The Real Housewives of Orange County continued the Brooks Ayers cancer saga this week, but with a new critic leading the charge and piling it on.
Picking up where last week left off, The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10 Episode 18 kept the intensity level high as we learned:
- That Vicki Gunvalson thinks Satan is behind this;
- That her daughter Briana wants to KILL Brooks.
Regarding point number one, Vicki felt the evil nature of her co-stars' assumptions about Brooks Ayers faking cancer had to be the devil's work.
"When is enough enough?" Vicki asked. "He's got cancer."
Does he, though? Briana Culberson was not a fan of Brooks before hating on Brooks was popular. And she's not exactly slowing down now.
Briana only stayed at her mom's house during her visit to the O.C. because Ayers was away on business. Even then, she felt his bad vibes.
"It feels heavy and uncomfortable and there's just kind of a nasty feeling when you walk in the door," Culberson told her husband, Ryan.
Ryan, for his part, noted the "weird musk" of Ayers' existence.
If you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you know that for the women, it's equally confusing why Vicki defends him SO passionately.
Briana said there is "absolutely nothing Brooks can do for me to accept him" and that Vicki "fights to make something work that shouldn't work."
Because she doesn't want to be alone is Briana's theory.
Incredibly, this was BEFORE SHE KNEW about the cancer situation, which she conveniently found out about during an outing with Tamra Barney.
According to Briana, this was shocking on multiple levels.
When she first met Brooks, she said, he talked about having pancreatic cancer ... only to admit after detailed questioning that it was pancreatitis.
Tamra's details about Ayers made Bri more skeptical.
"I'll kill him. I'll kill him myself," Briana told Tamra after hearing the latest scandal. "She's gonna find out ... or he's just going to be 'cured' one day."
This cast a pall over Tamra's baptism - which she orchestrated after an especially trying period of her life, and which all the women planned to attend.
While the occasion was meant to make everyone reflective in a peaceful, positive and introspective way, it just made Gunvalson dig in even more.
"The truth is always the truth," the O.G. of the O.C. said.
"Satan loves confusion. This is Satan's work."
No ma'am. It's just Bravo's.