.
Leviss is also impressed with herself.
“I’m loving this new version of me,” she says — a moment that now feels chilling.
Kent, 32, who recently said on a podcast that she missed the obvious signs of the affair, is intent on getting the last word.
“She’s real, but let her open her mouth, cos you’ll want to run,” she says of Leviss.
There’s plenty more drama to come, as the mid season “Vanderpump Rules” trailer recently revealed.
And the reunion is also on the horizon and set to be taped on March 23.
Leviss recently said she will indeed make an appearance, but it remains to be seen how the show will handle the logistics given Leviss’ restraining order against Scheana Shay.
Shay, 37, allegedly became violent with former bestie Leviss after her affair with Sandoval was revealed.
Madix, 37, meanwhile, seems to be doing relatively well in the wake of being betrayed by her longtime boyfriend and close friend.
It was just announced that she’ll appear in the Lifetime movie “Buying Back My Daughter.”
And, she recently took to Instagram to post about a vibrator giveaway for Bellesa sex toys.
“Sometimes you just gotta change up your vibe,” she wrote in the caption.
“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.