Tonight I suspect that it’s about Tom tonight. And Dead people. Of the two, I’ll take Tom. But first we need to have Sonja totally lie to Bethenny’s face about her conversation with Ramona on the balcony where she told Ramona she totally understood her side of things. I wonder how much a wedge of lettuce is at this place. You could probably buy a small lettuce garden for the same price.
Sonja whines to Bethenny that all the single housewives steal her men. She lists off examples, of course including Tom because she is seething about the wedding. Bethenny tells Sonja that she is like a curator of cock. I thought a curator was a collector and caretaker of old things. Oh, I get it. This scene was sponsored by the restaurant, American Cut. I find that very appropriate.
I’m sorry, I can’t do a memorial service tonight. Dorinda had one at the cemetery for the five year anniversary of Richard’s death. Her whole family and Carole were there from what I saw in the fast forward. I do not know why people do this. I don’t know the day, or even the year of my loved one’s death. It’s not a day I want to dread every year forever.
Wow, the memorial is in the Berkshires. Carole is a good friend for going there. We get to see a little bit of the grounds of Dorinda’s property and it is gorgeous.
Bethenny says she finds buying real estate therapeutic. Which explains this little oddity. She is thinking she wants a bigger apartment. I do not understand this. Women who want to be knocking around in a huge home seem weird to me. I like the size of the ghetto shack just fine. It’s just a piece of shit and doesn’t have basic amenities and it’s in a crap neighborhood. But a house on the beach this size or maybe 500 square feet bigger to add a second bathroom and laundry space would be a gracious plenty. I would like all the land I can possible afford to sit my little house on though. And a gardener with a gardener to do all the hard stuff so I can just pick the veggies and flowers. Ah….to dream…
Meanwhile at Grey Gardens, Tinsley is suffering. I heard a lot about this during filming. It was bad. I wonder if Sonja doesn’t have interns anymore because the school realized that it was not an educational experience. I really think it kind of was educational during filming though. At any rate, she seems to think Tinsley is her intern now. Where in the holy hell did Sonja find those crappy plastic wrapped carnations and daisies? I haven’t been to NYC in ten years but when I did go, my hotel room, that I barely even slept in was like a mini florist. There were gorgeous flowers for sale everywhere and I would sometimes be unable to resist them and carry them around like a moron for the rest of the day. Whatever excuse for flowers she has are worse than what you can get at Kroger. Ha! Sonja herself just said it was an awful bouquet. It truly is sad. Her ice maker is producing brown ice. That’s just nasty.
Luann goes for a wedding dress fitting. She takes her family and Dorinda. She is just glowing about the whole thing. It’s her second marriage but her first wedding and her first time in a wedding gown. I love seeing her so happy. The dress is gorgeous, the lace makes it so elegant. Dorinda tries on her bridesmaid’s dress. It’s a beautiful deep blush. It was a short, happy scene that was much needed.
I was not sure who was in the top photo for this post, but I knew I liked it. It’s Tinsley and her friend. The friend has a Mercedes remote control car for her dog. It’s kind of hysterical and there is a little elf on a shelf in the back seat.
Carole and Bethenny get together for a chat on the couch of antiquated Radziwill farts. Carole and Adam have been dating for two and a half years. He was staying in Carole’s place while in between apartments and he seems to have found something. Bethenny seems to think this is the beginning of the end. I love Bethenny’s sweater. I wonder if they make it in ginormous sizes. I am sure they do not. Bethenny talks about her issues with Jason without actually naming names. Carole says in confessional that she has been witness to Jason’s bizarre behavior.
There is an all cast filming for a holiday happy hour hosted at some bar by Dorinda. Bethenny is going to meet her contractual agreement and go even though Ramona is there. In this fight with Bethenny and Ramona, I am totally on Bethenny’s side. Bethenny does not want anything to do with Ramona, she doesn’t want apologizer Ramona, or vindictive Ramona, or I was just kidding Ramona. She would like no Ramona at all thank you very much.
Dorinda is hoping that Ramona and Bethenny make up. Ramona is going to play it by ear but it seems she wants to make some attempt at peace. Bethenny says she is in somewhat of a good place when she arrives.
Ramona starts going in Luann right away. In confessional, Ramona says she didn’t create any drama, it was all Tom. She has been saying that this week during promotional interviews for this week’s episode. Chile, PUHLEASE. You are creating drama right now. The ladies are gathered for a holiday party just a couple weeks before the wedding and you are still begging for an invitation and pretending as though you bought tickets to Palm Beach. What part of you are not invited has Luann failed to make clear? The bottom line is that Ramona wants an invitation so that she could say she was invited but didn’t go. Then Ramona says, “I just want you to know people are still taking bets on whether you actually make it down the aisle.” Bethenny explains that comments like that are why you are not invited. Bethenny says Ramona is an asshole. I agree.
Why are Sonja and Tinsley late to arrive. Sonja is being a bitch about Tinsley fitting in so well with the other ladies. Carole tells Tinsley that there are two apartments in her building. Tinsley and Carole seem to really hit is off. Tinsley says she married her husband in high school when she was 18 and didn’t tell anyone. But they had to get it annulled because you can’t be in boarding school and be married. They got married again later when she was 26. Tinsley is fascinating. This is what RHONY should be like. Not all the bitching.
I can’t keep rehashing Ramona’s stupidity and lack of ownership of what she did to Bethenny. Neither can Luann, she dips out to go find her man.
I should point out that Bethenny is white as a sheet and kind of greenish. Is it a makeup malfunction or is she fighting off a holiday flu bug. Am I the only one noticing this as Ramona sidles up to her and then seems to be trying to get Bethenny to apologize to her? Bethenny says she doesn’t like the way Ramona is speaking to her, and so she is going to leave. She says that multiple times before getting up to leave. Ramona is wasted and cackling away as if something funny has just happened. In confessional she says she doesn’t feel bad because Bethenny was “talking like a nut.” Actually, Bethenny was trying to avoid talking to Ramona at all and was quite cordial. It seems she has learned from the Berkshires episode or Michele Obama or something that when they go low, she is going to go high. And she left. Ramona starts trash talking Bethenny ane Carole excuses herself to go home. Dorinda follows her out. That leaves Ramona, Sonja and Tinsley sitting alone.
Next week: Tinsley makes our with a handsome younger man and doesn’t make curfew at Grey Gardens. Dennis shows up on camera with Bethenny, Dorinda hosts a huge fundraiser where Bethenny comes face to face with Tom for the first time.