Tamra decides to rehash the whole mess to Lizzie, Shannon and this woman who keeps showing up everywhere, Danielle. In Tamra's version, an instructor from the other fitness studio told her that Heather set the whole thing up, despite her claims otherwise.
Lizzie thinks it's great that Heather wants to give CUT some love on local TV, but Shannon's on Team Tamra that it's too little and too late. Tamra herself admits that all she has to go on is hearsay, so she can't call Heather out with 100 percent confidence. Shannon says that if Tamra were to approach Heather with the "evidence" she has, Heather would dismiss it immediately.
Either out of context or out of nowhere, Lizzie asks Tamra if Heather makes her feel like she's below her. The accompanying hand gesture reminiscent of Kelly Bensimon and her whole I'm-up-here-you're-down-there rift with Bethenny Frankel on the RHONY
. We already know Tamra feels like Heather can be a snob. After all, she gave her the nickname "Fancy Pants."
Tamra's stocking is going to be full of coal because she's just bad mouthing Heather left and right. Abandoning the fitness studio scandal, she moves on to the hoedown. She praises how Shannon helped her out and reveals that Heather called her and told her to pick a side. Apparently, this is news to Shannon.
Tamra realizes she may have just shot herself in the foot when Shannon questions if she should confront Heather with this information immediately. After all, they both agreed to come to the other right away should any unpleasantness arise.
Heather and Vicki join the group and an awkward silence follows. Lizzie decides to cut to the chase and tells Heather the ladies have some air that needs clearing. Tamra is visibly flabbergasted that Lizzie would, gasp, have the respect to deal with someone face to face instead of sniping behind their back. She is just so busted. Shannon feels Lizzie has overstepped her bounds as well.
Heather thought the issue was resolved, and when she tries to defend herself, Shannon jumps all over her for being too condescending. Shannon also confronts Heather about the supposed ultimatum she gave to Tamra. Vicki, in a funk over her empty nest, is content to watch and keep her opinions to herself.
Tamra is happy to have the spotlight off her gossiping and tries to act as if her only concern is that Heather and Shannon get along.
Heather isn't sure how to defend herself when being fired at from multiple directions. She's more than willing to go toe to toe with Shannon, but she's still defending herself from Tamra's malicious accusations. Heather feels ambushed and rightfully so. My question is "What would Santa do?"
Heather tries to prove that she's been nothing but a good friend to Tamra, but she's seems to be fighting a losing battle, especially when Tamra flounces off in her Jennifer Lopez wannabe- looking jumpsuit. Heather and Terry find an excuse to take their leave and flee the scene. She finds Tamra, still talking smack in a corner, and says her goodbyes. Heather hugs Tamra and tells her she should know better and questions her intentions.
Terry and Heather haven't even made it to their car before Shannon and Tamra resume right where they left off. The Real Housewives of Orange County
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