This season the filming pairs are all switched up. For example, Bethenny and Dorinda go furniture shopping and Bethenny announces she has purchased another apartment that is nearly twice the size of the one she has now. She says it feels more like a home. Dorinda is doing some minor renovations on her place now that he daughter is moving out. It will be Dorinda’s first time living alone. They talk about Ramona briefly and Bethenny seems unwilling to even deal with Ramona.
Ramona goes out shopping with her daughter and talks to her about her problems with Bethenny. She doesn’t seem to know what Ramona has done, but she does know that Ramona’s delivery is terrible.
Luann and Sonja meet out to talk about the issues with Bethenny and Ramona. Luann things says Ramona should try to make up. Sonja suggests Ramona give Bethenny some space.
Ramona, Sonja and Tinsley go to Boutique to pick up men. Ramona gives Tinsley tips on how to pick up guys. Tinsley quickly sets her sites on one guy in particular. He’s cute and quite young, he says he is in his twenties. Ramona and Sonja both try to cockblock. Tinsley just starts making out with the guy, Chad, in the bar. I mean Boutique is a meat market.
Back at Sonja’s the next day, Sonja starts yelling at Tinsley for turning the heat on. It’s not just Sonja’s ice that is brown, he water is too. I do not see how the place has a certificate of occupancy.
Dress for Success is Bethenny’s favorite charity and she is going to their big annual event. Dennis shows up to support her. Bethenny tells us that Dennis was her first true fan. She explains how they got together after he “broke up with his wife.” Bethenny has a new charity, Bstrong which is apparently connected to Dress for Success. Bethenny gets emotional talking about it. Carole tells us in confessional that Bethenny is still having a lot of struggles with Jason and so she is a bit emotional. Her charity is to help other women struggling with getting out of their bad relationships and making it on their own. I think it is great that Bethenny is giving back to the community in that way.
Carole and Adam went to this giant rock climbing place. Carole is not really into the whole deal, but when you are dating a much younger guy you find yourself doing ridiculous things like this. The big news is that Adam’s apartment fell through and they are going to be living together for the foreseeable future. I am not sure what Carole wants out of this relationship. I don’t think she is either.
Tinsley goes bowling with Chad, the twenty-three year old from Boutique. She just wants to have some fun. He gets carded at the bowling all for a beer. Tinsley is a great bowler. She is showing up her hot young boytoy. Chad lives on the Upper East Side. I have a feeling he lives with his parents. Tinsley is all over the kid in a very aggressive manner. I don’t think either one of them can bring people home.
This is an episode of pickups and hookups apparently. Ramona goes to a bar with a girlfriend and aggressively tries to pick up guys at a bar. And my TV cuts out for another Amber Alert. It is the second one of the day. The person who reads these things is completely unintelligible and speaks incredibly slowly. I still don’t see how people watching TV are supposed to be looking out for a particular vehicle.
When the highjackers release my TV back to me, some man at the bar has sent a drink to Ramona. Ramona starts talking to the two women she came with about Tom. We made it half way through the show before someone started talking about Tom. Missy, one of the women out with Ramona, says she was dating Tom and she found out they were not together anymore when she walked into a bar where Tom and Luann were making out.
Meanwhile, Luann is planning her wedding.
Dorinda is doing a charity to benefit human trafficking prevention. It’s a silent auction. Carole brought some really good stuff for the auction. All the girls are there, even Bethenny. Tinsley is still trying to figure out Bethenny. I don’t see Ramona there anywhere. Oh here she comes making her grand entrance. Sonja and Ramona are disappointed in the lack of available men. Sonja always gives Tinsley the cold shoulder at events with the other girls. Because, jealous. There is a guy there that everyone thinks would be great for Sonja. She knows him and Bethenny and Carole think she should give him a chance. But before she can make her way over, Ramona moves in to cock block him. When the other girls call out a girl code violation, Ramona says she has known him for two years. Clearly there are a dozen age appropriate single men on the UES and Sonja and Ramona have run through them all.
Luann arrives on Tom’s arm. This will be awkward. Luann and Tom double kiss their way through the girls. Bethenny feels awkward. Luann thanks Bethenny for sticking up for her when Ramona made the horrible comment about people taking bets on whether or not she walks down the aisle. Bethenny immediately apologizes to Tom for any problems she caused him. I thought that was classy.
Dorinda is nervous because no one is bidding on the silent auction stuff. Normally people sneak in at the end to try to get the best deal. Bethenny says that she and Carole are going to be charity whores who lure men to the auction to buy things. Guess what Bethenny brought to the auction? Come on, guess. Their plan it working.
Carole drags a woman named Barbara to the tables and she is being a bit cheap I suppose. TMZ ran an article today that said Barbara tried to block her conversations with Carole from airing. The only thing I can think of so far that is objectionable is that she doesn’t seem to want to bid too much. Oh no, here it comes. Barbara is friends with Luann and is talking badly about Luann behind her back to Carole. She tells Carole she is going to Luann’s wedding. Carole asks if she is excited about it and she says, “Honestly, no. She has something to prove. She would rather go through with it and get divorced call it off.” Carole prods her even more. Clearly production has put Carole up to this. She asks Barbara about Tom. Barbara says “Theres so many rumors that he hangs out at The Regency still and hooks up with other women. That’s pathetic.” Carole asks if Luann knows that. Barbara said she told her. She could be making the biggest mistake of her life.” Barbara complain to the court that the camera’s were off her and she didn’t know Carole was wearing a microphone. The judge denied her motion. While all of this conversation was going on, the cameras were on Luann and Tom smiling and making out.
Carole says in confessional that if Luann is truly having second thoughts she needs to reconsider. Carole says that Luann is the great pretend who is never going to let them see her falter.
This was such a great so until the last few minutes. What does everyone have to trash talk Luann behind her back.
Next Week: Carole and Ramona besmirch Luann and Tom’s relationship even further. And it is the Berkshire’s part you do NOT want to miss. The other girls try to get Dorinda to tell Luann if she is having doubts she can call it off. But the real story, and I think the Berkshires goes for two episodes is how drunk and obnoxious Sonja and Ramona get.