by Chris Harnick | Tue., Oct. 18, 2016 9:30 AM
The Ireland trip took a turn on The Real Housewives of Orange County. At the final dinner, things were tense. Shannon Beador decided to order tequila. Kelly Dodd said she wasn't drinking. Shannon ordered drinks for Kelly at the table, despite Kelly's protest, and went behind Kelly's back to make the liquor orders a double.
"We were all exhausted at the end of our trip. But we had one last dinner and I wanted everyone to rally and have fun! Kelly told us that tequila was an upper when we first landed and were so tired. So that was my drink of choice for the night because I was exhausted along with everyone else! Kelly has never turned a drink down in my recollection. She was drinking a tequila when she was sick at dinner with Tamra and Heather before her beach party. I ordered doubles to get the ball rolling," Shannon wrote in her blog.
"We were on vacation and I was just trying to end the trip on a high and fun note. Yet Vicki, who had no problem accepting the drinks ordered, said that I had a 'mission to get Kelly drunk.' Give me a break. No one had an agenda…I didn't, Tamra didn't, and Heather didn't. What I found disturbing is hearing Kelly say that if she has too much to drink, she is going to snap. Not normal," she continued.
"I thought it was pretty crappy of Vicki to say, 'Tamra could be behind trying to get Kelly drunk.' Making it out like it's a big conspiracy. How dare you, I wasn't even drinking or ordering drinks, Tamra said. "It just goes to show no matter how forgiving and nice I am to Vicki she always stabs me in the back or tries to make me look bad. She talks behind everyone's back including mine. We will get to that real soon."
On Watch What Happens Live, Heather Dubrow said Kelly was upset about missing the night out the ladies shared, so "Shannon was just trying to get the party started and get it going because that's what Kelly said she wanted to do."
After the dinner, the cameras stopped rolling…until Heather pulled out her cell phone and started recording a hallway showdown. Vicki and Kelly went to Tamra's room to get her to come out for a drink, then Kelly said Shannon came and scolded them.
"Kelly left the table after dinner and about 30 minutes later came to my door with Vicki. Kelly was dressed to the nines. Kelly, the gal that said she was too tired to drink, was ready to go out and have a good time. Interesting," Shannon wrote.
Then Heather, Tamra and Shannon went down to the pub and Tamra convinced Vicki to come—she later sent Kelly a text taunting her to show her where Vicki's allegiance lies. According to Tamra, Vicki told her Kelly was gossiping about Tamra once again.
"The more Vicki told me the more I was feeling like a fool for sticking up for her. I sent Kelly a text with a picture of me and Vicki and asked why she was talking badly about me? What had I done to her? She called Vicki a liar and told me she was on her way to my room," Tamra wrote.
"When we got out of the elevator to go to our room and finish packing, Kelly was literally running down the hallway towards us. It was unsettling. I asked Heather to film it because Kelly was over the top," Shannon wrote.
Things in the hallway continued on the bus to the airport where Kelly lashed out at everybody.
"As far as the bus ride goes, here we saw the cruel and erratic Kelly we have become familiar with at this point. I had reached an understanding with her on the trip to Ireland, but she decided to convince herself that I somehow had a sinister motive when ordering drinks on our final night to have fun. When she yelled that I needed to take the hair off my chin, I was dumbfounded," Shannon wrote. "Kelly attacks people with the cruelest words she can say. It is so incredibly hurtful. I was beyond upset that Vicki sat there on the bus like nothing happened. Once again, Vicki is not telling the truth and playing both sides of the fence."
And if you thought that was bad, just wait. "Not the entire bus ride was shown, so some of the reactions you're seeing from myself, Tamra and Shannon are sort of underplayed," Heather said. "When you see the full scope of what was said by Kelly, you might understand."
"It becomes uglier than you can imagine next week. It is unconscionable," Shannon teased.
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays, 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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