‘RHOC’ Recap: Vicki and Lauri Do Battle, While Tamra Questions Gretchen

'RHOC' Lauri and Vicki do battle!
The former friends fight on the ski slopes.
Those gals on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County sure know how to leave their mark! Last week, Vicki Gunvalson was finally clued in on the allegations being spread around town former employee and friend Lauri Waring Peterson caught her in a quasi-threesome.

To say Vicki had a nuclear meltdown was an understatement. With as much screaming as she did at Lauri on the slopes, you would’ve thought an avalanche might bury Lauri, Vicki, Tamra Barney, Alexis Bellino, Gretchen Rossi and Lydia McLaughlin.

After the dust settled, we found out the true reason behind Lauri’s motives: Vicki sided against her. According to Lauri, eight years ago Vicki passed around an e-mail her husband’s ex-mother-in-law sent about him! Vicki took it upon herself not to notify Lauri about the e-mail. Instead, she sent the letter to another former housewife, who in turn circulated the information throughout their neighborhood.

If that’s the reason why Lauri’s gunning for Vicki, isn’t it eight years too little, too late for revenge? Lauri keeps on speaking about wanting to be truthful and expose Vicki for the person she is. Why not do this earlier on? If this doesn’t show Lauri’s true motives for telling Gretchen all about allegedly catching Vicki in bed with another man and woman, while married, then I don’t know what does.

Speaking of truths, Tamra started to wonder if Gretchen was being honest about the acting roles she claimed she snagged on the now defunct Malibu County. Heather Dubrow set Tamra’s antennas on high alert when she informed the ladies, Gretchen never got the role. Tamra and Gretchen had a mini heart-to-heart about the tale Gretchen spun over not attending Tamra’s day of choosing wedding dresses due to an acting gig. Gretchen maintained she got the role, but turned it down since she would just be playing herself. Who rebuffs their chance to be on television? Gretchen,  doth protest too much my dear.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Tamra getting her tongue stuck on a piece of ice at the ice/vodka bar. Only Tamra…

Thank you, TV gods.: Vicki and Lauri deciding to put their differences aside to enjoy the trip. Mature move, but for how long?

Awk-ward: Tamra and Lydia taking a potty break in the middle of the slopes. Really ladies? Did the woodland creatures need to see that?!

Hotness: The ladies skiing get up. They sure know how to heat up in the snow!

Fab-u-lous: The view on the mountain. Such a beautiful place, but surrounded with petty drama.

Can. Not. Wait.: To see Vicki confront her on again/off again beau about the info Lauri gave her.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 8.5

Is Gretchen lying about her role? Is Lauri’s motives out of spite from things of the past with Vicki? Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe