The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Couples Counseling

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Last week on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Alexis threw the most obnoxious birthday party in history, Slade looked at rings, Tamra told Eddie to put his money where Simon's tattoo was, and Briana called Vicki out on Brooks' shadiness and her emotional affair on Donn.

This week, Slade and Gretchen go to couple's counseling and Brooks supports Vicki. Let's break it all down in THG's official +/- recap!

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Vicki says Briana was disrespectful during their fight. Brooks shows up to her office to bring her coffee and says that she knows she's not a perfect person but she thinks she's a perfect mom. Um, I'm thinking you can't be an imperfect person and a perfect mom since moms are people too, Vicki. Minus 10.

Vicki's crying into her coffeecake over the fight with Briana and how disrespectful and rude Briana was. Brooks says Briana was honest as she sees things and what parent wouldn't want a child who can be honest? Then Vicki says Briana called him an opportunist. He ends up saying he doesn't take any of this personally.

Heather meets her friend Dina for lunch to talk about acting and Harrison Ford and life choices and Heather's name. She's thinking of changing from her professional name, Heather Paige Kent, to her personal name, Heather Dubrow, permanently. She says one of the reasons she didn't take Terry's name is because no one knows how to pronounce it. But, she's moving forward with the change. After something like 10 years of marriage. Plus 10.

Slade and Gretchen are chilling around the house with the dogs and Gretchen says she wants the two of them to go to couple's counseling to talk about his debt issues and their future. She wants babies because her clock is ticking. Slade agrees to therapy. I know Tamra may not like the guy, but I do. Plus 5.

Alexis is going to a photo shoot for Alexis Couture. Alexis is going to be the model of her line and is excited that this is her first spread in a magazine. Except Alexis needs to get home to Jim and the kids. She rushes the photographers and is kind of a pain in the assets. Minus 15.

She may be slightly delusional about how blown up her dress line will be in the next year, but she's slightly delusional about everything.

Heather goes to the DMV to change her name and get a new license and cracks jokes with the employees. They don't laugh. I think they're paid not to laugh, really. And her jokes were kind of bad.

Tamra and Eddie are headed to a meeting with other people who've opened a fitness studio so she can understand what she's getting herself into. She's inspired to do this in part by her dad who opened a car repair shop to support his family after being fired from his job. Plus 5.

They meet with a gym owner who's doing what she wants to do and asking all the right questions. Then she finds out that her dream is doable with her budget. Plus 10 for good karma.

Vicki's at the office again and she's planning a girl's trip. The first person she calls is Alexis, which is weird. Vicki wants to go to Costa Rica and Alexis thinks Costa Rica is in Mexico. HAHAHAHAH. Plus 5 for the laughs.

Minus 5 to Gretchen's voicemail directing people to call Slade to get in touch with her.

All the girls are in. Tamra says Heather will bring the most luggage but Alexis will bring the most baggage.

Heather goes to visit Terry at work. She leads with "I have a surprise for you." He asks "Is it expensive?" She shows him the paper where she's changed her name and he tears up. Plus 30 because I love these two so much! They're tied for best couple with Kroy and Kim over in Atlanta.

Terry says he was so emotional because it didn't seem real that she didn't have his name. "15 years and four kids and it didn't seem real?" Heather replies. I love her.

Tamra and Eddie meet with a group of fitness instructors as potential teachers and trainers at their new studio. They want original classes. Eddie's pretty intrigued by the contortionist who puts both of her legs behind her head. Can I take points away from him for being male?

Slade and Gretchen are stuck in traffic on their way to their counseling appointment. With the way they're going on in the car, it's a good thing they're going to therapy. Gretchen says she's helped him a time or two and could definitely make all the financial problems he has go away, but she can't because that would be enabling him and it wouldn't help him. Plus 10, Gretchen, for not taking the easy way out.

Gretchen says Slade has been telling her for three years that things would be worked out and she's not seeing them get worked out. He says he's been taken away from handling his own business because he takes care of so much of her stuff. Then the therapist steps in and asks if there's something Slade can do make Gretchen more confident.

Slade admits that he could be doing a better job at cleaning up his past so that he can move forward, but Gretchen's his distraction. The therapist tells Slade to make an appointment with himself, so he does. From 10:00 to 2:00 every day, he's working on stuff.

Gretchen doesn't trust him. Minus 15.

Alexis has invited Tamra to lunch to clear the air before Costa Rica. Alexis thinks their friendship went off course and she wants to get them back on track. Tamra says they're just two different people right now.

Alexis brings up Bunco night and says Tamra was rude that night. Tamra says Alexis was out of line. Talk turns to Alexis' various surgeries and how she has to justify them and Alexis says she never lies about the work she has done.

Tamra says Alexis needs to be more secure with who she is and says the bottom line is that the two of them have nothing in common. Then Alexis says she's looking for Tamra to be authentic with her. Uh, Alexis, she IS being authentic with you.

Tamra tells Alexis that Alexis is the most shallow person she's ever met and that she's so phony Terry can see it. Minus 20 to Tamra for bringing Terry into this.

Alexis is clearly flustered and leaves lunch in a huff.

EPISODE TOTAL: -10! SEASON TOTAL: -160!

Next week, the ladies head to Costa Rica (which is NOT in Mexico) and pile on the Alexis-is-fake bandwagon.

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Tamra is a joke... she is so insecure she has to beat up on Alexis like a little school girl bully! Alexis is no dumber than the rest of those morons. I cant believe my ears that they all tell Alexis how materialistic she is... HAHAHA! Each of them try to outdo the other' so tell me who is more materialistic? They all suck ... the one with the most sense and heart is BRIANA! Heather is the most 2faced and Tamra is the skankiest with her gay boyfriend. Good Goin's Simon.. u did yourself a favor by getting rid of that ho!

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Most of these housewives sound dumber than dirt and uneducated. Ever listen to Theresa Guidice? That's the dumbest broad of all.
I found the Costa Rica is in Mexico remark rather odd too. I actually had to ask someone if I was right or wrong on that one. Alexis is fine...she is a pretty woman with a gorgeous body. I'd like to see Heather hit the road an not come back next season, and she can take Gretchen and Vicky (I think she has mental issues) with her. I thinks Brooks is using her big time for her $$$$$....and her daughter as stupid as she is has figured that one out.

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TAMRA>>>>go give your ugly ass hair back to guns n roses...your 10 times worse than Alexis...you are absolutle the most unattractive person I have ever seen

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I don't understand why ppl don't like Alexis. Yes she's flighty but I think her heart is in the right place and that she works hard. I respect that. I also like how she deals with problems w/ the other ladies head on. On the flip side, in the past Tamra and Vicky have said the most vicious/venomous things about/to Gretchen and Slade that I've ever heard. Remember the reunion a couple of yrs ago? It's the mean girls that I can't stand. Brianna rocks btw. The truth hurts sometimes.

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Wow...just when I though Alexis couldn't get any dumber...she goes and says boldly.."Costa Rica is in Mexico"...hahaha...does she know how dumb she sounds? Where was this woman educated..seriously scary that she is so unintelligent...and with all that "money"...you'd think she would know something as basic as that. I guess money can't buy you a brain.. Alexis...go back to school and stop embarrassing yourself! And Bravo...please..please..at least pick housewives with half a brain.

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I do like tamra and Eddie but yeah, eddies gay. Sorry T.
Poor Alexis tries soooooo hard to act like she's pretty and wealthy and successful but sadly.... No. None of those things are true. She just blindly follows whatever's in the bible "what? The bible says the world is flat?! And that the earth is only 3000 yrs old? Well, Must be true then!" lol what a moron

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THESE WOMEN MAKE ME LAUGH. AS GROWN WOMEN, MOTHERS AND WIVES THEY SURE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO ACT OR EVEN KNOW HOW TO TALK TO EACH OTHER. THEY ALL TALK AT ONCE AND NO ONE LISTENS. MY MOTHER WOULD SLAP ME UP SIDE OF THE HEAD IF I EVER ACTED LIKE THAT. THEY SHOULD REALLY WATCH EACH EPISODE SO THEY CAN SEE HOW INMATURE THEY REALLY ARE. DO THEY EVEN KNOW WHAT THE REAL WORLD IS LIKE OUTSIDE OF THEMSELVES. SUCH CHILDREN FOR GROWN WOMEN.

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Alexis is just bad bad bad.....her clothing line is a joke, I took a look at her site, she doesn't list the fabric content, and as a woman who sews, it's all about fabric for me, it is probably all a lot of polyester jersey ...... Have you ever bought clothing and didn't check the fabric ...... Such a fake, over done, as Tamra said .....SHALLOW...

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Briana is being the honest of them all.
Vicky made a big mistake in leaving Donn.
Tamra will never get married to anyone...she has 3 little ones and 1 older child.She made mistake divorcing Symon.
Heather ...she's a make believe housewife.....she's rich and controlling.
Gtretchen ....she will be happy marrying Slade....he's a good guy....child support or no child support.
Alexis is fake...body,home and hubby.....2

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Theresa B. Whats up with ranting & raving on these poopr women. You sound like you have something personal going on with them. Whats up with the name calling, and how do you look? What you are posting is so tacky with the name calling. I dont like Alexis either, and some of the houesewives have problems, but you dont have to mention Tamara walking like a stroke victim, thats uncalled for. I hope that you never have anyone in your life suffer from a stroke, its not easy. There is a solution to your hatred of these women, STOP WATCHING. since it makes you so angry. Are you getting paid for these comments? Learn to spell, never been to school?

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