I am intrigued with Kelly Dodd. I don’t think I have her exactly figured out yet. I do like that she opted to befriend Vicki. It would have been much easier to ride along with the pack of witches and she took the harder route. I was suspicious that this was set up by production, and I still believe it was, but she still hangs out a lot with Vicki now that filming is over.
So once again, I’ve chosen her blog to purple pen. Then I decided to go ahead and review a few bits of the others.
This week’s episode was a challenge for our family to watch. While I enjoyed getting to know Vicki over lunch and building my relationship with Tamra and Shannon at Meghan’s demolition, I’m sad that my deep respect and love for Michael didn’t come through.
In retrospect, I probably tried too hard to relate to Tamra’s struggles in the wake of her divorce to Simon and as a result I painted Michael in the wrong light. Michael is a brilliant man, a wonderful father and a loving, compassionate husband.
As you discover more about my relationship and family, you’ll learn that Michael and I were separated and going through a divorce for almost two years. This happened 4 ½ years ago. Unfortunately divorce brings out the worst in people and despite forgiving each other, deep-harbored resentments occasionally bubble up, which was evident in my discussion with Tamra. Since Michael and I reconciled, we do our best to wholeheartedly work on our marriage.
I’m going to guess that Michael was not thrilled to have his mental health spewed out on national TV. I imagine that there is a lot of damage control going on in her relationship. Not sure what she was thinking dropping such personal matters in the laps of Shannon and the other harpies. This may not be the last we hear of this. I have a feeling we will see plenty of scenes where Shannon and her poor emasculated husband giggling about this information later in the season.
Speaking of forgiveness, while I don’t share the ladies’ experience of dealing with Brooks’ cancer scam, I struggle to understand why they have such a difficult time accepting Vicki’s heartfelt plea for forgiveness. Shannon said, “I absolutely believe in forgiveness, BUT…” But what? Mercy doesn’t come with conditions.
Welcome to the OC. That said, I don’t think that it is unreasonable for the women to expect Vicki to take some ownership of something before begging for forgiveness. I mean what are they forgiving her for exactly?
On the subject of BUTTs…I laughed out loud when Shannon said she had a plastic stick stuck up her a**. I could have told you that!
The fact that she can’t stand Shannon kind of forces me to love her.
Don’t they teach logic at the University of Spoiled Children? If so, Shannon skipped class that day. Shannon supposedly forgave David for having an affair, an act that negatively impacted her much more than any act committed against her by Vicki. So why not bury that hatchet with Vicki and try to be friends again?
She didn’t really forgive. She just doles out constant punishment and shame. I expect her to do the same with Vicki.
At this point in the season, Tamra and I are finding a lot of common ground. We both love to laugh and we both love our families. As a mother, I understand Tamra’s perspective — there is no expiration date on love and caring. Some children take longer to leave the nest and stand completely on their own. Good moms try their best to be there for their children, regardless.
At this point. This lets me know that something is coming between these two. Is it wrong that I hope it happens much sooner than the ATV accident? It probably doesn’t though because Tamra, Vicki and Kelly were all in the ATV that crashed together. On the bright side, it seems that Tamra does come around with regard to Vicki fairly quickly.
On the other hand, Heather is going to take some time to come around. She had this to say about Vicki in her blog:
Vicki took me aside to chat on the boat. I wasn’t expecting this — but basically, I want her to take accountability for her part of the scam of last year. I don’t blame her for Brooks’ actions — just her involvement. Clearly she’s not going to own any of it. She said last year at the reunion that she lied and then she took it back and said she had no involvement. It’s exhausting.
According to Shannon’s blog, she has forgiven Vicki.
It’s been an interesting week, especially on social media. People have been supporting my decisions and then others have been blasting me for “not moving on” with the Vicki situation. Newsflash. I am continually asked how I feel about Vicki. I answer the questions. I am not obsessed with Vicki. I have forgiven and don’t want to engage in a friendship anymore. It’s plain and simple.
I’m actually surprised she is getting social media heat for her lack of interactions with Vicki. I sort of presumed that this site is probably the only one that has at least a little bit of support for her.
Vicki’s blog has a lot of playing the victim happening. Plus this little nugget.
I’ve been dating a special man for the past two months and yes, we are taking it very slow but it’s nice to feel cared for and appreciated. These past 10 months being alone have been really good for me, because I have been able to focus on my career, my children and my grandchildren with no distractions and to focus on what I do want and what I don’t want for the remainder of my life.