While Vicki was on set to shoot the new promo images for the season (see gallery above), she did not pose for the group shot. Instead, she only took solo pictures and "tres amigas" shots with Tamra and Shannon. Gunvalson has been part of the show since its first season in 2006.
Though she's taking a back seat to the other women, Vicki is still very much a part of the drama. In the trailer, Kelly calls her a "con woman" and a "crook," and a press release notes she "finds herself in the hot seat once again after hopping on the rumor mill train."
Also glimpsed in the sneak peek: Shannon enjoying the single life, Gina's DUI arrest and Kelly exclaiming, "I don't do cocaine, and I'm not a f--king whore!"
The show returns August 6 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
Here's the full rundown from Bravo:
Tamra is moving on up, as she settles into her new home behind the gates of the neighborhood that started it all, Coto de Caza. With Eddie's heart condition on the mend, she finds herself nursing the relationships around her as she is caught in the middle, not only at home with her two sons Ryan and Spencer arguing over their beliefs, but also with Vicki and Kelly, who both refuse to back down.
Having shed over forty pounds and the baggage of her marriage, Shannon is back on the fun bus as she juggles her many suitors. It's her year of transformation, as she tightens and lightens and does her best to avoid the negativity around her.
After enjoying her short stint of the single life, Kelly has ditched her 'bench' in favor of her new boyfriend, Dr. Brian, a plastic surgeon. Still reeling from the accusations at last year's reunion, more shocking allegations are spread about Kelly causing her to reassess how she deals with anger.
Powering her way through a difficult year, Gina leans on the ladies more than ever as she opens up about her heartache and mistakes. She finds an unlikely ally in the group as her other friendships are put to the test.
With Shane busy studying for the California Bar exam, Emily carries the full load of her home life, functioning as a single mother to her three young kids and step kids. As Emily and her husband approach their 10 years of marriage, his absence weighs on her, overshadowing their landmark anniversary.
Brought into the group through Kelly, new housewife Braunwyn is a mother of seven with a full house including a baby, toddler, twin kindergartners and three teenagers. When she is not escaping to her love shack with husband Sean, Braunwyn is always ready for a moms' night out as she gets to know these OC ladies in more ways than one.
Vicki finds herself in the hot seat once again after hopping on the rumor mill train. But she doesn't let that detour her way to happiness as her love tank is full when Steve finally pops the question that she has been eager to hear.