It is so tough to follow the changing dynamics on reality TV shows. Cast members go from best friends to enemies in the matter of an episode. Not only that, but these shows are usually filmed months before the episodes actually air. Thankfully we have social media to help keep us up to date on who is getting along these days.
That last episode of Real Housewives of New York was just awkward to watch. It was clear that Dorinda Medleyhad a genuine interest in Bethenny Frankel’sdisaster relief work. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t a good look when she drank to the point of slurring at dinner with Bethenny’s team. She was the only cast member that Bethenny included and the trip wasn’t off to a great start.
During other scenes in the episode, post-divorce Luann de Lessepscontinued to move forward from her short-lived marriage with Tom D’Agostino. This show has been “about Tom” for years, so it might have been a relief for the spotlight to be on Dorinda during the episode.
She tried to ask questions about the work at dinner with Bethenny’s team, but the editing team had to put subtitles over the jumbled, drunken words. That had to be so awkward for Bethenny to live and for both of them to watch. On top of that, Bethenny called Dorinda a “drunk” which is a big deal in general, let alone on a very popular reality TV show.
Carole started off with a bang. “Well, maybe I’m not into Bethenny this week, but I’m obviously into hard boiled eggs! Just make sure they don’t touch my two-egg scramble. I seem crazy, no? Clearly I’m not having a good week. Adam, of three years, announces he went on a date, and that takes me by surprise. But it’s not as surprising as the passive-aggressive digs my friend continues to make about me. I see you…”
Andy Cohen even showed an “In Memoriam” segment for their friendship during last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live. After Andy played that clip, he told Ramona, “You got very emotional watching that.” Ramona confessed, “I could cry almost because I was so close to Sonja and I don’t know if it will happen again or not.” So sad.
There’s messy, then there’s Sonja Morgan’s townhouse messy. There’s also Luann de Lesseps’ quickie-marriage-and-divorce messy. And even worse, there’s Dorinda Medley after 3 hundred and four martinis messy. As luck would have it, this week on The Real Housewives Of New York, we get to visit all three crumbling kingdoms in one 53-minute episode! And it’s pretty much as cuckoo as one would expect. But here’s the clincher: We come full circle to a tender moment at the end, which peels back another layer of this group’s continually evolving dynamic.
Tinsley Mortimer is back from being stalked/surprised by Scott whisking her off to Chicago, so she wants to spill all of the giddy details to Carole Radziwill over breakfast. Carole isn’t in a good place with Adam, though. He’s apparently met someone else – someone who will actually admit dating him? Because Carole sure as hell wasn’t up for that sh*t. But she’s not up for him dating anyone else either. Essentially, Carole claims Adam didn’t want to break up, so she just accidentally “slipped back into a relationship” with him. But now? It’s OVAH! So it sounds like there will be no more slipping back into anything, anywhere, anytime from now on.
Who would have thought that Sonja Morganand Tinsley Mortimer would be debating Tinsley’s attributes as a house guest for two seasons of Real Housewives of New York? Yet here we are. Sonja is still shading Tinsley as a house guest, Tinsley is denying everything Sonja “an anonymous source” planted in the press, and there will never be any resolution.
Clearly, this is something that Tinsley and Sonja will never agree on. Can we just move on? Apparently not.