Hello Costa Rican explorers. Welcome back to the jungle. I hope you've managed to keep your tiny trees in good shape and your monkeys at a safe distance. Let's recap our final days abroad shall we?
The Ghost of Interventions Past
We return to the table with Alexis and the ladies telling her that they like her for her, not her faux diamond ring. Alexis once again pulls Terry back into the fray, and mentions that maybe Tamra shouldn't be so rude, mean, and hateful either.
At this point Vicki does her best to pull a Chris Cocker ("Leave Alexis alone. We're all phony."). Gretchen tries to break it down to Alexis and find a plan to improvement, but it only serves to make Alexis more upset and drives her into her room. Gretchen, Mary Poppins-umbrella in tow, attempts to go and make good with Alexis, but it's not use. Gretchen finds herself in a difficult predicament as she sees both side of the argument, but from Alexis' perspective she's chosen her side.
Then, shocker, Alexis' next visit is from the ghost of lobster past (nothing works up a hunger like a vicious intervention) and Vicki! Vicki can relate because of her San Francisco intervention many moons ago. . .It wasn't the most heart-warming scene, but it was nice to see Alexis receive a touch of comfort.
Tamra and Heather's mean girl intervention didn't help Terry's cause. Terry is not a house wife and needs to zip it as the ladies decided Slade should do. Who does that Tamra? Heather is as fake as a 3 dollar bill...she can't stop trashing Alexis. Tamra thinks about Alexis 24/7...I don't get it. She has a family, boyfriend, friends (she says) ...so why the trashing? Gretchen is not my favorite anymore...Alexis was right about you. It wasn't about you Gretchen. You should have said...this is not the place. Gretchen should have warned Alexis what was being said. Vicki almost got all my respect until she told Alexis she has more money LOL
Heather and tamra are way out of line and also reality. It actually boggles my mind how incredibly self-righteous they are. Gretchen is the ultimate backstabber but we shouldnt be surprised the way she is with slade.
i am not a fan of alexis at all...but this is ridiculous. she “pulled” terry back into the fray. you have got to be kidding me. he said she was fake, and then he wanted to invite her husband to dinner and she was interrogated about that? you people are seriously delusional. done watching this show.
I was never a fan of Alexis and always liked Tamra. But this season Tamra has become nothing but a bully and it's a horrible look for her! She attacked Alexis and shouldn't have. I have agreed for a long time that Alexis is phony, a little annoying, a major airhead. But she did not deserve that attack. Why do they care so much?! Alexis is the ONLY HW that doesn't talk badly about the others. She is fairly nice. She's just a little numb with too much fake everything and too much $ she doesn't know what to do with it. Who cares. Tamra needs to check herself quit bullying. So far I don't have a favorite OC HW now. Heather chimming in on the bullying turned me off of her....hmmm.
Wow! Tamra (who really needs anger management) and Heather (who is the most materialistic and needs everyone to know how rich she is) MADE ALEXIS LOOK GOOD and themselves look completely nuts.
Obviously, Tamra wants Alexis to quit the show. You sure, Tammy? She could get replaced with someone you can't compete with.
I liked Heather at first, but seeing an adult talk to another adult like that ... well she's scary, crazy and I feel sorry for Terry.
Bravo please get rid of Tamra!! Rarely do we ever see a housewife cry because other cast mates were so mean to them. It totally takes the fun out of the show. I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Alexis but the way she was treated the past two episodes were truly difficult to watch. No more mean girls!! On a side note I really did love watching the girls go rafting. White water rafting is SO much fun, I'd encourage anyone to at least try it once! Also loved the scene with the monkey, very cute.
So Tamra, Gretchen, Heather, they don't have to blog if it's not going to be a love fest for them. I guess the rest of the season they won't be blogging. What is it Tamra always says- You did it "own it". People won't forget what they did to Alexis.
Thanks for your blog. I enjoy reading cast blogs as well, however the ladies of OC seem to have difficulty posting on a regular basis. That is too bad, because it seems to me that with the amount of money they make per season, blogging weekly should be included in their job descriptions. For me, it is part of the real housewives experience. Thank you for your recount of the events in Costa Rica!
I really enjoyed this episode!! It was nice to see the ladies getting along. I spend the majority of the episode cracking up. Vicki's one liners are PRICELESS!!!!!
After Alexis left the show was just so boring. It was actually painful to watch such a boring show, even more painful was watching these women fake everything, so desperately trying to be what I am not sure.
You need a new cast because this show is just dumb. Keep Vicki, Alexis and Heather. Please for the love of God get rid of Tamra and Gretchen, their stories are so boring and forced. We want to see REAL housewives with families.
The ladies owe Alexis an apology. Please stop calling Alexis Jesus Barbie, it is rude. I remember a time when all the ladies had breast implants on this show; Laurie, Jeanna, Tammy, Vicki, Tamra, Quinn, Lynne, and Alexis. Why is it now that everyone points out that Alexis has "floatation devices". It is Orange County and unless I am mistaken, doesn't Terry make his living from performing fake, cosmetic procedures. Hypocrites!!
This episode takes bullying to a new level. I may not like Alexis, but the level of hatred Heather and Tamara display is over the top. No one needs Gretchen as a "friend". Good for VICKIE.
Nice, i always enjoy this blog! I wish the OC women blogged more often if ever. It's starting to irritate me, I don't care if your busy, isn't blogging one of the responsibilities of being on the show? Just saying.....
I'd have to say that last night's episode was one of the funniest I've ever seen. For some reason, Vicki's emotional moments along with her random one liners gave it a comedic touch when you least expected it. On the other hand, it seems that she needed this getaway with her girls to express just how the personal issues she's been going through have taken their toll on her. For as much attention as Vicki sometimes craves and the chaos she may sometimes create, she has proven that her rock solid persona is not invincible to the challenges that present to us in our lives regardless of how susbstantial or diminutive they may be.
Gretchen shouldn't stress about Alexis. As a true friend she did what's right. I would think if she would've approached Alexis alone and confronted her on the false front she portrays and how the other women feel about it, she would've resented Gretchen for it. No one wants to be told the truth about them and Alexis certainly did not want to be told the truth.
Tamra is annoying, rude, envious of others, a hypocrite and overall immature. Bravo needs to be directing her to the nearest EXIT.
So Bravo proved two is company, three is a crowd. It was ok between Tamara and Vicki until Gretchen now is involved. And it was Alexis and Gretchen until now Vicki is involved. So they are switching whom they will trust in and who they align with. Why then can Heather get along with them all. They all seem respectful of her and her opinion? Go figure, nice is nice and mean is mean
Heather and Tamra said they would do an invervention in CR. Poor/immature judgement on both their parts. Who does that to someone far away from home?!?!?! I would expect this from Tamra but Heather, who tries to portray herself as refined and classy, behaved just as poorly. Have not cared much for her personality this season and now know why, she is acting. Pot calling kettle phoney! Very hard to watch cruelty Bravo even for ratings . . . . . .
II am so tired of Vicki. she acts like a 16 year old. Her woohoo, crying over the wedding and Donn are way overdone and ridiculous!
Why would you do an "intervention" on what is supposed to be a fun vacation? Because it makes for good tv or just because it's fun to watch someone squirm? Shame on Tamra and Heather for thinking that was a good idea. And then Heather feels bad and wants to make it right the next morning? Alexis was more of a lady than I would have been under the circumstances. And Tamra should get over herself...being real and honest does not mean being mean and vicious. Some people use honesty as a weapon - there are nicer ways to say things and resolve issues. But that is the problem - Tamra isn't "nice."
Kudos to Vicki for not getting involved in the assault on Alexis.
Where are the housewives' blogs????
I have never really cared for Alexis, but I did feel bad for her last night. However, I really feel like Tamra was the only one who seemed to be taking pleasure in the "bullying." Alexis asked Heather to explain the "phony" comment, and I thought Heather explained where she and her husband were coming from in a tactful, non-aggressive way. She said multiple times that she doesn't want to assume that these remarks are all that there is to Alexis, and that she has gotten to know her better and finds her to be a sweet person. It was Tamra's side comments that made it seem like they were trying to break Alexis down.
I felt that Gretchen's comments were completely fair. She never said Alexis was fake, she was just trying to explain what it was Alexis did or said that gave people the wrong impression. However, in conjunction with the other two ladies I could see how Alexis felt ganged up on.
I agree with Viewer Carrie 100%.
I cannot understand what Alexis has done that these ladies (and I use that loosely) dislike her so much?
I love your blog and look forward to it!! As I watch each episode and the ridiculousness that ensues I often find myself wondering how the videographers aren't shaking the camera from laughing so hard. Keep up the the good work!
None of these ladies have much in the way of class - they wouldn't be Housewives if they did - but ganging up on Alexis like that was just pathetic behavior. This show has now gotten too horrible to watch.
I think your blog is hilarious. The wimpy girls were almost as hilarious on their adventures as your blog. Too bad for Alexis. There's no reason why they couldn't have that breezy mood and fun times while she was there. Those women are supposed to be grown adults, but they certainly do NOT act like it. Tamra said with Alexis gone, there was no more drama. Hellloooo, you are the one that caused the drama with Alexis while she was there. Of course there was no more drama, there was no one for you to start drama with after she left. Grow up Tamra. You have always been my favorite, I love everything about your life except the constant down talk to and about Alexis. Your mother should have taught you when you were young, if you can't say something nice, keep your ugly mouth shut! Tamra needs to go off of the show. She rolls her eyes & gripes at Vicki (who is supposed to be her best friend), she throws Terry under the bus, she's constantly talking ugly about Alexis and badmouths Brooks as well. Let Tamra make her living off of her exercise studio. Get her off the show, Bravo! This is all coming from someone that absolutely loved Tamra at the beginning of the season. She was funny and witty and just entertaining. When it took an ugly turn, she took on an ugly persona. Eddie's a nice guy, I hope he can straighten her out. Dear Lord, please don't let her be like that in front of her kids. Kids learn what they live with, unfortunately!
Best line ever... Tamra telling Gretchen she and Vicki had an affair with Slade! That was hilarious! Love all the ladies!
This was the most enjoyable Vicki episode ever. I especially liked the way she looked when she was all disheveled from the rafting trip. Vicki never looked more natural and beautiful.
This show is getting so hard to watch anymore. Between the mean girl's, the phonies,the back stabbers, and crazy as a bedbug Vicki, I just can't take it anymore!
I can only assume the reason the OC women haven't blogged in the past 2 weeks is due to some serious GUILT and realization they have gone TOO FAR with Alexis and their behavior was horrible. Afraid of the backlash ladies????
these ladies need to look in the mirror....... it's hard to tell which one is more phony since all of them are.
I loved, loved, loved the rafting scene. Vicki screaming like a stuck pig made my day! I also loved watching the women throwing bananas at the monkey. It was an entertaining episode! :)
Alexis asked Tamra to be real with her. You cannot get mad at someone when it's what you request. I personally can't stand Alexis. Gretchen did not throw her under the bus, she was trying to help both sides see what the other was saying.
I am not an Alexis fan, but the attack on her really made me feel bad for her. No one deserves to be treated that mean. My favorite line was Vicky saying we're all phony and materialistic because it is so true, but the reason we watch the show.
Bravo I hope you print this. I do believe this is a very serious issue. What Tamra and Heather and Gretchen did to Alexis was pure bullying in one of its worst forms. I work for school and we have curriculum that we are trained in so we can spot and deal with bullying. First the bullies( TAmra, Heather ) and then the bystanders (Gretchen and Vicki) While vicki didnt really chime in she didnt say hey you guys are out of line and no we will not be doing this. Lets go Alexis! Bravo I hope this was addresed in the reunion show. There are people out there killing themselves because of bullying and this would be a geat opportunity for Andy to put these ladies in their place. Gretchen had no right to be upset with Alexis not wanting her in her room. Gretchen let her down and she of all people should have shut that so call intervention down and taken Alexis out of there! That is what a true friend does. I thought considering what happened Alexix was gracious as she explained needing time alone and not attacking Gretchen at that time. If anything I recall her saying. "I love you but I need to be alone." Gretchen is looking for an out of the friendship and is playing the victim. Bravo if you are goin to keeep Tamra, find someone who will knock her down a few pegs please. As for Heather well she is a snob and pretencious and has no right to judge anyone.
Where are the blogs written by the housewives? Only Vicki blogged from last week's episode; no one thus far from Tuesday's episode. Each is afraid of blogging at this point since they will wait until someone else does and then shoot down what one of the other ladies said. Haven't had a blog from Alexis since her daughters' birthday. Tamra has been mean this season, but I am still not an Alexis fan. How getting rid of both Tamra AND Alexis?!!!
OC Housewives- BLOG please and thank you! I have to agree with the person that wrote...if it's going to be a thrashing for the ladies....they are WAY too busy that week doing *work* to write their summary. Man Up ...OWN IT!
Why is Alexis being singled out? There was a time on this show when everyone had breast implants and nose jobs except for Gretchen. come on, they are in the OC! Tamra is the meanist, Heather husband makes a living performing cosmetic procedures, and Gretchen has had her lips done and doesn't own up to it (also wears way to much make-up). Vicki was the only one who had any compassion. Those ladies really thought Alexis would hug them after what they just did!!!! really ?
BTW, did anyone else notice Heather left early also after giving Alexis a hard time for not staying the entire trip?
WHY IS NOBODY UPDATING THEIR BLOGS???? ESPECIALLY HEATHER AND TAMRA??? TOO GUILTY AND EMBARRASSED MAYBE?? PLEASE EXPLAIN!!
Bravo had me laughing so hard the way they edited the HW's rafting expedition. Vikki's facial expressions were priceless and Heather's Bucket List statement was cute. Alexis was not missed on the rafting trip at all. Someone commented earlier that Alexis dosen't say anything bad about another housewife, but in her commentary she bashed Tamara, so in reality they all do. That's what I like about the show. Getting back to the intervention-Alexis will never understand what the other ladies were tring to say to her because she's perfect and hears what she wants to hear and in the end, like always she plays the victim. Alexis spends more camera time showing off(materialistic) than the other HW's. Examples, her dress line, birthday party, talking to assistants, driving her expensive cars. When was the last time Bravo showed Heather in her car? Alexis camera time is spent showing off to prove to everyone. There, I said it! Bravo keep doing what your doing RHWofOC is my favorite by far.....
Hi Vicki ~
I was SO proud of you for taking a stand against the bullies Tamara, Heather and passive Gretchen on last week episode. It's not right or fair to gang up on one person and make them feel low. When I watched these past few episode, it made me sick and angry. It made me think of times in my life that people ganged up and bullied me, because of jealously. My heart went out to Alexis, thank you for being human. Luv ya!
LOVED the white water rafting and all the expressions. I felt I was right there in the raft with them. Why aren't the ladies blogging? What is going on Bravo??!! Clearly you have lost control of the real housewives.
Would be nice if "The Housewives" would blog. They can be all over Twitter but not blog. Losing fans ladies!
If these women really "care" enough about Alexis to subject her to this so-called intervention...why in the world did it have to be in the spirit of jealousy, hate and put downs instead of out of genuine concern and compassion for another human being? Yes, Alexis has issues...they all do but nobody responds to being attacked that way. What I think these ladies need to do is to say to Alexis "Alexis, you have many redeeming qualities such as (insert redeeming quality here) and we would like to see more of that. We care about you and we would like to know who in your life has taught you that you aren't worthy and that you need to use your looks and status as a way to make yourself stand out because whoever gave you that message or whoever continues to give you that message is WRONG and we would like to help you discover the best part of you that is more valuable than things and money!" We ALL like nice things, we can ALL be materialistic no matter how much money we have but no amount of money or Chanel bags or diamond rings can even come close to a genuine, heartfelt compliment on something that cannot be measured in dollars and cents...such as being a good mother, wife, friend.
I laughed and laughed watching Heather on the rafting trip. She was a woman on a mission and while everyone was screaming and laughing she was serious as all hell not to fall in the water. I just love that woman!