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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.

Real Housewives Of Orange County Reunion: Vicki Accuses Kelly Of Doing Coke, Shannon & Tamra Are Not Talking
The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion looks a lot better than every episode this season. Combined. Sure, they’ve only released a trailer. We don’t know how the actual episodes will be, but the trailer looks so intense.

They are ALL screaming at each other. I’m here for it. This is the drama I craved all season.  Let’s hope the ladies deliver.

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!

Kelly Dodd

There have been far worse insults in Real Housewives history than Kelly Dodd referring to Shane Simpson as a “dork” and a “twerp.” I’m not denying how entertaining it was to see Kelly yelling at Emily Simpson’s husband, but the cast members have said much worse on this show. In fact, there have been far worse insults in Kelly Dodd’s personal history on RHOC. Did we all forget about Kelly calling Heather Dubrow  the “C” word during her first season or when she brought up Tamra Judge’s strained relationship with her daughter during the Ireland trip? Kelly has gone very far with the insults. This spat with Shane was mere child’s play in comparison.

Nevertheless, Emily jumped in to defend her man and told Kelly she would “kill her.” Other than that, Emily doesn’t really have a ton of drama to resolve with other cast members during the Season 13 reunion. Or at least that’s what it seems like based on the episodes up until this point.

Emily opens up about her mother

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.

Tamra Judge

Tamra Judge puts the “real” in Real Housewives of Orange County. Even she has to admit that Season 13 hasn’t been the show’s most exciting season- at least at this point. Sure Kelly Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson got into that argument about the double dates and Kelly got into a screaming match with both Emily Simpson and her husband Shane Simpson, but pretty much nothing else happened all season.

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.

Gina cries over getting divorced

As the only remaining OG cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson has seen plenty of Housewives come and go. So if anyone has a lot of experiencing judging new Housewives it’s her.

Gina Kirschenheiter is upset that Shannon Beador does not want to be friends with her. The other new Housewife Emily Simpson’s latest storyline is her desire to have a daughter with her husband Shane Simpson, who does not seem to be on board. At all.

Kelly Dodd Discusses Tension With Emily Simpson’s Husband Shane; Denies Vicki Gunvalson’s Gold Digger Accusation

Production needs to give Emily Simpson’s husband Shane Simpson an orange to hold up during the opening credits. He has contributed more to this season of Real Housewives of Orange County than some of the actual Housewives. Sure, he’s rubbed pretty much every viewer the wrong way, but at least he’s given us something to talk about thanks to his war of words with Kelly Dodd.

Kelly discussed her instantly infamous argument with Shane and her attempt to make peace with him in the following episode during last night’s Watch What Happens Live.