Real Housewives of O.C.: Jeana Gets a Date, Tamra Meets Dad
02/11/2009 AT 12:00 AM EST
Vicki boarded a cruise ship with her husband Donn, her son Michael and his friend, and headed out to sea where lucky passengers could take part in Vicki's new seminar series, L.I.F.E. (Living Inspired & Fully Engaged). But Donn, Michael and his friend did everything they could to stay away from Vicki's lessons, opting instead to drink at the bar. The only problem was that Vicki brought them along with the understanding that they'd attend the seminars and learn something.
Tamra traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to visit her estranged father. The reunited duo sat by the lake and shared words. Trying to comprehend how her parents' happy relationship could fall apart when she was 25-years-old, Tam broke down and told her father that she probably loved him more than anyone. At a Japanese dinner later in the show, Tamra's son Ryan bonded with his older (and married) cousin Nancy. "Ryan! She is related to you," Tamra yelled across the table at her son, who was getting too close to Nancy.
Gretchen also left the O.C., flying to Dallas to meet up with her best girl friends from college. Once there, Gretch told her friends, many of them now with kids, how hard it was to see her fiance Jeff so sick. Supportive as they ought to be, the ladies complimented Gretchen on her ability to be a hands on fiancee. Back at home, Jeff was once again in the hospital while Gretchen was "taking a break from the stress at home."
Although not traveling quite as far, Lynne and hubby Frank escaped to San Diego for a romantic weekend on the beach. Enjoying a seaside dinner, Frank gaped at how "hot" his wife looked in her little magenta dress. "Getting away with my husband feels good," Lynne told the cameras. Unfortunately, she almost ruined the mood when she hesitantly divulged that daughter Raquel had a fender-bender and cigarettes were found in her sister Alexa's purse.
Meanwhile, Jeana helped her daughter Kara, a sophomore at Berkley, move into her new apartment. While she wasn't as aggressive as her eldest son Shane, Kara was still a pill on the road trip, yelling and treating her mother with disrespect. Back at home, Jeana, with the help of her son Colton, got ready for her first real date in quite a while. Alan, the father of one of Shane's teammates, was set to pick up Jeana in a limo. But just as he arrived, "To Be Continued" appeared on the screen.
Next week's episode is the season finale of The Real Housewives of Orange County (10 p.m. ET) followed by the season premiere of The Real Housewives of New York. -- Allison Gross
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