Cast Blog: #RHOC

Clams Casino

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

Clams Casino

Episode 18: Bravotv.com's Editor ponders love amongst the mollusks.

Hello lovers. Do you feel the butterflies of love in your belly? Or is that just the after effects of the clams you ate? Let's recap this very romantic episode, shall we?

The Tooth Hurts
We open with a bit of a realistic relationship woe -- what if you love someone that has horrific teeth? Vicki is doing her best to deal with that conundrum by setting Brooks up with a new set of chompers. Vicki doesn't want people to think Brooks is taking advantage of her -- she knows exactly what she's doing, and that's putting Humpty Dumpty back together again.

And that plan to return the egg to its splendor worked. Brooks looks amazing with his new teeth!

The Show Goes On
Alexis is back from Costa Rica and back on her grind. Despite all the hullabaloo, the news waits for no one. And thus she must once again drive the bus of journalism into new locales. This time on location for some sexy swimsuits.

After all the stress of if she wanted to have her career and if she was fully prepared for on-air, she did amazing. Alexis is getting better and better as her news career continues. Watch out Katie Keurig! The Marriage Plot
Gretchen is a lady of many talents -- cosmetics, singing, handbag designing -- and now we can add sleuthing to her Rolodex. Yes, after finding a suspicious text she's wondering if he's actually proposing to her -- despite her protests against the idea.

And so Gretchen confronts Slade about the text. She's upset that he's talking with everyone about the rest of their life together. Things get emotional pretty swiftly, even though he hasn't actually asked her anything yet. . .

Slade is doing his best to clear things up and all he wants to do is tell Gretchen that he loves her. Can't he just tell her that he loves her?!?

Edible Diamonds
While some ladies were pondering diamonds (or diamond grills), the lover of all things bling also had gems on the brain -- the edible kind. Heather has decided to throw a shindig in honor of her Dubrow-name change. She's going to have a chic affair with all of the ladies and a cake -- a super serious, structured cake adorned with edible diamonds!

One would expect no less. I do wonder if this was a missed opportunity to have a cake in the shape of a champ flute. . . I don't want to spoil what's coming but this cake is going to be a major point of contention, so eyes on that icing people.

Bora! Bora! Bora!
Well obviously I saved the best for last. . .Eddie is amped to take his fresh-from-Costa-Rica lady out to dinner. But before Tamra can even unpack, Eddie has plans to whisk her off on another trip -- to the most romantic, exotic, delightful place she can imagine: Bora Bora! The whole restaurant was overwhelmed at the thought.

Of course, this brings up a question: why exactly is he taking her to Tahiti? Might he be proposing? Or does he just love secluded huts? She decides to keep their rendezvous a secret from her fellow 'Wives, lest he not actually ask.

And so the trip begins, with Tamra wondering at every turn when he might ask. Will it be on the plane? At the baggage carousel? In the airport shuttle? Is the diamond tucked in her coconut bra? Will he sneak the ring into her dinner?

Er, maybe not at dinner. . .

In the end, it was so sweet. I'll just let it stand on it's own. Clams!

As a long-time O.C. fan, it's so amazing to see the journey Tamra has taken and see that she's found someone who loves her so deeply and genuinely wants to be a part of her life. She realizes she's deserving of great things and dammit she's getting them. Mazel guys! You are surely about to embark on a really fun life together.

Next week we come to the (almost) end. The dramatic two-part finale begins and, like all Housewives parties, the affair gets a little out of hand.

What did you think of the proposal? Was it as romantic as you imagined? Were you shocked?

Heather: Why Hate?

Heather wonders why you'd live in a place of resentment and tries to move on with the ladies.

We have put ourselves on a show where our every move is scrutinized. We are not perfect people. No one is perfect. We all do and say things we regret. Most of us do not do it in front of an international audience. You are all entitled to your opinions. It's what makes the show interesting, fun, and a "watercooler" conversation piece.

Regardless what you think about us, the show and/or what you believe truly happened this season -- I feel blessed and grateful.

My "reality" is an incredible husband who loves me and respects me, four healthy, amazing kids, a career that's been revived largely in part to the exposure of being on RHOC, and a group of friends that accepts my weaknesses and celebrates my strengths.

Truly, there is nothing more I could ever ask for. It's very easy to judge and hate -- but why? Does it make you feel better about your own life? Have you never done or said anything you regret? Can you imagine if it were captured for the world to see? I hope to keep growing and learning from my mistakes and my experiences. I hope you all do too. I hope you are all not judged too harshly and are forgiven when you are ready to make amends. Living in a space of hate and resentment is a bad place to exist. It's much better to love, forgive, and move on. I feel that's where I've come with all of the ladies at this point. Now we will see what the future holds. Thank you again for your support of our family and the show. . .

Until we meet again. . .

XX,
Heather

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