The Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion Recap: The Claws Are Out

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Not much can top Tamra's nicknaming Alexis "Jesus Jugs" last week, but with Brooks and Briana stopping by the Real Housewives of Orange County are going to try.

Someone get poor Andy Cohen a helmet. Or vodka.

Let's get to part two of the RHOC Reunion with our THG +/- review.

Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion

Andy addresses Gretchen and Alexis' falling out first. It's clear that Alexis is more upset about this than Gretchen is because her hands are flapping around like she's trying to direct an airplane to landing.

Nose job. Sinus surgery. You didn't have my back. Yes, I did. Whatever. If Alexis attempts to look down her new nose any more she's going to go cross-eyed.

And now Alexis' Fox 5 segment comes up. Gretchen pulls out an email that proves that Fox 5 wanted her first. Alexis says the producer said they'd never offered Gretchen the job. Neither woman can see that a producer might say whatever needed to be said to get the job done. Minus 12.

Tamra ends that bit by asking if Alexis still works at Fox 5. She doesn't.

The first question Andy has? How many square feet in her house. 14,300 square feet. Not including the garages and the loggias. And she needed a bigger house for what reason? Minus 4.

Andy brings up Bowgate. Heather admits that maybe she made it a bigger deal than it was. Plus 12.

Up next? Brooks.

It seems like this is the first time Vicki's seen just how nuts she was at the end of the season, judging by the look on her face. This should be interesting.

Brooks clarifies that he doesn't have four kids with three women. He has four kids with two women.

And then he says that all of his affirmations for Vicki are related to the fact that he's southern and that that's how southern men do things. I've lived in the south my entire life, y'all, and this is not how men down her do things. Minus 5.

Alexis and Vicki

Tamra thinks Brooks studied the show to learn how to get to Vicki. Interesting.

Brooks then says he was "protecting his lady" from Tamra's eye roll. Because eye rolls are the new weapons of mass destruction. Minus 8.

He also says he wouldn't take relationship advice from Tamra because doing that would be like taking financial advice from someone who's bankrupt. Zing!

Alexis chimes in to defend Vicki and Brooks and is met with a "shut up, dingbat" and "You're so not relevant" from Tamra. Double zing!

Gretchen's relationship with Slade is up for discussion next. It's still Slade's pesky debt that keeps them from being engaged. Slade drives her to appointments. He books her gigs. He schedules her training sessions. She's not paying him for any of it. Minus 15.

In true Vicki fashion, she makes this all about her. If Slade's not an opportunist, Brooks isn't either. And apparently, Eddie's a smooth-talking a**hole? Gah. Vicki. I'm done with you. Minus 12.

The conversation ended with Gretchen calling Vicki a hypocrite. Again.

Briana's on the couch now and surprise! She's pregnant! Again, in true Vicki fashion, she cried for half an hour when she found out Briana was pregnant. Minus 3.

Briana and Ryan moved in with Vicki. So now Briana, Ryan, Vicki, AND DONN all live in the same house. Because it's a big house.

Briana's still pretty hesitant about Brooks. As in, she has nothing to do with him. Briana's take is that Brooks just wants to be Vicki-the-Real-Housewife's boyfriend and not the Real Vicki's boyfriend. Tamra agrees. Plus 8.

Brooks outed Briana's pregnancy and her family wedding to local radio. And Vicki keeps defending him. Minus 30.

And then Vicki called her daughter a liar. On television. Minus 10.

Real Housewives of OC Reunion

Briana mentions, again, that Vicki probably had an emotional affair with Brooks long before their relationship became physical. Gretchen calls it "weird" because of accusations that Gretchen cheated on Jeff. Vicki says Donn had an affair for 20 years. And then slams Tamra for dating Eddie while she was married to Simon.

There's a whole lot of cheating going on, y'all.

Briana's the voice of reason and Gretchen's on the verge of tears. Pass out some tissues. Or the booze.

As a recap of the season, Heather says she had fun and hopes she and Alexis left everything in Costa Rica. Alexis says she's going to try to be a better person every day. Gretchen says this was an emotionally tough season. Tamra's had a lot of change in her life, including gaining Gretchen as a friend and losing Vicki. Vicki's confused. Just drink already, people.

Cheers, y'all.



I think if the show is going to cut any of them I wish it would be Tamra. Can't stand her mouth I think she is the rudest person on tv today and I am so disappointed in Gretchen for befriending her after the extremely nasty things she has said about her in the past.. Not a big fan of Alexis but I felt sorry for her this year thanks to Tamra's mouth.. Vicki needs to get her head out of her %&%^ when it comes to Brooks he is nothing but a player he can afford to buy a fur coat for her but can't pay his child support shame on Vicki for excepting the coat in the first place.


i think Tamara is the most real one there-> she says what she feels and accepts it. I dont care if she sounds rude it seems thats the only way anyother female there will listen. Heather is pretty cool so far. Vicki is a hypocrit/man is a phony person for sure and Alexis is such a fake/annoying person


I feel that Vicki is two face and blind. She loves to be stirring the pot, with everyone, making it all about her. Alexis is so phony so is her husband. They both need to be gone. Tamra and Gretchen are match made in heaven they are alike in so many ways. Heather is going to be a good addition,as she will be sounding block. Broocks needs to get his phony butt out. I am with everyone can not wait for next season.


What the heck is up with that wig on Tamra's head. Of all the poor decisions she has made in her life, this one is the tops.


I guess i said too much before, but I wonder why Briana and her husband are living ON TH SHOW?? Is that why Her husband liked her, because she is Vicki's daughter, and now it looks like she will be getting a bigger pay check. Vicki was hurt by Briana's marriage, and Briana knew she would be. She punished Vicki, Vicki should rtell her to keep her mouth shut about she and Brooks from now on, or go live with TAMARA.


I think its time to recast the show like bravo did for new york housewives. Definately get rid of Alexis


Heather, Tamra,Gretchen,and vicki's daughter-----are as ugly as the nasty words that come out of their mouths about vicki and alexes----vicki and alexes are the best and prettiest ones -------I have never seen grown women talk such ugly talk as the four that I mentioned.I wonder what Tamrs's children think of her with that nasty mouth.


It's funny how Alexis was penalized and called "phony" for saying that they had used a private jet to celebrate Jim's birthday (ref. Reunion Part 1) but no one calls out Heather when she adds "not including the garages and loggias" in response to the "What's the square footage of your house?" question. Wasn't that pretentious and showing off too? Did you really need to let the everyone know that you have 15 garages and loggias in addition to your 14000+ sq ft home? Come on. Talk about the Pot calling the Kettle black ;)


I may have said, but - I always believed Vicki was trustworthy - how come Bravo showed Vicki drunk and flirty with the Donn-look-alike in Mexico; if the cameras were turned on, she never would have messed up, and blacked out, too????? OMG I can't wait for next season. I hope Alexis and Jim are dropped, but they can eat crow, cuz Lex has nobody to hang out with, now!!!!!


Whether you like Tamra or not, Vicki got caught being the slut she always was!!!! I can't stand for Jim to be right, but when a woman's married for over 10 yrs (I'd guess), keep her home....esp if she drinks as much as these lushes do.

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