Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Tamra Tattles And Gets Caught in Another Lie! [Episode 13]

Posted on Jul 15 2014 - 6:03am by Norrth Cafe

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Tonight’s episode of the “Real Housewives of Orange County,” opens with Heather and Terry having dinner with Vicki and Brooks. The old me would have fast-forwarded the scenes. The new Vicki-loving me can’t wait.  Terry asks about Mexico, and says (on cue, I’d wager) that he’s sure Shannon told them about what happened at their house. See how Heather’s hands stay clean “wink.” The flashback of that night is even less kind as I notice something I didn’t before. Heather appears to be denying even talking about the email. Terry dismisses that night, and seemingly Shannon, by rolling his eyes and saying that night was “kooky.” I see far too much of this guy on this show – and not in what I view as a flattering light. I have no interest in his other show. Vicki doesn’t look impressed with Terry’s facial expressions.  When Vicki shares Shannon’s version, she says that she doesn’t believe Shannon is lying – even though Vicki made a point of saying that Shannon told her that Heather had evil in her eyes.  Vicki is in full defense mode telling the Dubrows how she loves Shannon and doesn’t like seeing her hurt.

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Heather growls her grinchiest growl as her heart grew three sizes too small that day. She reminds Vicki that they have been friends for years and that she didn’t bring it up – as if to blame Vicki for throwing this at her. Vicki, OG style, reminds Heather that Terry brought it up. Vicki tells Heather that she thinks that a person who is hurt and broken should not be kicked out of a house. Heather, again, recalls being yelled at by Shannon at the Beadors’ holiday party. What Heather doesn’t recall –as shown in flashbacks, is going on the attack against Shannon. Vicki is not having it. She knows Shannon didn’t yell. Heather is back to stating that her children were in the other room the night Shannon was “getting out of control.” Vicki doesn’t like that Heather lacks compassion. Heather condescends and comments that she tried to speak in short sentences. Vicki just laughs, as if she realizes that Heather can’t help herself.

The Beadors are getting ready to sit down to dinner. Sophie is taking a trip to Italy with her Latin class and Daddy Beador is a chaperone. Shannon talks about how present David is in the lives of their children, and she loves that. Speaking of families, Lizzie and Christian are at the beach house her parents have owned since the 90’s. Christian is in charge of the renovations. Lizzie wants’ to throw a dinner party there, instead of her home, because the family beach house is bigger. I’ll say five words to you and then you can say the first thing that comes to mind: Tamra. Shannon. Heather. Dinner party. If the first word that came to mind was “disaster” – KUDOS to you! I thought it, you thought it, and surely the producers thought the same, right? More on that, later.

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Tamra is being announced by the receptionist at Vicki’s office as “your best friend,” Tamra hears Vicki ask “Which one?” and is not pleased. Luckily, she is easily distracted by Vicki’s new Jimmy Choo strappy sandals – which were just unpacked. To think, they weren’t even shiny objects.  I am distracted by these adult women complaining about how time consuming it is to go to the bathroom and that they would rather hold it. I waited for one of them to work her way into a Depends commercial by testifying to how great it is to wear them and not take bathroom breaks. The conversation quickly turns to the conflict between Shannon and HeatherVicki and Tamra imitate Heather’s finger pointing behavior (a technique Vicki says Heather has perfected). They are sick of the pointing and condescending, even if they like her. Vicki is tired of her treating Shannon the way she does. They discuss Lizzie’s party and both think it will be a “shit show,” given what’s happened.

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Lizzie is getting the beach house together and sings her husband’s praises for getting the place together so quickly for the dinner. There is a small staff working on setting up. It’s cozy, it’s cute. Lizzie even makes a point of keeping Shannon and Heather separated on opposite ends of the table. We find out what a shit stirrer Tamra really is. Apparently, according to Shannon, Tamra has told her on numerous occasions that the Dubrows want to take the Beadors down. Shannon wants to know where they are that anyone would want to take someone down. On their ride toward the party, Heather is stating that she’s becoming dinner party phobic because every time they get together, Shannon yells at her.

In case it matters: Danielle is in the background, Heather describes herself as outwardly warm and friendly but not so much on the inside when she sees Shannon, Lizzie has fire dancers on the beach, and in a TH (talking head interview) Tamra says she doesn’t like Brooks, but knowing he’s coming she’ll be friendly for Vicki’s sake. To her credit, she is friendly with him. Shannon pulls Tamra aside to try to get to the heart of what Tamra told her earlier about the takedown conversations – something attributed to Terry.  Tamra, who looks panicked (to me) claims she doesn’t remember saying that. Shannon tells her that she’s trying to give her a chance to come clean – to be honest with her, poor naïve Shannon. In a TH Tamra admits that Terry doesn’t like them, but claims that Terry wouldn’t say that. Shannon is annoyed and says that Tamra can’t put things in her head and then treat her like she’s crazy.

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Shannon doesn’t want to confront Heather because she has no backup. She lets it go. Tamra continues sipping (wine?) through a straw. They’re called to dinner (which Vicki crudely screams that it’s about time they were being served food). Christian gives a sweet toast, one that is a tad bit long for this crowd – Vicki gives him the zzzzzzzz’s in a TH. The room is dead quiet.  Tamra decides to keep things going by asking about “best body parts.” Brooks answers that Vicki’s best part is her brain, the part he fell in love with when they met. Vicki THs “I’m VERY smart.” Tams THs a “bull shit.” When pressed, he says “her vagina.” Lizzie is SHOCKED! SHOCKED! Seriously? Where the hell did she think that conversation was going? Vicki, in a TH, tells us that she’s had C-sections so her vagina is not stretched out by babies, that it’s perfect. Terry says Heather’s face is her best feature. In a snarky TH, Shannon asks if it’s the face he created. OUCH! Way to strap one on, Shannon! The conversation is now flowing. It’s positive – so you know where this is going.

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Tamra, in a side conversation with Terry and Heather, brings up the “take down” conversation. Terry starts YELLING at Shannon. David tells Terry it’s not appropriate to talk to his wife like that. David says they could have taken the conversation outside, but that it should not have been raised at the table. For all of the Dubrows talk about class, the Beadors behaved like a civilized couple.  When asked where they heard the take down comments, Shannon tells them that Tamra told them more than once. Vicki confirms that Tamra told her the same thing as she refers to Tamra’s convenient amnesia. Shannon tells Terry she asked Tamra again about it, Tamra denied it, it was done, there was no need to yell at her across a table. Lizzie is looking a little pissed off, rightly so. As the fighting goes back and forth, Tamra sits there quietly. Heather claims that Tamra has never lied in three years. Shannon says, in a TH, that she’s known her for three months and she’s lied. Eddie looks like he wants someone to tell him where the exits are. Lizzie is beginning to understand Tamra’s bear-poking role. Heather won’t let it drop and Shannon does the appropriate thing and excuses herself to walk away. Heather calls after her and asks if that is what she should have done when Shannon yelled at her. Tamra calls Heather to go outside with her. Lizzie notices that it’s Tamra’s pattern, to pull one person away, and wants to know what she has to say that can’t be said in front of everyone. 

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The interstitial is Vicki telling Shannon and David they’re all having more fun at their end of the table and of Vicki being grossed out that Brooks wants to keep kissing while she’s holding a mouth full of food, and others as screaming and crying. She is not alone. It’s not a good look.

Tamra looks Heather right in the eyes, as she did with Shannon, and swears she never said that about Terry. Heather believes her. She says that Shannon is clearly drunk. LOW!  BLOW! Brooks thinks that Vicki should out to the balcony. Vicki wants to stand up for Shannon but knows that Tamra will get vicious and drag Brooks into it. Tamra then says that Shannon’s “take down” claims confirm that Shannon is crazy. LOW! BLOW!  Tamra is using “we” with Heather when asking how to handle Shannon. David tells Eddie his wife started this mess.

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As she returns and hears him, Tamra wants David out on the balcony to talk things out. Shannon goes out. Eddie goes out. Vicki takes a shot and it’s HUGE.  She tells Eddie he’s the one who wanted to be a part of Tamra’s life, all of it. He slyly flips her off. Tamra then brings Heather out. Heather AGAIN brings up being yelled at. She tries to explain how she ended up telling a table full of women about that email from David. Shannon feels that Heather just keeps spinning to try to make herself look better but she knows Heather was not at the table trying to stop the talk about the Beadors. Now Shannon IS yelling. The Dubrows claim that Vicki told them that Shannon said that they wouldn’t let her into the house as evidence that things are being miscommunicated.  I must have missed that conversation.

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Shannon has had it. She’s so upset that this time she’s yelling and walking away. Tamra tries to grab her face to quiet her down. LOW! Shannon leaves, yelling, and Tamra grabs her telling her she wants her to stay. Shannon repeatedly tells Tamra to get away from her – she’s tired of people lying on her. Tamra and Heather pull their biggest bitchface move, yet, asking if Shannon possibly needs an ambulance. LOW! BLOW! BITCHES!   

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I can’t believe this shit storm continues through to next week. I’ll see you all, then.

 

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  • RonnieIsBack

    Love your recaps because I said I would not watch this chit…I despise Trampra…I am glad she is being seen, once again, as the snake that she really is..a lying snake in Eddie’s azz..I will definiltey watch the reunion just to see if Shannon really gives it to her…

    • Norrth

      I wonder if Eddie will be rolling with her only as long as it takes for the checks to stop. Not wanting a child with her, after telling her he was looking forward to being a father, means something, right? He might have believed her that night, but after watching the full episode, I wonder what he’s thinking.

  • cait

    Have they never watched the show ? Shamra is a lying skank ! She poisons everyone around her !

    • Norrth

      I think Heather knows that and would rather hate Shannon and seem like a victim than remember who Tamra is. If Tamra lied to Shannon’s face, what makes Heather think she is so special that Tamra wouldn’t lie to her? Boy, Simon Barney must be feeling vindicated after everything he says he’s had to put up with in their marriage and post-divorce.

  • italiano bambino

    Tamra is full of shit can’t stand her delusional ass. Can’t Fucking wait for lizzie call her out that shit is priceless.

  • nan/4

    That episode reminded me of the Taylor flipping out at the beach house scene on the RHOBH! What happens to these women when they get near the ocean? It was hard to watch. Tamra is a liar and tried to make Shannon and David believe that Heather and Terry look like were trying to “take them down??” What is this, The Godfather??? Why on earth would they want to? I’m sure that Terry much more important things to think about……seriously now……that’s preposterous. I’m not saying that Heather is perfect, and she can be VERY condescending, but when Heather said that the only one who keeps repeatedly talking about her marriage is Shannon herself, I had to agree. She seems a bit unstable to me and I hope she gets some help. JMO folks! 🙂

    Hope everyone is doing well today!

    • Norrth

      I loved Lizzie the first few episodes,then she fell for Heather’s bull so I was so disappointed in her. Now Lizzie seems to be waking up again. I wanted to high five her last night. Tamra says that Terry doesn’t talk that way, but I can completely believe he said something like that. Terry seems to think like Heather -that they are the elite. Heck, they’re no better in my book.

  • Reality LuLu

    Good morning all. Great recap Norrth. I was not feeling this episode. Tamra is totally in the wrong IMO. Does she honestly think that she can get a way with telling lies or bending the truth when she was caught on film? I feel bad for Shannon. She already seems on the edge and with people telling her things and then denying it is sending her further over the edge. I am enjoying Vicki a lot (always did) but love she is being very Switzerland this season. And I LOL when she “Zzzzzzz’d” during the long toast.

    • Norrth

      Tamra became irredeemable,to me, when she called Shannon crazy.

  • nan/4

    This is what I don’t understand. Perhaps someone can give me their ideas on the subject. Tamra is “besties” with Shannon’s sister, Heather MacDonald who is a writer for Chelsea Handler. They graduated from high school together, and Heather M. was even one of Tamra’s bridesmaids! This is Shannon’s SISTER and yet they act like they don’t know one another? Hmm….something is fishy here. The fact that Shannon became such a central figure on the show so darned FAST seems like she was coached about the power of juicy storylines. Who comes on a show and in one of her first scenes begins yelling at her husband loud enough for all of their dinner guests to hear? I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me, but something seems to be off. Just sayin’….

    • lana del taco

      you’re wrong. Heather McDonald is not Shannon Beador’s sister. She has a sister named Shannon and the coindence ends there.

  • cait

    Well, when you hear that Atlanta is going to be MORE scripted next season, you can begin to figure it out !

  • SAMRA1116

    Norrth your recaps are so detailed–I love it
    In fact this site and the writers are the best—the post are very detailed, with little things missed, with a funny and sarcastic twist.

    I’m in awe, I’m back to liking the Vicki, that started this HWS journey. Divorce n therapy has allowed her to take her part in the demise of their marriage, work thru her personal issues and too me, she has grown, leaps and bounds.

    • Norrth

      Hi Samra. I see that too. I think Vicki has outgrown Tamra- who will never change, I’m guessing.

      • SAMRA1116

        Tamra is trailer trash and nothing will change that. She’s looks like she smell awful.

  • Excellent recap Norrth. What a doozy of an episode. Shannon is actually making the show exciting again. Thank you for seeing through Tamra’s manipulative ways and not falling for Shannon is crazy bit. Tamra (imo) is evil. She’s a liar, fraud and the biggest shit-stirrer of all the Hw’s franchise. What she did to that poor woman (Shannon) last night was deliberate and downright evil.

    • SAMRA1116

      Doc —the bottom feel out—I’ve been posting too much, honesty on the blogs..
      SIDE NOTE TO ALL OF US/I said the same thing 5-6 yrs ago.
      I don’t want to personally know anyone, but if I wanted to know, who you are and whatever. My husband is a computer geek, hacker and outstanding citizen, but I don’t give a damn about no one personal business., but some of you are really into my shit — so for all y’all —that starting scramming my open post, by back door entry.. I saw my posts everywhere, my family and husband are pissed—I have a right to speak my truth—but I never named anyone other than myself. I’m not speaking directly to anyone, but they know, I know, who the hell, they are… Don’t start no shit —haters— u met ur match and I don’t care… Now I’m going to keep posting, but don’t F ck with me—now I’m pissed off in real life.

      I account is private now—but Doc —um I can’t take my personality to a political blog– that was my doing, but damn this is America.
      Now if anyone wants me to start calling them, by heir real names —-hit me up– I’m not hiding anywhere. BLONK
      I don’t care who you are, I like blogging, because I like to write. Awww
      Now let’s just get back to talking crap on the reality star. I’m out for the day..
      See y’all tonite. Sammy

      • Huh? I must have missed something because I’m totally lost.

        • SAMRA1116

          Some bloggers or hackers—took over my file and it’s been a hot ass mess—-there’s more to these blogs, than most know.. I keep telling y’all.. They think I have inside information to know the facts on folks. I just post what I think—-yes I have a degree, but I can’t remember the correct psychology words. But I just know how to read ppl.
          Um I thought we were ok. Now I know most of y’all real names—I’m sorry, but that’s the only way to lock my account.. So just know I don’t care, but I’m just who I say I am.

    • Norrth

      Thanks Doc. Heather tries to make Shannon seem like an out of control “drunk”. Tamra wants everyone to think she’s “crazy”. I’m so over those two women.

  • Raine Woman

    I thought I did really well paying attention last night….until I read your recap, Norrth! Thanks, I now have a reason to catch a rerun.

    That was a beach house of Crazy! I felt bad for Lizzie. I want to hear the convo she and her husband had after everyone left! You have to just laugh at the rest of them. They’re all just really bad characters now…of what they used to be.

    • Norrth

      I wonder what Lizzie thinks of Heather, now. Shannon has clearly been a wreck and Heather just kept needling her and needling her until Shannon had to walk away to get away from Heather’s crazy.

  • Birdie11

    Every woman who comes on this show is so concerned about being on Tamra’s good side, that they don’t realize that they are throwing in with her antics. She sucks them in and pits them against each other without them even realizing it. Vickie is the only one who has her number and has figured out how to manage her. Lizzie might not seem like the brightest, but she has had the most astute observations about Tamra I have heard in a long while. Maybe they should all have lunch without Tamra and compare notes.

    • Norrth

      HEAR HEAR! Why they are afraid of her mystifies me. So she throws out some crap!?!?! Once they ALL stop listening to her, she has no power. She’s also gone because Bravo won’t need her, she won’t be able to stir crap.

  • Norrth

    I went back to check for cast blogs. Shannon had hers up that night, I believe. NADA from the rest of the cast. Interesting. What can Tamra or Heather say that wouldn’t make them look like even worse asses than the show?

  • Dani-K

    That dinner scene was really uncomfortable to watch. You did a much better job, Norrth! I was really disappointed in Vicki. She said she wanted to support Shannon, yet she could have announced to everyone that Tamra also told her that Terry wanted to take the Beadors down – which I don’t believe. It seems very out of character for him, but perfectly in character for Tamra to stir the pot.

    • Norrth

      It’s hard to believe Vicki is so afraid of Tamra. Because she yells? Hell, she should just treat her the way she treated Laurie! From Vicki’s account, Tamra spread more gossip about her (and Brooks) than Laurie did.

  • Eddie

    Tamra is still trailer trash. Why they pay that lying little skank is beyond me. Of course, Heather is another garden-variety fame whore, pretending she’s still 23 years old. The day this show is finally cancelled will see a massive rush on fireworks sales in the USA.

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