Someone asked me today in the newest Open Forum if I ever get tired of recapping housewives. Only since 2012. LOL. But this season, RHONY recaps are particularly tedious. As are all the emails I get about how I am on the wrong side of racism because I can’t stand Eboni and Leah. What someone needs to point out to both of them is that when this was being filmed there were a LOT of protests going on in support of racial justice. While the RHOA cast, particularly Porsha, but really almost all of them were protesting on the show. And during this time for the first time in any significant numbers, white people and Hispanic people were protesting with the black protestors.
Here on this site we have had very serious discussions about racial injustice. Almost all of us participated. And yes, some people were uncomfortable and left the site. And I am fine with that. We are a huge group of people who have become close in comments. I encourage ALL of you to join the discussion. I say all of this to say that we as a collective have had many conversations here about race and politics. We had CONVERSATIONS. At times things got a bit heated, but no one was constantly screaming at anyone the way Leah and Eboni do. I know I learned a lot about the differing opinions and I think everyone did. People have to feel comfortable in situations to share and learn. Clearly, Ramona isn’t interested in the message. You cannot beat it into her.
Here We Go Again… Le Sigh
Okay. Let’s do this. The ladies are all going to bed. Allegedly. Eboni tells Luann she gave Bershan all the “black points” and the “extra credit points she could. WTF? Eboni causes more chaos than anyone. Bershan was probably trying to give HER confrontational ass “black points.” The next morning, Eboni’s Glam squad of one arrives in her hazmat suit to do her make. Look, I can’t remember the last time I wore makeup but I learned how to do my own in high school. Who the fuck needs someone to come in and put their face on them at Eboni’s age? Who brings a makeup artist on a girls trip. This is just insane. Is she supposed to be the nee Erika Jayne? Because that is not working so well for her.
We really don’t see much of the physical altercation between Bershan and Sonja but I already predict that Bershan will be sent home. They were both very drunk. Of course, Leah “had to get in the middle of it.” God I hate Leah with all of my pee pee. (Sorry, I flashed back to middle school myself there.) Sonja appears to be the aggressor from what little bit we see. She also punched out the glass covering the fire extinguisher. WOW. Leah and Luann talk about it the next morning and shockingly (not) they are team Sonja. Literally all Bershan did is point out that Sonja was drunk. I hate that Luann is siding with fucking LEAH when she was not even there. But, she basically said that drunk Sonja is not someone to confront and that she will not remember any of this. So at least she gets it.
The Long And Winding Road…
Ramona shows up in the room with Leah and Luann fresh as a daisy. LOL. And clueless as usual. Bless her heart. Ramon is also sticking up for Sonja. WTF? Basically they want to send Ramona to deal with Bershan. And Leah wants to have an intervention with Ramona and Leah. I hate Leah. Hate is a strong word but I really mean it. Ramona goes to talk to Bershan. Ramona goes to talk to Bershan. She basically says that Sonja was the aggressor. Leah of course calls Eboni to talk about the incident. Ramona goes by to see Sonja. She blames cheap wine on the whole situation. They all hop on a very awkward and hungover two hour van trip.
The group arrives for lunch and Bershan starts thing off by saying she wants to apologize. She says, “I made this familiar when it wasn’t familiar. She’s teary eyed and I already love her again. Sonja and Bershan attempt to make up. Bershan apologizes to Sonja. They hug it out. So far so good. This was a weird and very short scene. So um, it’s all good not? We literally had more footage of the van ride than the lunch. It was a four hour round trip to lunch. But, whatever, moving on.
WOW LUANN, JUST WOW!
Suddenly, we are one big happy family again back at the hotel. Such weird choppy editing. It’s like they went back after the backlash of Eboni and Leah and are trying to move things along At any rate, we are going to séance. I feel like we are in high school. Luann, Ramona and Leah want to talk to Sonja since she ordered an expresso martini. PUHLEASE. Luann says she got arrested for much less than ordering an ordering and expresso martini? She was in the wrong hotel room, and ASSAULTED A POLICE OFFICER! Sonja’s drunken shit is far less serious. Are you guys kidding me? Does she need an intervention? Maybe. But Luann saying she was worse than she was is ridiculous.
Leah, Ramona and Luann start their “intervention.” Leah is NOT the one to start this conversation and yet she does. WOW LUANN continues to lie. She says she was just drunk in her room That is total bullshit. She still do this day doesn’t admit to what she has done. Let’s review.
Is there maybe a problem with Sonja? Maybe. But these women have no place to shame Sonja for being drunk. THEY ALL DO IT. She’s right she is on a vacation. Let the woman live. I’ve watched her IGs and she is all about the spa life where no alcohol is allowed and hanging out with Josh from MDLLA. Leave Sonja alone. It’s not like she was bat shit wasted throwing Tiki torches nude or falling into bushes. Just STFU.
Before we even start the light falls out of the ceiling and everyone freaks the fuck out. This dude is already annoying me talking about goats. This is utterly ridiculous. Nothing makes sense. Not Bershan’s or Luann’s. It’s just total bullshit. Leah’s dead grandmother doesn’t want to come through because she doesn’t believe in this shit. She says that she knows that Leah want to convert to Judaism. Good job production. Now we move over to Eboni. I hope the spirits tell her to just STFU. But alas, they tell her that she has a message for women and she needs to just carry on. Of course, she buys it all. Sonja’s dad has unfinished business. He wants her to know that he had a drinking problem and he wasn’t always there for her. HOW CONVENIENT FOR THIS STORYLINE.
This is really disgusting TV. Sonja has abandonment issues that make there way into her relationships. Um, Hi! I am Tamara and I could have told you this by…you know, watching the show. It’s also sort of cruel to make these women feel like they are in contact with dead family. God I hate Bravo more and more EVERY FUCKING DAY. Then we go on to Ramona and a man who is “slightly younger than her” Ramona says it is her brother and he is lost in life. He is sorry for hurting her. He wanted to die. Ramona starts blaming himself. She said she was a caregiver for all of her siblings. Leah decides to start a fire in the fireplace and Eboni points out she is wearing her dress backwards. Um, who does that sober?
Jesus. It is the mid season preview. I talked to my source today about the reunion being pushed back two weeks and they said “they just want to get the final episodes right.” I wrote a whole email about how dumb that is at this point and deleted it. My source is a decision maker and I don’t want to fuck up our relationship. But really? I really don’t get a LOT of things that source tells me and I am learning to just STFU and take the information. Le Sigh.