Hostess of the year Tamra tells Alexis that maybe she shouldn't be around the group if they make her so upset. Sage advice, Tamra, to a fellow cast member of a reality show who is essentially under contract to spend time with "the group."
"This is so beyond awkward and weird," Gretchen accurately assesses. As viewers of these "Real Housewives" shows, we've collectively sat through a lot of tense dinners, but this one takes the crab cake.
We finally meet rich-niche-magazine magnate Lydia McLaughlin, the heiress of a Canadian media mogul, who divulges her publication's brand identity: "Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine is supposed to represent that everybody wants a Beverly Hills lifestyle."
Spring is here at last, and just as the heady scent of lilac and peony floats through the fading April twilight, so does the whiff of competing spray tans blanket the Dubrow lawn. It's fancy clambake night in the OC.
Welcome, friends. Pour yourself a hearty goblet of nondescript white wine and recline on the nearest oversize chaise lounge as we dutifully recount the premiere of "The Real Housewives of Orange County."