‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Episode Guide (July 31): Vicki Bonds With New Housewife Peggy

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‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Episode Guide (July 31): Vicki Bonds With New Housewife Peggy

“We Have a New Puppet Master” (07/31/17) – While the fallout from The Quiet Woman leaves Shannon and Kelly both stunned, the ladies move on with their lives as Shannon takes her daughter Sophie out for a driving lesson and Kelly looks to improve her love life from the inside out.

Lydia’s mom throws a birthday party for her grandson, where Vicki forms an instant bond with new housewife Peggy. Tamra looks to break the cycle of parental alienation and divorce in her family.

Bravo Media’s original series that started the hit franchise “The Real Housewives of Orange County” is back for an emotionally-charged twelfth season with Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Meghan King Edmonds and Kelly Dodd along with familiar face, Lydia McLaughlin (Season 8) who is back to mend broken friendships in the OC. With wounds still fresh from last season, the ladies draw their lines in the sand.

They are joined by new housewife Peggy Sulahian, who marks the 100th housewife to join the franchise. When brought into the mix of Orange County, she ends up ruffling feathers on both sides of the fray, resulting in unexpected fireworks.

This season, things are looking up in Vicki’s life– her relationship with new beau Steve is getting serious, her business is expanding and she finally has her daughter Briana and grandbabies back in the OC. Except, Vicki and Tamra still find themselves at a major crossroads in their decade long friendship. Tamra, still filled with anger and resentment from last season’s accusations, struggles to find forgiveness.

Her feud with the OG of the OC has pushed her even closer to God as she reconnects with her old friend Lydia over bible study. Back into the fold, Lydia tries to reclaim her title of “Friendship Whisperer” by attempting to mend fences with Vicki and Tamra, but quickly realizes that being Switzerland will be easier said than done. The residual stress from last year’s bus ride from hell leaves Shannon in a vulnerable state as she tries to refocus her energy on getting into shape, keeping the spark alive in her marriage and caring for the newest member of the Beador clan, dog Archie.

New mom Meghan finds motherhood rewarding but difficult as she struggles with lack of sleep, post-partum hormones and Jimmy being an overbearing father. Meanwhile, for Kelly, her marriage to Michael is still complicated, but when Tamra and Shannon befriend her, it makes everyone around her question what her motives are.

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” is produced by Evolution Media for Bravo, with Douglas Ross, Greg Stewart, Alex Baskin, Stephanie Boyriven and Adam Karpel along with Scott Dunlop, serving as Executive Producers. Andy Cohen also serves as Executive Producer.

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