Posted Mar 20, 2012 @ 6:36 PM
Damned if I ever thought I'd go to bat for Alexis--ever, but she did say that Dr. Niccole is an ear, nose and throat doctor in addition to being a plastic surgeon. Kind of a clever niche, I have to admit. It doesn't appear Terry was enterprising enough for that one.
To me, this is a clear case of jealousy between Gretchen and Alexis. They both complained about the 'bumps' on their collective noses in the past, and now Alexis is doing something about it. Gretchen is not used to the supportive girl friend role; she is most comfortable as the pioneer who has Alexis staring dumbly after her mumbling, "I should have done something like that." I think that's why their 'friendship' (which one can argue is more of an alliance) works. The two women appear to have surprisingly little in common, despite their closeness in age, so they have never had to be each others' competition. Gretchen is the fire-cracker, single and not ashamed, mother of none, come-as-you-are, fly by the seat of your pants, "fun", and now, apparently entrepreneurial enough to believe she is worthy of being called "the boss" if you believe her opening line this season.
Alexis, on the other hand, is, before anything, wife, mother, and Christian. Though she [Alexis] too is an entrepreneur, Gretchen seems to believe she is way more savvy than Alexis, and she will patiently sit through Alexis's fashion shows with a smirk and half her brain on 'Gretchen Beaute' or whatever business endeavor she is currently shilling.
This season can prove to be very interesting if Alexis continues to challenge the Alexis-Gretchen dynamic. So far I am loving it. Alexis is getting the nose job, Alexis pulled off the superior Madonna costume, and is it my imagination or is she forming the slightest of alliances with Vicki? Whoa, Alexis as a triple threat. I think that this may be her coming out season. One caveat for Alexis though: do not let that Bridget Moynahan wannabe Heather get under your skin. Just treat her candidly, and concentrate on showing up Gretchen. This can prove to be way more interesting than a Tamra / Gretchen rivalry, as long as Alexis can hold her own.