Cast Blog: #RHOC

Vicki, Lauri, Snow Angels, and Hot Uncles

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

Vicki, Lauri, Snow Angels, and Hot Uncles

Ep 14: Bravotv.com's Digital Producer debates what Vicki means when she calls Lauri "a piece of trash." 

Hello little snow angels. I hope you are wearing your finest q-tip-style, '80s snowsuits and ready for action on the slopes. There's no time to learn to ski though, instead you'll be spending the time defending your explaining you've never had a threesome and swearing you were only under the covers watching a movie. Let's recap the Whistler whoop-ti-do.

Blame Canada
We open with Lydia getting her make-up done by a wonderful sprite (I loved her makeup artist's headband/hair). Lydia's assembled all the gals to head to her homeland so she can extol the wonders of the great north and try to use maple syrup to bind them together. Alexis is coming as well, and equipping her with a Swarovski-studded Bible to keep the drama at bay. One wonders how many rhinestones a Bible requires to keep this trip calm. Based on previous experience, I'd say bling it up.

Meanwhile Tamra and Heather are shopping for the necessities for the trip. Heather's preparing for a very truncated trip (Six hours. She's got to hustle back to shoot Malibu Country) and Tamra is terrified that Lauri's chatter about Vicki having a threesome will come back to haunt them on the slopes. Tamra does make a decent point -- if the woman can't say vagina aloud, how much experience do we think she has beyond handling her own? The other ladies also do some packing, Gretchen has a great ski outfit that to me looks right out of Speed Racer, Alexis has gloves with a built-in ring, and Vicki has the fun bus all gassed up.

Double Booked
Soon enough the gals are all on the bus to the hotel and already working to hook Vicki up with Lydia's hot uncle. It's then that Heather decides to mention she'll only be in Canada the length of 12 half-hour sitcoms. She's got to get back to act with Reba! And she uses this time to mention that Gretch may have been fibbing about the casting call. And so the discussion of if she was every cast arises.

Oh and Alexis got a part too. It was like an episode of Oprah. You get a part on Malibu Country, and you get a part on Malibu Country! EVERYONE GETS A PART ON MALIBU COUNTRY!

Karma and Greg
Once the gang gets settled it's time to entertain hot Uncle Greg. Thankfully Vicki is distracted by Greg's hockey player build and doesn't notice the thick tension between Lauri and Tamra. Un-thankfully, Lydia is not pro Vicki marrying into the family. Oh come on! Can you imagine having Vicki as an Aunt? Can you fathom the delightful holidays with Lydia's mom Judy and Vicki prepping the turkey. There is no quota for crazy in families.

After unsuccessfully getting Vicki and Greg married off and living in a maple tree house, the gang goes to bed -- and Heather goes to Los Angeles. The next morning the women head off to the slopes to do what nerds do: ski. (I'm not sure why Lydia thinks skiing is a nerd sport. I always thought nerd sports were things like Mathletes.) They've prepped with a "concierge" (pronunciation debatable) and cleaned their ears with Gretchen's headwear. 

Is anyone else not surprised that Vicki was on the ski team and immediately talking big game about skiing. Sadly, she's the first one with "t--s on the ground" on the ant hill. Also, I'd be remiss to miss the opportunity while we are discussing Vicki's klutzy ways to not point out this clip of Vicki's biggest, literal falls.

A Slippery Slope
And before the girls could have their apres ski hot cocoa, Tamra revealed what she had heard through the grapevine about Vicki's "personal, sexual" past. As you would imagine, she did not take this knowledge lying down -- first bringing up her grievance to Gretchen.

Whoa to Vicki saying she and Donn did cheat on each other, but before you can even process that, Lauri skis up, and all icy hell breaks loose.

So that went well. You'll have to wait until next week to see if Lauri, the "piece of trash" according to Vicki, comes to dinner despite Vicki uninviting here. What did you think of Slope-gate? Who was in the right? Or did you like Lydia go make snow angels during the drama? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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