Happy Thursday, and welcome to this week’s RHUGT Recap. In this episode, we continue to watch the unraveling of Kenya’s and Cynthia’s friendship. We also continue to watch Ramona crap all over her own Bravo legacy. We also get a special guest to show up for dinner, along with a wild night full of flirting and fighting.
Some New Friends, And A Lot Of Old Beef
After five episodes, we finally see more of the Housewives use the in-house confessional room. We kicked off Episode #6 with “Coffee Talk with Melissa and Kyle”. Meanwhile, upstairs Ramona continued to lose her shit. Kenya blabbed to her aunt about how much she couldn’t stand Ramona. And down at the pool, Cynthia expressed her own frustration over being the odd one out. Speaking of oddities: When did Teresa decide to launch an athleisure line with Electric Yoga? Hey, Sheree, are you taking notes?
At breakfast, Luann and Kenya bonded some more while rehashing the previous day’s yacht trip debacle. Luann thanked Kenya for making it clear that Ramona’s behavior really is that horrible. Meanwhile upstairs, Ramona pleaded her case to Teresa in hopes that someone else in that house would stick up for her. Teresa did voice some sympathy, but in a very shady way in her confessional. Teresa basically implied that Ramona’s acting up because “she’s lonely.” Cue Michael the concierge to come up and help Ramona finish her plans for everyone this day. Also, Kyle calls Mauricio to plot out his surprise crashing of the girls’ trip later that evening.
New Beginnings, Or Ugly Endings?
While Cynthia was enjoying her #CHill (alone) time outside, Ramona barged out to apologize for Glam-gate and find someone, anyone, to be in her corner. Ramona has out of favor with Luann again. Teresa is only willing to accept so many of her apologies. Kyle was already plotting her violation of Ramona’s sacred “girls’ night out” rule. So, it became Cynthia’s turn to be Ramona’s on-camera friend. En route to the beach, Kenya gushed over her new bestie Luann’s Cameo game: “Money can’t buy you class, but Luann is cleaning up on Cameo. Six figures!” Kenya, Luann, and Teresa all bonded together over their shared loathing of Ramona.
In the other car, Cynthia admitted that she’s feeling down over Kenya forming new alliances with the other Housewives in Turks and Caicos while Cynthia had to fend for herself. At this point, Cynthia asked the Housewives in the other car (Ramona, Kyle, and Melissa) for a fresh start. They all accepted. But in her solo confessional, Kyle snarked, “Do I think Cynthia and I will be great friends? Probably not. She’s just not that fun!” It was wild to watch Ramona hold back her shit-eating grin as she got to hear Cynthia unload on how she felt like she had to “fight for Kenya’s attention”.
Cynthia And Ramona Try To Hit The Reset Button
Once they arrived at the beach, Michael gave them their signature cocktails. Then. Michael kinda-sorta recreated that moment on the RHONY Season 3 “Scary Island” trip when Kelly Bensimon gave the ladies a “sexy photoshoot” on the beach. At least this time, no one tried to drag Al Sharpton, satchels of gold, or jelly beans into the fight. Kenya and Kyle, however, found more joy in dragging Ramona for her nonsensical poses. And WTF, Luann went in a big clear ball??!! In a sense, it makes perfect sense that their beachy photoshoot made no sense.
On a more serious note, Cynthia asked herself, “What is wrong with me? Why am I so upset?” She went to Luann next to try to figure out what went wrong for her on this trip. Then, as Cynthia served up pure glamour for Michael’s camera, Ramona was being ridiculous in the water… Because, Ramona. Ramona then took Luann aside to plead her case to The Countess. Of course, the shady producers included some “beautiful” footage of Ramona being horrible to Luann and Bethenny. Luann finally put her feet down and told Ramona she wouldn’t cut Ramona any more slack. However, Luann did say, “I feel some sympathy for her. She’s feeling lost right now. She can use some friends.” They hugged it out, but Luann put Ramona on notice.
Back at the lunch table, Ramona tried to convince everyone she was really contrite. Melissa and Kyle were polite in their confessional sit-down assessments of Ramona’s “Apologizer” shtick. But, Kenya was not: “She’s not going to change!” But OMG, Teresa’s confessional was the shadiest: “Ramona needs a little more yoga in her life, and more sex. Then, she will be chill.” At least no pineapples or cantaloupes were harmed during the filming of that confessional. Speaking of sex, Kyle showed us how she did it with Maurcio at that one black tie gala. I’m still speechless.
Eventually, they all returned to the villa to prepare for dinner with John the Conch Shack boss. Ramona put crystals on her face for the big occasion! So did Luann and Cynthia! At the house, Ramona turned up her flirtation to 11 because she couldn’t get enough of John. Then, all of a sudden, Mauricio finally popped in. And at the other end of the dinner table, Cynthia was still all by herself. Back at the center of the action, Kenya and Luann decided to poke fun at Ramona fan-girling over John. Kenya proceeded to unload some more on Ramona’s awful behavior. Kenya just buried Ramona in her own shit.
And Just Like That, We’re Almost Done With RHUGT Season 1
Of course, Ramona lost her shit over Kenya poking at the bear. Luann sat back and enjoyed the show of Ramona getting a taste of her own poisoned medicine. Melissa and Teresa enjoyed the shitshow as Luann jumped in to swipe John away from Ramona. Kyle and Cynthia were not amused, however, and they jumped away from the table to check on Ramona after she ran away. Ramona was pissed over Kenya’s “lack of etiquette.” That’s pretty rich coming from Ramona. Luann got John’s number, and Ramona finally gave up her fantasy of becoming the Conch Shack Queen. On that note, we end Episode #6. And can you believe it? We only have two more episodes of RHUGT! And, it looks like Peacock will drop them both next week. Until then, chic c’est la vie!