The First 'Wives Club

Episode 4: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor ponders the meaning of comedy and friendship.

Feb 28, 20120

On the ride home, Slade thanks Gretchen for her performance, but she's not really feeling the team spirit angle. It seems Gretchen won't be comfortable with them becoming the O.C.'s Abbott and Costello. She doesn't want him breaking up the friendships she's trying to heal. But Slade could care less. Instead he welcomes them to his house of pain will gladly type Miss Piggy and Vicki Gunavalson into Google for you. We’ll see how that works out at the '80s party.

On Some Serious Notes. . .
In a land of less laughs, Eddie and Tamra are also talking serious. Eddie wants to talk about them moving in together. But Tamra's a little hesitant. Simon won't sign the divorce papers, and she has some reservations about how the children are dealing with things playing out. And so over fondue, she breaks it to Eddie that she needs more time to sort things out. Hopefully the melted cheese, softened the blow of her needing more independence. I find that always helps when people tell me bad news.

Briana chose to soften her rough news to with guacamole, as she and Vicki discussed her health over dinner. I want to give some mondo props to Briana. She's extremely resilient and good humored (herpes jokes!) in the face of adversity. Briana seems a little closed off in the men department, and seems a little dubious of Vicki's new relationship. Hopefully she will come around to opening her "love tank" to someone else.

Besides the divorce drama, Briana is having her thyroid removed to see if the tumors or cancerous. But she's feeling super positive, and so are we. Let's all send Briana good vibes.

Next week everyone loves the '80s, and maybe hates each other! Until then, let's ponder the definition of comedy. Leave yours in the comments!

4 comments
msfaith505
msfaith505

Vicki, Bless you and your family! I have so much admiration for you. A great mother, a strong lady, a fighter in the business world, The way you conduct yourself when other's talk about sex, toys etc.. I'm the same way that stays in the home. I mostly want to wish your awesome daughter good luck with all she is going through. She is a great role model for all of us. Being sick is difficult as your life is on hold a bit, but she inherited your class and strength: you need to be proud of yourself Vicki.

Mairead in Houston
Mairead in Houston

Slade is a jerk.If he can't get along with these women, it's for good reason. They are not hot for him like Gretchen is ( why she is, I'm sure I don't know), AND they have his number. I'll admit it's pointless for them to take shots at him...Gretchen gets offended and he retaliates. Like what I've seen of newcomer Heather. At last, a lady; smart, sophisticated, and able to present herself without profane language or screeching like a fishwife. There will be some jealousies amongst the wives now. I almost stopped watching because I was so weary of watching these women stir up trouble with each other over NOTHING. Now, at least, a glimmer of something different.

vallybutterfly
vallybutterfly

All these years Ive been rooting for Slade. He has been friends with the housewives for years and hasn't deserved the backlash from Tamera and Vicky. Yes he's been with 3 "Housewives".But look at the "Housewives" he's been with they're all beautiful. The 3rd time really is a charm with this one. Gretchen is not only the most beautiful, she's also the wealthiest and is his employer. Kudos to Slade for landing Gretchen. It's dumbfounding to me that the women have said he's an opportunist and is using Gretchen. No he isnt.LOOK AT HER!!! Joe and Lauri were both broke when he dated them. At the time Slade was balling it and supported Jo. He spoiled her rotten with material things and he was loving and supportive in every way. The guy deserves some happiness and I for one am happy he has found it in Gretchen. She needed him as much as he needed her. We all know Gretchen was being harassed by a "former friend". Look at Slade, he's huge and he has her back. Like the old Slade, he's been loving and supportive of his GF. The only difference now is he is not balling it with money yet Gretchen loves him more than Jo ever did. What does that say about Gretchen? She's not a gold digger, she's in it for love. Slade had reached his boiling point.He exploded, and somehow was able to do it in front of an audience on national TV. I don't blame him for not wanting his GF to be friends with Tamera. Tamera knows Slade the least. Yet she's been harder on Slade than anyone. She's been very cruel and judgmental of Gretchen. Tamera is no saint by any means. I saw the naked wasted show. I was appalled. Gretchen shouldnt be friends Tamera who with her husband and son premeditated to get her naked wasted. What they did was very calculating. And we all saw what the three of them were trying to accomplish. Get Gretchen naked wasted so Tamera's son could seduce her.In my opinion It was premeditated rape . Which is against the LAW.It was so disgusting that even famous "Top Chef" who was there had to blog about his disgust for what they did. Can we really blame Slade for not wanting her to go near Tamera? I think not.

Thyroid cancer has a very low mortality rate if caught in time. Briana is a very well adjusted woman. Kudo's to Vicky for raising great kids.People can judge her all they want. But when it comes to being a mom, Vicky is hands down the greatest mom anyone could be. She's taught them hard work ethics, as hard a worker Vicky is, she always made the time for her kids. She gave them the gift of a great childhood, one that's filled with memories. I agree with you 100% Vicky has a soft soothing voice. When at the art studio she was teasing the art teacher for her name Vicky didnt like it. Yet, when Vicky said the name, "Timrey" it sounded so beautiful .

anneaw
anneaw

We didn't find Slade particularly funny, however, good for him. He's taken enough b.s. from Vicki & Tamra. He could have hitten much lower below the belt too.