We can always count on Heather Dubrow to focus on herself instead of the low-base bullshit drama of her castmates. So when the candle flame starts to flicker, we also know she’ll be the first one out the door scooting home to a life of champs and Chanel.
Shannon begins, “I want to be clear. I never expected Vicki to call me or say “thank you” after I left her a message. I did, however, expect a text or some acknowledgment that she received my message. I didn’t call Vicki to “save face” and it certainly wasn’t weeks later either, it was days.”
It’s not like Shannon had an epiphany No, she was just tired of everyone pointing out the obvious: she has unresolved issues with Vicki. Of course Vicki resorted to thinly veiled threats basically forcing Shannon to act like her friend, or else, because the best way to start over is by holding a person hostage by potential secrets. ‘Or else’ what…we’re not sure since Vicki has the ‘or else’ in ‘the vault’ stored alongside the date she realized Brooks was faking cancer.
On Heather Dubrow having to leave the candle store because the scents were too overwhelming and were chocking her, Meghan says “When I saw it, I literally said ‘that’s bull, that’s not true’. It smelled wonderful in the store.”
Vicki gushes over her fabulous life and how she’s persevering after being “knocked down.” She starts off, “As I sit at my desk at Coto Insurance surrounded by stacks of paperwork that you wouldn’t believe, I can’t stop thinking about how fortunate I am of where my life is compared to this same time last year. My insurance agency is growing more than it has ever has, I am in an amazing relationship with my boyfriend Steve, my children and grandchildren are happy and healthy and I have wonderful friends surrounding me. What more could I want. I think every time life knocks you down, it’s a testament on how you recover from it. I think the tough times are definitely needed in our lives, so we appreciate the good times. I was knocked down harder than I have ever been in my life last year, but I know I have grown from it and learned a lot from it as well.”
Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador did not start out too buddy-buddy when they first shared screen time on The Real Housewives of Orange County, but they’ve come a long way since then. Tamra, in fact, seems to be one of Shannon‘s staunchest allies this season, in particular. Maybe Jesus fixed it? Hallelujah!