The Real Housewives of Orange County: Preview of "And They're Off..."
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The Real Housewives of Orange County is back for yet another drama-filled episode that will shed light on what goes on behind the gated communities of Orange County. Season 4, which premiered on November 25, featured the return of three original housewives, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough and Lauri Waring Peterson and season 3 housewife Tamra Barney.  Moreover, this season saw the addition of new housewife Gretchen Rossi as well as Lynne Curtin, who joined the cast mid-season to replace Peterson, who decided to leave the show to focus on her family.

Previously on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Gretchen asked Jeff's children to come out from Michigan and rotate visits to their father's bedside.  Gretchen then took advantage of the kids' visit to spend a day in Hollywood and engage in the success of her friend Jo De la Rosa.  Feeling the financial pinch of being a college student, Kara applied for a summer job at a local boutique. Moreover, Lynne met the other housewives for the first time at Orange County's hip new restaurant but within minutes of arriving, she made a misstep that led to some very awkward exchanges the derailment of a budding friendship.

In tonight's episode called “And They're Off…” Gretchen receives a diamond-encrusted engagement ring in the mail and gets excited while her fiancé remains in the hospital.  At the same time, the women gather at a racetrack, where a cold snubbing creates hot drama, and Vicki's son gets caught throwing a pool party while his mother is away at a convention and is unexpectedly tattled on by one of the housewives.

Meanwhile, it looks like the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County will soon be experiencing yet another overhaul.  As reported previously, Vicki Gunvalson is apparently having second thoughts about remaining with the reality series if Bravo decides to continue the show beyond its currently-airing fourth season.

The Real Housewife of Orange County airs every Tuesday at 10pm ET/PT on Bravo.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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