After Bethenny Frankel’s valiant attempt at a Sonja-vention on this week’s Real Housewives of New York, she at least deserves a slow clap for effort. While most of the other ladies of RHONY have written Sonja Morgan off as certifiably cuckoo, Bethenny has entered the ring of batsh*t crazy in singlehanded combat, wielding only an empty Skinnygirl margarita bottle and a heartfelt plea for Sonja to stop the madness. (Or at least the booze and pills.)
In her Bravo blog this week, Bethenny rehashes her confrontation with Lady Morgan. But first, she touches on Heather Thomson’s justified anger in not being allowed into Sonja’s house pre-limo ride. “Tonight is crazy and hilarious on so many levels,” Bethenny begins, “When put in context, I suppose I understand how Heather was so pissed to have to stand outside. Evidently, she has carried Sonja into her bed after a crazy night on many occasions.” She adds, “In fairness to Sonja, she probably doesn’t remember those nights, so she might not see the connection. I could go on about this for days, but then you’d fall asleep. You decide if you think it’s a big deal. Maybe she was banging an intern and needed privacy. Who cares really?” Well, the people standing in the rain care, for one.
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Of course, Bethenny’s pain became all too real when she entered the limo of angst herself, already late and barking “I’m sorry!” on a loop until everyone zoned out. She says, “I was overwhelmed when I got in that limo. It hadn’t cracked noon, and we were mainlining Skinnygirl Cocktails like it was our job. Oh wait; it is my job.” As for the bathroom stop that didn’t include an, er, bathroom, Bethenny explains, “That limo ride made me pee–literally. When you gotta go, you gotta go. Is that really a big deal? For the record, Ramona [Singer] did pee. I saw it, and I heard it, but she got self-conscious and realized that one day other people would see this. Big deal, R. I’ve seen you do way worse. Your pee is as yellow as the rest of ours.”
As for the AC trip itself, Bethenny plainly states, “I had a stressful time on this trip.” She expresses empathy for Sonja’s situation, though. What is Sonja’s situation, specifically? Other than a downward spiral of her own making!? “Poor Sonja,” says Bethenny, “She had a rough one, and I genuinely didn’t want to upset her. I definitely have a perspective, and I definitely shared it. Maybe the truth hurts, and maybe it isn’t my job to tell her the truth.” She adds, “For me, repetition can be maddening. Sonja likes to drive a point home but somehow gets lost on the ride home and takes a lot of circuitous turns. Not much to say.”
Alas, trying to help Sonja Morgan is like trying to teach a giraffe to golf. “Now to the serious conversation…I was observing something; I wanted to try to reach Sonja. You will have to be the judge of whether that works,” says Bethenny of their “frank” conversation the morning after Sonja got hammered and McSloppy. Interesting that Bethenny explains her rationale as observing a mysterious “something” that is left up to viewer interpretation. Depression? Anxiety? Drinking to excess? Pill popping? Financial ruin? Delusions of grandeur? Repetitive thinking patterns? Yes, yes, yes, and, maybe a lot more.
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