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.
This has been a busy 2019 for Bravo host Andy Cohen. In December of 2018, the Watch What Happens Live host made a very special announcement. Andy shared that he was going to become a father while several “OG” Housewives, including Ramona Singer, Teresa Giudice, Kyle Richards, Vicki Gunvalson, and NeNe Leakes, were chatting in the WWHL clubhouse. I just loved that reveal!
In fact, Andy even moved Watch What Happens Live from New York City to Los Angeles for four weeks while he prepared for the birth of his son via surrogate. This was only the third time that the talk show had filmed in Los Angeles.
Vicki Gunvalson went on a Twitter rant following the most recent episode of Real Housewives of Orange County. She is upset over some comments about her age, which I understand. However, she called out Emily Simpson instead of Kelly Dodd, the woman who actually made the remark that pushed Vicki over the edge.
During the episode, Kelly told Emily and Gina Kirschenheiter, “I saw [Vicki] in a wheelchair. Maybe she should be in a convalescent home. She should probably not be here. She could get hurt.” Gina didn’t know what a convalescent home is and Emily told her that it is “for old people.”
Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County is coming to a close next week with the finale. For the first time in a long time, a RHOC season has flown by! Gina Kirschenheiter’s tragic styling storyline carried the show, along with Kelly Dodd’s usual antics. We also got to know Braunwyn Windham-Burke, who I think is a good addition to the cast. Tamra Judge stirred the pot, Shannon Beador shrieked her way to a positive edit, and the demoted OG Vicki Gunvalson worked her ass off to get engaged stay relevant. All in all, the ladies stepped it up this season.
Oh, and don’t forget Emily Simpson was there – crying and sexy dancing in front of her father-in-law while her twerp husband, Shane Simpson, failed the bar for the millionth time. RHOC has been stale for quite a few seasons. This one, however, has a real edge to it that we may see shine through at the reunion.
The Real Housewives of Orange County are finally back on their home turf after their raucous trip to Miami and Key West. As per usual, the vacation centered around cast drama and drag-phobic Vicki Gunvalson needing to have an ambulance called. Isn’t this her third emergency room trip on a cast vacation? Maybe Vicki wouldn’t be the best travel partner–for this and a million other reasons.
Kelly Dodd was front and center in all the Floridian drama, with some of her castmates not speaking to her during part of the vacation. She was on the outs with both Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador over comments she had made about the Jim Bellino lawsuit. Kelly had also stirred the pot earlier this season between Shannon and Tamra by telling Shannon some things that Tamra had said about her behind her back. Now, Tamra is trying to flip the script by telling her side of that story, which is probably no surprise to anyone.
The Real Housewives of Orange County are in Key West, and the drama is off the charts! The Tres Amigas are likely never going to be on good terms with Kelly Dodd ever again. Kelly “made up” with Tamra Judge on last week’s episode, but how long will that really last? Vicki Gunvalson has been reaching out to a woman that Kelly allegedly attacked. OOF.
For some reason, Shannon Beador took it upon herself to tell Kelly what Vicki was doing. Gina Kirschenheiter wanted to do it first, but Fun Shannon beat her to the punch. Emily Simpson is also on the trip. She’s not really making an impact of any kind, but she’s there. Braunwyn Windham-Burke probably didn’t expect all this chaos when she planned the trip. Fun times are not allowed. Kelly and Vicki are about to go to war once again.
Last week’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County ended with Vicki Gunvalson’s annual vacation tradition: an ambulance trip. She slipped and fell after a fully-clothed drunken swim. Is it even an RHOC cast trip if Vicki isn’t hospitalized at least once?
Meanwhile, Vicki makes additional moves to secure screen time during tonight’s new episode. She hands out hats with descriptions to each of the girls. Hers says “Engaged AF,” of course. Shannon Beador’s says “Single AF.” Tamra Judge gets a hat that reads “Married AF.” And then Vicki gives Kelly Dodd a hat that says “Krazy AF,” which Vicki didn’t find offensive since she spelled the word “crazy” with a “k” instead of a “c.” Meanwhile, Kelly (and the viewers) see that this is another attempt to rile Kelly up and get her to flip out.
Real Housewives of Orange County has been a rollercoaster of emotions! Last week’s episode had Vicki Gunvalson shouting her lungs out like she was on a snowy mountain in Canada. Kelly Dodd did what she does. Which is go extremely low with body and looks-shaming. On top of this, we had to see Tamra Judge’s blurred out breasts and Shannon Beador’s Spanx as they ran from security. Leaving Vicki far behind to fall down again.
In all, the Key West trip is taking us places. From Drag bars to the Cum Bucket – I am on board with this Kelly train. Driving all of the drama on this trip is the genuine thirst hatred Vicki and Kelly have for each other. Will these two ever be on the same page again?