It’s no secret that the last Real Housewives of Orange County season was an utter disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, that will not stop me from watching every single episode next season (multiple times), but I at least hope that it gets better from here on out.
The first improvement that I would make (if I ever had any power) is to reboot the cast. Unfortunately it appears like I will not get my wish.
Your favorite Reality TV stars celebrated 2018 in style and documented their good times on social media, of course. They shared photos with their significant others, children, and friends on New Year’s Eve.
The most shocking post by far was from Vanderpump Rulesstar Lala Kent who finally posted a photo with her longtime boyfriend Randall Emmett, after over a year of speculation about their relationship. Then again, the news became officially official when that video leaked of them making out at a party, his divorce is actually finalized, and there’s really no reason to keep the romance under wraps at this point. It was just pretty surprising considering how private the two have been in the past.
It’s the end of a disappointing season for The Real Housewives Of Orange County, especially for Peggy Sulahian who, unless Bravo is even more desperate than we imagine, will likely be a one-season wonder. Peggy’s perpetual confusion and resting stank-face did nothing to endear her to viewers. She also didn’t seem to enjoy herself on the show – like, ever. Thus, here are (likely) the last words and testament of the housewife who might have been but never was. She came, she saw, she locked herself in a hotel room! Then she sat at the reunion and mean-mugged Andy Cohen for two hours. Good times!
Peggy doesn’t think Shannon Beador acted with class this season, reflecting, “The funny part is when Shannon says, ‘I’m old school, and I have manners, and those manners flew out the flippin’ door, this year.’ Well, that explains all that I experienced with her. If “manners out the flippin’ door” is her explanation of why she ‘reacted’ that way with everyone, then I must accept it. Looking back and based on what Tamra [Judge] said about Shannon’s denial about her marriage, it could make sense, but the jury’s out.” Peggy says she does have sympathy for Shannon going through a painful divorce, though.
Tamicki love each other – they really love each other! Included in this pile of re-love was Shannon Beador. Who may never really forgive David Vicki, but she’ll never get over him her either.
It was the perfect way to end things. And hopefully they’ll truly move on. After all, just how many seasons can we stretch out the indomitable Brooks Ayers drama (it’s going on 5 seasons now!)? We get it – he’s scum, and Vicki was an innocent virginal angel duped because of her saintly loving heart.
Anyone who watches Real Housewives of Orange County knows that Kelly Dodd does not hold back when she has a drink or two in her. Hell, she doesn’t hold back when she’s dead sober. This season Kelly managed to be to strike that perfect balance of being a “tell it like it is” person and someone who is likable and enjoyable to watch.
Now that the worst season in RHOC history is over and the reunion episodes have aired, Kelly is spilling all of the details on what really went down behind the scenes. She gets into why she didn’t go with Vicki Gunvalson to the Iceland hospital, why production had no idea Kelly was going to be at The Quiet Woman the night Shannon Beador threw a full plate of food at her, and which cast members need to get the boot next season.
According to Peggy, Meghan Edmonds needs to back off the attacks on Lydia McLaughlin. She expresses her outrage at Meghan questioning Lydia’s religious beliefs: “There are some topics that are off limits and another person’s faith should be one of them. Why would you dare attack someone’s faith?”
The first part of the Real Housewives Of Orange County reunion was shockingly real as the ladies discussed broken marriages and motherhood. Shannon Beador finally stopped shrieking “WOOOOWWWWW! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! A VOW RENEWAL!” and quit convincing herself that David loves her. Which has always been the real joke. I mean, it’s been over for years – vow renewal and all – but Shannon finally accepted it and moved out. Addendum: David finally kicked her out.
I mean it’s not like anyone believed this happy re-united love story of David and Shannon, although she certainly thought they were this inspiration to us all, but it’s still sad to see Shannon processing everything. Clearly she never saw it coming, which is the saddest thing of all.
The other hot topic was whether Jesus ate Lydia McLaughlin‘s brain, thus making her poisoned by a fear of drag queens. OK, it wasn’t quite that dramatic unless you’re Meghan Edmonds.