Before tonight’s episode of RHONY even starts, Ramona Singer, aka The Apologizer apologizes for saying horrendous things about Dennis Shields who passed away only recently. You know what Ramona Singer? If you are constantly apologizing and then doing the same things over and over, people will not want to be around you. You are lucky you are on Dorinda Medley’s team this season, because she is almost as foul as you are. Almost.
Frankly My Dear, I Don’t Give A Clam
Bethenny Frankel and Luann de Lesseps mock Ramona Singer’s party crashing. “I told you she would come. She’s not going to miss a free clam.” “Right? She’s gonna fill up her purse with them.” I love when these two are getting along. Sadly, I don’t think it lasts the whole season. While Ramona sucks up to the hostess thrusting gifts upon her to buy her way in, production plays a Ramona talking head. In the talking head, Ramona says that Barbara Kavovit just isn’t her type of people because she is “masculine and manly.” I’m sure Barbara is thrilled that she won’t have to be pestered by Ramona this season. Oh wait, she’s crashing her party.
Bethenny Frankel lets us know that just before Dennis died, they went out to dinner and he asked her to marry him and gave her a ring. She didn’t say yes. She said there were a lot of issues that needed to be worked out before that could be a possibility. Like his drug addiction, I presume.
Luann de Lesseps wants to confront Ramona Singer about all of her lies and misdeeds towards her but Ramona quickly flees. Unfortunately for her she lands right in the midst of Barbara Kavovit, party hostess. Barbara wastes no time making it clear to Ramona that she has Luann’s back. She says all Dorinda needed to do was call Luann and tell her she was looking forward to seeing her at the clam bake. That didn’t happen. Sonja plays yes man to Barbara while sucking down some clams.
Ramona Continues To Be A Problem
Then Barbara calls out Ramona out for her lies. Since Barbara was with her at one party that she lied about, Ramona moves on to another lie where Barbara was not present. Ramona starts talking about Luann’s lack of accountability. When did Luann pee in Ramona’s cheerios? Never that I know of. It seems that Luann’s sobriety is a major story arc, so Ramona just wants in.
Barbara and Sonja are trying to get Ramona to offer condolences to Bethenny in person. She’s trying to avoid it. I don’t think they should be pushing her to do that. Bethenny is overwhelmed by having people console her everywhere she goes. And Ramona isn’t genuine.
Bethenny talks about a guy she has met who is trying to date her. She says she does want to keep busy but she is terrified she will start crying about Dennis over dinner. I actually think Bethenny had been out to dinner with this guy before Dennis died. But I don’t have a problem with it either way. I’m glad she has found a handsome rich man who seems to care for her. He also has his own money so that is not a concern.
Sure enough, Ramona takes a three or four lobsters and a ton of clams back to her house “for Dorinda.” Sonja takes a few clams of her own. Tinsley is mortified that it is even happening. The other two have absolutely not shame or home training. Bethenny and Luann both trash Ramona and Sonja for taking the lobsters. This is all production. I fear it is like the fake storyline on RHOBH about stemware than went on for half a dozen or more episodes last season. I wish production would stop this. These ladies can irritate each other all on their own. Ramona is the worse actress in these situations.
Bethenny, Luann and Barbara laugh hysterically at Sonja and Ramona after they leave. Then Luann takes a swan dive into the pool. Is it a swan dive if you are diving on to a swan? Bethenny hops on one too. Then Barbara gets in the pool with her dress on and Bethenny decides to swim in her outfit. She had come from the beach anyway. Ha! Luann stole my swan dive joke at the end. I am not very original.
Back At Chez Blonde
Dorinda claims she was napping while they were gone but she is very slurry. Tinsley seems to have decided to take Dorinda’s side. Sonja is still defending Luann. Dorinda is mad that Luann said that Dorinda doesn’t admit to having a drinking problem. If I didn’t have a drinking problem that wouldn’t bother me. But this hit dog is howling at the moon. Sonja said that she asked Dennis to help Luann with the issues with her house because he was a very smart guy.
That is when Ramona says it.
“How smart can he be? I mean he was on drugs, come on.” Oh Ramona. Then she says she doesn’t want to talk about Dennis. She wants to honor him and his memory.
Back To The Big Apple
Bethenny talks about doing relief work in the Carolina’s. She really is amazing. People were so happy to get cash cards from Bethenny.
Barbara and Dorinda go to dinner. Dorinda still denies that she heckled Luann at her cabaret show. Dorinda doesn’t seem willing to take any responsibility for her behavior. She knows better than to trash Luann in front of Barbara.
Sonja’s Paper Magazine Party
I had forgotten about Sonja’s weird Paper Magazine thing. It looks like I wrote a post about it so click here if you forgot too. Was the issue about her line of discontinued clothes from Target? All of the other girls are a bit confused as well. Even Sonja.
Tinsley’s mom is there for the event. She has never met a camera she didn’t love .Not even Dr Phil’s.
Dorinda is one of those idiots who doesn’t know what to say when people die so she just blathers on about herself and tries to make is about the person who is suffering the loss. She tries to compare Richard to Dennis. Bethenny points out her relationship with Dennis was far from perfect. It was clear for a long time even to TV viewers that she was not happy in it. Random people would tell me about loud public fights between Dennis and Bethenny on the NYC streets. Bethenny tells Dorinda about the engagement and how Dennis gave Brynn a ring too.
Luann arrives and the fireworks can begin. Dorinda says she is going to make peace with Luann tonight. Dorinda’s boyfriend John shows up. He looks clean and sober. Bethenny on the other hand has had a few and she is trying to get Luann to come over and speak to Dorinda. Bethenny forces Luann to come to Dorinda who is refusing to leave the bar. Luann really doesn’t want to be at the bar but everyone else is too drunk to realize that situation.
To be continued…
Next time, Sonja makes out with a girl at the party. It’s not a drunk college girl makeout. It’s a full throttle makeout session. Ramona’s date tells her it is unnatural for men to be monogamous. Then he tells her judgement is toxic. LOL. I like this guy. I mean as Ramona’s date. He seems like a twit. But, Ramona deserves it. Luann does her community service in a soup kitchen. It seems like Dorinda and Luann sit down with Bethenny to hash out their differences. Dorinda gets pissed at Barbara for telling her that Ramona expected an apology.