I just had time to read some of the comments on RHOBH tonight, and I think it was JustJenn who said that RHONY had real women with mental issues for us to watch. I am misquoting that. She might have said quirks. But whatever. The thing that makes this cast work is no one is faking their issues, they all have serious flaws that they just throw right out there. And that is what makes this show fun to watch. So I am going to try to enjoy this lovely hour, and not get so stressed about how quickly it goes up.
Ramona’s Party in the Hamptons
I love when one of the women brings a candle as a hostess gift. You know those things are just passed around like so many Christmas fruitcakes. I imagine their gloriously large homes each having a candle closet just to keep them all sorted. At least they will be prepared for the upcoming apocalypse.
I love the conversation with Tinsley and Dorinda. Tinsley is going to have to stop leading with her mugshot. I do understand why she is trying to get out in front of it with these girls though, and it seems to be working for her.
Ramona, the consummate hostess breezes by a solo male guest who still has a his outerwear on and says, “What would you like to drink, sweetheart?” When he replies, “Just a water.” She mutters, “help yourself” over her shoulder while leaving him standing alone in the viper pit.
Luann asks the newest temporary tenant of Grey Gardens how she likes the accommodations. When she finds out she is sleeping in the pile of decade-old stuffed animals, she suggests she simply move herself into the apartment upstairs. Tinsley seems to be planning on just tolerating everything thrown at her this season without complaint. At least for now.
Carole wants to disinvite Ramona from her election party. Luann wisely lets Carole know she has other plans that night. Carole replies, “perfect.” Carole only wants people there who are going to be thrilled with the Hillary victory.
When it comes to Sonja, Dorinda is loaded for bear. We are one minute into dinner when Sonja says something about knowing Dorinda was around somewhere when she saw Luann walking downtown. Dorinda points out that she is more than just around, she is with friends. Then Dorinda let’s Sonja know she is spending the night with Ramona. If you recall, Bravo had to rent a house for Sonja to have a place to lay her head because Ramona disinvited Sonja as a houseguest in the Hamptons. Dorinda takes a jab at Sonja asking if she needs to call a blogger yet and tell them something they have said.
Okay, Dorinda, I know you are mad, and drunk and who knows what else with this crowd, but you are going for Sonja as hard as Bethenny did last season. I thought it was fine for Bethenny but this is a bad look on you. Your issues with Sonja have nothing to do with her vagina. Your slut shaming comments about the Holland Tunnel are just as ugly out of your mouth as they were when Bethenny was behaving this way toward Luann in the your house at the Berkshires. Ramona may not have made it nice, but someone has and this is not acceptable behavior.
In fact, I don’t even want to transcribe the crap coming out of Dorinda’s mouth. I know where this is coming from, and it’s completely wrong of Dorinda. I can feel people unfollowing her on social media right now. In her talking head, Carole says. “This is Dorinda on diet coke! Can you imagine if the martinis were flowing? Sonja would be leveled!” Carole seems pleased about this. But at the table, she does tell Dorinda this behavior is beneath her. I wish that she would have said the same things to Bethenny when it was appropriate last year. This is beyond bad. There are real people at the table. They are mortified. I am mortified. An actual gentleman at the table named Glenn, who is one of the mortified, finally stops the verbal massacre on Sonja with a toast. He simply says he is unaccustomed to starting a dinner party this way, and he wanted to thank the hostess, Ramona for a lovely dinner, and here is to health and happiness in the new year for everybody. Thank you Glenn. Can you be the bouncer for these women all season?
This doesn’t stop Dorinda at all. She is not drinking diet coke Carole. If she is only on coke, it’s not diet. This is not normal behavior.
Bethenny is stalking the party from the driveway and on the phone with Carole. Her driver probably wants to flee. I am so disappointed in Dorinda for screwing up this episode. Sonja is handling herself incredibly well. Bethenny is there to pick up Carole. Carole needs about ten minutes to say goodbye to Ramona and to disinvite her from her party. Dorinda announced at dinner in her horrifically long tirade against Sonja that Sonja was a spokesperson for some Trump business in 1993. A photo of Sonja with Trump was put up on the screen by production just like the one of her humping the stripper, And with equal malice.
When Carole disinvites Ramona she does it repeatedly. Carole says that Ramona doesn’t care about Hillary. That is something that Carole will NEVER get past. Ramona says she is not voting because they both suck. I agree. Sonja says she has to vote for someone. I also agree. But Carole is just so very rude to anyone who doesn’t believe that Hillary is the second coming of Obama. Ramona tells Carole she is not her friend anymore. Before this episode is over I might be on team Ramona and Sonja. God help us all.
Dorinda cannot stop insulting everyone who will listen including Candace Bushnell. CANDACE BUSHNELL. The chyron tells us Candace is “Luann’s friend.” This explains why she is there I suppose, but she is the person who wrote SEX IN THE CITY! They are acting this way in front of the real life Carrie Bradshaw. Jesus Christ on a cracker.
At least Ramona bought herself a birthday cake and shared it with the other November baby in attendance, Sonja. Poor Sonja needed some cake.
This episode is going to bite Dorinda in the ass. Dorinda doesn’t understand who is spreading things to the gossip magazines. And it’s going to end up being a big embarrassment. This will not end well. Remember I said this.
The next day, Dorinda feels really good about herself. She doesn’t yet know that she has been misled. I am not sure what exactly she finds out about it later. I am not sure where the editing will take this. But I will say that everything about Dorinda that was leaked as if it came from Sonja did not come from Sonja. And Dorinda may find herself in the exact same place Sonja is now, later on.
Perhaps that is why Sonja is handling this so well. I don’t think Sonja knows what is really going on just yet. So she and Tinsley are fine the next day. Tinsley does seem a bit shell-shocked though. Sonja is upset with Dorinda, but not as much as I would be. I would have decked Dorinda all Porsha style.
Sonja wants to make up with Dorinda so she and Tinsley walk over at breakfast. When they walk in to Ramona’s they hear Dorinda still insulting Sonja. Tinsley begs Sonja to turn around and leave with her. But that doesn’t happen. Sonja walks in and does the same thing that supposedly pissed Dorinda off the night before. She walks right up to her, gives her a big hug, says everything is fine and they hug it out. Sonja also made up with Luann. For now.
Yes, I knew it! See right there Sonja says, “I knew there were no quotes.” when she was talking to Ramona about the tabloid allegations. This is very important information. When a site puts in a direct quote that means they person said it to them directly. Sonja is saying she knew she didn’t say those things. On the other hand, Sonja still thinks she was invited to the wedding. She probably believes that at this point.
Dorinda, Luann and Tinsley Have Dinner At Tao
It seems that Ramona is going to have a better birthday than just buying herself her own cake this year. She usually has a luncheon with all of her girlfriends. Her real friends, that is. Some years it is televised and others it isn’t. But this year Ramona is turning 60 and Dorinda is planning a huge event as a surprise.
Sonja has a new boyfriend named Edgar that they call Frenchie because he’s French. Is Tinsley telling the other girls about him before Sonja does? This won’t go over well. I’m going to leave y’all to discuss the STAM monograms. I’m exhausted.
Carole named all of her pets baby. One dog and two kit-ins named baby. Dear God. PLEASE MAKE HER STOP SAYING KIT-INS. Bethenny talks to Carole in around the way terms about her issues with Jason. I heard they were supposed to have court today, but I didn’t hear anything about it. I thought she had dropped the charges against Jason but maybe not. Bethenny is not going to Ramona’s birthday. I totally understand why Bethenny stopped filming with everyone for a while after Ramona’s comments about Brynn.
Sonja’s feelings are hurt already because Tinsley is stealing all of her friends. They have a fight over Tinsley having friends. This is when Tinsley stops holding her tongue about the situation Bravo has forced her to live in when she chats with the rest of the cast. She was miserable being stuck there.
Next Week: It’s Carole’s election party. I really wish that was the entire episode. Especially since the other things seem to be a sleezy date for Sonja. Carole spilling to Ramona that she is having a surprise party, and Ramona and Sonja fighting.