‘RHOC Recap: Heather Debuts In ‘Cleveland’ and A Housewife Returns

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We should’ve known Lauri Waring Peterson’s return on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County wouldn’t be all sunshine and lollipops. On tonight’s episode, Lauri’s reappearance on the series marked trouble for Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson’s already fractured friendship. Last week, Tamra and Vicki’s friendship hit the skids and viewers thought the two would never recover from their blowup in Malibu. Could these two work things out?

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode: “Hot In Orange County”

Lauri met up with Tamra to help the bride-to-be pick out wedding rings, when their conversation turned to everyone’s favorite wine-drinking insurance agent, Vicki. Lauri revealed to Tamra she knew the petit blonde and Vicki fell out, and dished how her marriage nearly suffered because of Vicki.

Really girl, I thought that was your son and your hubby’s ex-wife drama? Lauri never spilled the tea on how Vicki almost torpedoed her marriage, but warned Tamra that Vicki enjoys when people are unhappy just like she. Uh, Lauri, I remember when you were on the show, Vicki seemed really happy your mega rich hubby George came along. You sure do like to re-write history.

Meanwhile, the ladies rallied together and supported Heather Dubrow’s big debut on Hot in Cleveland. Heather’s big day was nearly upstaged by Gretchen Rossi and her wannabe housewife beau Slade Smiley’s late arrival. Apparently, the two were in San Diego on a romantic getaway, and Slade bought Gretchen a Rolls Royce! Not for nothing, but he didn’t buy her the Rolls, he leased it. We all know who’s making the payments, and it ain’t Slade.

Later, new housewife Lydia McLaughlin opened a dialog of discussion up for Tamra and Vicki at dinner to work things out. Always the optimist, that Lydia! Tamra apologized for lashing out at her former bestie. Tamra confessed she just wanted her old friend Vicki back. The two agreed to start fresh (yet again), and work on their issues at a later time, under the disapproving eye of Gretchen.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Lydia’s mom and her weed smoking imitations and discussion. Ma’am really?

Thank you, TV gods.: Gretchen and Slade being called out for constantly walking out of Heather’s acting. How rude were they?

Awk-ward: Vicki wearing a pig nose at dinner as a joke. You know people wanted to chime in but decided not to.

Hotness: Heather’s stint on Hot In Cleveland. She owned it!

Fab-u-lous: Alexis Bellino showing up to acting class in a Rolls Royce. What budding actor does that? An OC actor.

Can. Not. Wait.: To find out more about Vicki and Lauri’s animosity.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 7

– Jillian Bowe