Real Housewives of Orange County

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 10: Vicki Gunvalson visits

In her latest blog entry, Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson is not holding back when it comes to sharing her side of things with Tamra Judge. Vicki accuses her former bestie of being calculated and vicious, among other things. She also wants to see some compassion and forgiveness coming from Tamra and Shannon Beador.

Vicki starts off on a positive note by sharing what a “calm balance” her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, brings to her life and how much she loves being able to help Briana with the boys when she has to work a long shift. She then dives into the drama of this week’s episode. “I’m glad that Meghan invited me to the Sip-N-See to see Aspen and to put aside our differences from the past.” She adds, “I don’t necessarily agree with everything she did, but now that time has gone by I can reflect on what I did wrong as well.”

Meghan, Tamra, Shannon talk about Vicki

The party Meghan Edmonds had for her newborn baby during the last episode of Real Housewives of Orange County was beyond awkward. Sure, it was a beautiful event, but meeting baby Aspen was eclipsed by all the drama between the cast since this was the first time all season that they were all in the same room.

Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge are still doing what they can to ignore Vicki Gunvalson, even though they are all on the same reality TV show together. Peggy Sulahian is still being super rude and making zero sense. It was a relatively calm episode in comparison to others this season, but there was still a lot going on.

Peggy is shocked

At this point in the season, Peggy Sulahian doesn’t have much going on in Real Housewives of Orange County. She’s not close with any of these women and her main story line is still abundantly unclear. Hopefully she brings it because at this point  the insensitive jokes are just falling flat and pinching Meghan Edmonds’ lips was far from iconic. Give me a table flip or throw a dish.

Even though Peggy is picking at (and pinching) Meghan in her quest to befriend the OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson, at this point she is pretty much dispensable even though she’s the topic of some horrible rumors outside of the show.

Shannon Beador

Shannon Beador wants us all to know, again, that she will never forgive Vicki Gunvalson! And after seeing Vicki mock her on this week’s episode of Real Housewives Of Orange County, Shannon is “Done!” She’s “F–king DONE!” OK, just kidding – she’s actually still not done talking about Vicki, but she is opening a restaurant.

“One of my least favorite parts of the show is watching back what other people say about you,” shares Shannon, who failed Reality TV 101. “It can get quite frustrating and hurtful when people don’t accurately describe your intentions and say cruel things.”

Lydia & Peggy

Even though Lydia McLaughlin returned to Real Housewives of Orange County under the guise of being a self-proclaimed “friendship whisperer,” she’s come across as more of a shit stirrer than anything. Weeks after the episode with Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd’s confrontation at the Quiet Woman aired, Lydia is still defending herself and insisting that she didn’t intend to cause drama. Sure, Lydia. Likely story…

Aside from shamelessly promoting her magazine, her main story line this season is her supposed quest to reunite the friendships in the cast- even though she herself never kept in touch with Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge when she left the show and she isn’t close to anyone in the cast. It all seems way out of bounds for her take on, but she is still really pushing this “friendship whisperer” nonsense.

Kelly Dodd makes amends with Shannon

Even though we are only a few episodes into this Real Housewives of Orange County season, it is still hard to figure out Peggy Sulahian. None of her metaphors or jokes make any sense. Is she trying to be funny or does she just actually not know what’s going on?

As of now, it’s hard to tell, but one person who does not seem to be a fan of Peggy’s is Kelly Dodd. Sure, that hasn’t really come across in the episodes we’ve seen so far, but Kelly definitely makes it clear that she is not too fond of the new girl these days.

Peggy joins RHOC

In all honesty Peggy Sulahian is no contender for Rookie of the Year in the Real Housewives franchise. None of her jokes land. She has no relationships with anyone on Real Housewives of Orange County and she doesn’t really have a story line so far. Nevertheless, the most redeeming thing Peggy brought to the show was her solid relationship with husband Diko Sulahian.

Sure, their first episode was super obnoxious with the gift giving and then there was that ostentatious Lamborghini party, but they really had some sweet moments when he accompanied her for her breast reconstruction consultation. My point is that even though she really isn’t wowing me at the moment, most of us can agree that her marriage seems pretty solid…. except for the fact that Peggy and Diko might not actually be married.

Vicki Gunvalson

On last night’s Real Housewives Of Orange County, enemy factions were forced to come face-to-face for the second coming, actually THIRD coming, of Jim Edmond‘s reproductive prowess. By that I mean that Meghan Edmonds hosted a Sip and See, and decided the theme would be World War III by Bravo: Bitter-er, Blonder, Boozier.

First, though, there had to be a re-connection between Shannon “Poncho” Beador and Kelly “Rejuvenated” Dodd. Yeah, that turned into an everlasting friendship!

Vicki Gunvalson lives in a world in which no one but her equally delusional imaginary friend exists. Vicki’s slip was showing and it certainly was not virginal white as she menacingly promised to make Tamra Judge and Shannon suffer for turning their backs on her, like this is that 90’s Tori Spelling Lifetime movie A Friend To Die For where the unpopular girl takes revenge on the bully cheerleaders. Ugh – if Shannon and Tamra are your aspirational friends, oh dear than you, Vicki, are more screwed up than Brooks led us to believe you were!