‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Recap: Vicki and Tamra’s Newfound Truce Is Tested

Just when it seemed Vicki Gunlavson and Tamra Barney were on the road to reconciliation, the two hit a speed bump. Last week on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki and Tamra buried the hatchet and decided to resume their friendship at Heather Dubrow’s clambake. Would the women live up to their truce?

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode: “Making Up Is Really Hard To Do.”

What is with Vicki these days? You would think after wanting her relationship with Tamra repaired, she would be walking on eggshells. Well, the insurance guru seemed to have other opinions on how to keep her friendships intact.

Vicki met up with Tamra for lunch, and proceeded to blame her for the way their relationship ended. According to Vicki, it was all because Tamra dared to voice her opinions about her ex-boyfriend Brooks. Isn’t that what a friend is supposed to do, though?

Aren’t these ladies always harping on people, “not being real?” Why should Vicki get bent out of shape when Tamra was only being authentic in her doubts surrounding Brooks? It’s high time Vicki let the past stay exactly where it is, in the past, if she wants her fragile friendship with Tamra to grow. While Vicki started to understand where Tamra was coming from, she nearly derailed the entire rebuilding process when she asked if she could invite Alexis Bellinoto Tamra’s party!

Why, Vicki, WHY?!

On the other side of the OC, viewers met new housewife Lydia McLaughlin. She attempted to feature Heather’s home in her magazine, Beverly Hills Lifestyle. Heather is all for the idea, until she and her husband decide they must be on the cover. The ladies seemed to hit it off pretty well until Heather discovered Lydia’s friendly with Alexis! Ruh oh… Ms. McLaughlin may have just painted a big bullseye on her back with that revelation.

After Lydia discussed Heather’s demands, the magazine spread was nixed. Apparently, since their magazine only showcased well known celebrity names, Heather and her husband simply didn’t make the cut. Talk about a huge reality check.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Tamra allowing Vicki to invite Alexis to her fitness studio party. Either Tamra’s really showing she’s the bigger person, or is about to tear Alexis a new one.

Thank you, TV gods.: Briana busting Vicki on not cutting off Brooks completely.

Awk-ward: Tamra telling Gretchen Rossi she doesn’t thinks her pal’s ready to be a mother since Gretchen’s too concerned about herself. Can anyone else feel that chill?

Hotness: Lydia’s husband, Doug. Can we say handsome?

Fab-u-lous: Heather’s house. That thing is so huge, bet she wouldn’t notice if someone (me) lived there for a month.

Can. Not. Wait.: Dying for Tamra’s dinner party next week. All the ladies under one roof equals an epic fight.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 7

Will Vicki and Tamra’s friendship end before it starts? Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe