updated 01/17/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/17/2012 AT 10:20 AM ET
Was the opening of Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant, Sur, the most dramatic party in the history of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?
The newly renovated space was gorgeous, and we can only assume that the food and drinks were delightful. But Lisa’s event became a minefield of emotions thanks to three guests, both invited and uninvited.
First the uninvited: Lisa’s former houseguest Cedric showed up unannounced, apparently hoping to make up after an off-camera fight last year that turned the best friends into enemies. Lisa was polite but pointed when asking him to leave.
Then, Kim Richards showed up with her boyfriend, Ken. Kyle hadn’t seen her sister since their fight in Hawaii, so it was bound to be awkward. But with Kim acting out of sorts, locking herself in the bathroom and telling Kyle she wanted out of her relationship, the sisters’ sit-down became a tearful spectacle.
Finally, with her psychiatrist in tow, Taylor Armstrong arrived in a leopard-print party dress, hoping to come clean about her abusive relationship. During a group therapy session with her costars at the noisy party, Taylor apologized for acting out in recent months as she struggled to “keep a lid on it” while her life spun out of control.
That’s one way to launch a restaurant!