The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10 Episode 16 Recap: Ask Brooks, I …

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Does Brooks Ayers Really Have Cancer?.

“I think they do it to create drama,” Ayers said of the cast’s accusations regarding his illness. “It’s useless drama that brings on stress that quite frankly no one needs and in particular my situation.

Two things are true if you find yourself fighting with Vicki Gunvalson about her ex Brooks Ayers’ cancer diagnosis on The Real Housewives of Orange County: You are only doing this because you proclaim you are her friend and you love her – and your name is either Heather, Tamra or Shannon.Tamra then took her moody son Ryan to his new home in Orange County, later telling Eddie that he was struggling to cope with his situation and his relationship with his fiancee. I’m not running from anything.” This season, Ayers shared with the Housewives that he stopped receiving chemotherapy treatments, instead opting for alternative methods – a decision that has been the hot topic among the ladies specifically Meghan King Edmonds and Tamara Judge.

That’s the lesson from Monday’s RHOC, which saw the ladies really take to heart all of the floating rumors and “inconsistencies” (what does a skipped appointment prove, really?) swirling around Ayers’ health. In turn, three of Gunvalson’s friends sat down with her in the hour, each to share concerns about the controversy, and each to urge Gunvalson to do what they thought was the only logical thing: divulge Ayers’ medical records. She finds it fishy that a doctor who does cellulite treatments would also cure cancer, so she’s wondering if Brooks is being duped. ‘Every piece of information that is floating out is hanky. But if the truth is he is ill could you please just have him show his labs and say “F-you everyone, I am sick, how dare you talk about it” and put it on the table’. She’s upset that Vicki didn’t cut the Aries cake with her at the party and that she left so suddenly without saying goodbye. “No, what was said was this [cellulite] doctor cured his own cancer in six months and Brooks will do the same”, recalls Heather.

She says if you’re living with someone who’s having “chemotherapy,” there’s no way you don’t know what’s been going on. “So I show the medical records”. There is no easy way for the women to prove Ayers is lying – and asking him to prove the opposite is, in Gunvalson’s words, “unconscionable.” And yet, it is totally possible (in the way that most things are possible, even if improbable), that Ayers is lying about some or all of his diagnosis. And so: Fresh from Gunvalson’s fight with Tamra Judge at Shannon Beador’s Ares-themed party, Heather Dubrow pulled Gunvalson aside to fill her in on all the talk.

She said revealing the records could only be step one of letting the women completely into the realm of Ayers’ medical care, where none of them have a right to be. Shannon says people are coming to her for things she has to answer for, giving the example that Meghan said Vicki claimed she never asked for her help. “I spent a day on the phone getting him two good doctors that he didn’t see”. Round two of The Cancer Conversation came when Judge visited Gunvalson after the Ares party to apologize for her temper over Ayers’ comment that apparently called her character into question.

Then they’ll want to see the needle going into Brooks’ arm.” Nah, I’m sure some legit medical records would be enough to appease everyone, though if you have footage of Brooks with a doctor, couldn’t hurt to show it, too. And I mean a real doctor; not some whackjob who advises you to only sit on chairs made of wheatgrass or eat tofu upside down, while humming the national anthem, for 72 hours straight or something.

She wants Vicki to be cautious of a cosmetic doctor claiming he can cure cancer. ‘As your friend I am here to tell yo what everyone is saying, ‘ Tamra said. But there was one change: Gunvalson asked Judge to be more upfront with Edmonds and admit that her behavior in investigating Ayers was crossing at least a few personal boundaries – and Judge did do just that at a gym meetup with Edmonds. Meggers “thought my role was to be the uber stepmom and set rules and whatnot”. ‘I am telling you as your friend it would be fabulous if he is not sick. After Heather’s summary, talk shifts to not whether Brooks is lying — it’s assumed he is — but whether Vicki is a partner to these lies or she’s also being duped. Tonight’s episode is going to be filled with the usual Housewife drama and you won’t want to miss it, so be sure to tune in for our live coverage of the show tonight at 8 PM EST!

And in next week’s episode, that’s exactly what it looks like will happen – though it appears as soon as Ayers’ decides to reveal a piece of medical info, Edmonds will say she has been able to debunk it. Meghan and her latest ugly headband tell us how important prom was for her, then we hear about how Meghan rented a school bus and cabins and made a spreadsheet to organize an afterparty.

Meanwhile Tamra has a heart-to-heart with Vicki about what the others are saying and why. “My advice is, first of all, don’t judge somebody like she did back in the day with me, because you never know if you’ll end up in that position”, states Gretchen. Heather goes back to the others and tells them what Vicki said about the treatment Brooks is undergoing. “I mean, what does Brooks need to do?” Vicki asks what he has to do, die, to prove them wrong. But after seeing how that affected my relationship with Hayley, I’m not sure this is the right thing to do.” So your step-daughter froze you out when you tried to impart order and now you’re going to try and be besties. Vicki also uses the phrases “you’re not my friend if” and “cookoo birds” and continues to generally be a dumb human about all of this. “If you’re my friend, you don’t talk about Brooks,” Vicki says. “That’s not what a friend is,” Tamra justifiably responds. “If you believe in our friendship, you should do everything you can to stop [other people from talking about Brooks],” Vicki tries again. Heather wants a tree etched in a huge steel window in some wing of their new monstrosity of a home, and so she shows Terry some designs she made (in collaboration with her mother). “Do you like it?” she asks. “…Do I like it…,” Terry repeats, grimace plastered on his face.

Terry just treats it like any other visually unappealing thing he sees during his day of fixing botched plastic surgeries, vetoes it and starts laughing. Although I’m not married, a pro tip for those men who are: When your wife shows you something personal, that she’s worked hard on, it’s best not to laugh in her face. Understandably, Heather shuts down, drawing unjust indignation from Terry. “Since when does ‘give me your opinion’ mean I have to love it?” he asks, still unable to get the last trace of a smirk off his face. Bricki and their “health coach,” Lenka from Russia, are standing on a small patch of grass in Bricki’s driveway. “What are we doing?” Brooks asks. “We de-stressing,” Lenka says. “Get oxygen into body. Heather meets Lisa Rinna for a lunch to pick her brain about how to dominate on TV shopping networks with BS product lines. “It’s all about not caring,” Lisa Rinna advises.

Shannon also thinks Vicki should also show Brooks’ medical records, drawing crocodile tears from Vicki. “I don’t even want to eat,” Vicki says. “I just want to go to my therapist and tell her about this now.” I wonder if her therapist is also Lenka?

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