Real Housewives Of Orange County
S9E18 “All Apologies”
Shannon Beador, Heather Dubrow , Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge & Lizzie Rovsek
It’s finally the finale! Woo hooo! Can you believe it? Don’t worry, though… there’s still 3 reunion shows and probably a lost footage epside – so you haven’t gotten rid of the RHOC too quickly…
This season we’ve seen and learned… Briana’s pregnant again and is moving to Oklahoma City… Tamra’s son Ryan had a health scare, is moving, and is getting married to the Mother of his unborn child… We watched newcomer Shannon’s marriage and other relationships fall apart… We witnessed Tamra be low down and dirty – So, nothing new there… We gasped when Her Royal Heatherness threw Shannon out of her house… We grimaced when no one showed up to Lizzie’s birthday (boo hoo)… We heard accusations that Terry allegedly wanted to “Take the Beadors down”… We learned that Pageant Lizzie doesn’t take crap from anyone and she gleefully spilled the beans on what Tamra had been saying about everyone all season long behind their backs… We experienced a trip to Bali… Tamra ran away and she promised we would never see her again, but like every other promise Tamra makes, she broke it 2 seconds flat. Daganbit… And once again, Vicki got really hurt by Tamra.
Tonight’s finale begins with everyone anticipating the dinner at Vicki’s house. Tamra is cooking spaghetti but tells Eddie she isn’t going to eat any of it. She felt so attacked and accused of so many lies in Bali. Poor widdle Tamra. Because of course, Tamra has NEVER wrongly attacked anyone (pick the season)… It’s tough when the accusing finger is now being pointed is at you, isn’t it TamTam? Tamra felt oh so hopeless that she had to take early flight home from Bali all alone. This is such a pattern with so many trips these days… C’mon Bravo – Can’t someone buy a new storyline? Sorry, Tamra – it’s really tough to feel any empathy for you. Well, except for the custody issues you’re having with Simon – Because there’s a lot of crap that I believe and can say about you – But all that aside, I do really believe that you’re a Mom who actively loves her children and who would never knowingly put them in harm’s way. Custody issues have got to suck. Tamra doesn’t really want to go to Vicki’s party but wants to go to prove them all wrong…
David and Shannon are home talking together about Vicki’s party that starts at 8:00 PM. This is way past their bedtime now that Shannon is going to bed with David and getting up with him every single day. Shannon says that she went on the Bali trip with a lot of perceptions about the others, especially Heather. It was surprising to her at how much she and Heather have in common. She honestly feels there is a possibility that they can develop a friendship. Really, she’s relieved she’s no longer at war with Heather. David said that he will be sure to apologize for the crass comments he made about Heather at their groundbreaking. Shannon reinforces that Heather said Terry was incensed about his comments.
Heather calls Tamra about Vicki’s party. Tamra tells her that she doesn’t know if she wants to go. With all of the gossip flying around, Heather decided to confront the source of the conflict, in this case, Tamra and ask her about what happened. Heather says she is going to believe Tamra because she’s her friend. Okay, I snorted Diet Dr. Pepper thru my nose when I heard that… Tamra is Heather’s friend? Isn’t this the Tamra you weren’t speaking to for the whole first part of the season? Does Good Day LA mean anything to you? Lololol… Tamra decides to go to the party because she isn’t going to just run away from it all. Dangabit – I just KNEW it was too good to be true that we wouldn’t see Tamra again.
Vicki has hired a caterer and a party planner to do everything for the party. They’ve got plenty of booze and Vicki is tempted to tell the caterer, “No sharp knives.” I hope Vicki put plastic slip covers on all her furniture.
As Lizzie is getting ready, she tells Christian that she wants to stay away from all drama tonight. She is going to steer clear of Tamra. She thinks it’s sweet of Vicki to host an after Bali party. Christian recognizes that it seems like Tamra is at the center of most of the drama. Lizzie uses her talking head interview to delineate the red flags of a sociopath: They exaggerate and make up lies; They feel no remorse for anything they say or do; When accused they say mean and hurtful things. She says Tamra exhibits some of these red flags. Whoa…I’m certainly no fan of Tamra but I’ve never called her a sociopath. Yikes!
In the limo on the way to the party, Heather and Terry are talking about how Terry is going to handle David… Terry says he’s not because he absolutely has no interest in David. One of the biggest slams you can make against someone else is implying that they are not worth your time or energy. Heather thinks Shannon purposefully comes into between people.
Brooks arrives and Vicki isn’t dressed and ready for dinner yet. Vicki says this is the first time she’s had Brooks over to her place for a party. Vicki thinks she probably should have written off Tamra years ago… but that they have some sort of a magnetic force that draws them together. Yes, that force is named, “Bravo” and without it you wouldn’t give each other the time of day.
Heather and Terry are the first ones to arrive and they knock but no one answers. Of course, this is because Vicki is getting ready – but you’d think they’d have someone at the front door or something. It’s not like there isn’t an army of people serving at this party. Heather made one crazily funny statement to Terry as they walk through Vicki’s house. Heather said, “No matter what happens, don’t put your feet on the couch.” I died laughing – until I saw the rest of the episode.
The minute that Shannon and David see Terry and Heather at the party, David starts to apologize. I mean the second after they say their “hellos” – He apologizes. David said, “I have to apologize to you guys – I guess I said something really bad at your party – I guess I offended you and I sincerely apologize for it.” Terry said, “That thing about spreading your legs?” As a point of explanation, David said that everyone was kind of yelling at Heather as she got onto the bull. They show the footage of exact scene. It was very clear that David yelled at Heather, “Spread your legs – Get on there, baby!”
However, as the footage continues, we see for the first time that Eddie was front and center ALSO yelling at Heather, “Show us how you ride Terry” – but did he get in trouble? Nope… nope…nope.
David continues in his efforts to apologize by saying, “Honestly, I meant no offence by it and I sincerely apologize for it.” Terry says the issue was that his kids and his 80 year old Mom were there. David continues to apologize profusely. David is still saying things like, “I’m so sorry… I hope you can forgive me, I really do – Because I sincerely apologize. I meant no offence by it whatsoever… I hope I didn’t offend you too badly.” Her Royal Heatherness and Two-Year Old Terry don’t seem to be very accepting of his seemingly genuine apology. Vicki doesn’t understand why they don’t accept his apology… David confides to Shannon that he all he got were nasty looks from Terry and Heather.
Heather and Vicki go off separately to talk about Shannon behind her back. Heather just doesn’t understand or trust Shannon. She said Shannon stopped liking Heather very abruptly and now Shannon likes Heather very abruptly. Heather wonders if this whole thing isn’t more calculated. Vicki says that she thinks Shannon really does like Heather but is afraid that Heather doesn’t like her. Gosh, are we in 2nd grade again, people? Maybe you could pass a note to Shannon during math class so she can check the appropriate box and return it back to you. Keep in mind that Shannon mistakenly thinks she and Heather are in a good place at the moment. But then again, this IS Shannon’s first finale and this is NOT Heather’s first rodeo. Giddyup!
After everyone sat down for dinner (No Chairgate 2014©™® Revisited, unfortunately) Vicki made a speech thanking the guys for letting the girls go to Bali (Wait, I don’t like the whole “allow” concept. The reality is that Bali was a work trip for all of the women. I do know that arrangements for watching their kids had to take place, and I’m sure the husbands pitched in more than usual to cover all the bases. It just didn’t sit well to me for some reason…) Vicki went on to say how all the women had a really great time… but of course Tamra interrupted Vicki with a very sarcastic, “Oh, it was lovely” and then Tamra physically rolled her entire head. Lol… Awkward moment at the dinner table… Vicki quickly tells everyone to loosen up and have some fun!
Tamra excuses herself to go to the bathroom but then a couple of moments later she magically is sitting down with Brooks (Ugh!) away from everyone else and they’re having a heart-to-heart talk. She tells him that a lot of stuff happened in Bali even though no one is talking about it. She said that the girls said she said some stuff about Brooks (Ugh!) and that she’s not innocent in all of this. Brooks (Ugh!), in his greasy used car salesman kind of way (no offense intended towards used car salesmen), tells, Tamra, “Listen to me, I don’t care what really happened…”
Tamra interjects that she and Vicki never used to fight. The first fight they ever had was about Brooks (Ugh!). He says they’ve all made mistakes but that both he and Tamra want the same thing. They both want what’s best for Vicki. I’m guessing they both disagree on what “the best for Vicki” is… but I digress. Tamra tells him that he needs to just keep Vicki happy and he assures her it’s all that he wants to do. They hug it out and say they’re moving forward. I’d like to say that somewhere a bell rang and an angel got their wings – but I suspect instead that hell froze over. Tamra has told Vicki that she would be happy for her as long as Vicki’s happy. That doesn’t mean she has to like Brooks (Ugh!) but as long as Vicki’s with him, she will support her.
Heather refuses to take home the phallic bottle opener that Tamra brought for everyone as party favors from Bali. Christian says his 3-year-old kid would probably want to take it to school. They talk about games and it quickly turns to games they DON’T want to play, including Vicki’s Alphabet Game and Heather’s Marry/Shag/Kill game.
Brooks (Ugh!) glanced over at Heather and asked why she thought it would be a good idea to ever play that game… KMN – because I completely agree with Brooks (Ugh!) Dagnabit… Heather said it was because she had been told to ‘lighten up’ and the game was supposed to be silly. We have yet to see footage showing any part of this game – at least I don’t remember it, if we have.
Tamra asks Lizzie outright if she’s ever going to admit that what Lizzie said to Tamra about Eddie was wrong. Lizzie starts out with a wonky apology, “Whatever you think I said, I apologize…” But Tamra is so not going to let her get away with this. Lizzie then corrects herself, “Whatever it was that I said…” but Tamra again interrupts and asks, “What DID you say, Lizzie?” Lizzie insists she said, “marry” – But that it wasn’t literal, she was just referencing the game. Then Lizzie tries to use the lame explanation that she was upset about no one coming to her birthday party as the reason why she said it.
Tamra tells us that Lizzie gets mad whenever she doesn’t get her way and that she’s like a spoiled, rotten child. Takes one to know one, doesn’t it Tamra. Neener, neener, neeeeeeeeeeeeener. Terry confirms that he also heard Lizzie use the “F” word for shag… Christian thinks that people took the game to heart and got hurt feelings over it. (For those who are confused, allegedly, Lizzie told Tamra that Tamra’s jealous of Lizzie because Eddie wants to F*** her… but Lizzie says she used the word “marry.”)
They go back and forth and back and forth. In an unexpected twist, Tamra says that she’s really mad at Lizzie because during the game she had said that she wanted to shag Eddie since she wanted Mexican/Italian babies. Tamra tells us that in light of their recent “shall we have another baby” [stupidly false] storyline that she was sensitive about the subject. In her talking head, Lizzie says she doesn’t feel sorry for Tamra because she has 4 kids, has been married 3 times, and is almost 50 years old. Lol… Lizzie insists they were all just having fun and playing the game. Lizzie makes the mistake of calling Tamra “honey” And to be honest – it really did sound condescending to me…lol… but it was funny because you know – it was towards Tamra. During Tamra’s talking head interview, she addressed Lizzie by saying, “Listen, Kentucky-Fried Titties…” Whoa, Captain Hypocrite… She who is without breast implants, should cast the first silicone. Tamra says that Eddie wouldn’t touch Lizzie with a 10 foot pole. That’s okay, because I’m guessing Eddie’s not touching Tamra with a 20 foot pole – I mean, who would? lol…
Then Heather, because there wasn’t an icing bow in sight that she could throw a fit over – Decides to go after Shannon yet again for screaming and yelling at her over and over again throughout the season. Deep sigh. Heather’s mad because she’s heard that Shannon has said that Heather has black in her eyes and that she’s evil. Heather’s also heard that Shannon has been telling others not to bother to make-up with Heather. Shannon clarified that she said that Heather’s eyes were dark one time and that was when she was thrown out of Heather’s house.
Heather then starts excitedly reciting from her previously written, overly rehearsed script. The carefully crafted words just poured effortlessly out of Heather’s mouth. Heather tells Shannon the last time she had seen her was when Shannon was screaming at her in her living room. (Déjà vu or what? Oh, I so do NOT want to rehash this again…) Heather thought it was nice of her to even welcome Shannon into her home and offer her a drink. Wow… She made Shannon sound like a homeless person to whom she was giving a nice beverage. By the way Heather, the camera crews were all there – There was nothing “nice” about it – It was a filming opportunity. Give me a break.
Shannon tells Heather that she’s apologized to her and asked her to forgive her. If Heather doesn’t want to forgive Shannon – She doesn’t know what else to do. Shannon turns to Vicki and asks Vicki if she thought she had been screaming at Heather the night in question. Vicki told Shannon that she had an elevated voice. Shannon uses that as confirmation to assert once again to Heather that she wasn’t actually screaming.
Her Royal Heatherness, in this week’s edition of, “I Kid You Not” says, “Your behavior is incredibly pugilistic – That’s just you – You like to argue.” I had to look up the word because I wasn’t sure of its full and exact meaning. I found that most dictionaries define the word “pugilistic” (or its various forms) as fighting with the fists especially in professional boxing. I’ve not seen Shannon physically throw a punch at anyone, so it kind of cracks me up that Heather misused one of the million dollar words she loves to toss around in our faces so much. I have no problem with people using their large vocabulary because it helps us all learn, but if you’re going to peer condescendingly down your royal nose at someone else’s implied lack of intelligence, it may behoove you to look up a word before you use it in an attempt to disparage them. Shannon is blown away by how Heather is treating her. Shannon honestly came to the party thinking that she and Heather were on a path for getting together as friends… Silly Shannon…lol… This was another of Shannon’s rookie mistakes.
Shannon turns to Tamra, who has now gotten in on the action. Shannon says, “You questioned my marriage. You questioned my sanity.” Tamra responded, “You were crazy at that party – You were acting f*ng crazy.” Shannon acknowledges, “I snapped – Because you told me that day that I was lying again – That I was concocting the lie about ‘taking the Beadors down.’ I didn’t make that up.” Then David said, “Tamra, you put the same thing in Terry’s mind who then confronted me.”
Terry said that he was actually “pissed” because David had said, “Spread your legs” to Heather in front of his 80-year-old Mother and his four kids at the groundbreaking party. Terry says that’s the statement for which he’s holding David accountable.
Terry inexplicably continues, “You were either drunk or stupid or both for doing that…” David admits, “Probably both.” Terry agrees and repeats David’s own words, “Probably both – Cuz you’re a construction guy used to holler at that girl crap – calling girls names – (Shannon is saying, “wow” in disbelief… While Christian holds up his hand acknowledging in solidarity that he is also a fellow construction person).
David somehow keeps his cool and says, “We cannot all be as educated as you, my friend.” Terry, who is seemingly auditioning for his own spin-off show, continues to go off on David, “And then 3 months later, coming off with a BS apology… That’s right, smile David – We have a term for you in medicine, it’s called ‘penis!’”
Okay, first of all, are we in the 2nd grade again and resorting to name calling? And “penis” was the best you could come up with? Wow. David said nothing disparaging to Heather – Just that she should spread her legs to get on the bull. Crass, yes – Disparaging or negative about Heather, no. In addition, I think it was silly for Heather to ride the bull while wearing the dress she had on. She really had no excuse because she orchestrated the whole event – She knew they ordered the bull in the first place. She simply could have worn something else. I think everyone would have still hollered and screamed at her as she got onto the bull – but I think what she was wearing made what was being said sound even worse, if that makes sense…lol.
Second of all, in my opinion, what David said wasn’t HALF as bad as what Eddie yelled which was for Heather to ride the bull like she rides Terry. That was much more embarrassing to me. It makes me crazy how they focus on one person’s words while another person is saying worse things.
And lastly, it took Terry 3 months to get this worked up about what David said – Even though there have been countless times when he could have talked to David in the meantime? Sit down, Terry. Zip it. In her talking head interview, Heather tells us that in their 17 years of being together, that she has never ever heard Terry talk to another human being this way.
David and Shannon insisted that he apologized but they were quickly corrected by Terry and Heather that it was NOT an apology. Terry patronizingly refers to the apology as, “That sarcastic, sardonic – You might have to look that one up…” David somehow hilariously said that he’d have to look up the word “pugilistic” too. I completely fell on the floor and died from laughing so hard that I barely heard Terry arrogantly retort, “Obviously.”
Heather, whose indisputable disdain for the Beadors is dripping from her Royal Tupperware enhanced face, equally snobbishly and grotesquely offers to buy David a thesaurus. Really, Heather… A thesaurus? Don’t you mean that you will buy him a dictionary – I mean that IS the book of definitions, is it not? He doesn’t need a book of synonyms… You are both strongly insinuating that David is a stupid construction worker and doesn’t know all of the meanings of the words you’re using to communicate with him. So who is the ignorant one here in this situation? Is it the one that may or may not know the meaning of the million dollar words you’re purposefully tossing around? Or is it the one who foolishly communicates to another person by using words whose meaning may not be known? Heather and Terry are acting like snobby, petty, idiots. It is appalling, really.
Oh and the best part to me… What kind of jerk makes broad sweeping generalizations about the stupidity of construction workers like this in the first place? It’s ludicrous. It’s wrong on so many levels and completely untrue – I mean you can even use David as a perfect case-in-point of it being entirely erroneous. David has obviously done very well for himself and his family. It takes a complete moron to disparage constructions workers by implying they’re all stupid. But, I must say that it takes a special kind of moron to disparage construction workers WHILE CONSTRUCTION IS STILL BEING DONE ON THEIR OWN HOUSE that’s not due to be completed for yet another year!
In the understatement of the year, Vicki says that Heather and Terry are “cutting David down.” Vicki says that’s exactly why everyone thinks Heather is so condescending. Heck, most of the first part of the season was about that very subject. Somewhere off in the night, Stars inexplicably starts to sing, “Which brings us back to doe, a deer, a female deer…” David succinctly summarizes the entire conversation, “So I’m this dumb construction guy…” Heather snottily corrected, “That’s NOT what he said.” David tries to get Christian to confirm what he thinks he heard, but Christian said he zoned out of the whole conversation 5 minutes ago…
Shannon says just wants to be happy. Wow, wasn’t that what her husband was saying just a couple of months ago? Shannon is thankful for the Bali trip. She thinks they all need time to heal. Lizzie thinks everyone is blowing everything way out of proportion.
They all watch a slide show about the Bali trip. I’m glad Vicki’s caterer hid the knives because I’d hate to see the amount of blood on the floor if he hadn’t.
I’ve got to hand it to Bravo – because they included a fun, short scene with all the housewives humorously apologizing for some of the things they’ve done throughout this season that was actually worth watching the entire rest of the episode to see:
Heather wants to apologize for stemless glasses. She also apologizes to anyone who got a rescue dog and hates her because she did not. And because she can’t help herself from being a condescending gooberhead, Heather says that she wants to apologize that SHE got a chef and YOU have to cook – Wait… nope… she’s not sorry for that after all. Scratch that. Oh, I get it – she THINKS she’s being funny. I find nothing humorous about you, Heather – Especially after tonight’s episode. Off with her head!
Vicki wants to apologize to the state of Oklahoma and all Oklahomans. She also apologizes to Dr. Moon’s finger. She apologizes to Italians and Mexicans for confusing them. However, she will never ever apologize for snoring because she considers that to be her God-given right.
Tamra apologizes to people who drink wine at the wrong temperature. She also apologizes to “pricks that drive Porsches.” Yeah, I didn’t understand either of those things, either. Except the latter may refer to Simon?
Lizzie seems to be just so sorry, so sorry… She says that she’s apologized for things that she’s not even sorry for… Oh yeah? So is that considered a real apology, then?
Shannon is sorry that she’s such an over-protective Mother and she knows it drives everyone crazy.
Shannon: She has learned that friendships can turn on a dime and that family is the most important thing in life. She wants and needs to be a present wife and mother. Bravo says, “Shannon and David want to simplify their life, and plan to downsize. Their perfectly feng-shuied house is currently on the market for 13.5 million. Hospital grade air and crystal-embedded foundation included.”
Lizzie: She knows that no matter what happens – life goes on. Lizzie has learned that she needs to stay true to herself and not change no matter how her friends may act. She wants to ensure there’s a lot of love surrounding her and her family. Bravo says, “Lizzie and Christian have designs on adding another baby to their family next year. They plan on starting after Lizzie’s next birthday. Christian has promised to throw her the ‘best birthday party ever.’”
Heather: She would really love it if everyone could accept each other exactly how they are. Bravo says, “Heather is now appearing in the new drama series, ‘Sequestered.’ Her new house is about a year away from completion. She’s already planning a ‘Ribbon Cutting’ ceremony. The party will start promptly at 12 pm.”
Tamra: Sarah and Ryan come over to say their final goodbyes as Ryan moves up to Northern California. Tamra tells us that she is having some really bad family issues with Simon. Bravo says, “Tamra’s child custody battle with her ex-husband is still ongoing. But finally there’s positive news in Tamra’s life… She’s going to be a grandmother. Ryan and Sarah are expecting a child early next year.”
Vicki: She knows everyone is human and that everyone makes mistakes. She is hoping that after all the fighting that it’s possible to move on. In a heartbreaking scene, Briana, Ryan, and Troy are saying their last goodbyes as they move to Oklahoma City. Vicki knows that from that day forward, her life will never be the same. Briana reiterates that Vicki can be in their lives as much as she wants.
Vicki tells Ryan that he’s taking her family away from her and she’s losing her best friend. What a nice thing to tell someone in the military, Vicki. Briana doesn’t think she’s losing anything because it’s not like they’re moving to Japan. Ryan callously says that they could move to Japan. Of course this is true, because they’re in the military and could be stationed just about anywhere – but it was still a brutal thing for him to say at that juncture. Vicki says she feels like part of her body is missing and that part of her heart is moving with Briana. She doesn’t think Briana has a clue as to how much she loves her.
Bravo says, “Vicki has traveled to Oklahoma seven times since Briana moved. She’s also put her Coto house on the market and is looking for a place closer to the beach. If Brooks (Ugh!) moves in with her, she says she’ll charge him rent.”
Happy Trails! Thanks for reading!
Special thanks to Stars99 for recapping Season 9! HydrangeaHussy will blog through the reunion!
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Aviva Says Bye for Now
Hi All! And Bye for now!
Season 6 is over! What a rollercoaster ride for all involved. Reality shows are a huge production in every way. Behind the reality are some amazing people who must be thanked for all the fun, craziness, and laughter that you get to see on your screens. To everyone at Shed Media — thank you for the opportunity and the fun — and for always making us look so. . .good — even as you made us seem so bad. You guys are so talented, patient, and kind while operating in this strange universe and delicately balancing work, feelings, production and reality. You have become like family over the past three years and I love you. To the crew on the ground: your ability to capture it all while remaining so invisible is astounding. Even when you giggled under your breath — I DID hear you! Busted!
I seriously doubt anyone found you funny so cut the act. They probably just had a weird sneeze.
Thank you Andy Cohen and everyone at Bravo for this platform to help amputees and the physically challenged. Having this front row seat and backstage pass into the television world of pop culture has been incredible. I am truly grateful.
Most of all, thank you, the viewers. Even though I didn’t always come out to good, I’m impressed by your involvement and loyalty to the show.
I am so honored to have worked with a group of women who have courage, strength, and tenacity. The Real Housewives of New York City are an amazing group of dynamic women who really can overcome anything once they have gotten through a season! I loved Ramona’s wisdom and experience, Sonja’s wit and humor, LuAnn’s groundedness, Heather’s strength, and Kristen’s beauty (I could look at Kristen for hours…). Carole and I have had our differences this year, it’s true, but I’m an optimist — I try to find the good in everyone. With Carole, I’m afraid I’ve failed; I just can’t find anything good there. Truly, there is no “there” there. But contrary to the old saying, one bad apple can’t spoil the whole barrel. And I had a ball in that barrel. As life returns to normal, I’ll miss it.
This sounds more like a good bye for good letter. I’m sure if Aviva never comes back to the show Carole would do the dance of joy. I’m not shocked that she had nothing good to say about Carole. Once again, she’s taking this issue with Carole a little too far and really instilling enmity with her. Carole was the most emotionally receptive and sensitive person out of everyone.
The Countess: Sonja and I Are on the Outs
Here we are, the end of another great Season! Personally for me, I’m so grateful to Bravo for giving me the opportunity to share my life and lessons learned once again with you!
I thought it was very classy of Luann to be a team player. Despite not getting housewife status, she still did the job as if she were. I’m sure if Bravo were to offer her the apple next season, they would remember her contribution to the show.
The double date I had with Carole did look worse than it actually was. We all had a great time talking about the realities of dating these days and Carole opened herself up to Nick who was good looking, but is clearly not into having a serious relationship — to put it kindly. I’ve grown very fond of Carole and think she’s a great girl who has plenty of opportunities to date, but at the end of the day, she really likes being independent! Plus, it’s hard to find a good man these days!
If they sign on the current housewives, Luann, Carole, Ramona and Sonja will be single and out on the town. That should be really interesting.
When Carole first started the show she thought she really knew me and had judged me! The show is just a small glimpse into my life as there are so many lives to follow. I’m not surprised she had preconceived notions about me. It’s hard to get to know someone well through Housewives! Since then, we’ve spent more time together and have gotten a lot closer.
I think Luann looked better without Jill at her side. She seemed less conniving these past two seasons. Luann knows who to be friends with that can win the upper hand in an argument.
Speaking of being close. . .Carole and Heather are tight! I understand why Heather came to Carole’s defense towards Aviva — that’s what you do when you’re a true friend! I would prefer she doesn’t say MF, but that’s what I like about Heather. . .She’s GANGSTA CHIC! (maybe that’s my new dance single. . .LOL). She really doesn’t care what people think. I thought Aviva said enough to Carole that was hurtful, so throwing out the age comment was really uncalled for!
There have been several age digs thrown out this season and it is really idiotic& unfair. Imagine a man making those comments and you would throw a shoe at him. A very sharp heeled pointy shoe.
I admire Heather. She has two beautiful children, a huge business to run and Housewives! Wonder Woman indeed. The way she handles her son and his illness on the show is inspirational!! I wish there were more women like her on the planet!
She is very inspirational. She is a good example of someone that should be on this show to showcase strong, successful women.
When Ramona brought up Sonja’s financial problems I was surprised. It’s really considered inappropriate to talk about the money problems of others! Like I said, “Karma’s a bitch!” I hope Ramona is in a good financial place after the unfortunate split up of her and her husband! Can’t even say his name. I’ve never been very fond of that man! NO big loss for Ramona! Ramona is a survivor and will do just fine!
I thought she was discussing this as a warning to the other women – please back off Sonja, she is not in a good place. Luann is too self-centered to listen.
I’m sure its not the first time Aviva has thought about throwing her leg at someone? It’s highly likely she gave it thought. I’m not so sure how these things work but it came off really quickly? LOL! Thank goodness she has many limbs!
Not too long ago in the news, a woman’s body parts were found scattered all over Long Island and her neighbor was arrested for her murder. This story came to mind when I think of Aviva’s anger and picture a bunch of her back up limbs piled in a closet. (feverishly whispering) What if they are not all plastic?
On that note, what a Season 6 we’ve had. Our trip to Montana was epic for me so, Thanks to Kristen our newest Housewife for that! I’m happy Carole and I are closer and sad Sonja and I are on the outs. Until now we’ve had no contact with each other. You all know how I feel about Ramona, and Aviva still has her leg by the way. I love all of you ladies for whatever crazy reason! Doing the show is a very bonding experience that most people don’t get to have so again, I’m grateful!
I think there are a lot of unspoken men problems between Sonja and Luann (and I’m not talking about Harry). I think Harry was just a tool used to convey what Sonja was feeling regarding Luann. It would be entertaining if Luann once again would just let it all hang out. Ramona’s outburst regarding Luann stealing Sonja’s men had an ounce of truth there that Andy let slip through his fingers.
Sonja: Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
At this point, I am numb to the whole BookGate debate. I am not on anyone’s side, I just hope that both books are bestsellers and that Carole and Aviva are making enough money to pay the bills with their books because BookGate has definitely taken an emotional toll on their friendship. I know that they were close and had great times together. In fact, Carole was once the godmother to Aviva’s daughter. How can this come between them? Such contention over the accusations! I don’t know why they let it get so heated. It’s not worth it! I just hope that they can forgive each other at some point. As you get to know someone, you get to see their strengths and weaknesses — and you have to accept those if you’re going to be friends.
Bookgate got tiring after the first episode. I think most people saw through Aviva’s made up drama. Also, even if you are not referring to someone who sponsors a child’s Christian baptism and maybe Aviva used the term godmother as appointing someone her child’s legal guardian in the event of both parents’ death, why would you pick someone you have only known a short time? Ridiculous!
I was surprised when the girls laughed at me discussing my ability to forgive and voicing my Christianity. I think that it is one of the reasons that I can live my own life and not worry about everyone else’s or the grass being greener. It’s all relative. We are on Earth for such a short time. I am enjoying every day of my life. I am grateful for the family and friends that I have and my beautiful daughter.
I think the game plan was for everyone sitting on the right side of Andy to scoff and laugh at everything that was said on the left side of Andy. Luann, I’m sure gave lessons to the other ladies on how to do this beforehand.
I have so much more than many other people, and I remind myself of that every day with the charity work that I do. That’s why I feel so much more comfortable working with artists, animals, the LGBT, and children. It’s such a sensitive, caring, and loving place to be. I love my Sonja In The City event planning business because it lets me be me — an artist and a promoter — while helping others reach their highest capabilities. Plus I get to do all that while helping me get my daughter through school in a stable environment. It keeps me connected to the movers and shakers who help me manage my investments. I love to produce and to contribute. It makes me feel good.
I’m glad you left out the part about having an absurd amount of employees working for you.
I believe some of the women fail to take me seriously because I only show them my party side. There is a private side to me that most people don’t see, because they only see me out at social events and while I’m entertaining. I throw a lot of events, so a lot of people only see that side, as it’s my business and the way I broker some of my deals.
As long as your making money and paying your taxes.
It is amazing how moms like Heather find strength to do dealing with their children’s issues, like her son’s health and hearing loss. It’s what we do with loved ones. We do it with marriage partners too! I surprised myself when my ex had a terrible accident and I was called upon to deal with all of the doctors, therapists, and financial advisors.
Once again Sonja is living in the past. When it is family (and your spouse is family), you automatically deal with the ups and downs.
I dont feel that Ramona called Aviva vile. She said that she had a vile side. That’s different!
Aviva can be vile. What’s with word discrepancy?
I’m not upset that Ramona spoke behind my back about my financial problems. She’s human, and I spoke my feelings then and we worked through it the way that family does. We have too much water under the bridge to let opinions or men get in between us.
People knew what was going on anyway. I think she wanted everyone to back off from hurting you further.
Heather questioning the legitimacy of my friendship with Ramona is just silly. She knows that we have been friends forever and whatever I have said about Ramona I have told her to her face. Heather knows this very well — since I’m very upfront about my feelings with her.
I’m sure she saw the love fest between you and Ramona on the couch.
The girls saying that Aviva’s leg throw was staged is silly. I let Aviva know that everyone was saying she was fake. Even if she plans to throw it on the table to make a point, that doesn’t make it staged. It just means she was pushed to a limit. I thought she was hilarious. After all, it was a private party in the back room. We weren’t in the actual restaurant. Aviva doesn’t go around throwing her leg around in normal restaurant situations. Maybe she and I should take her act on the road! A real dog and pony show! I always said I was a performer, a comedian, and a producer. At my Sonja In The City parties, now we can include Aviva as part of the show!
I’d cringe at the thought of you and Aviva on a stage. Having thought about the leg situation, it really doesn’t matter if it was planned or unplanned. Aviva tried to make a point & get a reaction that would point out the worst in people but it just made people uncomfortable and make Aviva look even more manipulative and scheming.
My overall thoughts of the season was that the reunion had more drama. I felt the season
flip-flopped around quite a bit. Harry and I will always have a very strong relationship, just as Ramona and Aviva will always be in my life. Aviva’s son Harrison is like my family.
Ramona was definitely going through something this season. I let her know I was upset, but I can’t change her and she can’t change me. We accept each other the way we are and we work our differences out.
Too bad Luann can’t do that. It is her way or no way.
I didn’t know LuAnn was going through a breakup. She never shared that with me, and I was getting upset that she wasn’t trusting my friendship and was blaming me for everything. I didn’t give any credence to any of the rumors that were going around town through the salon that Satoko worked at. Kristen and I just asked the facialist to tell us for fun. I can’t stop LuAnn from running out of parties with my guys — just like I can’t stop Harry from taking off and leaving me because he knows I want commitment and he wants to fool around. But that doesn’t mean LuAnn’s not my friend and that I can’t speak my mind in front of her, and it doesn’t mean that Harry isn’t someone that I love as well.
Luann is a never let them see you sweat type of person. She doesn’t like to show her bad side. She won’t even show her bathroom.
I hope that you found the season entertaining. I hope that you don’t take yourself too seriously! And when the naysayers back you into the corner, just say what Glinda the Good Witch said to the Wicked Witch of the West “Be off with you, your black magic doesn’t work here!”
Heather Says That’s a Wrap
That’s a wrap! Thanks to all you Yummies for tuning in to watch us every week and for tweeting with me through the good, the bad and the crazy. And thank you to the RIGHT side of the couch (and boy is it right!) Lu, Carole, and Kristen — you continue to show me what true girlfriends look like.
Being right doesn’t always make for entertaining tv. Most of the season and the reunion was not interesting or compelling. The right side of the couch was more worried about how they looked to the audience than providing the audience with something new to chew over. If it wasn’t for the antics on left side of the couch, there really wouldn’t be a show.
Aviva is always literally putting her foot in her mouth or maybe should I say on the table!
“At least I am not 50?”
“Well I thought she was older?”Kristen on Surviving Her First Season
Hmmmmm. . .I am not sure saying you are older is ever a compliment unless it was targeted at a six-year-old kid.
Didn’t you make ageist comments towards Ramona? Something about not getting her period anymore and all the symptoms that come along with it?
Ramona nailed it, Aviva has no sense of humor. Don’t you all just want to see Aviva let her guard down, let loose, have fun and not take everything so darn literally? Because I know I do. “This isn’t the hood it’s the Hamptons!” What? Heather acts like a gang member?!? Aviva knows nothing about the hood. . .please!
I feel like singing like Cartman “In the Ghetto, (in falsetto) in the ghetto” an Elvis Presley song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpufzJNrZ2Y
Hello, Heather, is the most authentic person I know. She has her own style and way about her that makes her Heather — and we all love her for that!
Ramona saying that I am the new girl, dismissing me, and saying that my voice doesn’t matter and that no one will listen to me. Wow. . .OK. . . I know where I stand #staytuned.
If she threw a glass at you, it means she heard what you were saying and didn’t like it.
Well there you go, I survived my first Season of RHONY. It’s over. No more blogging and live tweeting. It will be a bittersweet void in my life not doing it, and I will miss you all and really appreciated the opportunity to have this experience in my life. We will all stay tuned in for the future.
Carole on Elitists and Bitches
Let me start with something I stole it from Twitter this week. “The most dangerous liars are those who think they are telling the truth.”
Even more dangerous is when they have a strong personality and charisma that makes other people believe it. Thank goodness Aviva has neither of those qualities.
I’ll say it again. The blonde at the end of the right couch, the one who’s prone to lobbing limbs and insults, is an Insulting. Bitch. Some of you didn’t believe me. Maybe some of you still don’t. But after watching the reunion shows I imagine it’s harder and harder to cheer for the anti-hero. Just when you think she can’t get any faker she does.
I believe you.
The story according to Aviva makes me laugh: We were arguing, she insulted me, I called her a psychopath and that prompted her to affectionately compliment me on my age. Sure. Her disdain for the intelligence of the audience is palpable. It was too stupid for me to even reply. But as I was watching the reunion, and particularly Aviva and the way she treats people, I was reminded of something my Grandma Millie used to say. (I love everything Grandma Millie used to say.) “At 25, you have the face you’re born with. At 45 you have the face you deserve.”
It’s the beauty on the inside that counts. Aviva is not even pretty. It’s too bad she didn’t redeem herself this season.
I’d rather be 50 and me than be 45 and Aviva, any day of the week. She aged worse this season than a president in his first term. Holy short dress, I don’t mind at all how I look. Overbite and all. I’ll take it.
Anyone notice how Dubya didn’t age by the end of his term? It’s like he never had to worry about running the country.
When I first met Aviva she was lovely. Really lovely. I meant what I said on the couch, I wish we had seen more of that. Her easy laugh and funny neurotic ways. Instead all we saw was a mean and angry woman. All because I asked her if she hired a writer — a writer she did hire. It makes no sense. Three years ago she told me she’d read my memoir, What Remains. This was a book published in 2006 about my childhood, my family, my career and marriage, and then the death of my husband, Anthony Radziwill. A man I loved more than anyone I had loved before or have loved since. She gushed over my book. She quoted from it. We hugged. She seemed so sincere. Flash forward and she now believes it was written by a ghostwriter. She even knew his name, and it wasn’t Truman Capote. It was Bill Whitworth, she told me. She repeated this over and over to anyone who would listen. And it doesn’t matter how many times she repeats it — it will never make it true.
It’s her crazy storyline and she’s sticking with it.
When they stopped listening she started saying in the press and on social media that not only was my book written by someone else but that it was not my place to have written a book about my life, and my marriage. And, as if I didn’t remember, she reminded me that I’d written about people who had died. Um, yeah. I know. It was my husband and my family and my closest friend who died. Just. . .wow. But I wasn’t important enough to tell my story because my husband’s family was famous, or historic or whatever she said. Because they had money and privilege and yachts. Really. Who do I think I am?
I remember when that book came out and a lot of people were interested in reading that story. I’m surprised it is not a tv miniseries yet.
I’ll tell you. I’m a girl from upstate New York who grew up in a loving, if sometimes kooky, Italian working class family. I worked for everything I earned, just like my parents did and their parents before them. I have a proud family history of hard work and small but precious rewards that followed. My family won’t be in any history books. I didn’t grow up privileged. We didn’t spend summers in Europe or Christmas in Palm Beach. A day spent at the town pool or playing in the woods behind our house was great. Much like Heather, I was taught strong values and decent manners. I learned to live with integrity and honesty. I’m proud of my upbringing and the woman I became, as was my husband. As is his family to this very day. I’ve known people who lived in what Aviva would consider the “ghetto” who have more class and decency than she shows.
All this talk about class and ghetto — you’d think we were living in communist Russia. Here is the thing. This is America. In our country it doesn’t matter a lick where you are from, it only matters where you’re going. So don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough because you didn’t grow up on Park Avenue or in a family that had some history, or because you enjoy saying mother-f—er now and then. I’ve met people from all walks of life. I spent time in refugee camps in Southeast Asia, and in the projects of Chicago. I’ve been to State dinners with Presidents. I met the Queen of England on a beach in Anguilla. No one is any more valuable or important than you are. No one is more important than your family and your friends.
It sounded like Aviva really made Carole feel bad about herself and she is pushing back. I’ve known women like Aviva and it’s really their own insecurities talking.
Let the elitists go slow into the night.
In spite of the BookGate dust up I had a great time this season. I made wonderful new friends in LuAnn and Kristen and my friendship with Heather is more special and important to me than I could have ever imagined just three years ago. Friends have each other’s backs. I love her, madly. And while we didn’t always act appropriately, we had a lot of laughs. I hope you did too.
I wish the editing showed more laughs. I would have been able to connect with the show better.
Thank you all for your supportive and funny and brilliant tweets. And while we didn’t all agree on everything all of the time I enjoyed your participation in the show. Even the mean tweets about my skinny neck and my overbite were amusing. Like I said, I’ve stolen some tweets already. You may see others as dialogue in my next book, and yes, you can all say you were my ghostwriters.
Ramona on Her Divorce From Mario
Well everyone it’s an end to Season 6. Little did I know until we finished filming several weeks later in October that my husband was having an affair. Little did I know I was the last one to find out. I was shocked beyond words.
It must have been embarrassing on so many levels.
When I filmed the reunion Mario and I had reconciled only the month before. I so wanted to try to get our relationship back on track. Mario was extremely adamant about me not speaking about our relationship and his infidelity. This is so not who I am — I always speak freely on all subjects. I was allowing my husband to control my behavior.
Now why couldn’t he say that to his crazy psycho mistress?
Yes it was not filmed on the show, but it is still, as Andy said, part of my current reality. I must say I was not as respectful as I should of been to Andy. I also now understand what LuAnn went through and should have been more kind to her no matter how she pushed my buttons.
It was bad form but she did bring it up first and challenged you on the state of your marriage.
Having your husband betray you is the worst feeling in the world, and I wish it on no one. How ironic that last week during Reunion Part 2 when I was protecting my husband and not being polite to Andy, just the week before I kicked Mario out and it came out in the press a day later, August 6.
And pics of Mario and the mistress at a restaurant came out before that.
So I am opening up now about why I was not candid as I should have been. Yes Andy all the women on the show, including LuAnn, were supportive of my situation with Mario. My friends were also. Without them I would never have been able to handle what I was going through. I thank all my fellow Housewives for their support and continued support.
I feel like I was emotionally bruised for the past five months by Mario. I felt at times as if I was walking on eggshells. We were working with a marriage counselor. I was in a fragile state.
No mud pies?
Thank you viewers for supporting me and RHONY.
Ever since Sonja said in Morocco, “no one wants to see Ramona single” I said, “yes I do.” I thought it would be entertaining for her to be out on a blind date or try to flirt and see how out of practice she is. Ramona goes to parties in the city and the Hamptons so there are many eligible bachelors out there. The dating scene is very exciting and I’m sure there would be some entertaining footage out of that.
That’s all for RHONY Season 6!
Special thanks to Empress for sharing her recaps with Lynn’s Place and Ramonacoaster for translating the blogs for us each week!