'Real Housewives of Orange County' Recap: Vicki Gunvalson Will Never Learn When It Comes to Brooks Ayers

vicki gunvalsonShe may be a grandmother in her 50s, but tonight on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson proved she's still a broken teenager at heart. During a dinner date with her on-again off-again boyfriend Brooks Ayers, Vicki tells him she needs a boy in her life to take care of her. She then proclaims she is embarrassed that she's crying, which came as news to the viewer, who can't tell when she's happy, sad, or indifferent thanks to the incredible amount of plastic surgery she's had in the last few months.

The date with Brooks was just pathetic. It's unclear why Vicki can't see why this con artist is bad news for her, but she told him she's still in love with him, twice, while he tried to villainize her daughter Brianna and admitted to seeing other women. How's that love tank, huh, Vick? Full of his B.S. yet?

When we weren't cringing for Vicki, we were relaxing with Lydia McLaughlin's mom, Tinkerbell. That woman was hilarious. Seeing Lydia and her together made me like Lydia more, and it also made me wonder why Tink drove home after that shopping excursion. I'm sure Lydia's used to being the designated driver when her mom's loaded and/or pretending to be a tree ... shouldn't she have taken the wheel?

Meanwhile, Alexis Bellino lamented being called a phony while pretending to take off makeup before bed, and Gretchen Rossi displayed her amazing ability to not move a facial muscle while crying over Slade's son's tenuous health. Tamra Barney opened some Wives for Wine business that absolutely no one cares about because, newsflash, Tamra: been there, done that. Everyone on Bravo has their own brand of alcohol, and I gotta tell you, it's boring as shit.

Heather Dubrow, however, brought some interesting things to the table this episode. We (and their three eldest children) got to see a shockingly real exchange over dinner between her and Terry. It seemed to be an organic conversation and a natural disagreement, something we're rarely privy to on reality TV these days. Heather was pissed that Terry doesn't acknowledge how hard she works raising their four kids; Terry was pissed that Heather can't take a joke, and yada yada yada everyone's uncomfortable and inwardly begging the waitress to set the pizzeria on fire just so the tension will be broken.

Next week, the girls head to a wine tasting and the previews seemed pretty banal. I mean, once you've seen a marriage disintegrate in real-time like Joe and Teresa Giudice's did in Napa Valley, everything else is just kind of lame.

Unless Tinkerbell comes ... fairy dust and fatties for everyone!

What did you think of the episode? Think Vicki and Brooks will last?


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nonmember avatar Susan Brown

I would like to contact Vicki on the show. We have both just become grandmothers to boys and both of us have boyfriends that our daughters detest. I have the same feelings and problems she is dealing with. We should talk...

Renee Marie Dingus Kennedy

Vik needs to learn to be on her own....and QUIT thinking that she has to have a man in her life....they are fun to spend time with but Vik come on YOU are a very independent woman who has a thriving business....beautiful children and a gorgeous grandson....PLEASE stop feeling that a man will make you whole....HE is a JERK and is down right mentally abusive to you...LISTEN to your family and friends....HE is a PLAYER....CON....and OUT FOR HISSELF....DON'T give him the satifaction....Vik I admire you and you are a better person than that.....STOP IT....enjoy LIFE and be FREE...!!!!

Janet Ramirez Korsak

Vickie strikes me as one of those people who cannot accept the truth unless it slaps her right across the face. Why can't she see Brooks for the scum-bag, low-life con man liar he is? I don't totally agree with Brianna and family demands, I understand they pay rent, however, it is Vickie's house and a might big one at that, no need to feel endangered. Lastly, Tamra has turned into an ugly mean girl. She is out of control and I change the channel when her and her "beaner" (her words, not mine) fiancée are on. I noticed after the first run of the last episode the word beaner was bleeped out. She is mean to the man she professes to love.

nonmember avatar Debbie

First, in reference to the house issue with her daughter living with her. It is Vicki's house, BUT they made an agreement before they moved it, so I don't think Vicki should break it or she shouldn't have made the agreement in the first place. Second, I don't get a good feeling about Brooks. If he loved you Vicki, he wouldn't be dating other people, but continously trying to find a way to fit into your life and win your family and friends over! He should not be giving you ultimatums! Get over him Vicki, keep focused on your grand child and the right man when you aren't looking, will cross your path!

Judith Grant Lombardo

She has got to be hard up and desperate to be with a man like Brooks..Come on Vicky you really dont tolerate crap from the other housewives, why do you deal with crap from him..He is a LOSER.besides being an ugly mess....Get on with your life, and if you need a man in it, find a decent one that is not a user and a loser!!!!

Joanne Hester

 I agree with a great deal of what Janet Ramirez Korsak had to say.  I think Brianna and her husband need to find there own place. Vicky is afraid of being alone. Vicky is remarkable women, she is human just like the rest of us. I wish her the best and to me Vicky is the most real.  I hope she find her happy! Tamara is a mess!

Suzanne Benn

Vicki GROW UP !!!!! You aren't in high school anymore !!! Stop acting like everyone's best friend and sitting around having tea parties with your daughter !!! She and her controlling husband need to move out of YOUR HOUSE !!!!  You have this far away look in your eyes everytime someone says, or even mentions what a scum bag Brooks is ! Really..? has desperation taken over your sense of reality ??? Come on woman, snap out of it !! You have madea huge success out of your business and can do the same for your private life. You MUST have some faith in yourself. You are so pathetic these days... boring, lame, and way to BABYISH for a grown woman. PLEASE grow up and grow a pair .......

Genie Simi Heldt

Vicki needs to face reality that Brooks is a scum bag. Having said that, and I am by no stretch of the imagination a fan of Brooks, but why is she so hurt that he's dating others? Does she think he should sit quietly at home for her to throw him a bone? I don't think so. Besides, he was probably banging anything with a pulse while he was with Vicki anyway. She's also proved to her daughter and son-in-llaw that her word isn't worth 2 cents. She's going to drive away her daughter and son-in-law and then we'll have to listen to her cry about how they turned their backs on her and she's alone. I think it's hilarious and sad at the same time that her son Michael refuses to give her her address. Quite honestly, I don't blame him. 

nonmember avatar Dana

I don't know enough about Brooks to have an opinion one way or another about who he is. However, I don't see what the big deal is about him saying he had seen other women....he and Vickie were broken up. And I also agree with everything he said at dinner...Vickie is going to have to decide. Her daughter and son-in-law are being totally and completely horrible. They are being manipulative and controlling. They are using passive-aggressive tactics to get what THEY want. As IF Vickie would allow anyone around that grand-baby that would be harmful. How in the hell is Brooks "harmful" to this baby? They don't have any legit fear for their son, they are just using him to control Vickie to make her do what they want. It's disgusting and Vickie should invite them to leave. It wouldn't shock me if that's done and they carry further saying that she can't see the baby as long as she is seeing Brooks. Brooks may be an awful person, but it's Vickie..and only Vickie...that will have to decide that for herself.

Lisa Ipri

If he really loved you, all he would want is for you to be happy, whether it is with hm or someone else. I think you have your answer. Move on and dont look back...

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