The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 Episode 4 Recap: We Have a New Puppet Master Now

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How did the ladies manage to move on from the latest big bust-up?

With another party, of course. 

Real Housewives Cast

On The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 Episode 4, Vicki found herself reeling in a fun new ally in her quest to destroy her fellow housewives, and we're totally along for the ride. 

When the episode got underway, the ladies were still reeling from the drama at the close of last week's episode. In case you missed it: Kelly Dodd appeared at a dinner party, and things got heated between her and Shannon. She essentially called Shannon fat. 

Tamra was shocked that Kelly even felt the need to attend the dinner, but Shannon was very open about herself being responsible for some of the drama.

While Shannon was remorseful for her actions, Kelly was happy with the things she said. Despite all of her flaws, Kelly makes for good TV, and that's about all we can ask for on this show. 

Shannon Beador Hits the Gym

Lydia threw a lavish movie-themed party that found Vicki and Peggy getting closer together. With all of the drama going down with the ladies, it's not uncommon for one to want a new ally. 

Vicki has proven she can be opportunistic at times and felt like going after Peggy to fight her battles was a good move for her. It was. 

Vicki was unsurprised to hear about what happened at the dinner party and noted that the Housewives would “be your friend, then turn on you.” That's a pretty rock-solid assessment. 

Vicki then pushed to learn more about the big cancer scare Peggy had, and just like that, we were reminded of the big cancer scam that followed Vicki around a few years ago. 

The veteran housewife then took to her confessional to reveal that Peggy should be keeping all of this private. But Vicki wanted someone else to be on her side in her war with the other ladies, so she will just have to do. 

Peggy Sulahian

Elsewhere, Kelly went to visit Meghan, and the ladies tried to focus on repairing their relationship, but it seemed apparent that they were still very much against one another. 

The reason? Meghan quizzed Kelly about hitting bone town with another man, and Kelly was not entirely amused by it. Kelly retaliated by telling Meghan her husband was cheating on her. 

Yes, they're still very toxic, but it makes for good TV, so who are we to judge?

Kelly then brought Vicki along to her vaginal rejuvenation appointment and thought it would be a good idea to speak about things being inserted into her. 

While all of this was going down, Tamra tried to fix some tension in her family. She turned to her son Ryan to cry some tears of joy that he was getting along with her ex-husband. 

Tamra Judge Flat Stomach Sunglasses Pic

He noted that it was good the dude was hard on him because it pushed him to succeed, or something. 

Tamra found herself thinking a lot about family this week, and that was because she was invited along to a dinner party for a documentary about estranged family members. 

Her father and brother went along with her, but her mother kept her distance. We also got the reveal that Tamra recently bumped into Sidney and that they shared a hug. 

So, maybe there is hope for them. Tamra's relationship with her family has always been a bit all over the place throughout her life, but it sounds like things are on good terms for a change. 

What do you think of all the drama for the ladies?

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