#RHOC RECAP: ‘You’ve Been Out To Hurt Me!’ Vicki Gunvalson Unleashes On Tamra Judge During Peace Treaty Blowout!

Posted on Sep 19 2017 - 9:51am by Dani-K

Welcome back to The Real Housewives of Orange County episode we’ve been waiting for. We begin on a beautiful day at the beach with Kelly and her husband Michael who are literally hanging out, making a plaster cast of her boobs on the front balcony for all the world to see. She’s getting a breast reduction, and I guess this is called art? Kelly is also planning a beach volleyball party. This is when the shit will hit the sand. And Meghan’s not invited, so there.

Up next, Lydia is meeting Tamra for a quick iced-tea. Word is out about Vicki’s party and Tamra is barely holding it together. She’s heard how Ricky and Gretchen talked smack about Eddie making out with a man. When will everyone get over the fact that Eddie likes dudes? People are so judgy. But get this, the falling out between Tamra and Ricky was over his non-invite to her baptism. But why not invite him? Was the cut off 75 and he was 76?  Tamra says from that point on Ricky set out to destroy her. Something’s not adding up, but we’ll give it some time.

Tamra is crying real tears for once. She says she’s finally in a good place with her daughter (oopsie-not anymore) and doesn’t want her to read about this. As for Eddie, he couldn’t care less, girlfriend. Lydia is confused why Vicki would sit at a table with Tamra’s arch-enemies while they spread gossip. Tamra doesn’t know if she will go to Kelly’s volleyball party. Lydia says she doesn’t like Shannon. Not very Christian of Lydia, but I think the point is, if Lydia can be around someone she doesn’t care for, so can Tamra. Spoiler alert: Lydia can’t do it for long.

Across town, Vicki and her daughter Briana are talking about Ricky as well. He’s so popular. Briana is like, who cares? She tells her mom that if she and Tamra both want the same things they can get there. Or not.

Next, we are with Peggy and Diko as they visit her breast doctor. The theme of the night is certainly boobs. It’s time for Peggy to fill her fluid expanders so she can have big boobies, but this is painful. Peggy wants to feel sexy again, even though she already is.

Over at Shannon’s house, she is on the phone with the man who will run her pizza restaurant, but can’t open her email to view the new logo. And Shannon wants to be in the restaurant business? It’s actually more fascinating watching Archie the dog fetch the ball. I think Shannon hopes that this will make her more interesting to David. Of course, do you know how many new restaurants fail?

It’s “cutting-off-the-balls,” doctor’s visit day with Doug and Lydia. In the waiting room, Doug tells Lydia he loves her like Christ and as if his body is her body. Sorry, Doug, but your attempts to spare your balls won’t work. Doug agrees he doesn’t want more children and will have the surgery, but wants a “clip” present, like the “push” presents he’s had to give three times. How about another sports car? Material items are like totally mentioned all through the bible.

Let’s play volleyball! Vicki is nervous about seeing Tamra and Tamra says she’d rather have an enema. (Rumor has it so would Eddie.) Vicki is not having fun and Steve tells her to enjoy the people she enjoys and don’t worry about the rest. Doug is a total hottie without his shirt on. Of course Eddie isn’t there to compete. (Rumor has it he’s pumping iron.) And Shannon can’t play volleyball worth a damn, but she sure can yell. The game’s over and it’s time to eat. There’s a boob cake inside for everyone to enjoy. (Rumor has it Eddie wouldn’t be into it.)

Elsewhere, Meghan is doing exactly what Kelly advised her to do and that is staying home and taking care of Aspen. Thank God for Kelly and her wonderful advice.

Back at Kelly’s house, where the fun is, Tamra and Peggy strike up a conversation about the “shady shit” that went down at Vicki’s party. Peggy says they should talk it out. Kelly tells Vicki the same thing. But neither Vicki nor Tamra want to talk it out. Lydia is also on board for talking it out, but Shannon is not. She tells Tamra to buck-up. Vicki explains that today is not a good day because of the other people there, but she’s overruled.

Lydia gets Vicki, and tells her Tamra is crying. This kind of starts things off on a bad note, because Vicki has had it. She did not invite Ricky. She didn’t set that up. And Tamra should know her heart. Tamra asks Vicki why she’s so angry. Vicki says she’s tired of being called a victim and tells Tamra not to be a victim either.

From the kitchen you can hear Vicki yelling in the bedroom. Shannon is on her way to rescue Tamra, but Peggy blocks her move. Good one, Peggy. We all know that Shannon has vested interest in Tamra and Vicki not becoming friends again. Who will she have? Her pizza! Shannon says if Kelly gets to be in the room then so does she. Next Lydia and eventually Peggy decide they need to be in the room, too.

Vicki blows and smacks Tamra with the truth, demanding that she cut the crap and leave her alone. Tamra snaps back, but Vicki isn’t playing — threatening to “go ballistic,” if Tamra continues to recycle her exhausted accusations. 

Shannon obnoxiously hires herself as Tamra’s high-strung bodyguard, but Vicki smacks her large buttinski butt right back, reiterating that she holds receipts that prove her husband’s abuse. Tamra’s faux tears are overshadowed by Shannon’s hysterical babble — so she leaves the room.

Peggy tells Kelly to quit feeding the frenzy, but then they turn on her. Lydia sneaks out of the room to check on Tamra. Seeing how pointless this whole thing is, Vicki is the first to get in her car and leave. Shannon whispers like a six year-old and Peggy tells her she’s “something else.” Shannon asks if this is in a good way or a bad way. Really? You have to ask, Shannon?

Lydia and Shannon get into it over a boob job. It makes no sense. Lydia says she’s mad, but she has a pleasant Stepford smile on her face while she tells Shannon she’s done with her. Shannon then yells at Tamra to put down the boob cake and get her ass in the kitchen. Lydia says she wants to go home, but can’t because Shannon needs more attention. Turns out, Shannon was squeezing the legs of Tamra and Kelly because of Peggy, but Lydia thought it was about her boob job that she doesn’t like to talk about while men are present. Here’s the thing, no one cares at this point. The only thing we know for sure is Shannon is a big box of crazy!

Tune in next time when Lydia gets left out of dinner and Shannon gets blamed for it.

 

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  • Jennymckitty

    Great recap, Dani. Very funny. I find it odd that people still consider Tamara the head puppet master in charge this season. Shannon and Kelly disliked each other from their first scene together. I’m glad they kinda, sorta made up but their intial falling out had nothing to do with Tamara. Their first big show-down was over Shannon “setting Kelly up” by inviting those two skanks to her party. A theory Vicki completely stood behind. Now Vicki has a party and invites Getchen and Ricky shows up and she can’t see for the life of her the similarities between the two events. Personally, I don’t think either Shannon or Vicki set anyone up…Bravo did…but that’s my opinion. I do think that Gretchen and Vicki made up because they both were furious at Tamara. I think Ricky started hanging out for the same reason. I think Ricky and Gretchen are thirsty as hell and were only too eager to trash Tamara and grab some camera time. Gretchen sees Vicki as her most viable way back to the show. I think she is using Vicki.
    Shannon is bat shit crazy again. Maybe more than the end of her first season where everyone blamed her behavior on Tamara and Heather gas-lighting her. She is painful to watch. And her desperation to keep Tamara and Vicki apart is over the top. She maybe the most emotionally needy person I’ve seen in awhile.

    • Dani-K

      Thanks Jenny! I think Gretchen is desperate to get back on the show too. Hope it doesn’t happen. I hope this new restaurant Shannon has going brings her some calm and much needed sanity, though it probably won’t. I read that 59% of new restaurants fail, so unless she’s buying into a proven franchise, she could be another statistic, and how will she handle that? And Ricky has as much credit as a jail house snitch.

  • Elizabeth Fisher

    There is something way more to the story about Ricky being pissed at Tamra than not getting an invite to her baptism. And that whole fight with Shannon and Lydia was just weird. Both Tamra and Shannon are off their respective rockers.

    • LuxLuxLux

      I love how she completely skipped the reason he wasn’t invited to her baptism

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        But she was dead on when she said Vicki invited all those who are “out to get her”, even adding that Ricky wants to destroy her …*shudders

    • Jennymckitty

      Who knows what all was involved in the Tamara-Ricky fall out. Ricky has always struck me a bit “fame-whorish” so I imagine he was miffed that he wasn’t invited to appear in the season finale…not that he missed seeing Tamara being Baptized. Let’s face it….Bravo was in charge of the guest list and they already had enough mic’ed extras with Vicki’s family. I never trust a jilted friend who immediately copies up to that person’s enemies and begins publicly trashing that person.

    • Mar

      He said they were never really friends. She called him out of the blue and asked him to be best man. Tamra said something homophobic and used him as her best man.

  • the dudette

    May I just point out that Heather was right from the start about crazy Shanon?
    I never liked Shannon, not from the first episode, she was trying so hard, and she seemed so delusional and stupid (I don’t like stupid people) with her Dr Moon and crystals crap.
    And so many ppl liked her, called her kooky or whatever, even funny, when I actually find her terribly sad.
    Turns out she’s totally certifiable. She doesn’t have ‘psychotic breaks’ only because you’d need something intact your psyche to break it. She’s mothereffing nuts.

    • Jennymckitty

      You are so right. She isn’t the kind of crazy that’s fun to watch. She is the kind of crazy that needs medical intervention. I’m so uncomfortable watching her.

  • Bryan

    Loon Beador does NOT want those two to make up!

    • Jennymckitty

      She was literally throwing herself between them. I think she would have flung herself off Kelly’s balcony if the left that bedroom being civil.

      • Bryan

        I agree

      • penny 2

        Yelling “See what Vicki made me do!” during her decent.

  • Karoline

    Vicki did not make any sense while screaming at Tamra. I do not like any of these women, but Lydiot and Peggy get on my nerves the most. Peggy is too comfortable putting her hands on people ( must be an Armenian thing). I want to know what denomination Lydiot is, or does she just read the bible and considers that religion??

    • GirlPlz

      Vicki never makes sense. She is a contradicting fraud

      • purehockeyfan

        you mean like how she continues to discuss Eddie liking men and Shannon being beaten to prove the point she’s not interested in either story nor keeping the stories alive?

        • GirlPlz

          HAHAHA. Even her boyfriend (who she is using) put her in her place. She cares about everything she claims she doesn’t care and think about

        • Karoline

          Nice one. Vicki insults our intelligence.

    • Dani-K

      Lydiot – so funny! I understand everything is for drama, but Vicki should have stuck to her guns about having a private conversation with Tamra over coffee, with the cameras there, of course. But the other women wanted to insert themselves into this. Obviously T & V have another go at it because they make up (for a bit) in time for Iceland.

      • Karoline

        The recap was great. Thanks for always along me laugh!

  • GirlPlz

    Victim: “I’m not a conwoman”
    Bravo: *airing footage of the reunion*: “I fabricated….”

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      Always fun when the producers do their homework and directly contradict these liars.

  • GirlPlz

    Kelly (despite her flaws) and Peggy were the most likeable this episode.
    Kelly is a better friend to Shannon than Tamrat
    Tamrat is using Shannon. It’s not too dissimilar from Brandi using LeAnne. Tamrat desperately wants to make up with Vicki. They are peas in a pod. You can see it in her eyes. She’s also a bad friend to Shannon. She threw her under the bus while having lunch with Lydia. She likes to play everyone and keep her options open.

    • GirlPlz

      I think Peggy is right with these situations. They love drama. Either hash it our or shut up

    • Dani-K

      Preach!

    • nvrbl

      Tamra uses everyone, including her own children

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    Due to Direct TV’s usual satellite interference during storms, I only got bits and pieces of both broadcasts last night, so I guess I’ll catch tonight’s rebroadcast. First of all, Vicki knows damn well that repeating a rumor is propagating it, and we know damn well that she set up the Ricky scene. She’s flat out lying having no clue that the vengeful bitch was going to just show up at her party. Does she really expect us to believe that Gretchen, Ricky, Lizzie, and the producers were all conspired to pull off that little stunt BEHIND VICKI’S BACK? As we’ve talked about before, nobody just “shows up” when they’re filming … there is security, people have to be mic’d, and contracts need to be signed. FF’g to this week, the tension between Vicki, Tamra, and Shannut is palpable, but it looks like it’s going to be another week before they actually talk things out. We are seeing signs of Tamra cracking under pressure, and Shannut is terrified that she’s going to be left out. Lydia was cracking me up; not only is she a little spitfire, but I’m always down for watching her pushing Shannut just a little closer to the edge of insanity. Silent Peggy has some good one-liners and does have a way of summing things up. Of course, the other highlight of the ep was watching Michael literally feeling up Kelly … I must say, she does have one hell of a nice rack … like Michael. I’m going to kind of miss it.

    • Karoline

      Kelly has a great figure.

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        I couldn’t quite follow what she was saying … she mentioned a post baby boob job, but did that mean implants or is she currently ala naturale’. They look very real to me.

        • Karoline

          They did look real, but they aren’t

        • Elias Wedway

          She had implants done post baby, she said she went from a 32 D to a 32 G.

    • Jennymckitty

      I see we are on the same page about how Ricky just happened to be at Vicki’s party. Tamara and Vicki both know production invited him. It is impossible to know if Vicki knew he was going to be there. LVP didn’t know that production arranged for Cedric to show up at her event. But once production decides who is attending an event, I don’t think there is much the “host” can do. That’s what kills me when these women talk about it like it is the host’s fault. It’s just like last year when Vicki accused Shannon of setting up Kelly.

      • GirlPlz

        But – Victim is going to preach innocence about everything relating to Rickygate even though she loved the tea and admitted so in confessional. She can’t own up to anything!

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        Hmmm …. now I hadn’t considered that … actually sounds plausible (especially since you’ve backed up your hypothesis with evidence:-)

        • Jennymckitty

          Vicki could have known. She knew that Gretchen was going to be there,. Gretchen and Ricky started hanging out after he fell out with Tamara and I have little doubt she set him up with production, I don’t believe a lot of things Vicki says but I don’t think she and Ricky communicate,

    • Dani-K

      Enigma – You are tapping onto something I’ve been seeing and it’s the frenetic energy that the women display. It’s like they all are on the verge of being fired so they want to bring it, bring it, bring it. Only that’s exhausting to us, the viewers. It’s funny because Kelly is the only one that is somewhat calmer.

      • GirlPlz

        Kelly looks like the sane one and a decent friend!

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        It is ironic that Kelly is the one of the more calm and collected of the bunch … probably a smart move after her “frenetic” Freshman season (I like that word:-) Who knows, maybe they are all on the cusp of termination. I’m actually enjoying this season, because there is indeed a LOT going on.

  • GirlPlz

    Faux Christian Lydia is so grating. Her behavior is not Christian. She is passive aggressive. She made a ridiculous accusation against Shannon, tries to silence a response, walks away, plays victim. She is a bully hiding behind her Bible belt. She is also emasculates her husband (maybe he is ok with it)

    • Karoline

      Agree 100%

  • Just My Opinion

    Yet again Shannut shows how off the wall she is! I really think she may be bipolar. She is always the victim,that is not normal behavior. She can only be a so called friend to one person at a time. For now it is Tamrat. She is more needy than a normal person should be !

    • Elias Wedway

      Something is definitely wrong with her, that is for sure. She needs a therapist—immediately. It is like watching someone going through a nervous breakdown. The last place she needs to be is on a reality show.

  • TartLemon

    Vicki finally admitted her cancer scams and lies affected the business. She still says she never lied, but at least we’re getting there. It’s not just the cast Vicki needs to come clean with; it’s us the viewers Vicki needs to admit what she did. WE know it, but Vicki is forgetting Planet OC cast was not the witnesses to what she did.

    • Wicked Cupcake

      Vicki does not need to admit anything to this viewer because her lies or life have zero to do with my life. I don’t take this junk seriously.

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        I’m kind of that way too. As far as Vicki goes, It’s highly unlikely that she didn’t know Brooks was lying, and since she was his link (and drunk in love), she simply looked the other way, and then eventually to save face, went along with it. But yeah, I don’t take it all that seriously either … I don’t even entirely buy the Vicki/Tamra feud. I feel like Tamra is probably secretly playing both Vicki and Shannut.

        • Wicked Cupcake

          I wouldn’t doubt that aspect of it either.

          As for the pearl clutching over the Brooks scandal, it’s ridiculous to get all filed up about it. If I personally knew Vicki and was taken in, fine but I will not get invested in screaming outrage over the actions of a stranger.

          • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

            That’s because you’re sane … something that can’t be said about all of our community here (we won’t name names:-).

          • Wicked Cupcake

            😀

    • GirlPlz

      I’m surprised she has fans. I find it appalling that Bravo normalizes and effectively condones her behavior

      • MissScarletwithaRevolver

        I do not believe for one minute that Vicki has many fans. I do believe she pays pr people to troll these forums pretending to be fans. So interesting to see Vicky slip and admit her business was hurt by her cancer scam. Good. No one in their right mind would trust Vicki with their money.

        • GirlPlz

          How does she have so much money!! Who buys insurance from her? Maybe corporates
          I think you’re right about PR and trolling. Same with Phaedra.

    • Chickpea16

      Funny Bravo keeps showing the reunion clip on how she fabricated. Delusion is strong.

    • Had enough

      People would be crazy to buy insurance from the scam artist… that is just nuts!

  • MissScarletwithaRevolver

    There is not a single woman on this show that does not annoy the bejezus out of me. Starting with Lydia, My Little pony. She ought to just drop the innocent schtick- she is a shitstirrer through and through. And she needs to knock off the “cut your balls off talk” She thinks she is cute and funny but the audience knows that she is actually stupid enough to believe that’s how a vasectomy works so the joke is backfiring.

    I kind of feel sorry for Kelly. Bravo loves to find women for these shows who have honest to God anger issues but Kelly seems just a little too close to the edge although she was not the worst this episode. Hide the knives.

    Shannon is really tough to take this season. Her constant state of high umbridge is bad enough but when she gets going she sounds like a murder of squacking crows. She and Vicki have that in common.

    Tamra used to be second only to Vicki and that NJ Marchese creep husband on my list of most loathsome housewives but I do see a glimmer of hope in her. I do think she is trying to be a better person. Granted her bar was quite low but one foot in front of the other.

    Vicki in my mind is all of the above- tries to be cute and thinks she is funny and is neither, uncontrollable anger, sounds like the shrieking shack but add to that the cancer scam and she is dead to me. Bet that’s more than you all wanted to know about what I think! 🙂

    • GirlPlz

      Cosign. Everyone HW on this show is unlikable.
      You left out Peggy haha

      • MissScarletwithaRevolver

        Oh,, I did. She has not made much of an impression on me yet but I did lover line, “Don’t act like a bitch and you won’t get the face”.

    • GirlPlz

      I wonder if the vasectomy is a scripted storyline.

      • wellWellwell

        Of course..

    • Dani-K

      I enjoy knowing what what everyone thinks, it’s a huge help. Plus, I really liked “she sounds like a murder of squacking crows.”

      • MissScarletwithaRevolver

        Haha, I have a bunch of them the trees right outside my room. Very similar…

    • Had enough

      I agree! Need a whole new cast this one has worn out its welcome!

  • motherall

    The faux Christian, Lydia, makes me ill. She and Peggy poke their noses into things they know nothing about .

  • TartLemon

    I refuse to judge someone’s professed spiritual connection to the
    Universe; neither should they judge mine. It’s personal. That said,
    I’m not liking AT ALL Lydia’s narcissistic, holier than thou preachy
    condescending attitude thrown in my face. Fast forward is my friend,
    but she really needs to GO AWAY! It’s not cute.

    • wellWellwell

      Who are these people you claim she “snaked oiled” out of money? Surely, there was a blog here?

  • SassyMcAsspants

    I can’t quit laughing at that pic of Icky making crazy face!

  • Rochelle Huffman Barozzi

    This is one big shyte show.

  • wellWellwell

    Hanging onto that Tramp’s neck will not get you to the next season, Shanloon. Tamtrash would trade you, for a pick-up maybe a three-wheeler. Trash is trash and Tamtrash has it down pat!
    They deserve each other. Both claim religion, drink like fish, call people names and plot their demise. How they claim any form of religion while selling their souls to Bravo…Including, Lydia.

  • Sugar in my tank

    Chile Vicky needs to watch reruns before she defends her lies with a lie. That was too funny though..Personally, as I have said yawns ago, I do not care that she lied for her man because unfortunately that’s what alot of folks do; sadly, it was about “The Cancer”. People lie every day and carry their ass to the priest and confess. A lie is a lie big or small, white, blue or black lies are still lies which equates to not telling the truth. Anywho…I like Peggy..she seems straightforward and not a people pleaser..the rest of these chicks are exhausting.

  • Darris

    Vicki, Lydia and Shannon worked my nerves.

    You know its bad when Kelly and Tamra seem the most normal and mentally stable during an episode

  • Trippinhhard

    Thanks for the Great recap @DaniK, Vicki us a ball faced liar and she wanted empathy, sympathy and a casserole from the ladies, per her own words. she and Trailerpark Tamra
    will be back together. She had than man there to spill the beans in Eddie. That’s really between. Eddie and Tamra and neither Vicki or Tamra have room to talk about each other, they all messy. Lydia is a shit starter and I’m so sick if her saying her religion, when she gaslighting sp? Crazy ass Shannon.. I will rather Kelly who don’t give a damn and just own her craziness..Somebody, anybody please help Shannon, she is losing her mind.. She needs to get off the show, she paranoid about everything that is said to her or others..
    Just my two cents

    • MissScarletwithaRevolver

      I do think Shannon needs some deep therapy or meds. I’d like to make Vicki a casserole out of horseshit.

      • Trippinhhard

        I think her medication is the bottle and drunks or dry drunks think everyone is against them..Please make that casserole big enough to feed them all..

  • Txtea

    Anyone else get Kathy bates vibes in fried green tomatoes when the teenage guy was a punk to her at the store, while watching Shannon explain to Lydia she isn’t crazy??😂😂😂😂

  • ScrappieONE

    I think Lydia hit the nail right on the head about Shannon

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    Watching this week’s ep in its entirety last night, I see I missed two key scenes during Monday’s original airing due the storms here. Just one of the producers should have told Lydia that her mantra of “cutting off his balls” wasn’t funny the first time, and it certainly wasn’t funny the 50th time. While I always enjoy an Archie scene, Shannut’s equating buying a freaking franchise to a “life long dream of starting your own restaurant” is a bit of a stretch.