I have been out of pocket today trying to figure out how to avoid the most Thanksgiving things and wiggling out takes a lot of time. 🙂 I was thinking that this was the reunion since I saw previews online today. I’m thrilled it’s the finale which is much easier to recap. I actually like this show and feel like the cast should stay the same for next season. I don’t think this season sucked especially compared to RHOA this season. What do you think?
Shannon who is saying that she doesn’t have to rely on her ex-husband for money just set herself up to lose her spousal support. She’s like the Porsha of RHOOC. Sigh. Her food looks gross. I like food. I have a very low bar for food. I like street food. I’ve eaten the best falafel in the world made by and old man with questionable hygiene sitting on the “sidewalk” making falafel on a small fire . I like food. This looks like fried dried processed crap to me.
Shannon’s daughter Sophia suddenly blurts out that she needs to go on birth control for her cramps and acne. I vote yes before she even gives a spiel. If a teenager asks for birth control make the next available appointment. Plus Sophia is like a perfect child. She makes good grades, goes to a religious school and seem to be making way more good choices than bad ones. This sounds like a good choice. Of course Shannon freaks the fuck out. Le sigh.
Emily is having the finale party and someone has chosen a femme fatale theme. These women’s interpretations of that should be interesting. Emily, Tamra and Kelly go shopping for their looks. That’s an interesting trio. While they are trying on slutty clothes, Emily announces that her mom is coming and she has not seen her in five years and she has never met the boys. What place better time to reunite with your semi-estranged mother than a Hoe Down!
Gina invites Tamra over to her casita to try to mend fences. Tamra apologizes for blowing off Gina’s birthday party. Gina denies saying things to Shannon that she actually said. Gina’s defense is she could have spilled worse things Tamra said about Shannon. They hug it out. We all know by now how long that lasts.
I’ve been rooting for Emily all season but I have to say I am not thrilled with her response to her mother’s depression where she isolated herself for a year. I’ve isolated myself for seven and to blame her mother for that rather than go see her and try to be supportive kind of irritates me.
Gina’s oldest kid Nicholas totally knows that there is something weird going on with his parents moving in and out of the house. In a recent article Gina stated that she hasn’t told the kids. The kids always know more than you think. I love that Gina won’t put on her slutty outfit in front of her mother.
The femme fatale party is at Shane’s mother’s house. It’s really nice and they went all out on the decorations.
In a very awkward car headed to the party we have Eddie, Tamra and Shannon. Shannon asks if he knows Gina and Emily and he says he does and they are nice. Shannon replies they are not nice to her. Eddie looks like he wants to jump out of a moving vehicle just to get away from Shannon. By the way, Shannon is wearing a stunning dress and jacket ensemble in black and white. I love it, but it doesn’t seem to fit the theme of the party which is essentially THOT. I don’t really understand the theme. Everyone is dressed like whores and yet bringing their mothers.
Shannon and Tamra look like they are about to double team Gina. I think Gina can handle it. Shannon leads with, “I’m completely mentally sane.” Oh my. I don’t know a lot of people who are completely mentally sane in her age group. But Gina still appears to be sane. This is probably not the best opening volley. Production cuts straight to Shannon’s mental breakdown in Jamaica. I know Shannon said who designed that dress, but I didn’t pay attention. Now I want to know. Anyone?
Shannon goes through a laundry list of every encounter she has had with Gina and why it was her fault and tells Gina she is a pot stirrer. Tamra sits there with her mouth clamped shut through all of this and only takes Gina’s side in her talking heads. I really do think Tamra is afraid of Shannon. What could Shannon have on Tamra? That is the question. Tamra finally asks Gina if she went to Shannon from a place of malice and Gina says of course not. She went out of concern for Shannon.
Vicki tells Steve’s mom she has proposed to her son a couple of times. She tells Vicki when he is ready, he’ll be ready. Vicki acts like she might not be around that long. Vicki already has their country western wedding planned out in the country somewhere with both of them riding to the altar on horseback.
Emily’s mother talks to Kelly and her 34-year-old date. Emily’s mother is from Ohio and so is Alex, Kelly’s date. So of course Kelly blurts out that Alex is Big Dick Daddy From Cincinnati. As one does.
Eventually most of the ladies pull up a seat next to the Shannon and Emily debate. Shannon says that she drank a lot that night and got more emotional than usual but she is sick of her mental capacity being questioned. She says she is working so hard on being non-reactive, as mentally stable people do, and she is making improvements do the questions about whether or not she is okay are irritating. Kelly said she just asked because she didn’t want her to have a stroke. Nice jab, Kelly.
Then Shannon, who is VERY MENTALLY STABLE, starts in on Emily, the hostess of the event, accusing her of making a mental diagnosis regarding her. Emily denies it. Then Shannon, THE STABLE GENIUS, starts ranting at Emily about threatening to kill Kelly. She literally dragging up every thing from the entire season. Sure, that is probably what production instructed her to do, but it doesn’t make her see PERFECTLY STABLE!
The last lady to join the fight is Vicki who finally manages to tear herself away from Steve long enough to do her job. Vicki asks if she looks okay, aka fishing for compliments, so Gina gives her one. Gina tells Vicki she got rid of her “gobble wobble.” Vicki is offended. Earlier Vicki was worried people would notice her surgery. Then she described it in detail to Steve’s daughter and her boyfriend. Now she is pissed that people are acknowledging THAT SHE BOUGHT HERSELF ANOTHER NEW FACE AND NECK. Why go through all of that if you don’t want people to notice?
Shannon has backstage passes to Brett Michaels and has to leave early. She dashes off to change clothes. Tamra says she thinks the talk went well. Gina is pissed Tamra never opened her damn mouth to stick up for her. Tamra says, “Shannon is just Shannon. She’s fucking amazing, she is.” Gina realizes she has been had by Tamra. Never fear, dear. It happens to the best of them.
Shannon’s closing words include a nod to herself raising three daughters on her own. She acts like she was a single mother. David drove the girls to school every day and picked them up and took them to their activities. David maintained the house and the bills. I really believe that David is responsible for the girls turning out so well despite his infidelity issued. In fact I believe he chose to remain in the house and be unfaithful rather than divorcing Shannon and losing a lot of his time with the girls. Then she brags about her microwaveable fish stuffed with cream cheese. Production tells us she has lost 25 pounds with 10 left to go and she is fine with Archie being the man of the house.
Gina is in the process of finalizing her divorce which means no more sex with Matt. At least for now.
Vicki asks Steve to go to premarital counseling. He’s willing as long as she gives him some “dessert.” They haven’t gone yet and Vicki is still waiting for a ring.
Kelly has started dating a new guy she met through Shannon but she is keeping her B team in the bench just in case.
Emily continues to pay for the embryo storage in case Shane changes his mind.
Tamra and Eddie sold the house where so much trauma occurred right from the start and moved into the same gated community where Vicki and Gina live. She must be getting paid VERY well by Bravo.