RHONY: MAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

We are back where we left off last week – at Sonja’s Paper Magazine Party, where Dorinda and Luann are about to come face to face. It’s super awkward, I agree with Bethenny; the tension is visible. Dorinda tells Lu she would like to talk to her, but Lu doesn’t want to talk tonight. Dorinda agrees that that’s fine, and after some surface level chitchat Luann goes back to where she was sitting with Barbara and the other girls.

I love that Bethenny is being super supportive of Dorinda, and she’s also seeing that Lu is acting entitled. Bethenny thinks that Lu feels as though she has the upper hand. Barbara asks Lu how it went, and she says that she just didn’t want to talk tonight. Why do I get the sense that Barbara is glad Luann and Dorinda didn’t make up? 🤔

Sonja is going around saying who looks “fuckable” and apparently, Tinsley looks unfuckable. (Barbara is fuckable, but Tinsley isn’t? You lost me there.) I honestly think Sonja is just jealous of Tinsley because she’s a younger, hotter version of herself. Sonja then tells us that she thinks Barbara swings both ways, and not just because “she looks kind of butch.” (OMG Sonja, nooooo!! 🤦🏼‍♀️) Tinsley joins them, and she tells us, “Sitting next to these hoe bags, anyone is gonna look unfuckable.” I can’t with these women.

Dorinda is leaving, and she tells us she’s going to be “Open, warm and welcoming” and hopefully will be able to break Luann’s walls down.

Ramona’s also getting ready to leave, and she uses this opportunity to give Bethenny her condolences. Bethenny and Ramona have such a strange relationship, but there is a genuine understanding between them.

Wtf was with that conversation between Lu and Ramona? Honestly, I feel like I shouldn’t say what I’m about to say – but I’m going to. Lu doesn’t seem sober to me. Her behavior is bizarre.

Out of the blue, some random girl asks Sonja if she can come kiss her. Sonja’s like, “This is a hot girl!” And they literally just start making out. I’m LOLing at Bethenny – “Who is that girl? It’s a drive by lesbian moment.” 😂

Its a new day, and we’re with Lu, who has to do fifty hours of community service. (Lu is still on probation.) She tells us that she loves community service – and then we see a flashback of Lu telling a 10 year old that losing weight is an easy part of modeling. 🤦🏼‍♀️

Over at The Marmara, Tinsley and Dale are having a drink. Tinsley notices Dale’s shoes, and she’s like, “These are Tabitha Simmons shoes.” (Tabitha Simmons is Toppers wife, Tinsley’s ex-husband.) Dale says she knows, and she loves her stuff. Dale goes on to say that Topper has the most beautiful baby she’s ever seen in her life. OMG, Dale is so much work. Way to rub it in.

Sonja rented out her townhouse for the summer, and she’s discovered a leak that ended up getting all over her curtains. Dorinda comes over, and she tells us that even when the ladies have their issues with John, “he’s a saint when it comes to dry cleaning.” LMAO.

Dorinda also tells Sonja she’s ready to move, too. She wants to start fresh. She saw an apartment in Sutton Place that she loved instantly and gave her “London-y vibes.”

Ramona is on a date with a guy named Marc, who her matchmaker set her up with. I’m dying when Ramona tells us she doesn’t know which way to swipe, so Rory is basically Ramona’s real life tinder.

Ramona tells us that “Marc is no red scarf guy, but he’s educated, worldly and successful, so I’ll give it a shot.”

Not only is Marc not meeting Ramona’s criteria, he’s literally the opposite of everything she’s looking for. Red flags are all over the place on this date. “I’ve almost been married eight times.” “Can I give you my philosophy on marriage?” LMFAO, Ramona is literally like, “No.” “I’ll tell you anyway.” 😂😂 I think it’s safe to say that there will be no second date.

We’re in Little Italy, and Bethenny set up a lunch between Ramona and Luann, so they can work things out. Bethenny joins them, as does Barbara. Bethenny hopes that either Dorinda or Luann will just “cop to something” and that hopefully they can move on.

Lu definitely has a wall up. Dorinda is making nice, but Lu is totally icing her out. I will say, I am dying when they talk about how Lu got a new house, and it’s round. Dorinda’s like, “That keeps the devil out.” And Lu agrees it’s good Feng Shui. Bethenny is just looking at them like WTF. “These two bitches are whacked.”

Dorinda is the first one to break the ice. “I love you, I hope we can work this out. I thought we were on a good path. I care for you, and even if we can’t be friends right now I want us to have peace about it.” Luann is still being kinda bitchy, but she agrees that she just wants to move forward as well. Bethenny chimes in and says that no relationship is perfect and that everyone makes mistakes. Lu brings up the past, and some of the not so nice things Dorinda has said to her. We get a flashback of a dinner where Dorinda and Lu argue, and Dorinda makes a comment about Lu being arrested. “I apologized, we were good after that.” Luann agrees, but adds, “Then the Cabaret thing happened.”

Dorinda expresses that she was hurt that John hadn’t been invited, but Lu stops her, because she doesn’t want to rehash it. Bethenny chimes in, and she just wants Dorinda to admit that she heckled the Jovani. “I didn’t heckle the Jovani.” LMFAO. Dorinda doesn’t apologize, but it seems like it’s because she thought that they had both moved past this. Barbara thinks Dorinda is her own worst enemy. (I’m not liking Barb you guys.) Dorinda and Lu end up calling a truce. I don’t think they’re going to be BFFs any time soon, but they seem like they can be cordial, and I think at this point this is the best we can hope for.

We’re at Dorinda’s apartment in the Upper East Side. Her real estate agent, Laurie, comes by, and we learn that Dorinda plans on listing the apartment at a certain price, and if she doesn’t get that price she’ll just rent it out. I am dying when Dorinda describes Laurie. “A true New Yorker and a bit of a broad.” LMAO.

Over at The Mondrian, Dale, Tinsley and Sonja are having drinks. OMG, this is the worst trio ever. Basically Sonja and Dale gang up on Tinsley for being with Scott. I can’t stand the way Sonja talks to Tinsley. She tells her that she doesn’t value herself enough (or something like that) and Tinsley’s like, “First I’m unfuckable and now I don’t value myself enough. Which one is it?”

Back over at Dorinda’s, Barbara comes over to give her advice on the apartment. She tells Barbara her plan, and then they sit down and Barbara brings up the lunch.

“Lu was surprised you wouldn’t budge with an apology.” Okay, I have so many problems with this. Barbara, they called a fucking truce – why are you stirring the pot!? This immediately sets Dorinda off, and she says she feels sorry for Lu because she’s constantly victimizing herself and making Dorinda out to be the villain. Dorinda is also like, “I felt great leaving that lunch.” Barbara tells her that Luann expected an apology, and it sounds like she feels the same way. Dorinda is growing more and more upset – she starts crying. “You drank that kool aid.” (LMFAO. God I love Dorinda.)

Dorinda tells us that she doesn’t think Barbara wants her and Luann to move forward, and I think she’s absolutely right. Barbara likes being Lu’s number one and go to right now.

Dorinda literally tells Barbara to get out of her house, and I don’t blame her. Barbara is not a good friend to Dorinda – she’s clearly Team Luann. Why does she bother pretending with Dorinda? Honestly Barbara is toxic.

And that brings us to the end of the episode. Nothing crazy has really happened this season yet, but I am truly enjoying every minute of it. These ladies crack me up.

Until next week….

RHOBH: EAT, DRINK AND BE MARRIED

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We start out with Erika & Mikey meeting up with the Pretty Mess Team to discuss Erika’s upcoming Pretty Mess Tour. They’re going over her set – they’re switching things up a bit, and they’re going to have multiple costume changes.  One of the outfits is basically an homage to that latex outfit Erika wore in Berlin (that flashback gives me life, LMAO.)  Erika is super excited, and I absolutely love seeing her in her element.

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Over at Haven & Co, Kyle, Dorit & Teddi are shopping for a wedding gift for Denise. They’re not sure what to get her.  Dorit tells us, “All I know is that she likes tequila.” LMAO.  Kyle’s disappointed that she’s going to miss the wedding – but not because she’s such a good friend, but because she can’t believe Denise managed to throw this together in 2 days, and she wants to see if it will be pulled off.  According to Kyle, this has “disaster” written all over it.  (I can feel myself turning on Kyle again, FYI.  I believe Lisa Rinna would call me a flip flopper.) Teddi tells us that her wedding was pretty low key, but still took 6 months to plan.  Of course Dorit had a lavish, over the top, Gatsby style wedding.  “We were living in LA, our wedding was going to be in NY, and our wedding planner was in London.”  Serious eye roll, stop it.

I know I said in past blogs that I saw a pattern with LVP, and while I do still see that, I’m also starting to see a pattern with Kyle.  Kyle seems to like this drama – why else is she constantly bringing LVP up? She tells Teddi that she’s going to see Lisa at Denise’s wedding – how does she feel about that?  Teddi’s not worried; she said her piece, and she feels like she and LVP can co-exist.  Kyle tells us in her confessional that she hates that her two good friends aren’t getting along.  (Why don’t I believe this?)  She says she tried getting LVP and Teddi to meet and talk, but neither of them were interested.  I mean….I would’ve believed Kyle if she hadn’t continuously filled Teddi’s ear with negative talk about LVP.  I don’t buy this.  I don’t understand why Kyle would have it out for LVP, but there’s something sketchy about this that I’m just not getting.

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Denise and Aaron are at Cypress Sea Cove, where they potentially hope to have their wedding. (Which is 2 days away, FYI, LMAO.)  They instantly fall in love, and they tell the coordinator that they’ll take it.  When he realizes how quickly they want to get married, his jaw drops.  I’m loving Denise you guys, she is seriously so friggen chill.

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Rinna’s in a hotel room, alone, and FaceTiming Denise. They’re talking about her wedding, and Rinna doesn’t think Denise is rushing into anything.  She talks about her own wedding with Harry Hamlin, and how they got married at their house, and everyone held a candle and the entire ceremony was lit by candlelight.  Rinna informs Denise she would not miss her wedding for the world, and she’s excited to see her.

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LVP & Ken are looking at kitchens – Lisa wants a new one; she hates her kitchen, she says it’s so dark and dreary and depressing. I am LOLing at LVP trying to sell the idea to Ken – a new kitchen would make her so happy and she needs to be surrounded by pretty, positive things.   It would also increase the value of the house, LMAO. A new kitchen is good for the soul.  Preach, Lisa.  The kitchen she’s looking at is absolutely gorgeous. She gets it.

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It’s the night before the wedding, and Denise doesn’t even have her dress yet, yet she’s still so chill and so calm. I legit aspire to be Denise Richards – her carefree attitude is so refreshing, I wish I could be this way.  I love that Denise invited Charlie – she invites him to anything involving the kids, which I think is wonderful co-parenting.  “Even if he brought a prostitute as his date, I wouldn’t care.”  DEAD, LMAO.  Denise does share with us that she’s sad her Mom won’t be there – her mom passed some years ago, and she wants to light a candle in honor of her.  Very sweet.  Aaron’s only qualm is that they didn’t tell her daughters sooner – Denise tells us in her confessional that she waited to tell the girls because she was afraid her teenage daughters would judge her, LOL.  Sami and Lola are both totally fine with it, and Eloise clearly loves Aaron.  Aaron is the absolute sweetest – when he gave the girls necklaces, I was basically crying.  I love this family.

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It’s the day of the wedding, and everyone is arriving. Erika & Rinna come together, and Erika is wearing one of Rinna’s QVC jumpers.  I love it, I think she looks so chic and simple, and pretty.  Rinna’s dress is a little bit crazy, but it’s totally her – floral print/leopard print mixture.  The girls are all looking pretty, but it’s clear to me there was no dress code for this event.  Everyone’s wearing totally different looks.  Teddi’s look is my favorite – I feel like she’s the most appropriately dressed for a beach wedding.

Teddi tells us she is not having any drama today. “I can ruin a 50th birthday party, but a wedding!?  Come on.”  LMAO.

Meanwhile, Denise is still at her house, late for her own wedding. But she literally doesn’t care and is just going with the flow and I love it.

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LVP arrives, and I’m honestly uncomfortable watching her make her rounds with the girls. Everyone is so fake in Beverly Hills.  Those double cheek kisses kill me.  I get it, it’s a wedding, and you’re all going to be polite and cordial, but it’s just so phony and gross.  LVP playfully smacks Rinna’s ass, and Rinna tells us that she “doesn’t have any beef with LVP right now” (that’s weird – you’ve been out to get her all season, but you have no beef with her?) and that “LVP is obsessed with her.”  Okay, I love Rinna, but come on – LVP is so far from obsessed with you.  It might be the other way around.

Teddi catches wind that it’s past 2:00 PM, and that’s when the ceremony was supposed to start. I’m actually LOLing at Dorit – “Denise, you’re on her radar.”  She calls Teddi the Punctuality Police.

At Denise’s house, she’s almost ready to go. One of her daughters can’t walk in her heels, and Denise is like, “Well, they’re Louboutin’s, so you have to figure it out.”  Her daughter asks if she can wear sneakers, and Denise is literally like, “Yeah, I don’t give a shit, wear whatever you want.”  I seriously love her.  Denise Richards is a breath of fresh air.

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Everyone at the wedding is freaking out that Denise is so late because they’re all sweating and melting, LMAO. Denise arrives shortly after, and everyone is totally relieved.

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I love love love this wedding. I totally feel Denise when she  says she doesn’t like being the center of attention, so she’s glad she’s walking down the aisle as a group.  Sami and Lola go first (and yes, one of them, sorry, can’t remember which one, is in fact, wearing sneakers) and then Aaron, Denise & Eloise walk down the aisle and I’m crying.

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Overall, the wedding is gorgeous. The ladies all got along, and Dorit feels like she and LVP are finally moving on and moving past all the dog drama.  LVP, however, does not feel the same way.  She was basically cordial because they were all at a wedding, but she actually feels like the girls owe her an apology, and she didn’t get one.

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The wedding is over, and Dorit and PK are at home, getting ready for bed. Dorit’s on her phone, and she gasps at what she sees.  There’s an article on Radar saying that LVP feels betrayed and stabbed in the back by friend Dorit Kemsley, after she dropped her dog off at a shelter.  Dorit is appalled – “This is untrue!”  She goes on to read more, and she’s convinced that Lisa is the one who leaked this story.  She knows that Lisa has a relationship with Radar, and the article mentions that Lucy was a Chihuahua Mix, and only LVP and her team knew that.  (I think anyone who saw the dog could have guessed Lucy’s breed, but that’s just my opinion.)  The article also states that Lucy “nipped” at Dorit’s children, and PK points out that “nipped” is an English word.  (We’re really reaching right now, you guys.)

While I do still believe Lisa set up Teddi to punish Dorit – I truly do not believe she leaked the article.  I think if anyone did, it was probably someone from Vanderpump Dogs – I’m guessing John Sessa.  I just don’t feel like LVP would need to.  The story was already out there, going to Radar would be so unnecessary, and way too obvious.  I do feel somewhat bad for Dorit – I don’t believe Dorit mistreated the dog, and I don’t believe she brought the animal to a kill shelter.  But at the end of the day, literally none of this would have happened if Dorit followed the protocol of Vanderpump Dogs and brought Lucy back to them.  End of story.  It was so refreshing to not talk about Puppy Gate for majority of the episode, that I can’t even get into this anymore right now.

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Next week looks explosive…it’s the scene we saw in the first episode, the massive fight between LVP and Kyle, when LVP kicks Kyle out of her house. (Literally all I can hear in my mind right now is Ronnie  & Ben’s voices from the podcast Watch What Crappens yelling, “GOODBYE, KYLE!” in their Ken voice.  If you don’t listen to them, you should.  Also, they’re selling merch right now that says “Goodbye Kyle” on it, and I feel like I need to go shop on their site.  Also, this is not an ad, I just truly love Watch What Crappens.)

Anyway….what do you guys think? Who leaked the story?

Until next week….

xo

RHONY: IT’S A CLAM SHAME

 

We pick back up at Barbara’s Clambake, where Lu is shocked to see Ramona stroll out behind Sonja.  “I was not expecting Ramona,” Barbara tells the girls.  Bethenny tells us Ramona will probably put clams in her purse for later – LMAO, she’s actually not that far off.

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Ramona can seriously be so awful, but it’s almost funny because I truly think she lacks the self awareness of just how cruel can she be.  She tells us that she met Barbara around ten years ago, but she’s “not really my kind of girl” – she’s not a girl’s girl, she’s masculine.  LMAO, like that’s so rude.  I can’t.

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The Clambake is the first time Tinsley has seen Bethenny since Dennis passed, and she gives her condolences to her.  Bethenny is wearing an engagement ring – we learn that Dennis had proposed to B, and although she didn’t actually say yes, she didn’t say no, either.  She tells us that her engagement with Dennis was “on ice.”  She’s been wearing the ring because she feels like Dennis would want her to.  I think she should wear it if it makes her feel happy.  She probably feels closer to Dennis wearing it.

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Once Ramona approaches, Lu immediately comes for her.  “Ramona, let’s cut to the chase.”  I feel like in Ramona’s mind, she was probably like, “OMG, it’s only been ten minutes, we can’t do this until the 30 minute mark!” LMAO.  “Another time,” Ramona replies, and casually strolls away.

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Ramona quickly moves away, and begins chatting with Barbara and Sonja.  “Look at her reporting to Barbara,” Lu snickers.  Ramona is pleading her case to Barbara, and basically sticking up for Ramona, but this is all a little bit too much.  Ramona’s kind of playing it like she’s a saint, and Barbara isn’t here for that.  “You spread lies about her.”

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“What lies?” Ramona asks innocently.  Barbara tells her, “You said she got kicked out of Chris Birch’s party, and that wasn’t true, I was with her.”  Ramona goes on to say something went down at some hotel after, but I don’t really know, nor do I care.  This is stupid.

Sonja asks Ramona if she’s given her condolences to Bethenny about Dennis, and she says yes.  Sonja’s like, “You did?” And Ramona says, “Through text, yeah.”  “No, I mean today, in person,” Sonja replies.  Ramona refuses to say anything to Bethenny in person today, because in Bethenny’s eyes Ramona is always doing something wrong.

Back over with Bethenny, Lu, and Tinsley, B is filling us in on a guy she is going to go out on a date with.  It’s just dinner, and she feels like it’s kind of soon, but I understand her wanting to be preoccupied and keeping her mind busy.

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Ramona and Sonja join them, and they’re saying their goodbyes. “You just got here,” Bethenny says.  They tell the girls that they feel bad for Dorinda, so they’re going home early.  Barbara told them to take some food back for Dorinda, and I’m dying because Sonja and Ramona are literally filling up bags worth of lobster.  Tinsley is mortified.  Lu is being such a bitch though, and saying that no one can take the lobster.  This is not your clambake, Luann.  Quiet down.

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Once the girls have gone, Bethenny mocks Ramona and her “Crazy Eyes.”  “Who leaves someone’s house with multiple lobsters?” LMAO, I mean, she has a point.  So tacky.

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The Brunette’s enjoy the rest of the clambake.  Lu, Bethenny and Barbara all end up in the pool, and they’re having fun.

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Back at Ramona’s, Dorinda is surprised at how early the girls are home.  (LMAO, I am Dorinda.  “I thought I’d watch some Law & Order.”)  They rehash the clambake.  Luann has been insinuating that Dorinda has a problem and needs rehab. I was glad that Tinsley noticed that Lu was definitely the aggressor in this situation.

“Dorinda, she’s still hurt!” Sonja cries.  “I’m still hurt!” Dorinda exclaims in return.  They’re all talking over each other, and somehow Bethenny and Dennis get brought up – something about Dennis helping someone with money, and how he’s smart.

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OMG, Ramona can literally be so crude and disgusting.  I am appalled at what comes out of her mouth.  “How smart can Dennis be? I mean, he was on drugs.”

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I think all of us are Sonja in that moment.  I honestly don’t even want to talk about this, because I have zero tolerance for anyone who talks poorly about someone who has a drug problem.  That was a truly repulsive thing for Ramona to say, and I’m not even going there.  Tinsley shuts it down real fast, and Sonja is pissed.
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Back in the city, Bethenny is on her way to the Carolina’s because they were hit by a hurricane.  I love Bethenny’s desire to help people, it’s truly admirable.  She uses her platform for good, and it’s such a nice thing to see.  I loved watching her interact with the people at the shelter – these people are struggling so much, and they’re beyond grateful for the help Bethenny is providing.

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Dorinda meets Barbara at Sarabeth’s for lunch.  Dorinda had reached out to Barbara, because she wanted her to hear her side of the story, not just Lu’s.  Dorinda wants to see Lu without outside forces around.  I agree, I think that’s probably the best way for them to resolve their issues.

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Sonja’s photos from her Paper Magazine party are literally giving me life.  She’s killing it.  I agree with Bethenny – “She looks like a Tom Ford ad.”

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They girls all look so gorgeous, but I’m obsessed with Sonja and Dorinda in their leopard print.  “Leopard makes you feel powerful.”  PREACH Dorinda!

Everyone is here, and I’m LOLing that Sonja invited her psychic.  Tinsley brought Dale, her mom, with her, and we seriously need a spinoff with like, Dale, Mama Dee, Patricia from Southern Charm…OMG that would be epic. Anyway.

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Bethenny and Dorinda are having a nice, genuine conversation.  John is coming, Dorinda’s boyfriend, and Dorinda’s happy with him.  “You have to remember, we don’t live together,” Dorinda reminds Bethenny.  LOL.  Dorinda goes on to say that what she has with John is a different kind of love than she had with Richard (her husband, who passed away in 2011).  She feels like Bethenny had that type of love with Dennis, too, and you don’t just get that again.  Bethenny fills Dorinda in on the engagement ring – and we learn that Dennis gave Brynn a ring, too, which I thought was beyond sweet. Both of the ladies are emotional.

John arrives, as does Luann and Barbara.  Dorinda tells Bethenny she plans on confronting Luann tonight, and Barbara immediately wants to put her two cents in.  Dorinda tells her to butt out basically, and Barbara is offended.  She practically runs back to Lu to tell her what Dorinda is saying.

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Bethenny calls Lu over, and Dorinda is freaking out.  They both approach each other – and then we’re hit with a TO BE CONTINUED.

Thoughts?

Until next week…

xo

RHONY: THINGS ARE GOING SOUTHAMPTON

 

 

 

Season 11 Taglines are here! I have to start with those before we even get into anything else.

Lu – I plead guilty to being fabulous.

Ramona – The only thing I’ll ever settle for is more.

Sonja – People call me over the top, but lately I prefer being a bottom. (You guys, I am literally dead at this one. DEAD.)

Tinsley – Game, set, now I need a match. (Thanks for reminding us you’re not with Scott in real time anymore, Tins!!)

Bethenny – When life gives me limes, I make margaritas.

Dorinda – If you’ve got a problem with me, that’s your problem. (LMAO.)

Leave me a comment and let me know which one is your fav!

We’re at Ramona’s in Southampton, and Tinsley and Sonja just arrived.  I’m literally LOLing when Sonja gets out of the car; “Tinsley’s a great driver!  She’s gonna be a great mother, who knew!” The blondes are all together, and Dorinda has brought mermaid outfits.  I am dying at this.  Dorin has made a promise to herself to that she wants to do more fun, lighthearted stuff.  LMAO.

We’re still at Bethenny’s with Lu & Barb.  They’re talking about relationships.

Over at Ramona’s, we learn that Ramona had reached out and invited Lu and Bethenny to have dinner with her & the girls, but she’s not surprised that she never heard back from Bethenny.  Ramona always has to go low, though.  She tells us in her confessional, “It’s okay, Bethenny doesn’t get close to anyone.  Who is she close to?  Right now it’s Lu by default.”  Oh, Ramona…

Lu calls Sonja, and Sonja answers, while Ramona listens in on their convo. “I’m surprised you’re not staying with me,” Lu says.  “You’re staying with Ro-MEANa.”  (Eye roll, grow up, Lu.)  Sonja says how she switches off who she stays with during the Summer, and LMAO, it sounds like she has divorced parents fighting over her. “You’re a traitor,” Lu says teasingly.  Lu is planning her own dinner, and I love how Sonja literally just flip flops and agrees to go with Lu, Bethenny and Barb, instead of Ramona, Tinsley and Dorinda. Barbara mentions her clambake, and Sonja tells the girls, “Barbara’s inviting all of us to her clambake tomorrow.”  LMAO, no she did not.  These women literally kill me.

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The Blondes seriously have a mermaid photoshoot and I am dying.  Especially at how long it took Ramona to get down the stairs, LMAO.
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Sonja gets dropped off at The Almond Bar to meet the brunettes, and the three other blondes are basically across the street from them, having their own dinner.  The blondes are at Topping Rose House, and as soon as they sit down at the table, Ramona gets up and is like, “I’ve been with you girls all day, I’m going to go to the bar for ten minutes.” LMAO.  (I seriously laughed out loud at so many parts during this episode. Ramona is such a trip.)

Sonja and Barbara are the first to arrive, and they’re chatting and catching up.  Sonja tells Barbara that Dorinda isn’t drinking, and that Lu and Dorinda are both taking care of themselves. “They’re both going to be at your party tomorrow,” Sonja says.  Barbara pauses for a moment and then replies, “We need to talk about that.  Lu’s in vulnerable state and doesn’t want to be around Dorinda.  Can you just bring Tinsley?”  (Really, Barbara?  For starters, you literally already invited Dorinda – you told us you had an actual friendship with her.  That’s so tacky.  If you want to uninvite her, do it yourself.)  Sonja looks perplexed and asks, “What am I supposed to tell my hostess?  She’s excited to come.”
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Luann, Bethenny, and Lu’s friend Anne arrive.

Switching back over to The Blondes, Dorinda and Tinsley are chatting, and they both feel weird knowing that the other girls are eating right across the street.  “It’s like dueling dinners,” Dorinda says.  Ramona returns, and she tells the girls how she was chatting with some guys at the bar and asked if they were married – and they were married, to each other.  She thinks her gaydar is off.

The Brunette’s are talking about Lu’s recovery.  Prior to her second rehab stay, Lu had been making really bad financial decisions.  She was obsessed with this mansion, and was calling everyone she knew for $6 million dollars so she could buy it.  (WHAT?)  Bethenny tells us, “It was a fixation.”  Luann is grateful for the support of her friends and their intervention.  She admits that, “Alcohol is a power greater than me.”  They talk about the clambake that’s going to take place the next day, and Lu wants Dorinda to call her and to be genuine, and then she’ll be okay with her going to the clambake.  (This is so childish.)

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The next morning, Ramona has a tennis instructor come over to the house.  Tinsley, Ramona and the instructor are all playing  – and the instructor, who Ramona loves to flirt with, is clearly into Tinsley.  Ramona isn’t having it.  She legit stops playing, and is like, “Well, I already worked out today, and I haven’t played tennis that much because it’s been rainy.”  She’s so over the top.

Meanwhile, Bethenny is meeting Barbara.  We’re at her investment property, and she’s contemplating selling it.  Barbara is into contracting, so she wants her opinion on it. (That house was absolutely gorgeous.)

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The Blondes are all chatting – they ask Sonja about her dinner with The Brunette’s the night before.  “It was a lot about Lu and her recovery, she went back to rehab.”  Ramona, who can never bite her tongue, says, “How do you go to rehab for 13 days?  That’s like a vacation.”  Dorinda wants to know when she actually went to rehab, and Sonja just wants to shut this down.  “The mood of the dinner was not dissecting Lu and her recovery, but supporting her.”  Dorinda feels like if any trigger is going to cause Lu to fall off the wagon, she probably shouldn’t be doing cabarets late night around booze.  She thinks she probably needs a longer stay at rehab.  (I totally don’t think that’s a fair thing for Dorinda to say – she hasn’t even been on speaking terms with Lu, so since she doesn’t know first hand, I don’t think she has a right to comment on her sobriety.)

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Sonja drops the bomb – only she and Tinsley are invited to the clambake.  Dorinda is pissed, and understandably so.  She’s like, “I’ve already been told about the clambake. Should I call her and say I’m disinvited?”

Sonja tells her that The Brunette’s all think it’s a good idea for Dorinda to give Lu a call.  Dorinda immediately is like, “No.”  Sonja tells her that Barbara just wants to make sure Luann is comfortable, and Dorinda replies, ” I don’t have to make Lu anything.  That’s not my responsibility.”  Tinsley seems to be siding with Dorinda right now – she feels like Lu almost wants to make this worse.

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Bethenny and Barbara are at Bethenny’s when Barbara gets a call from Dorinda.  “What’s going on?” Dorinda asks. “I’m disinvited to the clambake?”  Barbara replies, “You’re not disinvited at all.”  (That’s a lie.)

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Dorinda is livid at this point.  “So you’re saying you want me to call Lu?  I’m not doing it.”  Barbara tries to talk, but Dorinda will not let her get a word in.  At this point, I don’t even know what anyone is saying.  Ramona is like a bug in Dorinda’s ear, and I think she’s making the situation worse.

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Bethenny is shocked by the entire conversation.  Dorinda tells Barbara that she wants Luann to call her, LMAO.  I’ll admit, Dorinda is definitely being petty.  But this whole situation is petty at this point; lets move on!  Bethenny tells Barbara, “It’s like you’re talking to a wall.”

Dorinda uninvites herself, and tells Barbara she’ll see her back in the city.  All of the girls are like, “Don’t end the call like that!” but Dorinda is way too riled up.  She tells us that she’s not going to bend the knee to Luann.

Barbara calls Lu, and fills her in on what happened.  Lu says she isn’t surprised at all, she had a feeling that Dorinda would respond that way.  “Not only is she not going to apologize, but I don’t think she would piss on you if you were on fire,” Bethenny tells her. LMAO. Barbara is blown away by the call, and Lu says that she thinks Dorinda is still drinking.  Barbara doesn’t think so, especially because Sonja told them that she wasn’t.

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The girls are all getting ready for the clambake, except for Dorinda, who really isn’t going.  I’m shocked that Ramona is planning on going, but that’s Ramona for you.  Dorinda and Ramona are sitting outside, and Dorinda asks for Ramona’s opinion on a text she plans on sending Lu.  (Dorin – please get anyone else’s opinion besides Ramona’s!!!!)  Ramona tells her she thinks it’s totally fine to send it to her, and I’m like, Oh God.  I can only imagine what that text says.

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Barbara and Luann are picking up the food for the clambake when Lu receives the text from Dorinda.  OMFG – she sent her a Tyler Perry quote.  I don’t remember the entire quote, it’s something about forgiveness though.  LMAO.  “I’m not even going to respond,” Lu says.  Then she says, “Or maybe I’ll say,’Wow, that’s so deep’.”  “No,” Barbara tells her, “That’s antagonistic.”

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It’s the day of Barbara’s Clambake, and Lu shares the text she got from Dorinda with Bethenny.  Bethenny is basically on the same wavelength as everyone else – “She sent you a Tyler Perry quote?”  Bethenny adds, “Now she’s Ramona crazy!”

The Blondes feel bad leaving Dorinda behind, but Dorinda honestly doesn’t mind, she likes her alone time.  Sonja mentions Dorinda has FOMO – but she calls it MOFO, LMAO.  On the ride to Barbara’s, Ramona tells Tinsley to tap her on the shoulder after 30 minutes, because she feels like that’s an appropriate time length to be at the party and then confront Luann about Dorinda.  (DEAD LMAO.)  She then tells her to tap her on the shoulder after one hour, because they promised Dorinda they’d only go for an hour.

The Four Blondes arrive, and Sonja is the first to enter the backyard.  Lu notices, and her entire face drops when she sees Ramona in tow.

Not a crazy entertaining episode, but I was entertained nonetheless.  I don’t know where I stand on this Lu & Dorinda fight. I think that they’re both being stubborn and need to just make up with each other.  (I also haven’t seen the episode where Dorinda was apparently a monster to Lu, though.)  But Luann is really holding a grudge here, and part of the 12 steps is to kind of put the past in the past, move on, not hang onto any resentment.  I’m not saying she isn’t valid in feeling the way she feels, and I probably shouldn’t say anything at all because I’m not an addict and I don’t understand what she’s been through or how she feels.  But I don’t think it’s healthy for either of them to hold onto this negativity.  Even if they’re not friends again (which I seriously hope they do become friends again) they can just be cordial and coexist.  I hate this pettiness.

Until next week….

xo