updated 04/22/2014 AT 4:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/22/2014 AT 9:20 AM ET
The Real Housewives of Orange County celebrated Halloween on Monday night’s episode, and the scariest part wasn’t that Vicki Gunvalson admitted she still loved on-again, off-again boyfriend Brooks – it was that she actually liked the newest Housewife.
“Oh, joy,” Gunvalson stated when Tamra Barney told her that Shannon Beador would be attending her Halloween party. “Another new bitch I gotta like.”
But holistic Housewife Beador (who always keeps nine lemons in a basket for good feng shui energy) made a good impression on Gunvalson, who requires three things from friends.
“You have to make me laugh. I have to learn from you. What was the third? Hmmm Two of three ain’t good.”
Added Gunvalson, who’s now seeing a counselor to deal with the stress her relationship with Brooks is having on her and her family: “[Shannon’s] not 12. Kinda looks like she’s got some smarts to her. And she’s an Aries, so I’m gonna give her a shot.”
“Vicki likes nobody, and she’s hitting it off with Shannon. What is going on?” asked Barney. “Either Shannon has voodoo power, or it’s a full moon.”
That special power didn’t seem to carry over to the dinner party Beador tossed for the wives at her magical mansion – she placed crystals in its foundation before it was built.
Not only did she have to microwave her veggies (“Holistic Shannon is not happy to zap her potatoes!”), but she and “blue-collar” husband David crabbed at each other nonstop while prepping for and hosting the party, squabbling over having too little wine and whether their astrological signs were compatible.
Obviously not, which the tarot card reader at Barney’s Halloween party should have predicted.
“You need another drink,” he told her as she worried whether the wives were able to carry on a fun conversation without her as the two raced around to complete the dinner.
“Awkward,” said Gunvalson, eyebrows – and suspicions – raised. “It’s like looking at a mirror of Don and I … If you can do that in front of people, what are you doing … when all the lights go down?”
It actually looks like lights out as Beador’s party gets even wilder on the next episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, which airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.