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Real Housewives of Orange County and a Mechanical Bull Don't Mix—Plus, Will Vicki Ever Leave the Show?

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When Real Housewives of Orange County meets a mechanical bull, anything can happen. In our exclusive sneak peek at "Showdown at the Hoedown," the new Monday, May 26, episode, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge all hop in the saddle—some more successfully than others.

And somebody does a little sabotaging that may result in a trip to urgent care…Dun, dun, dunnnn! You must be wondering: Why is there a mechanical bull? Because Heather is having a hoedown-themed ground-breaking party for her new house.

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Also in the episode, tensions flare between Heather and Shannon after a disagreement over seating arrangements at the holiday party, and Vicki Gunvalson struggles with Briana's decision to move to Oklahoma and travels with her for some house hunting.

Vicki has been with the show from the start—think of how many "woo-hoos!" she's uttered—and we couldn't resist asking her and Shannon about their future with the shows when they popped up at the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts.

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It seems like you guys are still friends after filming this season otherwise you wouldn't be standing this close together.
Vicki:
We are.

What can you tease? There are trips coming up.
Vicki:
Trips always bring a little bit of drama. No, I'm sorry, a lot of drama! Somebody that is typically the one that's the instigator of some issues finally gets called out, and I'm not going to say who.
Shannon:
Right. There's a lot of drama and betrayal on its way.

Sounds like the best soap opera ever.
Vicki:
You couldn't even script our drama.
Shannon:
Right? I know it. It's crazy.

Will there come a time you'll say goodbye to the show?
Vicki:
I'll be in my walker, "Do I still look bitchin', Shannon?! Is my spanx showing?" I have no idea. That's up to Bravo…I'm having a blast.

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Fans have been dreaming about a Real Housewives All-Stars series. Like, all the ladies on a cruise or something.
Vicki:
Wouldn't that be a great, great show? Oh my god.

Would you do it?
Vicki:
Absolutely.

As the new girl, do you find it hard to watch yourself?
Shannon:
It is a little hard. Some of your most dramatic and worst moments are shown, but you walk forward and it's been a fun experience.

Shannon, would you come back next year?
Vicki:
[Laughs.] Stay tuned.
Shannon:
Yeah, stay tuned. That's a good one.

Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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