Tamra is still trying to train for her competition, but she postponed it. Wait, is this a bogus competition? Because the entire competition was moved back four weeks, for some mysterious reason. Sigh. Even so, wouldn’t they have just announced that the competition was postponed for four weeks and how fortunate that is for her?
We start with another scene with Briana trash talking her mother on national TV. She never misses an opportunity to make light of her mother’s serious accident and suggest to us that she is exaggerating to get attention. She was airlifted away from an accident. But rather than have the reactions others are having, life is short, be grateful. She is minimizing her mother’s injuries.
For all of you haters out there, please note that Vicki is not wearing her neck brace in public when she goes out to dinner with the family even though it’s clear she is still having neck issues. It’s Brianna’s birthday so of course he injured mother must journey out and celebrate it. This dinner seems like just a montage of being mean to Vicki.
I hate when rich people do stupid shit on these shows and Shannon is the number one offender. Why on earth would she have a packing party and trust these morons to pack her shit when she can just hire those people than come in and pack for you? In fact, she is not taking any furniture so all she has to pack are clothes and toiletries and then move into her new place that Jeff Lewis furnished for her. By the way, click that link to find out why we are all moving our beds. Spoiler: It’s Shannon’s fault.
This whole show is going to be all Shannon all the time. First we have to deal with her kid’s band, LOCK, which stands for Ladies of Rock. Shannon sits in on practice and criticizes them to death. Now that she has crushed David’s soul, she has time to do the same for her children.
Shannon called Vicki to check on her. Vicki doesn’t return her call. However, almost all the other ladies seem to have been affected enough by the near death accident to put the past behind them and stop holding on to petty issues. So everyone heads over to Shannon’s house to pack her enemas and other mysterious accoutrements. Heather points out she needs to hire someone to pack for her. Shannon says she doesn’t want strangers packing her stuff? Frankly, if I had dozens of enema bags and nozzles to pack, I want the people doing the job to be strangers. But that’s just me.
OMG, Shannon is moving to Corona Del Mar, it looks like my girlfriend moved out of there just in the nick of time! Also Kelly lives there. Kelly apologizes to Shannon. They hug it out. The girls head to Shannon’s closet and start throwing out some ugly shoes, and her clothes and pretty much everything.
Shannon invites everyone to the bar to hear her kids play. Heather has a prior engagement with Evine. When Meghan arrived, Tamra is pissed because Meghan said that she was reckless in the accident. I think that Meghan is the source for the original TMZ article that also claimed that Tamra was speeding. I think that is what Tamra is mad about but she can’t say that. Because Meghan wasn’t talking about anything all over town she’s been home nesting. But she well could have called TMZ and Shannon may have actually been with her when she did it. You never know. Sounds like a good theory to me as someone who is used to interpreting the arguments that can’t be mentioned on camera. These two seem to come to a tentative truce.
Vicki was “not invited” which is housewives speak for still at home recuperating from a neck injury and a concussion.
David’s mom and sister arrive. I take one look at them and I now understand why he stays with Shannon. They both come in looking mean. The mother especially. This explains everything. So the Beador girls play and I hope were then whisked far, far away from the scene about to be filmed. I thought the girl playing drums was pretty badass.
Oh so now I feel bad I said the mom looked mean. Maybe she was just super nervous. She goes up to Kelly of all people and tells her in a sad voice that she doesn’t get to see the girls very often. When Kelly asked her, “Why not?” She says because Shannon hates her guts. So she is either a poor alienated grandmother or an evil witch sidling up to the one girl who was Shannon’s enemy until about thirty minutes ago and unloading all the family dirt. I don’t know which alternative would please me more.
Okay as much as I’m not feeling Shannon anymore, I am not feeling bad for saying that the mom looks mean. First thought, best thought and all that. David’s mom, Donna is now literally crying to Tamra and Kelly who she seemed to really want to meet about not being able to see the girls. I’m thinking if she wanted to see the girls they just left the stage, why not go see them now? Then she drops the bomb that Shannon pushed David into the affair.
Tamra says in confessional, “Wow, she took me from feeling sorry for her to WOW! she’s vindictive!”
For the moment you should adjust your friend charts to everyone being friends with everyone. Except for Shannon who is not friends with Vicki. Do that quickly because everything is about to change again.
So there was a dinner on the rooftop deck for the housewives and a few other people. Shannon apparently excluded her mother in law and sister-in-law from coming up. Shannon says that David has no relationship with anyone in his family and the hold times that he does it’s because of her. Shannon says that Donna told her kids that Shannon is a horrible mother in March of last year and they want nothing to do with her. Which is interesting because she said that Donna found out about the band playing when the kids saw her at Easter of this year which was like a week ago.
Here comes the Good Christian Shit Stirrer to tell Shannon that Donna said she pushed David into an affair. What on earth is the benefit of sharing that news with her? It’s like overhearing someone’s husband saying their wife is wearing an ugly dress and going to tell the wife. How does this information benefit Shannon? Why can’t Tamra ever shut up?
So Shannon jumps up and starts screaming at David at the top of her voice and everyone is staring at them. Way to emasculate your husband in public for the 2,393, 946th time! David goes after her. She tells him to pick a side. She demands he go up stairs and defend her to the girls. So he does. And then Shannon has another dramatic meltdown to draw more attention to David’s affair.
Did I mention that David had an affair?
Then when they leave the bar, the girls have apparently been somewhere nearby because they are in the back of the limo. The oldest girl asks “What was going on with Grandma Donna?” The correct answer here is, “Nothing that concerns you guys, dear. Everything is fine.” But no, not in the world of tell your kids everything including all the details of their father’s affair. So David says that Grandma Donna was not being very nice to their mother. David say that she was saying things that she believes but that are not necessarily true. That will do I suppose as it doesn’t cast too much blame either way. But Shannon really needs to be the righteous one in front of her children so she causes David to change his answer to, “She said some things that were inappropriate.” The littlest girl offers up that sometimes people make you anger but you have to forgive them. Shannon says that she’s done nothing but forgive their grandmother and she invites them over for every Christmas.
I don’t even care about next week. I’ll deal with that if I live that long.