'Real Housewives of New York City': The confrontation
Let me preface this post by thanking the folks at Bravo for not including even more footage -- which I’m sure there is -- of Kelly mentioning her spread in "the most infamous book in the world." Instead, we had to watch her parade around town in a mini-dress and beanie -- which apparently makes her in-tune with fashion trends? -- as she ambushed people on the street about their ensembles for a piece she’s writing (?) in a magazine. I don’t know what was worse, her high-pitched ‘Saw-rees’ (English translation: sorry) and pipsqueak “awws”; the fact that she asked minors if they were wearing underwear; or her inability to snap a picture. Oy.
But there was too much drama going on in this episode to even process all that ridiculousness.
It started with the walk on the Brooklyn Bridge. Ramona and Bethenny managed to turn a pleasant stroll into a nail-biting one. Bethenny’s rift with Jill, of course, became the topic of conversation. Things slowly escalated from there. And Ramona, who has slowly become my new favorite housewife, had this to say to Bethenny: “At least I have friends. You have no friends … right now you have Jason and you’ll probably mess that up, too.” Ouch! I was waiting for the shot of Bethenny tossing Ramona off the side of the bridge. Didn’t happen. Too many witnesses, maybe?
Back in Manhattan, the Bobbsey Twins (Jill and LuAnn) are having a slumber party, and the newfound relationship between Kelly and Bethenny comes up. Jill finds it hypocritical and sneaky of Kelly to have buried the hatchet with Bethenny, given all that has been said between them. Jill, Jill, Jill. Let’s be honest. You're just scared that you might be losing a member of Team Jill. What should it matter? Ya still have LuAnn! She speaks French in her one-on-one interviews! And she gives two kisses on the cheek -- even when others only want to give one! What more could you want? Apparently, she wants Alex.
After the minor confrontation at the Saks event, Jill visits Alex in Brooklyn to … bond with her children? How sweet. But, first, the fakeness. Alex brings up how Jill mentioned she looked stressed at the event -- and Jill interrupts to shower Alex with compliments about how she thinks she looked amazing and beautiful. It was like her thought bubble read, “I can’t lose another one to Team Bethenny.” Then Alex mentions that she and Kelly would be walking in Brooklyn’s Fashion Week. And Jill -- unable to go one hour without mentioning her Siamese twin these days -- reminds Alex that LuAnn is a model, hinting that her participation would be a good thing. Oh, but “she’s not a 1; I’m a 1,” Jill says. Uh … OK. Thanks for pointing that out. And what would a scene be without an attempt to get Jill and Bethenny to make up? Jill scoffs at the idea.
So you can imagine how upset Jill is when she is “ambushed” at Ramona’s with a visit from Bethenny. Dun-dun-DUN! Oh, wait. LuAnn is peeved because Bethenny wants to talk to Jill, not her. Of course. Of course! Anyway, Bethenny and Jill hash it out on the couch. Bethenny cries. Jill doesn’t. Nothing’s resolved because LuAnn has a car waiting downstairs. Oh, how I wish she’d get inside it and go back to the Hamptons. And, of course, LuAnn has to point out how Bethenny didn’t even say hello to her. NOBODY CARES!
So Show Trackers, what did you think of Thursday’s episode? Why do you think Jill can’t seem to forgive Bethenny, given how close they used to be? Are you Team Jill or Team Bethenny? And are you excited, like me, for next week's episode to see Ramona walk down that runway?
-- Yvonne Villarreal
Photo: Bethenny Frankel and Alex McCord. Credit: Bravo