If you thought the drama in Hong Kong was intense, Eileen Davidson said the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion left her "completely shell-shocked."
"I'm pretty proud of myself because I'm completely shell-shocked from shooting," Davidson told TooFab the morning after taping the reunion. "I could actually not put two words together this morning. It's crazy. I actually sound halfway intelligent. I couldn't have been this clear yesterday."
Unlike co-star Lisa Rinna who has feuded with newbies Eden Sassoon and Dorit Kemsley this season, Davidson has largely steered clear of the drama between the ladies.
When asked how she manages to remain a voice of reason and keep her cool, Davidson joked: "I'm not entirely sure I was successful yesterday. I can't really say anything else. You'll just have to watch."
While her relationship with Lisa Vanderpump has been rocky at times, Davidson told us the trip to Hong Kong -- which continues on Tuesday's episode -- did help thaw the ice between them. Vanderpump spearheaded the trip in an effort to bring awareness to the atrocities that occur at the annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
"I decided to go to Hong Kong since I hadn't gone last year to the march in L.A. because of my son," Davidson told TooFab. "So I decided to accompany Vanderpump and just kind of see what she was doing. I just watched her make the PSA, watched part of the documentary about it, and kind of got a more personal and up-close view of her involvement with it. It kind of helped solve some iciness between the two of us and helped us reach some sort of an understanding, I suppose."
Even though Vanderpump didn't initially invite Davidson on the trip (Erika Girardi did), Davidson said it didn't feel like a pity invite.
"It more just felt like a 'Gosh, I'm backed into a corner, I just have to invite her invite' invite," Davidson said. "And it was awkward for sure, as I think was quite evident, but overall, it wasn't like I had to twist Lisa Vanderpump's arm, so it wasn't that awkward. And it all worked out."
"And in terms of Hong Kong," she added, "it was a very positive trip, but for sure there was a lot of you-know-what that hit the fan."
Davidson blamed some of the drama on lack of sleep and time change.
"When you're jet-lagged and exhausted, all unresolved feelings tend to come to the surface," she said. "Things that if you're emotionally strong enough, you can hold down, but when you're super tired and vulnerable, they tend to pop up. So as you can see, lots of unresolved stuff between Erika and Dorit kind of hits at the boat. It kind of keeps on going, too. There's not a lot of resolution on this trip, and a lot of stuff is brought to the forefront."
(The second part of the Hong Kong trip airs Tuesday, March 21 on Bravo.)
Some of that unresolved drama may have lingered from the Lisa Rinna's face-to-face with Kim Richards at Carnie Wilson's dessert party.
Even though Davidson is close friends with Rinna, she said she wanted to stay out of it and let Rinna "own it on her own." (Cue Lisa Vanderpump: "Own it! Own it! Own it!")
"I chose not to be fully involved that evening," Davidson said. "[Rinna] did not remember saying those things, and I will say from having spoken to her and Eden many times after that conversation they had in the store, it was taken out of context. There was a lot more than just those bullets -– those strong words that have become buzz words. And unfortunately, I know for a fact Lisa Rinna did not have this intention of creating this kind of drama for Kim.
"And when she ended up apologizing at Carnie's, she meant it," she added. "Rinna told me she actually remembered saying it, and I was like, 'OK, well, I've been supporting you this entire way.' And I think for her own good, she kind of needed to do this on her own and just stand there and say, 'This is what happened,' and own it on her own... I think she handled it beautifully. I don't know what else a person wants or what else a person can say – she apologized."
So with resolution on the Kim Richards drama, underlying tensions between Erika Girardi and Dorit Kemsley came to the surface on the trip.
"It's very frustrating because a lot of these people continue to talk over you," Davidson said of dealing with so many different, dynamic personalities. "They just say what they wanna say, especially if it's a lie. A lot of them just think the more they repeat it, that they'll somehow make it true. And it gets very frustrating, but I just always try to remain focused and centered. It's difficult. It really, really is.""Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" airs Tuesdays on Bravo.