Part one of the reunion ended with Kelly Dodd screaming into the phone and crying. Part 2 opened with Vicki Gunvalson apologizing for repeating a rumor she heard about Kelly using cocaine. While that is all nice and good, we know that Vicki’s apology is as sincere as the one Kelly gave for calling Vicki a “pig” and a “fat ass.” Shannon, however, ermerges as the unlikely voice of reason when she points out that the negativity and tit for tat is really hitting too low and isn’t making either woman feel (or look) good. And no amount of plastic surgery erases a bad attitude!
Left to her own devices without editing or intervention Vicki Gunvalson will always shoot herself in the foot, then still try to put on heels and hobble away. Last night’s segment of the Real Housewives Of Orange County reunion was the perfect example of Vicki at her most Vicki-ness. Reunion part 1 was also way better than anything we’d seen all season.
The most important part of any reunion is to dissect the outfits. First of all, Shannon Beador looks great! I don’t know if it’s the glowy spray tan indicating a break from Dr. Moon‘s holistic practices of wiping Shannon’s entire body in tan resistant mineral powders to ward of surface level UV free radicals, or the 30lb weight loss, or finally shedding her toxic friendship with Tamra Judge, but Shannon looks better than we’ve seen her in years. THIS is the divorced Shannon we were craving all season!
That was the most boring finale of Real Housewives Of Orange County like ever. I’m not kidding when I say I dozed off as Gina Kirschenigiveup was droning on about how she’s just trying to be a ‘good fweind” to Shannon Beador. I didn’t even wake up when she talked about owning boots that magically impregnate people!
Look here’s the thing: at this point trying to center a whole season around whether or not Shannon is nuts is a moot point. It’s like the most rhetorical question ever asked of the Real Housewives universe. It’s such a DUH that it’s like asking a 45-year-old if they believe in Santa. Or if wine should be included in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
On last night’s Real Housewives Of Orange County it was a reversal of the status quo. The Tres Amiga’s took their party hats off to stay home in pant hose. Gina Kirschencasita celebrated her 34th birthday with a depressing party filled with tarnished sequins.
Gina is officially moving into the casita when Matt Kirschenheiter visits their kids. This makes it, like, for real you guys. It’s time for her to grow up and, like, look at the like bank statements for the first time in her entire life. Kelly Dodd, Gina’s divorce guru, helps her cart baskets full of HomeGoods throw pillows and cheap blankets to the part-time living arrangement. It’s sort of like moving into a college dorm!
As awkward as it was to watch, Shannon Beador’s breakdown during the Real Housewives of Orange County cast trip in Jamaica was definitely the climax of the season. Her meltdown involved arguments with every single cast member.
Every woman weighed in on Shannon’s antics with new Housewife Emily Simpson compared Shannon to her own mother who she says suffered with depression. I’m no psychic, but I can’t help anticipating that Shannon (and probably Tamra Judge) will rip into Emily’s comparison during the reunion episodes.
Sometimes a friend’s breakup can affect us much more than we ever expected. Or at least that’s the case for Tamra Judge and her husband Eddie Judge who have been caught in the middle of Shannon Beador and David Beador’s divorce.
The four them used to hang out together and now that David is out of the picture, Tamra has sided with Shannon, of course. Eddie tried his best to maintain a friendship with David, but apparently his efforts did not work. Tamra revealed that David “dumped” Eddie during last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live.
For the most part, Vicki Gunvalson stayed out of the drama during the last episode of Real Housewives of Orange County… and that’s why the episode was pretty boring. Love her or hate her, Vicki-centered conflict is (almost) always entertaining.
Instead, we were subjected to Kelly Dodd’s awkward did with that milkman, Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter’s non-argument about the poker party aftermath, and David Beador trying to screw over Shannon Beador and their three kids out of child support payments.
Shannon Beador has endured a lot since joining The Real Housewives of Orange County. She put her troubled marriage out there for the world to see and tried very hard to salvage the relationship. I will admit to being annoyed at the beating to death of THE AFFAIR and the counseling and the on and on about David Beador’s cheating. That said, I am happy to see Shannon getting her groove back and moving on with her life.
Shannon sat down with The Daily Dish podcast this week to chat about her divorce, the current status of her relationship with David and more. In the interview, she reveals that David has asked her to drop his last name. She also talked about the grieving process she went through after their separation. David wasn’t too happy and had a few things to say to the press about Shannon dishing on their lives.