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!