The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 x Episode 12 (Chicks and Salsa)
Ok, so it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Heck, I haven’t blogged about #RHOC since the very first episode this season. Just as Andy said on Watch What Happens Live that it was hard to edit this season, it has been hard to find something to blog about. Although I enjoy the episodes, the fire just wasn’t there. That changed for me after viewing this episode as I found it quite the spectacle. So here we go!
The ladies returned from a fun and exciting trip in Mexico for Tamra’s bachelorette party and things were getting back to normal. Lydia decided that since she’s been out with the ladies on various occasions for their events, she should host one of her own. She planned this salsa party which everyone was invited to. But there’s a slight problem here, all the women weren’t necessarily friends and this would pose a problem. She called up Heather to speak to her about the situation between her and Alexis and asks if they can have it resolved because she wants them both at the party. Heather made a claim that Lydia was so sweet trying to get everyone to talk but doesn’t understand the history of the girls in the group. Lydia may not know the history of the group in general but just being on the show for one year doesn’t give Heather much to say about Alexis as she basically judged her from the jump. Heather being Heather didn’t want the conflict so she agreed to give Alexis a call and invited her out for coffee so they could “talk”. (Why do I smell trouble brewing?)
Heather and Alexis: Agree to Disagree
Both ladies turned up looking absolutely beautiful. Yes, I’m being nice to Heather as she has started to grow on me, somewhat. They sat down and instantly got right to the meat of the matter. Alexis laid her case on the table demanding (subtly) an apology from Heather but that didn’t seem to be what Heather had in mind. She went in on Alexis bringing up, yet again the whole Costa Rica incident. I, for one, am tired of hearing about the whole Costa Rica incident. Let it go Heather. The ladies agreed, not on who was right or wrong, but that they should be able to walk into a room and say hi to each other without any problems. Finally, the whole drama can be put to rest between these two.
Lydia In Your Face
The night of the salsa party, everything looked very elegant and beautiful. I thought only Lisa Vanderpump could throw such classy events LOL. The guests started filing in and the party kicked off right away. Tamra invited Lauri (former housewife of the show) to the event and Lydia had no problems with it. For all of you who may not know Lauri, she was a former employee of Vicki’s as well as their co-star and friend on the show. She left in the middle of Season 3 if memory serves correct, so all the ladies would have met her before. Well, with the exception of Heather, Alexis and Lydia. Vicki wasn’t even phased by the fact that she was at the party but Lauri seemed to have come back with guns blazing for Vicki. She led us to believe that Vicki had been unfaithful to Don (her ex-husband) and that her now boyfriend Brooks, was dating an escort. How does Lauri know this? She went on to say her daughter is friends with this girl and that was how she knew about Brooks.
My thing is, why did Lauri decide to return to the show? She’s never been featured at Tamra’s game parties where former wives have gone, so why now? Furthermore, if her daughter is friends with someone who gets paid to do stuff with men, what does that say about her daughter? Get a life Lauri. No one really missed you.
The party seemed to be going quite well until Slade (Gretchen’s fiance) decided to whisper something in her ear about Lydia, thinking perhaps she wouldn’t hear, but is instead stopped in his tracks right there and then.
Lydia basically called him out on being a grade A a**hole because of the comment he made. She even went further to say maybe that comment had something to do with why Vicki did plastice surgery on her nose because he had been offensive to women before. I was blown away when Lydia stood her ground with Gretchen an Slade at this point because she wasn’t about to be disrespected at her event. Lydia made it known what she stands for and shut the two up once and for all. Idk what happened over the past two years but Gretchen is becoming very unlikable and I was always rooting for her. Hopefully by season 9 she turns things around.
Stay tuned because you never know when I’ll be back.