If you just need some proof that this show completely revolves around Vicki, just remember that she’s even being blamed for Shannon Beador’s weight gain.
The first episode mostly consisted of smack talk and it didn’t take long for each Bravolebrity to load up their Bravo blogs in an attempt to get the fan base on their side.
Lydia McLaughlin returning to the cast has been a hot topic and Vicki considers her to be a breath of fresh air:
As you can see, Lydia [McLaughlin] is back and she has been a breath of fresh air for me. The last few seasons had gotten so dark, so angry, and so hard for me to be a part of, that it’s nice to kind of start on a happy note for once.
Lydia probably doesn’t know what she’s getting into when trying to repair the friendship between Vicki and Tamra. She could end up getting caught in the crossfire.
Vicki then went on to say that she actually hasn’t spoken with Tamra nor Shannon in quite some time:
It has been a while since I talked with Tamra or Shannon. Actually, it had been since last year’s reunion. I knew starting this season was going to be awkward and difficult, but I’m not going to allow them to bully me any longer and to make accusations that just aren’t truthful.
Vicki says she’s hopeful for the future, though:
I am hopeful that we can all be friends again, because life is easier that way. Having all this conflict is not healthy for any of us.
That being said, Vicki doubts that her friendship with Shannon will ever be as strong as it once was, even if they are able to reconcile their differences:
I feel sorry for her sadness. I don’t know if Shannon and I will ever be friends again like we were, but I am hopeful. I care about her and hate to see her so sad. We have never had an opportunity to sit down to discuss things calmly and I believe if we did do so, the past may be able to be left in the past and we can move on. I hope one day we can.
This is going to be an interesting season, to say the least, and who knows what to expect from these ladies.
Seriously, anything can happen on this show.