We start off with Dale & Tinsley – they’re going to Sobel, so Tinsley can get Botox for her TMJ. Tinsley tells us about the “Strut Your Mutt” Event, which is a fashion show for dogs that she’s hosting. It raises awareness for animal rescue/adoption, and I think it’s a super cute idea. (Also, I really want Botox. Just throwing that out there, LOL.)
Sonja & Ramona are going for a walk, and they’re just chatting about everything. Ramona fills Sonja in on her blind date, and I’m dying. “Well he speaks three languages and is very worldly,” Ramona tells Sonja. “So he’s not good looking?” Sonja asks. LMAO. Ramona tells Sonja she wasn’t interested, and that she’ll admit she’s “into hot sex”. Sonja calls Ramona the “Date Monster” – these ladies literally kill me. They talk about Dorinda and Luann’s lunch, and they’re both happy that they seem like they’re in a good place. They both also feel as though Dorin is in a very good place. We learn that they’re all going to the Berkshires (@ Dorinda’s), and the Berkshire Flashbacks are giving me life.
Over at Bethenny’s, she’s packing – she’s going to visit the guy she’s been seeing/dating in Boston. She also has a grief counselor coming over. She doesn’t want to transfer her grief from Dennis to her new relationship.
Honestly, this scene with Bethenny and the Grief Counselor broke my heart. Anyone who is questioning the timeline between the new guy and Dennis, I want to tell them to just shut the fuck up. I’m pretty sure this therapy session literally explains it all. We learn that a week before Dennis passed, Bethenny had wanted out of the relationship. She said that their relationship wasn’t healthy. Yes, she loved him, but it wasn’t working. Dennis told Bethenny he didn’t want to be in another relationship if he couldn’t be with her. She’s carrying around guilt because of this. When they talk about the fact that Dennis overdosed – how it’s so sudden, and how it is different than if someone dies of cancer, because it’s unexpected; one minute they’re here, and the next minute they’re gone – it truly hit very close to home for me. I have the chills watching this – I’m sending Bethenny all of the love and prayers. I pray for happiness for her. I liked when the counselor told her “there is no road map for grief”, because he is absolutely right. Regardless if Bethenny and Dennis were together or not at the time of his passing, at the end of the day, he was her person. And my heart literally broke for her.
It’s the day of the Strut Your Mutt event. Dorinda is first to arrive – we learn that she’s going to walk down the runway with Matilda, a cute little dog who’s 10 and has yet to be adopted. We also learn that Dorinda’s dog, Lucy, recently passed. She was fifteen. When Dorinda tells us about the dream she had – she said it was so vivid and Richard was sitting on the couch, and she saw Lucy’s face, and felt like “She’s home.” (I’m crying right now TBH.)
All of the girls are arriving. (Anyone notice Ramona totally pretend not to notice Dale? LMAO. ) The girls are all chatting, and Dorinda tell Lu she’s so happy that she’s coming to the Berkshires. “I’m coming for my house upstate,” Lu responds haughtily. Jesus Luann, can you not be a bitch for like 30 seconds? Why is she so bitter? Despite the fact that Dorinda and Barbara had an argument, Dorinda did still extend an invite to her. Lu tells us that Barbara filled her in on her fight with Dorinda, and this is so annoying to watch. Barbara, you’re such a shit stirrer. Dorinda tells the girls she got a naked chef (mostly for Sonja, LMAO) and then I’m literally dead when Lu is like, “Can we get a yoga instructor?” Dorinda agrees that she can, and I’m just like….WTF?
The dogs are all ready to take the runway, and I’m dying when Tinsley’s assistant, or whoever that girl is who is helping out with the fashion show turns to Tinsley and says, “Your mom wanted me to tell you you need lipgloss.” LMAO Dale, back off.
Ramona thinks she’s ready to walk the runway this time around – and I’m crying laughing at the 2009 Runway Ramona flashback. OMG! Her bug eyes are everything.
The Fashion Show goes very well, and it’s really cute. Sonja walks down with her dog, Marley; Dorinda walks down with Matilda; Ramona walks with her dog, Coco; and Dale walks down with Tinsley’s dog, Bambi.
All of the girls are going out on a boat for the day except for Dorinda; she’s going to the Berkshires early so she can decorate. (Dorinda’s so cute!) I think the owner of the boat was a friend of Ramona’s, and they’re just going out for the day. Lu is being awful. She freaks out over a glass of wine being in front of her. (I mean, I get it, she’s a recovering alcoholic. I just feel like she’s exaggerating everything right now.) The girls basically interrogate Tinsley and her relationship with Scott – I think they mean well, but can we just leave Tinsley alone? I did like that Bethenny really talked Tinsley up – I would never guess in a million years that Tinsley has body issues. She’s so gorgeous, and she has such a great body! That was shocking to me. But I thought it was super sweet of Bethenny to boost her confidence like that.
We’re in the Berkshires! I’ve never met Dorinda’s sister, Melinda, before this episode. (We do see a flashback of when Melinda was Santa one year, LOL.) I knew that Dorinda had a home in Great Barrington, MA, but I had no idea she grew up there! Great Barrington is at least a few hours from me, but we’re in the same state! I was fascinated by this LMAO.
Dorinda went all out decorating, and I love it. (I’m a huge Halloween fan myself, it’s my favorite time of the year.) Tinsley, Ramona and Sonja are the first to arrive. They’re all freaking out over the decorations, and Ramona points to skeleton like creature crying in the fetal position and says, “It looks like Bethenny crying!” LMFAO, Ramona. I can’t.
They’re all discussing the room situation inside the house, and Ramona picks up a sign that says “Good Vibes Only” and is literally putting it in everyone’s face and telling them that’s the theme for the weekend. (Ramona is so much work LMAO.) Dorinda promised Bethenny Hannah’s room; apparently that’s the best room. Dorinda is giving that room to Bethenny because she has been going through a hard time and she wants her to be comfortable. Dorinda plans on giving Lu the Moroccan Room, but Tinsley doesn’t want the Fish Room, so she’s like, “Fine, you can have the Moroccan Room and Lu can have the Fish Room.” (HONESTLY WHY DOES THIS MATTER!?)
The girls head out to The Wheatleigh Hotel for Dinner, and Lu meets them there. I die a little bit again when Lu asks Dorinda if she can get her a masseuse. Luann, this is NOT a hotel. Like what? Dorinda agrees; she’s truly going above and beyond to accommodate Lu and make her happy. The girls ask Dorinda what’s going on with Barbara, and she says that they’re fine. Dorinda gets up to go to the bathroom, and when she’s gone, the room situation comes up once more. “If I’m in the Fish Room I’m going to freak out,” Luann tells the group, to which Ramona and Sonja completely lose their shit and think this is the funniest thing ever. Dorinda comes back, and Lu immediately is like, “Why am I in the Fish Room?” Dorinda’s like, “I didn’t know you didn’t like the Fish Room.” Luann goes off, and she’s pissed that Bethenny gets Hannah’s room – she thinks that Dorinda should’ve specifically given that room to her. Tinsley speaks up, and is like, “She was going to give you the Moroccan Room because I didn’t want the Fish Room!” But this doesn’t placate Lu, she still thinks Dorinda should’ve given her the best room.
I am literally DEAD. I cannot get over the entitlement Lu feels like she has. Luann, you sound like a spoiled little bitch. Are you kidding me? Honestly, Dorinda truly handled herself perfectly, because I would’ve lost my shit and told Lu to just leave. The entire situation is beyond rude. I couldn’t even imagine ever acting that way while being invited to stay at a friends home. No class, no manners!
What’d you guys think? Do you think Luann should have the best room, or just be grateful that she has a room at all?
Until next week…..