I’m so glad they are giving us back to back half hour episodes. I hate half hour episodes they just mess up the schedule. If they go to half an hour with a rerun I will be doing this show on Wednesdays. Because I still have This Is Us to get to and I don’t want to wait on that and get spoiled. So let’s get going.
Fredrik has an entire design team meeting with him at an apartment he wants to flip. Fredrik wants over 100K of marble. He is not going to be a good flipper with this attitude. Bethenny shows up at Fredrik’s request. She is going to have to talk some sense into Fredrik.
OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! A new Impostors promo. I CAN NOT WAIT! They still don’t have a première date though. I just got so pumped up seeing that! If you have not seen season one of Impostors, do whatever you have to do to see it IMMEDIATELY IF NOT SOONER! It’s so good.
Bethenny tells Fredrik he is way over spending on furnishes and he needs to look at materials on sale. She’s trying to keep costs down. He just wants top of the line everything.
Later when Derek talked to Fredrik, he wants to know why Bethenny is needed and why Fredrik can’t do it himself. He admits he needs her to keep the budget down and keep things on schedule. Derek still thinks Bethenny is not needed.
Bethenny and Fredrik meet and argue over about whether or not she sent a response to him about getting into business together. Bethenny shows Fredrik the email. They are in business. Fredrik brings his accountant in to a meeting. Bethenny brings her friend Teri to the meeting. Bethenny wants to buy in at half of what Fredrik paid for the apartment. This sounds reasonable until we find out he bought the apartment four years ago and it has appreciated by around 750K in that time. Bethenny starts arguing at half the purchase price. Fredrik of course wants half the current value. They agree to basically meet in the middle. Bethenny also insists on a spending cap of $300K for the renovations. Bethenny is good at this.
Carole and Bethenny meet in Chinatown. Bethenny loves to take her there to eat because Carole hates trying new foods. She tells Carole that Fredrik is so emotionally available and wants to be besties and she just wants to be business partners. That’s not true, Bethenny and Fredrik are friends. She also tells Carole she is ready to date again. They argue about whether handjobs and blowjobs counts toward “your number.” Bethenny says no, Carole say blow jobs do. I am with Bethenny on this. My number is sky high enough without having to add more in. In my defense, I don’t plan on increasing my number at all in the future.
Bethenny’s design team is less than thrilled that Bethenny is now Fredrik’s partner. Right away she slashed the budget by more than a third. Then Bethenny brings in her own team to give a second opinion. Fredrik is pissed. So is his design team. But they get over it.
Bethenny takes Fredrik stone shopping. She sells him on the idea of using porcelain instead of marble. I was shocked at how much the porcelain looked like marble. Fredrik is shocked too. Bethenny also stops him from getting veins in the stone that looks like a vagina. She is so right about that too and Fredrik is the one human on the planet that doesn’t see a vagina in that situation. It’s particularly bad in a bathroom in my opinion. Sorry if I am offending my rich readers with vaginas in their bathrooms. I have broken tile in mine.
Fredrik has set Bethenny up on a date. The date is Kane. I don’t like him. He ordered a Skinny Girl margarita. He was a villain on the Guiding Light. It’s a no for me.
Fredrik brings a picnic for the three construction workers and Bethenny at the work site. It includes champagne (Canard Duchene) with the proper glasses (I think they are plastic) flutes not coupes, because he knows what’s up. No sooner do they don some party hats when he gets a call that the fancy guest bedroom shower needs a different sort of drain system than the original tub. Really? Is this true? A shower can’t use the same type of drain as a tub? According to my Google search, it is in fact true, “A shower drain has a 2-inch drain connection, while a tub drain has a 1 ½-inch drain connection.” You learn something new every day. I do not understand why this is a months long delay.
Next week, it looks like they are buying a second flip.