This week rocked! For real! My girl Bethenny is back with Jason, semi-sober and thoroughly awesome. Ramona goes craazaayzy. And we finally get to see why Alex and Simon live in their bedroom…
There’s Not Enough Electricity In All Of Manhattan To Fix This
Before we start the week, I need to mention the newsflash that AnneM shared with us from Pagesix.com. During the filming of the show, Bethenny’s boyfriend, Jason, was employed as a CEO for a Wall Street investing firm. After the show aired and Jason made his debut, the firm fired him for participating on the show and he is now suing them for $55 million. I can’t help wondering if they’re going to show these developments in the second season. It could make for some interesting episodes.
Anyway, with that off my chest, we start this week with Jill and Bobby having arranged to meet Bethenny and her still employed boyfriend, Jason, at the China Grill. Bobby and Jill arrive first, and there’s a moment when Bobby opens the restaurant door for her and I was struck that these two really seem like a nice couple.
Anyway, this is the first time Jill has seen Bethenny since she came back from Miami and she’s anxious to catch up on the status of Bethenny and Jason’s relationship. Bethenny arrives before Jason and, happily, she is both sober and coherent. Unlike most reality TV stars, a sober coherent Bethenny is much more fun than a drunk out of her mind Bethenny. Interviewing with the camera, she explains why she reunited with Jason and sums up that when she was in Miami she hadn’t really owned up to the fact that she can’t live without him and this should be kind of an aww moment, except that I can’t get rid of the suspicion that Jason is at home sitting on his couch in an old t-shirt, drinking beer and belching while he watches reruns of the show.
At Least I Have Hair Now
At the restaurant, Bethenny sits down and explains that Jason is caught up in a conference call and they should order without him. He’ll get there when he can. Then before she’s sat at the table for more than a minute, Bethany makes the zip it sign at Jill and gives her the list of no-no topics: babies, baby carriages, diamonds, rings, weddings, lions, tigers, bears. Jill of course says, no she would never be indiscrete like that, well, maybe if she was “yentaing” with her friends, but not with Bobby here.
Jason finally shows up just in time for dessert looking like he got beat up and hung out to dry. So maybe there’s already a few rough patches going on at the office and his being fired wasn’t really all about being on the show. Jill is all about how heroic it was for him to show up when he’s that wrung out, calling his appearance a “sympathy show up” out of respect for his girlfriend, which I’m guessing is a couple points better than a “pity date.” It’s kind of hard to tell what Jason is thinking; he never seems to say anything. He just has this weird little smile while he gropes Bethenny’s hand and I’m beginning to think that he’s got all kinds of perverted little thoughts going on behind his innocent little face.
Do You Remember PeeWee Herman?
Bethenny tells us that she, “used to be really unhappy about Jason’s schedule, but if we’re meant to be together and we have a healthy relationship all these things will fall into place.” Surprise! How right she is! And maybe now Jason can look at being a stay at home dad.
During the dinner, Bethenny arranges to have Jill host a girl’s only dinner and Bethenny will do the cooking for it. And when she says “girls only” neither Jason nor Bobby are jumping up and down saying “us too, us too.” Because most men, when confronted with a girls night, don’t have any desire to hang out.
However, there are those men who are more in touch with their feminine sides, or gay. And that brings us to Simon and Alex getting ready for the opening night at the Met. Instead of going back to Brooklyn, Simon has hooked them up with a suite at the hotel he manages so that they can get to and from the Met more easily. So Simon comes into the suite and Alex is seated with somebody doing her makeup and torturing her with the little eyelash curler. And we don’t get one of those little signs on the screen about the cost of the room or the stylist, which kind of sucks for the stylist.
Simon tells the camera, “We pay a lot of attention to how we look and how we dress and having the right makeup, hair, and clothes. Its part of who we are. Who will be arriving and walking down the red carpet and Alex will be spun around in a fabulous dress.” It’s kind of like he’s at a dog show describing what it’s going to be like when he parades Fee-Fee, his pet poodle, in the ring.
I have to digress with a small comment here. I do try to read the ladies’ blogs on the bravo site. And Alex at one point responded to comments about the beyond snarled state of her hair by saying that she works forty hours a week and after all its just hair. Now WTF? Since when is hair just hair to these people. I mean that’s the same line that every balding guy over forty tells himself when he’s looking in the mirror.
Luckily Simon has decided to ditch his favorite black shirt for a white tuxedo shirt and he’s got a cute bow tie and cummerbund in gold to match the gold tones on Alex’s leopard print dress. But I’m betting the tuxedo is a rental.
As he dresses, he tells Alex and us, “Lets face it we’ve got to be there by six; walk the red carpet; fight off the paparazzi; and go upstairs for a quick half hour cocktail party.” And I’m thinking fight off the paparazzi? Dude, you manage a hotel. Nice job, but unless you’re upstairs banging a Senator’s wife in an empty room and she leaves you a lot of cash for your services, it’s not generally worthy of paparazzi attention. You know, it would explain a lot if Simon turned out to be mildly delusional. Btw, Simon is playing kind of fast and loose with spraying on the cologne and I’m feeling pretty bad for anyone that’s going to be stuck in an elevator with him.
I Used To Work At The Macy’s Counter
The Countess has invited Bethenny over for drinks before they go out to dinner. And Bethenny once again retells the Jason drama. While they’re talking, it comes out that the Countess and the Count have been married for fifteen years. It’s the Countess’s first marriage, but in a truly international cosmopolitan fashion the Count’s been hitting up the divorce courts all over the world and this is his fourth marriage.
Anyway, Bethenny confesses that with the Jason breakup she basically, “put a gun to his head.” And the Countess speaking through a really attractive mouthful of crackers and cheese agrees that this is never a good thing to do. And why the heck isn’t there a nice pile of napkins at hand for the Countess to use to wipe the cheese off her mouth.
For The Love Of TV, Get The Woman A Napkin
Noel comes in and begs to go out to dinner with them. And the Countess gives her “my son’s so clingy” talk to the camera. Then tells Noel in consolation that it’s taco night at the house. “But you’re never home for taco night”, Noel says sadly. “No, I’m never home for taco night,” the Countess agrees laughing. You know what lady, stay home for taco night and your kid might not be so clingy.
Meanwhile, it appears that Simon has sprung for a limo to take them to the opening night at the met. After all, Alex tells us it is the opening night of the social season. And Simon and Alex are seated in the back of the limo fretting their asses off because they’re stuck in traffic and they’re going to miss the red carpet, the paparazzi, the cocktail party and maybe even the opening of the opera. And remember, the whole plan for the evening is to “meet new people and see what happens.” Because they might meet some more royalty and Simon might get knighted or something. You know, that’s the kind of thing that can happen when you have the right hair, makeup and clothes. But bupkiss is going to happen if they keep sitting in traffic and miss the opening.
Maybe I Can Kill Him Now And Still Make The Overture
Desperate times call for desperate measures and Alex and Simon decide to get out and walk the rest of the way to the Met. You got to know that this is killing Simon because sprinting up to the red carpet with sweat stains and pieces of street debris sticking to their clothes just doesn’t have the same cache as stepping out of an air-conditioned limo. But they make it and I’m holding my breath to see how they’re going deal with the swarms of paparazzi.
As they enter, Alex tells us that they were worried that they might miss the opening because one of the reasons they go to the opera is that they really like opera. Well thank God for that, because the red carpet is looking pretty empty and their arrival only spurs the paparazzi to greater expressions of boredom. I’m telling you, forget the dress. Go for the Senator’s wife, or better yet come out of the closet and go for the Senator. That’ll make the paparazzi sit up and take notice the next time you walk down the red carpet.
The Most Bored Paparazzi. Ever.
Inside the Met, Simon and Alex barely have time to chugalug a glass of champagne as Simon whines, “We missed all of the networking.” But brightening up, ever optimistic as delusional people tend to be, he adds “we’ll do it at dinner.
Meanwhile, Bethenny and the Countess are heading out to dinner and Bethenny’s driver, Klever, is waiting for them. And I want to thank pagesix.com for the following information/gossip about the driver. It turns out that Klever Sailema is not so clever. In fact, he was arrested for lying to the police about an abandoned baby that he claimed to have rescued, when, in reality, he had been in on the act.
Bethenny, acting under the mistaken assumption that in the USA we at least try to pretend that all people are created equal, introduces the Countess to Klever as Luann instead of Mrs. De Lesseps. Well the Countess is all over that particular faux pas, because adults that work for you should be expected to call you by your last name to be respectful, you know, like kids. Apparently, the Countess is a rampant fan of the good old feudal system and she wants to graciously lord over all of her subjects like a benevolent mother figure. I mean what the F**k good is it being a Countess if there aren’t a few struggling serfs around to make you feel special. Besides, if she’s on a first name basis with the serfs they might take liberties and expect to go drinking with her and I’m sure that her prenupt has a passage strictly forbidding this. Bethenny is hysterical while this is going on. In her best hoity-toity voice she asks Klever to drop off Miss De Lesseps and, when once again corrected because she didn’t use Mrs., is basically like, WTF, drop the bitch off, telling the camera that the Countess needs to get over herself.
Her Royal Countess Mrs. F***King De Lesseps
However, their dinner goes pretty smoothly especially after Bethenny orders her “skinny girl margarita” made from tequila and the Countess gets all on board with it. So I want to know, how many of these do I have to drink to be naturally skinny?
At any rate, the drinks help smooth over their differing beliefs on class structure and they’re able to have a good time. At the end of dinner, Bethenny asks “Am I a Countess now? do I pass the test?” and the Countess tells her that despite her earlier faux pas that she’s “in the Countess Club.”
Alex and Simon take the kids out for brunch. And they try desperately to get poor Frankie (unless they actually move to France, I’ve given up on Francois) to speak in French. In this case saying limonade instead of lemonade. But as usual it’s not happening. Frankie is just not getting with his parent’s European agenda.
Over breakfast, Alex searches through the style section to see if she and her dress made the page. After all, that dress was a pretty big financial investment aimed solely at getting her on to the society pages. Simon tells us, “Not to sound egotistical, but I would have been shocked if she hadn’t made it in this time.” And there she is down at number 25, or at least a picture of her tuchus is down at number 25. And the good thing is that they printed her name so the readers would know whom the tuchus belonged to.
Alex goes so far as to tell the camera that, “being photographed in the style page in the New York Times next to very prominent socialites makes other people see you as approaching the same status.” The amazing thing about these two is how completely comfortable they are with being social climbers. They sit around trying to come up with strategies to make the society pages with the same single mindedness that great leaders have brought to the challenge of eradicating hunger in drought ridden countries. But Alex and Simon are spending large sums of money on the perfect dress instead of say, bags of rice.
Closing the social pages Alex tells Simon, “You know the only thing that makes me sad is that I can’t wear it out again. So you know what we need is to start going to opera in Europe.” And then she gives this totally bizarre laugh that sounds a little like asthmatic wheezing. Hey, here’s an idea, maybe they can use the dress to make some leopard print curtains for some starving children.
At Jill’s townhouse, Bethenny, Jill and Ginger, the canine Kleenex, are hanging out to confirm their girls’ night out menu and guest list. When Bethenny calls Alex to invite her to their girl’s night out dinner, Alex hesitates and says she has a question? The question being…wait for it… can she bring Simon? When Bethenny hesitates Alex adds “I can put him in a cocktail dress.” Bethenny shakes her head, but agrees that Simon can come to their girls’ night if he wears the dress. And really, since the subject of Simon wearing a dress to fit in with the girls does keep coming up, I have to say that even though I’ve seen some really ugly drag queens in my life, there’s not enough tequila in the world to get me through an episode with Simon in drag.
Maybe Simon Should Stay In The Closet
Both Bethenny and Jill agree that bringing Simon is both weird and strange. The thing is it’s only weird and strange because Simon is married to a woman. If he wasn’t married to a woman and spent all of his time and a substantial amount of his income on clothes, hair and makeup and regularly wanted to come to girls night out events, it would just be that he’s gay. Which makes me wonder, does Jill’s “gay husband” have a partner? Could they set something up there? A little romance between Simon and Brad could make for a killer second season.
Speaking of Simon and Alex, we find them reclining on their bed, as usual, discussing whether to go to the girls night out dinner. Simon is wearing a tight black t-shirt like he’s pretending to be that other Simon, you know the famous English one, but it’s not just his accent that’s all wrong. He looks kind of like a Simon Cowell blowup doll that had a slow leak and lint all over his chin.
Is It My Accent?
Anyhow, they convince each other that its perfectly normal even expected that Simon would go to a girl’s night. BTW, this is what I mean by Simon being delusional. They finish their discussion with the realization that they can just bring the bottle of white wine Simon’s sister gave him. And I’ve got to ask why do they have to re-gift the sister’s wine? I mean these people drink like fish so it’s not like they wouldn’t drink it anyway. What the heck, are they suddenly too broke to buy a nice bottle of wine?
Brad, Jill’s gay husband, shows up to help set the table for the big dinner party and even Brad, the gayest friend on the face of the earth, agrees that Simon coming is weird. And you know his Gaydar must be flashing and clanging all over the place, screaming “closet alert”, “closet alert”.
Brad does a nice job on the table while he and Jill have a bitch slapfest over who’s seated where, while Bethenny looks on slowly coming unglued and wishing she had brought a larger supply of valium.
The World’s Biggest Valium Patch
While Jill and Brad are fussing over the seating chart, Ramona comes home after a bad day at the office and it’s raining outside and she’s in a bad mood. But she enlists Avery to help her figure out what to wear to the Girl’s Night Out Dinner Party. She says it’s like dressing for a cocktail party but she’s not really sure what that should mean. And I feel a little bad for Ramona. I’m not sure she’s ever had anybody teach her these things and she’s having to figure it out on her own. Amazingly, Ramona settles on a vaguely appropriate black dress. I’m don’t know when it happened but I’ve begun to grow attached to outrageous Ramona. Dressed appropriately Ramona just feels a little like a letdown.
The dinner party starts out with Jill telling the camera that the secret to success in having an upscale dinner party is to make your guests feel very comfortable, warm and invited. Meanwhile, Bethenny is frantically waving a handkerchief under the smoke alarm trying to shut it off, kind of like she did in the first episode, and letting her inner bitch out in the kitchen. Of course, when she says something bitchy to Jill she immediately follows it up with “love you”, as in, “get the f**k out of my kitchen. Love you.”
The Countess is the first to arrive and she’s sporting a black leather dress, which I have to say is not her best look. When Bethenny introduces the Countess to Jill’s housekeeper she makes sure to say Mrs. De Lesseps and I can’t help laughing. It’s like watching a child learning an etiquette lesson.
Ramona arrives apologizing frenetically about being late and then someone asks, “Where’s Alex? Where is she?”
“She and he,” Jill says with a laugh.
Ramona gets an adorable confused expression and says, “She’s a he/she?” Which is the signal for everybody to have a quick bonding moment kvetching about Alex and Simon’s codependence issues.
And right on cue Alex and Simon show up. Simon has dressed Alex in the same outfit that he used to put on his Barbie doll back in the 60′s.
Simon shakes Ramona’s hand and elicits the “Jesus he broke my hand” comment from the previews. Ramona then verbally launches at Simon with full barrage of: “So I don’t get why he’s here.” “I was looking forward to a girls night and then you come and blow the equation.” “It changes the dynamics when a man’s around.” “Alex why don’t you let him go downstairs for a half hour and we’ll test it out.” Holy crap this woman’s hormones must be flying or she seriously decided to go cold turkey on her meds because there is nothing even remotely reasonable about the intensity of her attack.
Bethenny tells the camera, “She wasn’t going to be happy until he was dead.” And by the way the little muscle at the corner of Simon’s jaw started jumping, I’m guessing that he thought so too. And really Ramona was just a little too Fatal Attraction, Simon had to have been watching how close she got to the knives. But the weirdest thing was the sight of Alex watching the entire psychotic episode with a creepy stepford wife smile.
Finally, the Countess intercedes and using her gracious adult voice says, “Now that Simon is here we’re going to make him feel welcome, right?” Ramona gives her a go “F” yourself look and the Countess ramps the graciousness up a notch demanding, “Right?”
Ramona gives in, stalking off into the kitchen to talk to Bethenny who gets her all calmed down. It’s kind of irking me that what Ramona was saying to Simon’s face is pretty much what everyone else had been saying behind Alex and Simon’s back. Ramona may be a bona fide, ranting at strangers on a bus, kind of crazy, but she’s honest.
Everybody gets seated at the table and the Countess mentions that she has been working on the Internet about a show on manners and etiquette. Saying “Alls I know is you’re born with class or you’re not born with class.” I especially liked the way she sticks the “s” on at the end of “all”. Simon follows up with the profound question, “Is class etiquette or is etiquette class?” But before anyone else can answer Ramona jumps in with her squeaky little voice, eyes popping clear out of her head, saying, “Class is how you act. The protocol. It’s how you like sit and greet someone and not be tacky and lewd.” The Countess isn’t buying this and proclaims, “Class is being able to make people feel comfortable.”
Now this is all awkward, because you know that, while they’re talking about how class is the ability to make people feel comfortable, Ramona is becoming more uncomfortable. Sort of like the emperor is beginning to think that maybe his rosy little twinky is hanging out in the open without any clothes. And Ramona begins to insist, “Class is an ambience.” An ambience, dammit. And Jill does what any good hostess would do when a guest turns out to be in desperate need of immediate shock therapy. She tries to smooth over the awkwardness, but Ramona’s having none of it, or of them. And jumping up announces that she’s leaving. These things just don’t happen and because there’s no rule in the book of etiquette explaining what they should do, everybody’s mouth just hangs open, while Ramona blows kisses at them, waves her arms around and gives Simon the evil eye while she tells the group that she’s supposed to meet some girl friends at a club for a real “girls night out”. Seriously, now that Britney’s getting her act together, maybe Ramona could start roaming around Hollywood to take up some of the slack.
I’m Telling You, She’s The Crazy One
Maybe, Ramona really did have plans, but I can’t help thinking that the dinner just became too awkward for her to handle. I mean not more than an hour after Ramona loses it at Simon, the Countess basically announces, “I’m the expert on class. Oh, and by my definition, you don’t have any.” However, Jill as always scored big, trying to smooth things over and make everybody feel at ease. Which is why you got to love Jill even if her dog gives her nose an occasional roto-rootering.
Anyway, the ladies, and Simon, struggle to deal with Ramona’s abrupt departure. Simon points at Jill asking, “She’s a friend of yours?” Jill says it was the most awkward dinner party she had ever thrown and she wanted to crawl under a rock. And Bethenny first offers Ramona a doggie bag and then after Ramona leaves channels Tyra with a “Girlfriend, she didn’t. No, she didn’t.” And this is an act that Bethenny should only do in the privacy of her own bathroom and never again on nationwide TV. Meanwhile, Alex sits there with a smug little smile on her face as Ramona runs away and Simon toasts to “Absent Friends”.
Sometime later–that’s the great thing about this show, timelines are so vague–we’re at Simon and Alex’s house writing out invites to Frankie’s Birthday party. They ask Frankie if he would mind if they invited some adults, and he promptly says yes he would. However, Alex and Simon decide to invite Bethenny so she and her ticking uterus can get a chance to play with the kiddies.
Alex and Simon call Bethenny from their backyard to invite her and again, I can see that I might almost like Alex as she talks about spending time with marauding four year olds in a voice like a normal everyday mom. But then she mentions that there will be lots of booze for the adults that go to the kid’s party and once again I’m thinking, nope this woman bugs me.
That night is the Gotham party for the 100 most eligible bachelors in Manhattan and the editors take us to Ramona’s place where she is piling on the makeup as she gets ready to go potential husband hunting with her friend Sarah. Sarah is recently divorced. As far as I know Ramona is miraculously still married, but she tells us that she is excited about going because there’s nothing wrong with looking. Wow, I’ve got to wonder if her husband goes to speed dating events because there’s nothing wrong with looking, or if he just stays at home and prays that his wife makes it through these episodes without doing anything on camera worthy of excommunication. Because excommunication isn’t going to be good for the religious article business.
The editors show Ramona spraying her cologne everywhere that a man might reasonably hope to sniff her on a first acquaintance including her cleavage. And we have a quick shot of Avery looking over the bachelor’s in the catalogue issued for the event. I love that there’s a catalogue for the men that will be available, kind of like shopping ahead.
It turns out that Bethenny is going to the same Gotham party, because she’s been featured in their magazine and she gets invited to all their events, so for her it’s kind of a networking event. Of course, as soon as Ramona sees Bethenny she pounces on her and drags her outside to apologize for running out on the “fab” dinner. Ramona’s words not mine. As always, Bethenny’s expressions are priceless, but after hearing Ramona explain that she had “previous plans but forgot to tell them” with the face of a bereft child, Bethenny graciously forgives her. Then they go back in and hit the dance floor. Hard.
And Ramona Dances:
And does something:
I Think It’s Safe To Say That Ramona Should Always Dance When She’s On TV
At the end of the evening Bethenny agrees to go to Ramona’s to teach her how to make hor d’oeuvres.
It turns out that Jill’s sister, Lisa Wrexler, hosts the radio show Live! with Lisa. This radio show covers everything from Astronomy to wolves to Laura Bennett from Project Runway. In this segment, Jill is driving out to her sister’s house in Connecticut where Lisa has invited a number of academic high profile women for lunch. The idea is to do the show over lunch and in the course of events she interviews Jill on how she became a society hostess. It seems to me that these women are funny and wonderful and nice. They also clearly love each other a great deal. For a bonus we also get a quick shot of Jill’s mom looking fierce.
This Woman Scares The Crap Out Of Me
The day of Frankie’s birthday party arrives and we catch up with Bethenny as she’s entering Alex and Simon’s house. And for the first time we get to see the rest of the house and Great Balls of Fire, it looks like a tenement. I mean these two are running all over Manhattan pretending to be socialites and they barely have tile on their floors. I’m pretty horrified by this. Note to Simon and Alex: Remember that dress that you wore to the opening of the Met? The one you spent all that money on. Forget the suggestion of buying rice for starving children and tile the floor that your kids are walking on.
The Real Life Of Alex And Simon
Bethenny is a lot more diplomatic about the situation, saying things like “I love what you’ve done with the floors,” and “You have a lot of work to do.” Alex agrees saying, “Yeah, it’s a 3 year project.” And Bethenny’s all like, “You better get started.” It’s as if Alex and Simon are so deluded by their shared fantasy of being rich and famous that they’ve actually made pretense into a lifestyle. And Bethenny’s right, it’s a good thing that they didn’t invite the Countess or any of the other women to the party. Of course, now that the state of their living conditions has been shown on TV, I bet they’re working their butts off to make their house match their clothes.
Bethenny tells us that she stuck out like a sore thumb with the parents of Frankie’s friends, so she chooses to hang out with the kids instead of the adults. And I’ve got to wonder where Frankie met these kids. I mean their parents don’t look like the same glam people that were on the yacht last week; they look like normal working people. So are these kids from the ultra exclusive school that Frank eventually ended up in? Because these folks don’t look like ultra-exclusive people. I mean how many lives are Alex and Simon living. There’s the ‘society climbing, opening night at the Met’ life. There’s the ‘working forty hours a week managing a hotel and doing Internet work for Victoria’s Secret’ life. There’s the ‘we live in a tenement and pretend we don’t’ life. And, then there’s the ‘we hang out with average Joes and have birthday parties for our kids’ life.
Alex tells us that she’s impressed that Bethenny is so good with the kids and takes a seat next to her on the floor. They start talking and Bethenny starts tearing up because she’s having her birthday that week and it’s that much closer to not having kids. Watching them talk it seems like there might actually be a decent friendship starting and again I see a glimmer of likeability in Alex. And I’m agreeing when Bethenny tells us that you can kind of see at the core that Alex is a good person. Then Simon’s voice interrupts, calling “Alex” and Alex immediately turns away from Bethenny, and the moment passes. Simon asks when to bring down the C-A-K-E followed by the champagne. And Bethenny asks when its time for the V-A-L-I-U-M, which was pretty funny.
We wind up the week with Bethenny visiting Ramona to make hors d’oeuvres. Ramona is still acting pretty spastic like she maybe forgot to renew that lithium prescription. In Bethenny’s slightly more diplomatic words, “There was something a little bit tweaked about Ramona.” So Bethenny decides to find out a little bit more about Ramona trying to get her to put her guard down by telling her about her own life. Like how as a child she had to call the police to report the crazy stuff that what was going on at her house. Okay, forget the poor little match girl, that just sucks. But Bethenny’s sucky childhood seems to resonate with Ramona. Who rambles about a letter that she just got from her mother, it came two years ago, her father finally decided to send it after her mother died. None of this is quite making sense, but in the letter Ramona’s mother apparently apologizes for staying married to Ramona’s father, saying that she thought it was karma that she was in a bad relationship. Bethenny and Ramona bond over daddy hate and men issues. And Bethenny gets Ramona to explain how the creepy skin crawling sensation that Alex and Simon’s codependence evokes was ultra magnified in Ramona, because of her parents, which was why she went psycho on Simon. Anyway, Ramona and Bethenny seem to reach an understanding and I end up having a new respect for Bethenny. She’s really, really good with crazy people. If I ever have to try and reason with the guy that walks up and down our street shouting at the street signs, I want Bethenny to be there.
So next week is our finale and it looks like a doozee. What do you guys think? Does Bethenny stab Jill in the eye? Does Ramona stand them all up? Will there be a season two?
See Ya Next Week
***Note from the Editor: HOLLA! Did you know YentaP is also a fiction writer? Starting now, we will be featuring her novel “Honor Among Thieves” as a serial, with a new chapter each week. Check out Chapter one below. xo Flip
Honor Among Thieves by YentaPatrol: Chapter One