The First 'Wives Club

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

on Jun 19, 20120

Party People
Next we see Alexis donning a fur vest for a drink with Sarah Winchester. Alexis vents about the Costa Rica situation and wonders why she should listen to the other ladies at all. She's polled her friends and they think she's not phony whatsoever. But all those accusations aside, she's most upset that Gretchen didn't jump in to help her the night of the intervention, and she's waiting for her to apologize. . .

Anyway, Alexis is less than amped to see the women at Heather's name changing party, and thusly she decides to bring Sarah as her plus one. Considering how well Sarah got along with everyone at the bowling alley, this should go swimmingly, right?

Champagne Wishes
Before we discuss the drama of the party, let's focus on the splendor of a Dubrow affair. They are literally giving out diamonds (OK one diamond and many CZs, but still). Plus that view. Geesh!
And for a party like that, what else can you wear but a fur? Which is why Brooks bought Vicki one. Vicki believes this should shut down the Brooks haters -- though I imagine that the cross-section of Brooks haters and animal rights activist might still have something to say. Surely the fur won't squash her brewing beef with Tamra. Apparently Vicki told Tamra that she thought her relationship with Eddie was moving too fast and Tamra is a bit dubious of that assessment considering her relationship with Brooks. We'll see if the fur is enough to smooth things over -- perhaps it's warm, wooly goodness will create goodwill between the two.

Besides that ball of wax, there's also all the simmering Costa Rican tension. Alexis continues to ponder what the other ladies can say to her -- besides "I'm sorry." -- while Terry wonders if he'll be approached for a chat.

16 comments
millzy65
millzy65

I don;t get how Vicky can be so blind when it comes to Brooks.  Please,Vicky is such a business woman,financially she obviously knows what she has,spends and invests.  She has too know she pays Brooks way,therefore she bought the fur herself.  I think she should be ashamed of herself, she has two children or at least one who is trying to protect her from Brooks.  Vicky has been married how many times, enough said.  Don was a great guy,he raised the two children as if they were his own and he had a job and he loved Vicky, remember their vow renewal.  Vicky gets upset too easily and like a temper tantrum, like a toddler, she calls it quit.  Vicky has got to be in her fifties, time too finally grow up and realize life is not all about Vicky, think of your children, they have had enough fathers, biologically and a step dad.

Debmwl
Debmwl

I wonder if Alexis would  have  liked it if Sarah took a piece of her daughters princess birthday cake. You have to wonder were her hands clean when she was digging into the cake. Ugh !

meohme
meohme

I think it's very telling that Sarah has yet to post a blog.  When she does blog, she is the first one to do it.  I am guessing that she is mortified by her behavior at Heather's party, and if she isn't she should be.  She is looking for camera time and I can tell you that most people who saw her behavior would agree that she was absolutely out of line.  Please don't have her back next season.  Also, where is Alexis' blog?  She should be embarrassed too.  She's the one who brought Sarah in the first place.

kauaibride
kauaibride

let's be honest...the fight wasn't over the cake.  sarah was a mess at the bowling alley...and then she shows up here as a semi-univited guest.  ...she's always wanting to confront someone.  so eating the bow was really just the icing on the cake!  

KaCee
KaCee

BTW - if she really is hypoglycemic - she wouldn't have had an issue.  There is sugar in the many glasses of alcohol she consumed, LMAO!

KaCee
KaCee

Who is in the world is Sarah and what rock did she climb out from under???  This woman is crazy!  I don't mind a little alcohol - all of the ladies drink in moderation, esp. in public, but GOODNESS - Sarah gets sloppy everywhere she goes!! 

@seasonedviewer7
@seasonedviewer7

First, I think this show really needs a new cast.   There are many reasons I am over the this current one.

Heather, acts as if she is on the verge of winning an OSCAR.  So, she took her husbands name and had a party to show how much she has.  She is a snobbish bore!

Heather, the one who usually blogs the most, and is seen the least. You knew something was going to happen. While in the bathroom Alexis is telling her to slow down on the drinking and switch to water because she is starting to act drunk.  Once tagged team by the mean girls she didn't have a chance at the party or ever with them.

Why was it Gretchen's place to invite Jenna and her daughter?  I thought the hostess was in charge of the invites.  Nevertheless, Jenna, being her usual let by gones be by gones, accepted the fake apology from Tamara.  Jenna, your daughter is beautful!   Jenna may at times run her mouth too much, but has always been gracious, and thankful. Unlike most of these ladies.

So, tired of Gretchen treating Slade like a pet. Truth is he has a long way to go before he can dig himself out of his financial and personal messes. If you want a Cinderella life than he is better off your friend than you child's father.

Ah, Vicki. You just want to prove that someone loves you. The fur coat was a bit much and no one was buying Brooks bought it.  Maybe he did or he didn't.  Then the nervousness with your daughter was just too much.  Your woo hoo and fill my love tank has become tiresome.

Tamara, is, and always will be for Tamara.  She is a bully and I hope Eddie sees her true colors.

Ah Alexis..some cracks are showing in that perfect marriage, perfect life.  There is more to the story. You were itching to fight back at the party and I thought you were going to use Heather's encounter to enter into converstion about your own issues with these ladies.

Isabella54
Isabella54

Why is everyone surprised that Heather tossed her out? It wasn't the piece of cake, tho that was rude and I think that Sarah did it on purpose and thought it funny. IMO

It was her following Heather around, after she had told her twice, to go and calm down. If she had left it be, she would have never been asked to leave. Unless she pulled another stunt. ;)

 

I can see why Heather was annoyed with Sarah following her around, to keep it going, or to get more airtime. If it was my party, and I'd spent so much effort into making it so nice. I'd surely would have no problem 86ing someone that was determined to make it aout *her*. 

And so it goes....

Jeaninemc67
Jeaninemc67

Manners 101...  If you are a guest at someone's house for a fancy party, you don't go digging in to the cake.  Besides being incredibly rude, it's also unsanitary!  I'm not buying the ''sugar problem'' defense either.  People with hypoglycemic tendencies usually have the foresight to carry a piece of candy or something in their purse.  And in the absence of that, she could have gone to one of the servers at the party, briefly explained the situation and asked for something sugary to tide her over until the cake was cut and served.  At least, that's what you do if you have been raised right.

 

And what the hell was Alexis thinking bringing her boozy friend with her in the first place?  Revenge for the Costa Rica ''intervention'', that's what.  I think it's pretty obvious that Alexis could have foreseen Sarah once again getting all boozy and inappropriate, allowing her the opportunity to ''have Sarah's back'' and show everyone what a caring compassionate Christian friend she is.  BARF!

 

Heather would be well within her rights to have Sarah removed from the party.  When you are invited to someone's home, you treat your host/hostess and their house with respect.  PERIOD!

 

Glad to see Jeana and Kara again, and really happy that they and Tamra made their peace.  Tamra fully accepted responsibility for her actions and apologized.  I'm glad to see Tamra so much happier in her life, and I wish her and Eddie all the love and happiness.  Same goes for Brianna and her hubby.  No reason they can't have a 2nd wedding and give Vicki the opportunity to be ''mother of the bride'' and give her daughter a lavish reception.

 

For me, the jury's still out on Brooks.  I don't know enough to form an opinion about him.  He appears to make Vicki happy, and I do hope that he's ''for real''.  We'll see how that pans out.

 

As for Alexis, I hope rather than believe that she will eventually take a good, hard look at herself and try to realize that the other women were trying to help.  It doesn't seem likely.  She really is very insecure, and understandably so.  On this show, she is surrounded by 4 intelligent, successful, free-thinking women who have emotional support from their significant others, and don't require PERMISSION to pursue their passions in life.  I think Alexis finds herself intimidated and overwhelmed, but just cannot admit it to herself.   Remember last season with her ''bestie'' Peggy?  She became insanely jealous and hyper-competitive, and when Peggy tried to reach out and resolve the issues between them, Alexis just completely shut down pushed her away.  We are now seeing this happen with Gretchen, and it's sad.  Gretchen really DID have her back.  In Costa Rica, she tried to calmly, gently explain what the others were trying to say, but again, Alexis refused to listen and pushed her away.  A REAL friend tells you the truth.  Sadly, there is little about Alexis that is real.  She is as plastic as it gets.

Mctazzie
Mctazzie

That was disgusting what Sarah did. It's not 'just a cake people', it's the reason she did it. She didn't care & said 'I took it cause I wanted to'. I will come to your house uninvited & take what I want, would you play it down then? People with class and manners do not just take without asking, especially considering she wasn't invited and she didn't pay for the damn cake. I actually think its terrible that you condone this behavior. You and Sarah would certainly not be invited to my house. I also think your blog sounds a little biased and wonder if you are friends with Sarah?

lasuhe
lasuhe

Yes, it was incredibly tacky of Sarah.  Think of a wedding cake.  Pictures are taken of the happy couple in front of it and maybe the Dubrow's wanted to that at their party.  It was just horrible manners.  I don't Heather needed to include the other ladies but who knows how much of this is real.  I don't think much, the more I watch these shows, but you have to make it entertaining.  I'm sure one of the ladies won the diamond and I'm thinking Gretchen.  Again, what's real here.  Slade rocked the tneck.

JVaughanPR
JVaughanPR

Love the recap! FYI - If someone has low sugar, giving them insulin would kill them. But I get where you were going ...

plaghj
plaghj

 @Debmwl omg the world is going to end!!! people have nothing else to do with their lives.

rachel_s
rachel_s

@kauaibride ... pun intended? :)

SCmommy
SCmommy

 @Jeaninemc67 Come on, Sarah inviting herself had "Bravo" written all over it!  I think it was "required" that Alexis bring Sarah, just like it was "required" for Gretchen to invite Jeanna.  Are you really that naive?