So it’s on. Heather suggests calmly that they discuss Terry’s “phony” comment now that it’s been brought up. She apologizes that Alexis heard about it, then nudges Tamra to apologize as well, and says that Terry is harmless and didn’t mean to be cruel. When Alexis snaps back that Terry doesn’t even know her, Tamra reminds Alexis that she told Terry off at the Bunco party, which is true. We even get a flashback of Alexis yelling at Terry to worry about his own patients and leave her alone. And Terry had not even addressed her. Alexis says maybe she flew off the handle, but she’s only human. But for Terry to say that she’s phony? That’s unacceptable. But he’s only human, Alexis. Heather says that she’s taking Terry off the table because he was just parroting what he’s heard everyone else say, and the point is that Alexis comes off to people as phony. Alexis is confused because she didn’t see Terry on the table. Tamra chimes in and says that Alexis is very materialistic. Heather says that just because Alexis has things, she doesn’t need to talk about it and she’s just telling her this as a friend. I can’t help but recall meeting Heather and hearing all about her kids’ expensive private schools and living on Billionaire’s Row, and Terry’s fifty thousand dollar suit shopping spree, but I guess she was telling US, not the other housewives, so it’s different. I kind of see her point, but please. ALL of these women are materialistic and they’re all phony! But Alexis is definitely the worst, so let’s carry on, shall we? Heather tells Alexis that before they met, she saw Alexis and Jim with their kids at Nordstrom and Jim was very loudly explaining to his son that he needed to get the most expensive pair of sneakers. That HAS to be true. When Jim was on the show more, all he did was talk about how much everything cost. That was the first thing I noticed (and hated) about him. That’s a sure sign of someone who doesn’t have money, but wants people to think he does. Aka, PHONY. Alexis claims she never heard that and has no idea where she was during the Nordstrom incident. But still, Heather can’t judge her just from that. Gretchen cuts in and says that Alexis does come off as very pretentious. Gretchen says they’ve all seen it and she nods at each housewife individually. When she gets to Vicki, Vicki says she’s saying NOTHING because she wasn’t part of this conversation. She’s not getting involved, but all she knows is that many times she’s felt beneath Alexis and she probably has more money than Alexis. HA! Way to say NOTHING, Vick! Continuing to stay out of it, Vicki says she’d never buy a Phantom or a Bentley, she’d put that money toward retirement. LOL! Now we’re on a tangent because Alexis says that instead of leaving the money in the bank, they get to enjoy it via a car, and Jim will sell the car and make all of the money he spent on it back. He was in the car business, so he knows how to do that. Tamra can’t resist jumping in and calling BS. “It’s a depreciating asset – a car!”
“And Craigslist isn’t the car business!”
Tamra reminds her that Simon was also in the car business for a long time. True! They start talking over each other and Alexis – as always – totally misses the point. She babbles that it’s no one’s business how they spend their money and besides, Tamra’s here with a Louis Vuitton handbag. Alexis shouldn’t have to be punished for buying nice things. Wow, who would have ever guessed that this phoniness intervention could have gone so terribly awry? Alexis is usually so rational and level-headed! And who doesn’t want to be told they suck? Here they are trying to explain to her that she’s coming off as phony and pretentious and she’s screaming that she shouldn’t have to defend how she spends her money. It’s like she’s in a totally different conversation on another trip in some other country on a different planet. Claro que si!