Carole is enjoying coffee that her too-nice neighbor Tripp brought to her. She mentions that she’s thinking of following Sonja’s lead by getting an intern or two and asks Tripp if he knows anyone. Tripp wants to know more of what the job entails, like putting her to bed? Hmmm….is she okay with a guy from Miami in his 80s?
Sooooo, what about tucking you into bed? We should probably start practicing.
Lu is hosting a coat drive/holiday party with Life & Style Magazine. Lu and Ramona are having a pleasant chat until Lu brings up the wine game. Actually, Ramona is plenty pissed off at you, Lu, and everyone around keeps yanking the string to make sure she stays wound up like a spinning top. When Lu puts Ramona on the spot to tell her why, she brings Mary-O over to unleash. Lu was in the bathroom when this was discussed at Le Cirque, and I guess Lu and Pepe are too busy playing bedroom wild Indian games to talk about stuff. Mario stays out of it, though, which is good. Have fun, Mario, be free!
Can you please just leave me alone?
Lu continues on with the party line that it was to showcase Ramona’s pinot grigio, which seems unbelievable. Ramona’s been pleased that things are going smoother with Lu, so she’s willing to just let it go for the night and move on. Lu pushes forward, though, trying to get Ramona to admit that there wasn’t anything mean about the pinot event, but Ramona sticks up for herself and says that others have come to her saying they thought it was mean-spirited. Lu is still undeterred, pushing Ramona until she says she’s holding the fifth–I guess that would be a fifth of Everclear.
Why did you just take that fifth of Everclear from the bar? Go put it back right now.
By the time the ladies make it to their VIP table, Sonja has emptied Ramona’s fifth and is sloppy drunk and loud. Sonja zones in on Lu and Pepe and goes all “I love ya, man,” professing some love to Pepe, but more to Lu. It’s really all about Sonja being sad about her divorce and not wanting Lu to experience the same hurt. When Ramona looks like the sober den mother, somebody’s had wayyyyy too much to drink.
That bitch done stole my fifth.
Pepe le Pew attempts to diffuse the situation with humor, but Sonja will not be silenced or politically correct, bringing up French, Jews, and Moroccans. She draws attention to Lu’s age, telling Pepe that Lu’s getting old, to hurry up and put a ring on it and a bun in the oven. That’s it, Ramona grabs the drinks and cuts off Sonja for the night. No one steals Ramona’s slushy thunder…no one!