Tamra Judge is back and giving it her all. She’s gotten into it with Shannon and Emily. Also, she isn’t bowing down to Heather Dubrow. The best part of Tamra’s presence is she is making Emily and Gina work for their money. After the first all-cast taping Tamra told Emily and Gina they are always quiet as church mice and don’t bring anything to the show.
Of course, Tamra and Shannon had their big “come to Jesus” conversation about how their friendship went awry. Fortunately, for the viewers the conversation unpacked some previously unknown details about Shannon’s shady ways. Apparently, Shannon was happy to not have Tamra ( or Vicki) on the show because it provided more space for her to shine.
The Heather Dubrow Issue Seems To Be Resolved?
The tides in Orange County have turned. The Heather of last season is no more. She was given a long talk about her pompous behavior before filming began. Basically, she was told “This is not the Heather Dubrow show.” She’s better acquainted in the group and not seemingly calling the shots because no one else has the “it factor” to carry the show. Taylor Armstrong has been checking Dubrow’s status as the aristocrat of the group. She provides a lifestyle similar to what Heather showcases but she has a likeable personality within the group dynamic.
This isn’t sitting well with Heather. Heather feels like. Tamra is coaching Taylor behind the scenes to have a better performance on the show. She’s called Evolution Media execs complaining about this. Heather referring to Tamra as Taylor’s “coach.” But trying to play politics and not ruffle too many feathers or get iced out of the group. In reality, this is exactly what Tamra was quietly advocating for earlier in the season.
Taylor Armstrong Is Coming In Strong!
The network is having an ongoing and back and forth debate regarding Taylor Armstrong status as a friend. Telling her story from a friend’s perspective is proving to be a difficult task in the edit. So, they are referring to her as a glorified friend. Also, she’s getting paid the same episodic rate she would get if she was a housewife. I’m still shocked she moved from RHOBH to RHOC!