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'Bethenny Ever After' Recap: Bethenny's Raw Thanksgiving Turkey Brings Out Some Raw Emotions

Tue, April 19, 2011 9:16am EDT by Add first Comment
Posted Tue, April 19, 2011 9:16am EDT

On the April 18 episode of “Bethenny Ever After,” Bethenny heads to L.A. for her debut appearance on “Skating With The Stars” in the midst of preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner with Jason’s family.

Talk about stress — Bethenny Frankel seems to be the queen of it. And on last night’s episode of her Bravo show, the Skinny Girl had another melt down, this time over a raw Thanksgiving turkey that brought up a lot of past issues.

The episode begins happy as Bethenny prepares to skate for the first time in front of a live audience on Skating With The Stars. And being the perfectionist that she is, Bethenny won’t settle for anything less than a stellar routine with her pro-partner Ethan.

But good times turn bad when Bethenny’s baby nurse Gina tells the already stressed out mom that she can no longer work for her. She had been dealing with health issues and it was discovered that she needed surgery. Gina, who has been with baby Bryn since she was born 5 weeks premature, is devastated to leave the family she loves. And they are just as devastated to lose her.

So, Bethenny, Jason and Bryn head to L.A. without Gina to prepare for Bethenny’s ice debut. And throughout the whole trip, Bethenny tries to convince Jason that they should move to sunny Cali and leave New York behind. But family man Jason just doesn’t see that happening. Guess we’ll have to wait and see…

But moving aside, Bethenny does an amazing job on Skating With The Stars and works it on the ice with Ethan, but they do get some harsh criticism, which pisses Bethenny off. Maybe this is the reason Thanksgiving just doesn’t go so well…at all.

Bethenny, a natural-born cook, prepares Thanksgiving dinner for her friends and Jason’s family, but due to a broken oven — the turkey never cooks and comes out raw. “Im sure everyone around me was walking on egg shells when the turkey was raw,” Bethenny says. And she was right!

The whole thing brings up a lot of issues concerning Bethenny’s mom and dad and the childhood she was never able to appreciate. Her therapist tells her she needs to let go of trying to be “perfect.”

Do YOU agree that Bethenny just needs to focus on what she has rather than what she’s “missing?”

–Leigh Blickley

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