Despite this being the only the 14th RHOC recap of the season, it is in fact the finale. There were so many disruptions to filming during the pandemic, I suppose they were lucky to get that many.These girls lost a lot of money because of the pandemic. Especially Shannon who make 90Kish and episode. They lost four episodes. And tonight’s outdoor beach party, also influenced by the pandemic, is probably the first time the entire group of ladies has been together this season.
So let’s say goodbye to the bitch that was 2020 one more time. Today, is my TEN MONTH anniversary of quarantining. In just two months it will be time to plant the garden again. I guess I should get on the process of cleaning out my tiny little plot and start treating the dirt again. For some reason that is my favorite part. Once things start producing, I don’t want to water or weed and the plants are on their own. #Lazy
Emily is tasked with hosting the finale party. She’s going to do it on the beach in front of Elizabeth’s house. She loves planning parties. Emily tells Gina that Kelly told her that Shannon is mad at her. The the gossip begin! Shannon feels like Gina has not been checking on her enough. Gina says that Shannon calls all the time about her fluctuating situation with John. Gina says her relationship with Shannon is one sided and Shannon never calls to check on her.
Meanwhile Shannon is freaking out because Sophie is leaving for college. John appears to be back in her house making dinner with her. They are happy and kissing and all back together. Yay? Shannon is having a giant tumbler of vodka for dinner. Shannon gives a terrible toast to Sophie listing all the things she missed out on her senior year. Then, we get a montage of Sophie growing up on the show. Sophie is very confident about heading off to college. And by confident, I mean she can’t wait to get out of there.
I’m feeling too good tonight to recap other people’s childhood trauma, or Braunwyn’s anything.
Emily’s Beach Party Extravaganza!
Shannon arrives to the party with masks for everyone with funny sayings from the season on them. Gina’s says “not sad or depressing” etc. Whatever. Let’s get to the drinking and arguing. Emily did a great job with the beach party set up. It’s gorgeous! Gina tells Shannon that Braunwyn is gossiping her. Then Shannon decides to argue with Gina. Gina and Emily try to talk to Shannon about why they don’t call her much. They are worried about Shannon even being with John. Shannon is already crying for no reason.
Kelly asks Braunwyn how Rowan is doing. I’m not sure Braunwyn even remembers her kids’ names. Kelly says she called Braunwyn to check on her and Rowan who was suffering from a lot of OCD stuff. Braunwyn is very defensive. Kelly starts screaming at Braunwyn that she doesn’t make sense. They can’t take alcohol to the beach apparently. Don’t they have a Starbucks tumbler or something? Make a big drink and put it in one of those metal tumblers. Braunwyn is on WWHL tonight with Paula Abdul. That is a whole lot of crazy for one show.
We Need More Alcohol
Everyone is over Braunwyn. Everyone. They all have their own axes to grind. Braunwyn blames Shannon for encouraging her to investigate Elizabeth. Well, Shannon is super jealous of Elizabeth. Elizabeth calls Vince Neil so Shannon can talk to him. They are good friends. Only when Elizabeth calls the number, it’s not his number. How embarrassing. Then, we go back to Braunwyn’s bullshit stories. Emily tells Braunwyn that having Shari living with her is disruptive to her marriage. You think?
Shannon asks Braunwyn why she keeps trashing Newport Beach on social media. She says she hates it because it is too conservative. She thought it would be more like Laguna Beach. There are ten more minutes left of this episode and nothing interesting has happened yet. It’s the fucking finale! Throw a drink on someone or something. Kelly and Shannon ask he why she doesn’t just move! Braunwyn and Kelly lapse into high pitched squealing at each other. Ugh.
Out With A Fizzle
Looks like most of the screaming will be saved for the reunion. I haven’t asked Source about the reunion and nothing was mentioned. So I don’t expect much. Shannon decides to break up the squealing by showing everyone that she has on spanx and she is cinched in with tons of duct tape. She’s going to have to be cut out.
In the last three minutes of the episode, the guys all show up. Why? Then we do a final toast and endnotes. Braunwyn and Sean are still together. Shari and Braunwyn are no longer speaking. Braunwyn has moved on to Kris. Braunwyn also calls the paparazzi every time she leaves the house. Kelly and Rick had a small wedding in Napa Valley on 10/19/2020 and plan to have a big celebration once the pandemic is over.