There was a time I'd defend Heather Dubrow to the hills and back. That time has drawn to a close. I still think H-Dawg is classically gorgeous, very intelligent, and funny in a way that's unique in Housewives-world. But the way she's treated newcomer Shannon Beador has been completely unpalatable. Tonight's episode was just more proof of what I've long suspected -- Heather's developed a victim complex. She has also lost the ability to blink, which is terrifying.
She summoned Shannon for a tete-a-tete. It was one of the terrible and chilly Housewives meetings. The restaurant was empty, and while no food was seen to be consumed, there was booze -- and thank God for that. Shannon respectfully tried to express what was bothering her about her few interactions with Heather. Fair enough. Then it was Heather's turn. That's when everything got ugly.
Heather refused to accept any responsibility for the awkwardness and tension between them. Rather than own up to ANY role in it, she tried to explain that how Shannon saw things was "just her perception." Implying that what Shannon saw ... wasn't what really happened? Shannon looked as flummoxed as I felt.
I don't know what about Shannon has put Heather's nose so out of joint. Wait. Yes I do. She's threatened by Shannon and David's wealth. Until Shannon rolled into the scene, Heather was queen of all! But now here's Shannon, and she's not just wealthy -- she's pretty, well, blase, about it? Gotta say, Shannon lives her life in a way that makes Heather seem ... kind of new money?
It's really a shame (that's a lie, I don't actively care because these are not women I know and also this is a TV show) that the two women continue to butt heads. Because if we learned nothing else from their Holiday photo shoots (and we did not), they are more similar than either party would care to admit.
Are you team Shannon or team Heather?
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