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. 

Real Housewives of OC Reunion

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. 



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BTW - I really like Heather. She's a straight shooter with everyone and doesn't take anything. Notice Vicky doesn't even mess with her cuz she knows Heather wouldn't put up with her manipulations for one second and could put her in her place without breaking a sweat. What if they replace Vicky with her daughter as a housewife? I really like and admire Brianna for her strength for standing up to her narcissistic mom and making her own decisions. I wish her and her new family the best of luck - they could use the money from the show to get out of Vicky's house and I would start taping the show again! Hey, it's a win-win for everybody!


I think its a tie between RH of OC and Atlanta as to which show has the most narcissistic and dysfunctional cast. I never got into Atlanta because its just constant yelling. I'm kinda still watching OC but don't tape it anymore because of Vicky who has to be the most narcissistic person on any show. Her personality disorder is so deep. I was so proud of her daughter for standing up to her and setting her foundries. I hope they don't live with her too long because she will only bring pain and sorrow. She's already calling her grandson my baby. That's because narcissistic people have no respect for others. It's all me, me, me. I know because my mother is one and she would refer to her grandson (my son) as "my son". Vicky did not bring Alexis to bring peace but drama and to hurt Tamara. She's not trying to fix things. When things calmed down at dinner, she brought up things to stir the pot between Alexis and Tamara because she wants to hurt Tamara because Tamara has hurt her by becoming close friends with Gretchen. What frustrates me about the show is the women continue to let Vicky pull these stunts over and over. Get rid of deeply disturbed Vicky and it might be a fun show to watch again.


Must be watching a diff show. Alexis is there because they all have to be together for the show-duh! Tamra was the Biotch and Alexis tried saying she would meet her alone, but Tamra kept going. Gretchen and Heather are also being witches. Actually like Vicki this yr.


Not surprised that I do not see a variety of women as a cast of that lousy show.


OK did we watch the same show? She did NOT go in on Heather first. Heather went in on Alexis first, and honestly she wasn't even part of the conversation and neither was Gretchen. Gretchen kept saying "just leave" like it's not even her party! Not watching this stupid sh!t anymore, Andy what did you do to the REAl housewives of the first 2 seasons? Those were some housewives, these just a bunch of childish heffas!


so beauti ful pic jennifer


How true that money cannot buy class. These women are nothing but trash and I'm through with this show.


I can't imagine WHY you seem to have so much respect for Heather. She is absolutely horrid along with Tamra and Gretchen. Their bullying last night was atrocious and I am done with this show.

@ Tobias

Gretchen is a classless and not a nice person!!!!
I think I am going to stop watching the show because
of her!!!!

@ Tobias

That's exactly what it was last night...the table of "mean girls" in high school picking on the less popular girls. I even think that was one of Lydia's comments about the event. The many snide side comments were not necessary. They all believe they are better than the one sitting next to them...they could all use lesson in humility.


After watching how horrible Tamara is last night and especially her actions, she is not ready to own any type of business. Is she going to curse out customers too? Her people skills are horrific.


i was like, you GO, tamara! TELL that bee-otch OFF!
i was just WAITING fot tamara or some one to punch alexis. gosh i hate her!!

@ Hailey

Geez Hailey what show have you been watching. When you say you hate Alexis you sound just as class-less as those three.

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