Shannon meets with Elaine, the feng shui consultant about her new house. Fittingly, she has a toilet in her relationship area. One of her kids has a professional makeup artist come in to make her look 35 for her winter formal. I can’t believe that David is going to let her leave the house like this.
I don’t think motherhood is going the way that Meghan envisioned it. Wow, I was right. This talking head is brutal. Hopefully it is like my first week with Banjo when I thought about taking him back to the pound.
Lydia and Doug go do a photoshoot for their new magazine. They sold the Beverly Hills magazine to their partner. I think the old magazine is the one LVP is editing now. They go to a site to do a photo shoot and Peggy, the new housewife and her husband, Diko come to the location. Doug tells Lydia not to hug her hard because she just had “a mastectomy or something.”It is the very first scene and already it is a promotional scene for Diko’s wheel company. Strike one. Peggy’s mom passed away from breast cancer so she had a double mastectomy. WOW. What a first scene.
Peggy is Armenian and Diko is Lebanese. They have been married 21 years and have two teenaged daughters. They have a big family dinner and talk about her medical issues. Then Diko makes a big production out of giving her a diamond necklace and a diamond bracelet. The chyron lets us know they cost someone almost $200K. They are also ugly. The bracelet is pavé diamonds.
Kelly says that she and Michael are in a better place at the moment. They go to workout together in a promo for a gym that is not Tamra’s.
Vicki is freaking out over the stress for moving her office. When she comes home, Brianna is nervous about seeing Tamra at Ava’s birthday party.
Ava who is about to turn two is having a birthday party at a beer garden. I don’t know who this blonde chick is that Tamra is talking to. Oh it’s Ava’s mother. She invited Brianna and Tamra has defriended Brianna on all social media since the The Short Bus Incident of 2016.
The party is pretty adorable. It’s one of the cutest set ups I’ve seen on a housewives franchise. Brianna brings her boys just long enough to show them what they are missing out on before they leave. It is good versus evil when Lydia meets Shannon for the first time. Lydia is very sweet to Shannon and relays to her that Tamra has said so many nice things about her. Lydia says she knew Tamra back when she was still friends with Vicki. She says that she went to dinner recently with Vicki and she caught her up on the whole falling out. Lydia’s mom meets Shannon and tells her she has such a bright energy about her. Clearly, she’s high. Then she throws confetti over them and yells, “YAY!” I am not making this up.
Later, Lydia sits down with Tamra and Shannon. She tells Tamra that she had dinner with Vicki. Tamra basically says do whatever you’d like with Vicki, it’s fine. Shannon says that the things Vicki said about their husbands last year were unconscionable things. Lydia says that it seems like they acted the same way Vicki acted. Shannon tells her she’s offended by the comparison. Shannon starts yelling at her saying that Vicki’s lies hurt their daughters and Vicki made her gain forty pounds. Um, Shannon, you have emasculated your husband on national TV for a few YEARS now. I think the girls were already traumatized. And you did call the cops on David for domestic violence and a police report was taken and he was booked down at da jailhouse!
Thankfully, Lydia’s husband comes to save her from Shannon. But when she goes to tell Tamra she’s leaving, the conversation begins again because Tamra stirred the pot. Lydia lets Shannon rant some more and then she says she doesn’t think they are going to get along, and she doesn’t want to hang out with Shannon. Shannon storms off the party scene yanking of her microphone pack and screaming that she is done.
Next week: The girls all go to dinner and Shannon has a full-blown plate throwing tantrum in the restaurant.