Wow – last night’s Real Housewives Of Orange County reunion was vicious on a level I haven’t seen since the heyday of Real Housewives Of New Jersey!
Vicki Gunvalson had a full-fledged meltdown, was stripped bare, and we were left with the skeletal remains of her original face. It continues in Part 2! Vicki’s entire identity is wrapped up in RHOC so when threatened with that loss, her true self came skulking out with a vengeance. Think Golom chasing the golden ring. I gotta say – I sort of love it. Part 1 of this trilogy, it was the Tres Amigas vs Kelly Dodd, with a little bit of Emily and Gina by their side. And it looks like Part 2 goes even darker.
First of all for the outfits, everyone looked awful. I actually thought Vicki and Emily Simpson, in their velvet dresses looked the best, but Emily’s makeup looked like she let Shane apply it as part of some trust therapy session. Emily and Shane are the new David and Shannon Beador. ‘Studying for the bar’ is Shane’s version of an affair, being that he’s Mormon and all. He’s so checked out of that marriage he might as well be in Italy frolicking naked in the forrest with his new girlfriend. Don’t forget the sock!
Last night was the season finale of Real Housewives Of Orange County and with all the chaos, the only thing I could think about was that Gina Kirschenheiter is actually MOVING her word art collection. Like it’s priceless art. Frankly I’m surprised she wasn’t selling it to Sothebys. But seriously you guys, just like her marriage and her ex-man, that stuff is garbage!
Gina decided to reconcile with Matt, and she is glowing like a teenager with a crush as she tells Emily Simpson that he’s truly changed. Gina believes this is a second chance at their marriage. They’ve sold their Coto home and are moving some place new and fresh, and Gina doesn’t even worry about what Matt’s doing in LA.
Well, just like Gina cut the dead ends off her hair, she needs to cut off Matt! Emily knows this, but she tries to be supportive. We can see in others what we can’t see in ourselves, right!
Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 is coming to a close tonight, well, sort of. We do still have the reunion ahead. The finale episode is on tonight and it centers around Vicki Gunvalson and Steve Lodge’s engagement party. That’s just so ironic that the season ends with an event centered around Vicki during the only season when she’s been a part-time cast member.
Shannon Beador uses the special occasion as a date night and she brings a familiar face (to the longtime viewers, anyway), Duff Evans. Yes, Tammy Knickerbocker’s ex. Only the longtime viewers know who I’m talking about, but it doesn’t really matter anyway since Shannon is dating someone else at this point in real life.
Can you believe that we are already at the finale of the Real Housewives of Orange County? The season went by so fast. I can’t say that a lot happened, but for me, the season was a bit better than the last few have been. Which is not a ringing endorsement, but I will call it progress. Thirsty Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s make-out sessions with Tamra Judge are not part of said progress. Emily Simpson’s occasional spot-on snark is.
One of my favorite parts of the season has been seeing Shannon Beador get her groove back. Well, as much as Shannon can groove, anyways. It was great to see her come out on the other side of her bitter divorce emotionally intact and a little happier. On this week’s episode, we saw Shannon out on a date with “Babe,” the man she at met at a bar earlier in the season. Babe is not the only gentleman Shannon was grooving with at the time of filming, however. She also brought a surprise date to Vicki Gunvalson’s engagement party–a real blast from the OC past.
Real Housewives of Orange County “OG” Vicki Gunvalson may have been demoted and lost her orange for Season 14, but she still came ready to rumble. Her favorite sparring partner is co-star Kelly Dodd, and the bad blood goes way back.
Kelly accused Vicki of breaking “girl code” by fixing up Kelly’s ex-husband Michael Dodd with one of Vicki’s friends. Vicki and her then-boyfriend Steve Lodge went on double dates with the couple, but Vicki never gave Kelly a heads up. Kelly was furious.
If you crammed any more drama, hijinks, meltdowns, and hysterias (and medical issues!) into this episode of Real Housewives Of Orange County I think it would explode a la Kelly Dodd after 2 cocktails and exposure to a snarky meme. Things would just come flying out, every which way, and the only thing that would be left standing amid the rubble would be Tamra Judge and the two giant inflatable jugs she has strapped to her chest as a bullet-proof vest/getaway life raft.
I literally can’t even begin to dissect all the switching animosities and loyalties, but all I have to say is Tamra is masterful at manipulating these women in a tizzy of stupidity. And Kyle Richards thinks Lisa Vanderpump plays chess…
After receiving the Demotion Heard Around The World, Vicki Gunvalson might be back. The poor thing was humiliated and did not take her downgrade on Real Housewives of Orange County very well. We all know Vicki’s former popularity dropped after she chose a man who lied about cancer over everything else in her life. We also know Vicki has a clinical condition known as Cannotshutthefuckupitis. Apparently, treatments for this disease are still in the research phase.
But it’s more than that because fans have a long term relationship with Vicki’s lack of accountability. This is someone who attempts to provide wise words on everything from relationships to financial security, yet fails in every relationship and gives generously to scam artists. Vicki never wanted to lose her slot and even after
buying her own ring coercing Steve Lodge into proposing, she was kicked off the main credits of RHOC. But beggars can’t be choosers and Vick definitely falls into the begging category. Begging for casseroles. Begging for apologies. Begging for her job back. Recently, Vicki pulled a stunt queen move when she tried to sue Bravo and co-star Kelly Dodd for defamation. In the blink of an eye, that lawsuit went away. Now we’re finding out those legal papers might have been replaced by a renewed full-time contract.
You guys I’m sorry – I am having Thanksgiving fever and 15 houseguests, and I just cannot get it together with the Real Housewives Of Orange County nonsense today.
Tamra Judge and Kelly Dodd are like your mother and your mother-in-law at the same holiday dinner. They’re not gonna speak or look at each other. But, they are going to viciously jab from all corners until it all comes bubbling to the surface over the way to make gravy or something.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke invited all the women to Miami so they can understand her better. Apparently, we’re now defining our personalities by cities, so Braunwyn is a Miami person. In Miami, she liked having sex with her husband, clubbed constantly, and wore skanky clothes to the grocery store. Whereas in Orange County, Braunwyn has to hide her wild side? I don’t get it… How was Braunwyn doing all this partying in between 52 pregnancies, nursing 19 babies, and also well, ostensibly, parenting? We don’t ever get a clear answer about why they left Miami, just like we don’t get a clear answer about why this is the sad-sack trip RHOC got this season. I blame Tamra because I blame her for everything.