This is probably going to be a long recap. It’s Bobby’s funeral and Luann’s return from rehab. It looks like we are going to start with the funeral and get it out of the way. These shows are supposed to take our minds off of depressing stuff and be mindless stupidity. Instead we get funerals. Ramona’s talking head seems almost empathetic. Dorinda and Sonja rode to the funeral together.
Bethenny was on a ski vacation in Aspen when she got the news. She immediately hired a private plane to take her home. The funeral will be the first time she has seen Jill in six years. After the funeral, Bethenny waits for Jill to come out to talk to her further. It’s just such a sad damn scene. Jill says that Bobby wanted to have a scene on the show to sort of give the fans closure or something. It was Jill’s interpretation and I don’t quite remember it. Bethenny and Jill cry together and Bethenny tries to lighten the mood by joking that she’s shocked Jill didn’t have gift bags for the guests. Bethenny says that at the funeral the speakers kept saying that Bobby never told Jill know. Bethenny says the only time he ever told her no was when she asked them to fix the situation with Bethenny. He told her she needed to do that on her own. But in the end, Bobby did fix it, because it was his funeral that brought them together.
In the car ride home, Bethenny gets a call from Luann. Lu says she went to visit Bobby before she left for Florida and at that time they had already sent him home for hospice. She didn’t plan to get arrested and end up in rehab unable to leave for the funeral. Luann is crying on the phone. She says she spent NYE in treatment alone.
Next, Tinsley and Carole are seen in towel wraps and hotel slippers getting on the elevator to go down to the hamam in the basement. Apparently the hotel has turkish baths. In this case, it’s more of a marble steam bath. Tinsley says she can’t be bothered to be mad at Sonja anymore and her hotel stay went well. Carole says the same about her conversation with Bethenny. Tinsley and Carole both seem to want clean slates. Let’s see how long this lasts.
Ramona is doing a major renovation on her Hamptons house. The house is completely gutted. I wish I had her old appliances.
Tinsley’s mom has arrived
for filming to see Tinsley. First stop, the bar. Tinsley’s mother brings her a bill for her frozen eggs. She also mentions that over the holidays when the two of them and Scott and his mother were together the topic of babies came up. Apparently, Scott’s mother told him that he has plenty of time to think about babies. I don’t believe this story, mothers are always pushing their kids for grandchildren. Either this is storyline or Scott’s mom is not too keen on Tinsley. Anyway, Tinsley’s mom jumped in to say that Tinsley doesn’t have a lot of time so if he is not ready he needs to jump ship now. Tinsley is a terrible actress.
After the fake fight, they decide to go try on wedding dresses. Tinsley says not to tell Scott. It’s a free promotion for the wedding dress shop. Tinsley tries on all the giant dresses will giant bows. It’s awful. And why not make this scene a two for one promotional piece by Facetiming the “egg doctor” from the store! Tinsley cries when she sees the petri dishes with the eggs. For fucksake…
Carole’s newly redecorated apartment looks great! The Cosmo people call looking for her story and of course she has not done a thing. She also has not seen or heard from Adam in two months.
I didn’t realize that I missed Sonja until she showed up on the screen. Bethenny stops by to gift her Skinnygirl jeans and Sonja is already wearing a pair. So it’s yet another promo. Sonja plugs her shoe line. Her shoe line just went up on her website recently. I really like some of her shoes because they have chunky heels. I can’t wear stilettos any more my ankles just can’t take it.
Bethenny has just been to Jill’s house for the Shiva. She took Brynn out of school so she could introduce her to Jill. Bethenny says that Jill apologized and she was like a different person. She believed her. Bethenny is feeling all warm and fuzzy toward everyone right now. Even Ramona. It’s probably a hormonal thing that surely will pass.
Carole takes the girls to Conbody. It’s a prison workout place. It’s a slap in the face to Luann from Carole and production. I don’t find it funny at all. Your mileage may vary.
Next we get a montage of news reports on various channels and another peek at the dash cam video. She calls Dorinda in the car after being released.
Next week: All the ladies go to a spa in Connecticut. Dorinda is a bitch to Sonja. Carole takes jabs at Luann. Luann finds out that Ramona was calling Tom trying to get invited to his NYE party.