Real Housewives of Orange County – Season Finale – by Stars99
Note: Woo hoo! We’re at the finale! Yippie! I’ve got to say that at least for me… this was a GREAT finale! Not to give too much away – but Lydia gets all up into Slade’s grill and tells him off. I mean really, could it get any better than that? Gotta say I’m shocked at how much I’ve enjoyed this franchise this season – Sure it’s made me crazy and question my own mental health for continuing to watch… but overall… it’s just been really fun! You guys have helped make it way too much fun for words! Thanks so much! I also need to give a big shout out to Mr. Stars99 because over the last several weeks he’s been operating the remote control for me so I don’t have to take my hands off the keyboard as I feverishly type the first draft of the recaps while painstakingly watching the show. He always goes way above the call of duty and really does deserve combat pay for the zillions of rewinds and pauses he does – PLUS I can put my feet up on the couch all I want… lol (If you haven’t seen the episode, this will all make sense soon… just keep reading… lol) Thanks being part of this roller coaster ride this season… And we still have the reunion shows in which to look forward! Woo hoo!
***WARNING*** I have chosen not to sensor this particular recap when I’m quoting people and their quote happens to include cussing… I was shocked and appalled at some of it… and I’ve included it so you get a complete picture of what actually happened since I know many of you don’t even watch the show anymore… but I’m so thankful you take the time to read about what happened… = )
Okay, we’re back at Vicki’s house which has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland as homage to their recent Whistler ski trip. But unlike the Whistler trip and I’ve got to admit that I’m shocked at it – but Lauri is nowhere to be found. Seriously – I kept my eyes peeled cuz I just knew the gooberhead would show up… but nope! We can all rest a little easier, can’t we? Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya, Lauri!
The rest of the housewives are sitting around a table talking about Gretchen before she gets there. It seems like everyone has something to say and they’re talking about how Gretchen never says she’s sorry for anything and how she’s always late. By the way, she’s late to this party, too… Color me so surprised! Gretchen and Slade walk in and everyone suddenly goes radio silent and they all must be secretly wondering if Gretchen overheard their conversation as she entered. Don’t worry you guys – I don’t think she heard anything at the time – but she will be watching this episode – so I don’t understand what the big whoop is…lol.. Gretchen is acting like everything is fine and this flips Tamra’s fig because Gretchen has been ignoring Tamra since the Whistler trip. When greeting Lydia, Slade looks at her outfit and says, “Look at you – It’s like ‘Dancing with the Stars.” Lydia responds, “Thanks for the backhanded compliment.” Then, in Lydia’s talking head she says, “Douche Lord speaks again!” I’m already on the floor laffing my fool head off. I rub my hands together in gleeful anticipation of the night’s events…. In her talking head, Gretchen says that she felt that the entire vibe of the room changed when she got there… but really, how would she know? She JUST GOT THERE… Sometimes she just makes my head spin.
Briana is showing off Troy to the other women. Ryan is talking to Gretchen and Slade and giving them an earful about the amount of dirt he has on Brooks. Ryan tells them that Vicki has no say regarding if Brooks is allowed at the house or not – because Vicki made an agreement when they first moved in… For some inexplicable reason Ryan decides to throw Vicki under the bus in front of two of her arch enemies of the group – I don’t get it, really. Ryan is telling Gretchen and Slade that Vicki is trying to say that everything is perfect with Brooks and that he’s a great man – but that Brooks is not what he says he is. Ryan likens him to a car salesman. I personally think that’s an affront to car salesmen but then again I don’t particularly like Brooks. In her talking head, Gretchen talks about Vicki and about her, “Banging 12 guys when she was married…” (Jibber jabber, jibber jabber.) Gretchen says Brooks seems like a really nice guy – but Ryan has other thoughts.
Lydia is introducing her Mom as a “stoner.” Not so nice, Lydia… Tamra calls someone, “Sugar Tits.” It almost seemed like she called Judy that (Lydia’s Mom) but she wouldn’t have done that, would she? Perhaps her words were towards Vicki since she’s wearing a dress cut down to her navel. It comes out that Judy is 64 years old… In other news, Gretchen can’t handle eating a whole hors d’oeuvre because it’s too big for her mouth. I think it’s quite possibly because her foot is permanently lodged there, but I digress. Slade greets Terry and says that he will sit next to him, and calls him “Sugar Nipples.” I know… I don’t get it, either. I just recap it as I see it… lol… There’s probably a Mel Gibson joke in here somewhere… but do I really need to go there?
Heather sits down with Gretchen and asks her why she isn’t talking to her. Gretchen says that she’s hurt. Gretchen feels like Heather was telling the others that she wasn’t offered a role in Malibu Country. KMN – are we REALLY going to talk about this again? Heather thinks Gretchen is angry because she feels Heather threw her under the bus. Heather clarifies she would never ever throw Gretchen under the bus with people in “the industry” because Heather knows Gretchen wants to be in “the industry.” Gretchen says she does not want to be in “the industry” because she’s focused on her fashion and beauty stuff right now. Gretchen tells Heather she doesn’t want to “compete” with Heather. Heather bursts out, “Oh, there’s NO competition.” Gretchen is confusing to Heather. Gretchen feels like Heather sent her a “degrading” text. Heather says she’s only asked Gretchen and Slade one time to come and support her (during the “Hot in Cleveland” filming) and that they were an hour late. Then, they were too busy getting up from their seats to take phone calls and stuff to actually watch the taping. Heather feels like she’s been a very good friend to Gretchen and Slade. Slade says the only time they got up to leave is when they went to the restroom… And this, this is why I love these episodes, because of course they show us the footage of he and Gretchen talking off to the side about stuff while the taping is going on….lol… C’mon… haven’t you learned by now it does you no good to lie about stuff we have on camera? It just confounds me. Heather tells them that she left her children for 3 days last year to go to Las Vegas to support Gretchen and that her phone was in her purse the whole time. Heather would have liked the same courtesy from them.
Heather continues, “For you to sit me down about “Malibu Country” and tell me I’m not a good friend…” Slade says, “I’m sorry you feel that way.” Heather says, “You missed 3 out of 5 of my scenes…” Gretchen and Slade are trying to make excuses and say irritating stuff while not taking any responsibility for their actions. Gosh, Slade really does qualify as a Real Housewife, doesn’t he? “Not taking responsibility for actions” is like criteria #3 on the list of RH qualifications. Heather says, “It may not have been your intention… but that’s what happened.” Heather says Gretchen should be saying she’s sorry and that it was wrong – period. Gretchen tells Heather, “I feel bad because you were obviously hurt by that.” Her Royal Heathership wants to be clear and futilely attempts to explain the difference between apologizing that Heather felt bad vs. apologizing for the actions themselves. Heather just wants Gretchen to own it. Good luck with that! Heather says, “When you’re wrong apologize… When I’m wrong, I apologize.” Gretchen thinks the whole thing is a wash since they’ve both been at fault. Heather is glad they talked about it and for some reason they hug it out.
oooOOoo Vicki has a present for Tamra…ooOOoo Could it be a friendship bracelet? Oh, it is! Oholynightthestarsarebrightlyshining… Vicki, in what can only be described as a “friendship commitment ceremony moment” says, “I love you with all my heart… Will you be my best friend again?”… Since evidently, we’re still in Junior High, Vicki boasts that it’s a bigger bracelet than what Gretchen gave Tamra last year and that she, “Threw some bling on there, bitch.” In her talking head, Tamra tells us that she started the friendship bracelet thing but that now she’d much prefer “friendship shoes.”
Alexis tells Tamra that she’s gotten close to Vicki and that Vicki has really missed Tamra and her friendship. She even said that Vicki “yearned for her” which was a little odd to me, but I think she meant well. Alexis, her husband, Jim, and Tamra start talking about Brooks and that Vicki probably just needs them all to leave her alone about Brooks. Then Jim, in a high and mighty way and not at all in a loving partner kind of way, says of Alexis, “I allow her to learn things the hard way… if my opinion isn’t invited then I try not to interject anymore.” I don’t think he realizes what he’s saying half the time. Tamra tells him that she thinks that Alexis is a really good person and Alexis wouldn’t love someone who isn’t a good person and using the “Transitive Property of Equality” deduces that therefore Jim is a good person. Tamra says to Jim, “I apologize for ever judging you in any way… I prejudged you without getting to know you. “You’re a tough nut to crack…but you’re a good person and I see why she loves you.” A 7.3 earthquake was felt throughout California because all of our jaws dropped and hit the floor simultaneously at this apology. I’m still feeling the aftershocks, but I do live near the epicenter. Alexis tells us that she was madder at Tamra for what she said about Jim than for anything she had said about her. Tamra’s words bring Jim to tears and Alexis is blubbering and wiping her tears off on Jim’s scarf. “You’re ruining a $1,000 scarf” says Jim. In her talking head, Tamra says, “Jim, did you seriously just price drop your scarf?” This of course, is ironic – because it’s a perfect example of why people got so mad at Alexis in the first place. The other women thought Alexis was really pretentious because she continuously told them about all the pricey material things they owned, etc. Not that any of the rest of them were guilty of the same thing, nooOOOooo! Lolol.
Gretchen is talking to Judy, Lydia’s Mom who tells her she has real fairy dust. Gretchen asks, “What’s real fairy dust? Do you talk to fairies and they give it to you?” Judy says, “Well, I do buy it from the store. While this is going on, Terry is inexplicably mesmerized by what looks like big, honkin’ marshmallows… I’m not quite sure… The party continues… people are laughing… Lydia looks around and wonders aloud, “Where’s Mom?”
Then you hear it… You don’t see it, mind you – but you hear exactly what is going on in another room. The exchange is as clear as a bell… You hear Ryan’s booming, irritated voice, saying, “Why do you have your feet on the couch?” Then Judy playfully responds, “If you don’t watch out… I’m gonna fairy dust you and then you’ll be sparkly!” Then Ryan, who is so not amused, and who chooses to be Captain Asshole in tonight’s “I kid you not” flurry of “infurryating” comments says, “Then I’ll throw you out if you don’t get your feet of my couch, I ain’t fucking around. I don’t care how drunk you are, I’ll throw your ass out.” Judy very politely says, “Excuse me sir, but I’ve had one drink and don’t piss me off.” Ryan’s voice continues to rise, “I don’t give a fuck how many drinks you’ve had… I’ll throw you out right now and don’t think I won’t.” Judy understandably asks, “Who are you?” And Ryan, because he really is acting like a first class jerk, says, “Do I need to tell you?” Then Ryan almost says that he owns this house…. But then backtracks and says, “I live here so I’m going to throw you out right now.” Judy says, “I should have known.” Ryan snidely says, “You should have known… You want to leave? It’ll happen like that…” Judy says, “I’m sorry if I disrespected you.” Ryan snottily says, “Oh, you’re sorry – that’s fine.” Judy says, “But my feet hurt so I put them up.” Ryan responded, “Well if your feet hurt – Go get a fucking massage.” Judy politely asks, “Would you stop using the word “fuck”?” I know, I know… I can’t believe it, myself! But I heard it with my own ears and while I may have gotten a word wrong here or there – it’s pretty close to being word for word accurate.
A very shaken Judy walks up to hostess Vicki who was busy laughing and having a good time. She began to tell her what had just happened… She told her that Vicki’s son had freaked out at her… Vicki was saying incredulously, “Michael did?” Then she figured it out and wanted clarification, “My son or my son-in-law?” Judy wasn’t sure – but then Ryan joins them and proceeds to tell his own whitewashed version of the story. He tells Vicki that Judy had her feet on the couch. He went up to her and said, “Can you get your feet off the couch” – Vicki interjects to tell him that she’s Lydia’s Mother – Ryan doesn’t care and says, “I don’t care whose Mom it is – She disrespected the house, and I said, “Can you please take your feet down.” And Ryan, while looking at Judy said, “You didn’t – and you laughed at me… You said, ‘Who are you?’” Judy begins to attempt to correct him, “I didn’t say that then…” Then Vicki’s brother, Billy walks up and Ryan gives him a synopsis and says, “At the end of the day – You don’t disrespect people’s furniture. Judy tells him that her feet were hurting and Ryan gets right in her face and says, “What did I tell you?” and he walks off. Judy explains to Vicki that she thinks Ryan may have had too much to drink… Briana who is off to the side of the group explains that it’s a brand new couch. Lydia walks up and is amazed at what is going on. She tells us that her Mom is the sweetest, nicest person in the world – What could she have done to be kicked out of this party? Lydia says, “I mean did she fairy dust the wrong person?” Judy tells Lydia, “I’ve never been treated like that.” Lydia decides that maybe they will just go. Vicki tries to soothe Judy by rubbing her back – and Ryan yells at Vicki from afar, “Don’t hug her” and immediately Vicki takes her hand off of Judy’s back. Ryan then spouts off some nonsense about how Vicki should, “Stand up for your family.” Ryan, because he just hasn’t made enough of an ass out of himself yet, says, “We’re gonna throw her ass out – I’m not fucking around!” Briana tells him to, “Stop, stop.” Briana says she doesn’t know what happened – but that she’s just thinking that her Mom is going to kill whoever ruined her couch. (Wait – who said anything about ruining a couch? Judy didn’t spill on it or anything….) Briana explains that Vicki treats her house like a museum – Everyone has to take their shoes off and that they can’t touch anything. Ryan gets right in Vicki’s face and tells her that Judy disrespected Ryan. Briana is telling Vicki that Ryan is, “Defending your house.” Ryan tells Vicki that Judy was a bitch… and that she had said, “Who the fuck are you? Who the fuck are you?” and that he told her, “Bitch, I live here.” I’ve seen some rewriting of history… but this is the craziest edition, ever!
Lydia calmly tells them that they’re leaving. Ryan continues his rampage, “Don’t talk to me like that…” Lydia tries to correct him by telling him what she heard about how things actually happened, but before she could say anything, Ryan said, “I’m sure it’s a he said/she said.” No actually Ryan, we have it on tape. Shall we play it back for you? Vicki tells Judy she’s sorry but then Ryan tells Vicki, “Don’t apologize for other people.” Omg. Judy is walking through the door saying that she thinks she has to leave… and at that same time Ryan is coming through the door the opposite way and says, “You DO have to leave.” Okay, let’s just pause for a moment… this is a guy who is going back oversees as part of the military. I honestly can’t tell if he had too much to drink that night… or if this was evidence of PTSD or something… or if he’s just a controlling jerk. But I’m telling you, something is radically wrong – and the people near him need to intervene somehow whatever the situation – for everyone’s safety and health. This was crazy, man… I mean way more wackadoo than our usual HW manufactured drama situations…
Billy tells Briana and Ryan they need to “Cool it.” He tells them that it’s Vicki’s house and they should let Vicki deal with things. Ryan says, “We pay rent here.” Billy says, “I don’t care if you pay rent – it’s Vicki’s house. If you guys want to leave – You can leave.” Ryan rudely physically turns his back on Billy. Undaunted, as they walk away, Billy yells at them, “You’ve got to stop this bullshit every frickin’ time… It’s gotta stop, Bud, it’s got to stop!”
Vicki talks to Judy and Lydia as they’re trying to leave. Lydia tells Vicki that her Mother would never say that kind of thing – and Vicki says she knows she didn’t say it. Lydia is crying because her Mom is so upset. In her talking head, Lydia wonders why you would have a 200 person party if stuff is so important to you? Vicki tells them that she doesn’t care about stuff – it’s all just stuff. By now I’m screaming at the TV that Judy didn’t ruin or hurt anything at all!!! Tamra tells Vicki that she should go and talk to Ryan. Vicki tells her that she’s already tried. In her talking head, Vicki says she is friends with Lydia and she’s worried that if she leaves like this – that Lydia will leave thinking that she can’t be friends with Vicki anymore because of this issue. Vicki promises that if they will stay that she will banish Ryan to the bedroom. Vicki really wants them to stay and to enjoy the evening and tells them so. Lydia just wants her Mom to feel comfortable… Vicki apologizes. Lydia doesn’t want her Mom to feel attacked. Judy says she just wanted to rip his balls off… (Funny, no?… Well, unless you’re a guy, I guess….) Tamra tells her maybe she should have… Tamra lightheartedly says, “Why can’t we all go light up a doobie.” Everyone laughs… well, maybe not everyone.
Vicki comes back into the house looking for Briana and Ryan and asks her “Wine by Wives” business partner where her daughter is? He tells her he thinks they went upstairs… Vicki says, “Good, they needed to…” I’m inviting my guests back. Billy comes up to Vicki and says that he’s tired of Ryan’s bullshit…. Tamra tells her she thinks Vicki should step up and put her foot down – this is HER house. Vicki is sure that Briana is embarrassed. (Ummm, wrong-o…) Then Vicki tries to explain to us in her talking head that Ryan is under a lot of stress. He is leaving his brand new bride and his brand new baby to go back to Afghanistan. His stress level is at an all-time high…
Vicki tells Lydia that this is kind of thing is just not acceptable. Vicki is really sorry and promises that Ryan is never going to make someone cry again in her house… Vicki tells her that she takes full responsibility for all of this. They talk about fairy dust and I have some suggestions of where Ryan should be fairy dusted, but fortunately I keep them to myself. Vicki says, “Just pray for him, Briana and Troy… Now, shoo, shoo! Go have fun!”
“Ryan has crossed the line tonight,” Vicki says aloud as she’s going upstairs. “When you’re in my home, you respect me and all women.” Meanwhile, Ryan is busy spinning his web of lies to Briana about how Judy told him to, “Fuck off.” Briana tells him that her Mom just didn’t know the whole situation… Well, Briana, neither did you! Ryan says that Vicki went to Judy’s defense, and that there are certain factors that went off. But before he could go any further Vicki walks in the door. She asks them if they’re okay… Condescendingly Ryan says, “Yeah, we’re great.” Ryan says he felt disrespected by a woman in Vicki’s house and that she went “to her side.” Vicki says that she doesn’t know what happened – but that all she knows was that Ryan was yelling at an “elderly lady.” Ryan tells her not to say that. Vicki says, “She’s 64 years old.” Vicki says that it was supposed to be a nice party… Ryan actually says, “And it was, until an entitled bitch sits there and got in my face.” In her talking head, Vicki says she’s had enough… Ryan walks off and Vicki tells Briana, “I know it comes from a good place but it’s just his delivery that we have problems with.” Vicki tells Briana that he’s, “A loose cannon.” Briana tells her to stop saying stuff like that. Vicki says that Judy didn’t do anything that deserves getting yelled at… Briana stubbornly stands by her man and justifies Ryan’s atrocious actions by saying, “He’s different than us” because he doesn’t take anybody’s crap. I’m sure she’s right – Ryan doesn’t take anyone’s crap because he’s so full of it himself! At least in PPHO…
Vicki sits Briana down and talks with her about Brooks. Now, I know this is the finale and everything is supposed to be tied up with a bow… but really? Why on earth would Vicki choose this moment to talk to Briana about this subject? Lol… Vicki says, “At the end of the day, it’s my life” and she breaks the news that she and Brooks are going to start dating again. Briana reaffirms her position that if Vicki wants to have Brooks come to the house, then she’s not going to be there and that she will move out. Vicki’s attitude was kind of like, “Go ahead.” Put a fork in Vicki cuz she’s done….done… done…
Heather tells Alexis that she wants her and her family to come over sometime. Alexis is surprised their friendship has progressed that far and proceeds to get really giddy. Her Royal Heathership says in her talking head, “Calm down, it’s just lunch. This is not the sisterhood of the traveling pants.” But no one is raining on Alexis’ parade.
Tamra and Gretchen have a big sit down conversation. O joy, O rapture. Tamra says, “I feel we’re in a really weird place.” Tamra told Gretchen that she wanted to meet with her last week but that Gretchen didn’t have time for her and that it hurt her feelings. Tamra says, “As your friend, this is what I need from you – I need you to be honest with me.” Wow, perhaps Tamra has been seeing a Dr. V of her own? Gretchen thinks she has been honest with Tamra but that Tamra hasn’t been honest with her about her relationship with Alexis and Vicki. Tamra is befuddled at why Gretchen would care about whether they all made up or not. Tamra says, “Just because we’re friends – it doesn’t mean we share one heart.” Gretchen says, “You can’t tell me one week how much you hate and despise them… and then the next week…” and you hear indecipherable Junior High gibberish from Gretchen that’s really not worth figuring out. Gretchen brings up the wedding dress shopping day AGAIN… Tamra says that it was her “fucking day” and basically that she should have whomever she wants in attendance. Then they talk about the “Malibu Country” situation once again. Tamra reminds Gretchen that she had said, “I chose to be there for you and I turned down a role in a sitcom.” Omg…Didn’t we already hash this out like 89 times? The bottom line is that Tamra just wants Gretchen to be honest with her. Gretchen wants them to be honest about what they’re feeling and move on… They hug it out. Whew. I almost lost it there…. But then I would have missed the beauty of what comes next…
Vicki asks Gretchen to bring Slade over because Slade has inspired her. Slade is there, and it looks like most of the cast is standing there, too. Vicki says that Slade has been making fun of her for a long time. Although Slade has called her, “Tupperware face” that Vicki is proud of herself. Sure, she’s done some “tweaking.” Vicki tells Slade that when you make fun of a woman’s looks it’s always hurtful. Stupidly, Slade corrects her, “It CAN be hurtful.” Vicki continues, “At the end of the day, I’m better and beautiful.” Vicki soliloquizes that every day she is striving to be the very best she can be. She tells Slade that his comments about her resembling, “Miss Piggy” inspired her to create a bacon vodka line. She hands Slade a bottle of, “Vicki’s Vodka” and says, “And you are going to have the very first bottle – in honor of “Miss Piggy…” In her talking head, in the most condescending and snarkily mocking way, Gretchen says, “Buy Vicki’s Vodka – at your local crap store.” Gretchen suggests that perhaps they should have “Deadbeat Dad” vodka, too… Actually, I’m all for it – If the proceeds go to pay for Grayson’s medical bills. Slade says that Vicki makes just as many mean comments about him as he does about her. Vicki says, “But not about looks. Slade says, “No, it’s about my character.” Slade tries to convince us in his talking head that he doesn’t attack women. And because he’s been itching to say it all season, he suggests that Vicki should, “Put away your penis, quit being a dick and then maybe someone would treat you like a woman.” Of course that was also in his talking head interview because Slade doesn’t have the guts to say it to Vicki’s face. Vicki tells Slade to be careful of his tongue when he’s talking about women’s looks. In a raised voice Slade says he doesn’t need to be careful of his tongue. Lydia thinks that Slade just doesn’t get it…and how his words can hurt. She again mentions that Vicki had plastic surgery on her face so she wouldn’t look like “Miss Piggy.” Slade says he hasn’t treated Vicki any differently than she’s treated him. Lydia chimes in that she hasn’t done anything to Slade yet he has treated her differently. Slade insists that he complimented her. Lydia calls, “BS – You were in the corner whispering to Gretchen that I needed to eat a cheeseburger.” Slade tries to say that he had said she was skinny and looked like a ballerina. Lydia disagrees and thinks that he didn’t say that but even if he did that it was only after she called him out on the cheeseburger thing. Lydia turns to Gretchen and asks her point blank if Slade called Lydia a ballerina. Of course Gretchen sides with Slade. Lydia exasperatingly says, “Why do I even try with you?” In her talking head, Lydia says that there is no real dealing with Gretchen and Slade. She says, “I’m not going to be listening to his radio show any time soon… I’ m not going to be carrying a “Gretchen Christine” tote any time soon, I can tell you that!” Lydia tells Slade that he needs to take some responsibility for putting down women. Lydia says, “I’ve never done anything to you – You can justify it with Vicki.” Slade continues to pretend it wasn’t a putdown. Lydia beautifully and pointedly says, “Screw you, it’s a total putdown.” Alexis says that it crushed Lydia when he said that and that he should just say, “I’m sorry. Slade said, “I did… I apologized to you.” But Lydia is on a roll and says, “Dirty is dirty is dirty… and you’re dirty.” Vicki goes one better and tells Gretchen that Slade is, “A piece of shit.” Vicki says that she has not spoken about Slade for over 3 years. Gretchen thinks that Vicki is allowed to say whatever she wants about everyone else. Vicki screams, “It’s hurtful… don’t you get it? You’re a woman!” Lydia continues to berate Slade and says, “Screw you… I believe you’re a jerk and you’re talking out of your ass right now… Your words affect women.” Slade says, “And women’s words hurt me.” Lydia says, “Your words hurt me – and you’re sounding so evil right now.” Meanwhile, Vicki is saying she can’t stand Slade, that he’s disgusting, and that she wishes Gretchen good luck with him.
And because she’s sad she hasn’t been a part of the evening’s drama, Tamra tells Slade he needs to be a little bit more sensitive when it comes to women’s feelings. But of course she and everyone else are just wasting their breath… Now it’s time for their final comments of the season… Well, at least until the Reunion…lol
Vicki philosophizes, “This year has been definitely tough on relationships.” Bravo tells us, “Soon after the party, Vicki broke up with Brooks. Then got back together… then broke up again. According to Vicki, “It’s complicated.” (I’m sure that’s her perpetual FB relationship status.) Bravo further tells us, “Ryan is still serving in Afghanistan. Briana and baby Troy are moving into their own apartment. Brooks won’t be allowed to visit.” I’m so surprised.
Heather summarizes the year by saying, “Marriage is not easy.” Although they hit some bumps this year… she just wants to keep going and growing… Bravo tells us, “Heather did not reprise her role on “Malibu Country” because it was cancelled. Her next role will be lead designer of the new Dubrow mansion.”
Alexis tells us that she never pictured herself ever being able to be friends with this group of women again or being as strong as she is. She says, “I feel that in life there is no testimony without a test…” Bravo tells us, “Alexis is still pursuing her acting career. She has not run into Heather at any audition… or Gretchen.”
Tamra says she’s made a lot of changes this year – and that she just doesn’t want to be that person who explodes when someone says the wrong thing to her. Bravo says, “CUT Fitness is open for business. Eddie is relieved that money is finally coming in. But Tamra isn’t telling him that she’s spending it all on the wedding.” Right, as if her wedding isn’t being paid for by Bravo or being provided free or at a drastically reduced price by the vendors since it will be televised and they will get easy advertising.
Lydia tells us, “If you always live your life according to the convictions that you have – then you can never really go wrong.” Bravo tells us, “Lydia and her Mother, Judy, are closer than ever. Judy is not allowed to smoke pot in the house. But she can put her feet on the couch anytime she wants.” Yes, I stole this line for my intro… lol…
Do we really need to do Gretchen’s? Okay, Gretchen says she’s experienced some of the toughest lows and some of the biggest highs of her life with Slade and their relationship. Gretchen says that it’s helped her realize that they can get through really tough times and that nothing is going to get in their way. Bravo tells us, “Slade’s radio station was bought by a Christian broadcaster. Slade’s show was cancelled and the station won’t be playing Gretchen’s new single again.” Thank, God!
Heather offers the final musings of the season, “This year has been interesting – it has been mercurial… It’s been exciting at times, upsetting a times – but that’s friendship and we will be able to move forward and it makes the good times that much sweeter.” I think it’s a tad “ironic” that Heather uses a word that most of us will have to look up to know exactly what she was trying to say. Here… let me save us all some time, “mercurial” means, “changeable, unpredictable, volatile, fickle, flighty, or erratic.” You’re welcome! = ) Oh, and by the way, the season is complete, because Terry FINALLY got his onion rings!
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