Is Peggy Just Misunderstood?
Last week we left the ladies in a hotel in Iceland waiting for an ambulance to arrive for Vicki.
I have said all season I think Peggy is misunderstood and I think this episode shows exactly that once again.
I totally feel for Peggy, I see where she’s coming from, but, she’s a little too close to the situation. She is not too far out from being in the hospital and going through a medial situation herself, so, she is remembering how it felt and she is empathizing with Vicki.
However… Kelly – ugh – I would have to tell her to shut up, too. She is completely annoying. She tells Vicki she might be having a heart attack as she’s leaving in the ambulance… who does that?! She’s upset that Peggy told her everything is going to be ok… ummm that’s what normal people say. They try and soothe the person’s anxieties (which, I think in this case is a lot of what’s going on with Vicki).
Then she made this all about her and how Peggy is trying to be Vicki’s friend, a better friend than Kelly to Vicki…. These women need to grow up… I didn’t see Peggy doing that at all. I saw Peggy trying to take care of a sick friend and she was genuinely wanting to be available for her, but Kelly made it all about her and their friendship.
Sometimes I think these women are like 12 year old girls. At least Lydia took the time to pray about the situation for Vicki and to calm these crazy women down.
I’m with Peggy & Lydia, though, I don’t know why no one went with her to the hospital regardless of what she said. Somebody should have ridden with her or followed her or something that’s just odd that they’re all fine to just stay back. People don’t do that!
Lydia’s got her brains about her, if you were in a foreign country and you had to be taken to the hospital you would surely want friends to come with you. For that matter., if you were at home, you’d want the same.
I am glad Dico told Peggy to go to the hospital, she knew she should, she just needed a sane person (because the other women are so selfish) to tell her what she was thinking was right.
Lydia made a good point you’re in another country and they take you off in an ambulance you don’t know anything about how they handle health care, you think she’s having a heart attack… and you just sit down to dinner?! I couldn’t do it, you grab chips at the hospital or something – I don’t care – you are not a friend. Two hours after this all started, they’re drinking and ordering dinner…. Now, I give Meghan a pass she stayed behind but, she has an excuse because she’s got the baby with her she needs to stay with the baby even though she has somebody with her it’s nighttime she needs to be with the baby. Maybe she’s also smart telling Shannon and Tamra that they may not be the first people that Vicki would want to see. However, Vicki’s fine with seeing Tamra she might even be okay with seeing Shannon. I just don’t understand why Kelly is making the whole thing all about her.
Kelly was just being rude to Peggy when Peggy came down and said she was going to go to the hospital and Kelly said wait two seconds and she was taking her sweet time.. she’s all about Kelly.
Peggy isn’t the greatest communicator with these women but, they don’t listen. It has nothing to do with her not being able to do anything without her husband. She doesn’t know how to talk to these women, they make it very hard and they gang up on her. Case in point: Kelly taking advantage of her telling her to wait “2 seconds” for her and then proceeding to take her time. Peggy needed to call her husband to make sure that she wasn’t saying or doing anything wrong by going to the hospital – she was bouncing it off someone she knew she could trust. Then she made the mistake of telling the women because she was trying to not have them jump on her for going, so, she passed the buck and put it on Dico. There’s no reason they should have jumped all over her for what she said. It’s her marriage and they all said they should take care of themselves so that no man could tell them what to do…. how’s THAT working out? How many divorces and failed relationships do they have between them, now? Oh, yeah, and how long has Peggy been HAPPILY married to the SAME man?
When Lydia, Peggy and Vicki are leaving the hospital, Vicki begins talking about the elevation which is what I said last week I wondered if it was some sort of altitude sickness, and that’s what it sounds like Vicki is saying.
I’m glad Vicki and Tamra finally talked. I’m also glad everyone is hearing it and keeping their mouths shut, except for Kelly. Kelly needs to just shut up, shockingly Shannon is keeping her mouth shut – at least she is being quiet so they can’t hear her which is very out of character for her. I think it’s a good thing that they can sit down and talk and everybody hears it so everybody knows both sides of the story. Good for Tamra for telling Kelly to shut up.
I think what Tamra means when she saying that Vicki chose Brooks over her, is that she chose to believe things that Brooks said that caused Vicki to feel differently about Tamra instead of knowing her friend and believing her friend has her best interests at heart. I don’t even think Tamra’s talking about the things that Brooks did, she’s talking about the fact that Vicki chose to leave Tamra behind when Brooks told her that Tamra was no good for her. Shannon is so jealous and terrified that they will mend their friendship and she’ll lose Tamra. Shannon’s got all this other stuff going on in her life that’s really messing with her and she’s not handling it well and she’s putting it on everybody else instead of trying to figure out where it’s coming from. She needs to look at why she’s so unhappy and address that.
I’m glad that Tamra is finally over all the negativity, all the fighting, all the hurt, and all the upset. Just let it go be cordial with Vicki or don’t be cordial with Vicki stay away from her or be her best friend, but all this negativity in your life is just eating away at you, look at Shannon…
Vicki left this meeting kind of suddenly and oddly. But, as long as Tamra keeps remembering she doesn’t want to keep letting all the negativity eat at her, she’ll be fine. Because Vicki never let’s it all get to her, she just keeps moving. This talk won’t mend their friendship but, it can put the worst to bed, if they let it.
I think a lot of this that Shannon is saying can be taken back into her marriage. She was there for David, she stayed there for David, David was the one that went out and found someone else but, she was always there. I think that’s what she’s projecting onto Tamra that she’s Tamra’s, she’s the one that’s there for you, she is always going to be there. That’s what she needs to be telling her husband and addressing things with him.
To me, David seemed shamed always, like shamed to come back to her, shamed to leave his girls. He didn’t seem to come back out of truly wanting to make it work, and wanting to be with her. He left her for another woman and now he’s “left her” for Ninja Warrior competitions. She isn’t bending either… she could go with him, and try and find a new common connection, but, she isn’t willing to try – it looks like.
I feel bad for Peggy she’s totally away from everybody that she knows is her support system, in another country, in a hotel with women she thinks hate her.
How do you feel about this season, so far? Do you think Peggy will be back? How about Lydia? Lydia dodged all the drama this season. Looks like Shannon and David are headed for divorce, who didn’t see that coming?