In Monday night’s episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County we got to see the aftermath of the women’s dune buggy accident in Glamis. After Vicki Gunvalson was airlifted to a hospital in Palm Springs and Heather Dubrow, Tamra Judge and Kelly Dodd were not able to go with her, Heather Dubrow called Meghan Edmonds to see if she would go visit Vicki, because she was at her home in La Quinta, which was only about 45 minutes away from the hospital.
“Of course I don’t want Vicki to be hurt, but I don’t want to go visit Vicki in the hospital because I’m not her friend,” Edmonds told the cameras, and when she filled Shannon Beador in on what happened, Shannon also felt the same way. “I’m not friends with Vicki,” Beador explained. “I was an incredible friend to Vicki and all she did was betray me. Right now, I’m not rushing over to sit by a woman that fakes cancer.”
But when Shannon and Meghan called Dubrow, their reason for not visiting Vicki wasn’t understood. “I think it’s complete bullsh*t,” Dodd said. “If somebody is in dire need of help, I’m going to be there whether I’m their friend or not. And I would do it out of human decency.”
Edmonds had allegedly looked up the location of Vicki’s hospital from Glamis and claimed it was only 48 minutes away. “You guys should go – you’re her friends,” Meghan told Dubrow.
“I can’t go to the hospital since my only vehicle is an RV which took seven hours to make the three-hour journey,” Dubrow confessed to viewers after hanging up on Edmonds. “And by the way – I was just in a f*cking accident.”
During dinner, Shannon and Heather wondered just how severe the accident was. “It’s hard to gauge the severity of this accident when Heather and Kelly are laughing and popping a beer,” Shannon said. They also wondered how severe Vicki’s injuries were when they found out Vicki was texting photos of her injuries. “If I’m real injured and I’m in a helicopter, you’re not going to find me taking selfies of myself,” Beador admitted.
“It’s hard for me with my past with Vicki to truly believe that Vicki is hurt when she said she is,” Edmonds said. “Because all she’s done is lie, lie, lie.”
But a phone call from Tamra told another side of things. “I can’t believe that not one of you could go see if Vicki was okay – I can’t believe it,” Judge said. “She went home. Her clothes were cut off of her. She had nobody there. She had to Uber it home at 1 o’clock in the morning. And she’s in a neck brace with a paper gown on. Why couldn’t you have at least called her and see if she needed like something to wear? You didn’t care. She’s in the friggin’ hospital – airlifted. And no one even wondered.”
“Go to hell,” Judge continued, hanging up the phone.
Meghan changed her mind and went over to Vicki’s house to check on her. She explained, “Everybody knows that Vick and I aren’t besties. But hearing about the accident from Tamra makes me realize that I Shannon and I might have misjudged the severity of the situation. Yes, Vicki has lied a lot in the past. But I do realize now this accident was bad. Vicki actually was hurt. So I want her to know that I care about her health and I want her to be okay.”
Although Vicki was still in pain and wearing a neck brace, she explained that her feelings were mostly hurt. “I was just really bummed about about you and Shannon,” Gunvalson said. “I was just laying there like, ‘I’m going to die – by myself.’ Then I thought, ‘Well I’m not going to die – but now it sucks that I’m laying her naked.’ I had nothing. I had no sweatpants, no gym shoes – they took everything off of me.” She continued, “I thank you for coming over but I don’t know why it takes a near death experience to have compassion.”
After criticizing Tamra, who was behind the wheel during the ATV accident, Meghan apologized to Vicki. “I’m sorry,” she said, in tears. “I am. I wish I could turn back time but I don’t want to dwell on this because I wasn’t trying to be mean. I’m sorry I let you down. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, I’m sorry I let you down.”
Next, Edmonds met up with Heather Dubrow and eventually apologized to her as well. She admitted, “I messed up.”
“Looking back now, I’m sorry you were in this accident,” Edmonds said. “I wish I would have handled it completely differently. I wish that I would have gone and seen Vicki in the hospital. I wish I would have taken what you said 100 percent reality instead of trying to read between the lines. And I’m sorry for that – I am.”
But Meghan still had to face Tamra, for going around saying the accident was her fault. “It’s so hurtful that she’s been going around town saying I was reckless when she wasn’t even there,” Judge said.
And Shannon seemed to not be blamed for much. “I want to be very very clear on this – I’ve made my decision that I don’t want to be friends with [Vicki] as discussed,” she told Judge and Dubrow. “I just don’t want to be her good friend anymore. Meghan was telling me that story as it wasn’t that bad. Had I known that it was very very serious, I would have been there first thing in the morning. Because that’s the kind of person I was.”
Shannon also reached out to Vicki, leaving her a nice voicemail. “I’m the last asshole to do it,” she joked. “But I didn’t know how severe it was. Now I do. Vicki might not be favorite person right now but if someone is injured, I want them to let them know that I’m thinking about them. I’m not that much of an asshole.”
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