Here we go! After randomly deciding to take a group trip to Ireland during last week’s episode — with no producer input whatsoever, we’re sure — the ladies of The Real Housewives of Orange County set off during the Monday, October 10, episode of the show. How did the trip go for pregnant Meghan King Edmonds, semi-feuding Vicki Gunvalson and Shannon Beador, and stressed-out Kelly Dodd? Read on to find out!
First thing's first: When the ladies arrived at their hotel, they were each given a “black velvet,” which is champagne and Guinness. The RHOC ladies out-RHOC’d themselves this time.
After getting their drinks, they checked in, and Vicki received flowers that her new boyfriend had waiting for her! The women took note of how Steve Lodge had signed the card with the word “love.” Vicki wasn’t as surprised as her pals were, and she asked the camera, “Why wouldn’t he love me? I’m a great catch.”
Oh, Nose, Not Again
Meghan wasn’t drinking, and neither was fitness-obsessed Tamra Judge, but that didn’t stop anyone else from going on a pub crawl. Meghan left to go see her genealogist and discover her heritage, but the others got to work whooping it up. (Or, to use their new Irish terminology, kicking hoolie.)
Tamra eventually forgot about her fitness goals for one day and started doing shots with everyone else, so you can imagine how quickly the pub crawl turned to a pub sprint.
Then — and we are not making this up — everyone got into a huge fight because Kelly was flicking people in the nose. Vicki called it “disrespectful.” Heather Dubrow called it “stupid.” Kelly got defensive, as usual, and the whole mood of the day deteriorated dramatically, especially when Kelly told Heather she found it weird that as a woman of Jewish descent, she couldn’t take a joke.
We still don’t know what she meant by that, but Heather wasted no time in telling her she was being racist. Everything devolved rapidly as Tamra accused Kelly of having her real estate agent look up how much Heather had actually paid for her house’s lot. As they left the pub to go shopping, an irate Kelly denied the story and hissed, “No wonder [Tamra’s] daughter won’t talk to her!”
The cameras weren’t on the women after that, but audio picked up a lot of bleeping, as Tamra screamed, "You talk about my f–king daughter, and I'll f–king kill you!" Then Kelly was heard yelling to Tamra, “You hit me?!”
The women were asked to leave the department store, and Tamra had a panic attack on the bus as she cried so hard she couldn’t breathe. No one would speak to Kelly the rest of the day as they sat around Tamra and hugged her.
Genes and Maternity Jeans
As all of that went down, Meghan, who was both thrilled and horrified to have graduated to stretchy pants only 10 weeks into her pregnancy, sat down with her genealogist and learned that she was likely related to the majority of people in the area they were visiting! She also learned that her “great-great-however-many-grandfather” was a rebel who was executed for his crimes against the O’Toole clan.
There are surely plenty of past and present RHOC cast members who are glad that crimes against a clan can’t get you executed these days! One in particular!
The Real “Irish Miracle”
When everyone reunited at the hotel, the Housewives still weren’t talking to Kelly, so she got Meghan alone and explained her side of the story before anyone else could get to her. The pregnant beauty wasn’t very sympathetic, so while she and the other ladies went out to dinner, Kelly called husband Michael. He advised her not to apologize, and she came to the conclusion that he’s the only person who supports her.
That’s a big shift from the last few episodes, which have been all about her deliberation over whether or not to get a divorce.
Out at the restaurant, Vicki and Shannon were laughing together and having fun. Meghan told the camera she thought their reconciliation was an “Irish miracle,” but if it was, Kelly reconciling with her husband from around the world was a global miracle. No — it was a universal miracle! Only Kelly Dodd could make marital peace by bonding over her refusal to apologize for being wrong.
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The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Bravo Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.
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