This week's Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, Episode 6 recap is all about wine — and after watching the stressful episode, we could use a glass (or five). So grab your math homework, inject gold into your body, and keep your purse off the ground!
Just Say No to
The episode begins with Tamra Barney and Heather Dubrow meeting up at a restaurant with Lydia McLaughlin. Despite Lydia and Tamra not seeing eye-to-eye about Lydia's mom's love of pixie dust — c'mon, Tamra, who doesn't keep pixie dust with them at all times? — Lydia agrees with Tamra that Alexis Bellino isn't always her true self.
Alexis and husband Jim both get ready for bed on opposite sides of their mammoth bathroom, with Alexis trying to decide if she can forgive the ladies. She thinks that she can't keep turning her cheek, and then she uses the word "cheek" a lot. Meanwhile, Jim wants Alexis to realize that God would only preach forgiveness to a point.
Vicki Gunvalson and son-in-law Ryan install a car seat in the middle of the night, since we all know that the middle of the night is the best time for tasks that involve children's safety. Ryan threatens to move his family out of the home when Vicki says she wants Brooks Ayers to come over.
Gretchen Rossi sits down with Slade Smiley as they discuss his difficult situation with his son. Gretchen says it's hard that young Grayson is in New York, meaning Slade has to constantly travel. Gretchen wanted to focus on having kids of their own, but she admits that the timing isn't right, and she breaks down in tears. Talk about a tough situation.
What's That About Seven-Foot-Long Boobs?
Tamra and Heather are shopping for pink attire — is there any other kind of attire? — when Heather learns that she's been given a part on Hot in Cleveland without even having to audition. Way to go, Heather!
She calls Terry and tells him the good news, and he seems to be happy for her. But we all know that happy moments with Terry and Heather don't last forever — or even for more than a few minutes.
Lydia goes shopping with her "eccentric" — to put it mildly — mother, who immediately puts "pixie dust" on the sales clerk. Judy corrects Lydia by saying that she's not Tinkerbell but instead a flower fairy. Right, because that's a lot more normal.
We learn that Lydia's mom has done her share of acid — and thought she was a tree — but recently has given up pot for the past three months. Lydia is glad that her mom is sober, but her mom is still missing her "Bay Bombers" and doesn't sound like she's quite ready to give up pot for good. Fingers crossed.
Tamra has a meeting for her Wines by Wives venture, where Vicki is a no-show. Tamra plans a trip to wine country for the girls, but she is getting increasingly annoyed that Vicki isn't helping out with the business. And here we assumed that something involving wine is one thing that Vicki would show up for.
Do the Math
Vicki goes out for dinner with Brooks and presses him on whether he's dating. He admits that he has been seeing people, which bothers Vicki. Vicki tells him she's in love with him, but she loves Briana, too, so she feels like she's pulled in two directions. Suddenly, Vicki apparently can empathize with Stretch Armstrong.
After a chaotic day involving taking a pumpkin patch trip, Heather joins Terry and the rugrats for a night out to celebrate her new gig. However, Terry constantly makes cracks about how Heather isn't good at math and about how he'll let the kids stay up late when Heather's busy with the show.
Heather doesn't appreciate Terry jokes and refuses to accept his apology, instead opting to check her email. Those appear to be some extremely riveting emails.
So what did we think of the episode? Well, we're certainly worried about Heather and Terry's constant bickering, which reminds of Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif's bickering on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills — and we all know how that turned out.
We can't wait for next week's episode! In the meantime, we're going to go water some trees. You never know which ones might end up being people's eccentric moms.