Wow – last night’s Real Housewives Of Orange County reunion was vicious on a level I haven’t seen since the heyday of Real Housewives Of New Jersey!
Vicki Gunvalson had a full-fledged meltdown, was stripped bare, and we were left with the skeletal remains of her original face. It continues in Part 2! Vicki’s entire identity is wrapped up in RHOC so when threatened with that loss, her true self came skulking out with a vengeance. Think Golom chasing the golden ring. I gotta say – I sort of love it. Part 1 of this trilogy, it was the Tres Amigas vs Kelly Dodd, with a little bit of Emily and Gina by their side. And it looks like Part 2 goes even darker.
First of all for the outfits, everyone looked awful. I actually thought Vicki and Emily Simpson, in their velvet dresses looked the best, but Emily’s makeup looked like she let Shane apply it as part of some trust therapy session. Emily and Shane are the new David and Shannon Beador. ‘Studying for the bar’ is Shane’s version of an affair, being that he’s Mormon and all. He’s so checked out of that marriage he might as well be in Italy frolicking naked in the forrest with his new girlfriend. Don’t forget the sock!
Last night was the season finale of Real Housewives Of Orange County and with all the chaos, the only thing I could think about was that Gina Kirschenheiter is actually MOVING her word art collection. Like it’s priceless art. Frankly I’m surprised she wasn’t selling it to Sothebys. But seriously you guys, just like her marriage and her ex-man, that stuff is garbage!
Gina decided to reconcile with Matt, and she is glowing like a teenager with a crush as she tells Emily Simpson that he’s truly changed. Gina believes this is a second chance at their marriage. They’ve sold their Coto home and are moving some place new and fresh, and Gina doesn’t even worry about what Matt’s doing in LA.
Well, just like Gina cut the dead ends off her hair, she needs to cut off Matt! Emily knows this, but she tries to be supportive. We can see in others what we can’t see in ourselves, right!
Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 is coming to a close tonight, well, sort of. We do still have the reunion ahead. The finale episode is on tonight and it centers around Vicki Gunvalson and Steve Lodge’s engagement party. That’s just so ironic that the season ends with an event centered around Vicki during the only season when she’s been a part-time cast member.
Shannon Beador uses the special occasion as a date night and she brings a familiar face (to the longtime viewers, anyway), Duff Evans. Yes, Tammy Knickerbocker’s ex. Only the longtime viewers know who I’m talking about, but it doesn’t really matter anyway since Shannon is dating someone else at this point in real life.
Sometimes a Real Housewife brings an entertaining relative with her; i.e. Teresa Giudice and her daughter Milania, Tinsley Mortimer and her mom Dale Mercer, and Melissa Gorga’s husband Joe Gorga. Other times, the “extra” people are just not needed. I may be in the minority, but I’m not craving additional scenes with Kyle Richards‘ friend Faye Resnick, the Kandi-coated clique, or Tamra Judge’s son Ryan Vieth. I’m not gonna lie I feel the same way about Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s mom Dr. Deb. And considering the tension between the two of them and the constant unfollowing and then following each other on social media, Braunwyn is picking up what I’m laying down. At least sometimes.
Someone else who doesn’t want Dr. Deb around is a shop owner in Mexico. Dr. Deb was accused of stealing 5,000 pesos worth of merchandise, which is about $264 given the current exchange rate.
This year has not been kind to Meghan Edmonds. The Real Housewives of Orange County alum had to deal with a sexting scandal over the summer because her husband, Jim Edmonds, can’t keep his Dad jeans on. Jim’s biggest claim to fame is his reputation as a philanderer. For some unknown reason, Meghan didn’t kick him to the curb. Instead they entered therapy.
Then the couple learned that one of their twin sons, Hart, has Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), which is a type of brain damage. Meghan immediately sought out early intervention for her son. Say what you will about Meghan’s personality, but it is obvious that she is a fierce and loving mother.
Vicki Gunvalson thought she owned Emily Simpson when she called her out for making an ageist comment. However, Vicki actually incorrectly blamed Emily for something Kelly Dodd said.
Nevertheless, that didn’t stop Emily from clapping back, winning over the fandom, and completely owning Vicki.
Even though Tamra Judge and Kelly Dodd are constantly at odds, the Real Housewives of Orange County stars do have one habit in common. No, I’m not referring to their tendency to go for the jugular mid-argument. I’m actually talking about their shared habit of tweeting and deleting scathing remarks.
Thankfully, screenshots exist. Hopefully, Kelly plans to continue those anger management sessions because she went too far in response to Tamra hating on her hairline.
Am I the only one struggling to decide how I feel about Braunwyn Windham-Burke? She joined Real Housewives of Orange County as a friend of Kelly Dodd’s. Then, she was all about the Tamra Judge makeout sessions. She’s gone back and forth all season between being on the right side of history and going out of the way to kiss Tamra, Shannon Beador, and Vicki Gunvalson’s asses.
Vicki has treated her like gum on the bottom of her sneaker all season long, yet Braunwyn (sweetly) decorated a suite in Miami in honor of Vicki’s engagement. Vicki still isn’t nice to her, by the way. Braunwyn has seen the Tres Amigas spread rumors about Kelly all season, yet she’s still going back and forth between both camps. Meanwhile, both Kelly and Emily Simpson have been nothing but nice to her. The only person who seems more confused than Braunwyn is Gina Kirschenheiter. And, no, I’m not just talking about Gina’s extremely questionable style. After a whole season of being treated poorly by that trio, Gina is training to get inducted into the Tres Amigas. I don’t get why she is so loyal to someone who is such a snake (Tamra), but at least she’s consistent with her loyalties… at this point anyway. Braunwyn, she’s a whole other story.