Boy, this week’s Real Housewives of New York City was a doozy, wasn’t it?
First of all, we were missing Aviva. Well, okay, probably no one was missing Aviva. I actually didn’t even realize that she wasn’t in the episode at all until people pointed it out online. But it turns out that she wasn’t just absent from the Berkshires or the episode itself – she was even removed from the credits! A fan on Twitter caught an image of the “Golden Apple’ intro of the credits and, as you can see, there is no Aviva. So why was she removed? She’s certainly not the first Housewife to skip a vacation but I cannot think of another time when producers have actually removed anyone from the opening credits.
Take this with a grain of salt, but according to Naughty But Nice, Aviva was temporarily suspended from the show after she refused to go to the Berkshires or Montana, where the Housewives will vacation in a future episode. She didn’t want to go because roughing it with her prosthetic leg and asthma would be too difficult for her. Sounds reasonable, but Naughty But Nice says, “Bravo faked a firing for the sake of the show, removing her from the opening and banning her form the next three episodes, but it’s all a ploy to get ratings up. Aviva returns full-time.” Was it to stir up controversy or to punish her for not participating? Not sure. But everyone seems certain that she’ll be back on the show once the ladies return from Montana.
Next, let’s talk Sonja Morgan. Oh boy. Bless her dear clueless heart, but Kristen thought it would be a good idea to have her husband Josh talk to Sonja about her business ventures. Maybe Josh could help her focus! Josh is great at creating a brand! This may be true, but Kristen was neglecting to remember two important details: Sonja is crazypants and Josh is a huge assh*le. Needless to say, it didn’t go well. Along with the toaster oven cookbook and home collection, Sonja lists the following projects:
- Sonja Morgan (umbrella brand)
- Sonja by Sonja Morgan (under that for some reason, undisclosed focus)
- Sonja Studio (something else? I guess?)
- Yellow and white diamond collection
- Out of France, all her shirts (uhh…)
- Speaking with the Saudi family (this is not a business idea?)
- A Nigerian football team (WHAT?!)
- Investing (?) in a perfume
- A guy who has factories in China and Colombia (I do not know what this guy is manufacturing, but it definitely doesn’t sound shady)
Josh flat out laughs at her and calls her “f*cking bananas.” So, um, yeah. Not so much with the helping. I do hope that Sonja comes out on top with something, because she’s sure looking the fool lately. I don’t want to laugh (okay, I did laugh) but I feel kind of bad for her. I mean, who can say “I have a Nigerian football team” with a straight face? She was DEAD SERIOUS about the Nigerian football team, guys.
Finally, we have to discuss Ramona and her crazy wine-glass-slinging self. I mean, what is wrong with her? She’s too civilized to carry her own luggage, but she will throw wine and the actual glass into someone’s face? And then, if that wasn’t enough, she lifted the canoe paddle and chucked that right at Kristen as well. WTF? Ramona’s behavior throughout the entire episode was basically atrocious. First of all, who says “gusband”? If I were a gay man and some old crazy lady referred to me as her gusband, I’d probably chuck a glass at her face. How completely gross. Then she acted too good for Heather, for the Berkshires, for the woods, for trees, for water, and for actual natural air.Why didn’t she just stop at Target and buy a floor fan? No, the woman has to buy a full air conditioner. Because that’s classy, sure.
Ramona complained throughout the entire trip, even before they left. She didn’t want to go to the Berkshires because there are “no celebrities” there, except that a one-minute Google search told me that Meryl Streep has a house there. I guess Meryl is not famous enough? Okay. I guess she hasn’t done too much. Ahem. My point is, Ramona was the worst, even before she threw glass at Kristen’s beautiful, expensive face. She was rude as sin (“Is this the garage?” OMFG) and made no effort to enjoy herself. The only thing I will say in her favor is that I support her defense of Sonja. No one gets away with talking smack about my BFF either. Of course, it wasn’t Kristen – it was her husband, Josh. And you still can’t throw glass at people’s faces, even if you’re annoyed at them.
What do you think – did Ramona go too far? Should she be the one getting suspended from the show for her Ramotional outburst, or is this great television? Will Sonja ever get her act together? Was Josh a huge d*ckhead or was it necessary tough love? Let me know what you think!