Tonight, Bethenny has a Christmas party. The invitation described the event as “Raw Bar and Bubbly.” Guests were asked to bring a tree ornament (optional) and a wrapped gift for a yankee swap (not optional) the dress request was “all that is glittery and gold.” Ramona Singer was not on the guest list. However, it was supposed to be an all cast party, so she might just show up. Luann returns from her honeymoon in the Bahamas to have a wedding reception in NYC.
We start with Sonja and her boytoy Frenchie. Apparently Frenchie slept over because he is making breakfast. ICYMI, Sonja was drunk as a skunk on the WWHL after show this week talking about going to Paris with Frenchie this week. It’s must see TV. Sonja is dating two guys and they both think it is exclusive. At least that is what Sonja thinks. Frenchie lets on that he knows about Rocco. Later in the episode we learn that Frenchie is moving in.
Since Ramona isn’t invited to the party, she crashes Avery’s holiday dinner with Avery’s friends.
Bethenny has a SkinnyGirl ice luge at her party. Because, Bethenny. This is the last filming before people head off to their Christmas destinations. Sonja is going to Phucket. Carole is not much of a drinker, but she is really enjoying the margarita luge. A lot. This could get interesting.
I’m bored. We didn’t even get to see the yankee swap.
On to Luann’s wedding. I’ve never heard an officiant ask the bride and groom if they are there of their own free will and joyfully prepared to marry. It was a lovely ceremony and Luann seems over the moon with happiness. But I found the Marilyn Monroe impersonator jumping out of a wedding cake quite odd.
Bethenny and Carole head to Chinatown for dim sum. I’ve always wanted to do dim sum but since I generally travel alone, it’s just not a thing to order just for one person. One year I was in Chinatown with my sister and we had vastly different things we wanted to do. She wanted to go to all the expensive clothes stores and I preferred Greenwich village, Chinatown and Little Italy. I went out to a club without her the night before we were supposed to leave. I was so hung over the next day I thought I was going to die. I stumbled to China town and got three bowls of soup. As I got ready to go, I realized I didn’t have any money. There was a big brouhaha as I went to go to the ATM to pay the people. I thought I was going to get arrested on my last day. That said, I still love Chinatown and wish we had one in Atlanta. This is Carole’s first time trying dim sum and she finds the whole concept odd. Did Carole just imply Tom is gay? Really? How does that line up with him sleeping with the entire UES? Carole informs us that Adam is moving out of her apartment. Later they go to a Chinese ice cream store. Carole seriously doesn’t seem like she gets out much.
Dorinda meets up with Ramona to fill her in on the wedding. Dorinda forgot to buy her airline tickets and didn’t realize until the last minute. Who does that? Dorinda was also late to hair and makeup and forgot to bring her bridesmaids dress to the venue.
It’s time for Luann’s wedding reception for the people who were not invited to the wedding. Dorinda and Bethenny say this has got to be the end of the celebrations for the wedding. The thing is this was not Luann’s idea, it was Bravos. Since they were not allowed to film the wedding this is what happened. What do we think of Dorinda’s dress? I can’t decide if it is absolutely fabulous or a fashion don’t. I am quite sure I love Luann’s statement necklace and would love to see it up close.
Ramona shows up and sucks all the air out of the room. Tinsley arrives with her 23-year-old lover. ICYMI, Tinsley has a real boyfriend now. Sonja arrives with Frenchie. John is there but avoiding the cameras. John has decided he didn’t he doesn’t really want to be on the show this season. Ramona brings some new guy.
Half way through a conversation with Sonja, Tom oddly grabs Luann by the neck and kissed her. What was that about?
Dorinda gave one of her infamous drunk toasts. It was the highlight of the episode.
Next week, one of Tom’s “Regency girls” shows up to a party. This entire season is about Tom.