RHOC

Lydia's brother Jesse

Once again, I found myself being jealous of one of the Real Housewives kids having an over the top birthday party. First Tamra Judge’s daughter Ava had a unicorn themed party in a beer garden. Now, Lydia McLaughlin’s son is living it up at a movie themed party, complete with a red carpet and screening for his friends.

I would kill to have one of these parties to celebrate my birthday. Nevertheless, Lydia’s party this week didn’t really move the plot forward on Real Housewives of Orange County. Good for her though, this is the one week she isn’t stirring up involved in the drama.

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Vicki Gunvalson may be the OG of OC, but she’s been hard pressed to find many allies this season of The Real Housewives Of Orange County. Thus, meeting newcomer Peggy Sulahian was just what the fake cancer doctor ordered! After meeting Peggy for all of thirty minutes, Vicki claims they share a deep bond – a bond which was immediately formed over the recent passing of both womens’ parents.

Vicki shares, “This week I met Peggy and Diko. They were so sweet and so kind that I had an immediate connection to them both. I’m really glad that Lydia [McLaughlin] invited them to Stirling’s birthday party as she had talked so highly of them before. When Peggy told me of the recent passing of her father, it brought me back to how I felt when I heard my mother unexpectedly passed as well.”

Shannon teaches Sophie to drive

After the craziness that went down during last week’s Real Housewives of Orange County episode at The Quiet Woman, this week’s episode was a walk in the park for Shannon Beador. Then again, pretty much nothing could outdo the plate throwing that took place at The Quiet Woman.

Aside from teaching her daughter how to drive and complaining about Kelly Dodd, Shannon had a pretty uneventful episode – or so she thought. Behind Shannon’s back, Kelly theorized that Shannon has Stockholm Syndrome, with Tamra Judge as her captor. Shannon obviously had a lot to say about that.

Tamra gives speech about Erasing Families

Even though Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson haven’t appeared on screen together at all this season, they sure are talking about each other a lot. If you were playing a drinking game with a rule to drink every single time they mention each other’s name, you would be wasted pretty quickly.

During the last episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra talked about something very important: her life as an “erased parent” in a speech at a gala for other parents going through something similar.

Vicki sucks up to Peggy

It’s the fate of new Housewives in every city to undergo a ritual hazing process before they emerge as the hero, villain, or straight up snooze fest they’re destined to be. In Peggy Sulahian’s case, the hazing occurred at The Quiet Woman, but her position among The Real Housewives Of Orange County has yet to be determined. So far, Peggy thinks Kelly Dodd is a wee bit crazy, but deserving of a second chance, and that Vicki Gunvalson has solid friendship potential. (We won’t clue her in just yet to the truth about these two suppositions – let’s just pop our popcorn and watch the show, eh?)

In her blog, Peggy describes her reaction to Kelly goading Shannon Beador at their Quiet Woman dinner, where Lydia McLaughlin and Tamra Judge were also in attendance. “It was so strange seeing Kelly act the way she did during dinner. It was the first time I met her in person (I was introduced to her over Lydia’s FaceTime a few hours before) and she did not leave me with the best impression. Over FaceTime she seemed like such a fun and loving person who’s the life of the party, but when I saw her act that way during dinner it completely threw me off.”

shannon

Only four episodes in to this Real Housewives of Orange County season and it’s already accurate to say that this has been a tough season for Shannon Beador. From the weight gain to throwing a plate full of food at Kelly Dodd, Shannon has really been going through it.

Shannon had a lot of tough questions to answer when she was a guest on Watch What Happens Live.

Vicki & Kelly on RHOC

On last night’s Real Housewives Of Orange County, Kelly Dodd underwent a Real Housewives rite of passage and rejuvenated her vagina right on TV! It is a place many a’Housewives have gone before and lived to tell about it… which I guess is a blessing, right?! Also, Vicki Gunvalson‘s devotion to proving she did not fake cancer continued with her cozying up to newbie Peggy Sulahian by promising to be the best darn girlfriend Peggy ever did have.

Shannon Beador is dressing like Carnie Wilson now, but she will not mediate Housewives disputes with cheesecakes. Instead she will go to Tamra Judge‘s house and sip water laced with Pure Calm pills. Tamra promises they create an ethereal zen, like being inside the mind of Dr. Moon as he practices transcendentalism. Despite her avid non-toxicism, the cotillion queen in Shannon admits a cocktail would work better. 

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Move over Kylie Jenner, Vicki Gunvalson is coming for you. No, Vicki is not getting lip injections or dancing to rap songs on Snapchat. Vicki actually has her own line of lip colors in the works.

So it looks like the youngest Jenner has some competition in the reality TV lipstick business- a small subset, but still a subset nonetheless.