Their Name Is Mud
Episode 8: Bravotv.com's Editor handicaps the fun run and discusses the plastic surgery habits of the O.C. ladies.
Hello Orange County fans. I hope you have on your finest custom made suits or a monogrammed fun run outfit, because I'm only recapping this episode for the most stylish folks.
After watching Terry and Heather drop $50 thousand on some custom suits, we see Tamra and Eddie working on making sure they could fill fine threads with beautiful bodies (maybe Terry should have joined, he was super shocked about fitting into a 36). Eddie seems to find all this working out extremely sexy, while Tamra finds it all very therapeutic. Tamra's actually thinking of opening a fitness studio, and she'll be able to move around the studio with ease since she'll be lighter in the boob department. I have to point out the greatest of Eddie's facial expressions and laser focus while Tamra was working out. As she discussed her recovery time he really enjoyed those final moments with her larger breasts. Thankfully she still has a hydraulic behind and he is especially limber, so everything should be fine.
Later Tamra does take a moment to help Heather work on her fitness (In her ridiculous house). Heather, despite her mud mask look, is amped for a mud run. I'm super jazzed to see how this all works out, since I can't think of anything less fun than running around in mud, but I think these gals can handle it.
And In Good News
I'm not going to say anything more about Briana than what a relief! I'm so happy she got a clean bill of health and I'm sure Vicki feels much the same. Congrats B!
Buy a Nose
Gretchen goes to visit Alexis, only to find her wearing a SARS mask. Alexis is a little less than thrilled with the time-table of Gretch's visit, which might be why she made her look at those mucus photos (ick!). Once the gals get past the phlegm discussion, Alexis mentions that she plans on talking to Tamra once she's fully recovered. It's a rough spot, with everyone feeling bristled about the new friendship dynamic, and we'll have to see what all works out.
And then all is revealed. After a very tender, touchy removal process, we finally see Lex's new nose. And she loves it! She's breathing massive amounts of air and ready to debut her new nose on the news.
Finally the day arrives for our 'Wives to take it to the dirt. Slade has drilled holes into his shoes, and Ryan has gotten an amazing bandana for the occasion.
But one pit later, Gretchen takes a tumble and thinks she's sprained her ankle. The gang carries on, while Slade and Gretchen meet with the medics to see if she's going to be too hobbled to perform with the Pussycat Dolls.
The gang is only two mudpits later when Eddie takes a tumble from some monkey bars and breaks his finger. Who would have thought that Heather would have made the one to make it out of the whole run unscathed?
It's good because it lead to him getting to hose down the ladies, which I'm sure Terry thought was worth the whole rigamaroo. The other boys spent their after run time trying to one up each other with clavicle fractures and Tour de France stories. Oh men!
The Finish Line
After all that running, we see Vicki sititng down for dinner with Brooks. After some light-hearted discussion about fish and Vicki-tinis, her divorce comes up. It's a reminder of the process that you go through during a divorce, and how it takes more than just signing a paper or packing up to end a relationship. It was super sweet to see Brooks giving Vicki loads of support, and saying he was the best for her (and of course begging for some PDA). He also taught me the joy of the phrase "what-the-f-ever," so yay Brooks!
Tamra, meanwhile, is off to sign the papers to finalize things with Simon. As happy as she is to get it over with -- she gets pretty emotional. I wonder if divorce lawyers go through loads of tissues (it was nice of them to have it handy). In the end, Tamra pushes past her doubts and signs the paper. Thankfully Vicki is just a phone call away to give her the support she needs.
Next week Alexis returns to the news and things get nutty at the bowling alley. Until then, let me know if you'd do a mud run. Leave your feelings on filthy workouts in the comments.