Newcomer Emily Simpson had the ladies over for a home-cooked meal (courtesy of her private chefs) and a little game of poker. Almost immediately, the subject of dating came up, and Emily's feisty mother-in-law, Pary, took a particular liking to Kelly Dodd.
"Why did you divorce him?" Pary asked Kelly of ex-husband Michael Dodd. Kelly fired back, "'Cause I'm stupid." This was now the second time in one episode Kelly was getting emotional over her ex.
"Well go back," Pary said. Kelly said she "did twice." Then Pary asked if he was "with somebody now."
Cue shots fired.
"Yes," Kelly said, pointing at Vicki Gunvalson. "She hooked him up with somebody."
Vicki, visibly annoyed, shot back, "You wanna go there again? Let's not. Why don't we drop it."
"Are you threatening me?!" Kelly shouted.
Kelly and Vicki exchanged some words across the table -- including "Why are you getting defensive?!" "No, you're getting defensive." "You're acting crazy." "No, you're acting crazy!" It wasn't until Vicki used the R-word ("ridiculous") that the usually meek Shannon Beador stepped in.
"When you just said, 'This is ridiculous,' this is where my blood starts to boil," Shannon said, to which Vicki replied, "Okay, boil it."
"I'm going through a divorce right now, and if I found out that any of you at this table set my husband up with a friend, I would be flippin' livid," Shannon continued. Vicki's response was, "I would never because David was not kind to you."
Vicki's tone took a slight change as she half called Kelly crazy and half apologized. Kelly became inconsolable.
"I just don't have friends like this, that don't just tell you the truth," she blubbered. Vicki unemotionally replied, "Kelly, have you ever f--ked up with me?"
"I have not. Ever," Kelly sobbed. "I've always had your back. It's constant with you! You're a constant letdown for me. I've been there for you. You've never been there for me, and it's apparent over and over and over again."
Later on while the ladies were playing poker (and Gina Kirschenheiter was getting wasted), Tamra Judge nudged Shannon, and the two escorted Vicki outside. They schooled her on exactly why Kelly was upset, and Vicki seemingly got it. (Key word: seemingly.) Kelly went outside, and the two hugged it out, but as we've come to learn about the Housewives, this feud is bound to resurface at some point down the line.
See what Vicki told TooFab about the ordeal in the video below.
"The Real Housewives of Orange County" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.