Thursday, September 27, 2012

RHONY Have Some Respect - Gowns are Present

I can't believe next week is the season finale of Real Housewives of New York. The season has really flown by. I can't say it was my favorite season, because it isn't, but we got a lot of drama plus some laughs. This is what I want from my Housewives - drama AND fun. Got that, Andy? (Cough cough New Jersey cough cough). Now, as for this week's episode, it was a huge mess. George, Aviva's dad, was wrong, wrong, wrong to ask Ramona to apologize. He needed to drop off those checks and bounce. But of course, he had to get involved. I really don't understand why Aviva would "send" him to the charity, because it makes absolutely no sense to do so. She could have sent the checks with Heather or Carole. Anywhoo, George was out of line and needed to be stopped. He would have had Ramona in the awkward ass conversation all day. And hello??? There's a fashion show going on!!!! Aint nobody got time for that conversation while gowns are present.

It's time to grade the ladies ...

Aviva: It may be the lawyer in you, but I really wish you would stop with these sit downs. You present your case but - may I approach the bench? - enough already. I love that you own everything you do and say and you admit when you're wrong, but the group of women you're dealing with play a whole other ball game. They don't want to hear how they offended you. They don't want to hear your analysis of them. And really, who would? I mean, there is nothing outrageous about what you're saying. It's the delivery that they can't take. You could call Ramona a crazy drunk, but if you do it the right way, she'll laugh and give you a hug. I love that you feel the need to state your case, but the problem is, it doesn't mesh with the show that you're on. I hate to say this, but this may not be the gig for you. Unless you're willing to just play nice and keep the closing arguments to yourself? I really do like you, though. Aviva's grade for the week: F (because her meetings with the ladies are not working and her cross examinations aren't exactly Housewives-friendly).

Ramona: No one is saying you can't party or vacation the way you want. It would be nice, though, if you could realize that not everyone parties or vacations the way you do. We're all different, and it's ok. Now, I think you knew exactly how that meeting with Aviva would go down and you were ready to skeedaddle as soon as it got rough. Maybe that's your defense mechanism, to walk away, but you have to know that Aviva is going to call you out on it. It is a little funny that you walk away as soon as it gets uncomfortable for you, just saying. But hey, if that's how you roll, maybe you shouldn't even entertain the idea of having a sit down/confrontation with anyone. Regarding George, he should not have put his hands on you. Point blank and the period. It was obvious you weren't trying to fight with him at first, but he did keep insisting that you apologize to Aviva, which you're clearly never going to do. I don't know if he required a full blown escort out the door, but you made a judgement call when you were upset, so it's understandable. Ramona's grade for the week: D (for always running away from a sticky situation instead of just hashing it out and being done with it, nothing gets resolved that way!)

Sonja: I truly felt for you with the whole settlement thing. I can see this is affecting you in a major way, not just financially, but emotionally, and my heart goes out to you. Sonja's grade for the week: Pass (she's going through a lot on this episode, so I'm gonna lay off - until next week).

Luann: It was nice of you to be there for Sonja in her time of need and you were really nice to George. I like this Luann a lot. Luann's grade for the week: A (for being a good friend).

Carole: First of all, that gold lame blouse is my new obsession. I must have it. Now, we can move on. I love that you continue to be the voice of reason on this show - you're pretty much on the money in all your confessional/interview segments. And you were smart to take George out of the charity function. That was very kind of you. Oh, and smart move not accepting his offer for a date, by the way! Carole's grade for the week: A (another stellar week for my fave).

Heather: I can't wait to see your fashion show next week and I can't wait for you to put Sonja in her place about the goddamn photo shoot that will never die. Jeez, how many more conversations can you two have about it? I guess we'll find out. Anyway, you were great at Ramona's charity function and again, you have won me over. Heather's grade for the week: A (whodathunk??)

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