‘RHOC’ Recap: Lauri’s Secrets Don’t Sit Well With Vicki

Lydia McLaughlin really needs to stop inviting the ladies of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County to places. Last week, the bubbly, but no nonsense newest member of the original franchise decided to welcome Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, Heather Dubrow, Alexis Bellino and Lauri Waring Peterson to the picturesque town of Whistler, Canada for some skiing fun and excitement. Little did she know, drama would follow the crew. Then again, when doesn’t it?

The tension surrounding Lauri’s allegations that she caught Vicki (naturally) in bed with a man and another woman, while still married to her ex-husband Donn filtered throughout the group. All the while, Vicki was blissfully unaware of what was going on. In true Real Housewives fashion, the women discussed Lauri’s claims, but not with the person at the heart of the conversation: Vicki. Lauri insisted she never saw Vicki in a sexually compromising situation, but honey the cameras don’t lie. We all saw what you said, and now your backpedaling.

Tired of Lauri’s faux display of friendship with Vicki and not wanting to get on her bad side, Tamra ratted out Lauri to Vicki. To say Vicki went nuclear is an understatement. The insurance maven almost caused an avalanche when she learned of the accusations her former friend and employee was spreading around town. Vicki turned her wrath on Gretchen for believing Lauri’s claims, and not coming forward with what she knew. Not for nothing Vicki, but you and Gretchen aren’t besties, so why would she come to you? Whenever you heard something about Gretchen, you never tattled to her. Instead, you spread it around town. Turnabout is fair play.

When Lauri arrived during the conversation, Vicki lit into her for the remarks she’s been telling all over town. Lauri maintained she never said Vicki was having a threesome, but as Bravo showed, the cameras don’t lie. Why change your story now, Lauri? If it is true, stick by it!

Meanwhile, Gretchen, why are you allowing Lauri to leave you twisting in the wind? You know what she said, and yet Lauri’s just pushing all the blame on you. Ladies, if you’re going to use gossip as a weapon to destroy your rival, it’s best to stick with the dirt instead of tossing it out like last year’s couture.

Buzz Moments

OMG!:  Alexis’ Swarovski bible.

Thank you, TV gods.: Lydia calling Gretchen out for starting the drama between Vicki and Lauri. You said you wanted to bust her Gretchen, thus causing chaos between the group.

Awk-ward: Alexis telling the group she went out for Heather’s role on Malibu Country after Heather busted Gretchen for lying about getting a role on the show.

Hotness: Lydia’s uncle. If that is how they grow them in Canada, I’m moving there!

Fab-u-lous: The Canadian digs the ladies stayed at. Nice!

Can. Not. Wait.: For the aftermath of Vicki’s confrontation with Lauri.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 8.5.

Is Lauri lying about Vicki?  Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe