Tomorrow morning even the people around you who don't watch The Real Housewives of Orange County might have already heard about what happened tonight. It was the campiest, saddest, most ripped-from-the-pages-of-social-experiment moment I've ever witnessed -- and I was there when Giudice flipped that table. Picture, if you will, poor, mentally bludgeoned, kind, funny Shannon Beador at the top of a flight of stairs bellowing down to a full dinner party: "YOU WILL ALL SEE THE TRUTH!"
That's totally what happened. That is not even hyperbole. The caps lock? Not my own. Bitch was yelling! And with good reason! For all the drama and pathos of that moment, Shannon was probably at this point the only sane person left in the room. If there was a jail for shit-stirrers, I would ask that Tamra Judge be committed there post-haste and entombed in its bowels for the foreseeable future. *Hits gavel* Court of Becca, adjourned! Let us go eat cookies!
While neither Heather Dubrow nor her hubby Terry Botched Dubrow came out tonight smelling like roses, the blame for the whole party's meltdown can so clearly be pointed at Tamra. Shannon planned to confront Terry for saying he wanted to "take down the Beadors." Luckily, Shannon decided to confirm -- on camera, because she's smart -- with Tamra that this info was accurate. True to form, Tamra lied, lied, lied. Rather than look insane, Shannon shrugged and decided to drop it and have an awkward evening rather than an explosive one.
So imagine her shock when TAMRA BRINGS UP SHANNON'S QUESTION AT DINNER TO TERRY! It was a move so cunning and so evil that even the Queen of the OC Vicki Gunvalson was all "touche, I will sit quietly here for the rest of the evening and say nothing." Vicki should have spoken up. She knew -- KNEW -- that Tamra was lying! She could have easily flown to Shannon's defense. But like a turtle, bitch kept her head firmly down the neck of her leather sheath dress.
With no allies to stand by her (except a very confused Lizzie Rovsek), is it any wonder Shannon totally blew her top? Frankly, I think it's insulting that when a woman explodes with rage or hurt, she is made to feel as though she's being "crazy." Shannon: It is not crazy to have a reaction! I am rooting for you! Tamra and the horrific Duran Duran-style white eyeliner she has favored this season deserve the boot.
Do you think Tamra is lying about this too? I CLEARLY DO.
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