This week’s Real Housewives Of Orange County injected some much-needed (albeit insane) energy into a season that’s limped along at a snail’s pace. Kelly Dodd shares her thoughts on Vicki Gunvalson’s medical emergency, the ladies’ all-night argument in Shannon Beador’s hotel room, and why Peggy Sulahian finally pushed her over the edge. Kelly jokes, “The sun never sets in Iceland, and neither do we! If it seems like the longest day ever, it was. That’s what being in Iceland is like!”
When Vicki started experiencing symptoms of what she thought was a heart attack, Kelly says she knew it was probably just anxiety. She explains, “I knew right away that Vicki was having an anxiety attack. She was exhausted, and I think she was scared to go to dinner, because sometimes going to those dinners can be like entering the lion’s den. I like Peggy. I think she’s a good person, and I know that her intentions are good, but she really gets on my nerves. I have a ‘hot’ button, and that button gets pushed when somebody tries to tell me what to do. That is what Peggy does to me over, and over, and over again. I finally lost my patience with her.”
Peggy tries to explain her manic behavior during the Vicki health crisis. “As Vicki was lying in bed sick, heart palpitating, in a sweat, and having difficulty breathing, all I wanted was for someone to come and help her. Just help her be better. I didn’t want to see her in distress. Clearly, I am not the calmest person in times of stress, but I will try and be there for you. My focus will be on making the person better. But I was very perplexed!”
Poor Vicki her love tank’s connected to her heart valve, her heart valve’s connected to that part of her brain that says ‘PAY ATTENTION TO ME! ME! ME! ME!” So she was vomiting and having heart palpitations while Peggy Sulahian and Kelly Dodd fought over who was better at caring for Vicki’s sputtering love tank.
Shannon shared the news with her Real Housewives of Orange County co-stars today while filming the season 12 reunion. “It’s heartbreaking for me and my daughters that this is the road that had to be taken but it’s the only way,” Shannon told People. “I felt alone in my marriage. You can do what you can to keep your family together, but you have to have willing parties. You need two people to make a marriage work, and that wasn’t happening in our relationship.”
Who would have thought that Kelly Doddwould be the most reasonable and likable cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County(by far)!? She is the only one who has been consistently enjoyable to watch and she usually has some insightful commentary.
She stayed out of the fray during the group trip to Iceland during the last episode, but she had a lot to say about the boring excuses for story lines that we were subjected to “drama.”
In her blog for this week’s episode, Peggy describes the most frightening experience to date, and she’s not referring to Shannon’s bed head after a seventeen hour plane ride or even that fermented shark blob that had half her co-stars gagging up a lung. Before delving into the terrifying, Peggy focuses on the positive…and the obvious (read: traveling to Iceland from the OC, generally). She begins, “Our trip to Iceland began with a long plane ride. We were greeted with cold weather and in anticipation of Orange County girls being unprepared for the obvious, Lydia planned a shopping trip to head off any problems. Girls and shopping is a classic combination which can bring out the best in every situation. As such, Vicki and Tamra started to reconnect. You could see they had a bond. They understood each other and hopefully, things will get better.” Why yes, it is a long flight. And no, none of you packed appropriately.
Normally, I’m all for any Real Housewives feud, but the issues between Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge stopped entertaining me a long time ago. Their refusal to acknowledge each other – other than to bring up issues from YEARS ago without actually moving forward – has really fragmented the show. #NotMyRealHousewives.
I loved seeing the two of them giggling and being playful while they shopped for coats during the last episode in Iceland. It was also very awkward (yet low key entertaining) to see Shannon Beador‘s disapproval and discomfort in response to their interaction. The episode wasn’t all laughs and shopping for Vicki though. She had a serious medical scare at the end of it.