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Lydia hosts a Salsa party tonight on The Real Housewives of Orange County! And Lauri stirs up trouble. 

Will Heather and Alexis be able to reach a truce? And what will be the fallout from Brooks' surprise appearance?

Let's pick up the pace and get this THG recap started!

The Ladies Get Ready To Dance

Lydia calls Heather to kvetch about motherhood and then asks Heather to talk to Alexis to make the peace before Lydia's Salsa party. Ugh. Always with the peacemaking, Lydia. Minus 5

Heather agrees to call Alexis one more time and hopes they can have an "intelligent, reasonable" conversation. 

This is Alexis we're talking about. What are the chances? Slim to none is my bet.

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When the women of The Real Housewives of Orange County party, they party. Or at least Vicki does. And she drags Tamra and Lydia along on her whoop-it-up spree.

Gretchen doesn't like it.

Things are heating up with the women south of the border! Let's recap it now with our THG +/- review!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Cast

Vicki, Tamra, and Lydia finally arrive at Andale's. Now maybe Vicki will shut up about whooping it up at Andale's. Maybe. (Probably not.)

Gretchen and Heather are in the back of the limo waiting for the end of the bathroom trip of eternity. Gretchen starts telling Heather the tales Laurie told her about Vicki and Heather doesn't want to hear it. Plus 2.

They get out of the limo and into a cab to go back to the resort. Tamra hails her own cab by dancing on top of one and declaring that there's no better woman to party with than Vicki Gunvalson.

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This week on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Gretchen plans a bachelorette party for Tamra. Even though Tamra and Eddie haven't set a date and have no plans to get married other than a ring?

Whatever. It's a vacation and there's booze. That means there's bound to be some fun.

We're recapping it all with our THG +/- review!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Cast

After Tamra's tearful conversation with her mom last week, she's ready to turn over a new, less-angry leaf. Lydia comes over for lemonade and a snack. She also hopes to broker peace between Tamra and Alexis. 

Lydia calls herself the "friendship whisperer" and says that this is all part of her master plan. Master plan for what, Lydia?? Maybe you should hit up your mom's house and bring along a bit of her stash for this. Minus 8.

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Tonight on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki will have to decide between Brooks and Baby Troy. Will she run away for a weekend with her lover or will her loyalty to Briana win out?

We know what we're hoping for. And it's certainly not more screen time for Brooks.

Find out who Vicki chooses as we recap tonight's episode with our THG +/- review!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Cast

Tamra and Heather kick off tonight's episode with a glass of wine and a little girl talk. Heather felt that Gretchen and Slade's behavior at Hot in Cleveland was disrespectful and weird. And it was. Minus 10.

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Tonight on The Real Housewives of Orange County, the gang travels to L.A. to watch Heather's taping of Hot In Cleveland. 

Are Vicki and Tamra close to a truce? What does Gretchen think?

Find out all of that and more as we break down tonight's episode with our THG +/- review!

Heather Dubrow on RHOC

At Casa Dubrow, Heather's heading to work on the set of Hot In Cleveland. Terry's stepping it up to help her out. Way to go, Terry! Plus 10.

Tamra stops in at a jewelry store to look for wedding bands for Eddie. Her plan is to get the ball rolling so he'll follow suit. Her friend Lauri stops in to help her shop. The jeweler pours a glass of champagne to "loosen her up." Pretty sure it didn't take champagne. 

Lauri tells Tamra that her goal after marrying her husband George was to blend their family. Then she invokes She Who Will Not Be Named (Vicki) and Tamra tells Lauri all about how she was the only one who stood by Vicki and all the drama with Brooks.

Apparently Vicki breached confidences between Tamra and Simon and broke girl code. Minus 5

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If there's one thing The Real Housewives of Orange County love, it's wine. Vicki and Tamra launched Wines by Wives last season and now it's time to focus on building their business.

Except they're not really friends anymore, so this should make for interesting office politics.

Join us now as we break it all down with our THG +/- system!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Cast

At Casa Dubrow, Terry asks the most disgusting question a husband can ask a wife. "Do you want to cut my toenails?" Minus 20

These two are still on the outs following their dinner the night before. She tries to explain why she was hurt the night before and he just goes right on clipping his toenails. Minus 10

Heather's issue is that she needs support from Terry instead of jokes. Terry cracks another joke.

Get it together, you two!

The wine is in and Tamra checks to make sure she's the center wife on the label. She and Eddie head out to Malibu for a little wine tasting with the girls. 

Tamra's jealous of Eddie's bike and says if there's anyone he would ever have an affair with, it would be his bike.

Vicki climbs into the limo with the Dubrows and the McLaughlins. She's feeling like a fifth wheel as the only person on the trip without a significant other.

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Things don't seem to be so sunny for the Real Housewives of Orange County. Relationship troubles abound for these buxom blondes (and Heather and Lydia). 

Will Vicki and Tamra ever be friends again? How does Terry really feel about Heather working?

Find out that and more in our THG +/- recap!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Cast

Tamra, Heather, and Lydia meet for lunch and split a bottle of "champs." Heather believes Lydia deserves her own chance to fit in independent of Alexis. 

Lydia's mom likes glitter. She calls it "fairy dust." Minus 5.

She sprinkles it on people who are having a bad day. Lydia's mom should probably sprinkle some fairy dust all over these women. 

Tamra calls herself "vocal." Lydia calls her "straight crazy." 

Talk turns to Alexis and Tamra calls Alexis a puppy who craps on the floor. Oh, Tamra. Such a way with words.

At the Bellino house, Jim's gotten new "flannels" and Alexis is de-facing herself for the night. This has to be an hour-long process, removing all her makeup. 

Jim wonders why Alexis went to the party at all and Alexis says that if she could go back in time she wouldn't have gone. Then Jim called her insane? I think? 

Minus 30 for making us watch Jim moisturize his face.

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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.

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There's a new housewife in town on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Lydia McLaughlin joins the crew.

Will the truce between Vicki and Tamra hold? How will Lydia fit in with the rest of the women?

We're about to find out!.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Cast

Alexis is the first housewife invited over to Vicki's house to meet Baby Troy. She brings lunch. Plus 10. That's how it works. A new baby is born and people should take food.

That baby is so cute. He's like a grumpy little old man! Plus 15 for cuteness!

Everything is going great and then Alexis brings up Brooks. Briana gets really quiet and gives a telling "huh." Vicki says she can't explain what's going on with Brooks to anyone because even she doesn't know what's going on. But it seems that she's not saying anything because Briana's at the table. 

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