Happy Friday, New York Housewives fans! We may be close to the weekend, but it’s not all fun and games yet. We have Ramona’s birthday (which is never fun) and Luann giving back to the community, so things are going to start-off serious.
We start with Lu at an event to help others rise from the prison system, and in a nutshell, it’s moving. I have to say this is the most real I’ve ever seen Lu and also the most sincere I’ve seen her regarding her arrest and sentence. Would it be too much to say that I teared up at her speech? Lu should keep coming to these meetings and helping out with this foundation as this is clearly her calling, and she could do so much good here. Bravo Luann!
Also, making the most of her past is Ramona Singer, who is meeting her ex-husband Mario and daughter Avery for a beautiful (and semi-romantic) dinner. These three are so comfortable together that you would never know that anything horrible happened between them. Am I the only one that thinks these two will always love each other? Whatever you say about Ramona, I give her props for putting her pride aside and working on her relationship with Mario for the sake of her family – Avery loves it, and it’s a heartwarming scene.
Across town, Leah also has family time with her sister at the now-famous Russian spa; however, instead of it being a sweet scene, it turns sour. Leah’s sister spills the beans that her mom has serious issues with Leah, and instead of wanting to make it friendly with her mom, Leah is now ready for war. I understand family drama, but the relationship with Leah and her family pains me. I wish they would all look at the bigger picture as life is short, and you only get one family.
Also worrisome is Sonja who was kicked out of a gay bar in Philadelphia after giving a speech at a university business school *cringe.* Despite trying to give her townhouse (and life) a face-lift, there still seems to be kinks (and that goes for both her residence and personal life.) While the ladies worry about Sonja, they seem to direct most of their attention towards Ramona, who is a living nightmare every time her birthday comes around, as she loves to celebrate her birthday and announce just how many girlfriends she has coming to her party.
The blessed event of Ramona’s birthday is upon us, and all 5o women have come together to celebrate the day of Ramona’s birth (including Carol Alt.) While Ramona mingles and relishes in the limelight, Sonja laments that she only knows half these women due to her while Leah gets ignored. Despite there being 50 women there, the Housewives decide to go to Mexico, hopefully with some sort of intervention and rehab plan for Sonja. Although the night is about Ramona, the attention turns to Sonja, and I will say I’m team Ramona here. No matter what you think of her, it’s her party, so give her the attention and shut up or leave. Not taking my advice is Leah, who does a very (too sexy) dance with Luann, much to the annoyance of the birthday girl Ramona. Ramona tries to shut production down, especially after Sonja decides to dance on an ottoman (instead of a table) while Leah fights for her right to party. Once again, cringe-worthy – but what were your thoughts?
RHONY airs Thursdays on 9/8 CST on Bravo.