The RHONY reunion filmed today, and I’ve got a few photos to share later. I’ve been trying to find out how things went but I don’t think it is really a secret. There were a whole lot of bitch fights on this season and you can expect them to continue on the reunion. Sonja is on WWHL tonight with Steve Gold. I probably won’t get to that until tomorrow. Let’s see what tonight holds for us.
We start with Bethenny getting briefed about “the trip she is planning” to Mexico by her staff who have received the itinerary from Bravo. As we do on these housewives show, there is always a token housewife who claim that she made the tacos and selected the margaritas and hired the helicopters and paid for the whole shebang. The fact that the assistant is reading the actual Bravo email to Bethenny amuses me.
Luann meets Ramona at some kitchen store to let her know that she will be traveling to Mexico with with her for an abbreviated stay. Ramona said that she sent Bethenny a text about the Jason situation telling her that know one should have to go through that and she is thinking of her. Bethenny says she just wants an amicable breakup with Ramona. Ramona doesn’t make that possible. Ramona doesn’t even want to apologize this time, she just wants Bethenny to just forgive her. Bethenny doesn’t care if Ramona comes, but she does not want her there on the day they go the factory where he business partners will be.
I refuse to recap any more vaginal procedures on these women.
Dorinda has invited all the women to dinner at a brand new steak house in hopes of mending fences prior to Mexico. This never works. Carole says that she is fixing Tinsley up with Scott Tinsley. He is flying in to take her out on Saturday night. Tinsley is excited. If Carole knows this guy, why is she showing the same photo I showed y’all which was one of the few on the Internet and quite old. Who the hell arranged this date really?
Luann is the last to arrive and announces that she has shifted her schedule to be in Mexico for the entire trip. So now, Bethenny has to invite Ramona. I just reread that last link and it is clear the distillery was filmed on the last full day so Ramona would have been there anyway. So this is all just a big build up to Ramona making an ass of herself at the distillery. Also the helicopter ride was kind of touch and go do to the bad weather that day so the distillery visit planned shit show went off the charts bad.
Tinsley announces that she is moving into a hotel because Eloise is her favorite book. I sort of get that. I love long hotel stays. Sonja didn’t know that Tinsley was moving into the hotel. Tinsley wants two months to sort of figure things out away from Sonja.
It’s time for Bethenny to rip off the band-aid and invite Ramona to Mexico. She points out that Ramona has been very disparaging to her brand, show she doesn’t feel comfortable inviting her to the “business portion” of the trip to Mexico. Ramona says that Bethenny has said a lot of mean things about her business as well. Ramona says that Bethenny said that she only sold 500 bottles of wine last year. I have noticed that Ramona isn’t showing up with Pinot Grigio anymore and has been drinking red wine lately but I just assumed that was because Pinot Grigio is a summer wine. Ramona loses her mind about her divorce and having to give her husband half of her business assets and how her marriage fell apart after thirty years and Bethenny was only married for two. Evil Ramona has been unleashed.
She says that losing her 30 year marriage cut out her heart, her arms, her legs… and that Bethenny should have more respect for her. Really, Ramona? You are one of the main reasons I’m team Bethenny this season. Ramona screams it is not always about you.
Bethenny says she takes it back. She doesn’t want her to come on the trip. I hope she sticks to this because I don’t want her on the show anymore. She’s just awful. Ramona says it is a group trip so she is coming. She won’t go to the tequila part but its a group trip and she is coming. She says Bethenny can dish it out but she can’t take it. Ramona tries to tell a heartfelt story about how Bethenny and Carole are in one of only three photos in her apartment. Bethenny shuts that down right away by telling her that the waterworks hold no interest for her.
I can’t keep recapping this Ramona nonsense. It’s the same thing every time. The title of the episode is Oil and Vinegar because Ramona says that is how they are together. Bethenny tries to correct her, but Ramona is not listening to anything. Bethenny says that they should just agree not to say nasty things about each other.
Carole, Adam and Tinsley’s new boyfriend Scott are awaiting her arrival at an upscale bar. Carole says, “What if you fall in love?” and well, things are still going strong! She was just in Chicago with him last month and it seems like he is they type of guy who would keep her grounded. Carole tells Scott that Tins has a “wooden tutu.” Apparently, she thinks that is a funny way to say she can hold her liquor. I don’t get it and neither to Adam or Scott despite her long-winded explanation about why it is funny. Tinsley and Scott seem to hit is off right away. I am so happy for Tinsley! The both like to drink Titos and their birthdays are two days apart. Tinsley is very, um exuberant and he doesn’t seem to mind. Carole wants to tell Scott Tinsley’s story instead of letting her tell it.
Tinsley talks about her exes too much. She pointed out she still wears the gold band from her starter marriage on her pinky finger. Tinsley drinks too much. Carole drags Tinsley off to get her to tone it down. Tinsley has never been on a blind date and she is nervous and drunk. Tinsley took of the wedding right after Scott made a comment about it. These two are going to be great together. Scott gives her a big hug and Tinsley starts making out with him.
Lastly, we get the packing scenes out of the way for next week’s trip to Mexico. I still can’t believe Dorinda has never been to Mexico.
Next week: It’s Hola Mexico and the drunken make-outs, drunken toasts and drunken fights will be epic.