Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi When it comes to The Real Housewives of Orange County, it seems someone always has to be the odd one out. Most of them have had a turn (or two), but after Alexis and Jim Bellino's long stint last year, it seems Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley have taken over as the ones to hate.

While Gretchen's elaborate proposal to Slade was actually quite sweet (no matter how annoying they may be in general), it was really sad that none of the ladies were there to celebrate with them. And boy did they ever miss out -- Slade's brother Kent would have been worth it. Gretchen called him the "Swamp People version of Slade," which wasn't very nice, but he was a character for sure. More Kent, please. He could really spice things up in the O.C.

Anyway, Gretchen only wanted her nearest and dearest there, and none of the other Real Housewives are near or dear to her right now. In fact, they're all pretty much pissed at her for one reason or another.

Slade calling Vicki "Tupperware Face" didn't help that relationship, and Heather was still pissed about how Gretchen and Slade acted at her Hot in Cleveland appearance and the whole Malibu Country business. Alexis tried to patch things up with Gretchen last week, and that didn't work out AT ALL; and she and Tamra haven't spoken since the whole fiasco in Whistler. Oh, and Lydia McLaughlin is really pissed about being called "cheeseburger." So yeah, Gretchen and Slade stand alone.

Vicki did invite them to her winter wonderland party, with the intent of confronting Slade, but Gretchen and Slade planned not to mention their engagement to anyone because they didn't want anyone to spoil their happiness. Good thinking, but given the fact that everyone was sitting around bashing them when they walked in, I'm guessing they're not going to leave happy regardless of what they share.

Next week is the finale, and I can't wait to see what's going to go down before the ladies take to the couches. How great would it be if someone ended up in the pool with Vicki's seals?

Are you surprised that Gretchen and Slade are now the odd couple out? What did you think of the engagement?

 

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