LAST EDITED ON 04-24-06 AT 05:33 AM (EST)
I think Kelly single-handedly changed the feeling of the House and put everyone on edge more than any other HG ever did. She was always exploding or on the verge of exploding at SOMEONE.
You never knew what would set her off, or for how long, with her days and days of dirty looks, pouting, flouncing and telephonic diatribes to her husband. I try to imagine living with someone like Kelly in MY House - I would leave, and these women can't leave without leaving the show. She is a bully whose aggressiveness was so unappealing I barely cared how she got that way. The sympathy ended when the behavior hurt others, and more than any other HG, Kelly hurt others. And she enjoyed it. "I can Kick your a** with my mouth alone" is a braggart talking, taking pride in her ugly behavior. And it was even more offensive because she directed much of it at Kim, who had already taken enough abuse to last anyone a lifetime.
With this kind of toxic presence in the House, the other women's stories became almost sidenotes to the impending trainwreck that Kelly represented. She drove the SO House off the track, into the dirt and then over the cliff, and the show let her.
I am glad she's outta there and they finally figured out that this was the most they could do with her outward persona - because there was nothing they could do with her inner mess. They went for dramatic tension by casting Kelly, and in so doing, they threw away the connections and community that made SO worth watching.