Poor Sonja is not going to get what she wanted, or apparently much of anything, in the divorce. When I look at Sonja crying in her house, all I can think is yard sale. Take all those dresses to a consignment shop. Put some of those dust collecting tchotchkes on Ebay. Sell a few paintings. Clearly the toaster oven market is in a slump, Sonja! Think outside the toaster oven box! Luann was called in to hold her hand as she put a couple paintings in storage (read hides them from the property inventory) and the art woman (who is usually there to SELL paintings not store them) tried to paint the picture as a new beginning. Luann’s helpful comment? “It looks really empty in this room now.” The irony that Luann hawks an etiquette book is lost on no one by now.
I love that Heather (And Aviva) both have charities that they are passionate about. Most of the time the housewives just seem to “do charity work” by going to luncheons and writing the occasional check.
The way that Aviva and Ramona enter the restaurant and address the staff is night and day. Is Ramona really going to wear those huge sunglasses for this entire indoor brunch scene? The brunch scene was not really worth a recap. But the location was just lovely. Sadly, they didn’t even make it to brunch before Ramona bolted. Because of the need to reshoot things, they generally don’t let the ladies have food during filming. They generally wait to eat when it is over. That was one of the most interesting things about the lunches in St. Barts. You actually saw some food! I doubt Aviva has ever actually eaten at a brunch anyway. She and Carole opted for fish pedis in St Barts rather than eating with the other squabbling ladies.
I have no idea what that ping-pong thing was all about. Anyone?
Carole seems mortified to be in civilized society with Ramona discussing diarrhea over drinks. Oh lord, Ramona is discussing other people’s domestic abuse, the woman whose home they are in no less. Carole can’t even see the fashions because Ramona is complaining about Aviva in her ear the whole time. Ramona is supposed to be hosting this event, right? Did Ramona speak to the guests? Did she even glance at the show? No, she spent the entire event, before Aviva’s dad even showed up. running her mouth about Aviva. I’m not particularly enamored with Aviva’s dad, but he’s of a certain age where despite his often gauche behavior he should be given a certain degree of leeway. You thank him for the check, which you take graciously, thank him for coming, and refuse to engage in conversation about Aviva with him or anyone else. You don’t call security. Poor Carole was stuck trying to limit George’s embarrassment. Of course Aviva should not have sent George to the event. But that was what the script called for. Bravo decided to make an 80-year-old man the instigator this episode. Lovely.
I get that Aviva is not letting the issues between her and Ramonja go. Aviva has some social issues of her own, but the show would be much more watchable without Ramonja. I don’t get why Bravo thinks we only watch for the alcoholism and catfights. I promise, even with two more civilized women in Ramonja’s spots there will always be bitchiness within any group of women. You don’t need to force it so much, Bravo.