The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 9 Episode 17: Bali So Hard

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On The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 9 Episode 17, the ladies' trip to Bali took more dramatic turns, and Tamra dug herself even more of a hole.

If you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online or on TV, or even just read about it afterward, you know it's all about Tamra Barney lately.

Not in a good way, either. She's put everyone through the wringer and last night, Vicki Gunvalson - her best friend through it all - was no exception.

There was definitely a divide among the women, as evident from the start of this trip: Two blondes and a brunette and two brunettes and a blonde.

This was obvious from their attire and right on down to how they behaved about every little thing, until finally the tensions boiled over and WATCH OUT.

Vicki, for all her annoying characteristics, has been balancing cast members and friends like it's her job. Which we suppose it is. But wow, she's good.

Brianna and Ryan (and to an extent, Brooks) still present huge challenges for her emotionally, but the rest of the cast? They'd elect Vicki mayor.

She and Shannon Beador get along really well, which is not easy because it's Shannon, and because Tamra has it out for her for no real reason.

Vicki and Lizzie Rovsek also had fun at the latter's birthday dinner, even though they'd seem the least likely pair to ever hang out on the program.

Perhaps that's why learning that Tamra was still talking smack about Vicki's boyfriend Brooks Ayers left her in shock at that dinner table in Bali.

Tamra tried to mouth words to Vicki across the table trying to find out what's wrong. Vicki would not say. She looked away, looked down ... it was awkward.

The look on Vicki's face said it all. Devastation. It was as if part of her had been amputated by Tamra's scheming. Are we reading too much into this?

Tamra is not the only one who's had issues with Brooks Ayers. Nor will she be the last. But talking behind Vicki's back like this was going to bite her.

With no one in her corner, you wonder if that - even more than her Facebook post slamming Bravo - will get Tamra Barney fired from the franchise.

Watching her ganged up on by Lizzie and Danielle, plus Shannon and Vicki, was a sad. Lizzie says she's not a troublemaker, even as she clearly loves this.

Vicki hit the nail on the head, though, when she says that Tamra just can't have peace. This has really become obvious as Season 9 has progressed.

When Lizzie tells her she's the most insecure woman ever, Tamra bolts and Vicki bursts into tears about "losing" her. She may not have left her a choice.

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