The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 11 Episode 9 Recap: Kelly Dodd Defends Herself

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On The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 11 Episode 9, Kelly Dodd once again sought to explain her rough behavior this far.

For a new cast member, KD is already notorious, and The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 11 Episode 9 was proof of this.

To be the focal point of so much drama so soon is pretty impressive, but after the Battle at Beadors, well, Dodd's notoriety is well earned.

This week, she put it all out there on the table.

Kelly Dodd Image

"I feel like we were getting along really well," Heather Dubrow said of herself and Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd's newfound rival.

"But that sushi dinner?" 

"I've just never been involved in something like that. The screaming and vulgarity? I felt like I was suffocating and I had to leave."

Dodd's response?

"I was kind of shocked that you got so upset at me because I wasn't talking to you," she said, feigning incredulity fairly well.

"It was a nightmare, and I'm really ashamed of myself, quite honestly," Dodd added, but Dubrow said she wasn't buying it.

Heather told the Bravo cameras that "I think it's great that Kelly's showing remorse and she's ashamed of her behavior."

BUT ...

Heather Dubrow's Malibu Country Face

"But the last two times I have been with Kelly, she has acted in a way that I think is not acceptable," so why assume she'll ever change?

It's a good point she raises.

Dubrow also asked Dodd why she made fun of her behind her back: "I leave and I hear you imitated me and made fun of me?"

"Why would you do that?"

Dodd's response is that Dubrow wanted her to leave, and well, that's just kind of ridiculous. "That wasn't your party!" she said.

"That wasn't your place."

Heather's take on that?

"When you start calling people the c-word and 'dumb f---k' screaming in the middle of restaurants, you lose all right to say."

Okay then.

Dodd seemed at least partially humbled by that one, walking it back by saying, "I didn't mean it towards you. I was wrong!"

"I admitted it. I'm not saying my behavior was right ... it was wrong. That's not my personality at all. I do not behave that way."

"And I don't hang out with women like that at all. It was probably the alcohol. And I felt like I was being attacked. She struck a nerve."

"I was emotional. Do you understand how that made me feel?" Dodd said through tears. "I don't just attack people. I don't do that."

She later broke down to the cameras, adding: "I know I have a problem with my anger, but I'm a mom and I'm a damn good mom."

Dodd continued in her own defense:

"I have never been inappropriate around children ... ever. When anybody accuses me of something untrue, the feeling of hurt is the reaction."

"And I'm a very very emotional person," she said, wishing this could all go away. "I feel like I'm treading water and I'm drowning."

Did Dubrow buy it? Yes and no.

"It seems like Kelly's tears were real," she revealed. "She seems remorseful. But every time I see her it's a different personality."

What more can she say?

It's hard to just assume everything is fine and let bygones be bygones when someone's track record suggests otherwise, but here's hoping.

"I guess we're just going to have to wait and see," Heather added, and if you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you can do the same.

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