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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.

Emily & Gina

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!

Vicki

Ever since Vicki Gunvalson hugged it out with Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador at the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 reunion, she has done whatever she could to make sure she’s not in the dog house ever again to maintain those friendships.

Most people watching Real Housewives of Orange County this season have seen the cracks in Tamra and Shannon’s relationship. One one hand, it’s clear that Tamra has truly been there for Shannon, at all hours of the night, as she has pointed out many times. On the other hand, Tamra copped to “enabling” Shannon because she “feels sorry for her” during a conversation with Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter. Tamra also told the other ladies that Shannon was not there for her when her husband Eddie Judge was in the hospital. Short story long, Tamra talked about her issues with Shannon to everyone who would listen. Gina brought this to Shannon’s attention multiple times and now Vicki is questioning Gina’s motives.

Reality Stars Share Photos From Midterm Election Voting: Kyle Richards, Kristen Doute, & More!

Did you even vote if you didn’t post about it on social media? Yes, of course, but plenty of people used social media to encourage their followers to register, remind them to vote, and to share that they did vote in the midterm elections.

Some reality TV stars went to vote with their spouses. Orange County Housewife Tamra Judge shared a selfie with her husband Eddie Judge rocking their “I Voted” stickers. Real Housewives of Potomac couple Karen Huger and Ray Huger voted together as did fellow RHOP  cast members Monique Samuels and Chris Samuels. Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute voted with her man Brian Carter.

Instagram Roundup

The Vanderpump Rules cast used to shade Lala Kent for travelling in her boyfriend Randall Emmett’s private jet. Now that Lala is cool with everyone on the show, they too get those same travel perks here and there. Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Stassi Schroeder, and Stassi’s boyfriend Beau Clark all joined Lala and Randall in Cabo for engagement celebrations- or at least that’s what was mentioned in the Instagram caption. Were they celebrating Lala and Randall’s engagement? Or were they there in honor of Jax and Brittany’s engagement? Or maybe it’s just a combination of both. Either way, they had an enviable vacation, or at least that’s what it seems like via the Instagram posts.

Tamra Judge

Just hand Tamra Judge a spoon and she will have no problem stirring the pot. Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson voiced (several times) that they are having a tough time befriending Shannon Beador, so Tamra told them about Shannon not checking in while her husband was in the hospital. She complained about Shannon’s complaints. She told them that Eddie Judge think she “enables” Shannon. She admitted that she puts up with Shannon because she “feels sorry for her.”

How would you feel if someone’s close friend described them in those terms? Would it make you think that she’s a good friend or someone you actually want to be friends with? Probably not. During a cast dinner, Shannon claimed “I’m never not fun.” That is a statement that many viewers can disagree with. Tamra picked up her metaphorical spoon and stirred things up when she pointed to Gina and declared with “You might want to ask this one.” And then Gina called out Shannon for being a bad friend to Tamra. Then Tamra did not speak up after Shannon claimed to be such a good friend. She said nothing and silence speaks volumes, doesn’t it?

Tamra counsels Shannon

It’s been a LONG time since Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador have been at odds. Nevertheless, the tension between the besties has been building up all season Real Housewives of Orange County. Shannon is going through a lot, but Tamra feels like Shannon is all about her own life and her own problems.

It all came to a head during the last episode when Tamra did not stand up for Shannon after Gina Kirschenheiter asked if Shannon was a good friend. Tamra didn’t say a word, Shannon stormed off, and she went off on pretty much every cast member.

Shannon in Jamaica

Even though the first episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County cast trip in Jamaica was a total bore, tonight’s episode just might make up for that thanks to Shannon Beador.

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.