Gretchen grows softer on Slade, Vicki will never stop worrying and Alexis could use a little more Jesus-time.
Gretchen, Larger than Life
As a romantic gesture for her birthday, Slade surprises Gretchen with a larger-than-life-size painting of Gretchen wearing a hat, painted by Slade’s friend, artist Daniel Maltzman. Although Gretchen wishes Slade had money, she truly appreciated the moment and the thought that went behind it, calling him a “strong man” for admitting he didn’t have money, but he did have a heart. I think our little girl is growing up, although she did mention she wouldn’t have minded a little jewelry instead.
Wining over Friendship
Vicki invited Alexis over for a friendly glass of wine and to discuss how they might mend their already non-existent friendship. In the OC, you never get a complete apology, or if you do, it’s always served chilled with a side of backhanded comment, but the girls seemed, at least on the surface, to agree to give their friendship a try. Alexis commented that Vicki looked a little over-dressed, but when Alexis took her jacket off, I was wondering if the black lace top she was wearing was attached to a thong and PVC boots. I guess when you’re a trophy wife, nothing is too over the top.
Money can’t buy you Class or Brains or Manners
Micah and Peggy like to throw a yearly dinner party and Peggy decided that this year she wanted to tryout some samples ala celebrity chef, Susan Feniger at her Border Grill. Apparently Peggy just heard the word “celebrity” and stopped her research there, because both she and Micah seemed totally unaware that Feniger’s specialty is Mexican food. All that Peggy knew was that Feniger had penned some books and owned restaurants, and that she was famous. Micah said he thought Mexican food would be good for a pool party. Kudos to Feniger for telling him, “Don’t say that,” and in the nicest way. Finally though, they decided on a menu and lucky, lucky Susan got the job, even though Micah won’t be getting his fried Oreos for dessert.
Vicki’s daughter, Briana is apparently dating fireman, and for the life of her, Vicki cannot figure out why Briana won’t introduce the two of them. “I don’t understand it,” says Vicki. Meanwhile, Briana and her friend (and Vicki’s office manager), Danielle, take a short jaunt to Vegas for some fun. Vicki was, of course, having a heart attack over the trip and took the time to remind Briana that her uncle was once “roofied” there and woke up in his hotel room naked with no money. Later Briana and Danielle get dressed up and get their drink on in a hookah bar in the hotel and are almost picked up by two women, one of whom wanted to kiss Briana. Good thing mama bear was back in OC. Briana joked that she wanted to piss off her mom and “… get married, roofied or get a tattoo.”
Fashion designer, Marisa Kenson, decided to have a runway show to show off her latest creations and she asked Tamra and Peggy to model. Peggy, a former professional spokesperson, also MC’d the show, and she did a fantastic job. Peggy’s hubby, Micah, and Tamra’s sweetie, Eddie, sat together and watched the show, proud of their blonde beauties. Unfortunately for Tamra, former OC Housewife, Jeana Keough was also asked to model, and she seemed to be plugging Tamra on details of her new not-so-single life. Jeana is best friends with Tamra’s ex, Simon, so you know she was fishing for news to bring back to him. On a pleasant note, Jeana has slimmed down to a size six, and she looks really good; now if she could just only ditch that smirk on her face. As Tamra put it, “Jeana looks great, she just has a nasty soul.”
Slashin’ the Fashion
Alexis met with her dress designer, Tal, and in a shocking, selfish, and all-about-her moment, took a scissor to the sleeves of Tal’s favorite design, which she called “her baby.” She just slashed the sleeves with a huge pair of sheers, and not even on a seam. Hey Andy Cohen, Tal should get the “Mazel of the Week,” one, for not crying, and two, for not picking up those scissors and cutting off Alexis’ extensions, or worse. How very Jesus-like of you Alexis.
Working out some Secrets
Ex-OC Housewife number two to hit the scene on Sunday was Lynne Curtin. She and Tamara were scheduled for a friendly workout with Fernanda at “The Art of Fitness” a gym Fernanda owns with her ex-wife. Tamra was a no-show, still feeling funny about her last conversation with Fernanda. Fernanda thinks that maybe Tamra’s feeling funny about a kiss they shared over a year ago-a real kiss-while Tamra was still married to Simon and Fernanda and her partner were still together as a couple. Being that this is the first time she heard the story, Fernanda’s ex was a little more than peeved. Our Latin lover was so embarrassed she had to leave the room. I personally think the Wives all have enough going on in the present, that they should just forget the past and move on already.
More drama is in store for next week’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and I, for one, do not plan on missing it, and neither should you. They’re on Bravo TV on Sunday nights, check your local listings.