Vicki Seems Down For A ‘RHOC’ Shakeup

by Kristie Rohwedder

As the wobbly donut tower that was The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 11 finale drew to a close on All Hallow's Eve, the OG of the OC did her OG of the OC thing and added some tweet kindling to the Fireball whiskey-fueled inferno that is the present day vibe of the cast. Bless her. When some fans tweet-demanded RHOC cut everyone but Vicki Gunvalson and latest Whoop-It-Up Army recruit Kelly Dodd (one even suggesting the series replace Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, and Meghan King Edmonds with ex-Real Housewives Gretchen Rossi, Lizzie Rovsek, and Peggy Tanous — go ahead and let that one marinate) on Monday night, the General of the Whoop-It-Up Army deployed the retweet and reply buttons. I don’t want to put words in her mouth or whatever, but Gunvalson's retweets and “Right on!" responses lead me to believe she's more than down for a serious lineup overhaul.

I know she's The Almighty Original OC Housewife and all, but I hope Gunvalson doesn't get her way. Maybe I’m still on a high from the gripping odyssey that was their sojourn to Ireland, but I’m not ready to let go of this RHOC era. I could watch these six women scream at (and with) each other in bars and at costume parties and in airplane shuttles and at candle store openings for at least two more seasons. I don’t need Marina from Mischief Makers to get ahold of the roster and shake, shake things up. Not when there's still so much drama to be had.

Also? A switcheroo that drastic would eliminate the possibility of a heartwarming reconciliation storyline, and that would bum me out to no end. Call me a sap, but I would love to see Gunvalson and Judge make up and scuttle off to Andales while the rest of the cast members and the production team were like, "Wait, did they ditch us... again?"

Speaking of heartwarming, would you take a look at this beauty:

Cannot wait.