Tonight is the BIG ONE. Part 3 #RHOC reunion goes deep and dramatic. I couldn't believe it myself.
— Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) August 26, 2013
Things really heated up on the last installment of the RHOC reunion tonight. Check it all out from start to finish in our Top 10 Highlights.
1. Tamra Accuses Alexis of Staging Her Marriage
How can Tamra throw shade @ Alexis & Jim being staged? Um, proposal, Guts, dress shopping, Eddie? #RHOC
— Lory (@The_RHHG) August 27, 2013
In the beginning of this episode, Tamra makes a statement that she feels Alexis staged a lot of her relationship this season. Tamra says there was too much sweetness and no depth, only dancing and love. Alexis assures her that their marriage is not perfect.
#RHOC I can't believe some of the stuff these girls say to each other. Oh my
— Katelyn Atchley (@Niallspotato97) August 27, 2013
2. There Is a Sneak Peek to Eddie and Tamra's Wedding Special
My family pic.twitter.com/ZlW2wbTWqR
— Tamra Judge (@TamraBarney) June 27, 2013
There's a lot of drama, cursing, yelling, but it all seems to end with a beautiful day at the alter. Third time's a charm for Tamra. The show premieres next Monday.
Really? A plug for a spinoff in the first 10 minutes of the reunion? This is kind of tacky, even for Real Housewives. #RHOC
— Justin Winkelman (@justinwinkelman) August 27, 2013
3. Gretchen Rossi Didn't Watch the Reunion
Apparently, Gretchen did not want to watch the reunion. She told Gather:
I didn't watch it. I skipped it. I was working, but I lived it, I don't need to see it again.
4. Brianna's Husband's Going to Work With Vicki
Not sure I would buy insurance from Ryan #rhoc
— laura (@Ljjoyce15) August 27, 2013
Brianna says that hopefully her husband will be home in October and that her husband will retire in 9 years. Then Vicki drops the bomb that he will sell insurance with Vicki whenever he retires.
5. Andy Addresses Ryan's Volatile Behavior
Brianna said" there will be no talking about my husband" (because she knew he was wrong) #RHOC
— stephanie louden (@LoudenStephanie) August 27, 2013
Andy Cohen confronts Brianna about her husband Ryan's behavior toward Lydia's mother when he yelled and cursed at her for putting her feet up on Vicki Gunvalson's couch. Brianna then refuses to talk about her husband who is overseas in Afghanistan because she feels it's disrespectful. Lydia is not satisfied with this response at all, but the subject is dropped shortly after.
6. The Women Ask Vicki if Brooks Has Ever Hit Her
#rhoc. Brianna & Tamara telling Vicki G. Not to make excuses for brooks! Wow tables have turned! Vicki needs to get real (no pun intended)
— sylbren (@sylbren) August 27, 2013
Vicki insists Brooks has never gotten physical, but daughter Briana starts motioning as if there's more to the story.
Vicki threatens to walk off the stage if Brianna reveals any details about her ex Brooks' unruly behavior. Vicki accidentally reveals that Brooks has been very disrespectful to her. The women then ask Vicki if Brooks has ever gotten physical with her. She insists he never has gotten physical with her.
7. Brianna Reveals the Truth About Brooks
Brooks talks about an email from 2007 where he told Vicki he loved her and this was while Vicki was married to Brianna's step-father. He then apologizes for disrespecting Vicki in any way. Brianna is dissatisfied and brings up that Brooks told her husband Ryan to hit her in order to keep her in line. Then Brianna reveals she was abused as a child. The women are then devastated and one of the housewives, Lydia, becomes so upset to hear this that she begins to cry and walks off the set. A discussion is opened about the infamous drunk recording of Brooks and all Brooks can do is apologize. But, no one cares about his apologies, especially Brianna.
I have no respect for Vicki now. You should have left him alone once you heard that he said that about your daughter. #RHOC
— Jessica (@hutch_jessica) August 27, 2013
Strangely, Vicki refuses to listen to the recording of a drunken, abusive Brooks. Heather then asks Vicki if she won't listen to the tape because then she'd be forced to be done with Brooks once and for all. All Vicki can respond with is tears.
Of course Vicki refuses to listen to the recording. #rhoc
— Leesa P (@leesarp) August 27, 2013
8. Tamra Opens Up a New Can of Worms About Brooks' Verbal Abuse
i'd literally rather be in a boat on a frozen christmas morning with Scott Peterson than go anywhere near Brooks #RHOC
— alex.b.peterson (@alexbpeterson) August 27, 2013
Brianna says she's tried to stand up for her mother and it backfires. So, she says she has to just move on with her life. Tamra reveals that Brianna's seen text messages from Brooks to her mother with words tearing her down. His texts have called her ugly, fat, and more. Brianna confirms this while Vicki and Brooks strictly deny it.
#RHOC season ends with a BANG. NOW! You in???
— Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) August 27, 2013
At the end of it all, Brianna says she loves her mom.
9. Vicki Compares Brooks to Slade
I hate that Vicki is choosing a scum bag over her own blood...so sad. Vickie needs to wake up and realize what she is doing #rhoc
— Kaitlin Morrison (@KaitlinMorrison) August 27, 2013
Vicki talks about how everyone hated Slade just as everyone hates Brooks. Gretchen understands the comparison to a point. Brianna completely disagrees on the comparison.
Vicki, dont bring up SLADE...#RHOC
— KELLY RYAN OBRIEN (@kellyryanobrien) August 27, 2013
Before leaving, Brooks says he is ending his relationship with Vicki and that the decision is a mutual one.
— Housewives Fan (@HousewiveFan) August 27, 2013
Once Brooks exits the stage, Vicki breaks down crying and all the women rally around Vicki to comfort her. Brianna does not join the women to hug her mother.
— TEAM TERESA (@teresaisthebest) August 27, 2013
10. The Women Announce Their Final Thoughts
Lydia confesses she feels like she's been punched in the head. Alexis reveals she feels bad for certain people. Heather says she's happy everything ended well. Tamra feels it's been her best year and says that overall she loves everyone. Gretchen says she will also defend herself and is excited to be engaged. Vicki says she's emotionally drained and she still stands strong that she was not in an abusive relationship with Brooks.
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