‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ review: All about rings

Tamra took another step closer.

If there was one thing that stood out on Tuesday night’s new episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” — other than having to watch Vicki Gunvalson and her daughter Briana scream at each other over their significant others — it was seeing how much wedding talk was going on here in some shape or form away from these two.

For example, Slade Smiley for some reason decided to go ring shopping — even though Gretchen Rossi’s father had already said “no” to him proposing. What made this scene all the more entertaining is that he brought Heather Dubrow for support (who we consider to be one of the most ridiculously wealthy people in the history of man), and them promptly tried to negotiate his way at the jewelry store into getting a fake stone put into the ring so he could save up the money for something real.

Meanwhile, for Tamra Barney there was a different sort of mission when it came to her ring finger — trying to get her ex Simon’s name off of it. While this was surely painful, and does help to set the stage perfectly for what we know is going to happen a little later this season in Eddie Judge’s proposal. (This works out far better than whatever Slade has going on at the moment.)

If you can ignore the Vicki fight (hard as it is) and Alexis Bellino putting the focus on herself at a party for her twins, this actually was a fairly pleasant episode. The ladies of “Orange County” are still proving that the original series is still the best when it comes to stirring up some over-the-top plotlines, and they also make some sort of concentrated effort every week to remind us how ridiculously rich some of these people are. (We really wouldn’t have it any other way.)

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