Pretty much every RHOC season ends with a big party and Season 14 is no different. Next season concludes with Vicki and Steve’s engagement party. And that means the viewers will have to endure more Tres Amigas nonsense. Vicki’s allies costars Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador hosted the engagement party.
Oh Real Housewives Of New York don’t ever change. Do I open ever recap with this sentence? But seriously Real Housewives Of New York spirals through cycles of emotions faster than a Cathy cartoon about dating and PMS, and I don’t want it any other way.
Anytime you take these ladies anywhere – even to the doctor; even to the nail salon; even to Luann de Lesseps‘ yardsale in the Hamptons, they exist in their own self-contained orbit of revolving arguments, makeups, friendships, feuds, hurt feelings, men… Like a drunken comet hurtling towards church here they come, slathered in statement necklaces and macrame, and shedding skin from laser facials, and shedding tears from all the people who have wronged them first leading them hear to a sky-high tolerance for emotional instability and pain. And hell hath no fury like a group of middle-aged women scorned, with nothing else to lose. Amen, sistas. A-MEN, but you don’t need ’em cause you have each other. (And cheesecake on the lanai, of course).
The Real Housewives of New York has been all about Luann de Lesseps this season. Luann’s cabaret show. Luann’s post-rehab life. Square peg Luann buying a round house in upstate New York. Sometimes it seems that all the other cast members are living in a scary theme park called Luann-Land. And they are trapped upside down on a terrifying ride they can’t get off of. Even more frightening then the Ramona Singer Ramonacoaster!
Understandably, anyone just out of rehab might be internally focused, but Luann has taken it to the next level. It makes you wonder how she will fare at this season’s reunion. Did Luann enter the set and tell her co-stars, “No autographs, please?” Or wear a tiara to match her statement necklace? We will be getting our answer to how she survives the reunion soon enough, as it taped last Friday. And Luann has spilled some details on what went down at the wrap-up of Season 11.
Austen was able to talk his way out of that unfortunate circumstance, I guess it helps to have a television show. He certainly cannot fall back on his ambitious career choices. But what do Austen’s close pals think of his lady friend? In the trailer for the new season, we saw Madison tell Austen she thinks Shep Rose is a “bad influence” on him. But is Shep just an easy target, or does he really have some kind of leverage over how Austen behaves?
The drama continues regarding who is at fault for bringing #puppygate into the spotlight. Whomever it was, I would like to have a word because it has become excessive. We are still in the dark over the person who dropped the dog off at a kill shelter, which really should be the problem at hand. Anyohmygodcanwepleasemoveon, after most of Lisa V.’s friendships within the cast have been terminated, her credibility remains questioned by her former pals. Fans of RHOBH saw Lisa undergo a lie detector test in the last episode, in an effort to clear her name. Lisa addresses why she submitted to the test, and her relationships going forward.
The episode begins with Kathryn unable to summon Austen Kroll on any of her smart devices. Across town, Cameran Eubanks is getting some much needed relaxation at the nail salon before being interrupted by Recent College Grad who comes in like a bull in a china shop. She’s got a cooler of kombucha and she can’t stop talking about her last name and her royal status in Charleston society. However, her politician father’s affair caused a serious blacklist for her family. She wasn’t even able to be a debutante! Cameran’s husband has known this girl’s family for decades (he gave her swimming lessons when she was four), and Cam likens her to a little sister. She gives RCG some sisterly advice–she needs tone it down and mind her manners. Cameran reminds RCG that her behavior at Patricia Altschul’s dinner party was over-the-top and obnoxious.
Tonight the Real Housewives Of New York continue to spin in circles at Luann de Lesseps round house in a dry county. Dry, my ass because they’re all playing a cabaret drinking game and these ladies are three sheets to the wind under the wings of the endangered wildlife flowing past Luann’s rounded windows!
Luann and Bethenny Frankel are still arguing, with Luann doubling down on her reasons for expelling Bethenny to ignore Bryn and stay out all night watching her perform cabaret in a nurses costume from Target.