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Real Housewives of Orange County recap: Psychic Surprise

New psychics, new fights, and many more drink orders! Plus, Jim Edmonds returns and he’s no nicer!

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The Real Housewives of Orange County

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Shannon and David call their daughters into the living room about the sleepover incident where the girls toilet papered someone’s house. Their excuse? Everyone does it! “Dad said he did it.” “Yes, but that doesn’t make it right,” David says. Let’s hope the girls don’t follow this logic and assume cheating is okay. David now chuckles that he used to throw pumpkins at mailboxes, which is not stuff to tell children, Shannon chides. The kids think Shannon’s being harsh, to which she says, “I’m the queen of fun.” The perfect set up for her daughter to say, “For, like, drinking.” OH SNAP. ROASTED FOR ALWAYS BEING TOASTED. BY YOUR OWN KID. She’s not going to address her drinking problem with her offspring. David says they’re to write a letter, apologizing. The elder girl finds this embarrassing. “You don’t understand a 10-year-old life. I don’t like you,” she says, hobbling off on crutches. Ten bucks says ShanShan poured herself a little vodka right after this encounter.

Next, Jim Edmonds is back! After three and a half weeks away! And he’s willing to go to a meal of food with Meghan! Somewhere in public! Wow! Things he’s not willing to do? Look at his wife in the eye after they sit. The menu commands his full attention. Womp, womp. Meghan wants to know what it was like with her gone, fishing for a compliment or sappy response. Silly Meggers. Jim Edmonds doesn’t do nice: “It was quiet.” Talk turns to “delinquent” Hayley, per Jim Edmonds.

Meghan tries to talk about Hayley’s future plans, or lack thereof. As a senior, Hayley should have at least picked out the community college she’ll be attending, Meghan thinks. But she’s done nothing. This, like many other things, does not faze Jim Edmonds, who responds to Meghan while only looking at his burger. “Well, it will wake her up when she tries to do something and can’t,” he says. “She doesn’t have a drive, so don’t waste the time on her. Don’t get your hopes up.” Jim Edmonds, I’m running out of ways to call you an a–hole that are suitable for printing here.

Eddie describes how to get swole to Tamra’s mother, who doesn’t really care. Tamra’s oldest and biggest screw up, Ryan, is headed back to town and needs a job, but Eddie won’t give him one. Then Eddie talks about having sex with Tamra to Tamra’s mother, hammering home his point by actually hammering his two hands together. Eddie, meet common sense and decency. Common sense, meet Eddie. I can’t believe you haven’t met yet! Tamra pivots this awkward conversation to her “spiritual adviser,” which is her term for psychic. He knew things about Tamra, and they’ve all come true. Eddie—and I—are skeptical. What’s one accurate prediction he’s made? “EVERYTHING!” Tamra snaps, including that Ryan would be having a girl and that Tamra used to brush her grandmother’s hair as a child. Wow. That IS everything. Tamra’s going to have a new reading. Oh boy.

She meets Heather for lunch. We hear their booze order, because we must hear these booze orders until our ears bleed. Meghan comes and takes Heather’s “purse chair.” Rude, Meghan. Tamra admits that she’s never actually met the psychic; she’s been speaking to him for one year via phone and FaceTime “a few times every week.” I wonder how much this dude is hitting her credit card for every month? He arrives and the girls think he’s hot. “If he were a good psychic, wouldn’t he have known I wanted him to come in with his shirt off?” muses Heather. Easy, ma’am. He starts the reading by ordering a whiskey, because he doesn’t need to be sober to make up crap. Then he gives the rundown on how he works and lets Heather know “your grandmother is knocking to let me know she’s, like, there. And I’m seeing a weave, like you two were a tight knit type-of-thing.” Man, I am in the wrong profession. I want to be able to say generally accepted universal truths to people and be paid handsomely for it.

Next he reads Meghan, but I don’t know what he said because I was too busy staring at his hand motions, which were more exaggerated than most mimes. Tamra brings up ShanShan’s comment about Tamra being a “sh– stirrer” though Scotty boy thinks ole Lemon Pledge Bowl Beador finds Meghan to be the real threat. Which confirms what Meghan always thought! OMG. Next Vicki. Scott closes his eyes and envisions his next series of lies. “The cancer issue is wishy washy. I just don’t see it. It’s very possible [Brooks] doesn’t have cancer,” Scott says. And with that, these women are off and running down the path of Brooks is a liar. Brooks may be, but you need better sourcing than a psychic named Scott who drinks whiskey at noon.

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