This week’s Real Housewives Of Orange County seemed like a bridge episode, linking us from the crazy plate tossing of yesterday to the Sip n’ See snubbing of tomorrow. Perhaps more than in any other season, battle lines have been drawn between the ladies, and Shannon Beador says she has no plans of crossing them anytime soon – especially when it comes to Vicki Gunvalson. Her position this season: Speak no Vicki, See No Vicki, Hear No Vicki.
Shannon does at least have room in her heart for babies! She gushes about meeting Meghan Edmond’s daughter, Aspen, for the first time. “Tamra [Judge] and I haven’t seen Meghan since she had her baby so it was nice to finally reconnect with her at lunch. I don’t think I have met a happier baby than Aspen, she is absolutely precious!”
But Shannon is not necessarily looking forward to her next interaction with baby Aspen, as Vicki will be present. She previews in her blog, “Looks like we will finally be seeing Vicki for the first time in months at Meghan’s Sip and See. I don’t intend to interact with her because I have nothing to say to her.”
After watching Peggy Sulahian’s husband Diko’s on-camera reaction to Shannon and Peggy’s phone call, she also isn’t sure she’s going to find an allies in the sports car moguls. She complains, “It’s interesting to see Diko’s reactions and hear his opinions about me when we have never even met. Lots of judging by new people this year, that’s for sure. David [Beador] and Eddie [Judge] have made it clear that they do not want to attend any events where Vicki will be present, and I respect their decision. And for this reason, I respectfully declined Peggy’s invitation to her Lamborghini unveiling.”
Okay, once again the point must be made: YOU ARE ON A SHOW TOGETHER. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t like when the cast starts stepping in to the producer’s shoes, demanding where and when they will film, with whom they will interact and why. Every franchise has had a touch of this diva-fluenza over the years, but damn! RHOC is taking it to RHONJ levels, circa Gorgas-versus-Giudices days. (And we all bore witness to where that got them!) Sigh.
Anyway, Shannon is not taking a shine to Peggy so far – even though her only interaction with Peggy consisted of Shannon losing her effing mind in a restaurant! She explains her reaction to seeing Peggy pinch Meghan’s mouth closed: “I usually don’t comment on parts of the show where I’m not present, but I do have to say it was quite surprising to see Peggy physically pinch Meghan’s lips together in an effort to stop her from talking. Peggy had never met Meghan prior to her event and I thought it was unkind. I wouldn’t have appreciated her doing that to me.”
TELL US: ARE YOU GROWING WEARY OF THESE LADIES AVOIDING ONE ANOTHER, OR IS IT INEVITABLE? WILL SHANNON AND PEGGY EVENTUALLY GET ALONG?
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