We are back in upstate New York at Luann’s roundhouse on the Hudson for tonight’s RHONY Recap. We’re mid-fight between Luann and Bethenny over Luann’s lack of appreciation for Bethenny’s support. Luann has reverted to season one Luann this season. It’s not attractive. Luann doesn’t seem to remember who was at her Halloween cabaret. I get the feeling she was in her dressing room having a nip or ten of liquid courage.
Then Bethenny bring up all the trash talking Luann was doing about her before she arrived in the Berkshires. Luann is all about herself. Bethenny didn’t ask for the best room in the house and her on again off again boyfriend that she was kind not really engaged to, died. Luann continues on talking about herself without missing a beat. Bethenny feels she is owed an apology. Luann says she is sorry she missed her show. WTF, Lu? Bethenny gets a call from her boyfriend and takes it in the other room. Cameras follow.
What About Me?
Dorinda goes to check on Bethenny. Luann is not far behind. When I was pulling photos for this scene, I was struck by Luann’s flushed sweaty face. Is that from drinking or not drinking? It’s an insane conversation. Luann seems to think she has been a friend to Bethenny. She has not. She’s trashed Bethenny after she has helped her so much. Luann gives a half-hearted apology. The she launches into how rough things have been for her. Again, Dennis died. Did she do anything nice for Bethenny? They hug it out. Even though the apology sucks.
Ramona Takes The Cake
Dorinda, Bethenny and Tinsley are staying in a hotel. Bethenny’s new driver/bodyguard has apparently been sitting in the driveway for this entire ordeal. I miss the old driver. I think Bethenny probably let him go when she felt she needed more protection. I’m sure he got a fabulous payout. She was very close with him. These three love their quaint hotel. Then Ramona arrives. She’s late to the brawl because she was at a birthday party for herself. She brought the girls leftovers.
Barbara who was very quiet during all of the drama is still in the house with Luann. Now that half the ladies are gone, she supporting Luann. Don’t enable her Barbara. I do love Barbara. They both think Sonja stirred the pot. So, I must have missed that part.
Everyone gets ready to meet up for dinner. Why did Bethenny and Tinsley put on pajamas when they got to their rooms only to dress for dinner? Sonja is already totally wasted in the car with Luann and Barbara.
It seems that the restaurant the ladies are going to is the restaurant where Ramona hosted a funeral dinner when her mom died. This is basically Ramona’s hometown where she grew up. Oh lord. If I stick around my family functions long enough, there is always some sort of drunken crying thing happening about dead family members. I am not excited by this at all. Ramona freaks out that they are sitting at the same table she sat at for the funeral dinner. Ramona was specifically disinherited from her father’s will. Is Tinsley still in her PJs ala Nene Leakes?
Meanwhile, drunk Sonja (and Lu and Barb) are still in route. Everyone is kind of pissy with Ramona for not being invited to her birthday event. Finally these three arrive. Sonja is drunk with wild messy hair. She looks insane, literally and figuratively.
The four ladies staying at the hotel do not want to go to a cabaret twenty minutes away to hear an 80 year old woman warble with a keyboard. So, Luann is irritated. It’s on the call sheet! Yes, it is but they are all exhausted and just want to hang with Lu where they are and then go to bed.
Wait That Wasn’t Terrapin?
What was the whole thing about this was our family table at the restaurant? Because Ramona and the others staying in the hotel are now in an empty restaurant across the street where Ramona is having a meltdown and talking about all the abuse in their family. GENTLE REMINDER: This topic is a trigger for me so please don’t share personal stories about your childhood traumas in comments. I’m BEGGING YOU. I’m not recapping this portion. Sorry.
So um, meanwhile at the cabaret, show, Tinsley (who is actually a hotel girl) would love to be with her real group. Maybe not Tinsley. It’s hell over there too. I’d take the cabaret lady from Cuba over swapping abuse stories any day. Even if it means having to suffer through the old lady, drunk off her ass Sonja and Luann singing a weird version of Money Can’t Buy You Class.
The Morning After
Tinsley is the only one who is not either still drunk or hungover. Tinsley tells the other hotel girls what a shit show she witnessed the night before. She is so over cabaret.
Meanwhile at Lu’s the implication is that Barbara hooked up with a guy with a ton of hair. She does seem very perky this morning. You go, Barbara!
The hotel crew arrives for lunch. Bethenny is hungover in sunglasses and a beanie. Barbara has to dip out because she has a company to run. Luann loves Ramona’s candlesticks gifts.
Before we can end this episode we need one more big fight. The girls who rode with Bethenny have to go. Ramona who was pretty much a full day late arriving to this bizarre trip now wants to call out people for leaving so soon.
Dorinda brings up the Angel Ball stuff again. She sat at table by herself because Ramona dumped her. Somehow Sonja is called a pot stirrer again. By Luann and Dorinda.
Eventually Ramona the apologizer, apologizes.
Next week, it’s almost Christmas. Some people are concerned that Sonja may be popping pills. MAY BE? Um hello! Then they go to Miami for Art Basel. Two trip episodes back to back? Oh and Ramona and Harry Dubin made out. Sonja gets SUPER WASTED.