Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: Sonja Morgan’s Bedtime Stories

Sonja Morgan
(Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 4 is truly a gift for Real Housewives of New York fans. We stuck by our problematic stars through the good, the bad, and the Harry Dubin. Now, we’re being blessed with the girls’ trip of a lifetime. The latest episode of RHUGT was just another prime example of why this spinoff, especially with the RHONY crew, works so well. There was chaos, fun, and drama all fit into one fabulous day. Dorinda Medley said it best in the episode: “We are legacy. You know what they say? There’s the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and us.” Here are five of the main takeaways from RHUGT Season 4, Episode 5: “RHONY Relics.”

Kelly finally calms down

Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 4, Episode 5
(Photo by: Clifton Prescod/PEACOCK)

The fifth episode might have been the lightest on fights with a focus on fun, which was a nice reprieve from the Kelly Bensimon chaos we’ve dealt with so far. Dorinda, in particular, has decided to ride the Crazy Kelly train until the trip is over. “She has such mixed emotions about me,” Dorinda said in a confessional. “To be chosen by Kelly. How did I earn this job? Don’t pick me.”

Kelly woke up on the fifth day with a remarkably better attitude. She made Martin, the housekeeper, do a facial ice plunge with her to start the day. When the ladies went surfing, Kelly loved recalling a low-budget horror film she “starred” in as a hot surfer girl.

She took Dorinda aside to read the daily love letters that her “almost husband” Scott packed in her suitcase. Kelly still wasn’t making sense, but at least she wasn’t trying to bring the whole trip down with her. “I had no idea she was getting married. … I think she thinks we’re psychics,” Dorinda said. “And I guess, I’m going to be the maid of honor.” Dorinda might get the MVP of the episode for actually engaging with Kelly’s nonsense.

Kristen’s medical emergency 

Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 4, Episode 5 recap
(Photo by: Clifton Prescod/PEACOCK)

Kristen Taekman went into the surfing activity confident. She has experience surfing and was quick to let everyone, especially Dorinda, know it. In the end, Dorinda ended up being the better surfer, and Kristen ended up losing her entire big toenail on the beach. “It’s been a few years, give me a break,” Kristen said after her epic fail.

As Kristen cried, screamed, and gagged, the other women didn’t support her at all and, instead, were checking out the medic who was using a scalpel to remove Kristen’s entire toenail. “You got the hot medic. We’re just over here licking our wounds,” Sonja said during the procedure.

Ultimately, Kristen got a kick out of the lack of sympathy from her friend group. The most she got was Ramona screaming, “Give her a painkiller” from the sidelines.

Scavenger hunt gets a surprise guest

Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 4, Episode 5
(Photo by: Clifton Prescod/PEACOCK)

After surfing, Dorinda made Martin set up an elaborate RHONY-themed scavenger hunt for the women to play in groups of three. There were so many iconic symbols from seasons of RHONY past, from Aviva Drescher’s infamous leg to the plastic wine glass that Ramona threw in Kristen’s face years ago. Ramona, Luann de Lesseps, and Dorinda felt confident in their team.

“We are the product of Darwinism,” Dorinda said in a confessional of her crew. “I mean, we took down New York in the 80s and 90s. Believe me, this is nothing.”

The final clue was the most fitting — the ladies had to call none other than Harry Dubin to win the game. “Everywhere I go, my nemesis: Harry Dubin,” Sonja said. Ultimately, team Kristen, Kelly, and Sonja won the grand prize of a $100 gift card to the Regency, Harry Dubin’s stomping grounds. Dorinda admitted it was a “sh*t” prize, but it sure was a fun game to watch.

Whose on first — not Ramona Singer

Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 4, Episode 5 recap
(Photo by: Clifton Prescod/PEACOCK)

The main issue in the episode comes from Luann’s simmering resentment toward Ramona’s narcissism. Luann got fed up during the episode of Ramona always elbowing her way into the center of photos or plopping herself into the middle of every dinner table.

Lu and Dorinda hopped into a car to dinner and sped as quickly as they could to the table to secure the center seats. “I’m tired of fork lifting her out of the middle. It’s bulldozer time,” Luann said.

Of course, Ramona tried to act like she was going to “let” Luann sit in the middle of the table anyway, but even Sonja knew that was a cop-out. “That’s why you’re saying it, because she’s already in the middle,” Sonja said. Have I mentioned I love these women?

Sonja Morgan’s Bedtime Stories

Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 4, Episode 5
(Photo by: Clifton Prescod/PEACOCK)

For some reason, the table of mostly divorced and single women decided to go around the table and tell the stories of how they all fell in love with their husbands. Kelly and Dorinda kept it quick and interesting with their tales. When Sonja got the “mic,” she essentially never stopped talking. “I’m listening to Sonja’s fairytale. I don’t know if I should just stick the napkins in my ear,” Dorinda said. “I will say this, this is a new version.”

All of the women except for Kelly were so fed up with Sonja’s tall tales that they excused themselves to the restroom for a quick reprieve. While Dorinda got frustrated with Sonja’s lies, Ramona actually spoke some sense into her. She explained that there’s no point calling out Sonja for her embellishments because it only hurts her.

“It’s not about being right. It’s about being protective,” Dorinda and Ramona ended up saying in unison. I agree — I’ll protect Lady Morgan at all costs. I just would like to hear an objective third party tell the real story of Sonja Morgan’s life at some point in the future.

Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip continues streaming on Thursdays on Peacock.