Last week’s RHONY recap ended with Luann de Lesseps storming out of the dinner at the Wheatleigh Hotel without even finishing her filet mignon! And, it was all because she didn’t want to sleep in the fish room! That’s so very childish! Luann books a room at the Wheatleigh. Dorinda points out to Ramona that it is unkind of her to mock one of the guestrooms in her home.
Luann returns, because that’s a fifty dollar plate of food, and says that she was offended because she was drunk in that room last year. She doesn’t want to be trigger. I don’t believe her for a minute. And neither does Tinsley Mortimer. I hate that I am on Dorinda’s side for this. Tinsley says she will just give Luann her original room.
Everyone is already sick of Luann de Lesseps entitlement issues. Tinsley takes Barbara Kavovit’s room leaving Barbara to sleep with the fishes. I’ve always said I’d be just fine in any of the rooms these women argue over. I’d just be happy to be on a trip. Now, the interactions with some of these old broads, that would be an issue for me.
Day Two At Blue Stone Manor Summer Camp For The Elderly And Entitled
The Camp Counselor of Blue Stone Manor has arranged for yoga as the morning activity for the campers. This was clearly a request by Luann. Luann is one of those people who makes odd sexual noises during yoga class. This is either super annoying or it gives everyone the giggles. Or both. Except with these three. Ramona and Sonja make sexual comments of their own. If you have never done yoga, it looks like just a bunch of lovely stretches and simple poses. It is actually quite difficult and requires focus. Here is where I would be the entitled bitch punching everyone in the face for making me lose focus.
Dorinda comes in to announce the morning outing. They are going to a museum that has some antiques from the Morgan Estate. Yes, that Morgan Estate. Sonja is going to be in heaven. Dorinda is such a great camp counselor.
Field Trip! We’re Going To Ventford Hall!
I love a good field trip! They were the best days as a student and as a teacher! Ventford Hall used to be a Morgan Estate and still has some of the furnishings from that time. Sonja immediately starts going on and on to the poor tour guide about her relationship to the Morgans. Then she compares her townhouse, which she says is another Morgan House with historical importance, to Ventford Hall. After all of these years, I’m still not sure if Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer are really dumb or if they think it is cute to pretend to be dumb blondes.
Sonja continues her verbal diarrhea about the Morgans non-stop. Dorinda touched some of the Morgan family letters on display. Sonja asks her to stop. Dorinda tries to get as far away from Sonja as possible. Ramona goes to tell Dorinda that Sonja has gone apeshit. Dorinda really is a good hostess. She simply goes and tells Sonja that it’s time to head back to the manor.
Lunch and Drinks in The Garden By The Pool
The RHONY are getting a totally new look at life at Blue Stone Manor. The weather is warm enough to swim and the pool is heated. It’s really beautiful. Dorinda takes a moment to have private conversation with Luann. She gives Luann a very sincere apology. She says she wants to find her way back to their friendship. They hug it out. Luann could have handled the situation in a more compassionate manner. Then Luann goes to get her outdoor massage.
Et Tu, Barbara?
Barbara arrives to summer camp. It’s Barbara’s first time at the manor. She love it. Barbara’s script clearly calls for her to bitch about the fish room. Do the writers think this is funny? Because it’s super obnoxious. They other ladies were all out enjoying the pool and the spa.
Barbara tells Sonja she is worried about Dorinda kicking her out of Blue Stone Manor just like she kicked her out of her apartment. Meanwhile, Ramona is meangirling Barbara to Dorinda as they watch the conversation. Ramona mocks her boots and her midrift sweater. Ramona is going to talk about how other people dress? Really? Do these conversations really happen with adults? I’m having flashbacks to teaching remedial reading to high schoolers. Then Barbara and Sonja start talking about he fish room. If I were Dorinda I’d be asking people to leave my home right about now.
Bethenny Frankel Comes To Claim Her Bedroom
For the record, Dennis Shields died just a tad over two months before this was filmed. Also, I really missed Bethenny Frankel in the first half of this show. I need her to be around to tell the women how horrendously they are behaving. Barbara is thrilled to see her as well.
Bethenny tells Dorinda that she went to see A Star Is Born and she had no idea it was about pill addiction. I didn’t either, thanks Bethenny. She said she lost it crying. This is why I have no real desire to see the movie. Everyone talks about how sad it is. I really don’t need to pay money to find things to cry about. I’m trying to focus on things that make me happy. Dorinda is a really good friend to Bethenny.
Dorinda catches Bethenny up on all the drama. When she says no one wants to stay in the fish room, Bethenny volunteers. So it seems Bethenny did not in fact demand the best room. When she finds out Luann was trash talking Bethenny about getting the best room, she’s pissed. Oh here we go. It’s going to be that RHONY Berkshires trip where Bethenny eviscerates Luann all over again. I hated Bethenny that season.
The Bear Naked Chef
Art Smith has arrived with the Bear Naked Chef in tow. The RHONY are not worthy. Ah, the real reason Bethenny Frankel is pissed at Luann is because Lu left the rehab Bethenny set up for her two weeks early to do her Cabaret show. Bethenny says this in a talking head that was likely filmed much later in the season. This means that Bethenny and Luann must have a serious falling out. And what more likely place for that to happen than Blue Stone Manor. This will not end well. It also explains why Luann is acting like such a twat. It’s quite possible she is not sober.
Bethenny vents to Dorinda about Luann. Bethenny is starting to feel like her relationship with Luann is the same as the one she had with her mother. She says after Dennis died, Lu would just go on and on about her Cabaret show and never mentioned Dennis. Bethenny feels like she has been taking care of Lu like she did her mother and both of them trashed her publicly afterward.
This One Goes To Eleven
Sonja is already wasted and hitting on Bethenny. Ramona drunk and flirting with herself in the mirror. I don’t think there is any more rosé in the Manor. Drunk Sonja and Tinsley are drinking in the kitchen, much to the chagrin of Art Smith who has to be questioning why he took this gig. Dorinda’s kitchen is like a gallery style kitchen. It’s very close quarters.
Ramona and Sonja are not fond of the body hair on the BEAR Naked Chef. Doesn’t Sonja claim to have a lot of gay friends? Sonja and Ramona are both wasted. They have one of the best chefs in the country there overseeing their dinner and they don’t even know what they are eating.
While Lu and Dorinda step outside for a smoke break, Sonja has a full on hysterical freak out thinking about Dorinda touching the “Morgan letters” at Ventford Hall. Sonja needs to be put to bed. In the fish room.
Next week’s RHONY recap will unfortunately pick up at this drunken moment of the evening. Luann continues to trash talk Bethenny to anyone who will listen. Tinsley breaks down to Luann about her father abandoning her for alcohol. Dorinda and Barbara’s truce falls apart. Bethenny dares Tinsley to call Scott and tell him he is the love of her life.