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.
Shannon’s BFF, Tamra, gets roped into the pile-on when newcomers Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson say Tamra feels the same way… which is true, but wasn’t necessarily for Shannon to know.
Tamra chases Shannon to the bathroom door, where the drama ensues.
“You know what, Shannon? I think this is a good time to flip the switch, I really do,” Tamra says. “I think that you gotta wake up tomorrow morning, you’re gonna see, you’re gonna start thinking about what is great today.”
“I do think what’s great!” Shannon fires back. “Do 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 don’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 I’m gonna get them done.”
Then, Kelly Dodd joined the conversation, adding, “What are you talking about?” to no answer. Then, Vicki Gunvalson barges in to announce that the restaurant is closed and they have to leave.
“I love Shannon to death, but the constant negativity and the constant dwelling on things that really don’t matter is tiresome to me,” Tamra confesses. “I can’t take this anymore. I’m like your punching bag, and it’s not happening this time.”
The ladies leave the bathroom, but the drama continues throughout their van ride home.
“Tamra feels that you’re all about you and you’re not asking about her,” Kelly tells Shannon just before they board the bus.
“Un-f*cking-believable,” Shannon cries out. “Great celebration.”
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.
“It’s just so good,” Dodd teases ET of the rest of the Jamaica trip. “You’re gonna see, like, Shannon freak out. It’s so good. Just such good TV! She’s so good at TV, and that’s her natural state. She’s not even trying to be good for the cameras.”