Erika Stood Up For Herself On 'RHOBH'

by Alaina Urquhart-White
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This season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills has been shocking to say the least. Between all of the feuding and the infamous "pantygate," things have truly been bananas. One thing that has been a pleasant surprise is how we have been starting to see a side of Erika Jayne on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that we were never shown in previous seasons. She is starting to open up and express her feelings in a way that we have never seen before, and, during Tuesday's episode, Erika stood up for herself in a big way.

Of course, it all began with the aforementioned "pantygate" issue that was brought back up over dinner in Hong Kong. Again, the women tried to explain to Dorit that it was not okay for her to make Erika out to be the villain in the situation and to make P.K. out to be an innocent victim of Erika's accidental exposure. Dorit ended up finally apologizing when Erika explained that her own husband Tom was actually the one that she felt bad for because thanks to Dorit and P.K.'s constant joking about it, she was finding herself having to explain to him what actually happened. When Erika wasn't taking a simple, "I am sorry" as consolation, things got extremely tense at the dinner table.

Eileen tried to jump in and say that Dorit was sorry and that she didn't do anything so horrible that a sincere apology shouldn't remedy it. Unfortunately, she used the phrase, "It's not like she killed your kid" and that is when Erika snapped. Erika's son is a police officer and since that job happens to be one of the most dangerous out there, the phrasing Eileen chose really hit a nerve. Erika ended up in tears and got really deep into telling the women that she never brings it up because it scares her to think of her child in constant danger.

Erika certainly made her boundaries crystal clear tonight and one thing is to be taken from it all: Don't mess with Mama Erika.