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?!?
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.
I loved Alexis's News spot! I CAN'T STAND HEATHER... WANTING TO SHOW OFF HER LIFESTYLE ...AND HER LITTLE NASTY DIG ONCE AGAIN ABOUT ALEXIS WAS TOTALLY UNNECESSARY AND SEEMS TO BE TOTALLY THE REASON BEHIND THIS SILLY VERY EXPENSIVE PARTY! Tamara.. who care??? Alexis is really Doing Very Well. She took her Coach's advice and she's getting better faster! Eat your hearts out HYENAS! As for Vicki, that man has REALLY STRUCK A GOLD STRIKE! Brianna, Girl...You DON'T KNOW HALF OF IT! Wake Up, before it's too late Vicki!
"The news waits for no one" including Alexis, because she doesn't deliver the "news" but is purely there for entertainment value. Great filming and footage of the Bora Bora trip with Tamra and Eddie.
Please don't bring Tamra and Heather back next season. My girlfriends and I will not be watching the show, if they are back. They are bullies! No one wants to see such vile behavior. Keep it classy and fun ... like it used to be, before Tamra joined the show.
This was a fun blog! Exactly how I thought of last nts show too! Vicki seems to be getting Brooks into Donn-like perfection, and I thought that Alexis did fabulous on the job this time around in front of the cameras. I wonder how she can do that...have Bravo's camera AND her television show's camera's all pointed on her at the same time. Gretchen ripping into Slade before he ever even said a word was painful! Like he is a misbehaved child and cant survive on his own if she were to dump him....and he never even got the chance to surprise her and tell her in a special way how deeply he loves her. OUCH! I wish Gretchen would be more aware of the economy and how so many ppl have financial woes...not just Slade! Heather is hilarious with her desires for classic elegance and bling. Who doesnt love her!? She is too perfect for this show! Tamra is still a mean girl, but it was THE most romantic proposal and Eddie was so adorable the way you could see him sneak that fake clam into his bag right before Tamra joined him outside and he proposed! Love Eddie! Cant wait for the next show!!!!! This season has been the best so far...other than some drama....but all in all it has been a lot of really good times!
i would love to see Briana replace Tamra next season. imo, ppl r just getting sick of the direction the HW franchise has been going. its getting too dark and frankly portraying women as vendictive, crazy and unintelligent. i think its time to lighten up and bring some fun back. i like the new gals from NYC. i think when the ladies have nothing to offer but nasty cattiness its time to replace them. there are way too many beautiful, intelligent women out there who run businness' and families and can do it with class. I believe Briana could bring a fresh new story of a military wife raising a child in the OC. Besides it would be very interesting to see how Vicki's new life would be as a grandma. Please think this over, i really do think it would bring viewers back! Thanks!
Just ignore the people that want Heather off the show. She is fantastic! She doesn't come across as a bully or anything close to it. And for once, I'm happy to see a family that isn't in constant conflict, financial struggles, or marriage issues.
It's no surprise, especially after last night's episode, that Vicki thinks Alexis is great. They have so much in common. Not that it hasn't always been apparent-they are both just way to full of themselves but really need to take a long look in the mirror and start changing something about themselves first.
After watching how mean and cruel Tamra was to Alexis, I had no interest or desire watching her this week and seeing her all smiles on a romantic trip. I used to look so forward to each episode of this show. Not any more. Treating people the way that Tamra (and often Heather) does is not what I consider entertainment. Seeing the housewives do kooky things or making over the top purchases is fun to watch as a viewer, but watching someone's spirit being broken (as we witnessed with Alexis) because of another housewife, is truly painful. I wish that Bravo did not promote this kind of behavior by giving these women more air time.
Poor Slade. I don't think he deserved the beat down from Gretchen, but she looked about as hot as the sun while burning his male ego.
It is nice to see Alexis improve her reporting skills. Way to go Alexis, even after getting emotionally beat up in Costa Rica. I was not impressed with Eddie's proposal because it's hard to see mean girls get rewarded. I also think Vicki is showing her controlling side again, and though I think it's great she can help Brooks fix his teeth, it shows just how shallow and materialistic she can be. Seems to me there is a lot of "The pot calling the kettle black" going on in Orange County.
Oh PUH-LEEZE! (Bravo: I dare you to post this...given no one from the show posts anymore). This episode was BOR-ING. The only pieces that I really liked were Gretchen's honesty with Slade (Ouch! That must have hurt!), and watching Alexis improve greatly on her TV interview skills (great job!).
I thought that Brooks was a good sport having Vicki giving her view on his teeth. She acted like his mother and he kept his cool. He did look just fine afterwards, but Vicki is so vain about his appearance, she should be ashamed of herself for being so snooty. Gretchen should just relax and let life work out. Heather is over the top with her ideas, but I do like her. She has high ideals and the money to pull it off. Alexis looked really pretty "driving her journalism bus" today! Tamra is mean but this show let us in on her vulnerable side. Eddie is good for her. Maybe he can soften her even more and this trip was so romantic. Loved it.
Don't bring Alexis and Vicky back next year, replace Vicky with Brianna and get more people like Heather.
I have no interest in seeing Tamara on the show anymore. Thought her trip with Eddie was boring and fast forwarded most of her scenes. Please don't bring her back next season.
I can't beleive that no one likes Heather. She is so "East Coast" and I love it. Much better that the other fakes on the show (Alexis!!!!!)
I find it incredibly annoying that not only have the OC housewives not blogged in weeks, but now that they finally have their blogs do not even address the last couple of episodes!! These OC housewives' heads have grown too big. Time for a new cast- or decreases in pay for each blog they do not write. I can't imagine it is that difficult to write a short blog about THEIR lives!