The holidays may be over in the OC, but hard
feelings linger. Heather and Vicki meet up for tea and discuss Tamra's
less than flattering behavior at Shannon's Christmas party. Vicki
believes that Tamra has established a pattern of f***ing up perfectly
good friendships: Jeana, Vicki, Gretchen, Vicki, Alexis, Vicki and now
Heather. Vicki even warned Heather that Fitness Barbie may one day turn
on her. That time happened to be over eggnog and fruitcake.
does own up that she's been talking behind Heather's back to Tamra and
that her actions could have contributed to this latest blowout. It all
goes back to Heather's Fancy Pants' attitude. Or, at least, perceived
attitude. This confession shouldn't come as a surprise to Heather since
she's felt like the odd woman out when it comes to Tamra and Vicki since
the first episode.
It would be easy to say that if three people
have a similar complaint, and your behavior is the common denominator,
you might want to re-evaluate yourself. That's pretty much what Heather
told Alexis a few seasons ago. Then again, there's a mob mentality with
these girls, so it could all boil down to the power of suggestion.
Heather believes that this is all on these women and their insecurities
and has nothing to do with her behavior. To Live and Die on Good Day LA
though Tamra and Heather haven't spoken for weeks, she and Eddie are
going to take advantage of the opportunity to promote their business on
Good Day LA
. Pretty ballsy given how Tamra initially looked that gift
horse in the mouth.
Heather avoids Tamra like the plague before
the show, and Tamra has the nerve to be peeved that her friend doesn't
dip her head in and give her a pep talk. Gonna be hard to exercise with
her head up her butt.
Heather admits that if she and Tamra had
not been at odds, she would have gladly given Fitness Barbie pointers on
what would work and not work regarding their segment. But given the
circumstances, she didn't feel obligated to go out of her way.
go from bad to worse when Heather doesn't meet Tamra's high standards
of social mores and etiquette. She complains that Heather was rude,
making it impossible for her to get all her talking points out. Let's
get real, CUT Fitness is getting a ton of exposure thanks to the RHOC
and Bravo. This podunk morning show isn't about to make or break her
business. If Tamra was so concerned about her little segment going well,
she should have straightened things out with Heather beforehand.
behavior could be chalked up to the co-host being rushed and flustered.
Eddie urges his hot-headed wife to not jump to any conclusions before
sitting down and talking with Heather. Who's Afraid of Shannon Beador?
the Beador house, Shannon continues to break her husband's balls and
call it banter. When he tries to defend himself, she gets hurt. This
poor guy really does appear to be henpecked in every sense of the word.
Shannon is upset that David doesn't spend more time with her. Take a
hint: you act like a raging B every time you are together, or you have
to be intoxicated to tolerate him. Why would he want to hang out?
Shannon feels "unloved," she starts arguments about the temperature of
David's drinking water. Things are so bad, he goes to bed at the same time
as their kids to escape.
The stress in her marriage causes
Shannon to seek medical attention. Since she's been having chest pains,
she goes to an actual cardiologist as opposed to her energy healer. She
reveals (to the audience, not the doctor) that David wrote her an e-mail
stating he wants to move out. Raise your hand if you didn't see that
coming. Even though she treats him with disdain, she claims to love him
and that divorce is not an option. Now she's scrambling to save a
sinking ship.A Bouncing Baby?
Vicki's got her daughter and, in a rare appearance, her son together, under one roof on the same
night. What's the special occasion? Briana and Ryan are revealing the
gender of their second child. They've put a bunch of helium balloons in a
box and plan to open it up for a big reveal. While Vicki was hoping for
a girl, the couple are expecting another boy.Cut a Girl Some Slack
finally calls Heather, and the two get together to try and work things
out. These things usually play out the same way. There's talking,
there's supposed reconciliation, but nothing truly gets resolved.
bummed that the two didn't get to have a "friend moment" while Tamra
was on set. Tamra agrees and lets Heather know she found her friend's
demeanor to be frosty. Heather admits that she expected an apologetic
phone call from Tamra after Shannon's party, a revelation that surprises
Heather doesn't understand why Tamra would go out of her
way to make sure a room full of people knew she felt hurt by Heather
and why. Heather may be hurt, but Tamra will not be outdone in that
The two rehash all the same stuff from last week.
Tamra believes Heather played a key role in booking her competition and
Heather denies it. She does freely admit that she wasn't about to turn
down a sweet gig to spare Tamra's feelings.
Tamra gets all weepy
and then brings up when Heather talked to Eddie about her desire to
have a baby and why. Heather is genuinely apologetic for this faux pas, but why it hasn't been dealt with sooner is a prime example of why these
ladies never really settle their disputes.
Tamra's going through some pretty heavy personal issues. She's embroiled
in a custody battle with ex-husband Simon, and it's taking a toll on
her. Heather is saddened by the fact that it has taken this long for
them to have this moment.
Heather really extends an olive branch
but does tell Tamra that she's got to be willing to cut her a little
slack. Tamra agrees and immediately starts trying to soften Heather's
attitude towards Shannon. She says she feels for Shannon because the
woman reminds her of herself four years ago. Both agree Shannon is a sad
Apparently, Shannon took Tamra into her confidence and
told her about David's e-mail. Tamra is convinced that if Heather fully
understood Shannon's dire circumstances, she might be a bit more
empathetic and willing to mend fences, yet again. Heather doesn't think
that anything excuses bad behavior, especially screaming at one of your
invited party guests. Whatever Happened to Lizzie?
you've noticed a lack of focus on Lizzie, it's simply because there
isn't much to say. She's got two kids and is debating a third. She's
judging beauty pageants because it provides her with a source of mental
stimulation outside of the home. Lizzie's also still designing her
swimwear line. Can this buxom brunette have it all? So far, I could care
Shannon cries on Tamra's shoulder, not ready to accept
that her marriage could really be over. From the looks of what's to
come, things are going to get worse before they get better.
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