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‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Reunion Recap: Heather Dubrow and Kelly Dodd Battle, Briana Culberson Reveals Diagnosis

Back at it again! The second part of the Real Housewives of Orange County season 11 reunion special aired on Monday, November 14, and if you thought part 1 was out of control, you might need to prepare yourself before reading this. Kelly Dodd and Heather Dubrow were at each other’s throats, and one castmate even revealed a battle with a serious illness!

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It’s All on Tape!

Shannon Beador looked absolutely miserable every time one of her story lines got brought up, which sort of hurt Us, to be honest. When Andy Cohen asked Shannon about renewing her vows with David Beador, Vicki Gunvalson tried to share her perspective on why her own vow renewal hadn’t worked.

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“Don’t analogize your marriage to mine, ever!” said Shannon, who got progressively angrier as Vicki kept talking in calm tones.

In an effort to move on, Andy asked if Shannon and David made a sex tape. The answer was no, but Tamra Judge and Meghan King Edmonds both quickly admitted they had. Even Andy said he had one out there somewhere from 15 years ago!

Tamra Barney, Shannon Beador, Heather Dubrow, Andy Cohen, Vicki Gunvalson, Kelly Dodd, Meghan King Edmonds

The Good, the Bad and the Cancer Scams

When it was Heather’s turn to review her stories from the season, all anyone could find to talk about was how annoyed she was that husband Terry Dubrow didn’t see the kids a lot. One viewer even sent in a question asking if her life is just so perfect that she can’t find real problems. Ouch! She responded that she knows dark times could befall her family at any moment, so she’s enjoying the good things while they last.

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Next, Vicki’s daughter, Briana Culberson, came out and gave viewers a dose of what those hard times could look like: She revealed that all of her health problems this year had finally led doctors to diagnose her with lupus. Worse yet, she may still face a lymphoma diagnosis, but no one knows for sure.

Vicki Gunvalson, Kelly Dodd, Meghan King Edmonds

There were still good moments, too, of course. Briana joined the other Housewives in gushing about Vicki’s new boyfriend, which made Us pretty happy, considering what her last relationship looked like!

Speaking of Brooks Ayers and his big cancer scam, Vicki got asked about her involvement with the charity Kill All Cancer. She revealed she was no longer associated with the sketchy-ish charity, but Tamra said she shouldn’t have gotten into it in the first place because it didn’t look good for her to be emailing donors about her insurance company, which she totally did.

Temper, Temper

VIcki’s main defender, Kelly, got dragged into the spotlight next. Her history of getting drunk and cursing out the women was reviewed, and she was asked specifically if she felt bad re-watching any of her bad behavior. She said no, and the other women looked totally shocked, especially when she went on to claim that her problem was the other Housewives, not alcohol.

Heather Dubrow, Tamra Barney, Shannon Beador

Heather spoke up, saying she was still disgusted by Kelly’s behavior and her refusal to take the blame for it. The new Housewife glared and said, “You’re not the boss. Are you senior staff at Bravo?”

“We’re better than this! Our show is better than this!” Heather insisted.

Kelly doubled down, informing the ladies that she might have apologized before, but after watching the season and realizing how badly she was treated, she was no longer sorry. Meghan commented that Kelly does occasionally play dirty, to which the brunette retorted, “I didn’t know there [were] rules.”

From there, Kelly and Heather just yelled insults over one another, though Heather did try to apologize for being mean to Kelly on the bus in Ireland. Then, we finally found out whether or not Tamra hit Kelly when the cameras didn’t catch their fight during the Ireland pub crawl. Everyone agreed Tamra just pushed Kelly very hard, though they still shouted over one another to agree on it.

Tell Us: Team Heather or Team Kelly?

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Bravo Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.  

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