Real Housewives of Orange County star Emily Simpson is back for Season 14 after making it through her freshman year as a Housewife. Emily, unlike some other ladies, survived her first season relatively unscathed. She wasn’t arrested, her marriage remains intact and she didn’t declare bankruptcy. Yet, Emily was still invited back for another season!
In every Housewife cast, you need a voice of reason. On RHOC, that person would be Emily. She seems like an open book and was willing to share her life with viewers, from fertility issues to a complicated relationship with her mother. Emily recently discussed something a little less serious on Twitter, setting the record straight regarding false information about her age that pops up on the internet.
Season 13 of Real Housewives of Orange County was, in all honesty, a snooze-fest. The biggest source of drama, other than Tamra Judge’s constant complaints about being Shannon Beador’s best friend, were the fireworks between OG Housewife Vicki Gunvalson and single (and oh-so-ready to mingle) Kelly Dodd.
Kelly accused Vicki of breaking “girl code” by going on a double-date with Vicki’s boyfriend, Steve Lodge, one of Vicki’s friends, and Kelly’s ex-husband, Michael Dodd. She was furious by Vicki’s betrayal. Now, she isn’t a big fan of Steve’s, either. Still, that issue drove most of the season to its
exciting lackluster conclusion.
Last night was part three of the Real Housewives Of Orange County reunion. Which means this bizarre season is finally over. Part 3 was all about Shannon Beador, as pretty much every part of everything is. As Shannon said, “I’m sorry for being me me me me me!”
Is Shannon crazy? Is Shannon an emotional wreck? Are the voices in Shannon’s head actually Tamra Judge reading a script from David Beador‘s iPhone on how to manipulate and condescend Shannon into a meltdown? #yes
But first a Kelly Dodd montage! Kelly is dating, dating, dating and ignoring
Jolie who Michael Dodd is dating. But Vicki Gunvalson isn’t! Obviously, she is very invested in what is going on in Michael’s life.
Emily Simpson’s introduction to the Real Housewives of Orange County has been a little iffy for me. Throughout much of the season, she’s been a backseat driver to the crazy that is the OC. Every once in a while she is the voice of reason among these women. Or at the very least Gina Kirschenheiter’s wing woman. Overall, she hasn’t really had any major disagreements with the other women.
Her biggest issues have come from her own life with a possibly controlling her “keep it down” party police husband. Emily claimed that Shannon Beador gave her flashbacks to her own mother’s issues. She shared her heartbreaking tales of miscarriages. She wanted a child when her husband didn’t. Reflecting on the season, it just didn’t seem as though Emily had much to fear from the reunion show. That didn’t stop Ms. Simpson from using that law degree. I might have been the first time a newcomer was really ready for the trial by fire that is a Real Housewives reunion.rom
Last night was part 2 of the Real Housewives Of Orange County reunion. Shannon Beador found herself behaving like a real-live normal woman for a change.
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!
Why are we even having a Real Housewives of Orange County reunion? Well, maybe we do need one, but not one in multiple parts. Long story short, the Real Housewives of Orange County cast did not come through this season.
However, the first part of the RHOC reunion was better than the whole season. Let’s just hope the same holds true for the second.
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.