S9E14 Cast Blogs
Lizzie Rovsek – Tamra is Stirring Up Sh—
Lizzie begins by apologizing for not blogging last week – that may be a first for a housewife! She’s going to cover both last week and this week in her blog, so here we go…
Lizzie had a blast planning the party with Christian and is proud of the job he did on the house. “I thought the fire dancers were a great addition. Little did I know they were just the start to the night’s fireworks. As everyone sat down to dinner, you could literally feel the awkward tension.” As for the comment, Lizzie doesn’t think Shannon made it up. “I truly believe Tamra told her that. I have never known Shannon to lie. Do I think Terry made this comment? No, I honestly don’t think he said it.” There are two options – it was said and Tamra shouldn’t have betrayed Heather and Terry, or it wasn’t true and Tamra was trying to instigate drama. I’m going with the second option here. “What’s strange to me is that neither Heather nor Terry got upset with Tamra.” I don’t think Heather believed that Tamra said it. I wonder if she’s changed her mind now that we’ve seen Vicki confirm what Tamra “allegedly said.” “So, once again Shannon and Heather are going at it because of something that Tamra said.” Yep, I’ve learned that lots of the fights begin with something Tamra said, but she takes no responsibility, just sits back and watches.
Lizzie wasn’t on the balcony, so she didn’t “see or hear what happened until I watched the episode. All I saw was Shannon flying into the dining area and fleeing to the front door.” She understands why Shannon was frustrated, words were being put into her mouth again. Lizzie’s goal was to calm Shannon and maybe convince her to stay. I think Lizzie had Shannon’s best interest at heart, while Tamra started everything and then continued to follow her outside. Lizzie was a little surprised to see Tamra contradicting herself on Shannon – first saying that Shannon was drunk, then joining Heather in questioning whether Shannon needed medical help. “I don’t think Shannon needs psychiatric help.” No comment from me on that one, maybe she just needs new crystals in her teeth? Lizzie thinks that Shannon just snapped, which apparently Lizzie will do in a future episode.
After the party, Lizzie reached out to Shannon because she was worried. “I had not invested much in a close relationship with Shannon up until this point, and it was clear that I didn’t know what was really going on.” It was clear that Shannon needed someone to trust. Lizzie doesn’t strike me a back-stabber, so maybe she’ll be able to help Shannon. Shannon and Heather both apologized for the party. “Tamra, who seemed to be at the root of the drama, never apologized. However, she said she didn’t even remember what happened at the party. So, I’m guessing she forgot, much like she forgot she told Shannon and Vicki that Terry was going to “take the Beadors down.” Seems like Lizzie is figuring out who Tamra really is.
Shannon – Tamra is Stirring the Pot
“The beginning of tonight’s episode is quite ridiculous in my opinion. While I am not proud of the fact that I got upset and ruined Lizzie’s dinner party, I am human and had reached my limit. My outburst was far from a psychotic break or needing an ambulance. These exaggerations are nonsense.” I agree, Shannon’s always been kind of a loose cannon and prone to over-react, so the questions about her sanity were a little too much, Shannon expected Tamra to tell her the truth at the party. Silly Shannon! Tamra never tells the truth! “In her commentary she denies making the comments to me and then questions herself that she might have. When you don’t tell the truth, I guess it is difficult to keep your stories straight. She told both Vicki and I that Terry made the statement.”
Shannon says that once Tamra betrayed her, she was going to let it drop and not confront Heather. Smart move. “I wanted to get away from she and Tamra. I wanted to get some air. As I stormed out of the house, Tamra would not let go of me.” I was really disturbed by that scene. Shannon looked like a scared, caged animal with Tamra chasing her around. Why would Tamra think that she could help the situation? She’s the one that started it and I think she just can’t stand to have drama going on and not be involved. “You can very clearly see Tamra stirring the pot in this episode. She came outside with me said that she was “sorry” and that she “supported me 100 percent” — and then she went inside to tell Heather that she “tried to restrain me” and that I wasn’t in a sound state of mind.” Classic Tamra, at least Shannon is seeing it now.
“I was very proud of how David handled everything. He knew the best thing to do was to leave the party and he was right. I have never left a party like that so I thought it best to address the group and express my apologies for my outburst.” At that point, leaving was really the only option. Shannon was shocked by the next day’s lunch. “Tamra told the women that I was “scary.” She states that she doesn’t remember the “last half of the night,” yet she continues to recount the events incorrectly.” She was also upset that Tamra exaggerated her drinking. Shannon has said over and over that she drinks vodka mixed with water. Shannon thinks maybe Tamra should be looking at her own drinking. She’s surprised by Heather’s comments about no more “mean.” “What I think is mean is the fact that Heather has not apologized for kicking me out of her house. Heather has continually said that she asked me to leave, not kick me out. In this episode you hear her use the actual words — that she kicked me out.” I think Shannon is exaggerating the “kick-out,” while Heather had been down-playing it. The truth, as usually, is somewhere in the middle.
Heather – I Did Owe Shannon an Apology
Heather also apologizes for being MIA. She had complications from an epidural. She’s glad to have the reunion behind her. She only makes a few comments about this episode, since everything was covered at the reunion. “If Shannon was looking for an apology from me, why at a dinner party? Why start the party with “do the Dubrows want to take us down?” Why not talk to me privately before the party?” Heather says that she ran into Shannon just before the party. I think Shannon planned to confront Heather, but decided against it after she learned that Tamra wouldn’t have her back.
“I did owe her an apology. But that doesn’t mean EVERYTHING is my fault. It seems every time Shannon has a reason to be mad at Tamra, she gets a pass and it gets deflected to me.” Yep, this fight started, not because of Shannon, but because Tamra opened her big mouth at dinner. “When Shannon stormed out of Lizzie’s party she was obviously upset. I didn’t go outside to see what was going on because clearly I was part of the problem and didn’t want to make it worse.” Tamra should have stayed inside too, especially since she WAS the problem. Heather says that, after watching the footage, it’s clear that Shannon wasn’t having a mental breakdown. “I thought it was gutsy of Shannon to come back in the house and say goodbye. Not many people would have done that.”
Vicki – This Episode Was Hard to Watch
This episode was difficult for Vicki to watch. She had a feeling that something at the dinner party would go awry. It’s a housewives dinner party! Of course something is going to go wrong! “Shannon and Heather had been at “odds” for a few weeks now, and I think Shannon had just had enough. I do think Shannon may have overreacted on it, but never the less it’s what she was feeling at the time.” Vicki wisely decided to stay out of it this time. She didn’t know what went down at Heather’s because she was there. She saw Heather ask Shannon to leave, but didn’t see Heather ever answer Shannon’s question. “We all know that it was Tamra, but I think Shannon really wanted to hear it from Heather before she confronted her.”
Vicki thinks it was wrong for Heather to question an ambulance when Shannon was obviously just upset. “Just because someone is upset and crying, doesn’t mean you take them to the hospital. I don’t think anything was going to be solved that night, so the only solution I could really come up with is to tell Shannon and David to leave the party.”
She was shocked to see Ryan telling Tamra that he planned to get married after knowing the woman for only months. “I just don’t see what is wrong with dating for at least a year. I mean, marriage should be a lifetime commitment. But, it all too often ends up in divorce, and I believe anything we can do to increase our odds should be done.” As we all know, they didn’t take it slow and Ryan’s lady is now pregnant.
Finally, the counseling session was tough. “The worse thing a parent can hear is that your child doesn’t think she could do anything good enough. Briana and I talked after this, and she told me she knew I was upset when she and Ryan eloped.” Vicki says that it was hard for her and that she has taken a good look at herself since. She tries to be more encouraging to Mike and Briana, even if she doesn’t agree with their choices.
Tamra – I’m Going to Be a Tam-ma!
“So much has happened since I last did a blog. To be honest, with you the only thing that matters to me right now after watching this episode is my family.” You didn’t really expect an apology from Tamra, did you?
“I can say I am sorry until I am blue in the face for telling Heather about the email and people will still rip me apart. I got it. I was wrong for not admitting to Shannon right away that I did tell Heather.” An apology wrapped in an excuse – Tamra really thought it would be OK to spill the beans since the news would be revealed anyway.
Tamra has no idea where the idea that Terry wanted to take the Beadors down came from. “I have racked my brain and even thought to myself “Did that somehow come out of my mouth?” But I know those exact words never left my lips.” She says that she asked David about it at dinner and he said that she never told him that. Whatever, I don’t believe her. “It hurts me that Vicki would back up that statement, and if she really believed I said that — then why didn’t she say anything that night at the beach house?” She thinks Vicki is just stabbing her in the back. I think Vicki made a conscious decision not to elevate the issue at dinner. “Vicki continues to blame me for Briana not liking Brooks, which is a total joke to me. Briana knew Brooks and made up her mind way before I ever met him.” Rather than admit she was wrong for bringing it up at the table, Tamra just continues to lash out at others.
“A few days before Ryan told me he was going to move in with Sarah I was served with legal papers that my ex wanted to modify custody. A few days later it was all over the news.” We’ve all heard the stories now. She was upset about that and dealing with Ryan’s diagnosis. “Hemochromatosis is a genetic blood disorder. In simple terms, your body produces too much iron. There is no cure and it is a lifetime of treatment and special diet.” I really hope he takes care of himself better than he has in the past. “I understand that Ryan is 28 years old and can make his own decisions. But a mother knows when their child is making a mistake. It is never a good idea to meet someone and get married right away.” I would have to agree with her on that. There’s no need to rush. She thought that Ryan was living the dream, working for his mother. Umm, he didn’t really seem happy with that job to me. “Eddie was right. I needed to just let go and wish him well. Sarah reminds me a lot of myself. She is a very strong girl that has gone through a lot in her life. I admire Sarah and have gotten to know her better in the past few months.” For now, the wedding is on hold, as they are now expecting a baby. Because having a baby isn’t rushing into anything!
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