Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Season 8, Episode 7 — Heather Talks Divorce!
Tonight's Real Housewives of Orange County recap is all about wine and the "D"-word. Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney get angry at the Malibu wine tasting, while things get tense for Heather Dubrow and Terry. So get some hair plugs, grab your bike, and clip your toenails!
To Tutor or Not to Tutor
Heather and Terry are at home, and we aren't shocked to learn that Heather doesn't want to cut Terry's toenails. (Hang on a second — we just projectile vomited at that mental image.) We also aren't shocked to see that Terry cannot stop cracking jokes with Heather, even though she's making it clear he hasn't been supporting her. Note to self: Never say "tutor" twice around Terry.
The ladies head to Malibu for a Wine by Wives wine tasting. Tension lingers between Tamra and Vicki, as Tamra feels Vicki hasn't been pulling her weight within their company. Meanwhile, Vicki doesn't appear glad to be on the trip, as she is the only person who isn't part of a couple.
However, Vicki isn't going out of her way to endear people to her, as we see her ask someone at the winery whether his 24-year-old daughter is actually his girlfriend. Good call, Vicki.
Time to Recharge
Alexis is thankfully not along on the winery trip — instead, she and Jim discuss trampolines and hair plugs — but her name certainly comes up. Tamra commends Lydia for not letting Alexis off the hook at Tamra's dinner party. The ladies then ask about Vicki's vodka line, as Tamra doesn't appreciate that she's starting her own beverage company.
Tamra brings up Eddie's six-hour bike ride, along with the fact that he's not nearly as committed to their wedding. Eddie explains that he needs the bike rides to "recharge." Frankly, we'd be recharged after about six minutes on a bike, but that's just us.
Talk turns to Heather and Terry's tension, and Terry shockingly admits to the group that he brought up the word "divorce" with Heather. This stuns the other women, and Heather starts crying, saying that she's embarrassed.
Everyone starts tasting a ton of wine — except for Vicki, who apparently thinks this is a coat-trying-on party. Tamra says Vicki would be more involved if this was an event for her vodka line, and the two make accusations about who is or isn't performing for their business. Needless to say, the word "performing" gets used a lot.
Tamra Bids Vicki a Fond Farewell
Vicki decides that she's gonna hit the road, as she plans to attend a dinner party in L.A. Tamra isn't pleased, and she explains this in a calm, rational manner. No, wait — Tamra actually calls Vicki a "bitch" as she walks away, leading Vicki to call her "miserable." This sounds like one stable business.
Outside, Terry tell Heather that he told the ladies about the "divorce" convo because he didn't want them to think he and Heather were overreacting. However, he now acknowledges that he shouldn't have told the other women. (Ya think?!) Heather thinks Terry is trying to hurt her, and they agree to pick up the discussion in a week. Yikes.
Finally, Tamra and Eddie meet up for dinner back in L.A., and Tamra regrets losing her cool with Vicki. She says that her family never talked things out, so she has a hard time expressing her emotions without exploding. Eddie agrees this could be a problem for them, which probably isn't the support Tamra was looking for.
All in all, this was a stressful episode. We're bummed that Vicki and Tamra just can't see eye-to-eye, but we're proud of Tamra for acknowledging that she has some anger issues. We're also very worried about Heather and Terry. Get your act together, Terry!
In the meantime, we need to recharge — not with an endless bike ride, but with wine. Maybe that's just us.