It’s Christmas in the OC! Shannon loves Christmas and is doing a photo shoot for her Christmas cards. Heather is doing her photo shoot for cards as well! These two are so alike that it causes problems. For reasons that remain unclear, Heather is doing her photos in front of a brick wall. Both Shannon and Heather are micromanaging.
Tamra is fighting aging, because she seems to think she can stop it. While discussing this with Ryan, because that is what mothers do, they chat with their adult sons about anti-aging treatments. In this super staged scene, Ryan admits that he takes human growth hormone that he buys on the black market. Tamra takes her son to the anti-aging doctor. How is Ryan buying growth hormone, “at his gym.” He works at Cut Fitness but he has a gym membership elsewhere? Or the whole, “working at Cut Fitness thing is horse shit.
Vicki is in Oklahoma where the wind blows sweeping down the plains to help Brianna find a house. She is shocked that the Oklahoma is not just like Orange County. Is Briana having twins? She is looking for a four bedroom house. Vicki has to be Heimliched by Briana because she choked. I didn’t really notice because I was snoring through her scenes. Briana says it is time for her to make her own decisions with her mom’s approval, yet Vicki is there to pick out their house. Vicki and Ryan and Briana bicker all the way to see the houses for sale. How exactly does a Marine afford a $400,000 house? I don’t think they can. Next they look at a $323,000 house that is too close to the airport. Vicki hates everything about Oklahoma.
Lizzie and her son Preston go on a play date with Heather and Collette. Preston is have a major malfunction, as in someone needs to have his ass beat. Lizzie wants a little girl. Everyone in her family has three kids and she feels the pressure to have another kid soon. Later we meet Lizzie’s sister Becky, who lives up the street with her three kids. Lizzie asks Heather for advice on dealing with Vicki. Heather says she feels like even though Vicki is her friend she feeds into Shannon and makes her problems with her worse.
Lizzie and Danielle go to Shannon’s house for a make-up lesson. Um, in the scripted storyline sense, wouldn’t it make more sense for Lizzie to be doing the make-up lesson? #pageantqueen And can we expect Kenya to give make-up lessons on RHOA next season since all these storylines tend to repeat themselves? But if they had the lesson at Lizzie’s house, we would not get this whole commercial for Shannon’s house which is on the market. Shannon is confused about why Heather doesn’t like her. Shannon talks about having a big nose when she was younger and being insecure. I think she still is. For the record, her before nose picture was not nearly as horrible as she makes it seem. Shannon feels misunderstood.
Heather calls Shannon to invite her out to discuss their issues. Heather feels like Shannon talks behind her back. Shannon tells Heather that she feels singled out by Heather. Shannon says she was not scary angry, Heather says that was her perception. We surely were not shown a “scary angry” Shannon. Heather says that Shannon waved her finger and screamed at her the whole way from the bathroom. Again, not shown. Heather says she did. Oh, now I see Heather’s issue with Shannon. Apparently, she invited the other girls to a football game and excluded her. Shannon says that she thought Heather was out of town. Heather says she wasn’t. Heather is feeling excluded from the group. NOW it all makes sense.