The First 'Wives Club

Ep 16: Bravotv.com's Producer tries to feel the love as Gretchen preps to propose to Slade.

on Jul 22, 20130

Are you ready to spend your life with this recap (or at least the amount of your life it takes to read it with this recap?). I hope so, because this episode is all about monumental life changes, and also drawing pictures of stick figures responsible for crimes. Let's get into it.

Snowed Out
We open with Gretchen giving Slade a ring post-ski. She's feeling a little snowbummed that Tamra and she couldn't work out their Malibu County issues -- and she's not into Heather's text ettiquette about the role. Gretchen's tired of being the bigger person and she's ready to let the truth that's on her side free. You speak your truth girl -- I feel sure that Heather will speak hers.

Next we see Heather and Terry checking out a lot in Newport Beach. First of all -- that's a lot of lot. Did it not look like the most sprawling cul de sac you've ever seen. Second of all (and speaking of cul de sacs), "I love a cul de sac street" might be my new favorite saying of all time. Seriously, it's true. Who doesn't love a cul de sac? It's a shame that Heather is the only one among us to really vocalize it and make me understand the true abiding affection I have for neighborhood circles. And so how can the Dubrow brood turn down a cool $16.5 million to move to a utopia like that? Plus, Collette is going to need the space (have you seen that child -- lots of energy!). And Terry says now he's going to be around more now. Though it might be hard to find him in 17,000 square feet.

266 comments
KillerDana92629
KillerDana92629

Gretchen, I don't know how you can continue to tolerate the bizarre hatefulness of these women. You're the only one of them that seems authentic. I've liked Slade since you guys got together; you were so sweet with each other, and the chemistry is undeniable. I hope you won't pay these chicks the time of day; make your life like your engagement party. Surround yourself with those who truly love and support you and let everything else fall away.  Best wishes to you both; make it a wonderful life!

bk1961
bk1961

 @gretchenrossi - I just wanted to know since slade is out of work again, do you still want to marry him? I am trying to figure out why it was ok for Slade to slam @Vicki gunon the radio about her looks? I hope you are not confused on this Vicki has said anything in Public in the last three years about Slade. Maybe that is why he doesn't have a job. He is the furthest from a Christian. Engagement was beautiful, but I have to agree it was for show.

Nerdina
Nerdina

GRETCHEN ,Please get your own show!  I can't watch these jealous women making fools of themselves any more!  Vicki and Tamara's behavior just makes me feel sad and annoyed not how I want to feel watching a Bravo show!

k9conceptsllc
k9conceptsllc

Gretchen, I think what you did for Slade was Beautiful!  The song made me cry! And I want to say something else to you, I think you are one of the honest women on this damn show and I am SICK AND TIRED OF THEM BRINGING UP WHETHER OR NOT YOU CHEATED ON JEFF.  I BELIEVE YOU!

clw2548
clw2548

Just own up to your mistakes and move on!

Bellabooboo
Bellabooboo

Vicki and Tamara are so jealous of you they have to repeat the crap from the time you joined the cast .. They are the wicked catty sisters  .Let  see what other wick things they like to stir up at their cauldron !! ...Good Luck to you Slade !! 

karenhill71
karenhill71

the rocking chair moment with your love at the "end of the day".  best wishes

 

karenhill71
karenhill71

Hi Gretchen, I think you are so special, I know you will be happy and grow with love and have that rocking chair moment with you

0815
0815

Gretchen, I think you are a fantastic person.  Stay strong and ignore those around you that are obviously jealous of you.  Just remember what goes around comes around and the two "bullies" on your show will get theirs for sure!  I wish you and Slade the best.

cherie@2013
cherie@2013

Gretchen, several fans wish you had your own show!!!

Violet12
Violet12

Your song was beautiful and you sang it well.  I totally believe you that you did not have an affair.  Lets face it - Tamara and Vicki are mean girls - rotten actually - and they are so jealous of you it is so obvious.  Stay strong and remember, you could go so much farther than them - they need to leave the show in my opinion.  Alexis is an idiot - sorry you do not need any of these people.  Stay strong and be happy

Tlr
Tlr

Girl, hang in there! Team Gretchen & Slade!!

penny.powell.3388
penny.powell.3388

First, you song was beautiful because it came from your heart. You are not a professional singer, but you did really well. Second, you are better off with Tamara and Vicki at an arms length. They stopped bullying Alexis , and now bully you. You are by far the most attractive girl on orange wives.. I believe that is why Tamara wigged out and dumped you. Maybe she's already worried about Eddies eyes wandering. Stay cool marry Slade , have some chubby babies. XO

Nerdina
Nerdina

Gretchen The only reason I watch the show is for you, your everything the other women are not!  Please get your own show! 

SugarPie56
SugarPie56

Gretchen , used to love your sweetness, sense of humor and character when you were first on the show. I don't think Slade or Tamra make you your best self. If you doubt me, just watch your vulgar hand gestures from the dinner at Tamra's gym. Unbelievably tacky, gross and just plain stupid. Get back to your REAL self before you destroy yourself.

Teenaweena
Teenaweena

Doesnt Gretchens ring look just like jo's ?

jenna167
jenna167

Slade is a slime ball! Gretchen you have become so rediculous and immature. And its true Malibu Barbie fits you...

SAC
SAC

Although all of efforts you put into your proposal was sweet....It came off as desperate.  You absolutely have the money in the duo..why  waste it on Slade?

JstPlainNutz
JstPlainNutz

Gretchen; How is Vicky handing out a bottle of her vodka any different from you handing out bags of your crap in Mexico?

fglare
fglare

hey, nice move stealing the whole idea from Melissa Gorga. the only difference is that she can sing. 

franco
franco

Why is Slade a factor on this show? He is just a slime ball... I did have to laugh when Lydia was trying to defend and explain Vicky's surgery and ended up insulting her further. Slade is a Jerk but Vicky looks dreadful!  Grethen I have seen your future in the face of Vicky.

Sjomohr
Sjomohr

Didn't anyone ever tell you that you can't sing? Well, then let me be the first. 

shame_on_you
shame_on_you

Looks like the mean girls have gotten off their Alexis target and back on to you.  Don't you wish you had been a better friend to Alexis during that time they all ganged up on her?  She was looking to you to for any kind of support and gave her none.  I understand that you were able to see the validity in the points the bullies were making in Costa Rica, but you could have told Alexis those things in private as oppose to jumping on the bully band wagon.  Now Tamra's rage has come full circle and has her sights on you.  Good luck dealing with Tamra, Vicki and Heather - it's going to be a long and rough road dealing with this crazy b!tches all by your lonesome.

marcella.m.smith
marcella.m.smith

Gretchen  I love your song and I think you have a beautiful voice,,,,,best wishes to you and Slade

notsosunnyinhousewiveslives
notsosunnyinhousewiveslives

Last night Tamra admitted to Gretchen during their sit down at Vicky's party that she did lie to Gretchen about making amends with Alexis because she didn't want drama.  So why is it okay for Tamra to lie to Gretchen but when Gretchen supposedly lied about the whole ridiculous "malibu" thing, it wasn't okay with Tamra?  Once again, Tamra has to have a victim and it looks like Gretchen is "it" again.  

wildcat1
wildcat1

Gretchen, stop taking up for Slade, he is a big BOY (not man) and he starts the fights, let him handle them himself!  I would have never thought a women like you would settel for a man that cant keep a job!  I'm sure your mother is sick about you proposing and your father thought you were smarter than that!

 

I use to like you but now you do nothing but talk about everyone and now it looks like you dont have any of the ladies as true friends.  Its time for you to move on and get off the show with your boy Slade!

petras
petras

the girls should stop telling Gretchen  about what they don't like about her, she  already made a fool out of her self asking  Slade idiot to marry her!!!!!

datagirl
datagirl

This season was surreal.  Watching ALL of the housewives gang up on Gretchen (and Slade) was appalling.  Truly.  They aren't my favorite people (none of them are any more), but NO ONE deserves the load they took on this season.  Sheesh!

franco
franco

Gretchen no more botox!  use note cards when in an argument! The only sense you made was "... we are all actresses that are not in high demand." Well put and accurate!

Cathy9
Cathy9

Gretchen, why is Slade still stuck on what Vicky said 3 years ago?  Is he doing what's right now?  Then drop it.  How in the hell can you let Slade put down women.  The ballerina comment, if it was really said was a back handed one at best.  I used to like you, but it seems you can't own up to anything you do or say and once in a while we have to tell our man, STOP.  Whether it's true or not.  Your beef with Heather, she's right, just own that she sat thru all of your bozo puzzycat thing and you and Slade came late to her show and were seen (on camera) texting and missing out on her performance.  Just admit it, if it's not about you it's not about nothing.  One more thing, you and most of the Women (not girls) need to quit with the BBF crap.  I have a group of friends and one might be tighter than the others, but who cares.  We get together to share our lives and support one another, no matter what we are doing.  Grow some balls and shut Slade's remarks, when he's saying it and you are not stopping him, it's just like you were saying them yourself.

rlghlvr
rlghlvr

Love you Gretchen - you are the only real one of the bunch and I hope you stay as sweet and untouched by all their garbage as you are now.  I used to like Tamra until she fell back into the claws of that shrew Vicki.  Vicki and Teresa of NJ belong together - both never want to take ownership of all the crap they spew, both always need to be right even if they are dead wrong, and both would never admit to any wrongdoing, and they both blame everyone else for all the garbage they do, and both of them constantly scream "look at me"!!!

Ann@NC
Ann@NC

Stand strong Gretchen. Slade needs to refrain from criticizing women, but you didn't deserve all the heat you got this season. Love you girl.

cindyanna
cindyanna

I understand how Slade feels about what was said about him but it was awhile ago. If he feels they are wrong then he needs to tell them what he is doing for his child. Cutting down the way a woman looks is below the belt and quite frankly makes him looks like an idiot. Most men that call a women names or cut down the way a women looks do so because they are not intelligent enough to come up with anything else. I think you did apologize to Gretchen. When someone's apologizes then it should be accepted not scrutinized. Heather was wrong about that. Vickie's son-in-law came off like a jerk. Maybe him and Slade should hang out. Just kidding. Like you all.

bk1961
bk1961

 @Nerdina

 What do you like about her? Her fake laugh? No tears when she cries? When she heard Laurie made up story she couldn't wait to tell the world and guess what Laurie was a liar liar liar!

lweisena
lweisena

Viclki and tamera are not to be trusted... respect can not be demaded based on accomplishents, it must be earned and Tamera, well she just appears to hang with Vickie because she thinks she knows rather than learn or experience for herself.  Rumors are not truth, they are rumors or assumptions. 

Monroebaby
Monroebaby

@SugarPie56 I agree that that was a real low point for Gretchen. Although I generally think she's very sweet, she went to the dark side at the tacky gym dinner. All Gretchen needs to do is to be herself, preferably without the tamra demon on her shoulder chirping at her.

Bchhippie
Bchhippie

 @franco Hi franco....Would you PLEASE Now explain what in the hell happened to yours....Gotta believe there was some pain involved....YIKES!!!

Monroebaby
Monroebaby

@marcella.m.smith Agree. Not a perfect voice, but it was heartfelt and lovely.

marcella.m.smith
marcella.m.smith

 @petras  she didn't make a fool of herself....she is so amazing and  sweet. girl.she deserves all the happiness in the world

Yali
Yali

 @datagirl I didnt like that all the women jumped on them either, but at the same time I couldnt help but feel Gretchen brought it on herself. Mow she knows what Alexis felt.

shame_on_you
shame_on_you

 @datagirl Yeah but Tamra and her gang on idiots have moved on from picking on Alexis and back to Gretechen. 

Bchhippie
Bchhippie

 @franco Ahhhhhhhh franco......A bit heavy handed with the powder and blood red lips!!!!!!!!!! My God....What did you eat????????

marcella.m.smith
marcella.m.smith

 @Ann@NC anything Slade says about Vicki she deserves 10 times over..she thinks he should just move on.....well she can't go around being mean to people and expect them not to give it back

Monroebaby
Monroebaby

@Bchhippie @franco He eats eyeballs! ;)

Monroebaby
Monroebaby

@marcella.m.smith @Ann@NC And Vicks still spews her garbage about Gretchen cheating on her dying fiancé. Vicks is vile.

Monroebaby
Monroebaby

@petras @marcella.m.smith Haha. You're funny!