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Tamra & Lydia spartan race

During the last episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra Judge invited Lydia McLaughlin and Shannon Beador to do a race with her and her husband. The husbands Eddie Judge, Doug McLaughlin, and David Beador participated as well, but there was a catch: Shannon did not join. So David ended up fifth wheeling his way through the race, which I guess is better than going out to dinner with two couples, but it was still kind of odd.

Shannon was upset that David was spending so much time exercising instead of being with her, so it would make sense for her to join the race- even though doing obstacles in the mud is so far from my personal idea of fun. I figured she would at least end up going to the race to support her friends and husband, but she did not and Shannon’s latest nemesis Lydia was pretty surprised by that.

Lydia discussed the race in her Bravo blog. She wrote, “I felt like the race was an adventure and fun challenge with Doug, so I figured I had nothing to lose.” Plus she gained camera time.

Lydia continued, “When Tamra had first invited me, I had assumed Shannon would be there as well.” Well, yeah. Shannon is one of the few people that Tamra wants to film with this season, so it’s a pretty good assumption, but Shannon wasn’t feeling the race. Personally, I understand. This doesn’t sound at all fun to me. My idea of fun is watching reality TV in the comfort of my own home (obviously).

Lydia shared, “Even if she didn’t do the race, I knew David was super into it and thought she would at least come to cheer us all on. I really wanted to form a friendship with her, as I know Tamra and Shannon are so close. I love Tamra and wanted to be Shannon’s friend as well.” Did Shannon skip out because the race just isn’t her thing or did it have something to do with her not-so-favorite person Lydia being a part of the event?

Lydia wrote, “I know every marriage is different, and I don’t want to assume I understand the ins and outs of David and Shannon’s relationship… However, if my best friend and husband were doing a race, I would be there. I would want to support them and cheer them on.” Shade thrown.

Tonight is an all new episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Bravo’s synopsis of tonight’s drama, “Kelly suspects her new pal Shannon of being up to her old tricks and confides in Meghan, which blows up in her face when Meghan takes matters into her own hands. Meghan puts her detective hat back on to investigate Vicki’s issues with Shannon and Tamra. Vicki’s looking to move forward with her new love, Steve, while Peggy takes her daughter to New York to look at a school.  The ladies attend a Drag Bingo event dressed as men, where Lydia faces a moral dilemma and old arguments spark anew as Kelly and Meghan tear into old wounds.”

The show starts at 9/8 C, so join us back here to snark through the episode.

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