All season I’ve been thinking Real Housewives Of Orange County was boring, or not boring per se, but just… not living up to its potential. An under-achiever, even though the abilities were there. In short, these ladies were lacking in motivation, but then came Jamaica which turned out to be RHOC’s version of The Shining. These images will haunt your dreams, which is perfect for Halloween.
I am beginning to think Kelly Dodd is right about lots of things though. And that truly is a scary place to find yourself in, but Shannon Beador needs help. Is she really calling Kelly and Tamra Judge “all hours day and night” to cry and bemoan how hard it is to make kids’ lunches while also paying the water bill? Is this really going on!? Has Dr. Moon not drained Shannon’s lymphatic sad artery and given her cupping full of good vibes? Or maybe that’s what the vodka was for? Regardless, she’s been behaving this way since her first season on this show, divorce or no, and it’s time to do some soul-searching and re-evaluating.
For the past few episodes, new Housewives Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter have been complaining that Shannon has no interest in being their friend. Episodes before that, Tamra Judge called out her bestie Shannon for being self-involved and not supporting her enough while her husband Eddie Judge endured health problems. During the first episode of the Jamaica trip, Tamra even told Emily and Gina that her husband feels she “enables” Shannon and that she “feels sorry for her.” Apparently that talk was enough ammunition for Gina who earns her orange for next season comes after Shannon during tonight’s episode.
Shannon has made it clear that she has zero interest in Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter. Say what you want about the two new Housewives, but this just isn’t a good look for Shannon. Can’t she just give them a chance- on camera- and then decide that she wants nothing to do with them? Plus she’s giving them a storyline since they’re both complaining about how she won’t be friends with them in pretty much every episode.
Shannon refused to room with Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter– right in front of them. Her close friend Tamra Judge even admitted that she “feels sorry for” Shannon and that her husband thinks she enables Shannon in a conversation with Emily and Gina on the beach.
Is it even Fall if you don’t pose for a photo in a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard? Your friends and family members are posting these stereotypical traditional Autumn photos and so are your favorite reality TV stars.
Nevertheless, the last episode did serve its purpose. The tension between Tamra and Shannon is downright palpable. Tamra was miffed when Shannon decided to partner up with Vicki Gunvalsonfor an activity instead of her. Later, Tamra suggested getting into the water so Shannon could cool off and Shannon just stormed off to the van to sit in the air conditioning. Nothing about either of those scenarios is interesting on its own, but it’s setting the stage for next episode’s scream fest.