'Real Housewives of Orange County' Recap: Gretchen Rossi & Alexis Bellino Need to Make Up Already

Alexis BellinoI thought maybe tonight was the night on The Real Housewives of Orange County that Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi might finally repair their friendship. Alexis seemed to think so too, but there was no repairing to be had.

Gretchen was ice cold from the beginning, and there was nary a hug when they left. I'm not sure what Alexis was expecting. It's not like Gretchen was going to break down and apologize, and Alexis certainly hasn't moved on from Gretchen turning on her in Costa Rica. So there's really no way for them to move on. They should though ... for a couple of reasons.


First, neither of them really has any other friends. Gretchen had Tamra, but that's a precariously balanced friendship at best, and Vicki Gunvalson's on-again relationship with Tamra could just topple it. Alexis has ... no one. So they really could use each other.

Second, we can't keep watching Alexis go on her boring acting auditions and hang out with her creepy husband Jim. She's got to mingle with these ladies a little more, and if she has no friends in the group, that's not going to happen. So I for one am rooting for their reunion even though it seems like a lost cause at this point.

The rest of the show was pretty dull. There was a gag-inducing glimpse at Heather Dubrow's new plot of land for her new manse after selling their current one for more than $16 million, and Lydia McLaughlin's life group, which was ... interesting.

Then there was Vicki and Brooks Ayers trying to figure things out. Vicki still loves him, and he seems to be stringing her along, not wanting to break ties with her but not willing to fight for her. He denied rumors he was dating a cocktail waitress but was shady about if he's seeing anyone.

He blames Briana for getting in the way of their relationship and says he's not going to wait around until she gives him permission to date her mother. What a cop-out.

If he really loved Vicki, he would fight for her. He'd find a way to prove to Briana and everyone else that he's not as bad as they think he is. But he seems way too willing to let Vicki go, which speaks loudly about his intentions in the first place. We know in real time that she's officially moved on from him (woo hoo!), but it doesn't make watching him drag her heart around any easier, and we still haven't seen the end of it.

Best moment: Lydia and her mom discussing tea bags.

Do you think Alexis and Gretchen will ever make up? Do you think Brooks ever really loved Vicki?


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