Real Housewives of New York Recap: Open Mic Night & Kristen and Josh Need Help! [Episode 18]

Posted on Jul 9 2014 - 9:18am by Norrth Cafe

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On this episode of the “Real Housewives of New York,” we are back in the city and Kristen is out to dinner with Josh. They are waiting for Heather and Jonathan to arrive. Did you place a bet that Kristen would still be whining about the trip? Did you also guess that Josh would be still defending Heather? You should pay the lottery, next; you apparently know your stuff. Pick up a ticket for me while you’re at it. Josh kisses Heather when they arrive and Kristen has him wipe his mouth. Passive aggressive or openly aggressive on her part? The trip comes up one more time and Heather tells Kristen everyone had a great time, Jonathan calls Heather the boss/bossy, and with the tension broken they move on.  Josh takes things one step backwards when he explains why Kristen can’t relate to him or to Heather – because she’s never had to run a business. Kristen begins to speak and he reminds her that he’s still talking. What is the age difference between these two? He treats her like a teenager instead of his wife.

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Kristen wants Josh to remember he has a family and a wife who fully supports him, but that he doesn’t give support in return. She reminds everyone that Josh took her out of the modeling game to move her to L.A. for his work. After a couple of years, he comes home to tell her that they have to be out of their home in 10 days – they’re moving back to NYC, again for his work. She may as well have whispered those words (about how much she supports him in his endeavors) into the wind for the impact they had on him. Sometimes he seems incredibly cold, to me.

Mario, Avery, and Ramona are together when the Birdland Lounge comes up. Heather, Mario, and LuAnn want to sing together and plan to sing there. We learn that Mario (Singer) loves singing and frequently sings wherever he goes. <—  Sorry, I had to do that. Mario and Ramona point out  that Lu uses a lot of autotune and wonder if she’ll actually sing live. Mario plans to serenade Ramona in front of all of their friends. He begins practicing with Shane, who is there to help Mario practice one of Shane’s new originals. Mario sounds “ok”.  Ramona seems to wince while he’s singing and asks if he’s singing in the wrong key. Precious. Shane suggests that he strips while he sings – mostly taking loose his tie. Mario suggests dressing like Elvis when Ramona says no, because Kristen will jump him and start kissing him. Wow, way to bring back that Berkshires dinner and the luncheon with Brandi and Yolanda!

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Sonja is interviewing new interns, and claims that they all learn so much from her – but that she learns from them too. Sonja is afraid that the prospective intern, who majored in Psychology, will analyze her. Seriously?  Sonja gives the laundry list of the million and one things her interns are expected to do. Pickles should have made a run for the door long ago. Sonja warns the young woman that she runs a tight ship. The prospective intern, who looks afraid, in my book, is saved by Aviva’s arrival. Sonja tells Aviva how everyone talked about her and that Ramona started the discussion. We see a Missoula flashback of Carole’s dime store diagnosis of Aviva and comments about Aviva not wanting to leave Reid, which led to her staying in NYC. Aviva thinks they’ll accuse her of lying about her amputated leg, next. I’m surprised Sonja thought it was necessary to bring the conversations up with Aviva. It didn’t seem, to me, that conversation about Aviva consumed most of the trip, as Sonja claims/implies.

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Sonja tells Aviva that she had her back the whole time even after Ramona made Reid an issue. Aviva tells Sonja she travels the country to visit amputees without her husband, she can’t believe that they all think she’s lying. Sonja says that she feels protective of Aviva and had to tell her because she doesn’t know that the other women have it out for her.

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Carole’s book, “Widow’s Guide,” arrives, both the U.S. and U.K. versions. Things seem to be going well with her career, but the apartment renovations are going wild. She chokes on the dust but continues working. She and her assistant are sending out complimentary copies to her friends in the media and the name dropping begins – the famous who were mentors, colleagues, former lovers, etc. Not impressed. I get the feeling that Carole will get the “Gerard Butler – Brandi Glanville Treatment” at the rate she’s going.

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Next we learn that Ramona feels that she should take Kristen under her wing. She, Kristen, and Sonja are at a doctor’s office while Ramona has a procedure to reduce the slight weight gain around her belly. The doctor, egged on by Sonja, tells Kristen about all of the procedures she should consider, she’s not too young to start. Kristen thinks she needs at least a little botox. Heartbreak. If a woman as gorgeous as Kristen is panicking and thinking she needs a little cutting, poking , and prodding? I have no hope left for young women. Sonja gets on the table, next, and flips over on her belly to ask if her love handles look good from behind. She doesn’t want to get rid of them if they look ok, a man needs something to hold on to, etc. I’m beginning to know far too much about what Sonja likes in bed.

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Later, at home, Kristen decides to cook since Josh said he would come home if she cooked more. She seems so lost in the kitchen – even asking her son if he knows where a couple of things are. She asked Josh to be home at 6pm and he’s not home by 6:30. She calls him at work. They fight because although it’s date night, he didn’t call her to let her know he would be late. He screams that he’s in the middle of a conference call with six people and didn’t have time to text her. She tells the “playa” to “slow his roll” (words to that effect). She’s on speaker phone with the children in the room. She knows he’s stressed out at work and in a TH breaks down because she gets the brunt of it.

Sonja reveals that 25 years ago, before Aviva, she and Harry were hot and heavy until he chose another date over her for a NY’s eve celebration. Now they’re heating up again. We see them in the park having a picnic. Something about them seems to work, I like them.

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Harry and Sonja’s scene are cut short when we see Josh come home. He kisses Kristen as if nothing happened. HA! He’s acting as if he really believed that she was going to let that go. He promises her that the next time he’s going to be late he’ll let her know. Their son keeps reading and their daughter is screaming. Josh mocks Kristen’s cooking skills, which hurts her feelings, and leads her to tell him that he complains when she doesn’t cook and then makes fun of her when does cook. This couple is badly eff’ed up.

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We are back with Sonja and Harry.  She tells him that she loves the fact that he takes her as she is.  She wants him to be a real partner, not just a good time.  She jokes that he’s done well by not bringing a date along on their date.  She reminds him that his family really loves her. Harry tells Sonja he loves her and they kiss. I really want to see more of them.  I could see the show being dumped and watching the Harry and Sonja show!

Back to Kristen and Josh. He’s again reminding her about her lack of business skills and how she doesn’t understand him and what life is like for him. He says that they need a mediator, and Kristen bows before him THRILLED that he’s willing to go to counseling. He thinks that the “mediator” will help Kristen learn to be more sympathetic to him and to get her to change her story. He really believes that Kristen is the real problem in their marriage, he doesn’t seem to indicate that he knows the problem is two way. In a TH Kristen says that she knows it’s serious if he’s willing to see a therapist because he’s not big on therapy. She says that she wants things to work out because he is the love of her life, he is a great guy… and then the thing that actually makes sense to me, he is the father of her children.

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The interstitial: We return to a photo shoot in the park with Lu and Jacques. She is concerned that things have been so tense and she has no idea where things are going with them. He complains while she looks unhappy.

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The Birdland outing arrives. Ramona is excited that everyone will get to see her two husbands (Shane and Mario) sing together. Sonja and Harry make plans to have sex in the bathroom when the singing is over – cancel that Sonja and Harry show. Heather, whose father was a musician, is supposed to back up LuAnn. She tells Heather she looks like a star. Since LuAnn is backing out, Ramona tells Heather that it’s because she has the better voice. Ramona says that LuAnn can’t sing. Dirty Bravo editors (who are worthy of pay raises for this one) use old footage of Kim Zolciak Countess LuAnn in a recording session and it’s TERRIBLE). Ramona is in her smirk-filled heaven, being able to knock LuAnn around.

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LuAnn tells the ladies she doesn’t want to sing because it’s Mario’s big night. Ramona counters that LuAnn is not singing because she doesn’t have autotune. LuAnn feels bullied. Ramona claims Mario learned his song in one day, that Lu is chicken shit. The program begins. WHEW!  Ramona is still chiding LuAnn. Luckily, Mario is up first. He dedicates the song to Ramona. Sonja is nervous because she’s known him for 20 years and the only time she’s heard him sing in the shower… I don’t even want details. Ramona is proud. Mario sounds better now than he did earlier… he is ok-plus. Kristen realizes her husband would never do, and she’s thankful because it’s not her thing. ::sigh:: Is it wrong that I want to see the crowd scanned to see if Mario’s rumored mistress was there?

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HA! Lu criticizes the song and Mario’s voice. I am speechless. Heather is next. She is afraid, but decides to give it her best. She sings “Bill Bailey” – and asks LuAnn to save her if she needs it. She doesn’t sound bad! She sings and dances. I think Josh’s heart just skipped a beat. Sorry, was that also wrong of me?

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The fun continues next week. I’ll see you then!

 

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  • italiano bambino

    Call me crazy but I like aviva to bad she chooses not to attend the trip with the rest. I can’t wait for the leg #epic

    • Hey Bam! You and I both must be crazy because I like her too. Maybe that’s why you and I get along so well. The EPIC leg episode is going to be something else.

      • italiano bambino

        She’s crazy but idk I like her. I wonder who’s she’s arguing

        • Her ass is a bit out there but I like her too. It would be a shame if they let her go next season.

          • italiano bambino

            I know that be a shame. I doubt it since she’s one of the few with money n craziness

      • RonnieIsBack

        Me three..she had me at” white trash” when she called out Ramona and Sonja LOLOL

        • YES! That was classic last season and she was sooooo spot on with that descriptor.

          • RonnieIsBack

            yesss and the way she said it like *dust*
            I hollered!

  • Great Recap Norrth! Again, I rather read your recaps than watch the show. Kristen (sorry Raine Lady) irks my fucking nerves!!!!!!!! It seems she looks for anything to get on Josh about. OMG! Does she not understand how business works? Is she that obtuse and uncaring to understand the pressures of the business world and meeting last minute demands? Be grateful he made it home and be grateful he has a career that affords her the lifestyle to stay home. She’s so childish to me.

    I like how Sonja has Aviva’s back. I feel bad for Aviva and the edit she’s getting this season. I felt sorry for Sonja and Harry. Two old heaux’s reuniting again. It felt dirty to me. LMAO!

    Who know Heather could sing. I don’t care for her or Carole but I give Heather her props. She did a great job! Ramona was in all her glory taunting LuAnn…bwahahaha!! Ramona is so damn crazy pants, she cracks me up.

    • Raine Woman

      Sweet, lovable, amiable Doc, please remember that I reserved the right to hate Kristen in the future. While I have seen glimpses, I’m still not fully there yet. Give it time. LOL

      At times I want to beat Aviva over the head with her own leg. Does that make it better? Hahahaha!

      • Hee hee hee!!! OMG! I like Aviva but yes, glad to know you have it in you. I feel much less guilty now.

        Hope you’re having a good day, Raine.

        • Raine Woman

          Guilty? Don’t you dare! You’d be surprised at what I’m capable of thinking which is why I have to pace myself and dole it out slowly.

          It’s Wednesday…that’s all I got. But I do hope yours is amazing!

          • Ahahaha! You’ve been holding back? Oh do unleash the beast within ma cherie! 🙂

            Yeah, same here….trying to get over the hump.

          • Raine Woman

            Ah, vous parlez francais?

            If I did that, Doc, I would have no friends or this lovely group of peeps to comment with. I like all you guys, so I have to censor.

          • I love you. You are HILARIOUS! *muah*

          • Raine Woman

            Right backatcha, Doc!!!! 🙂

          • Raine Woman

            OT, sorry… When you have time (HA!) I’m dying for your thoughts on BB16. That house is blowing up and falling apart. Love it!

          • Oh , I’m so far behind but will catch up tonight. I promise.

          • twifan2

            Me no parlez. But I do sprechen some. 🙂

          • Raine Woman

            I’ve heard that about you!

          • twifan2

            Who? Yo? It wasn’t me. It was Milania! 🙂
            *munches on sprinkle cookie*

          • Raine Woman

            Hey, you want to Giudice it up and deny your sprechen abilities, that’s fine. It’s already out there. 😉

          • twifan2

            :p

          • twifan2

            ‘Pace’ one’s self? Really?
            *ponders that over a sprinkle cookie* :/

          • Raine Woman

            Yes…Really! The first thing you learn as a professional hater is to pace yourself!

            You’re going to need WAY more sprinkle cookies!

          • twifan2

            *goes out to Costco, Sams, Wally World-puts orders in on net*
            OK, I’m setting up. 🙂

      • twifan2

        I’ll hold Aviva for you, Raine. 😀
        Kristen gets on my nerves! My neighbor’s 2 month old doesn’t whine as much as her! :/

        • Raine Woman

          Twi!!! We can take turns. I would gladly hold her down so you could take a few whacks! Or how about a fun game of “Keep Away?” Too much?

          If your neighbors are close enough where you can hear a 2 month old, you need to move. I have a guest cottage you can use occasionally if you need some peace.

          • twifan2

            I like Keep Away! Maybe some Cricket with ‘the leg’? ;D

            LOL I only hear the baby whine when I’m over there.
            BUT I’ll take you up on that cottage offer! 🙂
            *grabs floaties, inflated rubber ducky ring, WINE, sprinkle cookies* I’m ready! 🙂

    • RonnieIsBack

      Agreed and unlike Mari-Heaux she doesn’t brag about her pipes..you would think his azz was gonna bust a Harry Connick, Jr. or Frank Sintra vocals…not…he did fine for karaoke….smug bastard..he deserves Ramona..lol
      Sonja is only having ADiva’s back because she wants Harry’s front..permanently..LOL

      • RealitytvJunkie

        That’s a smart observation about Sonja having Aviva’s back. I didn’t think of it that way.

      • Yes ma’am! I love your comment below about “you can’t turn a heaux into a housewife,” Sonja and Harry need to have a seat. They are both broke down old ho’s trying to make a storyline. Have a several seats!

        • RonnieIsBack

          Exactly and if you read Lu’s blog she bust their chit wide open….she was like Harry was dating err body during this time and so was Sonnnnya! LOL

    • Birdie11

      She was relentless…especially because Mario could barely hold a note. I loved it when LuAnn called her a cow…that was hilarious.

  • Chloe

    This season has been boring. I watch for the recaps. Great recap, btw. On another note, I have been watching season 2 of rhny. God, that was a good season. One of the things that made it great was that we were watching their lives that actually existed before real housewives. Nowadays, their lives seem to be created for the show. Also, they went to really fun events that other people (quasi celebs) held. Now it’s only the events or vacations that are basically created by Bravo. Also, when season 2 was on, I was always team Bethany but I realize what a bitch she was to Kelly when they first started filming. Not that I’m on Kelly’s side but she never had a chance with Beth. Oh and Kelly def had a diagnosis, not sure what it is but def a psychological issue.

    • Hi Chloe! Love the avi. I can’t stand Kristen. I think she’s the jerk that starts all the fights with Josh then complains and cries like a baby. She needs to grow up.

      • RonnieIsBack

        I now see why she and bones Brandi are buds….

    • WestCoastFeed

      Hooray. Chloe. It’s good to find someone else who saw how nasty Bethenny was to Kelly. No wonder Kelly worked herself up into that distraught emotional state when Bravo forced her to go on that vacation.

      • Chloe

        Thanks. Bethenny is very rude and bossy. She has no respect for others and I can clearly see why Kelly had an emotional breakdown on Scary Island. I felt horrible for Kelly. I thought the negative backlash towards her was unjust.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Meth was horrible to Kelly and extremely jealous of her….I loved it when Kelly was like “I’m here and you are here….classic. When she called Meth a hoebag she became my new BFF.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    I’ve had enough of Josh and Kristin. That’s not entertaining, it’s depressing and irritating. Go be a masochist on your own time, I don’t wanna watch that. And I’m his target consumer (total running fool) but wouldn’t touch that product if you paid me b/c he’s such a loser. He doesn’t seem to realize that the more stressed he acts, the more ‘in trouble’ his business appears. He’s not only coming across as a jerk, he’s looking like he’s just a poor business manager who can’t succeed in any line. Sorry if that sound mean, but that’s how he looks. Exhibit A- this show is an hour long weekly advertisement and he’s completely RUINED it by acting like a cont.

    • RonnieIsBack

      she just doesn’t know how to let it go..I wanted to scream at her too…

  • RonnieIsBack

    Great recap Norrth!!!!
    Mario is a jerk..plain and simple and he thinks his chit doesn’t stink…I wonder if the mistress was in the audience also…Ramona is a big turtle jerk and if she would STOP DRINKING she wouldn’t be so damned dehydrated and her belly wouldn’t bloat….bish pick up a Voss instead of Pinot once in a while lol.
    Heather did a good job and Kristen is hella jealous…Josh is King of the Jerks but Kristen wanted that pocket change and a fancy yet minuscule apt in upper Mahattan so she caved..now you are mad? You better talk to dumb dumb/I mean Horse-sha..when you want to change the plans, you get le divorced with nada, ziltch…zip…keep ya mouth closed and spend that money and for Pete’s sake do NOT go to a female therapist….Josh will run off with her..
    Sonja and Harry…heheh you cannot turn a Heaux into a Housewife (as Mr. Morgan), nor can you turn a panty chaser into grampa (ask err’body else).
    I always said Pepe LePew is one mean chump..LuMann should have seen this coming…

    • RealitytvJunkie

      Luann definitely handled Ramona well, especially considering how distraught she must have been about the whole Jacques situation. Romana is ridiculous to manipulate Mario into singing a song she asked her friend to write about her seems pretty desperate. It was obvious Mario wasn’t singing to her. He didn’t even mention her name and he seemed much more excited about Heather on stage.

      • twifan2

        His whole body language was not on Drunkmona.

        • RealitytvJunkie

          I agree, that was very obvious.

          • twifan2

            I mean, I don’t care for Drunkmona or Mario, but it’s telling that he’s ‘not that into her’ anymore.

      • RonnieIsBack

        oooh yassss and Lu threw tons of shade in her blog on them all…I was like dayum somebody really pissed her off.

        • RealitytvJunkie

          Kudos to the countess for reading them bitches graciously!

  • OK, I just rewatched the episode and Heather can’t sing. She’s not horrible but she’s not a real singer. But I still give her props for getting up there and trying her best.

    • RealitytvJunkie

      I thought she did a better job than anyone of the ladies would have done.

      • LoLo

        She was not record worthy but she did a great job. She took ownership of the stage & it wasn’t awkward to watch. Mario’s performance made me cringe. Ramona pretending the song was about her.

    • Birdie11

      Nope…she just sounded fun and spunky next to Mario giving everyone headaches.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Awww why you gotta talk about Jimmy Durante and dat nose hat cha cha!!!!! LOL

  • twifan2

    Thank you for the amazing recap, Norrth Cafe! 🙂
    You make it more interesting to read about the show than actually watch it!
    BUT I kind of wished there was more scene time about Harry & Sonja. 🙁
    AND I could have done with out Drunkmona & her jabs at LuLu Belle. :/

  • LoLo

    While I feel for Kristen’s situation it’s hard to sympathize with her. I’ve been there only my husband worked much later & longer hours. If she wants that lifestyle then shut up with the nagging & whining. Make it enjoyable for him when he gets home. She goes on & on about everything. Even the Heather “BOSS’ thing. They made peace, but she can’t stop mentioning it. I feel like she is jealous of the other ladies careers. She’s said more than once how the kids changed things. She’s lucky she gets lunches with the girls, spa & gym days, girl trips & date nights. Most stay at home moms are tracking the kids back & forth to school, practice, games, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping & cooking. She’s lucky to have what she has, all paid for by her husband.

    • BOOM! Awesome comment and I agree 100%!!!!

    • RonnieIsBack

      On the money!!!!

  • SouthTampaLily

    great recap!

    • Hey honey! Miss you. Hope all is well.

  • Birdie11

    The best moment BY FAR in this epi is when Harry is shoving in chicken wings (I think) as fast as he could while Mario was at the height of his awkward serenade. That was the best. I’ll bet his chippy was out there, and he was really butchering that song for her.

    • RonnieIsBack

      hehehhehe yassssss!

  • Do the Taekmans not remind you of The Beadors? It’s a going trend that HWs stars are getting divorced, separated, and down right nasty with the husbands. My unsolicitated advice, don’t do the show if you already have maritial problems.

  • RonnieIsBack

    And Heather’s huzzzzband is cute…like the Snuggle bear lol..

  • RonnieIsBack

    I wantd to toss up ADiva’s inhaler for Mario…no wind having chump…and he was really barking at Ramona before his “performance”…I was waiting for him to say “go sit ya drunk azz down I’m singing this for my boo…”

    • Birdie11

      HAHAHAHAHA….I would go hide in the bathroom if I were Ramona or the tramp on the side, if Mari-ho sang such an embarrassing song OFF KEY to me! BLECH!!

      • RonnieIsBack

        HE should have sang…Cheating is Effortless….when your woman is aways drunk….effortless….

        • Birdie11

          Oh that is BEAUTIFUL. *wipes away single tear*