What happens in the Berkshires rarely ever stays in the Berkshires. In fact, it usually drives major storylines for the remainder of the season on the Real Housewives of New York. Is it something in the water? Is Dorinda Medley’s house built on a goddamn pet cemetery? Whatever the case may be, this year it’s Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill who decide to celebrate their very own Festivus early by airing their grievances on the Berkshires annual trip. And they decide to do it in full costume because…it’s a murder mystery party, ya’ll! So, yeah – it’s nuts. Therefore, it’s incredible.
We begin with Dorinda making it nice. While she shops for quiches and cakes, Bethenny’s assistants pack her bags with pajamas and pepper spray. Carole and Ramona Singer show up first – they’re staying an extra night to behold the Christmas wonderland that Dorinda has erected in literally every corner and crevice of Blue Stone Manor. While they sip cocktails next to a thousand stuffed Santas, Sonja Morgan is back in the city getting a facial and free gossip from her facialist. She’s also making claims about where her missing animals have recently gone. “I gave kitty away to a nice gay man,” sighs Sonja, who moves on to discussing how one must douche between same-day sexual partners. Tinsley Mortimer, take note: This is your future calling, and it’s bleak. Two roads diverged in the wood, and Sonja took the one to Bellevue. You in danger, girl!!
At this point, I look forward to the annual Real Housewives of New Yorkcast’s Christmas trip to the Berkshires more than any holiday traditions with my own family and friends.
Tonight the ladies are back at Dorinda Medley’sBlue Stone Manor. We will finally get to see Carole Radziwilland Bethenny Frankelgoing head to head. On top of that, the argument goes down while they’re all dressed up in ridiculous costumes for a murder mystery themed dinner party. That really does elevate the situation to a very entertaining level of dramatics.
MJ didn’t come right out and share that her father had passed away, that news broke a few days after this interview was taped. Instead, she just shared that he wasn’t “able” to walk her down the aisle when asked about her wedding to Tommy Feight.
Hell hath no fury like a sidekick scorned. Carole Radziwillis fed up with Bethenny Frankel. The Real Housewives of New York viewers are seeing the former besties slowly drift apart this season- but fast forward to the present day and the Radzi is very much done with Bethenny. She has some fighting words for the Skinnygirl founder.
Carole’s take on her feud with Bethenny is a million times more interesting than listening to her rant about running a marathon for multiple episodes. Carole does not play. It seems like Bethenny finally has a formidable opponent.
But back in the land of 4-6 months ago, cameras aren’t picking up Dorinda’s wrath. In fact, her trip to Puerto Rico with Bethenny looks more like a bonding experience, especially given the heart to heart they shared in the plane on the way over. Back in Manhattan, the group starts to fracture again when Ramona Singer just can’t help but stir the sh*t between Carole Radziwill and Bethenny. Although Carole isn’t biting yet, she sure seems mad as hell now (in her blogs) about Bethenny’s treatment of her this season. Could it have to do with Adam? Maybe.
Aviva is all too familiar when it comes to fighting with Carole. This is not one of those situations where “time heals all wounds.” Aviva still has a lot of animosity toward her former costar and she’s not afraid to let it all out.