Cast Blog: #RHOC

Spitfire Questions: RHOC Goes to Mexico

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

Spitfire Questions: RHOC Goes to Mexico

Ep 10: Bravotv.com's Digital Producer ponders Tamra's lollipop and Gretchen and Heather's taste in swimusuits.

The natural habitat of an Orange County Housewife is Mexico. Sure they live in Orange County, but they thrive in Mexico. This is where the magic happens. This is where the penis pops and the donkeys and the drinks and all of the joy comes together. And so I spent the majority of the episode on the edge of my seat, waiting for the classic moments to come (and waiting for Gretchen to blurt out that she knew Vicki had a threesome). I wasn't disappointed. Let's recap!

The Friendship Whisperer
We open with Tamra making a very glamorous cracker and cheese spread for Lydia! Sadly she did not make room on the tray for a tiara -- or for crackers for Alexis -- yet. Lydia really wants Tamra and Alexis to have crackers together (or at least try to make up) for the good of the group. She just thinks it would be nice for all of the ladies to share their happy times together (preferably not resulting in people telling others to "get the f out"). So Lydia tries to "friendship whisper" them, and Tamra is ready for whispering. She is feeling empathetic after her speech and so why not.

(I know "why not"?!? Can you believe this is happening?)

And so Alexis is incredulous, but she decides that it's worth it to hear her out. And so after Lydia breaks the ice by impersonating the lady on top of a Rolls Royce, the gals all sit down for lunch. (Stranger things really haven't happened, Alexis.) And all the friendship whispering works. Tamra says she can feel the pain in Alexis' voice, and she wants to break the cycle. And as easily as that, the cycle is broken. Lydia's blind date worked! I'm not planning on these gals being BFFs, but I'll take not mortal enemies for a little bit. Hooray!

Gretchen and Heather Go Shopping
While Tamra plots her making amends time with Alexis, Gretchen and Heather are plotting her bachelorette party. The destination is a surprise (imagine Heather saying it because she says it perfectly). The ladies are going to finally let her know that it's a warm weather locale (Puerto Vallarta) by presenting her with a specially designed swimsuit -- if they can agree on the design.

Perhaps the nicest way to tell someone you don't like their style is to say, "I prefer a quieter look." I honestly can't fathom how these two thought they were going to end up on the same swimsuit page. I'm not even sure they are in the same swimsuit book. I think Heather is reading something like The Encyclopedia of Full Butt Coverage while Gretchen is flipping through A Girl's Guide to Tying Bikini Strings Perfectly. Yet, something works out, because there is a suit at the airport. 

Less excited than the sales clerk that tried to sort out that mess -- Vicki. She's nervous about her lack of friendship bracelet with the gals on this trip. Maybe Mexico will heal all wounds? Maybe there is enough time for Tamra to drink out of everyone's penis straws?

A Horse of a Different Color Affair 
Next we see Lauri and Gretchen having a little chat. Gretchen and Lauri know each other through Slade. . . oh right, Slade. No matter what your definition of "dating" was, Lauri and Slade have some past. Lauri has a slightly less sexual past with Vicki. I say slightly less because Lauri dropped the most insane bombshell ever. . .

Vicki in a threesome?!? Well, we'll see where this information goes. Will Gretchen drop the "bones" Lauri had left buried in Mexico? As if Mexico is won't be action packed enough without adding the dramatics of a potential threesome confrontation.

Rules in Mexico
Here are the rules in Mexico, according to Vicki.

Talk to every Mexican you can
Drink in the streets
Whoop it up both nights

Finally, the ladies head off, penis-paraphernalia packed and ready to go. Lydia is ready to become a woman. Heather is ready for her real Magic Mike. Tamra is prepared even if they bring her to the terrible snow. After Tamra is "sashed" the gang heads to Mexico! Pull out your penis lollipop and be the pillars of the community you are! Try your best to avoid donkeys.

Spitfire Round of Questions

Once the ladies are settled in, it's time to head to dinner. Tamra wants to save her real partying for tomorrow, which seems convenient because Heather takes them to a rather quiet restaurant (that seems to be the kind dig of the week, eh. Shade!). A quite restaurant without chips. So the gang tries to break the ice with some spitfire questions, yup spitfire. And no question is more spitfire than "what position doe she like." Oh Vicki, you're always there to help make things more lively.

That works for a little bit, until things get more awkward over fish skin and suspicious shrimp. And then Vicki starts pushing the "whoop it up" plan. And she manages to get her way, thanks to a properly timed trip to the bathroom.

Vicki is six or seven or eight drunk. Lydia is phone-less. Everyone is wearing light-up hairbows. Basically things are whooped-up. Sadly, Gretchen and Heather are still whooping it down in the limo waiting for someone to inform them where the party went. And with that Gretchen is ready to unleash her wrath of "furry" on Vicki.

We'll have to wait until next week to see how much "furry" is unleashed exactly (and how much of it is unleashed by Mexican strippers). Until then, who would you want to run your bachelorrette party: Vicki, Tamra, or Gretchen? Leave your choice (and reasoning) in the comments.

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Lizzie thinks Tamra's comments about her children were meant to deflect from her own problems.

Happy Labor Day!!! I am going to make this blog short and sweet. It’s a holiday and I am going to be spending the day with family in Newport wearing a Sun Kitten and a smile. I hope you all are having a great holiday weekend.

To be honest, the second half of the Reunion was hard to watch. I think it got too ugly. I am not going to insult any of your intelligence in explaining this episode. We all know that misery loves company, and "projection" is as easy to spot as a $2 dollar bill. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that everything miserable that comes out of Tamra's mouth is a direct reflection of what is going on in her life. In my opinion, children are off limits. It's quite apparent that Tamra does not fight fair and when all else fails she will throw your kids, marriage, and even your body under the bus in an attempt to hurt you. We filmed the reunion for over 10 hours and after listening to so much ugliness my heart just couldn't take it anymore.

I do not regret telling Shannon all the things that Tamra said about her. Everything I shared with Shannon was something that happened and was said on camera. I didn't take anything and create unnecessary drama. I would do it again in a heartbeat and I would think my friends would do the same for me. I simply did not know the truth about Tamra. Danielle told me all the things Tamra said about me. That is why after my birthday I was so hurt by her. It's hard for viewers to understand because these things weren't in the show. She could have called me and said she wasn't coming. I called her after sitting on the bus for over an hour. The next day she made fun of me to Danielle, in addition to asking plenty of questions looking for negative details regarding my party.

On that one-year free membership to Cut Fitness: Let's delve into this shall we? I was the one that contacted Tamra days after my party. She did not contact me to give me present. I had invited Tamra, Eddie, Danielle, Joe, Heather, and Terry to the Kentucky Derby and Tamra was the only person that had not sent in the RSVP. It was past the deadline and it was getting borderline rude at this point. Tamra, in fact, was making fun of the Kentucky Derby and the charity event that would be hosting us to Danielle. So, I reached out to Tamra regarding the Kentucky Derby and she texted me back saying, "I want to give you a free membership to CUT for your birthday." Tamra knows I am already a member to a sports club and that was the last I heard of this "free membership." I never received any kind of certificate or card for membership. I suppose she thought I would have the gall to show up and say, "I got a text message from Tamra for a free membership!" It's almost laughable. Needless to say, I don't go to her gym and she didn't attend the Kentucky Derby with me.

There is nothing else to say regarding the Shag, Marry, Kill game that I haven't already discussed in great length in any of my previous blogs. I said the word "marry" and that's that. Tamra even glared at me on the way out of the Valentine's Party and repeated it. "Marry you?" Tamra has said multiple times she couldn't even remember because she drank too much and there are even text messages where she says it too. Her story changes continually, like the words that come out both sides of her mouth.

During the Reunion, Tamra said many more hurtful things that you didn't see. She went on to talk about my son Preston and my marriage. We all remember the episode in the park where Preston hit me on the head with his elephant. He was asleep in the car and he had a mini temper tantrum. He was three -- it happens. I would assume most mothers have had it happen at some point. In addition, my husband and I got in a fight on my birthday. I feel awful about it, yet it made us closer. I just wanted what every woman wants -- to feel special because of her man. I am a big time believer in learning from your mistakes and that won't ever happen again. However none of those incidents had anything to do with Tamra. But on her quest to hurt everyone, she managed to drag in some irrelevant topics. I know it's all to deflect from what's going on in her life and to make someone else look bad. . .but it does hurt nonetheless. My babies and my marriage are my life so I guess her goal was to attack the things closest to my heart because she can't fight fair.

I hope you enjoyed this season and I hope you had a fabulous summer!!! The fall is my absolute favorite time of year, so I say bring on football and cooler weather.

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