Real Housewives of New York – Slutty Island
Heather: “Which one of these ladies is going to take home the greasy prize”
Picture Recap by Boston
That about sums up this episode. Thanks Boston. I feel for Aviva – but that was off the chain last night. NMD
The Real Housewives of New York – Slutty Island by BB
We left off last week with two burning questions … “Who did Luann bring back to the house with her the night before and did they engage in Zee Hankee Pankee?” AND “Who’s going to tell Aviva that Reid has to make like a tree and leave so they can continue to have their girls-only holiday?”
As to the first question, “Who did Luann bring back to the house with her the night before and did they engage in Zee Hankee Pankee?,” we already know the answer to the first part of that question, although at the time of filming, the girls are told by Luann she met up with and brought home some old Italian friends. Luann has since fessed up to the fact that she did indeed bring Tomas home with her that night, but only to give him a tour of the house, a house he’s probably visited before. In fact, later at the party he tells Ramona he attended a big party there the year before.
And though Ramona tells us in her interview that it’s really not that big a deal, after all Luann and Jacques aren’t married and Luann is single, she’s not going to let this one slide without trying to make Luann squirm a little. Ramona is going to get to the bottom of this (or die trying).
SIDE NOTE: Is it just me or does anyone else find it suspicious that Luann’s old friend Cat and Tomas are the only guests at this so-called party to which the girls supposedly invited the whole island, as Heather said? Seems to me if there was word of a party at that fabulous house, there would be more than just two people showing up. Free food, free drinks? I mean isn’t that what St. Barts is all about, hanging and partying with a fabulous group of people? Instead of a “Summer by Bravo, could this be a “Setup by Bravo?”
When Luann’s friend Cat and Tomas arrive at the party that night, Ramona wastes no time in initiating the interrogation of poor Tomas. For some reason, I don’t think this is the first time good ole Tomas has been in this type of awkward situation. Seems to me he’s enjoying this little cat and mouse question and answer game with Ramona. Ramona keeps asking Tomas if he was at the house last night and he counters with the fact they saw each other at Le Ti. She asks him if he had fun there last night. He gives her a look and she says OK, Kiss and Don’t Tell. He tells her he had a good time because she came to Le Ti and afterwards he was really tired and didn’t move anywhere anyways.
Ramona tells Tomas she saw him at the house last night. He tells her no, she didn’t. He leads her over to the other women and makes up a story about his double disappearing for about two hours and then announces to the others that Ramona’s the crazy one (like they all didn’t know that). Ramona tells the others she busted him and he’s not happy. Tomas has a shit-eating grin on his face. He then talks about his boyfriend coming soon and they all discuss such things as his being gay, bi-sexual and menage a trois.
Here’s the set up for the rest of the evening. Ramona is doing the usual Ramona turtle-time flirting. She’s not serious, but likes to party. Sonja is working hard to snag Tomas for the night. Luann is playing it cool, but doing her own amount of flirting. Carole and Heather are watching the show. At the end of this surreal mating ritual, Sonja walks off with the prize (Tomas).
Note from NMD – I thought the flirting scenes were the best part of this episode – of the season really. They all seemed to be having a lot of fun.
The next day, Ramona has arranged for all of the girls to go out on a boat ride. Heather and Carole remark on the fact that Sonja and Tomas definitely got it on the night before. Heather realizes where all the bruises on Sonja come from and Carole says a sex act occurred in the house that used to be a felony in 37 states. I’ll not elaborate further.
On the boat, one of the crew takes pictures of Heather, Sonja and Ramona. Heather notes that Sonja and Ramona are all about harmless fun and she’s happy they all seem to be getting along and are having a great time. Carole does a little topless sunbathing. Sonja and Ramona change outfits for lunch and you can tell they’ve had a few bloody marys already. Heather and Carole have a moment where they talk about the end of Carole’s husband Anthony’s life when he had cancer. This is a bonding moment for them.
Everything is going great until … we get to see Reid and Aviva getting ready to board the prop plane to the island and we get to hear Aviva explain to us for the umpteenth time about how she got her leg caught in a conveyor belt at the age of six; how she’s afraid of flying and just about everything else including death; and her list of songs she listens to when she’s in fright mode. She’s also afraid of being trapped on an island with no way to get to help in case of an emergency. Guess what? Aviva and Reid arrive safely with no incidents? According to Aviva, the odds surely weren’t in their favor. Reid is a saint, that’s all I gotta say.
Side Note: Isn’t it odd that Aviva is already gunning for a fight with Sonja and Ramona and she hasn’t even arrived on the island yet? And isn’t it odd that Ramona and Sonja are visiting the realtors office just in case they might need to leave the house and stay somewhere else after Aviva arrives? Could this be another “Setup by Bravo?”
That evening before Reid and Aviva’s arrival, Sonja and Ramona are skinny dipping in the pool while Heather, Carole and Luann are sitting poolside. Carole tell them of her plan to meet Russell at his rehearsal before dinner and she invites the girls to join them later but tells them they must wear clothes. Reid and Aviva walk out the pool and are greeted by Carole, Luann and Heather while Ramona and Sonja get their bikini tops on; however I do hear them tell Reid and Aviva they’re glad they made it.
Aviva proceeds to tell each person she greets how really really really scary the trip was. Really. She then hands out gifts she brought each of them. Ramona announces that Sonja can’t get out of the pool because she’s naked and Heather proceeds to tell Reid that the theme of their vacation has been nudity. Sonja and Ramona walk up (with towels on) and Reid proceeds to tell the ladies he will be bowing out, he has work to do and he will leave Aviva with the ladies to do their thing. This makes Sonja happy that she will have girl time with Aviva.
As Reid is leaving, Aviva announces they all need to thank Reid for getting her there. We’ll get to that later. The girls tell Aviva what they’ve done on the trip so far. Carole and Heather leave to go change so Carole can go see her boyfriend. This leaves Ramona, Sonja, Aviva and Luann still sitting around talking.
Ramona brings up the fact that inviting Mario would not have been fair to Sonja, Luann and Heather because they didn’t have men there with them. Aviva asks Ramona if she has anything negative to say about Reid being there. Ramona tells her she said that Reid being there could change the dynamics and Sonja tells her they thought Reid would be staying in a hotel and not there. Luann the snake is sitting there taking it all in with a sneaky grin on her mug.
Aviva tells them they should be going upstairs throwing their arms around Reid and thanking him for bringing their “friend” there and that she doesn’t want to hear any negativity. Do you hear that Sonja and Ramona? The queen has spoken. She seems to think that Sonja and Ramona didn’t show enough appreciation to Reid for bringing her down to them. Luann throws fuel on the fire by telling Aviva they were sitting around talking about asking Reid to leave. This sets Aviva off on a tangent about how she had heard how mean Ramona is, how disappointed she is in them and that quite frankly, Sonja and Ramona are both white trash.
Ramona points the finger at Luann and tells her she’s the instigator in this whole thing by her remark. Sonja tells Luann she’s not going to let Ramona take the blame for all of this. Aviva goes up and tells Reid she thinks they should go to a hotel. Carole walks up and tries to diffuse the situation and Aviva tells her she doesn’t want her husband in a house where girls are not rolling out the carpet for him, opening up their hearts and arms to him and telling him how fabulous he is. Is this woman for real? As Luann walks up (go away you snake) Carole is trying to explain to Aviva that the ladies are fine, they just needed to get over their little bluster. Aviva tells Carole that either she and Reid are leaving or she can ask Sonja and Ramona to leave. Carole says there’s no way she asking anybody to leave the house.
Ramona and Sonja are in their room trying to figure out how they can make things better with Aviva. Sonja is going to try the hugging thing. Meantime Aviva is venting to Luann about not being welcomed with elegance or grace or kindness and how disgusting and low class their behavior has been (with Luann standing there nodding her head). It’s like uneducated and no manners behavior and the damage is done.
Carole and Heather walk up and Aviva continues her rant about it all being about Ramona when it should all be about Aviva and nobody, nobody treats her husband that way. Heather tells Aviva that she doesn’t get along with Ramona but she’s sucked it up for the sake of her friends. Aviva tells Heather that Ramona hasn’t gone after her husband or her family. Heather counters with the fact that Ramona has gone after her (Heather) nevertheless and she’s making the best of it.
Just when you think Aviva couldn’t have gotten any crazier, she tells Heather, Luann and Carole that she expected a party when she arrived. This blows Heather away because she didn’t expect that Aviva would have wanted a party after going through her traumatic flight. Heather tells Aviva that she and Carole want her and Reid there and they are not leaving. Aviva is still worried about her husband feeling comfortable. Poor Reid.
Luann goes back to Ramona and Sonja and Ramona tells Luann she is still mad at her. Luann the snake is feigning innocence and denying she ever said the dynamics of the trip would change if Reid were there. Liar, liar pants on fire Luann. (I checked back to the last episode and Luann definitely said that Reid being there would definitely change the dynamic, that’s for sure.)
A little later, Sonja tries to lighten things up with Aviva and asks her if she’s feeling better. Aviva is still disgusted with Ramona and Sonja. Sonja says “me too?” Guess what everybody, Aviva went to law school, she went to Vassar, she speaks several languages and she hears and understands everything. You got that people? Sonja fesses up that they thought Reid would change the dynamics of the house and they were afraid for Reid to be at breakfast. She doesn’t fess up that there was a vote as to who would tell Reid he had to leave the house.
Sonja tries to remind Aviva that when they previously discussed the trip, they talked about Reid staying in a hotel and Aviva staying with the girls. Aviva asks Sonja if she really thinks she would not stay with Reid. Sonja said they discussed it.
Carole walks up and tries to interrupt the conversation. They keep talking about what happened with the call Carole made to Aviva about her and Reid coming down and Carole admits she told Aviva Reid could stay there. This makes Sonja mad because Carole changed the week from a girls only week to something else. Sonja tells Carole she’s leaving and Aviva tells her she thinks she and Ramona should both leave. Who made Aviva the woman in charge all of a sudden?
Ramona walks in and apologizes to Aviva and tells her she cares about her and she admires her and hugs her. Aviva tells her she’s sorry she said things that were unkind. She orders Ramona and Sonja to go apologize to Reid. Ramona admits she apologized to Aviva to calm her ass down, not because she was wrong. There will be no apology from Sonja. Carole misses her date with Russ because of this.
Ramona tries to get Sonja to let it go and Sonja’s not going to. Luann is acting all nicey-nicey to Carole when she pretty much escalated the whole thing. I hate Luann right now. Carole is all pissed because she’s on the same island with Russ and doesn’t even get to see him because she going back and forth between them all acting like the headmaster. I don’t blame Carole but she did kind of create this situation.
Sonja is very upset for trusting Aviva. Ramona is trying to make excuses for Aviva by telling Sonja she was stressed from the plane ride. Sonja tells Ramona she’s not going to suck up to Aviva just to appease her and that she’s tired of dealing with ego bitches. She feels like she greeted both Reid and Aviva appropriately and Ramona is not disagreeing with her. She tells Ramona she has turned a corner and she doesn’t need any new friends.
All the women are meeting for dinner that evening. Ramona and Sonja vow to keep everything light and fun. Aviva isn’t going to allow these two to ruin her night. Ramona tells Aviva to sit beside Luann and Carole because she’s a buzz kill. When Aviva asks Ramona why she wanted her to move seats, Ramona tells her no reason. They all make a toast to fun. Aviva and Luann go to the ladies room while Ramona tells Heather and Carole about being attacked by Aviva. Carole again tries to smooth things over with Sonja and Ramona by telling them people say things they don’t mean in the heat of an argument, but Sonja and Ramona don’t think Carole is getting how venomous Aviva was to them.
Luann and Aviva return and the conversation ceases. Carole tells the girls she’s going to go visit Russ later and Aviva makes a smart remark about her changing the dynamic of things. She suggests they ask Ramona if it’s ok and Carole says “don’t.” Aviva tells them that when she gets pissed, she’s relentless. Carole tells Aviva that’s not a good quality. Carole and Luann suggest to Aviva that she might want to apologize for the “White Trash” remark and she just shakes her head. In her interview, Aviva says, “I’m very sorry for the words that I used. That’s what Rush Limbaugh said when he called somebody a whore.” I guess Aviva is comparing herself to Rush Limbaugh.
Whew! I can’t wait to see how all of these women react to this episode and what they write in their Bravo blogs about it. And it doesn’t look like things improve much next week.
Gallery Girls episode 4 “I’m not sorry” by Lulu
Kerri and her mother prepare for her housewarming party. Her plan is to “show off” her new apartment that she found from craigslist. She calls the ladies to invite them.
Angela’s a real photographer
Angela is preparing for her photoshoot by taking pictures of random people and objects. Her friend Alex calls to inform her that her venue “Norwood” backed out. Apparently they have an expectation to be paid. She then asks the ladies at “End of Century” if she she can use their space but they say no. Angela is concerned that if she doesn’t make something of herself as a photographer then she will be doomed to be a waitress.
Maggie’s Romantic Birthday dinner
Maggie’s boyfriend Ryan takes her out to dinner. Where she complains about his “lack of manliness” since he didn’t order wine nor did he bring her a cupcake. She contemplates if she wants to stay in a relationship with him.
Japan’s Top model
One minute of Padna Furniture and Design expo
To justify the title of “gallery girls” bravo was nice enough to include a minor scene of this expo. Liz invites Maggie to join her and Baby Jane. Liz pitied Maggie for the embarassing introduction at Eli’s gallery. While Kerri, Amy and Sharon explore the exhibits. The ladies bump into each other. Amy politely says hi to Liz. Liz gives her the cold shoulder. She says the reason why she dislikes Amy is because she sees Amy as an addict. Amy’s response is to kiss her Uknowwhat begging practically salvitating for her friendship.
Kerri’s highschool housewarming party
Angela is first to arrive and on her best behavior as the remaing ladies trickle in. When Amy arrives Liz and Maggie’s claws come out. They spent the night bashing a bewildered Amy behind her back. Plays out like a horrible 80’s highschool drama.
Maggie goes bowling
A very uncomfortable scene between Maggi’s boyfriend’s friends and her friend. They bash her gay friend with every stupid stereotype out there then act like jerks at the bowling alley. One complaint that Maggie has of her boyfriend is his constant “frat boy” behavior. No idea why she would put up with him.
End of Century for some
Angela was hired to photgraph an event at End of Century. She finds it most important to confront her friend about not taking booking her event seriously. The poor girl can’t seem to understand why in New York city a venue a few days out wouldn’t be open and free.
Eli Klein’s mean interns
Amy arrives with cupcakes with the intention to reconcile her “friendship” with Liz. She politely asks her if on her break she can have a word with her. Once she leaves her and Maggie yet again bash and ridicule her to Eli. Eventually Liz meets up with Amy. Who desperately wants to figure out “why she doesn’t like her.” Liz flat out states it’s because she’s a sloppy drunk and fake. Amy doesn’t flinch turns her begging/Uknowwhat kissing up 10 notches and refuses to take that for an answer. This really reminds me of “Single white female.”
Thanks LuLu. I’m not sure if I like any of the girls at this point – but I’m enjoying the show – NMD.
Tweets from Carole Radziwill
This trip was about me. oh well. Who cares. I left.
oh no! a situation! Hearing this for the first time. red carpet? oh no. I’m drinking straight whiskey in that scene.
One Final Laugh by Boston
Whose side are you on?
Don’t Forget to take the NJ Poll
Twitter Number Updates
Bethenny – nearing 1 Million followers
Heather – 27,000
Aviva – 36,000
Carole – 55,000
Ramona – 224,000
Sonja – 148,000
LuAnn – 118,000
Teresa – 535,000
Caroline – 480,000
Jaqueline – 475,000
Melissa – 396,000
Kathy – 253,000