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?
Confusing as to what Tamra wants to break the cycle about.....does she admit to bullying? It did not seem like she was going to own that...Alexis looked like she was disappointed that Tamra was trying to make amends for something...because her story is relevant if the mean behavior continues...how can she be a victim if Tamra is being nice...she started crying because she didn't want to turn loose of the victim role.....this meeting explains why Tamra did not blog for a few weeks...after the Cut Fitness drama...what could she possibly say? She knew this last episode shows her wanting to extend an olive branch...Tamra is clearly wanting another chance for viewer appeal....just when it looked predictable, new twist...now Vicki and Tamra are wanting an alliance...and Tamra will go as far as apologizing to Alexis....do they want Gretchen off the show?? Is that why Lauri came back? To be Gretchens friend to keep her on longer? So many questions....
Laurie was not drama at all when she was first on in fact she was super nice and happy.. a good person.. so anyone who says she was drama they must have been on drugs cause that is not what happened..
I don't care for Vicki at all, but that does not excuse Laurie's remarks about her. It was mean-spirited and she knew her comments could easily have a national audience. It is clear to anyone who watches the show from Vicki's own behavior that Vicki is a hypocrite of the first order.
If Slade can't tape as much this season due to his son, please don't let Gretchen's story line be attack Vicki. It's not going to work. You can see now that bringing Lauri back to gossip with Tamra and Gretchen about Vicki fell flat.
It seemed to be a very contrived episode for sure. Bad Gossip, Fake apologies and the what else is new... hurt feelings! Yikes!! Nothing new and truly sad. Bravo and these---dare I say, "ladies" need to come up with a new game plan. Also, What happened to Gretchen's "Birthday Gift" Rolls Royce?? In this episode she was driving a blue Mercedes. Did she decide she couldn't afford the "couple of hundred dollars " more a month on her "birthday gift" lease? What a joke, Bravo really thinks the audience are idiots.
Can I just say I actually felt my IQ dropping as I watched this episode. The conversation between Gretchen and Lauri repulsed me! I don't love Vicki but that was disgusting. I love to watch all of the housewives shows to see what they are wearing, check out their hairstyles but I have to say it's really becoming so scripted and predictable I'm really thinking of not watching anymore!!!!!!!!!
Excuse me but the Cycle isn't broken, if Tamra is telling Alexis not to say anything about the meeting they had?! When has she ever been concerned about how others think of her? Isn't she the first one who talks about how "honest" she is? I don't understand why people are applauding Tamra for meeting with Alexis, when she is also telling her not to mention their meeting.
Heather just doesn't seem to fit with the other ( dare I say LADIES). As much as I think most of the ladies are trashy, I don't think I could bring myself to hang with Heather. I don't know if I've ever seen her enjoy herself. Well unless it's berating her husband, teaching other's in a manner's course, or just plain being perfect! I for one would like to see her hit the champs a little harder, and maybe loosen up.
Tamra and Lydia said they were texting them to tell them where they were going and Tamra said she was going to text every one of them so each would get the text. Just Vickie keep screaming and whooping over them.
What Vicky, Tamra and Lydia did to Gretchen and Heather was really unforgivable and cringe worthy to watch. These are middle aged wealthy looking women in a group in a foreign country. You don't leave each other. Periode. I know Heather and Alexis have to maintain relationships with these women for their job, but that would be the deal breaker for me. I expect it from Vicky, because she is the most self centered person on the show, but Tamra and Lydia?? Come on.
@lauripeterson Booooo!!!! Boooo!!!! to you! Even if all those things you said about Vicki were true, you just made yourself like bad. That was totally classless.
Forgive me, but I am going to vent! How contrived and scripted this show has become. Does Bravo really think viewers are stupid?! Lauri comes on the show to reveal in a very public forum to millions of viewers some dirt about Vicki who Lauri is mad at for revealing "something" about George's family to a few people in private. Vicki is not my favorite but that is hitting below the belt. And what's with Gretchen talking to Lauri? We all remember when Lauri revealed that she did have a relationship with Slade or as Gretchen said they "banged". I could go on but I am only making myself more disgusted.
Bravo, you are destroying the housewives series. We all have enough drama in our lives that we don't need to see this over-the-top fighting, bickereing and vile behavior. You ruinied New Jersey by having the same story line and 4 against 1 mentality for 2 straight seasons and this one hasn't started any better. It's just not fun to watch anymore. Sad.......
Can I just point out once again....that Tamra is one of the only ones on this show that ever apologizes and admit her weaknesses? Ok, maybe she apologizes because she had a lot of apologizing to do, but no one on this show is perfect and I don't remember anyone else apologizing or admitting to wrongdoing except for Tamra. So many people disklike Tamra, but this is why she is one of my favorites!!!
Congratulations to Tamara - she has lost her Most Vile Housewife crown to Laurie.
I'm about ready to bag this show.
Loved your recap of tonights episode - great laughs and agreed with your comments and sarcasm!!! (your truth) ..All in All it was a good nite. We witnessed peacemaking; and we were given a chance to see more of each person's serious and humoruos sides.(and confirm that one person definitely does not have aan ounce of a humoruos side) .And we witnessed a whole lot of very personal infromation dealt out by Laurie...I can't wait for that to hit the fan and after it 's been shred to pieces - I'm sure she will get a good kick (and not by her horse) Laurie you better hit the road- that was calculating and SO LOW...
UMMMM ...I can't decide who should run the batchlorette party...If it were being held in Mexico; probably Vickie. She seems to know her way around Puerto Vallarte!!
Seriously, I would not be close friends with any of them, therefore, them hosting my party would not be an option LOL Finally some non boring action coming next week!!!! Rock it Gretchen !!! LMAOOOOOOOO
Heather is such a stick in the mud. This is a time for fun, not a sit down dinner at a fancy I . I'm surprised her chair was normal.
Gretchen is fun but definitely Vicki would be the perfect planner for an event like this. I would call Heather to plan my funeral, not my bachelorette party!!!
Vicki is a pitiful hot mess! She is so jealous of Gretchen and so controlling that she thinks about nothing else but taking over the vacation plans that Gretchen and Heather planned and paid for!
Her life is what she has made it, sad and friendless. She is a hypocrit in everything she does. She is my least liked housewife not just from Orange County, but, all the housewives from the other shows.
@penneyone Allowing Lauri to say these things on national tv was way too low for even Bravo. This should have been edited OUT. Lauri has to GO.
@Dimondgirl I think that Tamara doesn't want anyone putting in their two cents while she and Alexis are trying to mend their relationship. She knows how these women are and I'm sure Vicki and Gretchen would be having their say to one or the other. I think it is a wise move, not a sneaky one.
@macnmac Heather said she never received any texts from any of them.
@ESinAZ I love the viewer blogs more than the show. Sooo funny and entertaining -- I'm LMAO the entire time!
I do not understand that whole thing with Lauri. She's married to a gorgeous, rich guy, kids doing well, but she has to suddenly make someone else's life miserable? Vickie gave her a job and mentored her when she needed it.
Now, Vickie is not my favorite, actually, she's in the bottom 2, but that is just wierd! And how contrived is itto tell Gretchen, knowing that she can't keep it to herself for more than 30 seconds?
@iluvcandy SHE NEVER APOLOGIZED.
I did not hear Tamra apologize last night. I did hear her say she didn't want the others to know they came to this truce just yet. Why is that if she was sincere?
Please, whatever, Tamara should apologize, look how she has treated this poor girl. The thing is, if the treatment was warranted maybe viewers would understand. But, Alexis did nothing to Tamara other than be prettier, classer and richer than she is.
@iluvcandy Excuse me.. But I heard Alexis apologize to Tamra last night. I did not hear Tamra Say Im sorry for anything! She made excuses for her behavior!
@iluvcandy Are you saying she is like Terry?
I second that! I hope anyone friends with Lauri shuts that woman out because clearly no one should ever trust, whether the information was true or not!
Actually they are in a dead heat for the crown. I think Tamra still has the edge.
@wellmary I think they will have no problem sharing it.
I am too, Mary. They must have paid Lauri an awful lot of money to make such vile comments when she knows how many people watch this show. Yes, Tamra has to give up her crown.
@Chicago1972 lol - there you go - maybe Heather could give Phaedra a run for her money in the funeral business.
@Pete333 she is a mess, indeed. i cannot in my wildest imaginations see how Vicki is/was a successful businesswoman. she doesnt appear to be able to think her way out of a paper bag ( which one would think was put over her head if what laurie said was true ) . < sorry, just calling them as i see them. :: shudders::::
I think it is Tamra just continuing to do what she always does. She made up with Gretchen on the sly too - then waited for the season to start to drop that little bombshell on Vicki. Not only did they make up but they were suddenly 'besties' and Vicki was barely a friend. He whole point was to make Vicki jealous. Now, she is continuing that same ploy. If for no other reason then to suddenly spring it on the group in a way that will cause drama and leave Gretchen and Heather unsure of what this means for them.
@ESinAZ @Christiann52 Correct me if I am wrong but I believe this storyline came direct from last seasons reunion show. Tamra accused Vicki of a hook up when they were in Costa Rica. I 100% believe Laurie was brought back too cause problems with Vicki. That or Gretchen just cant seem to get past her past with Vicki and set this up. Gretchen was one of my favorites, she was the underdog and we all cheered for her to stand up for herself and make good. Now she is the worst. I think what was said about Vicki is disgusting. I have to agree with most here where I am just about done with OC.
@Yali @iluvcandy Wrong-- Tamra told Alexis how bad she felt about her behavior when she heard her talking in the car and realized the pain she caused Alexis and she went on about how she did not want to cause her that pain and felt terrible about it. Tamra explained her remorse over that night to Alexis and we did not see or hear what else was said cause all we saw was Tamra hugging Alexis and the camera cuts the scene.
@cheeksbean @wellmary Absolutely! I wonder if these ladies realize that Bravo is using them for ratings/money! It is terrible!
@ESinAZ @Christiann52 I agree, I thought last season when Tamra brought it up that in the reunion that they would never recover. It's one thing to talk about someone's personality flaws, or about the fact that you don't like how they act. But this is hitting below the belt. Vicki has an insurance company that she runs, I can tell you from personal experience in the insurance industry you are only as good as your reputation allows you to be. I would crawl under a rock if that was said about me on a national forum.
@macnmac @Yali @iluvcandy What Tamra said more or less in a nutshell is that when she saw Alexis hurting it reminded her of when she was hurting and no one should be hurting like that. She did not take ownership or apologize for being the cause of Alexis hurting. She said she didn't care whose fault it was.
@macnmac @Yali @iluvcandy I feel Tamra did apologize in her own way. However, for all we know, Bravo edited out her actual words of' "I'm sorry," to keep stirring the pot! I do believe everyone deserves another chance if they sincerely mean it! I really think Tamra does.