I wasn’t impressed with the first episode of this season, but I have hope that this will be better.
We start the day after the Halloween party from hell. Tinsley, Ramona and Carole meet for lunch. Everyone feels like hell. Carole starts in on Luann being in black face. Ramona says she was just tan. And then they talk about Tom. Carole is just coming so hard for Luann this season. Topic three on the call sheet is about Bethenny’s Hampton’s property. Ramona is having a party for Carole in the Hamptons to celebrate Carole’s marathon participation.
Meanwhile, we have a scene with Bethenny and Dorinda at Bethenny’s apartment. Her Doorman had Dorinda bring up a dress and shoes for Bethenny. I’m irked by that. It seems tacky. They too are talking about Luann’s Diana Ross look. Dorinda said it was on the verge of being insensitive. Bethenny and Luann went out after the party and they ate street meat for their hangovers. These two scenes are following exactly the same script. Luann, Tom, Bethenny’s Hampton’s properties, Sonja.
Sonja was oddly not present at either of the dueling scenes. So next we have Dorinda and Sonja strolling down the avenue in NYC. Sonja talking head once again shocked the hell out of me when I saw it. What on earth has she done to her face? Is it possible that is just really bad makeup? Well even in the street scene her face looks different. She definitely went to Costa Rica to get work done. Sonja talks about Tinsley and how she doesn’t understand why she didn’t just stay at her place in that very nice suite she was in. Sonja, we see your townhouse on our TVs. We know the situation. Sonja says that Scott bought her gift certificate ($5,000) I believe that and that he is paying for the hotel, that is probably also true. Sonja said Tinsley didn’t spend a single dime when she lived with her. But suddenly when Scott came along, she was spending money like hotcakes and living in an expensive hotel. Dorinda doesn’t like this conversation.
Luann and Tinsley go for lunch. Luann suggests that Tinsley fly out and surprise Scott. This conversation between Tinsley and Luann is very awkward. Carole is rubbing off on Tinsley. Tinsley is the only one who asked to go to Carole’s marathon. How the hell do you sell tickets to a marathon? Luann is not invited. Then Tinsley mentioned they had a fight at the Halloween party. That’s not true. Carole came for Luann relentlessly at the party much like Tinsley is doing now. She tells Luann and Carole and Adam had a much better relationship than Luann and Tom. Tinsley had said three nasty things about Luann’s marriage in a row. Why is Luann still sitting there? In Tinsley’s talking head she says she is just trying to help. Nope. She’s a shit disturber.
Next Carole and Dorinda meet for a walk on the beltline. I haven’t been to NYC since the beltline became a thing. I really want to come check it out sometimes. Honestly though, NYC is more expensive than Paris in many ways. Anyway, these two talk about Sonja and Carole tells Dorinda that Sonja told her friend that Dorinda looked fat in her Halloween costume. Once again, Sonja was telling the truth, but she should just keep those thoughts inside her head. I mean who wouldn’t look fat in a nude leotard with plastic bubbles all over them? It was a fashion disaster, even for a Halloween costume.
Sonja has been thrown “the gay parties” on Wednesday for at least twelve years. OMG I love gay parties I want to go! I love that Sonja is ignoring the girls (or vice versa) to hang out with a bunch of gay guys. She’s right. It’s such a more comfortable room. OMG! Aquaria is there!
Bethenny is renovating another apartment for her future home. And she has a new office for SkinnyGirl next door. She says her business is intact but she isn’t really a part of it right now because she is so focused on Puerto Rico. Bethenny looks fantastic in that suit. When she gets to the new office, she immediately tell the employees that it is way too cluttered. And it is.
It’s time for yet another lunch. Dorinda seems to be the bone carrier this season and I am not fond of her in the role. She has a wine fueled lunch with Tinsley at Fig and Olive where she tells Tinsley Sonja is saying horrible things about her. She makes it seem like a bigger deal than it is. Probably, because she is pissed that Sonja called her fat. I want that grey sweater Dorinda is wearing. Do you think if I told her it makes her look fat she would give it to me? Meh. It’s probably fancy pants and I’d want it in at least a 2x. She probably is wearing a small. I’d settle for that stack of lottery tickets she found stuck in her moleskine.
At this rate we are going to see every lunch spot in NYC this season and I am good with that. For our next lunch scene, Luann and Sonja dine at City Vineyard. Luann is one of the few allies Sonja has this season. Sonja has decided to rent the townhouse. She is going to have to do some major renovations to rent that place out. I don’t see that happening. Luann tells Sonja what a bitch Tinsley was to her at their lunch. Luann says that Sonja is a loyal friend. Well she was bad mouthing Lu to Ramona last week while they shopped for Halloween costumes. Luann invites Sonja to stay with her for the Hamptons party next week. Figuring out where everyone is going to stay will be a challenge with all the underlying issues people are having with each other.
It’s time for the marathon! Carole is up at o’dark thirty to register. Carole was able to look up her exhusband’s marathon time from before she met him on some giant computer set up for that purpose. He was 25 and ran it in just under three hours. That sounds fast to me! Adam is also there and will be running in a faster group than Carole. Heather Thompson and her husband are also running the marathon. Are there really 52,000 people running in it? Carole is terrified. It rains. Tinsley is the only cast member there for Carole. Carole finished in 6 hours, 42 minutes and 4 seconds. I get a little misty over her accomplishment. Seeing people win stuff makes me emotional. Even when it is Carole. She had tons of real friends and family there. Carole cries too.
Next week: It’s the first brawl in the Hamptons. Representing the house of Dorinda we have Tinsley and Carole. Representing the House of Countess Luann we have Sonja and Ramona. I can’t quite figure out who is staying with Bethenny. Luann, Bethenny and Ramona all have houses there. This whole episode was kind of confusing.