Tamra Barney

Tamra explains why she was dreading this episode and gives her thoughts on the Peggy/Alexis situation.

on Feb 17, 2012

The one episode we were dreading. . .yikes. . .a little too much reality!

The argument we had was a little deeper than what the viewers saw. Alcohol and the cameras just added to the situation and things got crazy.

Earlier that day Eddie had taken his whole staff out for employee appreciation day. . . on a boat! He got sea sick and the last thing he wanted to do was get on another boat. So, he started drinking to make himself feel better. Eddie is not a drinker, so when he started getting chummy with Vicki, I was throw off a little by his behavior. I know how I reacted was wrong, and he wasn't hitting on Vicki. When I put Brooks' hand on my breast I did it for the shock factor and really didn't expect Eddie to get mad since Vicki and Brooks are like family, and I was totally joking. I'm not going to lie, it was getting a little annoying seeing Vicki and Eddie being a little too chummy. I know in my heart that nothing was going on. I just had a moment. . .and not a good one!

Vicki was a good sport and knew I was joking and laughed it off. When Eddie got mad there was this awkward silence and I thought "Oh crap what have I done, IT WAS A JOKE." Bottom line, we recovered quickly and there is now a running joke -- "I'm the owner of that hot dog stand (Eddie) and no one is going to be touching his buns."