'The Real Housewives of Orange County’ Recap: Vicki and Tamra Bury The Hatchet

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There must have be something in the lobster at Heather Dubrow's clambake to cajole former friendsVicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney to kiss and make up. On Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County, fans were speechless after witnessing the pair duke it out during last season’s reunion. Many wondered if the ladies could ever repair their fractured friendship.

It appears time does heal old wounds.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven't watched Monday's episode: "Evil Eyes and Evil Faces."

After Tamra, Heather and Gretchen Rossi finally got over the shock of Vicki’s new facial “tweaking” (in English: Face lift), the gals filled each other in on their lives. It looked like everyone was starting to get along like nothing happened, but in true Orange County fashion, an innocent comment of Vicki’s joking about Tamra giving Gretchen the “evil eye” just set things off.

Come on now ladies.  You say the meanest things to each other without even flinching, but this gets you riled up? Get it together, already!

Vicki and Tamra rehash what led to their uber blowup, causing Ms. Barney to flee in tears.

Seriously Tamra?

Heather, being the voice of reason, goes after Tamra and tells her to work things out with Vicki. While the two women make great strides to fix their friendship, by locking themselves in a closet (huh?), they inform the cameras separately they are still keeping their guard up with the other. How the devil can you have a relationship based on trust, when you two aren't being honest about everything?! We get you are a bit hesitant to open up yet again with each other, but why not put your cards on the table and admit it?

As much as Vicki and Tamra harp about “being real” with people, those two sure are being a bit phony by not speaking up about their doubts they have about each other. What’s the worst that can happen, if Vicki and Tamra decided to voice their trepidation on going back to the way things were? Here’s hoping Vicki and Tamra can get that ole’ thing back (and we’re not talking about Vicki’s face).

Buzz Moments:

OMG!: Great balls of fire, Slade has a job! Always thought the apocalypse would hit before that happened. Does that mean it has?

Thank you, TV gods: Tamra seeing right through Gretchen’s rant against Vicki. Park the hatermobile to the curb there Gretchen, it’s becoming an eyesore.

Awk-ward: Terry’s attempts to lighten up the mood with his jokes. Even the crickets were quiet.

Hotness: Alexis Bellino and her husband Jim’s ballroom dancing. Twirl!

Fab-u-lous: Heather’s wine room. Can’t blame Tamra and Vicki for holding court in there, thing is fantastic!

Can. Not. Wait.: To meet the new housewife and for Alexis and Tamra to have their face off.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 6.5

Should Vicki and Tamra be honest with each other? Is Gretchen right about Vicki? Sound off below!

Jillian Bowe

 

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