The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: So Very Fitting

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Previously on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki invited Alexis to a party at Tamra's new gym. Because nothing says "let's be friends again" like inviting your former friend's worst enemy to a party.

Oh, Vicki.

What else will Lady Gunvalson stir up? Read THG's +/- recap to find out now!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Cast

Alexis comes to visit Vicki and gives her a little Rah Rah about her plastic surgery. And a mirror so she'll always know how beautiful she is. Okay, okay, it's kind of sweet. Plus 4.

Vicki drops the bomb on Alexis that she wants Alexis to come to the party at Tamra's with her. When Vicki says she needs Alexis there, Alexis' tone changes. Alexis wants to bring Lydia so Vicki texts Tamra to find out if that's okay. 

Tamra's response: "Yeah. I just don't want any nonsense. This is supposed to be a happy time." 

Just to recap, Alexis agrees to go to a party where she knows she's not really wanted and asks to bring a guest. Minus 8.

Heather's got a gig on a talk radio station. She filling in for one of their regulars to try and figure out how big the career piece of her life puzzle is. Plus 5.

Heather decides to tackle the topic of bullying on her radio show since she's been accused of bullying Alexis. Heather tells the story of how she was bullied growing up and says that what happened to Alexis wasn't bullying. 

Lydia and Alexis are getting the kids together to decorate cookies. Lydia answers the door in a skirt so short her butt is actually hanging out of it. Or maybe those are shorts? 

While they're outside, Lydia tells Alexis about her meeting with Heather. Someone needs to make a gif of Alexis drinking her coffee when Lydia tells her that she knows about Cubic Zirconia-gate. Plus 4 to the person who makes that happen.

Back at Casa Dubrow, Terry's tired and doesn't want to go out to dinner with Doug and Lydia. The Dubrows are still angling for the magazine cover, but Doug lets them down and Terry cracks a joke. Heather's not amused.

Heather says they're not interested and Lydia seems bummed. 

Heather and Gretchen

Lydia tells the table that her mother just moved into Alexis' old house and conversation eventually turns to the fact that Lydia will be at the party at Tamra's gym as a guest of Alexis. Heather's so great under pressure. Plus 5.

Slade is headed to New York to be with his son who is having another surgery. Gretchen breaks down when she thinks about how hard this is for Slade. 

Tamra's getting ready for her party when Eddie comes in. She asks for advice about her dress and then snaps at him. Misplaced aggression, party of one! Minus 5

She's upset that she said yes to Alexis being welcome at her party and hopes she will be able to keep her cool. 

Tamra bought special wine glasses for Gretchen and Heather but not for any of the other guests at her party. That's sure to go over well. Minus 8

Lydia's a "woohoo" girl. Just like Vicki. Minus 10

Tamra decides that Lydia is guilty by association despite the fact that Heather tries to stick up for her. 

Tamra has a psychic medium come over to cleanse and bless her space. The psychic feels like there will be 6 weeks until the gym is open instead of 4 and then says that the night will be smooth. Something tells me she's not the real deal. 

Vicki, Lydia, and Alexis walk in and no one gets up to greet them. Heather tells Alexis it's nice to see her and Alexis immediately calls her a phony in a one-on-one. Minus 7.

Alexis and Vicki

She gives her peace offering to Tamra and says that businesswoman to businesswoman she wishes Tamra the best. Plus 10.

Tamra takes the ladies over to the renderings of the gym and explains what things will look like once it's all set up and things seem to be going smoothly. Until they all sit down again. 

Alexis says "it takes a lot! Even a small dress line. It takes a lot!" Minus 15.

Lydia thinks the room feels tense and like it's clear that she, Alexis, and Vicki aren't welcome to sit with the "cool" girls.

Conversation is so awkward and stilted as Lydia starts grilling Gretchen on whether she has kids or is married or has a boyfriend. Gretchen says she's got a boyfriend who is a great man and Vicki looks like she smelled something foul. Minus 12.

Tamra starts talking about the area and how she likes it because it's industrial and Vicki interrupts with "it's across the street from my office!" Minus 8. Gretchen starts muttering under her breath that it's all about Vicki again. 

Vicki does have a habit of doing that. 

Tamra asks about Troy and Vicki says "I've got a baby now!" Gretchen says "You've got a baby?" And Vicki mutters "She's a stupid person." Minus 8.

Heather looks so, so uncomfortable during the entire exchange and then asks if dinner's ready. 

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Vicki thanks Tamra for letting her bring Alexis and Tamra asks, in the spirit of honesty, why Alexis wanted to come. Once Alexis starts talking, she doesn't stop. She's all "bullying" and "ganging up on me" and "y'all are mean!" Minus 50.

Heather doesn't say a word to Alexis and Alexis even starts in on Heather. 

Tamra says she felt she was gracious for even allowing Alexis to step foot in her space. Heather tries to have a conversation and Alexis keeps yelling over her. Tamra tries to give Heather the floor but Alexis tells her to butt out. Minus 25.

And that leads Tamra to tell Alexis to get the f*** out. 

EPISODE TOTAL: -128 SEASON TOTAL: -27

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Did anyone else see Gretchen making that crude "jerking off" hand gesture, when Alexis had politely said something about her dress line and was trying to compliment nasty, old, ugly Tamra? I am thoroughly disgusted by all three of those horrible women--Tamar, Heather & Gretchen. And it's not just made-up drama, as they have carried this jealousy and cruelty beyond the show, into their day-to-day lives.
How stupid IS Heather anyway, to keep warning others about "being judged by the company they keep," when she has aligned herself with the most crude, vicious, aggressive women I've ever seen? She's as desperate as they are to try to remain on the show and collect a paycheck, no matter how hard she tries to pretend that she's rich and uppercrust.

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Tamra, Gretchen, and "what's her face", were totally mean to Alexis. "What's her face" was completely condescending to Alexis, speaking to her as if she were a 5 year old. I'm sorry, Heather, but this world was able to operate, communicate, and eat before you came along. I think everyone would appreciate you getting off your high horse and quit being so BOSSY!

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@ Lindsay

I agree I also believe they are jealous of Alexis because the things that they are badgering her about are silly, especially since I have seen them all say and do far worse. They need to get over themselves and move on, instead of subcribing to www.3jealousbitches.com

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@ Lindsay

The only reason Heather is on the show is because she can't make it as an actress. I thought it funny when she changed her last name to her husband's. She made a remark that by changing her last name, she would probably not be able to "work" again. I think we all know that ship had already sailed.

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@ Trissa

Meow. She has already "made it" as an actress. She has four young children; other things to do. Grow up.

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I don't like none of them but Vikkie and alexis. They so stupid...if they think nobody can see they are jealous of Alexis. Especially the ugly one with the black hair...forgot her name

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@ cshawhester

Meow. Great english by the way! Who in the heck would EVER be jealous of the very mean Vickie and Alexis? Really!

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I am in shock that there is not more public outrage about the way Tamra, Heather & Gretchen behaved in this episode. They are MEAN GIRLS and should be embarrassed and ashamed. I empathize with Alexis - there is no question she is being bullied! I am going to stop watching because I can't stand Tamra & Heather's behavior. They honestly make me sick with their mean spirit.

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@ Sophie

Heather is her name....she is the worst of them all....she is so jealous of Alexis,it shows all on her little sneaky face. I can't stand her period. Gretchen and Tamra are hateful and can't get a man to save their lives. Just watch they both end up single. Slate gone get his life together and leave that silly Gretchen in the dirt. And Tamra man see through her stupid self...he looks at her like....hell no...I ain't marring you...Not a fan anymore

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@ cshawhestet

I agree that Heather, Gretchen, and Tamra are Bullies,oh course they won't admit it! Bullies don't feel there doing anything wrong and they continue to Bully people there entire life!

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I disagree with your take on this episode. I used to like Tamra and I also felt that she was hard on Gretchen in the beginning. However, since they have become friends they have become mean girls. Tamra seems like she can only have one friend at a time. so immature. I hate the way she has turned on Vicki. Same goes for Gretchen. She is so full of herself. Its sickening to me that she doesnt see how she left Alexis out to dry. I believe Tamra should be polite once she agreed to invite Alexis. Alexis did everything she could do to be the bigger person and Tamra got exactly what she asked for...drama! Further more Gretchen started it with her under the breath comments about Vicki. They just love to rip people to shreds. Also, I am not an Alexis fan. I just think that Tamra and Gretchen are mean and childish. Heather was pretty tactful though. She doesn't go out of her way to be nasty just because she doesn't like somebody. That is all.

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I STOP WATCHING LAST YEAR WHEN HEATHER BECAME A REGULAR ON THE SHOW, THEN WATCH 3 EPISODES RECENTLY, WOW TAMERA HAS CHANGED SO MUCH! SO HAS BECOME SO MEAN SPIRITED AND HATEFUL, AND SHE LOOK SO MUCH OLDER. I REALLY LIKE GRETCHEN, BUT NOW SHE IS SO MUCH LIKE TAMERA ITS SAD, DOESNT SHE REMEMBER ALL THE HORRIBLE THINGS SHE DID AND SAID ABOUT HER??? FOR HER TO JUST TURN HER BACK ON ALEXIS WHO WAS THERE FOR HER FROM THE START SHOWS WHAT A HEARTLESS PERSON SHE HAS BECOME, SHE ALSO LOOKS ORANGE ALL THE TIME FROM THE HORRIBLE SPRAY TANS, SHE WEARS WAY TO MUCH MAKEUP!! IM DONE WITH THIS SHOW, CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE, BUNCH OF SELFISH SNOTTY PEOPLE!!!

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I normally love these +/- reviews but this was one review I completely disagree with. Tamra and crew were totally rude; Alexis was not the aggressor at all. It's so not objective that it almost seems as if Tattle Taylor is personal friends with Tamra or something! Disappointing.

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You go girl, Alexis! Tamra, heather, and even Gretchen were so incredibly rude. Gretchen used to be my favorite, but ever since she has befriended evil tamra...something has changed. Those three girls need to grow up and realize that being so mean is not funny (as they were laughing the whole time) and that where it does make for good reality television, it is also making them look like true mean girls with not much of a soul. They need to get over themselves and realize that they are setting a bad example for girls everywhere. Get off your high horses, leave Alexis alone, stop provoking Vicki because we all know how incredibly sensitive she is, and save your faces if you still can.

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Did you see heather's face when she was told she.wasn't famous enough for the cover.lol but im a reality star that's important...right

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So NOT what really happened, but oj