The First 'Wives Club

Episode 9: Bravotv.com's Editor ponders who was a turkey at bowling night.

Apr 10, 20120

My Own "CCs"

And then it's the big day. Tamra is finally dropping her former implants. She's ready to take charge of her body with tinier "titties" and enter into the world four pounds lighter. Tamra emerges much more compact, yet still looking radiant with lip gloss on, and finds Gretchen there to great her (we'll see what Alexis says about that). Gretchen knows the best way to recover is with a penis bottle of vodka, which is how I've overcome every malady I've ever had. Then we see that perhaps Tamra is more effected by the anesthesia than we thought when her heart/heart monitor briefly stops. Seems like it was OK though, and it least she got a minute's rest from that relentless sound.

25 comments
claire 70
claire 70

i have decided that these shows are completely scripted! Certainly Tamara and Heather can not be that mean, that they would continously call Alexis dumb episode after episode. it is so hard to watch, its starting to become so unbelieveably mean that i can no longer watch scenes they are in. Its truley heart wrenching to watch knowing Alexis is watching. I hope she doesnt pay them any attention, but how can she not? She has done nothing to deserve this, and it is wrong on so many levels! Vicki said it best when she told Tamara "she is very sweet and has done nothing to me, why wouldn't i like her?" Of course Tamara said "cause she's dumb!" Tamara is a horrible person, i use to be a fan but after last season and this season NO MORE! It's one thing to be catty but she is just degrading to someone that has done nothing to her! But Bravo will probably give her a raise!

Shod
Shod

I've never understood why Vicki takes such a beating in these blogs. She seems to really know what this show is all about; work hard, play harder. This life is reachable if you're willing to find your niche and go for it. Thank God Heather and Terry are able to see the classiness of this original housewife while everyone else just doesn't get it. This episode showed what transcendence looks like. Vicki and Heather should co-author a book and give the first copy to Sarah. Gretchen has a way to go, but she moved in the right direction in this episode. It would've been easy for her to jump to the wrong conclusion since her last contact with Vicki was a scream-fest.

PacificAvene
PacificAvene

Thanks for bringing Heather into the RHOC. I like her personality and the fact that she's a brunette. The blondes are sort of morphing into one bleached and hair-extensioned person, so at least it's easy to quickly distinguish who's who when Heather's in the room. And regarding Sarah... does every RH franchise have an offsides looney? NJ and the Kims, BH and that red-headed annoyance Dede.. you know what I mean? Sometimes it's fun to snark on personalities like that, other times it's just an excruciating look at a desperate bid to be a face in the public eye.

K S R
K S R

Vicki told Brooks about her financial holdings not because she's too trusting, she wanted to brag! Please, she never misses an opportunity to tell the world at large how successful she is, how important she is, how much work she's doing, how much works she's gonna do... C'mon people. How many seasons have there been and you don't recognize classic Vicki behavior? And Gretchen, Slade's going for the retroactive Svengali on you. Look it up. And start making your own decisions. Alexis, be careful what you wish for. And you're not an anchor, sweetie. Look it up. Heather, nice to see a breath of fresh air. (Saw Jeana Keough on WWHL - wish she had never left the show. Personally, I need to like one of the housewives to keep watching it and I'm going down for the count, waiting to see if Heather saves it for me...)

TyFey
TyFey

Sarah's voice is still ringing in my head. And probably will till the end of time. "Whyyy won't you talk to meeeee?"

Soncie
Soncie

As a Virgo myself, I agree with ViewerVirgoNYC, get Sarah off the show STAT. I'm already on the fence about the O.C. wives and won't take much to push me over to...NOT WATCHING. #FIREANNOYINGSARAH or #FIREEQUALLYANNOYING ALEXIS, pick one, Bravo Executives (meaning Andy C.) don't care which just make a decision soon before viewership decreases.

Best regards, A Concerned viewer

Tiecie
Tiecie

I agree with the other viewers that Sarah went overboard in the bowling episode. The reason Vicki didn't jump all over Sarah was because Brooks was there-she was behaving. Tamra is right to be suspicious of Brooks-he's coming on too strong & that conversation about Vicki's financial situation was waay over the top. Back in the day when I was single-it's hard to remember back that far, guys who came on too strong made think what character flaw is this guy hiding?

Lori in NYC
Lori in NYC

I thought you showed a lot of class by saying hello to both Gretchen & Slade. Especially after what Slimey Slade did to you. I hate to say this but i do believe that you should not be discussing your finances with Brooks. It almost looked as if he were doing the math in his head. I found it very disturbing. Forget this guy.....go get yourself a 25 year old stud.......and a pre-nup.

Aleina
Aleina

Great commentary! It is another fun season with the housewives for sure! I do think Sarah blew it and needs to GO! Who gets drunk in a bowling alley...when you dont really even know the hostess?! She will live and learn , but maybe NOT on this show! I love having Heather on the show...she is a perfect fit....showing off her bling bling lifestyle and bragging to anyone and everyone who will listen...and trying to prove to everyone that she is the consumate hostess and the "watch-me-and-I-will-show-you-how-to-behave-with-my-standard-of-class". My daughter and I have been saying in the last few weeks to just wait and watch...she will begin to unravel and name-call and get catty...and she did last night! And about Alexis who she doesnt even know! I like Alexis who is just now branching out into her own person and not living in Jim's shadow. I also love that Tamara got her fakes removed so that SHE is happy. Vicki is hopefully not giving Brooks her bank account info since they seem to share so much...and so quickly too! It looked like Brooks buttered Vicki up with everything she wanted to hear....and lots of cards too...and then when she was happy with him, he wanted to inquire into her finances. He looked like he had a gleam in his eyes when she mentioned her retirement fund and that she wanted to keep her lavish home. Since he has been in jail for not paying $...maybe he doesnt have a retirement fund of his own, and at his age he is looking for someone who does. I love Vicki so I hope she wont be fooled by his fawning all over her! This is the best season of housewives yet!

paigemichelle
paigemichelle

HEY BRAVO!!!! i have a awesome idea for the show...is Don dating anyone serious??? if so bring her on as a new HW so we can have our Don back!!! u know that would be some good stuff! Everyone loves Don and we would love him to be on the show, im sure it would be the best thing to happen to the franchise in along time. Or make a show with all the ex-husbands on it! But most of all we just want Don on something so we can cheer him on!

Medford
Medford

For once, this was a drama-free show, except for Sarah. She was out of line, intoxicated, and had no right to start any trouble with anyone. Please remove her from the show. I hope that Vicki has her radar up with Brooks. He's beyond slimy and taking advantage of her emotional state. Has anyone else noticed that she nevers says she loves him back? Alexis is dumb and it was embarrassing watching her on that show. Good for Tamra, remove those implants and do for yourself, not for a man. Gretchen needs to dump Slade, he's just like Brooks, watch your back with him Gretchen. You're a great girl and can do so much better. Love Heather, great addition to the show.

Fan in OKlahoma
Fan in OKlahoma

Really??? Why do these ladies feel the need to extend an invitation they received to their friends? Ex; Nene inviting Marlo to Africa, Gretchen inviting Sarah...Both of these ladies do not have any class nor manners. Note to housewives...If someone invites you to an event it is NOT ok for you to bring a friend without first checking with the HOSTESS... And Sarah?? Get the girl into REHAB and QUICK!!!! Heather, Vicki, and Tamra are fun to watch; Gretchen not so much, and I mute the dvr when Alexis comes on because she talks and has the mentality of a Junior high school student.

Veronica SD
Veronica SD

Did anyone notice the shirt Brook was wearing at the restaurant to be very similar to Don's (Vicky's ex). I wonder if she purchased one shirt for each or if she helped herself to Don's closet do dress her new boyfriend, because she has said to Tamra that she dresses Brook (Limo ride). I had to look twice, I thought I was seeing Mr. Don, WOW....

Dee Dee 2
Dee Dee 2

It always seemed that Tamra and Gretchen should be best friends, because of their personalities. I felt that Tamra was a bit jealous of Gretchen. I like them as friends. I also feel that Tamra and Gretchen enjoy having fun together. I think Gretchen should know how to balance her friendships with the different personalities. I don't understand why she didn't visit Alexis, but had no problem visiting Tamra. What also came to mind is that Gretchen always stated that she doesn't have implants. This made me wonder if that was one of the reason Tamra decided to get her implants removed. I was just wondering.

piperoni
piperoni

oc best so far this season with lex.glad peggy left.

vallybutterfly
vallybutterfly

Kudos to BRAVO for bringing in Heather. Heather and her husband Dr Dubrow are a breath of fresh air!!! They're a real class act. Love them and their whole family dynamic. I almost think (with the exception of Vicky) the Dubrows are way of the rest of the casts league in more ways than one.

Viewervirgonyc
Viewervirgonyc

PLEASE, get that annoying fly-like person, Sarah off this show and remove her useless blog or I will stop watching and I know I'm not alone. She is irrelevant yet thinks she's important--a combination that fans do not appreciate and do not take lightly. Do the show a favor if you have any control whatsoever : put her in her place- out of sight.

Dee Dee 2
Dee Dee 2

BRAVO PLEASE POST MY COMMENT. THANK YOU. It always seemed that Tamra and Gretchen should be best friends, because of their personalities. I felt that Tamra was a bit jealous of Gretchen. I like them as friends. I also feel that Tamra and Gretchen enjoy having fun together. I think Gretchen should know how to balance her friendships with the different personalities. I don't understand why she didn't visit Alexis, but had no problem visiting Tamra. What also came to mind is that Gretchen always stated that she doesn't have implants. This made me wonder if that was one of the reason Tamra decided to get her implants removed. I was just wondering.

KTnAZ
KTnAZ

Watching Brooks with Vicki was already making me uncomfortable and now with his pressing about her financial situation/settlement I'm more squirmy. He comes across to me as a man with an agenda ....and trying too hard....I'll just say it. It looks like he's after Vicki's money. Anyone else thinking this?

CO Viewer
CO Viewer

Sarah was a horrible combination of dumb and presumptuous and boring - what exactly did you folks see in her?

Susan B.
Susan B.

Sarah has to be the worst addition in all of the Housewives series! Please do not make us watch her, it is too painful!

Kerryd30
Kerryd30

Another great episode. I am so glad to see Bravo showing us this side of the ladies (I use that term loosely for Sarah, who is she anyway?) I know this is just reality TV but I HAVE to say that I was proud of Vicki and Gretchen for the way THEY handled Sarah. First of all, Heather didn't invite her so she shouldn't have been there, how rude. Second of all, Gretchen was clear she didn't want drama so Sarah should have stayed out of it. The worst part of the show was, yep you guessed it, Sarah. I was glad to see another non dramatic episode and from the previews, I am anxiously waiting for the camping trip. Kudos to Tamra and the removal of the implants, simply because she did it for herself. Alexis, I STILL can't find anything I like about her. Well, maybe the way she talked to Jim was pretty good, I did like that. Except for that, I still consider her a waste of airtime and as far as her own show, she REALLY shouldn't go there. Her interview sucked. She kept cutting off the guests. Bad Alexis. OK, so for the most part, another successful (entertaining) show. I like the direction this season is going, hope it continues this way the rest of the season.

Kelly Speaks
Kelly Speaks

I just watched the bowling section and then rewound it on my dvr.. Heather is an idiot and has no business saying anything about Alexis and Sarah... First she lies to Alexis' face knowing full well Alexis heard the whole conversation.. Then she tries to convince Sarah she said something that she didn't say??.... Sarah clearly stated "can I talk with you for a minute" and Vicki rudely states "not really"... and Heather says that Sarah said "we need to have a talk?"... As for being intoxicated, she speaks very well and manages to keep those burgers on the plate... and yes Sarah, Vicki is in fact a bully... I can say it, I am not on the show...