The Real Housewives Of Orange County RECAP 8/12/13: Season 8 Episode 19

The Real Housewives Of Orange County RECAP 8/12/13: Season 8 Episode 19

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY continues on Bravo tonight with a whole new episode called, “Reunion Part 1.” On tonight’s episode Vicki and Gretchen go head-to-head before Lauri arrives to discuss her infidelity accusations against Vicki. Did you watch last week’s episode? We did and we recapped it here for you HERE!

On last week’s show as Vicki’s “Winter Wonderland” party continued, Gretchen and Heather got into a heated argument, and Alexis was brought to tears when hubby Jim faced the other ladies for the first time all year. Briana’s husband, Ryan, shocked everyone when he verbally attacked a particular guest. Still reeling from their falling out in Canada, Tamra and Gretchen accused one another of lies and deceptions. Steaming from Slade’s public insults, Vicki and Lydia ambushed him in a surprise turn at an already frigid party.

On tonight’s show Andy Cohen sits down with Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino, Heather Dubrow and Lydia McLaughlin to revisit the drama from season eight. The epic three-part reunion begins as Vicki and Gretchen go head to head digging up the past and slinging mud as they vie for Tamra’s friendship. The drama then turns to new housewife Lydia who is called to task about her outspokenness and forced to defend herself against accusations of stirring the pot. And then the tension hits a boiling point when original housewife Lauri Petersen returns to defend her claims of Vicki’s infidelities instigating an explosive fight that changes the nature of their friendship forever.

Tonight’s episode is going to be filled with the usual Housewife drama and you won’t want to miss it, so be sure to tune in for our live coverage of the show tonight at 8 PM EST! While you wait for our recap hit the comments and let us know how excited you are about the return of  “The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Live Recap HERE!

It is reunion show time and it all begins with Andy Cohen introducing Vicki, Tamra, Alexis, Gretchen, Heather and Lydia. He gets right into things with a question to Vicki about her divorce from Don, it is not official yet. She says they are at a stand still despite all the details being hammered out. Then she reveals she would have to pay spousal support. Tamra thinks they are getting back together.

Next question is to Tamra and is did she sleep in the bed after Vicky had peed in it. The answer to that is yes. Vicky says it was a quarter-sized leak. They joke about it being all alcohol.

Moving Tamra is asked if she will through Gretchen the same kind of bachelorette party, to which she replies “yes but worse”.

The Q&A is over as Andy recalls how Tamra and Gretchen were BFF and Vicky was on the outs but a drunken night in Mexico changed it all, queue the flashbacks from the season and the trip to Mexico. After that Andy asks Tamra if she trusts Gretchen, she says no because she can’t trust her but she does miss her. Gretchen replies that she feels the same way. Andy then asks Gretchen when it became obvious that Vicky was driving a wedge between Tamra and Gretchen, she answered the Mexico trip. Vicky jumps in that she just wanted them all to be friends but of course the trip is rehashed. Heather tries to jump in that there was no premeditated plan it was all-spontaneous.

It is back to viewer question, which is directed at Tamra for being two-faced. She blames Gretchen’s blog and that sparks a whole other conversation about how Gretchen doesn’t say things to people’s faces. Vicky disagrees and they argue. Another question goes to Gretchen regarding how Tamra talked about her cheating on Jeff, que more flashbacks. Gretchen defends her actions stating she didn’t cheat but Tamra doesn’t believe her saying she saw her kiss a guy. It is basically a she said she said even though Gretchen admits that she did kiss a guy but it was a friendship kiss. Heather breaks in asking Alexis if she thought Gretchen did it but Alexis isn’t going to play the blame game.

Alexis recalls when Gretchen was on a boat with a guy where she was sitting on the man’s lap and it could be friends or more. Gretchen calls her out saying years ago Alexis said she didn’t see anything. It quickly turns into a is Gretchen a cheater or not, even though the question was more about Tamra believing Gretchen was a cheater. Pictures are brought out and Tamra will not let it go even though Gretchen insists she did nothing wrong

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