On the first episode of RHONY, everyone is in The Hamptons, or planning to head that direction. However, they are not all staying together. And, they are not all speaking. The episode starts off with some big news that happened during the hiatus. Luann de Lesseps was sued by her children and the Count over her house in the Hamptons. I love Lu, but I don’t see any good way to spin that story. Then shortly thereafter, she lost her sobriety and had to go back to rehab. She didn’t stay in rehab that long. But, I suppose we will get to that.
Dorinda’s first scene is a walk in the park. At least one of these women is in a good place. She has been focused on exercising all summer. Dorinda stayed at her house in The Berkshires and just came back to the city to film. She also tells her friend Luke that she has realized that alcohol is not a good thing for her. Shall we take bets on how long this lasts? I say she has a drunken fight during the first half of the season. Luke asks if her friends had mention her problem with alcohol to her before. She says no. That was all Luann. Dorinda is totally trashing Luann de Lesseps to the Luke person. Listing all her crimes and misdemeanors (literally), and her wedding, and her divorce, and her return to rehab. Then she says she wishes Luann well, but it is not healthy for them to be around each other. I agree. Two newly sober drunks should not be hanging out together.
Bethenny Frankel is at her house in Bridgehampton with few good friends. It’s been three weeks since Dennis Shields passed away. She tells about Dennis’ daughter calling her the day he died to give her the news. She talks about texting Dennis after he died. Then, Bryn asked to text him as well. This must have been very hard on Bryn too.
Ramona Singer stops by to filming with Sonja Morgan at her place. Sonja has finally put her townhouse on the market and is living in a new two-bedroom apartment near Central Park. She wants to paint the walls pink and have black lacquer doors. Ramona is not a fan of this idea. I’m not either. Ramona is selling her apartment too.
Sonja is headed to the Hamptons with Tinsley Mortimer. She is not staying with Bethenny so that she can stay with her boyfriend Brandon. Sonja says she will be right there if she needs her.
Meet the New Intern, Taylor
Later, we meet Taylor, Sonja’s newest
slave assistant. It seems they will work for free even if they don’t get school credit for bringing her breakfast in bed in addition to waiting on her hand and foot. Check out their daily routine here.
Today’s order of business is to duct tape towels over her bedroom window. She’s having a man over tonight, and there is a restaurant level with her apartment right across the street. I’m making a metal note to go to that restaurant if I am ever in NYC again. It looks like a great place to write a blog from. 🙂 She tells Taylor that it will be a bummer if it falls down right when she is about to cum. That is just as classy as monogrammed towels duct taped to a window, Sonja.
Luann de Lesseps
In the Hamptons, Luann de Lesseps is at her house in Sag Harbour arranging her Vespas. The new girl, Barbara Kavovit arrives by car. Luann has known Barbara for fifteen years. He kids went to the same summer camp when she came back from Europe so they met through their kids. Apparently, Barbara encouraged Lu to go back to rehab after she lost her way when her children and the Count sued her over the Hamptons house.
Barbara actually tried to sue Bravo for airing her comments to Carole Radziwill at an event where she said Luann de Lesseps would rather get married and get divorced than cancel the wedding and validate all the mean things people were saying about her.
Luann says she is going to meeting every day in The Hamptons. Unfortunately, she is currently a bit behind in meetings and community service. Luann says she is so grateful that her kids can see her sober. She can’t slip again. Luannn says that maintaining her sobriety is still a struggle.
Dorinda Medley meets up with Tinsley Mortimer. Tinsley is back from her summer travels with Scott Kluth. This summer they spent a lot of time living together in Chicago. She got to play house and play hostess and get a taste of what married life would be like. I just don’t see a future with Scott Kluth at this point. If he wanted to marry her, he would have asked her by now. Dorinda and Tinsley have both reached out to Bethenny Frankel right after Dennis Shields passed. However, they both thing right now she want to be with her closest friends. They will be on stand-by if she wants to reach out. It’s really hard to know what to do in a situation like that.
Scott loaned Tinsley a new black Bentley SUV he shipped over from Chicago. Bentley makes an SUV? She’s going to drive Sonja to the Hamptons. Can she even drive? Apparently, not. She can’t even get it out of the parking space. She says she has not driven in five years. I suppose a Bentley is a good car to relearn driving. Sonja already misses taking the bus. On the ride they talk about Dorinda being nervous to see Luann.
At her house in the Hamptons, Ramona has a swimming lesson with an instructor named Boris. Of course she makes it a sexual encounter. Ramona Singer is not shy.
Later, Ramona has Dorinda Medley over for girl talk in The Hamptons. Ramona has a housekeeper helping her. I am not sure who would be worse to work for Ramon Singer or Sonja Morgan. Dorinda doesn’t really want to see Luann. Probably because she was such a cunt to her at her Cabaret event that was the finale of last season. Ramona points out that Luann is struggling a “a broken girl” right now.
Dorinda continues to trash talk Luann. She hasn’t seen Luann or spoken to her since March. She says Luann was saying terrible things about her over the summer. Guess what? That’s exactly what you are doing now Dorinda. Then she starts crying because she is really hurt. Ramona says Luann can’t help herself. She is not in a good place. It’s not about Dorinda. Barbara is having an all-cast clam bake at her house. Dorinda is dreading it. Ramona says Luann is on her high horse when it comes to Dorinda. Ramona says Luann is very off right now and people are concerned. Dorinda says they just need some space from each other right now.
Bethenny Has Luann and Barbara Over
Bethenny Frankel Invites Luann de Lesseps and Barbara Kavovit over to her Hamptons house. It is the first time the three of them will be together since her intervention. Luann brings a pie. Barbara says she has to leave and go get flowers or something because she can’t come empty-handed. Then she remembers she has a new fancy tool kit in the car from her product line. Perfect. By the way Barbara is a hugely successful builder who oversees huge projects in NYC. She’s rich, bitch! Apparently, Bethenny already has the tool kit in pink. I’ll take the black one, Barbara!
Luann is not happy that Ramona Singer made up a lie about Luann being drunk at a party at the reunion. She was there with Barbara, not by herself. And Barbara says Luann turned to her and said she was ready to leave. Luann says there were too many people there drinking she didn’t want to see.
These Three Are Not Fans Of Ramona Singer
Barbara is not a fan of Ramona Singer either. Apparently, Luann and Barbara were out dancing at a club. Ramona showed up and started dancing and looked at Luann asked, “Why is she here?” As if Barbara shouldn’t be there. She says she has probably met Ramona fifteen times and each time she acts like she doesn’t know her and they’ve never met. Both Lu and Bethenny say she does that to everyone.
Luann is mostly upset with Dorinda Medley. She says Dorinda has a lot of anger toward her. Apparently, Dorinda is still angry that when the girls were in Columbia, she cautioned her about her drinking. Luann is also upset that she is in the Hamptons and hasn’t even reached out to her. She doesn’t want to go to Barbara’s clambake because Dorinda will be there. Luann doesn’t feel strong enough for that right now. Bethenny tells Barbara not to invite Dorinda. Problem solved.
I like this team this year.