Last night’s Real Housewives Of New York had it all: turtle time, flying trapezes, sexually harassing birds, meltdowns at premiere galas, breakups, brawls in the spa, makeups at the spa, ghosts of Sonja Morgan‘s past, and wrap dresses. You know, just an ordinary episode! (Seriously how is this one of the lower rated Housewives franchises?!)
Sonja is just strolling down the street with her coffee and her trendy patterned tights when a limousine window rolls down and a voice calls out from the dark, “Hey hooker…” Sonja doesn’t even flinch, she just keeps doing her Mary Tyler Moore strut with a distracted smile until the voice gets more persistent. But it’s just Bethenny Frankel! Sonja laughs because she assumed it was one if the regular people who call her a hooker during her morning coffee run! Where is Sonja getting her coffee from?
Tinsley Mortimeris one of those Housewives who tends to fly under the radar. The Real Housewives of New York star generally doesn’t stir up a lot of drama and for the most part she is not really the target of the other ladies. Sometimes, you get the sense that she is holding back the real Tinsley. Who is this elegant socialite that appears to have it all, but also seems to have more depth than would appear on the surface?
We know that Tinsley lives in a hotel, loves lacey dresses and was once the star socialite of the New York City society world. She has also shared her sometimes difficult past, including an arrest and a divorce, as well as her longing for a baby. This week we learned more about Tinsley’s father, his drinking and his sad accidental death. Tinsley admits to having unresolved feelings about her father and none other than the CountessLuann de Lessepsplayed counselor to her.
Bethenny has a lifetime of experience, after all, so she ushers Sonja out of the room, grabs her face, and performs an exorcism. I also think Bethenny must have hypnotized Sonja with one the 32 diamond rings she’s wearing, because from that moment forward Sonja became obsessed with The B. Back at the table, Sonja is ready to resume partying. Everything’s fine!
The room assignment passed around like a hot potato. Ultimately, newcomer Barbara Kavovitwas left holding it. The second scariest part was Sonja Morgan’s drunken meltdown at dinner, which was provoked by Dorinda manhandling some Morgan artifacts during their visit to Ventfort Hall.
And then, Dorinda brought Sonja Morgan to see a historic Morgan house in the area, which elicited a strong reaction from Sonja. Sonja did not approve of how the historic Morgan papers there were treated. Peasants people are able to touch the actual letters. Once again, poor Dorinda tried to do something nice in the Berkshires, and everything went up in flames. Later that night, a drunken Sonja hit on bestie Bethenny, and had a sobbing meltdown about the Morgan papers. In fact, Sonja screamed, “You don’t touch the f***ing Morgan letters!”
Gretchen Rossi has always been one of my favorite Housewives. The former Real Housewives of Orange County star had all the elements to make a good Housewife-beauty, side hustles, relationship drama and she was always able to place herself in the middle cast dust-ups. Most importantly-Gretchen’s very existence had the ability to make Tamra Judge’s head spin around in anger like she was a cast member in TheExorcist!
Orange County fans know that Gretchen and forever fiancé Slade Smileystruggled for years with infertility. Last year, they happily announced that they were expecting their first child. Gretchen has shared her pregnancy journey on social media, including lots of baby bump shots and pics from her gender reveal party in which she announced she was expecting a baby girl. Despite this, some social media followers are accusing Gretchen of trying to cover up her pregnancy.
No one wanted to sleep in the fish room at Dorinda’s Berkshires house- literally because of the decor. It isn’t in an undesirable location of the house. It has central air conditioning and heating. Oh, and it’s a room in a mansion. Who really cares about what’s on the wall? Apparently everyone. Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Tinsley Mortimer, and Barbara Kavovitdidn’t want to sleep there. During last week’s episode, Luann stormed out of dinner just because she didn’t want to sleep in that room.
Bethenny Frankeleven called ahead to make sure that she got to sleep in the “second best room” in the Berkshires mansion. During the next episode, Bethenny insisted that she would have no problem switching rooms with Luann if she texted her to ask about it. That’s easy to say about a hypothetical scenario. Does anyone believe that Queen B would really give up the (supposedly) superior room?
Sonja still regrets the end of her dynastic marriage. So after they return to the lesser manor, she starts drinking like she’s making up for Luann de Lesseps. Drunk Sonja greets newcomer and latecomer Barbara Kavovit outside where in addition to insulting Dorinda’s apartment, Barbara hates on the fish room before setting foot inside. It’s not a great look on a houseguest. Or a new cast member.