Once again, Banjo is pissed that I have stopped my extremely tone deaf singing along with The Voice, to recap this shit show. The Voice is getting huge ratings this season for a reason. I’m loving it even though a guy I really liked went home just because he was paired with one of Miley’s powerhouse females. Anyway, you should totally be watching this season. Also, TT has the absolute BEST Walking Dead recaps on the Internet. Please share them with your friends who are fans of the show. They will thank you, I promise.
So anyway, back to Iceland. At this point in filming, the women know they have a shit season on their hands. This is when they have to start culling the weak and boring. Look for Peggy to start taking the hits. In the end though, it seems that Peggy, Lydia and Meghan are having their final episodes. A huge overhaul of RHOOC is on the way.
Iceland looks beautiful, and if I spend my last years rich and able to just travel it will certainly make the list, but as the planet continues to have so much strife, I’m much less likely to travel too far, too often. But I do love seeing it on this show.
On the final night, Lydia and Peggy have a scene together in Lydia’s hotel suite. Both of these women have the exact same problem. They were both told by production they are to be ride or die Vicki friends. They have gone hard on anyone who has been even slightly mean to her. And now that Vicki has made up with her enemies, because at least Tamra sees the writing on the wall, they are screwed. I would like that long sleeved “whatever” tee shirt in the largest size they make in grey. Peggy is starving as she has been in bed for a full day and has not eaten.
The other bitches are off somewhere in five inch heels. Because, Iceland. Peggy tells Lydia that she is next door to Meghan’s room where her baby was crying for fifteen minutes without comfort. It’s the final dinner and Lydia is tasked with bringing Peggy to dinner to be filleted. I really hate to see Lydia level. She’s done exactly what she was told. But all of you bitches seem to hate her so she is done. I am loving Peggy for recording the drunk night’s audio on the phone. Too little too late, but still.
Um, okay. Strike Viking Themed Dinner For Tourists Party off my list of Things To Make and Do. These dudes are creepy. And trust me, my barometer for male companionship is slightly above “has a pulse” these days. Frankly, if rigor mortis has set in in all the right places, I could still be willing. These guys are a hard no though.
Once inside, the dudes in similar sweaters look doable, as if the guys on the outside were meant to scare them off. But I’d still bail because there are no women inside. I do not care for this. Then they sing. And I’d fuck them all.
Tamra and Vicki are whooping it up and Shannon is NOT HAPPY. I love that Meghan eats her Osso Bucco with her hands. It’s a Viking restaurant . Suddenly, Vicki says that she misinterpreted her phone call when she called screaming for her life about David and she apologizes. Shannon says on camera that she appreciates it. Shannon tells us in confessional that she doesn’t appreciate it.
When drunk Vicki and drunk Tamra start preening each other, Shannon is even more pissed. She tells them that she has a huge bathtub in her suite if they would both take a bath together. I get Shannon in this moment. She is letting Tamra know she is pissed and taking things too far. Shannon decides to hit on a random Viking. Tamra and Vicki make up.
Lydia and Peggy decide to join the party after production tells them they have to. The well timed intro by the Viking choir for this shot was everything. I really love the production of these scenes in Iceland. It sucks that production had so little to work with in Orange County. I do not get Peggy’s red full length dress for this. It is gorgeous, but so out of place.
Shannon who is drunk out of her mind stands and leads the choir. I sort of love her for this. This is something I would do. Everyone is nice to Peggy. Kelly gets up and tells her not to be uncomfortable and she is glad she came to see the show. Kelly apologizes to her. Peggy is a bitch about it.
Everyone is drunk. Kelly says that she is implementing her anger management classes. She fails to acknowledge that they were court ordered. I should say ALLEGEDLY here because I’m drinking a nice merlot and don’t have time to document that. Peggy tries to apologize to Tamra and says that she was not drinking at all. Peggy is pissed that people were laughing at her. Then she pulls out the audio of Meghan’s baby crying uncomforted for ten minutes. Why does that? Meghan is crying and it is sad. Clearly, Meghan has some issues with being a mother. But this is not something that should be brought up on camera in a dinner while everyone is drinking. It’s a HORRIBLE thing for one mother to do to another. HORRIBLE. I think we have all seen Meghan’s struggles at mothering. And that is what real reality shows are supposed to do. The thing is to show, you are not alone if as a first time mother you are a bit lost, or overwhelmed with parenting. I have always thought some of you were too hard on Meghan. Maternal instincts don’t always happen on day one. I do admit that I have mentioned that Meghan seems to have some issues with bonding. That doesn’t necessarily make her a bad mother. This is not the way to fight for your orange.
Tamra calls Diko a little bitch. Peggy leaves and Vicki does too. Vicki didn’t have her back at the dinner. She just wants to go home and be neutral.
The next day, Everyone else is hungover. Especially Kelly. Peggy went home on an earlier flight. I don’t blame her. That is a long flight to suffer with these women.
Next we are back in the OC. Shannon says she entered menopause at 42 and she stopped taking her hormones. That is awfully early. But her doctors suggest she go back on her hormones. She tells her doctor that David is not interested in sex with her. Tamra suggests divorce as a cure. Funny she should mention that.
Peggy is pissed with Vicki. She knows good well that Peggy and Lydia were brought on as her shields. Vicki says she just wants to be neutral. Lydia and Peggy have defended her all season. But Vicki doesn’t need Peggy or Lydia anymore.
I am terrified with Archie, Shannon’s dog not eating. I am having a similar issue with Banjo. ..I cannot handle this. David is being a smartass toward Shannon. I noticed the weird breathing with Banjo too. I don’t hate Shannon and I am not wanting to take sides. But David does seem to be checked out. Shannon knows it.
Next week is the finale! David refuses to go o Meghan’s party with Shannon. Divorce always buys you another season, Shannon, and I am okay with that.
In other news, Real Housewives of Dallas Reunion is misnamed Real Housewives of D.C. for me. So I am missing most of it. Please adjust your DVR accordingly.