Well, Real Housewives Of New York is back with a vengeance! Did you guys miss them? More importantly did you miss me? Cause I haven’t written a Housewives recap in about a month and I’m worried I’ve lost my touch. Be kind, be gentle — love me. Treat me like production treated Jill Zarin last night.
Anyway, I don’t know if I like the choppy editing and zoom confessionals with bad audio, although I did love how Leah McSweeney just went full quarantine vibes by wearing a sweatsuit.
Speaking of Leah she goes out to dinner in China Town with her baby daddy Rob and their daughter Kier. This is so Leah can emphatically prove over and over again that she’s a real legit New Yorker, not some uptight upper east side wannabe maven.
After a hiatus, Real Housewives of New York returns tonight with a new episode, the first since Tinsley Mortimer announced her departure from the show.
It will be interesting to see who Dorinda
picks on argues with from this point forward.
Alcohol is no friend to Leah McSweeney. The Real Housewives of New York newbie chose to be sober for many years before deciding to start drinking again during filming. Her descents into alcohol-induced madness gave viewers golden reality TV moments. There was the attack on Ramona Singer’s tiki torches, the attack on Sonja Morgan’s heritage, the shredding of some decorative curtains at a quaint dinner in Rhode Island, and the throwing of some classy ravioli at a classless Ramona.
The self-destructive behavior has entertained us viewers, but certainly caused strife for Leah as she is alienating the other ladies with her unpredictable outbursts. Leah is also at odds with her mother, who does not approve of her decision to resume drinking. Besides that, it just looks plain exhausting to be that charged up on emotions and histrionics.
The second half of Real Housewives of New York Season 12 has some major changes in store for fans. RHONY viewers have watched Dorinda Medley attack Tinsley Mortimer all season. Dorinda accused Tinsley of secretly dating Tinsley’s ex, Scott Kluth, and lying to the ladies about it. Dorinda also claimed that Tinsley didn’t share her real life with her co-stars.
Then Tinsley and Dorinda blocked each other on Instagram. Now Dorinda is left without a punching bag because Tinsley announced on the show that she was leaving RHONY to move in with Scott in Chicago. Maybe Dorinda should go take boxing lessons at the gym Leah McSweeney goes to? Just saying.
Leah McSweeney may be new to Real Housewives of New York, but she can certainly dish out the drama. Leah, who had been sober for a while, went to Ramona Singer’s Hamptons home, and decided to drink. The result? Leah, Sonja Morgan, and Tinsley Mortimer ended up topless, and very tipsy, in the pool. A naked Leah also hurled Ramona’s pool-side tiki torches like javelins. It was impressive!
When Ramona invited the RHONY gang to Newport, Rhode Island for a girls’ trip, Leah begged to invite her sister, Sarah McSweeney. When Ramona tried to withdraw the invitation, a drunken Leah went on a rampage until Ramona relented.
We all know how much Ramona Singer loves to share her life on Instagram and remind us all of how “ageless” she looks. She quarantined in Boca Raton, Florida with her daughter Avery Singer and ex-husband Mario Singer. She documented the meals they made, the exercises they did, the outfits they dressed up in, just having the most fun in quarantine.
Now, she’s back in New York City and the reported coronavirus cases are surging in Florida. Did she quarantine for 14 days just to be cautious? Not according to Instagram. And, now, her Real Housewives of New York co-star Leah McSweeney is calling her out for her behavior. Ramona has bragged a million times over about how she’s a mother figure to Leah, but who’s mothering who now, Ramona?
The Real Housewives OG’s are an endangered species at this point. We only have a few left. The OG cast members who are still on TV have been through so much right before our eyes. When we first met Ramona Singer on Real Housewives of New York, she was constantly bragging about how hot and heavy and she and Mario Singer were. Then, she found out he was cheating on her in the press. They divorced. And, now, she’s all about that dating scene and being hot at sixty. Oh, and she and Mario quarantined together in Florida.
We’ve seen her go through a lot of different phases in life, but recently, she’s just been a bit more reasonable than she used to be. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all the time. Who could forget Ramona and Sonja Morgan ditching the cast in Rhode Island to talk to “hot” guys at the bar instead of going to dinner? Before that she ditched her own Hampton house to look for more “hot” guys. Wait. What was I saying again? Oh, yeah, Ramona is a tiny bit more reasonable than she used to be. Here and there she really is the voice of reason with some solid anecdotes and advice. Her fellow OG Luann de Lesseps has certainly noticed.
It’s tough to join the Real Housewives of New York cast. The ladies hazed Tinsley Mortimer right up until she quit the show. They never gave Barbara Kavovit a chance. Surprisingly, they’ve embraced Leah McSweeney, torch/ravioli throwing, and all. But, then there’s Elyse Slaine. We never got a proper introduction. She didn’t get to share any of her backstory. All we know is that she’s Ramona Singer’s friend who’s hanging around a lot.
When Luann de Lesseps took her “first sip of alcohol” this season, Elyse was the only one who questioned her for doing so, given her past legal issues. Everyone ignored her, but Luann didn’t forget about Elyse chiming in.