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‘RHONY’ Recap: Battle Of The Blondes On ‘Slutty Island’

Mon, September 3, 2012 10:55pm EDT by Chris Rogers 6 Comments
The Real Housewives of New York City Recap
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Aviva Drescher confronts Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan on the Sept. 3 episode of ‘The Real Housewives of New York City!’

The Sept. 3 episode of The Real Housewives of New York City picks up where last week’s left off — with a party in St. Barths!

Unfortunately for LuAnn de Lesseps, the only people who showed up to this little shindig were Cat, LuAnn’s old friend, and Tomas, the “Johnny Deep look-alike” from the night before — the same man the girls suspected LuAnn cheated on Jacques with! Even with Ramona Singer’s persistent nagging, we never got an answer as to whether or not an affair did occur.  And for the first time, I have to admit, I found Ramona to be entertaining. I may have even chuckled a bit.

The next day, the ladies set out for a day on the yacht while Aviva Drescher and her husband Reid are en route to St. Barths, despite Aviva’s fear of flying.

When Aviva and Reid finally do arrive, she feels they don’t receive the warm welcome that she anticipated. In fact, Ramona and Sonja Morgan make it very clear that they wanted Reid to find a nice hotel to stay at! LuAnn, being the instigator that she is, dropped a hint that Ramona and Sonja were actually figuring out a way to tell Reid to leave. (I bet LuAnn LOVED that the attention was now on something else other than her alleged rendezvous with Captain Jack Sparrow.)

When Aviva gets wind of Ramona and Sonja’s true feelings, she lets loose! Screaming ensues and Ramona begs Aviva to take a Xanax. The worst hit comes when Aviva says, “You’re both white trash, quite frankly.” (It only took 15 episodes, but I finally got to hear the comment I’ve been waiting all season to witness. It certainly was worth the wait.)

Aviva stomps upstairs and whines to Reid before telling Carol Radziwill they are leaving! Actually, she gives Carol an ultimatum — either Sonja and Ramona leave or she and Reid will. Somehow, Heather Thomson, LuAnn, and Carol calm Aviva down — with a little help from Sonja and what seemed to be a fake, and totally insincere, apology by Ramona.  

The ladies head to dinner where thing start off rocky when Ramona asks Aviva to move down to the other side of the table. Aviva mocks Ramona and Sonja and then refuses to apologize for calling them “white trash.” Quite frankly, I’m loving that she didn’t.

To be continued…


— Christopher Rogers