Real Housewives of Orange County

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - OCTOBER 12: Lydia McLaughlin attends the Nobleman Magazine event with Eurocar at Lido Marina Village on October 12, 2017 in Newport Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Eurocar)

Lydia McLaughlin has left us all confused this season. She’s been both the voice of reason and a total pot-stirrer who finds herself iced out, but she certainly never lacks for finding herself in the midst of drama.

The Real Housewives Of Orange County star warns that there is still plenty of craziness in store – especially once the cast lands in Iceland “I feel like this season finally really picks up and everybody is together and we leave the country together so there’s nowhere to hide, conversations have to happen,” Lydia shared. “People have to talk or express how they’re feeling about one another.”

Peggy & Diko Anniversary

Did you know that Peggy Sulahian is Armenian? Just in case you didn’t catch it, she made sure to mention it for the 984,434,153th time during the last Real Housewives of Orange County episode that the fans were subjected to watching. This season has been a total snooze fest and focusing the most recent episode around Peggy’s wedding anniversary party wasn’t helping manners.

SOS! SOS! When are the cast vacation episodes airing? This show is in desperate need of some excitement this season. Instead we had to watch Peggy and Diko Sulahian celebrating a twenty two year wedding anniversary. Good for them, but the only semi-interesting thing that happened during this episode was Diko confronting Shannon Beador about something her husband David Beador said.

Shannon & the belly dancer

Someone convince me that this is not the worst Real Housewives of Orange County season yet. Aside from Shannon Beador gloriously throwing that plate full of food, nothing has happened. Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge met up during the last episode and they didn’t make up. They barely even argued. Basically they just wasted my time. No one even uttered a gif-worthy line.

Then there’s Peggy Sulahian and her husband Diko Sulahian forcing us to celebrate a 22nd wedding anniversary. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that they have been able to make it work for so long and I actually do see the love between them, but who has a party for twenty two years of anything? Twenty years? Makes sense. Twenty five years? Even better. But twenty two? That’s almost as ridiculous a Ramona Singer having a full on vow renewal for her seventeenth wedding anniversary-a couple years before filing for divorce.

Vicki Gunvalson Says Briana Culberson's Lupus Has Taken A Toll, But She's Doing Okay

Vicki Gunvalson is on yet another redemption tour. She just wants everyone – most notably her Real Housewives Of Orange County co-stars – to move on, move forward, and forget all the awful things she’s said and done (and dated).

First Vicki stopped by the the Wendy Williams Show where she opened up about finding love with Steve Lodge. She totally brought Wendy a Coto gift bag and they made plans to Whoop it up! OMG.

The future is bright for Vicki and Steve, but they’re proceeding with caution. “I just don’t want anymore divorces or break ups – my heart can’t handle it,” she shared.

Tamra is confused by kindness

It finally happened: Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson sat down for a one-on-one conversation after avoiding each other all season on Real Housewives of Orange County. Unfortunately for the fans, it was very anticlimactic. Vicki accused Tamra’s husband Eddie Judge of only being with her to open a up a gym and continued to bring up old rumors. Tamra calmly walked away and that was it.

Well, that was it for a minute. Now that the episode has aired (and the fans have reacted on social media), Tamra is sharing her thoughts on her (attempt at) lunch with Vicki and Peggy Sulahian’s husband Diko Sulahian confronting Shannon Beador at their anniversary party.

Kelly Dodd with Hookah

After a tough start during her first season Kelly Dodd has truly turned things around on Real Housewives of Orange County. She’s giving us the meme and gif-worthy arguments that we live for, but she’s not holding any long grudges. She has struck the perfect Housewife balance and she’s honestly the only one in this cast who has.

Everyone else refuses to interact with each other which makes it feel like I’m watching seven different TV shows spread out over an hour every Monday night. This was supposed to be the lead-in show for Dallas and the Texas women are blowing the OC out of the water this year. Thankfully they’re saving Monday night for the Housewives viewers. But anyway, this season is horrible aside from Kelly’s contributions.  Kelly is the only one who is socializing with every other cast member, she brings it with her own personal story lines, and her quotes. I never in a million years thought I would say this, but Kelly is the only reason this season is worth watching. I hope they turn things around, but they’ve spent every episode so far ignoring each other and talking about things that happened two seasons ago. Move on or get off the show.

Vicki

Vague health scares and extremely questionable diagnoses seem to eternally plague Vicki Gunvalson, but when it comes to her daughter, Briana Culberson, the diagnosis is real. Last year, The Real Housewives Of Orange County star revealed that Briana had been diagnosed with Lupus, a chronic auto-immune disease that can target and damage any part of the body.

Briana hasn’t discussed Lupus or her symptoms much on this season of RHOC, but Vicki shares that it’s been a tough ride for her. “Lupus has affected part of her heart, it’s literally something every other week,” says Vicki, adding that Briana’s immune system has been compromised as a result of the disease as well, which opens her up to viruses.

shannon-beador

It feels like Shannon Beador will never live down the comments she made attributing her weight gain to Vicki Gunvalson. It has been addressed during every single interview she’s done this season and last night’s Watch What Happens Live episode was no exception.

Thankfully for Shannon, she had her girl Jenni Pulos sitting right next to her just in case she needed some support…. and to answer some tough questions herself about the drama between Jeff Lewis and Zoila Chavez.