Season Recap-Real Housewives of Orange County
Posted by CJ Cregg on March 4, 2010
The Real Housewives of Orange County will go back behind their gates for another year. Those of us addicted to Bravo will have to suffer with the Real Housewives of New York (so not as good) and then Atlanta and then New Jersey before we can get Tamra, Gretchen, Vicki, Lynne, and Alexis back in our lives.
So, here’s what happened this season. It was a fantastic season, full of juicy drama.
Gretchen’s loaded fiancee Jeff passed away from cancer. She promptly started dating Slade, of ‘Date my Ex’ and ‘Slade and Jo’ fame. He also had a relationship with Lauri, a former housewife. He’s dated them all. Clearly an opportunist. This was only after she had a bad patch and had compromising photos end up on the internet. Gretchen tries to launch her own beauty line to get some income. It ain’t working so well. She and Slade are also seriously talking about marriage, which creeps the rest of the housewives (and me) out.
Vicki and Donn have largely fixed their marriage. They renewed their vows and are showering each other with lots and lots of carats. Vicki has had a lot of drama with the other ladies because she has a job, and most of them don’t. [Her realism in the face of economic crisis is awesome. The other ladies are struggling and she says, totally deadpan: Get a job!] She keeps complaining about how they never have fun together anymore. I was worried about her leaving the show for awhile, but even though she’s my favorite housewife, I know she’s definitely too self-centered to leave the show.
Lynne’s family got evicted from their house because they were living outside of their means. Turns out Lynne’s
husband, Frank, was lying about how much money they had. But, Lynne is about to forgive him and get back together. Lynne struggles to parent her rebellious teenagers, who show up waaaaasated to the final party. Mother of the year. MOTY.
We were also introduced to Alexis, our newest blonde housewife. She has a super controlling husband, lets her boobs hang out, and is suuuuuper religious (allegedly). She also claims to be a ‘stay at home mom’ despite having 2 live-in nannies. Unreal. Where do they find these people?
Tamra and Simon are majorly on the rocks. In the limo on the way to the final party, she tells him she wants a divorce because he was being so critical and controlling. He sweet talks her outside of the party with ‘I love yous’ and talks her out of it. (He’s soooo awful!) She’s really distraught about it. They’re getting a divorce.
Jeana decided to leave the show to focus on her family and business. Very sad. Kara, her daughter, was a lifesaver for Lynne’s failing parenthood at the final party. I miss Kara. She’s a good daughter. One of the few in this bunch.
Final countdown! Who got plastic surgery this season?
1) Lynne and her daughter-face lift and nose job respectively. The ultimate mark of narcissism. Mother-daughter plastic surgery.
2) Vicki did botox with her office mates
3) Alexis’s mom
Did I miss anyone?