What a strange episode! So Kelly Dodd is a rampant liability who needs to be exposed, so suddenly the ladies are all BFF with Vicki again. Yes, even Shannon. Tequila Shots became the Trojan Horse of RHOC last night, and it was well, awful.
These women know Vicki’s love tank, all cylinders of it, are running on “E” and her yearning to be their friend is so palpable you could drink it in a shot glass. Yet, who is Kelly’s only conceivable ally on RHOC? Vicki – the other ostracized one. And how do you get Kelly defenseless when she’s indefensible? Capture Vicki, leaving her bogged down in the conflict between what is right and what is right for her right now.
Last week we had drunken fits, nasty words exchanged, Tamra Judge hyper-ventilating, and the ladies getting kicked out of a high end store. This week we have more of the same, with some cow milking mixed in.
“I think because I’m now so well-known for being ‘me’ that it’s just an odd thing,” Heather explained. “And the kinds of things they call me about are to either be myself – which I don’t wanna do – or kind of a ‘stereotypical of my character as it’s perceived on the show’ role.”
Poor Heather Dubrow is distressed that her reputation in Ireland has been ruined by association with Kelly Dodd. While Heather is “over” Kelly and steering clear, she wonders where Kelly’s ‘good friend’ Vicki Gunvalson was to defend in her friend’s moments of peril?! (A: Whooping Me Up!).
This Ireland trip is making some great TV on Real Housewives of Orange County thanks to Kelly Dodd and her antics. This season would be boring without her – at least in my opinion. Although I don’t know what the cast members think about her constant outbursts, but as a viewer, I’m seriously living for it. I’m also curious about how Meghan Edmonds feels since Kelly was brought on the show as HER friend. And now she’s going off on everyone and becoming best friends with Vicki Gunvalson, who Meghan can’t stand.
Then there’s this Ireland trip. ProductionMeghan planned this trip with her husband Jim Edmonds after tracing back their baby’s genealogy to Ireland. So I find it weird that the two of them didn’t go and that Meghan (obviously) had to sit out on a lot of the antics since she can’t party while she’s pregnant. Meghan is on the sidelines of “her” own trip thanks to Kelly taking on the staring role – as per usual. So how does Meghan feel about Kelly saying offensive things to and about Tamra Judge and Heather Dubrow during their vacation?