S9E15 Cast Blogs Blogged
Lizzie Rovsek – I Thought Tamra Was My Friend
Lizzie was really excited for her birthday and “was really looking forward to a drama-free, fun night with the ladies.” She knew Shannon was sick and that Heather would be in Vegas, but she expected the other ladies to attend. “My birthday has been somewhat of a sensitive subject in past years. My husband has a habit of not going out of his way to plan anything special. I was pregnant on my 30th and 32nd birthdays, and I usually plan my own birthdays.” Lizzie was really hopeful that it would be a fun night. “I talked to Danielle and she reminded me she had to meet up with us later in the night. Still, I had not heard from Tamra or Vicki. I was starting to get nervous that no one was going to show up.” Lizzie called Tamra and was surprised to learn that Sophia was sick. “I wished she would had called or texted me sooner. She told me Sophia woke up at 7 am with a fever. She had all day to give me a heads up.” I think it’s horrible that Lizzie had to be the one to call Tamra to find out why she wasn’t there, but I’m not entirely surprised.
Lizzie says that she could hear Vicki and Brooks approaching the bus. “I hear her outside of the limo bus either on the phone or talking to Brooks, saying that she doesn’t want to hang out with “dumb and dumber.” What I am guessing is she heard that she was going to be the only one at the party besides Danielle.” What a nice thing for Vicki to say on someone’s birthday! Lizzie decided not to mention it because Vicki was the only one who actually showed up. I think that Lizzie has way to much class for this group.
“One of the first things that Vicki told me in the limo is that Tamra could be at my party if she really wanted to and that she didn’t want to come. Ouch! I really thought Tamra was my friend.” Lizzie decided to take that with a grain of salt and not be mad at Tamra. Oh Lizzie, you’re going to have to learn the hard way. “I just wish that I knew no one wanted to come to my birthday so I could have planned something else — or just had a romantic night out with my husband. My feelings were hurt, and I was really disappointed.” I would have been really disappointed too! Despite everything, Lizzie had fun with Vicki and Brooks. “However, Tamra comes up again in conversation. This time Vicki is warning me about Tamra. I have to be honest, this was not the first time that I have been warned about Tamra. I have been warned quite a bit. Why?” Because Tamra is a backstabbing liar-face! Vicki’s known this for year! “With all of the drama that has unfolded around Shannon, etc., I would be a fool not to see the red flags.” At least Lizzie realizes that Tamra was at the heart of the Shannon/Heather drama.
Danielle and Lizzie went shopping for luggage and discussed the birthday party. “Danielle and I discussed the dumb and dumber comment — and more things we heard about the ladies trying to get out of my party. Excuse me for not thinking that was funny and for having my feelings hurt. Do any of these women like me at all?” Lizzie says that her snarky comments came from how hurt she was at the time. She thinks that maybe Vicki felt differently about her after the party. Lizzie didn’t plan on bringing her birthday up at the Valentine’s party. “However, as most of you know, I can be pretty direct, and in the moment I thought it foolish to continue the night with the elephant in the room.” She doesn’t know why Heather was astonished. Lizzie wanted to be honest with Tamra and was embarrassed that no one showed up. She says that the whole thing would have been over if Tamra had just apologized for talking behind her back. “If Tamra was my friend, she would have called me the next day to see how my party went.” Not surprising that Tamra didn’t acknowledge that she missed her supposed friend’s birthday.
Shannon Beador – Shannon Isn’t Putting Emotions onto Tamra
Shannon is glad that this week was tame for her. I am too! I couldn’t take much more of her! “I have a true friend in Vicki Gunvalson. She understands me and is willing to go above and beyond to defend me. I truly appreciate that she sticks up for me again in her conversation with Tamra.” Shannon says that she isn’t displacing any feelings about her marriage onto Tamra. She is justifiably upset because Tamra has lied over and over. I completely agree! Tamra has been a horrible friend to Shannon. Shannon feels bad that she missed Lizzie’s birthday party. “I had pneumonia and couldn’t possibly go. I would have been disappointed with a huge limo bus and large table at a restaurant with only four people. I thought it was great that Vicki and Brooks were there to celebrate!” At least Shannon gave Lizzie a heads up that she wouldn’t be able to attend, which is the polite thing to do. You can’t help being sick or having a sick child, but you can handle it with some basic manners.
“As you can see in this episode, I am distancing myself from the drama and focusing on my family.” Yeah, we saw you send your daughter off with a suitcase full of homeopathic remedies for everything that she could possibly encounter on her trip to Italy. “I truly am proud that my children know what natural supplements and remedies to take if they are sick or get injured.” There is nothing wrong with using homeopathic remedies if they work for you, but Shannon goes to the extreme.
As for Bali, “I can’t stand to argue, so when I am asked to Bali I am willing to try to once again move forward. I have been incredibly hurt, but am open to see if Tamra, Heather, and I can move past things.” This is Shannon’s first girls’ trip. I can’t imagine wanting my first girls’ trip to be with these ladies. Their trips never go well!
Vicki Gunvalson – Vicki’s Warning to Lizzie
“When Tamra asked me over to take a walk, I figured something was going on. When she told me Ryan was getting married and moving away, I was really shocked. I had no idea he was even dating anyone seriously!” I think everyone was shocked! Not that it excuses Tamra’s horrible behavior at dinner. Vicki also encouraged Tamra to apologize to Shannon, because Tamra has been pretty rough on her. “I have really come to like Shannon, and I just don’t see why Tamra can’t be softer towards her.” At first, Tamra seemed to be Shannon’s friend, but we all know that Tamra doesn’t care about anyone but herself.
“When I told Lizzie to be “careful” with Tamra, I didn’t say that to be malicious towards Tamra. It was to just prepare Lizzie to take it slow.” Vicki has known Tamra long enough to know that she can do some very hurtful things. Lizzie does need to be careful! “I have chosen to forgive her, because sometimes I just think everyone deserves a second or third chance if they are truly remorseful — it’s the fourth, fifth and sixth chance where I start to draw the line.” I think Tamra crossed that line a long time ago. I don’t know why Vicki keeps forgiving her. “When Heather and Tamra agreed to invite Shannon to Bali, I thought it was a great idea. I wasn’t too sure if Shannon was going to agree to it or not when we went to dinner, but I am glad she did.” Vicki sure is playing peace-maker this year!
Heather Dubrow – Newsflash It’s Not All My Fault
“I love Vicki and we have always had a very good relationship. However, I’m pretty tired of the nasty interview bites thrown in my direction.” Heather is tired of being vilified by the other women. “Saying that I need a “life event” to rock my world is unconscionable. I have been a supporter of Vicki’s when her other friends were not.” She wishes that they would have the guts to say things to her face, rather than just in the interview chair. You’d think that she would have learned by now…
Heather loves a theme party! They enjoyed playing the saucy question game. “It felt SO good to laugh with everyone and not have any drama.” Until later…
Heather says that she and Tamra wanted to include Shannon on the Bali trip, so they invited her to dinner to be sure everyone could move forward. “I brought up Hinduism and breaking cycles because I thought it was relevant to what’s been going on in our group, and obviously because Bali is a Hindu country. Why is Vicki making negative comments about this in her interview?” Heather feels that it doesn’t matter what she says, someone is going to think she’s wrong.
Tamra Barney – I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki
Quick note – why are her blogs still posted under her former married name?
Tamra begins by explaining that she wanted to talk to Vicki about Ryan because “Vicki and I have been through so many of the same life experiences, and I wanted to hear take on things.” Tamra knows she can’t control Ryan, so she “just sat back and hoped for the best.”
Tamra says that she felt bad that she had to miss Lizzie’s birthday. “When Lizzie called, I said I was so sorry but Sophia was sick and I could not make it. We talked a bit, but you’ll hear more about that later.” I still think that she should have been the one to call Lizzie, rather than wait for Lizzie to call from her own party. She told Vicki that she wasn’t going at around 5pm. “She was so upset and told me “I do not want to hang out with dumb and dumber,” referring to Lizzie and Danielle.” Typical Tamra, rather than just admit she was wrong, she tries to shift the focus to someone else. Tamra is mad that Vicki threw her under the bus by telling Lizzie that Tamra didn’t want to come to the party. “I am just disgusted with Vicki’s constant backstabbing all season long.”
Tamra denies turning Briana against Brooks. “Briana has said in past seasons that she knew about Brooks for many years and has never liked him. She has expressed to everyone that she does not like Brooks.” As much as it kills me, I have to agree with Tamra on this. I don’t think that Tamra had much, if anything, to do with Briana’s feelings about Brooks. “I did my best to accept Brooks this year to make Vicki happy. I felt like I did a really good job considering what I knew about Brooks, only to watch the episodes and see how much Vicki has bashed me all season.” Pointing out Tamra’s lies and backstabbing isn’t really bashing. “It was OK for her to get involved in my marriage to Simon and not like him, but I am a horrible person for not being accepting of Brooks in the past and now she is going to try and make me pay for it?”
“When Lizzie came up to me at the Valentine’s Dinner to let me know what Vicki said, I was blown away once again. I never had an issue with Lizzie and thought she was a very sweet girl.” Tamra doesn’t understand why she’s the bad guy when Vicki was the one who didn’t want to go to the party.