In this episode of the Real Housewives of New York, we got bits and pieces of the ladies’ lives before they all met up for dinner. Bethenny Frankel, three days before her scheduled surgery, donned a red rig and celebrated her latest product placement.
“Since I hadn’t been feeling well and the Skinnygirl Candy launch was so whimsical, it was a welcome distraction and so light and fun.”
There’s a reason Carole Radziwill receives an invite while the other ladies are sidelined.
“I rarely have friends there, but Carole has been more and more interested in business, and I wanted her to see my hustle… She is a good friend, she is not competitive nor jealous, and I am grateful for her. I invite her to everything because she doesn’t make a jackass out of herself, she can talk to anyone and she is very observant. She can also be critical, so if something was off she might notice it.”
I guess Bethenny couldn’t stop herself from throwing a little shade toward Sonja Morgan?
“I am a detail person, obsessive, a perfectionist and a lot of work goes into those events. If any of my events or trips were a sh– show, heads would roll… Running a business really takes hard work. Anyone who isn’t in the trenches is just pretending.”
Eager to polish up the dance moves, Ramona Stinger and Sonja stopped by a dance studio and had a little two-on-one instruction. In the past, Ramona’s dance moves have been awesomely cringe-worthy, so I’m hoping she doesn’t switch it up too much.
“Ramonja does have its highlights. Those blondies were very cute. I love how they just owned it, and how Ramona is embracing her age versus trying to dance like the young kids do.”
Jules Wainstein hit the plastic surgeon’s office to get her hooha tweaked.
“Yeah, so now I have to listen to a conversation about Jules‘ vagina, aka “pistachio.” I knew she was nuts. Now I know what kind… How about you pull your pants down and put everyone deeper into their misery.”
Before having surgery, Bethenny sought a second opinion.
“…I am shooting in the dark with this medical information, and if a gypsy fortune teller told me what I wanted to hear, I’d listen to them. All I can hear is surgery postponed, and I can breathe again… Going under and the risk of never seeing my daughter again was enough to send me over the edge.”
The ladies all convened for dinner. Luann de Lesseps and Carole managed to speak without stabbing each other. Baby steps!
“Enough with Carole and Luann. I know you’re all bored. Luann gives zero f—s about Carole. Carole has no interest in Luann‘s friendship. Asked and answered. Zzzzzz.”
Luann has moved in with her new beau, Tom. Bethenny took an opportunity to stir up shit when she mentioned that Ramona, Sonja, and Luann all swam in the same small dating pool.
“So three people at this table have been with Tom? I mean the Upper East Side is small, but Manhattan is huge. Something smells fishy. Why the rush? What is it with this guy swimming in one tiny fishbowl? I’m feeling my usual skeptical self.”
Sonja admitted that she and Tom, had been friends with bennies for a decade. Luann blew up like a firecracker. She thinks everyone is envious of her newfound love. Bethenny scoffs at the notion.
“I can say many things but one I am certain about is that no one is jealous of Luann‘s relationship with Tom. At this point, we are really hoping it is real and that Luann is happy, but no one is jealous. Fact.”
Well, Bethenny made it through the episode without eviscerating anyone, so…kudooze, as Ramona would say.
“I’m glad about one thing: I am not verbally assaulting anyone this week, so I’m feeling good. Next week I have not watched, but I’m not sure I can say the same thing!”
What did you think? Did this week feel like a buildup toward something bigger? Looks like Jules will take on Bethenny next week. We’ll see how that turns out!
I’m a fiction writer by day and a reality TV addict by night.