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The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: The Reckoning

June 16, 2011 09:26 PM by Shayla Perry

With the “trip of a lifetime” over and done, it’s time for the ladies of Bravo‘s Real Housewives of New York City to return to Manhattan where their problems await them. Sonja Morgan’s mounting debt, Ramona Singer’s marriage …. Oh, ya habibi! It’s gonna be quite the homecoming!

After a startling reading from a fortune teller in Morocco, who told her that her husband has been unfaithful, Ramona Singer is eager to get home and prove to everyone (including herself) that things are more than okay between her and Mario. Unfortunately, Mario didn’t get the memo, and Ramona spends what seems like forever waiting for him, alone, with nothing but her pinot to comfort her.

Alex McCord and her hubby, Simon, are enjoying some actual face time after many failed attempts at a long-distance rendezvous while Alex was in Morocco. Over a candlelit dinner complete with raw oysters, Simon tells Alex that he hated having her gone for so long, but it was almost worth it just to get the huge hug he got from her when he met her at the airport. Alex points out that Simon was the only husband waiting at the airport, and the two toast to their happy marriage.

Back at the hotel, Mario finally arrives — seemingly after his own private “turtle time.” He follows the trail of rose petals Ramona’s sprinkled on the floor to find his wife in some sexy, red lingerie — and a few Bravo cameras. How romantic!

After an awkward kiss on the cheek, Ramona tells Mario that she wanted to spend a quiet, romantic evening with him (and the Bravo cameras) to show him how much she appreciates him. And what better way to start off a romantic evening with your husband (and the Bravo cameras) than to tell him about the fortune teller who said he was cheating on you?!

Side note: Does anyone else notice that when Ramona gets nervous or upset, everything she says sounds like a question? Great, if you’re a contestant on Jeopardy, but not so much if you want people to take you seriously. Just sayin’.

Ramona asks Mario what he thinks about what the fortune teller had to say, and he tells her that the only other woman in his life is their daughter Avery. Ramona is so excited that they both thought of Avery, and Mario tells her that he’s perfectly happy with the two ladies in his life, so she has nothing to worry about.

Back at Alex McCord’s abode, Simon has a little surprise for his lady — a basket full of lingerie that he’d like her to try on for him (and the Bravo cameras).

While Simon’s getting a fashion show, Mario’s being treated to a massage from Ramona and what appears to be some massage oil that either she’s selling or someone close to her is, because the massage session resembled a very bad infomercial.

Meanwhile, Cindy Barshop is having some time with her true love — her business. After talking shop for a few minutes, Cindy goes to show her brother the pictures Jill Zarin sent her from the Morocco trip, only to find that Sonja Morgan cut her out of most of the photos. Oh, snap!

Speaking of Sonja Morgan, she’s out enjoying a fabulous facial treatment with her niece. While she’s getting ready, Sonja shows off her new clothes that happen to have the tags still on them! Sonja says that she keeps the tags on to remind herself of the great deal she got on them. (Riiiiiight.) It suddenly comes out that Sonja filed for bankruptcy to the tune of $19 million, which explains why Sonja’s behavior was so erratic on their trip, but it seems that Lady Morgan is still in denial about how bad things truly are for her.

Later, Jill Zarin invites the ladies to help her evaluate the new shape wear line she’s developing. The gang’s all there — minus Kelly, who was busy, and Ramona, who Jill says she just can’t have involved with her business; especially after Ramona talked her out of a deal with Kodak.

It’s the first time everyone’s seen Sonja since her debt’s been splashed all over the papers. No one else really wants to get into it, but Jill goes after Sonja, trying to understand what went wrong. It appears that Jill knows more about Sonja’s situation than Sonja.

It’s also the first time Alex and Lu Ann de Lesseps have spoken since the Morocco trip. Lu Ann isn’t pressed to mend their relationship, because she doesn’t feel that she and Alex were ever really that close to begin with, but Alex pulls the Countess aside and asks if they can meet to talk things over sometime soon, and Lu Ann accepts the invitation.

After the focus group, Alex McCord meets with Ramona and tells her about what Jill said was the reason she wasn’t invited. Ramona’s upset that Jill didn’t tell her what was going on, and even more upset when Alex gives her the 411 on what Jill said to Sonja.

Ramona makes an effort to console Sonja the right way, and invites her over for a little chat.

Finally, Lu Ann de Lesseps and Alex McCord meet to talk about their issues.

And that, my friends, is how you have a public argument with class.

Whose side are you on — Lu Ann or Alex?

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9 Responses to “The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: The Reckoning”

  1. Rambonctious Says:
    June 16th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Team Luann.

    First, Alex says she wants to be supportive of Sonja and not intrusive, and she’s the first one to bring up the bankruptcy.

    Then, she goes to blab to Ramona that Jill had a focus group and didn’t invite her. What’s that about? It’s not a middle-school slumber party!

    Then, after Alex had inserted herself into business that had to do with Ramona and Luann in Marrakesh and had caused a ruckus, she meets with Luann to tell her that she, Alex, is offended. Alex should have been apologizing.

    All the while, Alex is giving talking-head interviews about stuff that’s none of her business.

    Alex is wrong.

  2. Rina Says:
    June 16th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Jill is a know-it-all, so what if her father and sister are attorneys-that doesn’t make her an expert in legal situations. I think that Jill and Luann are jealous of Ramona. Afterall, Ramona is a successful businesswoman in her own right, Jill works in her husbands fabric store and Luann is a pseudo countess with no real skills. Oh yeah, she is a singer, writer and LPN.

  3. Maria Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 6:37 am

    What I find most incredible and hypocritical is the Countess telling Alex to stay out of her business with Ramona when that is ALL she does with anyone who “attacks” Jill. I think that Jill and Bethenny could have made up if the darling Countess LuAnn had stayed out of it. But she didn’t! She never does! She is always up Jill’s bum! What nerve that Countess has. She needs to take her own advice and mind her own business. D

  4. Housewife Fan Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I am Team LuAnn….As a Newyorker I can say Alex is just too desperate to be a socialite, and with the obvious self serving dose of friendship she hands out to everyone..she is well on her way. Ramona simply belongs in a room with lots of medication.

  5. debbie Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Team Alex–

    Who does Luanne think she is? Countess schmountess! She’s a stuck-up snob. I feel sorry for her kids because they’re being raised to be jerks. Alex has every right to express herself, as Luanne always expresses her condescending ways. Someone needs to stab Luanne.

  6. Toni Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Sorry, but LuAnn is a snake, this is not the woman to trust nor to hang with as a true real friend, she is so fake. She talks to everyone with a condesceding ways she talks down to people and never answer the questions that is asked of her when others need answer, but when it is her she demands it and is up in your face talking like shyt to others. She feels that she is better than anyone and feels she is above and has the right to talk down to them and make them feel shyt. I can’t stand her, she is not a lady, she is not countess, she is fake, she is evil, who the hell wants to be her friend let alone do business with her, she is evil.

  7. Lena Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    The scenes with Silex and Ramona and Mario–gagging. Both Alex and Ramona seem to be doing a lot of acting this season. Regardless, I prefer them to Luann who always seems to lose her manners around lesser beings. Both Alex and Ramona accept criticism and can apologize when called out. Luann not only can’t accept criticism but comes back with name calling and threats. This is a poor example for her minions and makes her a giant hypocrite.

  8. Mindy Says:
    June 18th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Team Alex… LuAnn needs to get over herself.

  9. Tresstine Says:
    June 18th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Team Alex!

    LuAnn is pretentious, self-righteous and a bore.
    I am so tired of her ‘hostessing’ abilities. Her dismissive treatment of Alex was classless!


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