It's amazing that things ended on such a positive note tonight on RHOC, because they didn't start out that way at all. We picked up where we left off last week at Tamra Barney's bachelorette party in Mexico where Gretchen Rossi and Heather Dubrow were left behind at the boring restaurant. Vicki Gunvalson had dragged Tamra and Lydia McLaughlin off to whoop it up and dance on taxi cabs.
Heather and Gretchen were pissed (justifiably so), and the late-night drunken apologies from the other ladies did little to appease them. While Gretchen and Heather snapped at Lydia a bit the next day, the real issue, of course, was between Gretchen and Vicki, and Gretchen let her have it.
After Vicki told her she was using the word "hypocritical" wrong, Gretchen unleashed. "You're a f*cking bitch," she told her. Surprisingly, she didn't belt out the ammunition that Lauri Peterson gave her last week, which showed some pretty strong restraint.
Somehow that blew over, and they tried again at the pool to get along. That didn't work out so well though when Vicki had to go and bring up the damn friendship bracelets once again (she SO wants her own BFF bracelet). Vicki, who is ridiculously jealous of Gretchen's friendship with Tamra, refuses to admit she's jealous. As for Gretchen, she has a vice grip on her friendship with Tamra and seems willing to do anything to keep it.
I'm not sure why everyone wants Tamara to be their BFF so bad, since she's kind of a b*tch a lot of the time, but she's the prize they're both fighting to win. And while Tamra broke down to Gretchen about her childhood, Vicki definitely won a place back with Tamra this weekend, because Vicki is fun -- I mean, she pees on beds for crying out loud. Who hoo!
But really, it was good to see Vicki and Tamra bond this weekend. While they both have their issues, they're a lot of fun together, if nothing else. Besides, I like to see how much it makes Gretchen squirm.
By the last night everyone was all hugs and kisses, as if nothing was wrong. They bonded over penises, dinner, dlidos, and some of the nastiest male strippers you've ever seen. Well, except Lydia, who doesn't think it's right to see any man's junk but her husband's. So she left after the dildo.
All in all, it turned out to be a memorable bachelorette party for Tamra. Let's just hope those pregnancy tests don't come up positive once the ladies are able to pee on them. Those strippers were really close.
Who do you think make better friends -- Gretchen and Tamra or Vicki and Tamra?
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