Last night’s episode of Bravo’s very own The Real Housewives of Orange County proved to me that it’s still worth watching. Within the first 5 minutes, I was loving life. These woman were screaming, yelling, crying, accusing, then laughing and rehashing the entire night over again. I have been waiting months to hear Vicki screech out, “YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT’S LIKE!”, and it finally happened last night. I shed a tear of joy.
So we find the ladies back at the ’80s themed Bunko party where all hell has broken loose. Gretchen and Vicki are screaming at each other and defending their respective boyfriends (neither of whom pay/paid child support). Tamra is staying out of all the drama (until she tells Alexis that she has a big nose). MeanwhileÂ Heather is being weird and Adams Family-esque with her husband. All these women just need to not spend so much time together. I do not understand why they all decided to join together and hang out when they just end up ripping each other to shreds, but I’ll get to that later. Here come my burning questions!
1. Who is wrong in this whole “deadbeat dad” scenario?
I can’t even begin to tell you that I am so tired of the phrase “deadbeat dad”. For some reason, it just makes my skin crawl. I get that neither Brooks nor Slade has paid child support at one point in their life, but that does make them horrible, terrible fathers or people. I am sick of these women throwing that phrase around. To be honest, I think both Vicki and Gretchen are wrong in this fight. They’ve both done and said shady things. I think a good talk over some margaritas filled with some apologies would serve these women quite nicely.
2. Why do these women hang out together?
I mean, I know this is kind of an obvious answer: Bravo forces them to. I know this, but I guess I just don’t understand why they throw these parties and go to these lunches where they rip each other to shreds. This cannot be healthy for any of them. They’re all going to bust a blood vessel in their botoxed faces because of all the stress. They hate each other! Why are they having Bunko parties?!