How is Bravo hoping you’ll spend your Memorial Day holiday? Tuning in to a Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 marathon, natch. Who needs good weather and barbecues when you can yell at your television with a glass of wine in hand (we’re classy, we know)?
Starting at 1 pm ET/PT on May 26, the network will begin showing Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 from the very beginning. At 9 pm ET/PT, a brand new episode will air.
In case you’ve missed the last eight episodes, here’s a quick overview of what’s happened over the last couple of months.
Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson are trying to patch things up after their friendship unraveled last season. They’ve made amends to a certain extent, but things continue to be strained due to their business partnership (Tamra and Vicki co-own Wines by Wives) and differing opinions about Vicki’s love life.
Gretchen Rossi, now one of Tamra’s closest friends, goes through some growing pains of her own with boyfriend Slade Smiley. Slade has a new job as a radio host but is also dealing with his son’s complicated illness. Meanwhile, Gretchen wants babies of her own.
Alexis Bellino has found an ally in Vicki, but she continues to accuse the other women of “bullying” her and struggles to make peace within the group. And newcomer Lydia McLaughlin enters the fray carrying a bit of baggage of her own in the form of her mom, who was once addicted to marijuana and raised Lydia with a very hands-off approach.
Will you be marathoning Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 on Memorial Day?