Bravo’s original leading ladies have wrapped up Season 8 of the Real Housewives of OC. It’s been a whirlwind season and I, for one, can’t believe it’s already over! My only consolation is I have 3 weeks worth of reunion specials to look forward to! And, I’m sure the ladies will not disappoint.
This season has been truly great. I must admit I was skeptical at first about the addition of new Housewife Lyda Mclaughlin…she just seemed too meek and, well, nice to really hold her own in this group. Turned out, I think she added a uniquely refreshing combo of sillyness and sanity to the mix. And, if I had any concern that she couldn’t stand up for herself, her performance in the finale vs. Slade certainly put that to rest!
I also loved the reversal of fortune that Gretchen and Alexis had this season. How awesome/ridiculous/typical Housewives was that?! Can’t wait to see how all the ladies’ newfound problems with Gretchen play out in the reunion.
And Vicki, oh Vicki! Isn’t it really all about Vicki? Gotta love the return of Lauri as Vicki’s arch nemesis this season. Talk of cheating and hotel rooms and threesomes, oh my! Lauri will be back for more during the reunion too and after the twitter battle those two had pre-taping, I can’t wait to see how that’s gonna go down. In her own words, Vicki called the reunion “explosive” and added that “It was bad.” Vicki went on to explain, in an interview with HuffPost Live, that she knows her involvement with the Housewives franchise won’t last forever and that “I would one day want my own show,” apparently hoping to prove to the world that she’s “not some screaming maniac.”
Anyways, back to this crazy reunion at hand. The ladies taped on July 10 and we’ve got a whole new batch of photos to share with you:
Love the rainbow dresses, ladies! And, no matter what happens, looks like at least the woman are still all in the same room at the end of the day! Between the tears, the sharing of photo/email evidence, and Lydia’s dance moves, it’s gonna be everything we could hope for in a reunion. Will you be watching?