‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ Recap: Heather Dubrow Confronts Kelly Dodd — You’re ‘Psychotic’ and ‘Trash’

Round two! Incredibly, the Monday, October 17, episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County started the day after Kelly Dodd got into a huge fight with the rest of the Housewives. To Us, it feels like everything that transpired in last week's episode was enough drama for a whole season, but in Real Housewives land — or, in this case, Ireland, where they were still vacationing — that’s just another day in the life. Did anyone end up forgiving her? Read on to find out.


Kelly complained to the camera about the “emotional hangover” she was feeling from the day before, but the rest of the Housewives (especially Vicki Gunvalson and Shannon Beador) just had hangovers of the regular variety.

Since no one else was speaking to Kelly, Meghan King Edmonds brought her along while trying to take her genealogist’s advice to literally start tapping Irish people on the shoulder to ask if they could be related. No, we’re not kidding; they stood on a sidewalk and accosted strangers. Even weirder, the other women went to a farm and milked some cows.

“The longer I stay away from [Kelly], the better off we are,” Tamra Judge told the camera.

Amazingly, Heather Dubrow was really good at attaching the suckling machine to the cows’ teats, though she did complain to the camera that she did not find the suction “sexy like S&M,” and instead deemed the whole experience “50 shades of cow.” So glad she shared that with Us!

Elsewhere, Meghan met one single person who had the last name of her clan, took a selfie with her and then took Kelly to the farm to meet the others.


After some uncomfortable interactions once they arrived, Kelly apologized to Tamra for saying she understood why Tamra’s daughter refuses to speak to her. Kelly teared up and everything, but Tamra didn’t forgive her.

“As a Christian, I’m supposed to forgive, but this particular situation is too sensitive, too painful and too new,” Tamra told the camera.

Because they were at the farm that produces the milk for Bailey’s Irish Cream, the ladies then threw back glasses of the sweet liqueur. It was one way to make the failed apology less awkward, that’s for sure.


When everyone got to the big group dinner the next night, they discovered that Meghan was skipping due to feeling sick. Kelly felt unwell, too, and said she didn’t want to drink any more for the rest of the trip. For some weird reason, Shannon ordered her a drink anyway. When the younger woman protested, Shannon firmly told the waiter to bring the drink in spite of Kelly saying she didn’t want it. Then in a really bizarre twist, Shannon left the table, found the waiter and told him to make the drink a double. What exactly was she trying to do …?

“Shannon has this mission to get Kelly drunk because she knows if Kelly gets drunk, Crazy Kelly is gonna come out,” Vicki told the camera.

Shannon ordered Kelly another drink.

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Kelly Dodd, Shannon Beador, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Heather Dubrow, Meghan King Edmonds Paul Drinkwater/ Chris Haston/Bravo


Kelly caught on to what the women were trying to do to her, and told the camera she wasn’t falling for it, but that doesn’t explain why the next scene had jumped ahead five hours, and a producer was calmly saying, “Tell me what happened after dinner.” Does it?

There was no show footage from whatever transpired in those five hours, so we were left with each woman’s version of the events, which they took turns telling during their confessionals. Apparently, Vicki and Kelly knocked on Tamra’s door trying to make amends, Shannon came out and — depending on who you believe — either calmly asked what was happening, or started screaming in the hallway of the hotel.

After that, everyone went to their own rooms, but Shannon, Tamra and Heather snuck down to the hotel bar for a drink, and Vicki joined them … without telling Kelly. In her own special way of getting back at Kelly for gossiping about her, Tamra sent the brunette a selfie of her and Vicki just to make sure Kelly knew they were purposefully excluding her.

Luckily, the confrontation that followed was filmed on Heather’s phone. The footage was shaky — and included a drunk Vicki saying, “Really? You’re gonna video this?” — but at least we could finally see something instead of having to take the Housewives’ words for it! What we saw was Kelly bawling in a hallway and asking what she ever did to be treated so badly, while everyone else yelled.

On the bus on the way to the airport at 3 a.m., Shannon got her wish, and Crazy Kelly seemingly came out. Kelly told Shannon to shave her chin hair, and then Heather asked if Kelly was having a "psychotic break," and then called her "trash."

Everyone continued screaming on the middle of a pitch-dark bus speeding through Ireland until the episode ended.

Tell Us: Was Kelly acting irrationally, or was she provoked?

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Bravo Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.

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