Ooops. I lost track of time while babysitting another thread. So this isn’t going to be a full recap. Or even much of a recap at all. Let’s call it a “random thoughts” post tonight. I find myself saying that a lot about The Real Housewives of Orange County. It’s not that I don’t like the show, there just usually isn’t a whole lot to comment on. We begin, or at least I’m beginning at the Wine for Wives Infomercial. Immediately upon arrival it seems the evil hand of Tamra is already stirring the pot. Everyone is staying in the same building except for Vicki who has been ostracized. Vicki already feels out of place being the only single lady there and now she is not even in the same building with the wives. She gets a little teary-eyed and the evil blonds immediately start to mock her.Tamra does the Adrienne Maloof “Someone is crying!” routine. They must teach them that in Bravo villain school. Terry and Lydia each offer to take Vicki into their room (I am sure Heather will have a fit about that) which I am sure only made Vicki feel worse. Poor Vick. She is not a very emotionally independent person.
It’s time for dinner. What could possibly go wrong getting all of them (sans Alexis) together. So since Alexis is not there, everyone immediately starts talking about her. That goes nowhere so Tamra starts trouble between Heather and Terry by asking her if she gets to kiss anyone on her Hot in Cleveland guest spot. She says no but Tamra goes on asking if she kisses with tongue and begins to cause a commotion. Terry deflects with humor and the Bravo sound guy mashes the button that gives us the soundbite of Heather bitching about Terry’s jokes. I think that button will be broken by the end of this season. Tamra then moves on to Vicki asking what is going on with her Vodka. Tamra is pissed because Vicki didn’t ask her permission and she isn’t including Wines by Wives in the marketing for her Vodka.
The editing is awful and after the commercial we are at an outdoor table having Bloody Marys. I wish I had one! Apparently, Eddie and Slade are on a six hour bike ride through wine country. Poor Terry is so jealous. Heather tries to tell Tamra she should make Eddie ride less. Terry asks permission to speak and Heather makes a smartass comment. Heather and Terry are talking about their argument. Terry says he got angry and used the D word ! Terry, I like you but you really don’t need to tell the other housewives a lunch that you are threatening to divorce your wife. Now everyone is in on the conversation. Vicki who is probably the closest housewife to Terry, friends wise, says that even in a joking manner, that is a dangerous conversation. Heather is sort of crying. It’s awkward. Now she is mad at Terry and the boys are back. Tamra is pissed that Eddie actually wants to eat before showering and doing the wine tasting.
Ther wine is flowing and no one is using a bucket. Slade and Gretchen and Eddie are at the wine bar and there isn’t much room so Vicki is trying on coats. I have never seen Vicki need to be dragged TO a bottle of wine before. But after some coaxing, she tastes one glass and announces she has dinner plans in LA and needs to leave. Apparently, she rode with Lydia and her husband so they are all leaving. It seems that the whole purpose of the trip was to choose a wine and Vicki is just leaving! I don’t understand why she even came. Neither does Tamra. Tamra eventually calls Vicki a bitch. Lydia seems to think it was the other way around. I think Heather and Terry apparently rode with Vicki too, sorry I am not sure I missed the beginning. At any rate they are having a private conversation on the patio. Terry feels bad for bringing up their issues to the group. Terry apologizes. Several times.
Next we find ourselves at Vicki’s office on some other day. Vicki tells Brianna the wine story. In her version, she feels that Tamra just ignored her and didn’t want her input. And then Tamra called her a bitch.
We get a sunset and a moonrise and then it’s Eddie and Tamra talking about the flooring at the fitness studio. They are not going to open time. Eddie hates Vicki and his talks with Tamra about her serve mostly to make the problems worse. Tamra says that she was raised not to express her feelings. She also talks about Eddie not talking about his past. She is going to marry a man who has never shared his past with her? Tamra is now saying she wants to be a nicer person and she feels bad when she is mean to people. I get the feeling that this scene is one that is filmed after the season to explain how Vicki and Tamra came to make up…
And that’s it!