I am SO over talking about Shannon Beador’scontroversial ’70’s party on Real Housewives of Orange County. It is this season’s story line that seems like it will never die. Don’t get me wrong, it was a wild episode and I was thoroughly entertained, but I’m tired of them all rehashing different versions of the same story over and over again.
Obviously, the main event was Shannon vs. Kelly Dodd, but Vicki Gunvalson also got into it with Shannon‘s husband David Beador. And it all weirdly ended with Vicki leaving a voicemail for Brooks Ayers in the back of a limo. It was such a hot mess and now Vicki is sharing her side of the story – yet again.
Shannon insists she doesn’t know why Kelly doesn’t like her, adding, “I really was nice to her at that boat party. I had tons of conversations with she and her husband so I don’t know.”
Amy asks Shannon if she thinks Vicki Gunvalson got in Kelly‘s ear. “I don’t know,” she says. “It is possible. I don’t know what their agenda is. I didn’t really spend that much time with them [at that point in the season].” As for where Kelly and Shannon stand now, she teases, “It’s a road that takes you up hills and down hills. I will tell you that.”
No matter how you feel about Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd, you have to admit that the drama at the ’70s party seems very suspicious. I’m not saying that Shannon threw a themed event with the sole intention of exposing Kelly, but I find it very hard to believe Shannon had “no idea” her ratchet friends knew Kelly. Please. Shannon has hated Kelly from the start, so I’m sure she was complaining about her to someone and figured out those two annoying women hated Kelly as well.
I don’t think the whole situation was elaborately planned to discredit Kelly, but at the very least, it definitely seems like Shannon encouraged the gossip and shit stirring. And in a #TotalHousewifeMove, Kelly is determined to prove that.
So I’m not at all surprised that she tried to skew that whole fall out with David Beador at the 70’s party in a way that makes it seem like she was innocently attacked. Sure, Tamra Judge believed her when Vicki shared her side of the story during the next episode, but there’s no way that she could get away with that considering that the cameras were rolling.
The discord between Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd went from zero to one hundred – real quick. Right off the bat these two did not get along and there was really no real reason for it. That initial tension escalated into some insanely sketchy shit: i.e. Shannon’s out of control ’70s themed party.
It’s still up for debate whether or not Shannon ambushed Kelly when her rude friends took digs at Kelly and her marriage. It looks super shady in all honesty. I don’t believe for one second that Shannon had no idea that those women knew Kelly, but it’s hard for me to figure out if that whole interaction was premeditated or not. And Shannon and Kelly have very different views of their history.
The show begins with a lot of banter between Heather and her assistant Natalie. While I think they’re cute together, I’m getting to the meat and potatoes (two things Heather probably doesn’t eat!) to focus on their discussion of Real Housewives of Orange County because the podcast is almost 90 minutes.
Heather warns there are no “bridge episodes” this season and it’s a nonstop whirlwind. “Something happens every week of this entire season – it was nuts.”