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RECAP: Real Housewives of New York “Is Carole Heather’s Lackey?” [Episode 16]

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We begin this episode of “Real Housewives of New York” with a check on Bethenny’s new apartment. Thankfully she is pleased with the progress because I didn’t want to see her rip a construction worker to pieces and then tell him to STFU. Carole stops by and they reminisce about the denim/diamond/decorating/debacle. According to Carole, Bethenny left too early to see Luann make a complete fool out of herself by saying, “How dare you not wait until I wake up” to Heather. Bethenny is down the middle on this topic. Bring home men, just don’t leave them unattended. Carole also shares that Dorinda is crazy, but since she’s already invited her to London to collect her late husband’s ashes, she’s kind of stuck.

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Next, we are at the Smile Train charity event that Kristen is virgin-hosting. The ladies hit a home run with their attire, but Ramona has knocked it out of the park with her denim and diamonds. Dorinda asks Heather if they can speak, and when she apologizes for her freak-outs, Heather tells Dorinda she’s an angry person. Heather is the kind of person who is difficult to apologize to because she preaches. Eventually, Heather grants Dorinda a pardon and the two return to the others ladies.

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As Kristen gives a moving speech about the children’s charity, Ramona talks, eats and ignores the entire thing. It’s her passive/aggressive way of showing that she’s pissed off because ‘True Faith’ isn’t mentioned anywhere. She donated the necklaces that went on Heather’s jeans. Unfortunately Kristen is too busy being charitable, so Ramona decides to take it out on Heather.

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On the other side of the party, Sonja and John, who is sitting very close to a woman who is not Dorinda, are discussing the Turks & Caicos, specifically the men who were brought back to the house. Luann says, at least the men were above 40, which was supposed to be a dig at Sonja, but Lumann’s man was married. Big difference.

Back with Ramona, Heather and Carole, the attack begins. Ramona asks for Heather’s price tag on the jeans. Says girlfriends should support girlfriends. Random stuff that Ramona’s known for. Heather tells Ramona to take a walk. When Carole tries to support Heather, she is called a “lackey” by Ramona, which is a fancy word for servant. Heather and Carole deny this, but it sounds like a couple of puppies panting.

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Next was the most interesting part of the entire show! And at first I thought, oh great, it’s psychic week on the ‘Real Housewives,’ but the NY ladies received a much more through reading from the coffee grinds than the OC women received with their medium. Here’s how it works, first you drink the mud-like coffee, then you wipe the grit off your teeth, then you turn the cup upside-down on the saucer, and move the cup around in a circle, in the air, three times. Flip it over and the psychic reads the residue.

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Here’s what she saw:

Carole:  She will be in a church celebrating. Someone is coming back from her past to apologize. Her father and husband are always with her (even though her father is still alive). Heather:  An operation on a child will be done. She is holding the child and everything will get better. Listen to the Turkish doctors’ advice. 

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Dorinda:  There are a lot of J’s in her life. Her boyfriend John is one and Dorinda is being too hard on him. She is divided by three people.

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Now, it’s time for “Deep Thoughts with Bethenny’s Therapist.” Oh, joy. The doc confesses that he feels shut out of Bethenny’s life when it comes to business because Bethenny mistakes arrogance for confidence. That’ll be $150. Please pay on your way out. There was one warm and fuzzy moment when Bethenny spoke of having fun with her new friends, the Barracudas.

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Guess who’s hosting their first dinner party – ever? Carole and Adam, but Adam will be doing most of the work. Good thing Carole kept her kitchen. Can you imagine dating a chef and not having a kitchen? How embarrassing. KristenHeather and Jonathan are their only guests. Baby steps. Carole regales the story of their first fight: Adam left without saying goodbye—because he didn’t want to wake her. Aww, aren’t they cute? No? Okay, but Heather thinks they’re fantastic together, and it’s not about age, it’s about experience—which Carole has way more of. The girls speak about Carole’s upcoming trip to London, and Carole returning home with her husband, Anthony’s ashes. Kristen can’t wait to meet him. Bless her heart, she really said this.

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Dorinda and Carole are at the airport, drinking bloody marys, waiting to board their flight to London. Some pretty impressive name-dropping is done by Carole in the most unassuming manner. Her husband Anthony died of cancer 15 years earlier. His mother, Lee Radziwell is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ sister. Anthony and John Kennedy Jr. were cousins, and Carole and Anthony were very close with John and his wife, Carolyn. The tragic plane crash that took their lives occurred three weeks prior to Anthony’s death. Carole said this “messed her up for a while.” That’s putting it mildly. Dorinda and Carole shared that they both cut people out of their lives after their husbands’ deaths because it was too painful a reminder to the lives they no longer led.

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