The First 'Wives Club

Episode 13: Bravotv.com's Editor wonders when is the right time to meet your mom's new boyfriend.

May 8, 20120

Hello OC Fans! We're back and Briana's still married. Let's recap and see how Vicki dealt with the aftermath -- and tried to blend her new son-in-law with her new feller.

Something Blue
Before we get into all this wedding nonsense, Vicki and Tamra go in search of new brassiere. Vicki wants something natural that will accentuate her breasts (which according to this lady are double Fs, a size I did not know existed, but as Tamra said this woman prefers the metric system).

Besides just very oddly sized bras, the store has wedding wear -– leading Tamra and Vicki to discuss Briana's big nuptials. Tamra is worried that Briana got married as a way to deal with all the other drama in her life. Vicki feels that it's disrespectful for Briana to marry someone that she barely knows, but she's trying her best to put her poker face on and stay strong for B's sake. And it seems like the best course of action. I know Vicki is bummed about Briana's choice, but there's no going back now. Rolling with it is really the only option.

Lease Renewal
Meanwhile, in another level of courtship, Slade is off to ride bikes with Gretchen's dad -- while Gretchen is off to lunch with Tamra. Once Slade and Scott get ready for their bike ride, Slade mentions that he has a question for him. Slade wants to propose to Gretchen, and Scott doesn't exactly approve. Scott wants Slade's debts and such in order before they get hitched. It's rough to hear her dad say that basically love ain't enough -- Slade needs to clear up his reputation and his past before they can build a life together.

Over lunch, Tamra and Gretchen discuss the issue (as well as Tamra's new gym which sounds amazing. I'd like a lifetime membership please). Gretchen loves him, but she's not ready to take on his debts and drama. She's worked to hard to have her hardwork garnished, plus she still needs to work through her previous marriage issues. It seems like now is just not the time for these two. Let's leave it at a lease until things are more settled.

23 comments
Westerlry234
Westerlry234

What was the name of that nice magazine that was on the walls of the wine party. Where can I find a copy?

Carole Vogler
Carole Vogler

Whats wrong with Brianna? Someone wrote poor Brinna. How about poor Vickie. If my children ever acted that way in front of anyone their would be hell to pay. Brianna is adult that acts like a two year old. Besides breaking her mothers heart and acting that way at the party If I was Vicki I would not give her a big wedding. She get nothing. Hiding her face in her husband shoulder the whole episode made me just sick. Brianna grow up one day you will need your mother Vicki needs to make her own mistakes as you did getting married at a drive through.

oc_viewer
oc_viewer

Bravo, PLEASE give Brianna her own blog!!! No offense to Sarah, but come on..she's barely even on the show. Brianna has known the women for years, is funny, insightful, and keeps it real. Come on!!!

Love the Housewives!
Love the Housewives!

Ok. I think Vickie knows Brooks is full of B.S.. At least he is her age. She has been in sales long enough, and has been to enough sales seminars to recognize someone who is pumping sunshine.You go Vickie true love will find you its just not with a leech like Brooks. He is soo transparent. I love this show. Vic don't let me down.

Love the Housewives!
Love the Housewives!

I think Vickie is smarter then we think. I am sure she see's beyond Brooks phoney complements and "Oh I don't know where are future leads but Im enjoying the journey B.S.". He is sooo transparent and her being in sales for as long as she has, I am sure she has seen enough sunshine pumping seminars that she recognizes it too. At least he is her age and she is not embarrassing herself with a much younger guy. Vickie have fun play the field and find your true love.

angelk
angelk

Vickie..run....You can`t see it when you are in it, but beleive me. We can!!!!

SuzanneSB
SuzanneSB

This show just gets better and better! My guilty pleasure is watching all these crazy people interact. I don't blame Briana for eloping. Her mother is such a control freak it's the only way she could do anything her way. Vickie is blind to Brooks. She's so needy that she can't see he's a gigelo! I nearly gag every time he speaks. No wonder Vickie's kids had a hard time talking to him. As for Briana's marriage, she's been dating or corresponding with him for about 2 1/2 years. That's plenty of time to get to know each other. I had a whirlwind courtship with my Army husband and we've been married 43 years! If the chemistry is right, you know it very soon. Good luck to them and MOVE AWAY from Vickie before she ruins your marriage!

plainjane25
plainjane25

I agree w/"ginniem" There's more to this relationahip (vicki and brianna) then just about Vicki and Brook. I miss Jay. Can you bring him back? Please, please, please.

Christie H.
Christie H.

I believe Briana has good instints, and if she senses something off about Brooks its probibly for a good reason, she is just looking out for her mothers best intrest. Congrats to her on the marriage! Life is short and she is old enough to make her own decisions and live her own life. I'm also very happy to see that Gretchen and Tamara are friends, and all the woman tring to get along this season, it truly shows their class better than what houses they own, or how much money they have!

Kate G
Kate G

I also noticed that Briana and Tamra were wearing the same dress! Just goes to show how up to date on fashion Tamra is huh? I loved it! The whole meeting of Brooks felt so forced, clearly the kids weren't ready. It looked so painful.

I was glad to hear that they are all doing much better now and have a closer relationship with Brooks. Time is exactly what was needed.

As for meeting your mom's boyfriend at a party, I'm not so sure that was the right thing to do. I'm thinking a dinner at home or something would have been better. But then again maybe the party was the right place, there were lots of people to act as buffers and they weren't forced to talk JUST to him.

mederma
mederma

Is it just me, or were Tamra and Brianna wearing the same dress?

ticie
ticie

I have to say that I thought Briana could have handled the intro to Brooks better. I understand her reservations about the guy, but just be polite & be done with it. I think Michael handled it better, after all he was cornered on the balcony by Brooks-his telling Brooks that he wasn't up to discussing Briana's elopment was the right reaction-he wasn't rude, just stated his opinion. Ryan looked so sharp in his tux-it was nice that Tamra brought him to the event. As for Gretchen's father's reaction to Slade wanting to propose, he & Gretchen are on the same page-when Jeff died, Gretchen had to start from scratch & her concerns about Slade's financial situation are right.

cg bosch
cg bosch

Not saying that this is the case....but meeting Brooks seemed a little "tit for tat" to me.

rev lala
rev lala

is it just me or does Brooks seeem wasted all the time? I don't know about that guy. Might be completly wrong but it seems creepy

Mary87
Mary87

Why no mention of Tamara and Brianna wearing the same dress?

Adele Pollack
Adele Pollack

Vicki is a smart woman,. As a viewer, I see some RED FLAGS concerning her new boyfriend. #l His unusual reaction when he saw her other house that she owns. #2 Why is he so interested in her finances? Why would she be so free with her information on her finances? Vicki, step back, and be SMART!

IndyMom
IndyMom

I have to agree with Briana, no one seems to know very much about Brooks, where he lives, what type of work he does, his family, etc!!!! He always seems to ask Vickie very personal questions regarding her finances which is none of his business. He is a very strange man and I would never trust him. he is just plain wierd!

ginniem
ginniem

Like mother, like daughter. Briana did not give her mom mom the opportunity to get to know Ryan before she married him and Vickie has not given Briana time to get to know Brooks before she tells her she is in love with him. I think there are HUGH issues between Vickie & Briana.

RoseLIly
RoseLIly

Briana and Michael are still hurt over the divorce and obviously not ready to accept Brooks into their lives. Although, I wasn't comfortable watching Briana's behavior during the wine party, it was as if she had regressed to an 8 year old but, can't really blame her I do have to agree with her that her mother is moving too fast with Brooks and she's not officially divorced yet. Gretchen, don't do it!! That's all I have to say.

keepyourchinup
keepyourchinup

I hope Briana has a wonderful and happy life . God love her , I sure do .

Maggie 5
Maggie 5

Thanks for blogging, since the RHOC ladies seem to do so only sporadically.

OCbeacgwife
OCbeacgwife

I love this show but OMG does Tamra need to make a negative comment about Alexis everytime she sees her. Tamra grow up!! I'm not a huge fan of Alexis but it's annoying to ALWAYS hear mean comments.