After relieving some of the drama surrounding Simon and Tamra Barney's marriage and Alexis Bellino's self-righteousness, we now move on to the second part of The Real Housewives of Orange County
's fifth season reunion special. Like the first part, nothing much happened tonight except for the multiple Slade bashing, which is always fun to watch even though it's not as explosive compared to what previous seasons had offered. But we'll get to that later.
First let's talk about the fillers. We see a bunch of clips from the dinner party and get an update on Jeana Keough, who left The Real Housewives of Orange County
earlier this season to focus on work and her family. Nothing much has changed for Jeana since she's still not divorced while her husband Matt is still living in and out of her house and Vicki isn't spending time with her anymore. See, nothing's changed since she left. But Jeana does give her two cents about the whole Tamra-Simon split and believes that the couple should stay together and work out their differences. Tamra's not happy about it, though. Season 5 Reunion Roundup, Part 1
Vicki Gunvalson reminds us that she's the hardest working housewife on The Real Housewives of Orange County
and then rubs it in some more in everyone's faces. This doesn't sit well with the other ladies, even though it's true.
Then the husbands take center stage but, not surprisingly, without Simon Barney. Jim Bellino is put on the hot seat for being a controlling husband which is every girl's worst nightmare while Don Gunvalson talks about his much-improved marriage with Vicki. 10 Most Unforgettable Moments of Season 5
Slade Smiley, on the other hand, still doesn't have a clue why everyone's on his case. It's pretty clear that no one likes him on this show and it's not really hard to figure out why. He's been called the serial dating housewife, jumping from Jo De LaRosa to Laurie Peterson to Gretchen Rossi, whom he hooked up with five months after her fiance Jeff passed away. Oh and he's even denied influencing Gretchen into music, hooking up with Lauri and going on the show intentionally (because Gretchen only asked him to do so).
But love is truly blinding and Gretchen couldn't see how much of an opportunist Slade is, at least that's what all the housewives on the show think. In fact, all the Slade trash talk has made Gretchen even more protective of him.
All the Slade discussions eventually result in a Vicki-Slade face-off and though I'm not really a fan of Vicki, I'm with her on this one. In a nutshell, Simon thinks Vicki is an attention whore while Vicki retorts back by saying he should just star on his own house husband reality series. Then Vicki dishes more dirt about Slade, basically saying he's a freeloader who tells the paparazzi where he and Gretchen are so they can be followed. The squabble goes nowhere especially when Jim and Alexis try to get involved but it eventually dries out as Vicki stands up to say it's all over.
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