Greetings, folks! Welcome to another thrilling preview of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” season 7 edition!
Here we give you, dear readers, a sneak peek at what transpires on the next installment of Orange County’s best-known (and most-hated?) reality TV series. Episode 19 airs tonight (6/19) at 9 p.m. on Bravo, or earlier if you have satellite TV or Bravo’s HD channel. Check your local listings.
Sarah Winchester, left, looks like she’s getting into a testy argument with newest housewife Heather Dubrow, right. Terry Dubrow is in the background. the finale of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” airs June 19 and 26. Photo by Vivian Zink, Bravo ADVERTISEMENT
VIEW A SLIDE SHOW OF SCENES FROM RECENT AND UPCOMING EPISODES OF “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY.”
We start with flashbacks and tidbits from previous shows. Newest “housewife” Heather Dubrow says to her friend, “We are throwing a big party. After 15 years and four children, I’ve legally changed my last name.I figure we’re going to stick around.”
We see “housewife” Tamra Barney in Bora Bora with her boyfriend, Eddie Judge. Eddie says, “I want to be with you for the rest of my life, baby. will you marry me?” Tamra nods yes, and she looks like she’s on the verge of tears. in an interview, she says, “I got the ring, bitches!”
Gretchen Rossi is shown having a heart-to-heart talk with her boyfriend, Slade Smiley. Slade says, “What would you have said if I had asked you to marry me?”
Gretchen responds, “I just don’t know if being marred right now is the right thing for us.”
Heather is giving her rational opinion of fellow “housewife” Alexis Bellino and Sarah Winchester, who’s been appearing on a few episodes this season. “Alexis may be dumb, but Sarah is crazy.”
“Housewife” Vicki Gunvalson is having a serious talk with her daughter, Briana Wolfsmith, now Culberson. “I’m going to tell you straight up — Brooks (Ayers) and I are dating.”
Briana responds, “You need to look at the big picture of everything and know that Mike and I are concerned.” Michael is Briana’s brother and Vicki’s son from a previous marriage.
We also see a few scenes from Costa Rica, where all the ladies ganged up on Alexis to confront her about her phony attitude and lifestyle.
OK, cue the music!
Tonight’s new episode starts with Tamra. She’s meeting with Heather at True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach.
Heather says, “How are you? Welcome home! I’m so glad to see you. Congrats!”
Heather comments in an interview that Tamra called her and told her that she just got engaged in Bora Bora.
Tamra tells Heather that Gretchen is supposed to meet them, and she called Vicki, but the most senior of all the O.C. housewives didn’t answer her calls.
Tamra: “It’s a little hurtful that Vicki doesn’t call me like she used to.”
At true Food Kitchen, Heather orders a “Gray Goose and soda tall, with a lime in it.” Tamra orders the same thing. These women like to drink!
Heather: “Tammy Sue’s getting married!”
Tamra expresses concern that maybe she shouldn’t show off her ring in front of Gretchen, who has been with Slade for three years, yet she’s not ready to marry him.
In the next sneak video, Gretchen shows up to true Food Kitchen. She says as she’s arriving, “Good, so I’m not the only one who’s dressed up!”
Gretchen says to Tamra, “Tell me where you went!”
Tamra shows her pictures from a photo album.
Gretchen: “My favorite place in the whole wide world!”
Tamra shows a picture of her wearing a coconut bra. “Here we are on the balcony,” she says.
Gretchen sees a picture of Tamra presumably wearing an engagement ring. “What is that?” she asks.
“That’s where he proposed!” Tamra says.
“I knew it! I so freakin’ knew that’s what happened!” Gretchen yelps.
Gretchen asks Heather, “Did you already know?”
“I did know,” Heather replies.
“Why isn’t Vicki here?” Gretchen asks.
“Ever since Brooks, I’m like backseat,” Tamra says. “When I was with Simon, she would complain that I didn’t spend enough time with her. and now she’s doing the same thing I’m doing.”
Gretchen observes in an interview, “Tamra just signed her divorce papers, and she did tell us she wanted to be on her own.”
Heather says she’s going to be in charge of the bridal shower, and Gretchen will be in charge of the bachelorette party.
“Do I need all this nonsense?” Tamra asks.
Heather says, “The third time’s a charm, and I’m going to do it properly.”
In the next sneak scene, we see Alexis meeting for drinks with Sarah, a descendant of the Winchester gun clan. Alexis says she was ganged up on by the other ladies in Costa Rica. “They’re mistaking kindness for phony,” she says.
Alexis wonders why she would listen to anything Tamra says, because she seems the meanest of the crew.
“Do you want to hear the kicker to the whole thing?” Alexis asks. “Gretchen isn’t the one who had my back. Vicki is. She was like, ‘Leave her alone.’ Gretchen started throwing fuel on the fire.”
Alexis says she suffered “bruises and broken ribs” during the group smackdown. “Gretchen owes me an apology because she hurt my feelings.”
Sarah says the women are jealous.
Alexis says Heather invited her to Heather’s party.
“I can’t read Heather,” Sarah says. “You know her husband’s a plastic surgeon. her face is frozen, so I can’t tell are you mad? Are you sad?”
Alexis says, “I can’t dwell on what happened in Costa Rica with the girls … I don’t want any drama.”
Sarah says, “If you’re going to go, I’ll go with you.” Oh, that’s a swell idea.
In the next sneak video, Heather’s party has begun, and we see Jeana Keough, one of the original “housewives,” arrive with her daughter, Kara.
“It’s gorgeous,” Jeana says of the Dubrow’s Newport Coast house. “So pretty. What is it, Tuscan? Mediterranean?”
Tamra spots Jeana and says, “Jeana’s here. Gretchen! I need a glass of wine. Jeana’s here.”
We see a flashback of Tamra and Jeana’s notorious fight last season, when Tamra threw a glass of wine in Jeana’s face and fled.
Vicki says in an interview, “My relationship with Jeana is nothing. I don’t talk to her, I don’t call her, nothing.”
Vicki and Jeana hug, and Vicki introduces her to Brooks, “her new man.”
Kara says, “Mine’s from the south, too! Can we have a cheers to Southern men?”
Tamra says in an interview, “When I was married, our families were close. But she ran to Simon’s side and talked (expletive) about me.” Simon Barney is Tamra’s ex-husband.
Later, we see Heather approaching husband Terry, Tamra and Vicki.
Tamra says, “What? I didn’t do anything.”
Heather comments, “I’m sorry, but that girl Sarah, broke the bow off my cake and ate it.”
Terry: “Are you (expletive) kidding me?”
Heather: “Don’t curse. I’m not going to make a big deal at my party, but she is so rude!”
Tamra, in an interview: “What Sarah did is classless, disgusting … and I’m the one from the trailer park?”
Tamra confronts Sarah, who seems to have had a few alcoholic drinks in her system. Heather is nearby, and the argument begins!
Heather says to Sarah, “That was pretty rude.”
Terry says to Sarah, “She’s changing her name to my name. That’s not cool.”
Sarah responds, “I ate a part of the bow. You know what? I have a sugar problem.”
Heather: “I have a lot of food in the kitchen if you’re hungry.”
Sarah: “But it’s not out here.”
Heather: “Yes, people have been bringing it around.”
Alexis tries to intervene on Sarah’s behalf, but to little avail.
Sarah says, “It’s a bow on a cake. What’s the big deal? I have a sugar problem.”
Heather: “Is your sugar problem wrapped up in a rudeness problem?”
Vicki says in an interview, “She doesn’t have a sugar problem. She has an alcohol problem.”
Back at the party, Sarah says to Heather, “Do you want my credit card, to buy you a new cake?”
Heather: “I don’t want you to buy me a new cake.”
Sarah lets the F-word fly, and Heather says, “Watch your language in my home!”
What else happens in tonight’s episode? well, Vicki receives a black fur coat from Brooks, which she wears to Heather’s party. however, tensions are still running high between Vicki and her daughter, Briana, and their disagreements will NOT be resolved at this party.
We’ll see the housewives argue with Sarah, and Vicki is going to get mad at Tamra. Tonight’s episode is part one of the season 7 finale, so next Tuesday (6/26), during the awe-inspiring 20th episode, the wives will still be stirring up drama at Heather’s party.
We’ll have another preview next Tuesday. Until then, happy “Housewives” watching!
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