Well, this will get the last RHONY recap for a long time. Or we might not get another season at all. I can’t stop pestering my source about why there isn’t going to be a reunion. It just doesn’t make sense to me. This is only episode 17! Why not even on two episode reunion? The only sort of answer I get is “Bravo is not proud of the season.” So? There have to have been many seasons of housewives that they were not proud of. We have never, EVER not had a reunion at all. This makes no sense.
The episode starts with Luann answering Ramona’s phone and they all talk to Harry Dubin. He must be really good in bed, because… I don’t see the attraction. Next they all talk about their old flames. These women all need to find some men to give them some vitamin D. Then, they would be less bitchy. Ramona has brought all these crystal stick-ons and the ladies are wearing them on their nipples and going topless. These ladies are crazy. The next morning they wake up all a little bit hungover. Eventually, they head out to a Greek restaurant for lunch. Bershan is suppose to arrive today. YAY!
The ladies talk about their favorite Valentine’s memories and Leah gets emotional over her past relationship with her daughter’s father. It seems she is still really hung up on him. Then the ladies decide to break some plates. Ramona is very into it. For some reason when they break a plate, the employees throw a bunch of white papers into the air.
Bershan arrives at Ramona’s house in time to get ready for the identity swap. Luann and Eboni are swapping, Sonja and Bershan are swapping, Ramona and Leah are swapping. Is that everyone? Leah is Ramona with Covid. She’s dragging an IV bag with her everywhere. It’s kind of funny since no one believes Ramona had Covid. Eboni is walking around with a microphone in her hand. Luann is the sexy lawyer version of Eboni. Everyone is losing their minds over each others outfits. The women seem to actually be having fun together. Finally! Then they just up and end the season? IDGI.
Bershan and Sonja both like each other’s outfits. It’s almost like they finally all like each other. Perhaps they just decided to end on a happy note. I mean sure this is all ridiculous, but it is kid of fun. The poor bartenders are all super confused. They each had to answer questions at the the other and Leah answer her question (as Ramona) with nothing but genuine accolades for her. Ramona got emotional. Fuck, I got emotional. Every little thing makes me emotional these days. It was a very sweet moment though. Ramona gets up and hugs Leah. She keeps saying Leah really gets her. That is all Ramona has ever wanted. Who knew Leah would be the one to give it to her?
So Many Wounds Are Healed!
Then Eboni speaks as Luann and she too, is full of complimentary things about Luann. What is happening? Is the world ending? This is all so lovely. Sonja as Bershan is asked who in the group needs the most help. She sidesteps the question and says that Leah is in the group because she has a lot she can learn from these old grandmas. And that she is special. Then, Bershan goes as Sonja. Her question is why does she (Sonja) have such a hard time letting go of the past. Bershan tells Ramona that she loves her like a sister but sometimes you put a lot of people before her. Fake Ramona and Sonja hug it out.
Ramona as Leah, is Leah’s usual obnoxious self. Because, Ramona. Leah as Ramona says she is scared of her and hides under the dinner table. Luann goes next as Eboni. Her question is, Why do I refer to myself as Eboni K. Williams?” She says that she is the smartest, prettiest, woman in the room and she has worked hard to get to where she is in life and she is going to use her full name if she wants to. Eboni loves this. This was a great little dinner.
Then we get the endcaps. Luann’s Cabaret show is coming back in the fall and she is working on a non-alcoholic rosé. Wow! Ramona passed her real estate exam and is working for Douglas- Elliman I THINK. She bought herself a waterfront condo in Palm Beach close to Harry Dubin. Eboni is in constant contact with her half sisters but has yet to meet her dad. She is dating through her matchmaker. And I just read that she will be at least a guest host (among several others) on The View as they look for a conservative replacement for Meghan McCain. She’s be really good at that! I hope they pick her.
Sonja has rented out her townhouse for two years. She has her own Comedy Caburlesque show debuting this fall in NYC. Leah plans to finalize her conversion to Judaism by this fall. And she is sending her daughter Kier to a top tier private girls school for the upcoming school year.
Hmm according to that commercial there is going to be some sort of show recounting the season with clips next week. Whatever. It looks like there may be some unseen footage. I really liked this episode. It sucks that they stopped the show just when it was getting good. At this point I want ALL of them back. Bravo does not know how to let storylines evolve. Off to watch Bachelor in Paradise. 🙂