Tonight on the Real Housewives of Orange County, Lydia is having a salsa dance party and Heather really doesn’t want to go if Alexis is going (she is). Lydia has gotten the two to agree to sit down and talk things out. Meanwhile, Tamra and Vicki are talking about Heather. How things have changed in just a few episodes.
Heather and Alexis meet at a tea shop. I would think these two talking alone could do so without drama. I would be wrong. Heather is very defensive. Alexis says that Heather talks down to people. Heather says she always wants to talk about who has wronged her. They each agree to be civil in the future and then both openly doubt the other will follow through. So. um. Yay?
Gretchen has a scene with her mother. I can’t remember her being on before. Gretchen is telling her mom that she got the dirt on Vicki and she thought she would be dying to use it but she isn’t. She has her own life to worry about. Really? That is a 180 degree turn from last week. Gretchen’s mom is starting to come around to Gretchen and Slade getting married, with some residual reluctance.
Ryan is getting ready to deploy, ultimately to Afghanistan, and Brianna is sad. Vicki is worried. Ryan is serving in Afghanistan now. It is his fifth deployment.
On to the salsa party. By the way, Lydia (and her family) has more money than all the other OC housewives put together. Alexis is lying about Jim being stuck out of town. I think their marriage is a bit rocky, probably over her being back on the show. Terry calls Brooks and invites him to the salsa party. Lydia is not overly sold on Gretchen. Wow, Gretchen really is going to be ostracized this season. This episode is rather calm so far, so apologies for a rather boring blog. Lauri and George came to the party. Apparently, Tamra called Lydia and asked if she could invite Lauri and George. Lydia doesn’t like Slade. He made a comment that he was going to nickname her cheeseburger. Lydia called Slade a douche in her talking head. Lydia tries to make the point to Slade that people know they are being rude when they call someone fat, but seem to think it is fine to make fun of underweight people. Lydia and Slade’s argument continues. This becomes a legitimate fight when Lydia says that Slade’s rudeness about women’s looks has caused Vicki to get a nose surgery. Lydia was pretty feisty with Slade.
Brooks arrives at the salsa party to surprise Vicki. Gretchen bad mouths Vicki in her talking head. Tamra tries to be cordial. Vicki is very nervous. Lauri is gossiping with Tamra about Brooks seeing a stripper/porn star. Lauri is the Faye Resnick of Orange County.
During the learning to dance portion of the evening, Heather dumps Terry for Eddie. So rude. Can you imagine if he had said he would rather dance with another woman? Everyone dances with everyone which makes for some odd pairings like Vicki and Slade and Brooks and Tamra. They keep switching off like some sort of Latin square dance.
Gretchen blows a gasket because Tamra invited all the girls to go wedding dress shopping, including Alexis. Gretchen was already worked up about the Slade and Lydia disagreement so she came into the news already a bit heated. Gretchen says she is not going if Alexis is going. How childish.
Next week Lauri tell Vicki that Brooks is dating a hooker. Heather tells the group that Gretchen lied about being offered a role on some TV show.