Bethenny is obsessed with Brynn. It’s cute. She’s pacing up to go on at trip with Brynn? I don’t think she is allowed to film per Jason’s orders.
Okay I am done recapping and this packing scene had absolutely nothing to do with anything at all this episode. I guess they just needed a Bethenny scene and stuck it in as filler. Did I miss something?
Carole and Dorinda out to lunch. Carole starts right in talking about Jules’ house. And her body. Carole talks about who ate what. Then she says the energy may have been off because of John. Dorinda did not like that one bit. She has decided to just not bring John around the girls. Good idea.
Jules arrives to lunch and Carole acts like she wasn’t just trash talking her. But we move on to Jules talking about how critical Bethenny was of her home. Carole of course defends Bethenny. Jules says she is old money and Bethenny is new money. You know Jules, when you start a new job you need to check the lay of the land and find out who is tight with the higher ups. Then you steer clear of them and try not to trash talk them. Jules says she wants to sit down and chat with Bethenny. Oh Jules, I’m not sure you are up to that.
We are back in Grey Gardens where you really need to step around the piles of dog poop. Ramona stops over to show off her divorce papers. Ramona is not sad about the divorce. She’s over it.
Ramona tells Sonja that Bethenny didn’t invite her to her birthday party because Sonja drinks too much. Ramona says that is the reason she hasn’t been hanging out with Sonja because her drinking reflects badly on those who hang out with her. Sonja tries to say Ramona is just as bad. And she actually may have a point there. Sonja in this scene and Ramona in her talking heads are wearing very similar blouses. Looks like someone sent them free clothes. I had several shirts like that back in the 1980s myself.
This scene is out of sequence. Sonja is talking about Luann moving in. Luann has already been seen living there this season.
Bethenny and Jules meet for lunch at the Tipsy Parson. That is weird because Bethenny has trademarked TipsyGirl as a beverage line because the owner of this place wanted to market it and market it on the show through Ramona. Oh wait, that is another bar called Tipsy Girl. No relation to Tipsy Parson.
Bethenny is already irked with Jules before the food comes because she brings up being Asian. She does talk about being an Asian Jew a lot. As Jules is super tongue-tied, they show talking heads of Bethenny trashing Jules.
Out of the blue Jules says that she never graduated from college because she was battling an eating disorder. You can almost hear the producer saying “Okay enough of that, now talk about that time you had an eating disorder.” There are zero organic conversations on these shows anymore. Bethenny cries and says that her mother had an eating disorder when she was growing up. Bethenny says a lot of people go their whole lives an never admit it. You don’t say.
Carole and Bethenny have lunch at Ramona’s house. Apparently Bethenny ordered in food. Bethenny relates her lunch with Jules with these two. All the lunches are for the purpose of talking about another lunch. Bethenny does not mention Jules bout with an eating disorder. Bethenny says that things are in a bad place with Luann and it all started when the RHOBH girls came to town four months ago. Luann really wanted to be invited to the dinner and Bethenny said no, it wasn’t really her party, it was a party for the girls that she was cooking for. Or something. Basically, Luann was not allowed to go for whatever reason. Bethenny says she doesn’t trust Luann anymore. I think it’s all bullshit and she is taking Carole’s side in her fight with Luann.
Ramona’s Birthday Luncheon
So Bethenny and Carole are both at odds with Luann. Ramona is at odds with Sonja. Dorinda is at odds with Ramona. And Carole has some sort of seething hatred for Jules. Bethenny has issues with Sonja as well. Clearly, it’s time to make them all sit down together and stir the pot. It’s time to ruin another birthday!
There are FIFTY women invited to the luncheon. How many will get out alive?
When Jules walks in I see for the first time how tiny her legs are. Maybe she is thinner than Carole. Jules meets Sonja for the first time and likes her right away. Luann walks in and snubs Bethenny and Carole. Mostly Carole. Luann gives Bethenny an expensive handbag for her belated birthday. Very odd. And she gave Ramona a necklace from her trinket line that she had already given her. This is also very staged. Bethenny accepts the bag by a designer whose name was said multiple times in consideration for promotion. And then Bethenny and Luann fight about her not being invited to dinner with Kyle. Bethenny goes on a Rinnaesque rant about Luann needing to own her stuff. Luann cries.
Dorinda is loud and drunk and perhaps on something. It’s kind of sad to watch her self-medicating her depression. Jules tells Carole she thinks Bethenny is great and very “warm.” Um okay. Dorinda rants more about how all the women are jealous of her relationship with John. Oh Dorinda, you are delusional. Dorinda gives a toast to Ramona. It’s pretty good except for all the dead husband talk. She says she is trying to send Ramona a message about their friendship being about loyalty. Clearly, she is still pissed with Ramona.
Next Week: A psychic comes to yet another get together and tells Dorinda she will get married again but not to John. Ramona blurts out, “Thank God!” and Dorinda fires back saying that Mario left her for someone else. Dorinda fights with a sweaty John at a restaurant. Later Dorinda, tells Luann about Ramona’s feelings about the regifted necklace. It looks like Sonja tries to introduce the TipsyGirl beverage that will never happen.