The OC gals decided to take a trip to Costa Rica which means it's time for out-of-the-country-crazy and that can often be the very best kind. This is an aside--- I've flown from LA to San Jose, Costa Rica and it's a little over 5 hours. So why the women all had to fly to Miami to meet Vicki and then fly to Costa Rica making it an eleven travel time is beyond me. Was Vicki being held for ransom? I don't get it. Does Vicki need the support of four contractually-obligated women while travelling internationally? Personally, I'd be annoyed but then again if Bravo was flipping the bill for my vacation time--- I'd buck up and go along for the ride. The gals behaved for the most part like over the hill spring breakers--- screaming and wooping it up and begging for attention all while dressed like sorority girls in Cancun. I will say that Heather stood apart in terms of style and behavior and she offered some of the best elements to the show. When Vicki was woo-hooing and screaming that her "love tank" was full, Heather appropriately responded 'what?' with a wtf sort of tone. After more screaming and drinking and odd outfit choices, the gals ended up zip-lining which looks like a blast. An absolute blast. There was some stud working the zip-line station and seemingly without asking he braided Alexis's horse tail of extensions and it triggered the best reaction from Vicki.
Bless you Vicki..... don't ever stop doing what you do. This is another aside, Costa Rica was colonized by Spain over 500 years ago and that equals hot. Let me tell you, the Costa Ricans as a population are very attractive---- I'm generalizing but hopefully doing that in a complimentary way is alright. So that Costa Rica stud braided Alexis's mane of Cabbage Patch doll extensions and put her in a harness and she winced, wheezed, and seemed to fully enjoy the treatment. Note to self: next time I go back there I'll hot glue gun some fried blond doll hair to my head so I can get man-handled by the zip-line dude. But I digress......
Further nonsense ensued and then we ended up at what we were waiting for--- the Alexis pretentiousness-intervention. If you know this show, then you know Alexis likes to talk about what they have: tons of expensive cars, one giant house after the next, mountains of jewelry, and other stuff and most of the other cast mates have had enough. In a previous episode, Heather's adorable husband Terry let it slip that thought Alexis was phony. A judgement yes, but it was clear he was being funny in a candid moment. Tamra seizing that little nugget of judgement showcased Terry's opinion to Alexis during their meeting last week. Anyone else want to stun-gun themselves right about now? So at that Costa Rican dinner table as the gals assembled it was obvious there was tension..... something needed to be addressed. One might say there was an "elephant" in the room or even a "pink elephant" and that of course would be that fact that Terry had rendered a harsh opinion about her. Alexis said there was a "white elephant" in the room, not a pink one or even a regular one....... a white one. :) Heather did a good job at being clear about her opinion of Alexis's behavior and Tamra really went hard with hers. Gretchen, who's typically on Alexis's side, agreed with the women she can come off phony. Alexis said that yes, they have a lot of cars and art and that her husband Jim has made money off buying and selling cars and Vicki said she wouldn't weigh in on the topic and that lasted about two seconds and the she weighed in. As the fighting continued, I really stopped caring. I was just thinking that Alexis said there was a "white elephant" in the room and this is coming off the previous episode when she said Costa Rica was in Mexico. :) Oh Alexis, I'm so happy you're on this show.
Here's my depiction of Alexis and the white elephant.