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'Real Housewives of Orange County': flirting, tantrums ... and Tupperware?

January 22, 2010 |  9:10 am

Alexis_bellino First things first: Does Alexis really think that chick was hitting on her husband?

If you happened to miss the prissy showdown, here’s a brief overview: Gretchen decided to host a Tupperware party -- the pastime of every domestic diva. At said plastic-container extravaganza, Alexis unleashed her perfectly manicured claws after spotting another female “flirting” with her husband Jim (aka the dude rockin’ the purple shirt with insanely oversized cuffs). Footage of the actual “flirtation” was suspiciously absent, leaving it up to viewers to decide whether such an outrageous action was possible. And this viewer has decided: I find it hard to believe because, as Gretchen’s unnamed friend so brilliantly said: “He is not attractive. No one is hitting on her husband.” And sure, looks isn’t everything. But his personality -- from what is seen on television -- is hardly fetching. And maybe that’s why he was so pleased by the attention. That smirk. His coyness about the situation: “I’m pretty naive when a girl is hitting on me. I don’t really get it.”

I agree. It’s beyond comprehension.

Maybe it’s his wisdom? Consider his take on the disagreements. Tamra and Gretchen -- despite the peaceful facade at social functions -- continue to be at odds. Who still cares? Alexis, apparently. The newest housewife, who is friends with the bickering gals, is caught in the middle. But before she could articulate her opinion on the matter while at the horse races with Gretchen and Slade, Jim talked over her to put a stop her opinion-sharing: “Our rule [read: MY rule] is this: We go by our experience with a person.” I felt a glimmer of hope that Alexis wouldn’t back down; that she would actually voice what she was thinking when she said “I have a right to say my point of view, honey.” But he spoke over her again. And I eased back into my chair when she l uttered: “You’re so right.” He won again.

In other “duh” news, newly surgically enhanced Lynne and her hubby Frank remain dumbfounded by daughter Alexa’s teenage angst. She’s vague about her whereabouts. Comes home past curfew. Texts while they talk. And they just don’t understand why she acts so freely. But Alexa? She gets it. “It’s been a free ride ... they should have stepped up earlier.” I hear Lynne and Frank say there needs to be boundaries, but when Alexa arrives past curfew, there were no consequences (even given the fact that she was told she couldn’t go out that night). Lynne seemed more relieved with the fact that Alexa loved them. But I don’t doubt their concern. I mean, do you know many parents that hire a “youthologist” in an attempt to understand their children?

So what do you think, Show Trackers? Was Alexis overreacting when she confronted the woman at the Tupperware party? Were you hoping there’d be more Vicki in this episode? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

--Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Alexis Bellino. Credit: Bravo