I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Orange County by LynnNChicago
I am so disappointed in this season of Orange County, I can’t even hate any of them because I don’t care enough about any of them.
Tonight Tamra meets with Lynne Curtain just long enough for us to hear that Lynne is keeping her husband busy, “Bless his heart”. They are doing great, Tamra doesn’t ask Lynne about her teenage delinquents who were filmed dancing topless with Hello Kitty pasties on their nipples. Lynne and Frank continue to be blissfully unaware that their children are headed for disaster. Lynne tells Tamra that Fernanda was upset and told her about the kiss between Tamra and Fernanda last year on Tamra’s birthday. This storyline is so exhausting it just gives you a headache.
My theory, when Tamra kissed Fernanda in the bathroom at her birthday party, Bravo/producers thought that this woman would make a great 6th housewife. Damn that Tamra for going and finding a man to love and dump Fernanda. Later in the episode the two ladies meet over drinks and their NOH8 photos and all is well again.
The more I see this Peggy woman, the less I like her and we’re really running low on like for this one. Her one episode on postpartum depression did make me feel for her a bit but she seems to have found a cure for it, slamming other people, judging other people and drinking huge amounts of wine while backstabbing your friends seems to have done the trick. Peggy spent a lot of time with the two mean girls, Vicki and Tamra and suddenly Peggy is one of them. She’s ready to throw her friend of 6-years under the bus.
I have no love for Alexis but Peggy was her friend. Best we can tell it was Alexis who got Peggy onto the show, the first thing Peggy did was stab Alexis in the back. The one thing I will give Alexis is that she doesn’t attack the other ladies the way they go after her.
Peggy tells us that she and her husband used to double date with Alexis and Jim Bellino but that things have changed and recently Jim has been making snide comments to Peggy’s husband Micha. I know my husband and his best friend argued just the other week about who knows more about Lamborghini’s, I think it really is a deal breaker. Peggy is the Jill Zarin of the OC, she slams below the belt. Her talking head interview says, “As long as I’ve known them, Jim’s never really had a real job”. Yet to Alexis’ face Peggy says, “Jim’s always been able to set his own schedule”. Love Jim or hate him he has to be making some money some how, Peggy’s husband’s job seems just as dicey as Jim’s. Peggy’s point was that Jim should have been at her dinner party. Did you really miss him Pegs? Does he add that much to the conversation? Did it screw up your seating arrangement? In one breath Pegs tells us that big bad Jim was mean to her husband then she complains that he skipped her dinner party.
Alexis confesses that she lied, Jim wasn’t busy with work he simply doesn’t want to be around these women. Peggy passes along that information to Tamra and Vicki. Peggy criticizes Alexis for lying about the whole thing but wasn’t Alexis lying to avoid hurting people’s feelings? Not that anyone really cares what Jim Bellino thinks but come on, it wasn’t a lie anyone really cares about except Alexis and Jim.
Alexis apparently feels that her new dress line is complete and she decided to be photographed wearing each of them for what I can only assume are ads for the dresses. I’ve never seen a dress designer wear her own clothing but I’m sure Alexis knows what she’s doing, bless her heart. When her husband Jim arrives to “help” with the shoot things go from bad to worse. I don’t know where he gets his education and experience in photography/modeling but he decides to begin to direct the shoot and only serves to annoy the hell out of everyone. Alexis tells us that he’s funding the entire project (no kidding) but regardless of who’s paying the bills, the bible tells Alexis that she must obey her husband so when he tells her to stick her ass out for the photos, she has to do as she’s told. I am pretty sure that’s what the bible author’s had in mind, don’t you?
In the nothing new department, Vicki treats Donn like garbage, he tells her he’s happy she is home and cooking in the kitchen, she ignores him and tells him she’s going out and that they won’t be eating for a long time. She then tells the audience (rather than telling her husband) that she’s angry with him because he drank too much at Peggy’s party and acted like an ass. It was actually Vicki who acted like an ass but that is who she is. Her cackling with Tamra, slamming her husband and blaming him for not having any children was typical Vicki bad behavior.
I have to thank Slade’s mom for popping in for a visit, she was able to say everything that we’ve all wanted to say to him for months. She asked about his job beyond carrying Gretchen’s luggage and he told us that he’s a consultant and that his last job just ended two weeks ago. They say mom can always tell when you’re lying, Slade’s mom is no different. She pushes Slade and suggests some other jobs that he might be good at, of course he immediately dismisses her suggestions. Slade tells us that he made his first fortune in the mortgage/title business and Mom says that the industry is coming back. For every mortgage lost, there are plenty of people refinancing or doing short sales, both of which need mortgage closers/title officers to handle the deal. Slade continues to insist he can’t go back into that business leading me to believe that there is more to it than just a declining market.
Slade and Gretchen travel to San Antonio Texas so that she can appear on a talk show to sell her handbags and make up line. I have to give her credit for attempting to go and get what she wants, she does seem to be working hard to try to make this work. That said, she seems to be stuck in a dead end relationship, I know she claims to love Slade Smiley but she wants children yet doesn’t want to marry him, that says it all doesn’t it? If you truly love the guy and want to have kids there would be no hesitation.
I’m trying very hard to like any of these women but it’s really difficult, when they’re so vicious and mean, Tamra is just low class trash and Vicki only wants what Tamra has right now and thinks that by leaving Donn, she’ll have a hot latin lover too. Peggy and Alexis are really complete idiots and can battle over who has more money, better educated children and more loving husbands but in the end, who cares? Only the two of them. Gretchen seems to be distancing herself from the down and dirty feuds but then we come to find out we don’t care about what she’s up to. This show has really gone downhill.