On this week’s episode of ‘Real Housewives of New York,’ the brunch wars continued– and a very surprising visitor returns from the past!
On the April 21 episode of Real Housewives of New York, the brunch-related feud between Ramona Singer and Bethenny Frankel continues full steam ahead, forcing the other women to pick sides. Meanwhile, a shocking return by a person we all remember causes Bethenny to lash out LuAnn de Lesseps — and the single women all go out for a night on the town which very quickly turns into some traditional Housewives debauchery. Check out a full recap!
The Brunch Wars Continue
We open on Heather Thomson and Carole Radziwill, talking about how crazy Bethenny is, natch. Like clockwork, both ladies get a text from Ramona, inviting them all to brunch. Meanwhile, Bethenny’s brunch is still on, leaving the torn parties to choose whose brunch to attend.
Ultimately, Heather, Carole, Kristen Taekman and LuAnn decide not to decide, and hit both brunches. Oh, and LuAnn reveals that Ramona once stole a dress from Bethenny, and that’s the source of all their tension? Sure.
First stop: Bethenny’s, which is basically sponsored by her liquor brand, Skinny Girl. “I’ve been to Oscar gifting suites with less products than I saw in her house,” Carole says, keeping it real, per usual.
Three sips into their Bloody Marys, the topic turns to Ramona, and Bethenny is quick to spill on how crazy Ramona is. The ladies all agree with Bethenny (to her face, anyway), before revealing that Ramona has a brunch planned as well.
Over at said brunch, Ramona, Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley wait for the other ladies to show up, and then obviously proceed to talk about Bethenny. “I Said I’m sorry, and she just bit my head off,” Ramona says, eyes wide as dinner plates. Uh, sure, that’s exactly what happened, Ramona.
Whose Brunch Are You On?
We head back to Bethenny’s brunch, but now the subject has turned to Sonja and how crazy she is. They basically all agree that she’s a total mess (last week’s beer in purse incident comes up).
Proving their point, at Ramona’s brunch, Ramona says she fears the other ladies aren’t going to show up, and Sonja responds by flinging silverware around screaming, “who cares?” Well, the ladies do show up, but by the time they get there, Dorinda has to leave.
Anyways, within a minute of getting there, LuAnn breaks the news to Ramona that they were at Bethenny’s brunch. This is news to Ramona who is, in a word, pissed. Wondering why she wasn’t invited, Sonja actually becomes the voice of reason reminding her that, uh, Bethenny literally told her 12 hours earlier that she didn’t like her nor want to hang out with her.
That’s enough drama for one Hamptons weekend! Back in the city, Dorinda and her boyfriend John are bickering like crazy at lunch. It’s… Very boring. Still waiting for Dorinda to prove her Housewives worth, honestly.
To The Bar, We Go
We enter Bethenny’s still very much unfinished apartment. The apartment, we learn, is worth a cool $4.2 million. But no, definitely, Bethenny’s life is so hard.
Uptown at Ramona’s, LuAnn pays her pal a visit. They obviously discuss Ramona’s estranged husband, Mario. Lu applauds Ramona for being civilized. “I’m a class act,” Ramona says– without laughing. Not even a chuckle! Ramona quickly starts to cry, though, and she confirms that she has filed for divorce officially.
Back downtown, Heather and LuAnn meet Bethenny at a restaurant for lunch (don’t worry, liquor is still involved). Heather reveals that, a few days prior, she convinced Ramona to send Bethenny an apology text. Bethenny, frankly, just does not care anymore and basically tells the ladies to shut the heck up about Ramona already.
Later on, LuAnn is going to her fav “pickup joint.” Yup, that means exactly what you think it means. Oh and she’s joined by Ramona, Sonja and… Kelly Bensimon! That is some group. And who else shows up? Bethenny, which, thank God, because we need to end this lackluster episode with a bang.
First things first, Bethenny is beyond annoyed that Kelly is there. “Really? Kelly Bensimon? That is so 2000 and who cares?” she says. Okay, so obviously Bethenny wins the award for favorite line of the night with that one but, um, pot calling the kettle black much Bethenny?
Two of Lu’s good looking guy friends show up, and obviously Sonja immediately runs up to them and puts out her signature desperate delusion. Meanwhile, Bethenny confronts LuAnn on not disclosing that Kelly would be joining them. “It was vintage LuAnn,” Bethenny says.
Meanwhile, Beth cannot stop saying how “fine” she and Kelly are, which in Housewives language we know means she hates that woman.
Back to Sonja and that gross desperation, she’s taking vodka shots with a 24 year old male model. We hang at this bar for a while, and it becomes clear that the ladies are drunk. Like, very drunk. Once again, Carole calls it like it is. “After midnight, it’s really easy to get anyone’s number.” in this instance, she’s talking about Ramona, but she easily could have been referring to any of the women, as they are all, frankly, seeming a little thirsty.
Things get even more interesting from there. John, Dorinda’s boyfriend, arrives at the bar– without Dorinda. Immediately, Sonja and Ramona run up to him and start screaming “where’s Dorinda?” Effective communication, I’d say.
And that’s it!
Are you team Bethenny or team Ramona? Do you think John is acting fishy behind Dorinda’s back? And was it wrong of LuAnn not to tell Bethenny that kelly would be joining them?
— Casey Mink