The First 'Wives Club

Episode 19:'s Editor discusses hypoglycemia, champagne flutes, and ponchos.

on Jun 19, 2012

In the land of Orange County, parties are never simple. Fetes are never drama-free or easy. It's never just a nice affair with cocktails and camaraderie. Instead people get wine thrown on them, or accosted for getting a nose job, or in this case, people can't wait to eat and that snacking begats World War Three. Let's make sense of the first half of Heather's name-changing shindig, shall we?

The Book of Love
We open first with Tamra, Heather, and Gretchen discussing the big engagement. The twist is that Vicki's not there. How would Vicki not want to be part of such a momentous occasion? This worries me. I don't like to see two of my favorite ladies fighting. Tamra and Vicki are the peas and carrots (or tequila and lime) of the O.C. How can they "Woo-Hoo" separately?!?

Anyway, it was incredibly adorable the way Tamra told Gretchen -- with the book and then slowly getting around to the engagement photo. Between her and Eddie there's such a flair for pageantry. No wonder they love each other. They finally have someone to tell things to using only complicated props and charming charades. There's no reason to do anything if you can't do it with elaborate spectacle.