Vicki Gunvalson already used Bravocon to issue an ultimatum: she gets her Orange back or she quits the show for good.
Fans are still wondering what, for better or for worse, The Real Housewives of Orange County would look like without the OG.
Well, at panels as well as in a series of interviews, Vicki elaborated more on what it was like to sign on as a "Friend" of the Housewives.
She even goes into speculation as to why Bravo decided that she would no longer be part of the same cast. Was it revenge?
Vicki calls it an injustice and more. Take a look:
Vicki may go, but she won't go quietly
So, over the weekend, Vicki and a plethora of other Real Housewives and other Bravo stars were at Bravocon, where they held panels with fans and did scores of interviews.
Vicki had a LOT to say
Naturally, in addition to having a lot of recent drama both on camera and off camera, she's the OG of the OC and took part in the All Stars panel.
She did NOT like being reduced to "Friend" status
"I felt very disrespected and I don’t deserve that," Vicki admitted in an interview with Us Weekly.
She is, after all, the OG
"I’m a cast member that created this franchise," she reminded the world. "And I need that [to be] respected."
She's not demanding to remain the star, but ...
"If they don’t want me, I’m fine … but don’t disrespect me," Vicki expressed.
Why WAS she demoted in the first place?
"Obviously I pissed someone off at Bravo," Vicki speculates in an interview with OK! Magazine.
But she doesn't know the culprit
“I have no idea who," she admits. "And no one can say what went wrong."
For the record ...
On top of a lack of an already-apparent storyline, a popular fan theory is that producers were tired of her rumor-spreading, such as her unsubstantiated claims that Kelly Dodd is a coke fiend.
Vicki also has another thought
"I think they were just looking for some new blood," she notes, making reference to Braunwyn Windham-Burke.
She also spoke of this at the All Stars panel
Vicki told the audience at Bravocon that signing on to her demoted role "was one of the hardest things [she’s] ever done."
History will NOT be repeating itself
"I’m never coming back reduced again," Vicki vowed. So either she gets her Orange back, or she goes home.
That's her ultimatum
She emphasizes: "Let’s just say that. I’m either in all the way or out."
Casts change every season
"You know, who knows about who will be back," Vicki points out.
Vicki Gunvalson Bashes Kelly Dodd
Vicki Gunvalson bashes Kelly Dodd to her friends as she teases another secret about her former friend.
She reiterates her position
"But, I do know this," Vicki affirms, "I will never go back like that again."
Vicki says that Bravo owes her better than this
"I don’t think it’s fair for anybody to have been on the show 14 years and then say they still want you, but we’re going to reduce your role," Vicki expresses to HollywoodLife.
She's still mad
"It wasn’t right," she protests.
She! Is! The! OG!
"All I know is, I created the franchise," Vicki points out.
Therefore, she shouldn't be demoted
"I think, I have deserved [full-time status]," Vicki shares.
She has her own life
Of course no one is forcing Vicki to stay, she acknowledges, "But, that was my choice, too."
She wanted Season 14 one way or the other
"I decided that I wasn’t done with it, I wasn’t," Vicki explains. But for Season 15, she's prepared to play hardball.
Is she bluffing?
Vicki has been doing this for well over a decade, now. What would it be like for her to adjust to life AFTER reality stardom?
Maybe her romance is the distraction that she needs
Steve Lodge proposed to Vicki -- in private, in a romantic and comfortable setting instead of staging it all for Bravo's cameras. Maybe Vicki would be happier that way.
Fans would miss her
Don't get us wrong, she of course has people eager to see her go, but other fans will hardly recognize the OC without her.
Will Vicki be part of Season 15?
Only time will tell if Vicki's coming back. We'll have to wait a month or two to see if Bravo decided to restore her Orange or let her go quietly into that good night.