After the blow up between Dorinda, Bethenny Frankel, and Ramona at the brassiere (or “brawr” – depending on who you ask) party, everyone has a drink and Dorinda puffs a Newport Light 100 (or maybe it was one of Jules Wainstein‘s Virginia Slims left over from 1977 kept in a fireproof dry box under the bed, the blessed creatures pulled out for emergencies only. She better buy some on eBay to get through Real Housewives Of New York).
To quote Bethenny, Dorinda quips, “I have to say that the gild is not only off this lily, but it has been scraped off, melted off, trampled on, etc,” and “proves that this wasn’t ‘the summer & fall of zero f—s,’ because I’m clearly in [Bethenny’s] radar.”
“Not only is there a lot to talk about Dorinda, Dorinda, Dorinda, but there’s a FASCINATION with my life and relationship with John,” she points out.
Ramona seems to be having difficulty keeping confidences close with her old friendships – she’s reportedly having issues with Sonja, and her unhappiness with Dorinda’s choice of boyfriend is really bringing out the worst in old Pinot!
The episode awakens amid the chaotic domestic scene of Jules Wainstein‘s morning. I presume the live-in nanny doesn’t do childcare before 9am? Jules struggles to make coffee for husband Michael, then announces she’s eating half his breakfast, and then puts both kids in the bathtub, even though they’re perilously perched on being late to school – as always. Not that Jules cares. Paying tuition entitles her to reinvent the clock, so she can be an hour late everyday if she wants to. It’s Jules‘ world and we’re all living on Jules time – it’s hair flip o’clock somewhere!
It may be too soon to tell what sort of fit Jules Wainstein will be for The Real Housewives of New York. After all, she’s only been partially broken in by Bethenny Frankel and Dorinda Medley at their couples’ brunch. But what a brunch it was! Admitting she was “excited to meet the infamous Bethenny,” Jules’ first encounter with the Skinnygirl mogul left her a bit bruised – but not beaten.
Jules reveals, “As you can imagine, I’m filled with excitement, worry, bewilderment and a real sense of curiosity to how this is all going to work out. Filming this has been a real experience. It’s been a time for me to explore new things, friends, embrace challenges and reflect on life. Let the journey begin…”
Not shockingly, the Bravo franchise that at one time seemed beneath Skinnygirl maven Bethenny is now regaling in her return. She makes the show great. And you don’t have to trust me on that one…she’s the one who thinks it! I kid, I kid. Bethenny may be the expert on everything, but it’s the ladies’ special blend of drama that makes the show fun to watch.