The Real Housewives of New York - RHONY

Let’s Discuss RHONY – The Return of Heather Thomson!

Greetings New York fans! With a smaller cast this season we finally get a new addition, despite it being an old cast member. In last night’s episode, Heather Thompson joined the cast, and let’s just say it wasn’t a warm welcome.

But first…Lu and her ever-evolving love life. At the moment Lu is infatuated with her trainer beau named Garth. I have to say that Luann is looking phenomenal this season so whatever Garth is doing for her or to her, it’s clearly working. You do you, Lu! Unfortunately for Sonja, she would rather be in the kitchen with a cup of coffee and a doughnut (similar to the rest of us) and is wondering why just because Luann is dating a trainer, the rest of them have to suffer:

While Lu is up to her old antics, Leah is trying something new by taking a vow of silence. In her freshman year, Leah came off as quirky and fun but something about her this season seems off and her vow of silence comes off as odd vs. funny. Poor Eboni is left to ask as her mouthpiece and I think Ramona is relieved that she doesn’t have to hear Leah for a few hours:

While none of these ladies act very ladylike, they try to class it up anyways and do ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed dinner. The theme is fitting as it’s one of the most iconic NYC movies of all time; however, these ladies surely don’t channel that ‘Audrey class.’ While the ladies dress up in their best Audrey Hepburn-inspired outfits, Heather is distracted by the chilly reception she receives as none of the ladies are thrilled to see her. Heather is banished to the lower level (you can hear Lu cackling somewhere) and isn’t met with hugs and kisses with her ‘holla.’ While Heather plays it cool, Sonja is upset that Heather has been running her mouth about her plastic surgery while also speaking negatively about other ladies on podcasts which doesn’t sit well with Leah:

Heather and Leah do not become fast friends; however reasons as to why vary. According to a source: “Heather could see Leah was acting up for the cameras and using behavior she considered demeaning and exploitative and frankly, crossed a line. Heather wanted no part of Leah so after she left that weekend Heather had no interest in continuing the season at all and stopped filming.”

McSweeney adamantly denies that she was trying to create a story for herself, speaking out on the Chicks in the Office podcast about their issues. Per Leah:

“I don’t know. I guess she or I don’t know who, most likely her planted a story in Us Weekly. Acting for the cameras? I’m trying to stay sane on the cameras so people don’t how batsh-t I really am.” The Bravo star added that she would “never talk to” Us Weekly again after this scandal and stated that Heather is “that chick that’s like, ‘You shouldn’t do this. And I know everything.’ And I’m not with that. It’s not my cup of tea.”

I think it’s safe to say that there’s no love lost between these two and from what we’ve seen, it’s only going to get worse.
RHONY airs Tuesdays on Bravo.

Thoughts on this episode? Are you team Leah or team Heather? Did you like seeing Heather return for this episode?

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