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Real Housewives of Orange County recap: Making Friends But Not Amends

Are Kelly and Vicki destined to whoop it up together?

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The Real Housewives of Orange County

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DUM DUM DUM… so, we ended last week’s season premiere with a cliffhanger. Did Heather’s plan work? Did her speech about life and love and Terry’s health scare smoke out the apology from Vicki that Heather was plotting to retrieve?

Well, no. In fact, we’ve actually climbed back on this never-ending, merry-go-round from hell where Vicki plays the victim and claims she was duped by Brooks too… but the all-knowing Heather insists that Vicki was in on Cancer-gate. Vicki swears she wasn’t and didn’t know Brooks was lying nor does she understand why the girls care so much. Heather just knows that Vicki was part of the lie and needs her to own up to it.

And round and round we go with no resolution.

It’s a vicious cycle because these are some stubborn women who are all convinced they’re owed an apology — but for what? I’m really having trouble deciphering what’s going to make things better and really, what IS so terrible about moving on? Vicki broke up with Brooks — he’s no longer around! Isn’t that the real win here? Or are the ladies just bored without him to pick apart?

I’d just like to point out that Brooks is still winning. Lying about cancer is its own separate category of vile — but he also wanted to drop a match in this group and watch the friendships go up in flames. You know he’s sitting at home watching with a bucket of all the fried, fatty foods Vicki took away from him when he was supposedly going through chemo and is maniacally laughing at how he got Vicki to take the fall for his ugly scheme.

But Vicki’s in a tough spot. Heather, Shannon, Meghan, and Tamra are a pack of wolves who will not back down without an apology from Vicki. Or being told they were right and Vicki was wrong. I personally think if Vicki told them all that they were right that they would throw a parade in her honor.

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But as Heather and Vicki wrapped up their conversation, Vicki admitted that there were a lot of red flags from Brooks that she ignored. And again, Heather just didn’t understand why Vicki couldn’t have called them all up and said the magic words: “you guys were right.” So bottom line, nothing was resolved. Vicki is still an outcast who feels the women have lost all compassion for her, and Heather thinks that if Vicki won’t outright apologize, she’s at the very least going to need to have conversations with all the other women. Because heaven forbid they too miss out on this merry-go-round of “apology chicken.”

But let’s take a break from Vicki for now. The middle of the episode actually gave us interesting glimpses of where everyone else is in their personal lives, hopefully setting the stage for drama that has zero to do with Cancer-gate.

NEXT: Kelly Gives Zero F—s