As far as Real Housewives Of Orange County reunions go this one was very calculated. I’m not saying it wasn’t deserved – BECAUSE IN MANY WAYS IT SO WAS – but it was abundantly clear the ladies conspired to ‘stick together’ and focus all the animosity on Vicki Gunvalson. The ladies definitely leveraged their ‘fake friendship kumbaya’ routine to take-on Vicki as a unified group.
And why do I have an inkling that all these new-found best friendships of the RHOC, centered around ‘Vile Vicki‘, are completely fake and next season will be exploding in everyone’s faces? Meanwhile Tamra Judge and Vicki will become each other’s Friendship Warriors once again.
Andy, sensing the Confusion By Satan creepy calm, quizzes Vicki about how many Xanax she took. Vicki insists, “I don’t have anything in me by water and coffee.” Which equals Vicki being full of shit! Or she’ll be pissing the sofa to mark her territory as OG of The OC. Who knows – maybe she’s scored an endorsement deal for Puppy Pads?
Tonight begins the reputedly epic reunion where Vicki is confronted with details about her relationship to Brooks Ayers and what she knows about his cancer. Andy Cohen described it as a “very adult” reunion, explaining that although there was drama and arguing, there were no tantrums and screaming. Despite, obviously, nothing was resolved between Vicki and the other ladies.
Whoa! All is certainly not fair in love and war, especially if you’re the biggest star of this season’s Real Housewives of Orange County. And I’m not talking about the actual housewives. Brooks Ayers, who’s cancer storyline stole everyone’s thunder – and annoyed viewers to no end – this year, is stirring the pot a little more with his recent trash talk about ex-girlfriend, Vicki Gunvalson.
While Vicki cryptically told Andy Cohen on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live that “it was a lot of things” contributing to their breakup, Brooks says that he and Vicki sought counseling way back in March to intervene in their rocky relationship. “I said, ‘Listen, we need some third-party help. I’m not gonna be influenced by you,'” Brooks divulged to E! News.
It appears that Vicki Gunvalson is doing some serious backtracking, or possibly righting some serious wrongs depending on how you look at it, because she’s doing a little fact checking of her own! Satan may love confusion, but Google sure doesn’t!
Addressing the season finale – and really the entire season – of Real Housewives Of Orange County in her blog, Vicki is left with “mixed emotions” and confusion. “I don’t know how or why the season ended the way it did, but all I want to share with you at this time is my perspective and what I went through this year AFTER the death of my mother.”
After being constantly questioned about whether or not Brooks Ayers is lying about cancer (and whether or not Vicki was complicit in this lie), the OG of OC decided to finally explain why she was so evasive and defensive. She also ‘clears up’ (eye roll) that mysterious IV story that started circulating around the season finale. But most interestingly, Vicki also questions some other Real Housewives claims of “cancer”. Ahem… Tamra!
“I was happy Vicki showed up, but a little disappointed she wanted to run out the door and wouldn’t really socialize with anyone. As you witnessed, Meghan even tried to bring Vicki into the group conversation. All the ladies told me they had no intention of bringing up Brooks, everyone was OVER IT! It was Billy (Vicki’s brother) that brought up Brooks, then it became a topic of conversation that got ugly fast,” said Tamra. “I can’t help but think that Vicki put her brother and his girlfriend up it, so they could fight her battles. Kind of like what she did with me by showing me the CT scan.”
Lizzie Rovsek has been unfortunately absent for much of this season of Real Housewives Of Orange County. Prior to it airing Lizzie said she opted to film less due to the incredible negativity of the season – she wasn’t kidding!
With all the talk about Jesus in the season finale, the only person who demonstrated any kindness (or sanity), was, in fact, Lizzie, who distanced herself from the confusion of Satan. (She also didn’t climb on a cross or crucify herself!).
Believing season 10 “ended on a very sad note,” Lizzie is disappointed that so many friendships suffered. “I hope time can bring clarity and forgiveness for everyone. After all, we all live in glass houses.”
As per usual, there are conflicting reports about what the reunion will reveal. Shannon insists we “will see the truth” and “it’s clear as a bell.” However, Vicki says, “They wanted me to admit something that wasn’t the truth and I wasn’t going to. You’ll find out.” Clear as mud, considering Shannon’s truth and Vicki’s truth could NOT be further apart. Look below for a breakdown of the three-part reunion and the much-anticipated sneak peek.
About Tamra‘s baptism, Shannon said, “I am very proud of Tamra’s decision to get baptized. Tamra and I each went through our own horrendous experiences last year and we both found our way to the Lord to help navigate us through. We both have come out of it stronger than ever, and I feel a special connection with her. Tamra’s speech was incredible; she has an amazing heart.”