The First 'Wives Club

Episode 10: Bravotv.com's Editor discusses the ladies glamping trip and Gretchen's vocal issues.

Apr 17, 20120

Troop Orange County
Next we see Alexis packing marshmallows and graham crackers for the camping trip. It was Mrs. Bellino's idea to send the gang into the wilderness (for that we thank her), but her doctor believes she needs a helping hand. So she decides to bring Shannon, as a friend/hair and makeup lady/nurse. Also in tow are Vicki and Briana and Heather sans hair dryer.
The ladies immediately begin getting into the natural swing of things on the ride over, when Alexis breaks into dance.

Unfortunately, that seems to be a bit too active for her, and she must finish her moves and ice her face. Dancing is the most dangerous game people. Never forget.

Cat's Got Her Throat

Gretchen, meanwhile, is texting Slade drink orders because she's still on vocal rest. She's packed her bags for glamping, but Slade thinks to prevent forest fires more damage to her voice by staying home. So, despite her desire to smooth things over with Alexis, she decides to glamp another day.

Once she's feeling rested, she meets with the coach who will teach her "Fever" for the big performance. It's obvious that Gretchen's in pain when she's trying to sing, which is really rough to watch. Did anyone else just want to give her a lozenge and tell her to rest? In the car, G just breaks down. Her voice is stressful enough, and then Gretchen gets all swirled up, pondering the fight with Vicki and Slade's stand up and how everything led to the current situation. It's a big spiral, but here's hoping Gretchen can focus on what she can do at this point to get her through the performance (leaving us on pins on to see what happens next week).

9 comments
FanFair
FanFair

I absolutely loved the glamping. Camping, I won't do. I could totally glamp, though. :-) The skunk stole the show, so cute! Alexis was very sweet to the other wives, and she thoughtfully brought gifts, too. Very kind!

St. Louis Viewer
St. Louis Viewer

Does Alexis consider herself an actress now? Because she certainly didn't think Heather was one.

Bestofluck
Bestofluck

I personally don't think she was negotiating her apology. She's 50% to blame for the drama and she's apologizing for 50% of the problem. Simple as that.

MadgePadge
MadgePadge

Bravo has to set up all of the social events with the HWs, because they cannot stand being together in any other settings. Also, if you haven't noticed all of the "group" events bring the most drama.

Lisa Valencia
Lisa Valencia

I want to know the web site to the placw where the girls went camping??

Lady Doodah
Lady Doodah

Thank god Vicki saved the day with her screwtop wine! Was it Boone's Farm or Thunderbird? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

cincymom
cincymom

I miss the family interactions as well. Those moments show us another side of each wife and how they are with their families vs. how they are on each lady adventure.

wbg3
wbg3

what has this become...set pieces?...the wives go bowling...the wives do glamping...the wives do a mud run...and i see next week its the tritest set piece of all...the wives do las vegas...how banal...no more fmily interaction, or home life...nothing real...just a bunch of phoney staged "events" orange county has "jumped the shark"

piperoni
piperoni

alexis did a good job.she is funny and so sweet for buying each a scarf.you are the fav.you are gaining alot of fans out there.cameo on GH we will be watching.bravo print please