As for Tamra and Simon, it is obvious now what they were going through. I will not comment on what I saw. They have been through enough.
Gretchen's Road Trip. Did anyone know you could rent out Merv Griffin's estate? Can someone tell me how to do that? Gretchen, listen to your mother. She has been married for over 30 years (and sure doesn't look it by the way, and your Dad, what a body on the that bike!) and you need to listen to her. She sees what you don't. I talk about a similar situation I had with an old boyfriend in my new book and had I listened to myself instead of Gloria, it would have been the biggest mistake of my life.
As for Alexis' surf and turf dinner, does it matter what surf and turf means? The real issue here is that a husband SHOULD NEVER publicly humiliate his wife, especially in public and on national TV. Period.
Alexis is guilty of having "no filter" like many of the housewives on Bravo (including my self sometimes) and it was nice to see she wants to make herself a better person and has a Pastor in her life to give her guidance.
Back to Merv Griffin's pad...did anyone tell Gretchen not to drink on camera after what happened last year at Tamra's house? She was naked wasted again! Some people think it is a "truth serum." So when she said she thought some relationships should be for "lease," it makes you want to say "HUH?" Gretchen, don't get into another marriage so fast. Listen to your mom!
Lynne and her daughter confronting Frank has to be the hardest scene I have ever watched since the series began. How could Frank invite the cameras into such an embarrassing situation? Why are they splitting up over this? Out of all the OC couples, they were always the most in love. Let's all take a vote. Who do you think spends 95% of the money they have? Frank or Lynne? Men are simple creatures who could live in a studio apartment with a few shirts and pants and be happy. Most of what they have needed over the years was for Lynne and the girls. I am not saying that is a bad thing, but if expenses need to be cut, they have to come from the person who is SPENDING! Even if Frank didn't tell Lynne exactly what was going on, you would think based on the fact they they've been moving every six months would be a hint that there were financial issues. Frank, this is not the time to be weak. It might make you feel better saying, "I am not perfect and I make mistakes," but save that for when you are resettled in your new home. Your wife and daughter need to hear, "I have a job, I have a plan, we will get out of this. " Frank was delusional when he offered them a family vacation. What is wrong with this family? Where is all the money Lynne has made from working on the show? How about the money from her cuff line? All I could look at was the designer handbag she hasn't sold yet! Take all your SHIT and sell it today! Whatever you have to do to put a roof over their head, food in their mouth and school! school! school! Get three jobs. Do whatever you have to do. PLEASE CALL GLORIA. You need some good advice. You both come from a good place and love your children, but you need some skills to handle this situation.