‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ season 11, episode 13 review: Kelly Dodd opens up about marriage

Kelly DoddLast time on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” we saw Shannon’s mother-in-law not only air out the family dirty laundry to the ladies, but also tell them that Shannon pushed David into the affair he had. David took complete responsibility for his actions (and did so again tonight without any prompting from Shannon), but it really hurt Shannon deeply. Will this comment still linger tonight?

Meghan had a lot going on in this episode as we saw her planning a party to celebrate the opening of her new candle store (blonde, pregnant and making candles – does this remind anyone else of Jan Levinson from “The Office”?). She also had some news about her pregnancy. While she is officially pregnant, only one embryo attached and the second one did not. She was of course happy that she was going to have a baby, but at the same time felt a heavy loss over losing the other one.

Kelly revealed that she is having some heavy problems in her marriage the second time around and through her tears asked her mother if she should stay with her husband or if it was time to move on. She used Tamra’s experience as a fear story saying that after Tamra and Simon split her daughter moved in with their father and they no longer speak. She is unhappy with the lack of attention to things like their anniversary as well as the fighting and jealousy she feels from Michael. Kelly also spoke to the ladies about how unhappy she is in her marriage and we hope that she and Michael can find a better balance so everyone’s happy.

Tamra took Kelly, Vicki and Heather to the spa to make up for the Dune Buggy incident and they fill Heather in on what happened at the Beador daughter’s rock show. Vicki reveals that David’s mistress used to go for family dinners with his mom and sister and that they wanted him to leave Shannon for this other woman. After working so hard to get back in good with the ladies, we aren’t sure why Vicki is bringing up really personal issues in Shannon’s marriage to anyone, but as it was said – This is Orange County and everyone is in everyone else’s business with it being such a small community. Vicki can’t shoulder all the blame though, since the other ladies had no problem chiming in and getting the scoop.

The one moment we found to be a little ironic in this episode after everything that Vicki went through with Brooks and his fake cancer is Vicki being part of a “Kill All Cancer” insurance/charity/commercial. She clearly wants to move past what happened with Brooks and show that she wants to be part of the movement to end this disease. Instead of hiding from what happened, she looks to be taking it head on and turn that experience into something better. Episode grade: B

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