Drama, pleasure and arguments were the essence of this week's episode of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Fans got to see the tail end of the argument that started at the party last week when Heather called Ramona crazy. This week there were body enhancements and bikini shopping in preparation for the getaway to St. Barth's. Failure to show up at Aviva's benefit caused a major blowout that included a discussion about doggie diapers.
The Party Continues From Last Week
Last week fans were left wondering what Mario would think of Heather calling Ramona crazy at the wine party. Viewers knew the whining over wine was likely to continue this week. Mario told Heather his wife was not crazy. Ramona said she did not need anyone to fight her battles. Reid wondered why Mario got involved at all. Aviva said Mario was defending his wife. Ultimately, Heather apologized and Mario said he needed a glass of wine.
Heather did ask Aviva if Ramona was paying her. It seemed Aviva was ready to jump in and defend Ramona no matter what. Later in the show, Aviva would wind up having her own conflict with Ramona. During the party, Ramona was drinking wine with her friend Robin and made a comment about hating fake people. Meanwhile, Carole quietly went outside to calm down in a questionable way. One HULIQ reader felt, "Sometimes I almost feel sorry for Mario. Has Ramona ever really seen how she appears on the program with her nastiness and facial expressions? Is this the type of person she wants to be? I think Heather was right about her. She does appear to be crazy."
“The Real Housewives of New York City” Prepare For St. Barth's
Ramona and Sonja head to the doctor to prepare themselves for St. Barth's. Sonja was looking for painkillers and champagne. Sonja's tummy and Ramona's rear both had a healthy dose of manual stimulation. The entire process seemed to get Ramona rather excited. Restylane treatments were the answer to dealing with cellulite. It seems this dynamic duo was supposed to attend a charity event for Aviva but decided to address their physical concerns instead. Apparently it is difficult to get an appointment at one of these places.
In another scene, Ramona is heading out in a taxi and chastises the taxi driver because he did not take notes. She doesn't like to repeat the address of where she has to go and told the driver she was offering him solid business advice. In what seemed to be an effort to get friendly again, Ramona met LuAnn to go bikini shopping. LuAnn indicated it was usually something she did alone, much like self gratification. Ramona was eager to see LuAnn get out of the mumus to show some skin. Ramona preened in front of the mirror and said Avery did not like when her nibs showed.
Cycling For A Cause on “The Real Housewives of New York City”
Aviva held a spin class to raise money for her charity devoted to helping needy children get prosthetics. With her active lifestyle, Heather pointed out they often forget Aviva lost a leg herself. Despite the tiff at the wine party, LuAnn shows up at the class. Carole is also there and we learn she is also rather anxious about going on a small plane, through she is not a “catastrophist” like Aviva. The class goes well but Aviva is upset that Sonja and Ramona did not show up. She received a message from both of them almost back-to-back. Meanwhile, viewers know what these two were up to.
Ramona decides to hold a party at her house with prosecco and caviar. Heather explains that Aviva was displeased Ramona and Sonja did not show up for her charity event. Ramona explains she was at the doctor. Sonja said she had an emergency vet appointment and started to get emotional about the health of her dog, holding Ramona's hand. When Aviva arrived, she let Ramona and Sonja know how she felt about them cutting out on the event. She said they promised to come and that was what she found upsetting. Ramona explained it was difficult to get a dermatology appointment and handed over a check for Aviva's charity. This irritated Sonja because she could not write a check as she is dedicated to her own causes.
Sonja became defensive about Aviva getting upset. She said going to the vet for her aging dog was more important and discussed everything from incontinence to doggie diapers. Viewers also learned dates, the dog, a gay intern and Sonja's daughter have access to her bed. Sonja said the condition was embarrassing her dog and she could not possibly leave a vet trip to anyone else. One fan at Get Glue commented, "Is Sonja serious... Her dog is embarrassed to wear diapers?" Aviva gets fired up and says the charity wasn't about her, it was for children who were missing legs. After a few prime comments, a toast was suggested and apologies offered.
One golden moment during “The Real Housewives of New York City” happened when a young boy named Jake received running blades from the money raised by Aviva's charity. The boy loved having running blades and his mother smiled in the background as he tried them out. It brought to mind Aviva's comment that her spin class for charity wasn't about pinot grigio.
Next week “The Real Housewives of New York City” promises to be hotter than ever as the wives head to St. Barth's. The preview showed Aviva referring to two of the housewives as “white trash” and fans are sure to know who they are. LuAnn wants personal space and Sonja proclaims she does not need anyone. There was also a steamy, half-clad scene in the pool.
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City" airs on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. ET
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