It’s finally time to check back in with the first RHONY Recap of the season! I’m not sure I’m ready! I have managed to come down with some sort of cold or something despite almost never leaving the house and wearing a mask and gloves when I do. UGH. I am trying to power through this premiere and the RHOD reunion tonight. I am really excited for both. I’m just a bit sluggish. Expect even more typos than usual. 🙂 These thunderstorms are relentless.
New Religion, New Neighbors
We start with little clips about everyone’s COVID experience. Ramona and Avery quarantined with Mario for 30 months. It seems like Ramona is hoping to reconcile and he’s not interested. I like the tag lines this season. Leah got a new dog during quarantine and renovated her apartment. Leah is converting to Judaism. Her friend tries to tell her she is going to have to stop a lot of her behaviors and be more modest. Luann has secured her rental for filming and it is very near to Ramona’s place. Ramona walks her dog over the check the place out. Luann she sold her house, in upstate New York. I’m not sure what ended up happening with the Hampton’s stuff after all the legal drama. Maybe she does plan to live in the city full-time again. Oh, she just says that does still have the Hamptons house.
Ramona and Countess Luann are friends again. Countess Luann has stopped drinking again. She says over the summer she blacked out twice and didn’t know how she got home. Sonja has been ignoring them both. They have not heard from her. She hasn’t seen her own daughter lately. I’m sure she was just having more surgery. Luann points out to Ramona that she has a clear view of Tom’s terrace from her livingroom window. She acts like she didn’t know she picked an apartment right by his building. How could she not know that?
A Walk In The Park
Eboni and Leah meet for their first filming and walk through the park together. They did not know each other before Eboni was hired. It’s weird that they are filming together first because they clearly don’t get along at all this season. Eboni and Leah talk about dating, especially in COVID. Leah has such coarse language. It’s not a cute look. Are we really going to roll in the gutter on the first episode? I can’t.
Sonja is still living in Grey Gardens. It seems she cannot find a buyer. She does have another fake intern. Sonja gets in a bubbly bath buck nekkid in front of the newest “intern” and the production team. Then, she calls Leah who is also in the bathtub. Sonja is planning a luncheon. Leah wants to bring Eboni to the luncheon. I am so sick of these fake relationships. I don’t know how I expect them to bring a stranger into the group any other way, but they could at just say less. Leah could have just said, “Is it okay if a bring a friend?”.
Brunch At Grey Gardens
Oh Eboni actually has a real friend, Natalie, drop by to film with her. I love Eboni’s dog. Apparently, in addition to her newscasting, she also does a podcast. Clearly, she likes to be in front of the camera. She makes it clear she mad bad financial sources in the past that really affected her credit. It is better now. So she was able to buy a one bedroom brownstone. She is nervous about her first luncheon at Sonja’s. I love Sonja’s outdoor patio. Eboni is the first RHONY who is going to actually eat food! YAY!
Sonja is in full on crazy when Eboni and Leah arrive. I guess Eboni might as well get used to seeing Sonja climbing over a fence to get out of her pond. Is there no gate? Sonja makes a joke about people saying they have “the antibodies” when they meet. But, Eboni actually does. Both Leah and Sonja feel like Ramona lied about having Covid and donating blood with the antibodies. I agree. If Ramona had COVID we would have had a ton of photos on Instagram of her being sick rather than the ones of her traveling everywhere. Ha! I swear I typed that before Leah said the same thing. Sonja points out she has racial diversity in her pond. She even has black fish. Oh dear Lord. Here we go.
Love In A Time Of Covid
Sonja is disappointed that Century 21 filed bankruptcy during COVID. That was her big gig. Eboni tells Sonja to make sure that she sees the actual books from her company. Eboni has baby fever. She recently split from her former fiancé. There is a lot of talk about money. Because, Sonja. Next, Ramona and Luann arrive. Eboni is kind of familiar with Lu. Why do I feel like someone is missing. Not Dorinda. But, I guess there are only five housewives this season. Luann has landed herself a very tall South African boyfriend who is a former rugby player that she met on a dating app. She seems very happy with him.
Ramona has been hanging out with Harry Dubin again. She has been apparently sucking face with Harry all over NYC. Eboni has a boyfriend who owns a football team. She really wants a baby. The other ladies go inside and Luann asks Leah to hang back so they can talk privately. Luann needs a buddy who isn’t drinking to keep her on track. Leah has also stopped drinking. The girls ask Sonja where she has been and why no one has heard from her for months. Sonja was apparently MIA for eight months. She has had two major blows. First, she lost her Century 21 deal and then the contract on the townhouse fell through. The girls invite Eboni to the Hamptons trip.
This season looks… like all they are going to do a lot of yelling. I am SO PISSED that WWHL it stuck on the end of this show. Now I have to watch Big Sky on Demand if I remember. It’s irritating. Leah said that Tinsley dodged a bullet with Scott. Also, he announced the breakup without telling her he was going to do that. Eboni says that all five of them have kissed Harry Dubin. Eboni is being very nice toward everyone. But I highly doubt they all got along.
Ramona talks abouts accidentally posting her bank statement on Instagram. Sonja still doesn’t come clean about why she ignored everyone for months. Sonja eventually says she was doing a lot of traveling. She went to spas all over the place. Only Leah and Sonja think that Luann didn’t know that she could see Tom’s terrace from her window. Everyone agrees that Eboni held her own in her first season of RHONY. Everyone thinks Ramona and Harry Dubin are friends with benefits.