The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

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Tonight on The Real Housewives of Orange County Heather and Terry throw a party and one of the housewives brings a party-crasher as her date.

How did that turn out in part one of the two-part finale?

Find out right here in THG's official +/- recap!

Heather Dubrow, Cake

Tamra meets Heather and Gretchen for dinner to show off her new bling and tell the story. She called Heather from Bora Bora. She didn't call Gretchen. Minus 12.

And minus 3 for those giant blue feather earrings Gretchen's wearing.

Tamra thought Gretchen would be upset, but Gretchen's happy for her. Plus 10. Mostly happy at least. There's that whole "Tamra just signed her divorce papers" thing.

Tamra hasn't been able to get in touch with Vicki because Vicki's spending all her time with Brooks. Ew.

Alexis meets up with Sarah and tells her about Phony-gate. Apparently, Alexis is just nice. And nice means phony now in Alexis Land. And in the real world "nice" means "nice" and "phony" means Alexis. Minus 8.

Sarah says the other women are just jealous. And then she says Heather's had too much Botox. And then Alexis invites Sarah to be her wingwoman at Heather's party and all I see is Sarah starting drama. Minus 5.

It's party day at Heather's house. She's celebrating her name change. And giving somebody a diamond in a champagne glass. Plus 20.
The Real Housewives of Orange County Cast

Vicki's heard Eddie and Tamra are engaged and she thinks it's too soon. Considering she's technically still married and in a relationship with Brooks, she's not one to talk. Minus 12.

Brooks bought her a fur. Poor, poor baby rabbits and foxes and small woodland creatures. Minus 52.

This will be Vicki's first time seeing Briana since their fight. Cue more drama!

Tamra's suspicious of Brooks, too. She and Briana should hook up and compare notes.

Alexis and Sarah isn't at all nervous about going to Heather's house. She plans to demand apologies from the women if any of them bring up Costa Rica. Good luck with that, Alexis.

At Chateau Dubrow, party prep is in full swing. This is going to be a swanky affair. Plus 20.

Terry wonders if Alexis will confront either of them about Terry's comments. Heather says that would be "wildly inappropriate." Alexis, in her conversation with Sarah, seems to agree. She's going to let Jim handle it at lunch. But Sarah plans to call the doctor onto the carpet. In his own home. When she's a guest of a guest. Minus 15.

This Sarah girl is just all sorts of ballsy.

Alexis Bellino on the RHOC

Sarah was entirely uninvited to the party and Heather's kind of surprised to see her. But, ever the lady, she invites Sarah to get a cocktail. Plus 5.

Something tells me Sarah shouldn't drink though. I think it'll be like feeding Gizmo after midnight--Gremlins.

Vicki cannot shut up about her new fur and how Brooks bought it.

Briana shows up and Vicki pretends their fight never happened. Must be nice in the Land of Denial.

Sarah walks herself right into the kitchen to start munching on whatever food she finds. Alexis follows her to the bathroom and says "Your eyes look a little drunk. Maybe we should sip water." Maybe that's the best idea Alexis has had all season. Plus 15.

Jeana's here as a guest of Gretchen and Slade. Tamra's not excited. In fact, she seems downright scared.

Vicki, however, is happy to have her there if for no other reason than to show off her new coat. AGAIN. And, of course, shock them with her tale of how Briana deprived her of her mother of the bride duties by eloping. AGAIN. Minus 57.

Heather Dubrow Pic

Kara, Jeana's daughter, brought a poncho to the party, just in case Tamra decides to throw more glasses of wine. Plus 4 for being prepared.

Tamra, Kara, and Jeana talk and Tamra cries "please just be my friend again." She ain't too proud to beg, y'all.

Alexis should've kept better tabs on Sarah's alcohol intake. Sarah "has a sugar problem" so she helps herself to a piece of the bow from Heather's cake. Then she calls Heather fake and pretentious and Alexis tells Heather she's overreacting.

Except Sarah's a sloppy drunk and she's rude and disgusting to boot.

EPISODE TOTAL: -90! SEASON TOTAL: -265!

Next week on the season finale, Tamra and Briana DO compare notes on Brooks and things get ugly between Tamra and Vicki. Finally.

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First Tamara is a brat. Shes useless without Simon. Shes released and takes off like a charging bull. Sharing friendship bling bling from another blonde. Hooks up with Eddie .I never see her with her kids. Brooks was on the mark. He called her out. Tamara doesnt get her way , then she turns out the tears. Shes a brat and needs therapy. If I were Eddie , I would take the ring back and walk away.

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@ TJG

Um, tamra's kids aren't around on the show now b/c Simon refused to let them be. To accuse a mother of not being around her children is a little stupid when you know she's in a bitter divorce and Simon is a vindictive, controlling prick. Fact check for ya comment, bro. That's why it's only Ryan in her intro panel. She even talks about how she would only spend time w/@Eddie's when it was dad's weekend- despite the fact that Simon's gf was hanging w/ te kids, like, 5 minutes after they got together. Tamra, being a responsible mother waited months before she introduced Eddie to her kids because she didnt want to confuse them during the divorce and wanted to make sure the relationship w/Eddie was real and going somewhere in order to protect her children from having mere dates around them kids. Meanwhile Simons girl was playin mommy VERY early on. Yet Tamra is the bad guy? Holy, hell do you watch the show? Tamra addressed all this at the end of last seasons and beginning of this one!

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It took a posse of nitwits to confront a drunk about a tiny piece off a cake? Awesome...and we wonder why/how Jersey Shore ever got popular.

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So every one is ticked off with the new couple Heather and Terry, Why? If you people watched this gp of "pros" act in seasons past, you'd appreciate the fact that they were a bit apprehensive about how the whole party will end, and for a good reason: half of the castmates belong either in rehab or at the psychiatrist's couch, thus the fear to me was well justified on the host/hostes part. Also being the newbies, they realized this is going to be quite a task (surving a party without a major calamity) considering the type of 'guests' they had a mis-fortune to entertein. However, I do agree, they did join this circus and so they had to put up the show.

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Oh my gosh someone actually ate a piece of cake? Not the ribbon..oh no. Excuse me but what the heck is a cake for if not for eating? Heather is the one with issues and shame on everyone else for acting like eating cake is immoral. Oh wait maybe they don't eat cake in Orange County. Heather is a trouble maker and the rest are all simply followers.

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@ Vicki

Dude, if someone stuck their finger in your wedding cake and was over the age of 5 wouldn't you be a bit pissy? Granted not a wedding, but was a special occasion celebrating not only Terry and Heathers anniversary but also the fact that Heather had finally changed her last name, as a surprise and a gift to her husband. If its a damn $5 boxed cake mixed w/frosting, that's one thing- this was a special event cake. There food provided, so even if Sarah had "sugar" problems, she had options OTHER than acting like a 5 y/o and nibbling on cake that hadn't even been served. It was rude and disrespectful. Do you go around sticking your hand in cake? Especially one thats not yours, at a party you were NOT invited to? Is behavior that is normal?
I don't think Heather even over reacted, I think she was more appalled Sarah lacking manners and self control of a 5 year old rather than the cake eating itself. Not to mention Sarah's made a gigantic ass and nuisance of herself at EVERY event she's attended. Heather probably had had it up to her eyeballs w/the crazy girl and the ribbon eating was just the final straw. Them cakes are expensive! A normal bakery charges upwards of $140 for a cake like that (simple 3-4 teired) Heather paid $550 bucks with the flourishes and whatnot. I'd be pissed if someone screwed w/my 500 dollar cake too, maybe they planned to take pictures with or while they cut the cake in like their wedding pictures. Now it looked funky, cause one drunk witch.
Besides, with Heather's carb infatuation, the bow was likely the ONE part she *might* allow herself to have a bite of!

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Why all the pretense that Sarah wasn't invited?
They always have a party at the end of the season and pretend it's for one of the housewives just to create some over the top drama.
Sarah is actually credited as a part time cast member of the show. Naturally, she'd be required by Bravo to be there too.
Jeana and Kara were "invited" by Gretchen (Bravo). Jeana already spoke about Bravo inviting her just like last season.
Sarah ate a small piece of a bow off of Heather's sweet 16 cake. Of course, you should round up a posse and go off! They both looked like idiots.
The whole thing from Sarah eating a sugar bow to Heather creating such ridiculous drama over this was pretty lame. Not to mention, having a coming out party after a slew of children and 15 years of marriage!
I'm surprised how many people fell for this fake drama.

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Why would Alexis invite Sarah to a party that includes this women? Doesn't she remember what happened at the bowling alley? The woman is either an alcoholic or druggie. Needs serious help. Heather, as far as I am concerned is a itch and is ruining the show. What is she? She is hardly attractive at all. Maybe her plastic surgeon husband should do some work on her. Horrible attitude and personality and she isn't all that at all. Gretchen run.....keep running and take Vicki with you. You both has losers there....Tamra you better think about getting some running shoes too. At least don't criticize Jimmy's looks...look at Popeye.

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@ critic

Why is the standard attack for a person one dislikes to talk about how ugly she they are? That's an awesome message we're sending and frankly, stupid. Same thing happened w/the photo shoot before Gretchen's make up was done and its ridiculous. Women -and men -have enough body and self confidence issues w/out every moron taking about how ugly "X" is when ever someone dislikes them. Hope you never have a daughter or son that doesn't fit your mold of 'beauty' -which seems to require extremely high morals, never getting upset with someone, never raising their voice, and never ever talking about their anger/frustrations and always dealing with crazy drunks with the upmost kindness-even when they are behaving like a child.
Good luck with that. I literally watched my best friends, who was a kind, giving, sweet girl became suicidal because people make moronic comments about looks that are out of her control; it's called genetics, that the face her parents gave her- and even if she had plastic surgery, you'd call her out on looking like Frakenstien's monster or some such nonsense. If you don't like her personality, fine, think she's a bitch, cool. Just don't spout hateful things about a persons look, it's hateful and frankly lazy that you can't find something else to critize other than her looks. That goes for all the girls, many of whom I can't stand, i dislike Vicki because i FEEL shes petty, spiteful, hateful to her children, disloyal and vindictive but I was furious with Slade's 'Ms Piggy' comparison.

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Brooks did not say he bought the coat for Vicki. He got it for the night, as he kept on saying. Vicki just wanted to rub it in everyone's nose because everyone thinks he's low. I am sure Vicki understood what Brooks meant.

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Heather is beyond arrogant, she comes off like a spoiled brat -- and her husband is just as bad. They took a bad situation and made it ten times worse. If they had any class at all, they would have downplayed it and moved on. Instead they cried and whined and carried on. Ridiculous.

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At the end of the season on RHOC there is always a big party and everyone comes. Thus, Bravo has everyone come; calling it 'the naming party' was just a ruse. Has anyone seen past season's? Jeana even said Bravo asked her to attend last years party knowing full well that Tamra had the legal papers ready and waiting, so she could blind side Jeana with them. They even had her come in late so it was a better set up. This time it really looked like the surprise was on Tamra. Sarah was probably drunk and the Bravo people were egging her on to break off a piece of the bow. Watch the blogs by Alex McCord (former RHONY), rumerfix I think, she gives a great insight on what really goes on.

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The producers love to finish up the season with a big party with lots of explosive misbehavior. This, in turn, leads to an equally explosive reunion show. We all sit back and enjoy the fireworks, and That's Entertainment, folks. It's all about as real as a soap opera, and I remember getting totally involved with those characters, too. So, yeah, I think Brooks is a total con man, Vicki is delusional about him, and Tamra is totally on target when she called Alexis "Jesus Barbie". They should have called her out for all her holier-than-thou "Christianity"' while she dresses like a four-dollar streetwalker.

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@ Old girl

That's the best summary of all housewives franchises I've ever read. And u didn't even stoop to bashing them about people's looks (which make you a hero- too many ppl pull that shit) Thank you!