Apologies, dropping bombs, and “Fever.”
Gretchen struts onstage in her hot little outfit and performs “Fever.” As I said before, Gretchen is solid in the looks department. Fab outfit, hair, and make-up. The vocals were not the best, and I’m being polite by even saying that.
Vicki isn’t impressed: “How can she be onstage?”
Alexis makes excuses for Gretchen along the lines of she didn’t get all the practice she could get. Heather comments to Terry, “She did a great job.” I don’t know how sincere that is.
Afterwards, everyone hugs and lets Gretchen know how proud of her they are. The ladies are playing nice. So much for honesty.
Tamra and *gasp* Vicki give Gretchen birthday gifts. Vicki apologizes to Gretchen and then demands an apology in return. Whaaaa???
Now Slade has to make a toast and obtain some of Gretchen’s spotlight like the loving boyfriend he is.
“I think you did phenomenal,” Slade tells Gretchen the next morning over mimosas and breakfast.
“I’m the luckiest girl in the whole wide world,” Gretchen beams.
With Brooks along, Vicki takes a walk down memory lane through the house she once planned to retire in with ex, Donn. She realizes she’s in a better place now in life. Brianna’s health is well and Vicki has a so-called great man in her life (that’s Brooks, people) so now she can literally get back to work, the office.
Despite Jim’s objections, Alexis continues to follow her career aspirations and meets with a talent coach to hone her hosting skills. Alexis keeps comparing herself to Katie Couric.
First of all, please pronounce her name correctly if you’re going to say it at all. Second of all, please understand what she actually does and realize it’s not something you can just pick up and do.
Alexis shows her Fox 5 segment tape to an advisor who subsequently says, “You’re not qualified to drive this bus.” Fair enough; I think it’s a metaphor she could easily understand. Yet, Alexis doesn’t believe she’s that bad and not cut out for journalism.
Heather and Terry have dinner with Gretchen and Slade. The Dunlows question Gretchen on what she wants to do with singing. Does she want a career in it? What’s next after the Pussycat Dolls Burlesque show?
‘Broadway’ comes out of Gretchen’s mouth. Oh dear Lord. Is she serious?
First impressions are shared among the couples, and luckily everyone can laugh about it. Heather brings up Alexis and hesitates saying what’s won her mind for once.
Terry comes in on cue with “phony” after taking a bite of his meal. Love him.
Heather’s slightly mortified because it’s true, but she didn’t want to say that flat out in from of Gretchen, Alexis’s pal.
Tamra takes her son, Bryan, furniture shopping. Tough Love isn’t easy and Tamra caves. $1600 for a couch? Really?! I’d let my guests sit on nice, plushy floor pillows.
Vicki has dinner with her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend. Brianna drops a bomb on Vicki, who’s meeting the boyfriend for like the third time. Brianna took a trip to Vegas, got a marriage license, and got hitched.
Time for those drinks to arrive now. Vicki needs a shot quick. She clearly isn’t happy about the news and I think I see smoke spewing from her ears.
On the next episode: Slade asks for Gretchen’s hand in marriage — an engagement! Gretchen doesn’t know if she wants to get married. Vicki still has a hard time accepting Brianna’s legal marriage she just found out about, and then makes her own announcement concerning Brooks.