The First 'Wives Club's Editor discusses Vicki's car games and Alexis' "intervention."

on May 29, 2012

Over dinner, things get increasingly tense. After Vicki and Tamra have another chat about hypocrites, the heat turns to Gretchen's quiet state that evening -- and her relationship with Slade -- then we bounce over to Jim. Alexis says Jim doesn't feel invited to the men's dinner, even though the ladies say Terry called him. . . .This of course leads to the "white elephant" in the room -- Terry's comments about Alexis.

First, let's just clarify: a white elephant is (according to Wikipedia) "an idiom for a valuable but burdensome possession of which its owner cannot dispose and whose cost (particularly cost of upkeep) is out of proportion to its usefulness or worth." It's also a delightful holiday gift exchange game. I think Alexis was perhaps being more specific about the type of elephant that was in the room re: Heather and her tension. That kind of attention to detail ensures that the elephant could be properly identified to police.

Anyway, this leads right into the Tamra and Heather's materialistic intervention. Heather brings up an incident at Nordstrom involving some sneakers and the level of Jim's voice. Gretchen then joins in and mentions that she tried to explain this behavior to her on the plane, which of course sends Alexis into a tizzy, as even G has joined the fray. Vicki abstains, except to say she has more money than Alexis anyway (!).

Alexis ends up getting it from all sides -- but we'll have to wait until next week to see how this all ends up. Will Alexis take all her things and "throw them away"? Will a different colored elephant arrive in the room to create even more tension? Will Vicki start another alphabet game to smooth things over (A is for Affected)? Tune-in next week my little spider monkeys!