The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Shannon Beador Flips Out
Shannon Beador has been battling to stay in control of her emotions throughout the most recent season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
With a messy divorce dragging her down, she’s been taking it out on her friends, and things went nuclear on Monday’s episode of the Bravo hit thanks to claims that her attitude, well, stinks.
When the episode got underway, the ladies were still in Jamaica, and Gina Kirschenheiter was still going on about how Beador did not give their friendship a chance.
If you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you know that Shannon has been distant from the new additions to the cast, and despite their best efforts to make friends with her, she’s shut them down at every turn.
Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson, Kelly Dodd, and Emily Simpson started to chat about Shannon’s wellbeing in her company, and things quickly got heated.
“Are you serious? So we’re going to do a goddamn f—— straight-jacket intervention right now? Are you kidding me?” Beador yelled in her defense after being accused of turning to alcohol to cope with everything that’s going on.
“I feel blindsided,” a clearly irate Beador complained as she tried to get away from the situation, and she did not want to be filmed.
“I just need a minute. Stop, I mean it. Stop following me, I swear to God, I will take the mic off. You guys need to stop. … I need a minute, and I deserve it,” she continued to yell.
As we’ve reported on several times, Judge felt like Shannon was neglecting her friendships as she has become absorbed by all the things going in her personal life.
“I love Shannon, but the constant negativity and dwelling on things that really don’t matter is tiresome to me,” Judge explained in a confessional, adding:
“We all have a hard time when we’re getting divorced. We all have outbursts, I did. But it’s been six months. She can’t keep treating people badly because she’s getting divorced.”
“This has been months of buildup. She wants to bitch and complain all the time and not fix anything,” Judge continued.
“In her head, she’s the busiest person in the world, and she doesn’t get it. She’s never worked. David took care of everything. … She cries every single night. … I’m legit 100 percent worried about her.”
Always one to throw in her two cents, Vicki was there to stick the knife into her pal.
“That was a big red flag for me … it just masks the pain,” Gunvalson stated when the others claimed she was using alcohol to mask her pain.
“I think she needs us. … She should get on something because sometimes you can’t handle your feelings,” she continued.
“When Don and I were going through our separation and divorce, I did go on an anti-depressant because I couldn’t function, I was crying so much. It got me through the bumps.”
“It’s depression, she’s depressed,” added Dodd.
“David must have been kind of a saint to stay up with that. She’s a good girl, and I think the world of her. But to have to deal with that day in and day out? It’s got to be draining,” she continued.
“I only have to deal with Shannon on a friendship level. I couldn’t imagine being married to that and having to live with that every single day. It affects everybody.”
When Tamra and Shannon actually got to chat about how they felt, Shannon was not willing to accept what happened.
“I am so beyond hurt, Tamra,” Beador admitted after hearing that Gina and her friend were talking smack about her.
“I drop everything to answer the phone. … I’m a kind friend, and I always want to help,” Shannon said in defense of her actions.
“You have no idea what I go through on a daily basis; I don’t even share half the s— with you. Half.”
“I hurt. I’m sensitive,” she said. “But I’m excited about my life, and I’ve let you guys know that, so don’t sit there and say I’m goddamn crying every night, ’cause I’m not.”
Dodd chimed in, telling her friend to go on medication to help her, but that caused even more problems.
“I’m not going on medication! I’m not doing it,” she shouted.
“I am entitled to feel what I’ve been feeling. I’m entitled to feel my pain. … I am who I am, and I’m going through a lot of pain.”
“And I get it; everybody’s going through a lot of pain. …[But] stop acting like I’m some goddamn mental case.”
But Judge was not prepared to listen anymore. There’s only so many times you can try help someone who does not want to accept there’s something wrong.
“Then cry every night, I don’t care anymore because nobody can help you,” Judge shrieked.
“You don’t want to take any help. I’m trying to help you. Just listen. Stop screaming for one f—— time in your life and listen. Listen! You won’t listen!”
“I can’t do this anymore,” Judge yelled at Beador.
“You want to be sad your whole life, be sad your whole life. You don’t want any help, don’t get any help. I don’t give a s— anymore. … Nobody can help you. Nobody can give you any criticism. I’m trying to help you.”
That was enough for Beador to realize the trip was a bust and she was done trying with the ladies, so she disappeared.
“There’s nothing worse than to feel abandoned and hurt by your friends,” said a deeply concerned Vicki. “I want Shannon to know that I love her and that I’m there for her and she’s going to get through this.”
Who knew Vicki was so friendly?
But Gina did not seem to care about Shannon at all.
“Why do we feel sad for Shannon?” she asked. “She’s got a lot of money. She’s got business deals. She’s got best friends. Okay, you’re 10 lbs. Overweight. Get over it; you’re not bed-ridden!”
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RHOC continues Monday on Bravo.