There’s no question since the ladies of The Real Housewives of Orange County arrived in Jamaica that Tamra Judge’s friendship with Shannon Beador has been tense.
In a preview for next week’s episode at a group dinner, Shannon hides in the bathroom after her co-stars confront her at the dinner table, saying she only cares, and makes most conversations, about herself.
Shannonâ€™s BFF, Tamra, gets roped into the pile-on when newcomers Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson say Tamra feels the same wayâ€¦ which is true, but wasnâ€™t necessarily for Shannon to know.
Tamra chases Shannon to the bathroom door, where the drama ensues.
â€œYou know what, Shannon? I think this is a good time to flip the switch, I really do,â€ Tamra says. â€œI think that you gotta wake up tomorrow morning, youâ€™re gonna see, youâ€™re gonna start thinking about what is great today.â€
â€œI do think whatâ€™s great!â€ Shannon fires back. â€œDo you know how many times I say how blessed I am. I pinch myself when I wake up in the morning, all these good things are happening to me. I donâ€™t sit there with a negative attitude, but what I do wake up with is overwhelmed at all these great things that are going on now and how Iâ€™m gonna get them done.â€
Then, Kelly Dodd joined the conversation, adding, â€œWhat are you talking about?â€ to no answer. Then, Vicki Gunvalson barges in to announce that the restaurant is closed and they have to leave.
â€œI love Shannon to death, but the constant negativity and the constant dwelling on things that really donâ€™t matter is tiresome to me,â€ Tamra confesses. â€œI canâ€™t take this anymore. Iâ€™m like your punching bag, and itâ€™s not happening this time.â€
The ladies leave the bathroom, but the drama continues throughout their van ride home.
â€œTamra feels that youâ€™re all about you and youâ€™re not asking about her,â€ Kelly tells Shannon just before they board the bus.
â€œUn-f*cking-believable,â€ Shannon cries out. â€œGreat celebration.â€
We know things only get worse from here, as the midseason trailer also promised a screaming match back at the hotel and Shannon telling the camera crew to stop filming her.
â€œItâ€™s just so good,â€ Dodd teases ET of the rest of the Jamaica trip. â€œYouâ€™re gonna see, like, Shannon freak out. Itâ€™s so good. Just such good TV! Sheâ€™s so good at TV, and thatâ€™s her natural state. Sheâ€™s not even trying to be good for the cameras.â€