‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Recap: Vicki’s Personal Life Continues To Crack

'RHOC' Vicki friendship is tested.
The firey blonde's loyalties are closely scrutinized.
Vicki Gunvalson just can’t seem to get things right in her relationships these days. Last week on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County, the insurance maven’s rocky relationship with former bestie Tamra Barney took a few steps backwards, after Tamra’s explosive confrontation with nemesis Alexis Bellino. As Vicki attempted to navigate through the murky waters of her friendship with Tamra, Vicki tried to convince her daughter Briana of all the positives her relationship with ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers had, if she only gave him a chance. Will Vicki get her wish? Don’t count on it.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode: “A Star Is Reborn?”

Tired of being without the one she loves, Vicki decided to meet up with Brooks, where viewers learned the two took a little detour from their love train in order to reevaluate their relationship. Apparently, Briana and her hubby Ryan demanded Brooks stay away while they resided with Vicki. As the two caught up on things, Vicki was devastated to discover Brooks was seeing other people, while she sat shiva over their relationship. Not for nothing Vicki, but did you honestly think Brooks wouldn’t see other people? You two did decide to take a break.

As Vicki poured her heart out to Brooks on being torn between wanting him back and not losing her daughter, Brooks calmly informed Vicki if it were his house, Briana would have to do as he say under his roof. Glad it ain’t your crib then Brooks! Although Vicki clearly isn’t happy about Ryan and Briana telling her whom she can and cannot see, she refrains from telling Brooks she is not kicking her daughter and grandchild out of her house.

What type of man is cool with a woman putting out her daughter and grandson, just so he can come over? We get Brooks isn’t down with Briana’s demands, but does he honestly think he can come in between Vicki and her baby girl? While Brooks made a valid point to Vicki saying he wasn’t trying to win Briana and Ryan over, you would think he would try to prove everyone wrong about his shifty and shady ways. Instead, Brooks has further shown Briana and Vicki’s former BFF Tamra Barney were right on being wary about his motives. Score one for you, Brooks.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Heather Dubrow going off on her husband’s harmless joke regarding letting the kids go crazy while she’s filming Hot In Cleveland. It’s a joke girl, relax!!

Thank you, TV gods.: Alexis’ husband demanding she stand up for herself. DO IT already! We know you’re into the Lord, but we’re sure he’d understand.

Awk-ward: Lydia McLaughlin’s mother sprinkling “fairy dust” on people. How random is that?

Hotness: Vicki’s fur coat. She’s wearing it in California but she wore it well!

Fab-u-lous: Tamra and Vicki’s offices for their wine. Not bad for a start up

Can. Not. Wait.: Vicki and Tamra’s heated exchange at the vineyard. Seems like one for the history books.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 7.5

Should Vicki kick Briana and her family out so she can see Brooks? Can Brooks be trusted? Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe