I pulled some screenshots to discuss the new relationships and the generally asshattery of the upcoming season. Let’s start with the Luann situation. We know that Bethenny, Sonja and Ramona began filming being a lot kinder to Lu than they had been and they were having fun right up until Luann’s shocking arrest in Palm Beach. What was unexpected was the way Tinsley of all people was spreading the news. Given her track record, you would think she would be the most compassionate. Apparently not. That’s Tinsley filling in Ramona (or maybe Sonja, I’ve already forgotten) on the gory details.
Speaking of Tinsley, we see her reunite with her on again off again boyfriend Scott Kluth. I have no idea if they are on again or off again now. Tinsley has a new BFF this season.. more on that in a minute.
Bethenny gets naked again this season. This time it appears to be in The Berkshires again. Is that lighting on the floor behind her? Must they destroy Blue Stone Manor every single year? And what is Bethenny’s obsession with nudity on the show?
This season looks like the one where Dorinda’s drinking is addressed. As long as she has been on, her drunken behavior has been treated like Sonja’s and Ramona’s drinking. Bethenny seems to be a lot closer to Dorinda this season. That said, she is not above giving Dorinda some straight talk about her excessive drinking. Dorinda may finally open up about whatever pain she is in. It looks like she has never really dealt with the death of her husband. She probably needs to see someone about that or at least talk to Bethenny. I think Bethenny would be a decent counselor for her. Until then, I’m good with her screaming at Sonja to “Shut her mouth and shut her legs!”
Perhaps Dorinda was triggered by Bobby’s funeral. The scene outside the funeral where Jill tells Bethenny she hasn’t been alone since she was 20 and Bethenny replying with “I’m alone too.” Was heartbreaking. I think Jill will be spending lots of time at her house in Boca. Just before the ladies went to Colombia, last month, Jill and two dozen of her closest friends including Ramona went to Morocco for a girls retreat. So she’s not that alone, but I get it.
I’ve waited as long as I can to say I TOLD YOU SO! Bethenny and Carole are on the outs. I have a feeling it is over Bethenny’s major charity response to all of the natural disasters in 2017. Carole says that every time she sees Bethenny she’s defensive. Perhaps Bethenny would have preferred that Carole be a bit more supportive of her work in Puerto Rico rather supporting someone else’s animal charity. I think Carole publicizing Bethenny’s work more on her social media would have stopped this feud before it happened. Carole was supportive of other people’s charities. Or maybe there was a falling out that made Carole reluctant to support Bethenny. Bethenny snapping at Carole, “Don’t call me honey!” was everything.
Whatever it is, as a result, Carole and Tinsley are now a pair. Those two liked each other the best last season and poor Tins was stuck in her Grey Gardens role for half the season. So now they are free to be besties. This leaves Bethenny spending more time with Dorinda and having the same old fights with Ramona who in the photo above sure seems pleased that Carole and Bethenny are arguing.
And finally, this season in The Berkshires, Dorinda just goes ahead and destroys her own birthday cake.
I think this is one of the best trailers we’ve ever had. I was shocked to see so much hostility in the trailer. Carole was exceptionally mean to Luann calling her a loser and a convict. She’s not going to win over any fans doing that. The princess has never cared for the Countess but one would think a bit of compassion could be mustered for the cameras. It appears she is still going to talk about Adam who has long sense moved on which is embarrassing for a woman of her age.
I’m already #TeamNotCarole this season which leads me to believe my Tinsley loving days may also be over, which is sad because I loved her last season. We didn’t see a lot of Ramona. I am wondering if she is going to have an apple at this point. She was screaming into the phone that someone doesn’t support other women. Only Bethenny gets her that enraged. Sonja has been front and center and very loyal to Luann this season.
What did you think? You can see the full trailer here.