It was an emotional roller coaster this week on The Real Housewives of New York City. We saw “Cocktails and Couture”, LuAnn inserting herself into as many situations as possible, Jill’s sudden onslaught of remorse, Ramona went from giddy to glowering, Kelly said “like” a lot, Alex turned into a Pit Viper, Sonja found an even shorter dress in her closet, Bethenny went to see her father, gossip was thinly veiled as meditation, and Jennifer (the new addition to the mix) experienced a real shit show in her apartment. I know-it all seems totally commonplace on season 3 of The Real Housewives of New York City. How low can it go?
The opening of The Real Housewives of New York City showed LuAnn’s epic struggle with the fact that she couldn’t find the back to her earring at Sonja’s while getting dressed for her “Cocktails and Couture” benefit. Once LuAnn was finally armed with a functional earring, she set about the business of setting Alex straight. You have to watch LuAnn’s lips closely when she’s talking. It’s very easy to spot the fact that she’s talking out of both sides of her mouth! On the one hand, she wants Alex to mind her own business, on the other hand-everything is her business. LuAnn wanted Alex to know that her delivery of Bethenny’s message to Jill last week was unconscionable. LuAnn then informed Jill and Kelly that she had put Alex on notice. It seemed pretty clear to me that Alex wasn’t taking any of LuAnn’s crap. Of course Alex wasn’t done being scolded, she received further scolding from Jill’s husband Bobby as well as Ramona. A scene unfolds with a tearful Jill confiding in Kelly that she’s suddenly missing Bethenny and that she’s worried about her. Somehow it didn’t matter when Bethenny was upset and crying, but now that Jill Zarin is upset-it matters. Jill went on to say that she hates Alex and will never forgive her. I’m pretty sure Alex cares.
Next on The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny and Jason are seen heading to the airport to catch a flight to Los Angeles to see Bethenny’s dying father. Bethenny was clearly distraught and overwhelmed and called Ramona for support. Ramona had recently faced a similar situation and offered support and sage advice. Sadly, Bethenny hadn’t had much of a relationship with her father and stated that when he called her to come see him, it was the third time he had called her in her life. To add to the distress, when Bethenny had flown to California to see him earlier, he refused to see her. Bethenny felt a huge amount of pressure to attempt to rush a relationship with her father before his death-very sad indeed. Bethenny having to deal with all of this while pregnant with his grandchild must have been an enormous source of heartache. She had Jason by her side the whole time and that seemed to make it survivable. Obviously one chapter is ending and a new one is beginning for her.
Next on The Real Housewives, Kelly hosted a Gotham party for trendsetters. This event showcased Kelly’s mastery of squinting and smiling while cooing her octave-dropping, ‘HIIiiiiiiiii.” Alex had asked Simon to be her wingman on the way to the event and said she didn’t want to speak to Jill. In a demonstration of his uber wingman abilities, Simon went and sat next to Jill. Simon clearly misunderstood what his role was. Jill acted fake towards Alex, who couldn’t stomach the situation and insisted on leaving. LuAnn was busy playing coy with a man who was explaining the term “scandalocity” to her, which clearly drove her wild because she left with him.
Ramona tried on dresses for her vow-renewing ceremony as her daughter Avery sat rolling her eyes and questioning the whole process. Avery was struggling with the purpose of a vow renewal and pondered if it would be inappropriate to wear black. Meanwhile, Ramona tried to explain how important this was while wearing a dress with a bird bottom. I’m sure there is some high fashion term for the feathers at the bottom of the dress. I personally would be looking closely to see if she had walked over a flock of pigeons in stilettos. What other explanation could there be for that particular look?
LuAnn invited some of the women to the Chopra Center where she centers herself in a robe and wanted the other women to follow suit. What this actually translated to was a robe-wearing gossip session surrounded by Buddha. LuAnn confided to the women that she had experienced a lot of depression over the past year, which opened a whole new level of meditation about antidepressants. The gem of this scene was Sonja’s comment, “antidepressants make me stupider.”
Jill and Kelly had a meeting where Jill implored Kelly to stop saying “like” so much. Kelly couldn’t do it and Jill began counting how many times Kelly uttered the word. I think she lost count, like, you know?
The end of The Real Housewives of New York City was when everything fell apart. Jennifer had the ladies over for cocktails and got more than she bargained for. Jill thought that her only irritation was that Alex was coming, but that all changed when Ramona got an email about Bethenny’s father passing away. Jill began to pitch a fit that no one had informed her that Bethenny’s dad was dying while she had been so busy being mean to her. I guess Jill forgot that the show is being filmed. The clip where Alex attempted to communicate the situation concerning Bethenny’s father was replayed. Jill went on and on about why no one texted her to let her know how serious the situation was. Ramona hissed at Jill that the last time Bethenny had called, Jill told her they were done and hung up on her, making her cry. Jill had no answer for that one. LuAnn tried to get in the middle of it of course and Jill and Kelly retreated to the pantry. Apparently it’s not abnormal for grown women, and I use the term loosely, to go and hide in a guest’s pantry. Alex’s venom finally spilled over and she tried to let Jill have it. Alex had trouble getting a word in and decided to leave. This was how things were left this week. It leaves you with that warm fuzzy feeling, doesn’t it?
Next week on The Real Housewives of New York City it would appear as if Ramona has far too much Pinot Grigio. The preview showed Ramona slurring and wobbling. Apparently the Bethenny-Kelly tension is going to hit an all time high as well. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
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