'The Real Housewives of Orange County' Reunion Part 2: Blonde Bombshells
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Oooh, the hands and the necks are getting more active and snappy on the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion! The first order of business for Part 2 is to examine the crumbling friendship of Gretchen and Alexis. Things fell apart at the Bunco party, evidently, when Alexis went nuts about her nose job. The Fox 5 thing is kind of funky, and I'm not sure who to believe on this. For Gretchen to say that she was offered that job was bitchy, but I'm also not sure we can believe what Alexis says.
Then Gretchen busted out a PRINTED OUT email from Fox 5, and Alexis brought out her email and it wasn't as crystal clear as she thought. The Vicki-Alexis couch lost that battle.
Next, the focus shifted to Heather, who is fancy. She doesn't get into battles she knows she will lose.
Brooks is next on the hot seat. He shows up to sit next to Vicki on the couch, and defend her craziness. The viewers attack Brooks for being fake or an opportunist. Brooks claims he "took the opportunity" to ask Vicki out on a date when she filed for divorce. AGHHHH WHAT. Who is this person?
"You are a MAN, NOT A WOMAN. ACT LIKE ONE," Tamra asserts to Brooks. Heather tries to explain that things escalated a bit farther than they should have at her party, perhaps, and Vicki and Brooks have obviously compared notes and decided they weren't in the wrong. Brooks struck out at Tamra, "getting relationship advice from you is like getting financial advice from someone who's bankrupt, which I've never been." Harsh.
Gretchen and Slade get a clip package next. It's so hard to be in love with somebody who wants to be a stand-up comedian. They discussed Slade while he was not there, and Heather noted that Slade doesn't have the luxury of finding himself right now. And he could find himself out of debt, maybe, if he had the time to focus on that. Vicki listened carefully for key words, and noted that perhaps Slade is the opportunist. I don't know, not if he's not getting paid. The Brooks thing keeps coming up.
And so it shall again! Brianna is here now! She's pregnant! She and Ryan live with Vicki, who is also housing Donn. So, Vicki, yet again, are you a hypocrite? No, of course not. We take a look back at Brianna's relationship with Vicki, which has been pretty messed up over the years! Apparently Brianna still hates Brooks, and finds him overbearing. She is not shy about telling Vicki that, either. Tamra shouldn't have stepped in, though.
Brooks outed Brianna's pregnancy? That is so messed up! God, Vicki makes everything so awkward, and Brooks is just making everything worse. Vicki doesn't think there's a wedge between her and her daughter, but Brianna does. If Brianna thinks there is, doesn't that mean there is? Whatever.
JUST OWN IT A LITTLE BIT, VICKI. This is exasperating.
Ooh, and then Tamra brought up what happened in Cabo. Apparently Vicki called Tamra and said she woke up naked next to a strange man in Cabo? What?? She denies it, and Tamra has her swear on Brianna's life that it's not true. Some evil stuff. Vicki, you are a hypocrite.
Alexis has no idea what is going on right now, by the way.
At the end of the reunion, Heather is rational, Alexis is glad it's over, Gretchen is hopeful for the future, Tamra realizes she might have lost a friend, and Vicki is confused and still defensive. Good riddance.
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