The guests start to arrive, including Aviva and her husband, Reid. They earn brownie points for bringing some pies, which just so happen to be Ramona’s favorite. Heartbreak Heather arrives and girlfriend desperately needs a Scotch. They don’t have Scotch, but she can choose between tequila and gin. She goes for the tequila since she had a bad experience in college that involved gin. Thankfully, we are spared whatever that experience was–it probably involved a transplant. She also wants the tequila since it is the only alcohol that is an upper. She says that all other alcohol is a downer. Pot, meet kettle.
Mario and Heather break from the crowd to have a speak-over conversation, soon to be joined by Ramona to speak over both of them. The three of them have no idea what anyone else said. Ramona is kinda sassy to Heather–a guest–by telling her to listen to Mario and shut her pie hole. Heather thanks her for the advice but was just thinking the same thing, that Ramona should shut her pie hole. One of the few things that stuck out in their STFU convo was Ramona saying she can read 180 words per minute. She clearly missed her calling as a tobacco auctioneer. “SoldAmerican.”
Who are you telling to shut up?
Mario shows that he is the smartest of the trio and gets out while the getting is good and while there’s still pie. Talking head Heather says that those two Singers tried to shut her down and put her at a disadvantage. Heather prides herself on being a good listener. Aviva walks over and wants to converse, but Heather and Ramona only want to talk about how much the other one talks. Ramona walks away and now Heather can talk freely about her son’s liver transplant to Aviva. Her young son still faces many challenges, so it is understandable that this is a huge part of Heather’s life that she wants to share with the ladies.
Heather relates to Aviva how she tells her son that some people face challenges, like being born with no legs. Okay, here we go. Aviva tells Heather about her accident and she has to be wondering how it can be that she tells these ladies about her six-month-old baby needing a transplant, and bam! one-upped again! Wait! Heather’s not down for the count, yet. Her mother had a boyfriend that had a prosthetic leg, so there! Aviva offers to help talk with him if he ever wants someone to talk to since she knows what it’s like to be a child and facing that sort of challenge.
Really? You lost a leg? In a farming accident?
Dinner is served–finally. Heather is sitting next to Mario. Holla! Sonja avoids asking the two Chatty Kathys anything and goes straight to asking Aviva how she met Reid. Turns out, it happened at a Bed Bath & Beyond–beyond cool! Sonja talks about her relationship with her husband, except it’s her ex-husband as Ramona unkindly reminds her with words and a tone that cut like a knife. It is no secret that Sonja is still very sad about the end of her marriage. The reason Ramona drove home the point is because she invited a friend to dinner for Sonja to meet and she wants her to close the deal. Ramona attempts a toast but ends up spewing some mishugina Yiddish.
LuAnn’s daughter, Victoria, has turned the garage into a studio and is having an art show for the ladies. Victoria, when asked, says that her work does have a dark side, but it’s not evil. Victoria is very talented and LuAnn deserves to be very proud of her daughter. Everything is going so well until Sonja calls to back out of coming to the show. LuAnn knows that it is Ramona’s dirty dealings. Sonja is under the influence of the wino and now owes the Countess an apology. That Ramonster didn’t even invite the Countess to her dinner party! This will not go unnoticed, Ramona!