Wow, so much has happened in just one week in the Below Deck universe! Last week, Pete Hunziker was gearing up to be the lead deckhand we all love to hate because of his condescending, misogynistic attitude on board The Wellington. This week, Pete’s been terminated from Below Deck Mediterranean altogether because of a vilely racist social media post.
For the remainder of the season, Bravo and 51 Minds, the show’s production company, will be editing around Pete to remove him from as much footage as possible. Of course, there’s wasn’t enough turnaround time to re-edit this week’s episode, so it will be interesting to see when the lead deckhand starts disappearing from the charter season. However, for the time being, we’ll still include Pete in our recaps. That is, with the context that we’ll soon be seeing the last of him.
It was been so frustrating to watch Dorinda Medley mistreat Tinsley Mortimer on Real Housewives of New York. When it comes down to it, Dorinda actually had a valid point. Tinsley just didn’t share a lot about her life when she was literally paid to do so. However, Dorinda went way too far with her digs and we all forgot that Dorinda made a little bit of sense, at first.
Now, Tinsley is done with the show, living her best life in a Chicago highrise with Scott Kluth. It will be interesting to see how the ladies fare in the second half of the season when the show returns in July.
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.
The last time fans heard the Real Housewives of New York talk politics, it was during the fallout of the 2016 presidential election. Carole Radziwill took it especially hard. She threw a party on election night in order to celebrate the first female elected president but ended up experiencing the 5 stages of grief instead.
Fast forward to the next major political and current events and once again, the ladies of RHONY are sharing their thoughts. Specifically Leah McSweeney and the newly-relocated Tinsley Mortimer. Leah’s political leanings may be easy to predict. Her “Occupy the Hamptons,” as Sonja Morgan called it, meltdown was quite spectacle. Urban anarchism suites Leah. But what do we know about Tinsley and her thoughts on governance?
Dorinda Medley must have felt vindicated by Tinsley Mortimer’s sudden departure from the Real Housewives of New York to get serious with Scott Kluth. Of course Scott and Tinsley have history. But Tinsley denied having anything to do with Scott all season then left for Chicago so quickly that she missed Luann de Lesseps halloween party.
What does this have to do with Dorinda? Logically, nothing. But Dorinda has made Tinsley’s relationship with Scott a bargaining tool on authenticity. Her supposed lack of transparency triggered Dorinda to the point that she couldn’t even maintain a polite demeanor with Tinsley. But just because Tinsley is out of Dorinda’s physical reach, doesn’t mean that they can’t take jabs at each other thanks to Twitter.
How’s Dorinda Medley‘s relationship with Ramona Singer doing? Apparently not well, bitch! Things between the two have seemed mostly amicable this season on The Real Housewives of New York City, but that appears to have changed since filming wrapped.
During last week’s episode, Dorinda took to social media to relentlessly attack the RHONY OG for her narcissistic behavior.
By now, it’s old news that Tinsley Mortimer ditched the Real Housewives of New York for a shot at happily ever after with Scott Kluth. So the footage from the second part of the season is lacking in any high pitch frequencies. There is, however, no shortage of drama and multi-layered conflicts.
The issues within the group are not new. There is some subtle foreshadowing but also a clear indication as to where alliances were forming. The ladies are also due at Dorinda Medley’s Berkshires estate this season. Maybe Dorinda’s home was built on some sort of energy field because there is always massive drama there. Part two of the season also includes a fun, tropical getaway during which Ramona Singer hails the return of Turtle Time and Luann de Lesseps mounts a camel again.
Well this certainly came out of nowhere. Jill Zarin has never been one to keep her opinions to herself. However, she usually sticks to gossip related to her own Housewives franchise.
For some reason, the Real Housewives of New York City OG is now offering some unsolicited marital advice to one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In a new interview, Jill opened up about how reality TV affects relationships and for some reason brought Kyle Richards‘ marriage into the equation.