Last night’s Real Housewives Of Orange County was like getting food poisoning at a BBQ thrown by a person you cannot stand, but whose party you have to attend because they’re related to your significant other. Basically it was like all of Shannon Beador‘s Thanksgivings – saddled to David and his dour mother who possibly put Ex-Lax in the cranberries she pretended to make from scratch. But it wasn’t just the food that was poisoned last night – there were all sorts of hellish encounters, and no one’s saintly patience was tested more than Shannon’s! Oh Shannon – can we take you nowhere without an incident or scene? Recounting your Housewives history, the answer, thankfully, is NO!
There is probably no one who loves a Real Housewives “dinner from hell” more than I do. In fact, I quit throwing dinner parties because mine are never terrible enough. It’s probably because I don’t have enough psychic friends, or frenemies who despise each other, or friends going through terrible personal dramas they want to talk about on TV, but refuse to let anyone else discuss. No one has ever thrown a plate full of steak at me either. Maybe I should just give up dinner altogether. I should also probably avoid my friends’ children’s birthday parties because they’re just the usual kids running around and eating too much cake. No middle-aged women argue, storm off, or have histrionic meltdowns over semantics.
So far this season, Meghan Edmonds has had zero drama with the rest of the Real Housewives of Orange Countyladies. That’s because the only scenes she’s filmed have been with her husband and baby, but it’s good for staying out of the fray and still collecting that Bravo paycheck.
Even though Meghan has stayed away from the controversy, she did watch the last episode and she has plenty of opinions about everything that has gone down.
The last episode was a tough look for Shannon and things look even crazier tonight with Shannon screaming at Kelly Dodd in a restaurant- which is something I am so pumped to see. Now Shannon is defending herself after arguing with Lydia McLaughlin at Tamra Judge’s granddaughter’s birthday party (again) and takes ownership for her weight gain.
Two episodes into Season 12 of Real Housewives of Orange County and I’m just waiting for Kelly Dodd and Shannon Beador to come face to face. I get my wish on next week’s episode during an explosive fight at a restaurant, but I still have a couple days until I get to watch the drama go down.
Even though Kelly hasn’t seen or talked to Shannon so far this season, she still has plenty of opinions on Shannon’s Feng Shui and her fight with Lydia McLaughlin at Tamra Judge’s granddaughter’s birthday party.
I had no idea what to make of it during the last Real Housewives of Orange County episode when Shannon Beador had a feng shui consultant come to her new home. I’m not gonna lie, I checked out immediately when the woman described her sink as “female” and the stove as “male.” That wasn’t the only mention of feng shui during the episode though.
Shannon’s former friend Vicki Gunvalsondissed the concept even though she was all for it while she and Shannon were still cool. As expected, Shannon isn’t going to let that go and she’s calling her out.
Even though no one was asking for it, Lydia McLaughlin is back on Real Housewives of Orange County. After having no story line her first time around, other than calling out Slade Smiley for skinny shaming her, Lydia is really doing the most to be relevant this season. Even though she did not keep in touch with any cast members when she left the show and she didn’t watch it, she thinks that she is an authority on the cast dynamic.
Lydia would not stop talking about Vicki Gunvalson when she first met Shannon Beador at Tamra Judge’sgranddaughter’s birthday party- which clearly irritated them both. She hasn’t even interacted with Meghan Edmonds at this point in the season, but Meghan, Shannon, and Tamra all shared their opinions on Lydia’s behavior during the second episode of the season. Spoiler alert: they all think she’s a shit stirrer.
Then again, they are all contractually obligated to the same reality TV show and they have to be in the same room at some point so it’s an unrealistic notion and here we are: watching this mudslinging, shade throwing, and secret revealing drama.
When Tamra Judge is the person in a scene with the most social tact, you know there is something going terribly awry. I’m looking at you Lydia McLaughlin and Shannon Beador, for the pot stirring and screaming, respectively. As per usual the topic at hand was Vicki Gunvalson and unfortunately it all went down at a toddler’s birthday party.
It’s completely understandable why Shannon would hate Vicki. There’s the whole fake cancer thing. In the midst of that, Vicki talked about Shannon’s husband’s affair before anyone else on the show knew about it. And then Vicki accused David Beador of abusing Shannon. So obviously Shannon doesn’t want to be friends with Vicki, but she has to interact with her and talk about her since they’re both on the same show.