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The Real Housewives of Orange County

The Real Housewives of Orange County recap: 'Frozen Assets'

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One thing has become clear as we get into episode 4 of the eleventh season — we need more/different drama to emerge because this apology tour of Vicki’s is losing its luster. She’s good at playing the victim because truth is, we’ll never really know how much of this victim role in relation to Brooks and his “cancer” was (is) an act. Brooks is like the ultimate grifter who rolled into town, got his 15 minutes and once Tamra, Shannon, and Heather caught on to his scheme, he rolled right on out of there.

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The Real Housewives of Orange County recap: 'Lies in the Air, Sand in My Hair'

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It’s a weird thing that happens when you’ve been watching a reality show that’s been on the air for 10 years. You really start to feel like you know the people whose lives you’ve been following for so long. Vicki Gunvalson has been on the RHOC since episode 1 and in 10 years, we’ve not only watched her life unfold, but also the lives of her kids. I still feel for Vicki and her son Michael every time I think about when her surprising him at college and his resulting mortification.

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

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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?

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Real Housewives of Orange County premiere recap: 'When the Ship Hits the Fan'

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Last season of the RHOC was like a multi-episode arc of House as the ladies desperately tried to solve the mystery of whatever ailment Vicki Gunvalson’s long time hustler of a boyfriend Brooks was suffering from. Whatever it was, they know it was not cancer as he claimed. And these women — whose medical expertise likely comes from diagnosing their friends on WebMD — were adamant that they had all the evidence they needed to prove that Brooks lied about everything. Who could forget those calls to Newport Imaging, fake medical records, and conflicting stories from Vicki?

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The Real Housewives of Orange County's Vicki Gunvalson talks season 11

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The Real Housewives of Orange County may have celebrated its 10th anniversary in March, but the original series of Bravo’s wildly popular reality franchise isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

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The Real Housewives of Orange County season 11 trailer reveals tears, tantrums, and a hospital call

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Tears, tantrums, and Terry Dubrow! The first trailer for season 11 of The Real Housewives of Orange County is here!

It looks like all of the ladies from last season are back, with a new addition, once again sharing their lives behind the Orange County curtain.

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The original Housewives of Orange County
get Real on the first season, 10 years later

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Ten years ago, on March 21, 2006, The Real Housewives of Orange County premiered, and forever changed reality TV. The first series of Bravo’s hit Real Housewives franchise, RHOC is currently in production for an 11th season, which is set to begin airing this summer. When the pilot debuted a decade ago, it kicked off one of the biggest reality TV phenomena in the format’s brief history — not that anybody knew it at the time.

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'Reunion Part 3'

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The final portion of the reunion is sadly unfulfilling as there’s no sincere mea culpa from the lips of a drugged Vicki Gunvalson, no real come-to-Jesus moment (though the Lord’s name is frequently bandied about), and no real resolution to whether or not Brooks has cancer. While our dubious Housewives circle their prey like sharks waiting to chomp, we’re left with bloodless waters, though there were more than a few highlights.

The funnier fluff:

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'Reunion Part 2'

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We’re back for a second helping of too much information with the ladies of Orange County. Things start to heat up a bit, and Jim Edmonds deigned to appear on camera beside his wife one last time, though — spoiler — he mostly vents about how poorly his prior filmed moments with the missus have gone. The highlights:

There’s a rehashing of all the moments that made you wince, though none are as cringe-worthy as when Andy asks Shannon, “Why did you decide to do a colonic hours before you were to wear white.” Gross, guys.

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'Reunion Part 1'

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I hope you all channeled Shannon “Lemon Bowl” Beador and fixed yourself a nice tall glass of vodka…alongside a separate glass of ice chiseled from the crest of the Rocky Mountains…accompanied by two dozen lemons and limes, hand-selected by citrus connoisseurs before being flown in via private jet. Because part one of the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion show needs some spicing up.

The more mundane updates:

Shannon gave herself a home colonic before this taping, and no part of the apparatus remained inside of her.

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