The women arrive at the airport at 4:15 am, but at approximately 6am (OK it was probably the day the before) Shannon calls Tamra Judge to complain that she’s too fat to fit into anything she owns so she’s not bringing a bathing suit or tank tops. To a tropical island. Tamra’s advice: “Stop Eating!” Shannon must’ve found something to fit – Kyle Richards Kaftan Kollection? – because a couple hours later, after being awake all night, Shannon showed up at the airport with two enormous bags. At least one of those bags was filled with a feng shui kit, essential oils, 873 types of vitamins, several different types of cleansing machines, plus all of Shannon’s 83957295798476 anxieties, animosities, and insecurities – including a framed photo of David snarfing tequila chips.
Sure they’ve brought her into some drama, but haven’t her best friends in this cast done way worse to her? Shannon wants nothing to do with Emily and Gina, citing her busy schedule as her top reason. Aren’t they all busy? They’re all mothers. They’re all cast members on the same show. They all have their side businesses and endorsement deals. Being busy with an interesting life is essentially a requirement to become a Real Housewife, isn’t it?
On top of that, with Emily and Gina Kirschenheiter joining the show as new Housewives, it’s been a pretty tough transition. They have spent so much time “introducing” them to the viewers and not enough time showing them as integrated members of the group. Short story long, there just hasn’t been enough drama. Thankfully Tamra promises that things are going to heat up.
Even without an official announcement, it’s so obvious that the Real Housewives of New York cast is filming Season 11 right now. Sure, they usually do film the season during the same time frame each year, but the true indication that Season 11 is in progress are all the recent photos of the cast getting together. Dorinda Medley, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Luann de Lesseps, and Tinsley Mortimershared photos from the Berkshires. Does this mean we get two different Berkshires trips next season? Please don’t tell me they swapped out Christmas for random fall fun. We NEED a Berkshires Christmas episode- or three.
Shannon is all about her post-divorce snapback, her line of food at QVC, and her children. Meanwhile, Emily and Gina are upset that Shannon has no interest in being friends with them. Is Shannon being cold to them? Or are they just forgetting about the drama that Gina brought Shannon into? Is it possible that they’re all right/wrong on some level? Not in Shannon’s eyes. She is adamant that she just doesn’t have the time to acknowledge Gina and Emily- even though that is pretty much what she has to do as a cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County.