‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Recap: Stop Trying To Make Alex Bellino Happen, Lydia

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Lydia McLaughlin’s doe-eyed innocence is cute, but annoying. The newest cast member of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County is determined to have Alexis Bellino and Tamra Barney become best buds again. Can someone tell her she’s beating a dead horse already?

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode: “Speech Therapy”

Lydia and Alexis meet up, and Ms. McLaughlin clues her pal in on the ladies attending the taping of Heather Dubrow’s guest spot on Hot In Cleveland. Alexis admitted she was a bit bummed she couldn’t attend, since she and the other women weren’t on the best of terms. Nevertheless, she is happy for Heather’s foray in television.

Lydia advised Alexis it is time she  came to peace with the other housewives and especially Tamra, since everyone was in such a good place right now. However, Alexis begged to differ. Girl, I ain’t mad at you for that! Lydia insists Alexis should forgive and forget, because after all it is the Christian thing to do. We all know how Alexis and Jesus are homies. Alexis knows she needs to be a follower of the Lord. He does want you to make nice with others, but she just doesn’t know if she can with this group of ladies.

Listen Lydia, we all see you are trying to make your mark and claim your spot in the group as the peacemaker, but honey, sometimes you just have to leave well enough alone! Have you not seen what happens whenever Alexis enters a room, or her name is even brought up around those vicious vixens? They aren’t gearing up to braid her hair or invite her over for martinis. Maybe you do have some control issues like your pot-loving mama has said before. Just stay in your own lane, because this circle of ladies will run you over like they are going to a sale at Gucci.

Meanwhile, Vicki Gunvalson meets up with her on/off again boyfriend Brooks, where she is determined to have her daughter accept him. Reality sets in for the insurance maven when she shoots down Brooks’ idea to go away for a romantic weekend. Vicki promised her daughter she’d watch her grandson and just can’t go back on her word, especially since her son-in-law’s being deployed to Afghanistan.

Is it me or did Brooks look like he was not amused by her explanation, nor did he want to reschedule their rendezvous for a later date like she asked? Not for nothing Vicki, but maybe this relationship needs a time of death called on it, since you and Brooks just can’t get it together. We get you don’t want to be alone Vicki, but the man pretty much wants you to choose him over your own flesh and blood. That is a serious girl code violation.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Tamra‘s emotional speech at the women’s expo on her past relationships. We finally get an insight into what makes Tamra, well, Tamra..

Thank you, TV gods.: Heather’s hubby Terry apologizing for the wisecracks he was making over her career.

Awk-ward: Gretchen Rossi‘s doctor describing her reproductive organs as “plum and lush”.  Dude, just say they are healthy! That was majorly weird.

Hotness: Lydia’s husband cooking. Gotta love a man who knows his way around the kitchen!

Fab-u-lous: Alexis’ workout. Seems like a fun way to burn calories.

Can. Not. Wait.: For the ladies’ trip to Puerto Vallarta for Tamra’s bachelorette party and Lauri Waring Peterson‘s return with dirt in tow!

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 6.

– Jillian Bowe