RHOC Reunion Part 1: “Low Blow Gunvalson”

“Lies A. Minnelli!!”

Best quote of the night! Or it possibly could have been Kelly calling Vicki a fart (“silent but deadly”)! Overall, part one of the OC Reunion was basically just a Kelly vs. Vicki match, which was super surprising to me because I thought they were all good. Guess not.

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Researching their feud a little more after watching last night, Kelly said that she thought the two of them left the reunion on good terms, but watching the promo brought back the emotions for Kelly in regards to Vicki’s hurtful words and accusations. Honestly, I had no idea how serious it was between the two of them, so much so, that Kelly said she wouldn’t return next season unless Vicki was off the show.

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At first, I thought their fight was over Vicki setting Michael up on a date and not telling Kelly, only to then double date with Michael and his female friend (who it turned out was a mutual friend of both Vicki and Kelly!!). Strike one Vicki. Not only did Vicki strike out there during the season, but within the first 10 minutes of last night’s reunion, Vicki had strike two in which she showed her hypocritical side (a very big side of  her) when she said she didn’t want to be a “party girl” anymore, or one who went to out bars all the time, yet got wasted in Mexico at Andales this season (and also partied it up intensely again in Jamaica).

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Eek!

Strike two ya hypocrite. But honestly, the straw that broke the camel’s back for how absurd Vicki is came when she spouted off that Kelly not only does cocaine, but she’s never with her daughter, only to then backpedal and say that their visitation arrangement is between “you and Michael.”

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What was most shocking to me as I watched (and not just because I’m team Kelly) was how nonchalant Vicki was in saying everything. She kept such a straight face and seemed to just blame it on the fact that Kelly called her fat or compared her to a fart. Even Tamra and Shannon couldn’t seem to get through to Vicki that the accusations she was making were intense. But …

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She accused David of beating Shannon, Eddie of being gay, and then there was the Brooks of it all. She ruins relationships and hurts families through her words (& lies) and here she is now doing it to Kelly. Strike three Vic. I really hope she’s not saying these awful things just to secure her spot on the show, but I could totes see that happening now that OGs can be cut (ahem LVP). Ahh, suppose we’ll see how this ends in the next two weeks (it’s a three parter right?) with the continuation of the reunion. But for now … whose side are you on?

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The 12th Reunion of Orange County

Orange County has been on as long as my students have been alive. So class, raise your hand if you remember Jo in her maid’s outfit?

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Raise your hand if you remember Vicki’s small van rant?

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Raise your hand if you remember Tamra throwing wine at Jeana? Drunk Gretchen (“Tam RUH!”) or the Brooks cancer scam?

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Yeah, it’s been a crazy twelve years with the ever changing cast of Orange County Housewives and here we are again for another rollercoaster reunion!

Loved:

Although Meghan was beyond annoying this season, her hair looked great (dress & shoes too!) on the reunion! Tamra’s earrings were on fleek and Shannon’s weight was looking good!

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How much support Shannon got regarding her weight and David; not sure some of the other women would be this strong enough to put it all out there like Shannon did. PROUD of her also for being a good mom and role model for her daughters in making the decision to separate.

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Anyone else like how Peggy had to turn to Andy for advice in order to escape from the three Blonde Bombshells on the couch … Andy can’t save you Peggy!

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TOTALLY KNEW MEGHAN WAS GOING TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER PREGNANCY ON THE REUNION; ugh …..!!! I’m really only happy Jimmy is finally getting a boy.

Questions:

I’m still really confused about why Tamra’s daughter is so so upset with her; is it all just because of the divorce? Or is it all because of the show? I mean, thinking like a daughter maybe I can see it … maybe I can see how having Tamra as a mom may be difficult BUT I’M NOT CRITICIZING HER! I LOVE TAMRA! (her facelift looks amazing as well!)

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Who knew Shannon’s maiden name was Storm (Storme?). Also, did anyone count how many times she said “I’m done!” ??

Shockers & Surprises:

Damn Lydia! Chill ouuuuut! I agree with all the people who said Lydia came for everyone this year so she could have more of a storyline. She was not nasty like this the last time she was on the show. I mean, calling Shannon all those crazy references, umm pretty sure the Bible does not condone name calling…

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I’m really proud of Kelly this season (blogger say whaaa). I’m just proud of her for making up with the girls, not getting too much into the drama, and being strong about everything with Michael. She even said Shannon was a good person #whoa !! On her side against Meghan too!

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Holy Vicki shedding tears for Shannon’s marriage; I don’t feel it’s fake. Do you?

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Additional Thoughts:

Shannon & Tamra’s friendship remind me of LeeAnne and D’Andra from RHOD.

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Peggy is so irrelevant; barely spoke during the reunion. BRING! BACK! HEATHER!

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Hahahahaha! Nothing was wrong with Vicki in Iceland; she was just on drugs!

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It was nice they all made up at the end (Vicki, Tamra, Shannon) buuuuuut I’m kind of over it; blah blah blah, come sit on my couch; it was also awkward to watch all the other women watch. I’m not convinced they’re back … true fans have been here before.

Prove us wrong ladies.

Here’s to another twelve years! 

“Read Between These Lines” – RHOC 12×3

When Andy Cohen tweets and says that the newest episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County is going to “blow your mind” you record Bachelorette and tune in to Bravo in real time. However, Mr. Cohen I only agree with you regarding about 10 minutes of the episode. So, with that being said, I’m not going to cover the entire hour, just the dinner … or events leading up to (and then of course, the dinner).

Shannon kept asking herself in this episode, “How did I get here?” in regards to her weight, but the real question is how did we get here:

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Shannon and Tamra decide to go to dinner with Lydia and the new girl … Patty? Peggy? I honestly don’t know; she’s not that interesting to me at the moment.

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Lydia FaceTimes Kelly and invites her to dinner. Did anyone catch Lydia’s comment “Oh I’m going to invite my friend (or maybe even good friend?)” and then the episode cuts to literally THE DAY BEFORE when she first met Kelly?! That is not your friend; that is your acquaintance. Plus at that very same lunch or dinner Lydia finds out that Kelly is not a fan of Tamra and Shannon (or maybe it’s the other way around). So tell me this little fairy dust unicorn, why would you invite Kelly to this dinner, especially when you’re already on rocky terms with Shannon?

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This is when I officially became suspicious of Lydia. Last week, she knew that the subject of Vicki was a sore spot with Shannon and Tamra, yet brings Vicki up to them — only to get upset when it doesn’t go over well.

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Then, Lydia invites Kelly to dinner, knowing Kelly isn’t on good terms with the very people she’s about to have dinner with. When Kelly shows up, Lydia acts completely surprised like “What is she doing her?” ARE YOU KIDDING ME; YOU INVITED HER!

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Finally, Lydia prays with Shannon; oh now you’re going to be a genuine person Lydia? Listen, I know Shannon sees red and loses her marbles sometime; it’s not a good look …

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but I get it. Shannon had just been to the gym to talk to her doctor about her weight. Honestly, he didn’t really seem all that supportive (say wow one more time…). On top of that, Shannon is about to have dinner with someone who just compared her to Vicki, then throw a Kelly Dodd ambush into the mix. Yeah, I’d start to get hot too. Kelly’s vile words sent Shannon over the edge and that is how we got to this:

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Honestly, it made for great television. I wish I had a strong enough backbone to use the line: “Read between these lines!” on someone I don’t like. Plus, sue Shannon for also getting upset her own food she ordered wasn’t in front of her when she returned from the bathroom. I feel bad for her that she got so emotional; she did say she’d be upset about it for days. But lucky for us, this was only episode three of the season; just imagine what more is to come. Until then, I’ll be watching and tweeting right along with the rest of you.

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