Vicki Gunvalson

Lydia & Peggy

Even though Lydia McLaughlin returned to Real Housewives of Orange County under the guise of being a self-proclaimed “friendship whisperer,” she’s come across as more of a shit stirrer than anything. Weeks after the episode with Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd’s confrontation at the Quiet Woman aired, Lydia is still defending herself and insisting that she didn’t intend to cause drama. Sure, Lydia. Likely story…

Aside from shamelessly promoting her magazine, her main story line this season is her supposed quest to reunite the friendships in the cast- even though she herself never kept in touch with Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge when she left the show and she isn’t close to anyone in the cast. It all seems way out of bounds for her take on, but she is still really pushing this “friendship whisperer” nonsense.

Kelly Dodd makes amends with Shannon

Even though we are only a few episodes into this Real Housewives of Orange County season, it is still hard to figure out Peggy Sulahian. None of her metaphors or jokes make any sense. Is she trying to be funny or does she just actually not know what’s going on?

As of now, it’s hard to tell, but one person who does not seem to be a fan of Peggy’s is Kelly Dodd. Sure, that hasn’t really come across in the episodes we’ve seen so far, but Kelly definitely makes it clear that she is not too fond of the new girl these days.

Jacqueline

Whether you loved her or hated her, Jacqueline Laurita was the main source of drama on Real Housewives of New Jersey last year. Without her antics, there would have been nothing to tweet about and nothing for the ladies to argue about at the reunion. Sure, it was tough to watch most of the time, but she at least gave the fans something to have an opinion about… even if your opinion wasn’t positive.

Nevertheless, even the most die hard fans of the show have to admit that it was in a real rut last season so it will be interesting to see how things play out now that Jacqueline is out of the picture.

Vicki Gunvalson

On last night’s Real Housewives Of Orange County, enemy factions were forced to come face-to-face for the second coming, actually THIRD coming, of Jim Edmond‘s reproductive prowess. By that I mean that Meghan Edmonds hosted a Sip and See, and decided the theme would be World War III by Bravo: Bitter-er, Blonder, Boozier.

First, though, there had to be a re-connection between Shannon “Poncho” Beador and Kelly “Rejuvenated” Dodd. Yeah, that turned into an everlasting friendship!

Vicki Gunvalson lives in a world in which no one but her equally delusional imaginary friend exists. Vicki’s slip was showing and it certainly was not virginal white as she menacingly promised to make Tamra Judge and Shannon suffer for turning their backs on her, like this is that 90’s Tori Spelling Lifetime movie A Friend To Die For where the unpopular girl takes revenge on the bully cheerleaders. Ugh – if Shannon and Tamra are your aspirational friends, oh dear than you, Vicki, are more screwed up than Brooks led us to believe you were!

Shannon teaches Sophie to drive

At this point there’s no doubt that Shannon Beador is having the toughest time out of all the Real Housewives of Orange County cast members this season. From her marriage, to her weight, to her fights with Kelly Dodd and Lydia McLaughlin, she has really been struggling.

Not only that but she lost her previous alliance member Heather Dubrow and she still refuses to speak to Vicki Gunvalson even though they’re cast members on the same reality TV show.

Peggy Grabs Meghan's Lips

Even though Meghan Edmonds is the one who brought Kelly Dodd to Real Housewives of Orange County, the two could not be more different. Not only that, but Kelly has serious issues with Meghan’s good friends Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador and has chosen to stand by Vicki Gunvalson (Meghan’s least favorite person in the cast) no matter what.

Needless to say, it’s clear that Meghan had no idea what she was getting herself into when she introduced Kelly to reality TV. And now Kelly has gone from starting shit with Meghan’s friends, to coming at Meghan herself.  And aside from the Kelly drama, Meghan isn’t off to a great start with the new girl Peggy Sulahian.

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Lydia McLaughlin has great hair. That’s all I’ve got. (Kidding! But, I was surprised to hear she’d be back this season, given her mildly “blah” presence last time around). Since her return to The Real Housewives Of Orange County, Lydia has been trying hard to situate herself in the middle of the drama, rather than on its perimeters. Great move to keep that orange, but not so wise in terms of holding on to one’s sanity.

This week, Lydia was largely absent from the show, as she and her family frolicked in Hawaii – where they discuss sexy ladies and vasectomies. In her blog, Lydia explains why she and hubby Doug felt it was necessary to give their boys a sex talk…on the beach.

Peggy Sulahian Defends Pinching Meghan Edmonds' Lips Closed; Says She Was Making Vicki Gunvalson Uncomfortable

I couldn’t believe what I was watching when Peggy Sulahian pinched Meghan Edmonds’s lips shut during the last Real Housewives of Orange County  episode. First off, who does that? Second, Peggy had no idea what she was even reacting to since she just met Meghan that night and she has zero relationships with anyone in the cast.

It was even weirder because Vicki Gunvalson didn’t even seem to be that offended by Meghan’s words. Sure, she was kind of wound up, but Vicki is always wound up. Surprisingly enough, it seemed like they were just having a (relatively) mature discussion with a difference of opinion and they were both handling it pretty well… then Peggy stepped in and grabbed Meghan’s mouth.