The Real Housewives of Orange County Season Finale Recap: Party Foul

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There's drama afoot at Vicki's end-of-season party on The Real Housewives of Orange County

But then it wouldn't really be an OC party without drama, now would it? No, it wouldn't.

Let's dissect the drama one more time with our THG +/- recap.

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Slade and Gretchen arrive at Vicki's party and can't find anyone. Because they're all sitting around talking about Gretchen and Slade. Minus 12.

Slade pays Lydia an actual compliment and she calls him a douche anyway. Two wrongs and a right, or something, I guess. Minus 4.

Ryan tells Slade and Gretchen that Brooks isn't allowed on the property because he's not a great man and he's a liar and Brooks is bad. Vicki's on the phone with Brooks while that's all going down.

Lydia brings her mom to the party. Maybe Grandma brought the party favors?

Heather and Gretchen have a chat where Heather says she'd never throw Gretchen under the bus with people in the industry. Heather's acting a little jealous, to be honest. It doesn't flatter her at all. Minus 8.

She hears nothing Gretchen has to say about how Gretchen feels and only says "No, you're wrong for feeling that way." Then Heather calls Gretchen and Slade out for their behavior at Hot in Cleveland.

And that's when she has a point. 

Heather admits to being hurt and making the Malibu Country stuff sound worse than it was because of being hurt. Then Heather says that when she's wrong, she admits she's wrong.

Except Heather doesn't seem to think she's wrong? 

Gretchen can't apologize for doing the wrong thing in getting up and leaving during the filming. Heather can't apologize for being condescending.

They call it a wash. Plus 5?

Vicki, Slade and Gretchen

Vicki gives Tamra another friendship bracelet. A bigger, nicer bracelet than the one Gretchen gave her. Oh well. Plus 5 because something's better than nothing?

Tamra finally makes amends with Jim Bellino in an emotional apology, then says she's happy she can be the bigger person in cases such as this.

Don't give yourself too much credit, T ... but progress is progress. Plus 10.

"I own live here," Ryan says, chastising Lydia's mom Judy for putting her feet up on the table at the party ... think there's some tension building up here?

Minus 20 for lashing out in such a way at someone clearly not trying to cause trouble or an argument - whatever issues they have beneath the surface.

Lydia gathers her mom and gets ready to go when Vicki runs after them to prevent them from leaving, at which point Ryan continues to lose his $h!t.

Ryan and Vicki have it out, and the tension is clearly all about Brooks, who Vicki says she will start seeing again - even as Briana threatens to move out.

Call it a Wash on that whole situation, where no one comes across well.

Vicki busts out her new Bacon Vodka (in honor of her "Miss Piggy" nickname) ... and then sticks it to Slade for his derogatory remarks about women.

The gang backs Vicki on this one, and Plus 20 for that. Slade's not all bad, as he's shown recently, but there's no excusing some of the things he says.

Lydia lashes out again Slade and Gretchen, calling them both "dirty." As we head into the reunion, we have a feeling this beef is far from over. Plus 15.

Heather sums it up best: "This year has been interesting. It's been mercurial. Exciting at times; incredibly upsetting at times ... but that's friendship."

Plus 5 to all you ladies on one heck of a RHOC Season 8.



The whole season was bad. This show has lost it's shine to me. I do think Ryan was out of line and it's time he and Briana moved out. Very disappointed in Heather, I thought she was above some of the crap she pulled this season. Lydia leaves me cold, Tamra and Vicki deserve each other, Alexis is phony and I hope Gretchen and Slade are very happy together.


You bet, Ryan needs to get the F out of that house. How dare he act that way to any guest or woman or anyone for that matter that he doesn't even know. From what I've seen of this kid, he has a real bad attitude and I can guarantee by the way I've seen him act and treat people he is abusive with Brianna too. He needs to go...They all need to go and find their own place. He is too militant. On another note. Glad I am not friends with these women...She said this, she told me that, I heard you said this that and the other. No one can keep a secret when they need too and most of them are crap stirrers and back stabbers. What an ending. Loved seeing little Lydia finally growing up and telling off Slade...

Kimberly beiermeister roth

Vickie, you need to get Ryan out of your home pronto and I wouldn't be too sure he is good for your daughter anymore. His temper was borderline scary and I am sorry, he is being a little possessive as well. It is YOUR house!!!! He shouldn't talk to any guest of yours that way nor should he tell you not to allow Brooks over. IT IS YOUR HOME! I'm not a big fan of Brooks either, but that is your choice to make!

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