REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY RECAP: Season Seven, Episode Twenty… “Are You In or Out?”… Finale
RECAP…by Sandi Duffy
This week we pick up right back at “Cakegate.”
While Heather may have overreacted, Sarah is a drunken nutcase AND an uninvited guest.
The Gretchen/Tamra friendship just seems so manufactured and phony–what with their gift-giving and all. Gretechen gives Tamra a really ugly charm bracelet and Tamra fake cries because she is so “touched.” Tamra is one of those girls who can only have one friend at a time. It used to be Vicki, who stuck with her through her bad marriage to controlling Simon and now she’s throwing Vicki under the bus to be BFFs with Gretchen, whom she was so awful to in past seasons.
Sarah doesn’t know when to stop and tracks down Heather to talk more about “Cakegate”. Sarah is a drunken mess and UNINVITED. Heather gathers the troops to kick her out of her party. She really does need to leave, but Heather doesn’t need 12 people to kick her out. Slade is shockingly the voice of reason, explaining to Alexis like she’s a 2-year-old that it doesn’t matter who said what–if Terry and Heather want her out, then she needs to leave. Slade actually escorts her out of the party with some other woman I’ve never seen before, and Alexis, who came to the party with her and was so quick to stick up for her, stays. I’M SO CONFUSED!
With Sarah’s exit, “Cakegate” is finally over.
Now to the crazy that is Vicki. Vicki pulls her son-in-law, Ryan, aside and apologizes to him for what she said about him when her and Briana were fighting about Brooks. Vicki says she is scared he is going to take Briana away from him. I love this guy. He tells Vicki that if Briana doesn’t talk to her, that’s on her, not him. Then he tells Vicki she can grill him all she wants, he’s an open book, which is his subtle way of saying Brooks is not open to scrutiny. If he weren’t already married to Briana, I would marry him.
Jim, the Chin shows up late to the party, much to everyone, including Alexis’ surprise. I still can’t believe Alexis stayed when Sarah got kicked out. Terry has the best comment with, “Jim Bellino grew a pair and showed up.”
Vicki is all bent that Tamra and Gretchen are all lovey dovey. These women are so shallow and immature. They can only have one friend at a time and they get jealous when their BFF is friends with someone else.
Deleted scene… Vicki Takes A Tumble…
Terry asks Jim if they are ok and Jim says they’ll talk next week. Alexis tells Jim it’s awkward now and they should talk now. Jim is a condescending douche and asks Alexis if she is wearing the pants now. Everyone is horrified for Alexis and if Terry was out of line for calling Alexis phony, Jim just lost any allies he may have had by speaking that way to his wife.
In all fairness to Terry 1.) Alexis IS phony; 2.) he made a comment that was not meant for her ears, at least not until she saw it this season on television; 3.) he said it off the cuff; and 4.) he never said Alexis is the phoniest person he ever met. He just finished Heather’s sentence for her by adding the word “phony.” When Heather enters the conversation, Jim gets up and leaves the party, leaving his wife behind. Jim loses more points for leaving his wife behind. Alexis chases after him as he is driving away in his car and leaves with him.
The “gang” all discuss what just transpired, while Eddie looks really, really uncomfortable. Points for Eddie for finally realizing how ridiculous this group is.
Vicki toasts Alexis for unknown reasons; Tamra rolls her eyes; and Brooks rudely asks Tamra if she wants to go there. Brooks accuses her of giving Vicki the “evil eye”. This is a button-pusher for Tamra and yet a third fight ensues at this party. Why would anyone have a party and invite any of these lunatics? Terry is just relieved he’s not involved in this one.
Vicki starts screaming like a lunatic at Tamra. Vicki screams way too much it makes her sound like a crazy woman…well I guess if the shoe fits. Brooks is so transparent and creepy and gross, I can’t believe any woman would be fighting over him. And I have to say that if I had never seen a single episode of this show before and didn’t know that Slade is a ne’er do well, deadbeat dad, I would be thinking that he is the most normal one on this show. He comes across really well in this episode, and this episode alone.
Tamra follows Vicki and Brooks as they are leaving. Vicki continues to scream like a lunatic.
Tamra talks to Briana about Vicki and Brooks and she picked the right ally there. Briana hates this guy, and rightfully so. Briana points out that Brooks has no house, no car, no job. Briana feels vindicated that Tamra has the same concerns about Brooks that she does. Hey Briana, we all all have the same concerns about Brooks.
Deleted scene… Brooks talks with Ryan about Briana…
Vicki asks Ryan to take Briana out of the party because she doesn’t want Tamra brainwashing her daughter. I think Vicki has it wrong. Brooks is brainwashing Vicki. He must be hung like a horse because I can’t figure out any other reason women fall for this guy’s bullshit.
Heather runs out and asks them to stay for her special celebration.
Briana comes out and asks for Vicki’s side of the story. Briana is on Tamra’s side and points out that everyone has a problem with Brooks and she always chooses him over her friends and her family. Briana is so not on her mother’s side and while Briana tries to talk to her, Brooks tries to get Vicki away. Vicki says she trusts Brooks because he’s never given her a reason not to. Hahahahahahahahahahaha!
Heather gives a little speech about changing her name and her cake looks really tiny. How the hell is it going to feed all those people? And then Vicki gives a speech about how much she loves Brooks. WTH?! Vicki, this isn’t an “I love creepy Brooks” party. No one want to hear from you, and the majority of the guests have no idea what you are talking about. Vicki always has to make it about her.
I’d also like to add that I don’t recall Vicki’s skin ever look so bad until she started dating Brooks. Is it really worth it Vicki? This loser is costing you your daughter, you friends and your looks. What man is worth that?
Heather passes out glasses of champagne to each of the ladies with diamonds in it. Only one has a real diamond and Tamra gets it. That’s just stupid.
The season ends with Eddie asking Ryan to be his best man. Considering Simon treated Ryan like crap, I’m glad Eddie has a good relationship with him.
NOTE: Jimbo was set up for am ambush by Terry DO-BRO!!