Real Housewives of New York Recap: You Can’t Teach a “Harry” New Tricks [Episode 19]

Posted on Jul 16 2014 - 8:55am by Norrth Cafe

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We open to a discussion of Carole’s birthday. While she’s away in London on a book tour, Heather and a crew of interns plan a 50th birthday party. The theme is “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Carole wants a thousand white lights in the trees, Spanish moss on the tables, white roses, the chandeliers from her apartment hanging overhead, real butterflies as centerpieces, polished apples, headless mannequins, a man walking a headless dog, a snake handler, a fog machine, antique lace around the door, pistols, and a host of other things. Sweet mercy, please tell me those interns are generously paid.

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I’m having a Joan Jett moment! All I can hear, when I see Harry and Sonja is “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” WHY am I enjoying them so much as a couple? They are out shopping for items for Sonja’s dog. Harry talks about getting a dog with Sonja. She reports that things have been heating up in the last 2 months which is a surprise since they dated over 25 years ago. It’s amazing to see him look into Sonja’ s eyes the way he does. It seems genuine, you hope it’s genuine, and then you remember this is Harry. Harry has felt, to me, like the man Aviva married who was too much like her dear father. What kills the soulful eye-gazing moment is Sonja’s TH reminder that Harry is a serial cheater. She says she’d have to Velcro his ass to the sofa to stop him from cheating. Earlier she mentioned that he humiliated her with his cheating the last time they were together. So what happens, next? They take the leap and order a dog, together. Just.NO.

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Kristen and Josh are waiting to see the marriage counselor when Josh tells her that they are going to work on a post nuptial agreement that night… not a good sign. It’s not clear if that means they don’t have a prenup, or if he just wants to renegotiate the terms of their earlier agreement. At this point, she’s earned well over half of their assets putting up with his crap.  While meeting with the doctor, Kristen reveals that the couple never really talks about anything that is important, including having children, the kids just sort of came along.  They deal with everything in their marriage after it has happened. When asked what they like about one another, Josh likes that Kristen always puts the children first. Kristen describes Josh as a good provider. It was a real “kiss your sister” moment. They talk about the last time they went out on a date. Kristen took photographic evidence of Josh being on the phone during that date. The same complaints they’ve been lobbing at each other all season come rolling out.  The only new thing that Josh adds is that Kristen is spending energy on things that aren’t meaningful, to him. Kristen tearfully reveals that she feels her husband doesn’t love her. 

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We return from break with the same scene. If the marriage counselor heard their complaints as often as we have? I’m pretty sure he would be running from the office. Josh’s facial expression should clue him in as to what his own expression might be by the second or third visit – complete apathy. Kristen says she just wants more  communication ,i.e “I love you, but I have to take this phone call…oh, and I’ll buy you a really nice handbag, later.” Josh counters with, “I love you and if you’re a good girl, when I’m done you’ll get ice cream for dessert.” Josh should come in for a few extra, individual, sessions. Kristen swears she won’t get upset about the phone calls if they’re paired with “I love yous.” Sure.  She just wants him to communicate more, like telling her that he’ll be late coming home. Yeah, ok. Kristen is hopeful by the end of the visit that things will change. I think Kristen should refuse to sit and talk about post-nuptial –until she gets a good lawyer.

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Ramona is losing it at the thought of Avery leaving. She channels her energy into helping Avery pack and into giving her a pep talk about how everyone will be ok.  It’s quite a different side of Ramona and it’s endearing.

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Aviva is meeting at “A Step Ahead: Prosthetics and Orthotics” with Heather Abbott, a Boston marathon bombing survivor, who is being fitted for a prosthesis.  I am in awe when I remember that Aviva’s work is real, and leads to significant changes in the lives of real people.  A Step Ahead is donating the prosthetic to Heather. Aviva mentions how much she loves the work she does, but that it reminds her of just how petty the other women have been. ::sigh::

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Oh, it’s a sad, rainy day as Avery gets in the cab to go to the airport to leave for school. Ramona jokingly (?) talks about getting a place in Atlanta – something Mario is against saying that it’s time for her to spread her wings. They talk about how much they’ll miss her. Ramona also jokes that the house will be too empty, they should have/get another child. We are treated to  flashback scenes of the Singer family from the first year of the show, forward, and it’s wonderful to see how Avery has grown and to know that things are going well for her, now. Mario and Ramona are proud… and they should be. THESE are the kinds of family scenes Bravo should share with us, more.

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Sonja is meeting her Christian mystic for dinner – when you figure out what that means, don’t bother letting me know.  I just keep thinking of how much sooner Sonja could have paid off her lawsuit if she didn’t spend so much money on what feels like quackery to me. Sonja flips out her mystic friend when she tells the waiter that tap water is fine since she wants her aluminum count to go up, because it gives you dementia. Then, she says, she’ll have an excuse for some of her behavior.  She detours from her “ Science Friday” moment to tell the mystic to lay out the cards. Wait…whaaaaaa???? The cards tell her that her spiritual journey is very important to her right now. Pishaaaaa! No way! Next he tells her there will be more balance with money – it will increase for her… apparently the cards didn’t know that she’d have to sell her property to pay debts, and rent out her home. He tells her to pull one more for good luck, but pulls a card that tells her that a brunette in her inner circle is a devil in disguise.  Sonja is disappointed to learn it’s not CaroleSonja thinks it is probably LuAnn. What a lucky card, huh?

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Heather has hired professionals to take over the party planning as Carole is praising Heather for getting shit done. Carole comes to help, but makes more demands and drives Heather a teeny bit crazy.  The NYC Health Department won’t allow a snake handler to come into a restaurant #faithrestored. Carole is disappointed, since every party needs a good snake. As she reviews the guest list, Heather accidentally mentions Aviva’s name. Carole says that she’ll invite her to the next party, “Midnight in The Garden of Evil and Evil.” I’m still thinking of Aviva with Heather Abbott and don’t find Carole funny. All arrive at the party but Aviva. They all look dashing, beautifully dressed. Harry is looking at Sonja with puppy dog eyes, again. When asked about Jacques, who is missing, LuAnn lets everyone know that they’ve broken up. 

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Everyone is in black and white, Carole, who says that she feels sexy and empowered and has a great ass, shows up in  a stunning red gown- with a red mask. Now that Carole is with the group, the attention turns back to Lu and Jacques. We find out that he’s told her that he misses her, but not the relationship. LuAnn’s heartbreak is palpable.

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Harry, shortly after making goo goo eyes at LuAnn, something that gets him into trouble with Sonja, tells Sonja he wants a real relationship with her, not just be with  her sexually. He wants to take things to the next level.  He gives her the equivalent of a commitment ring, but not an engagement ring.  It’s to tell her he loves her.

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The rest of the episode brings us:

Heather’s toast to Carole, which begins with a disastrous mic check and a reference to her not being Puff Daddy –but ends on a funny note when she reads an email full of Carole’s “do not” list.

Sonja, believing she’s the last to know about the break up, turns the break up into vindication for herself, stating that Lu is no friend for withholding the truth.  Consoling a friend?  What’s that?

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An interstitial of Luann and Heather singing about Carole turning 50 and not giving a shit… I honestly thought Luann was yelling at Carole, at first, not realizing she was signing.  I’m saving this episode on my DVR, just for that one moment. Awesome. Both are so bad the guests are cringing.  I’m thinking that Sonja is re-living her Hamptons cabaret act and feeling pretty damned good about herself right now.

And finally the worst moment of the night… while Sonja is telling Ramona about the ring, and Ramona is telling Sonja she told Harry to step up or risk losing Sonja, Harry is off flirting with LuAnnLu appears annoyed, at first. Sonja’s Christian mystic will be getting phone calls from half of the upper Eastside after this episode, I’m guessing. We  hear LuAnn tell Harry she’s single now, and adds, “let’s get out of here.” Sonja is left behind.

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I.am.speechless. 

 

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  • Was I dreaming when Kristen told Josh…. “you don’t love me” and Josh ignored her? He didn’t even respond much less correct her. Damn!

    What a sleaze ball Harry is to do what he did knowing the cameras would capture it all. LuAnn look like a damn floozy for leaving with him also.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Josh cannot stand this bish….he mentioned post nup bc he is getting ready to leave her azz.

      • Lorn

        I think so too. Its very obvious he has someone else and wants out.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Great recap Norrth! I rely on your recaps to clarify things. Thank you.

    When Carole was talking about her party and giving her list of over-the-top demands, I thought she was doing some kind of spoof of the typical Real Housewives cast member, complete with the discussion of how her thing is that she likes everything to be perfect at parties. I mean, that’s a serious staple of every Real Housewives show. I thought there would be some kind of gotcha moment, where she said something to Heather (whose party dress was lovely, btw, and the giant glasses at the planning meeting- gorgeous, holla!) like, haha, its ok that we can’t have a snake handler. I was just messing with you. I didn’t really want a snake handler.

    • Hi Reality Junkie! I thought the same exact thing. It was obviously over scripted and fake.

  • italiano bambino

    What harry did was F up but mrs commando should reconsider her “relationship” N.Y. was not bad of a season but it seems they where all over the place. Blame it on the editing. Jmo

    • RonnieIsBack

      Hey Bam, what’s shakin bacon?

      • italiano bambino

        Nm babe waiting forr the leg smackdown I am team #looseleg can’t stand Heather lol

        • RonnieIsBack

          Me too….that will be epic!

    • Hi Bam! I agree, the season was all over the place and it’s foul how the cut Aviva out the episode.

      • italiano bambino

        I was surprised they did that on the show guess they ain’t joking about missing boring trips

        • Yup. The whole season was bust (imo). Most boring season ever.

    • twifan2

      Hi Hi Bam! & Good mornings to you! 🙂
      The ending left me gulping my wine! 😮
      I thought Harry was skeazy, BUT DANG! That was skank of LuLu AND Harry!

      • Good morning sunshine! 🙂

        • twifan2

          Who me?
          I’m ‘cloudy’ this morning. ;D

  • RonnieIsBack

    LOLOLOL that shady Lu…dayum.
    Ramona and her fake moaning..Avery had a look that said “Bish Bye…” but you can tell she adores her dad….
    I must have missed Carole’s “great azz”…couldn;t find it. lOL
    Great recap as always!

    and I am now following you on the Twatta chica!!!! yasssss!

    • I was LMAO at Carole’s ass comment. I wonder who lied to her about that one. She really thinks very highly of herself. It’s comical to watch.

    • italiano bambino

      Luann need it to get revenge after sonja stylist was saying luann like short man and like to dominate them hahaha

      • RonnieIsBack

        And revenge for Sonja hijacking the pirate….Johnny Depp..

    • Reality LuLu

      Avery probably couldn’t wait to get a way from her Pinot drinking Mom.

      • LMAO. Sad but true. I can’t believe how time has flown by. I felt old watching Avery ship off to college. I can’t believe I’ve been watching this show for so long. It’s crazy.

        • Reality LuLu

          I know Doc! If only the adults would mature as well as the kids do. Such a shame. 🙂

  • Carole B.

    Excellent recap! Really feel for Sonya – though she could’ve had a less self-centered reaction to Luann’s breakup. Still. The punishment does not fit the crime !

    • I agree, there’s something odd about Sonja making Lu’s breakup all about her. I think editing made it look like LuAnn and Harry left and went home together.

      • twifan2

        I’m thinking they went out for a drink at a bar.
        Maybe??? :/

        • RonnieIsBack

          Well Harry was drinking something off of Lu…hehehhe

      • SAMRA1116

        Dr.l I’ve left several text for you —-either you know or you don’t care, now I’m going to allow it to spread on my end. I really need to blog.. Off eyes n tracking info. Now please text me — I’ve tried several times to get someone to talk to me.

        • Hey Samra…you mean you left comments for me? I responded to you yesterday and you never responded. What eyes tracking you…. are you referring to? I asked for details but never got a response from you. Is everything OK? Please fill me in.

          • SAMRA1116

            Text me@ TrippingHard1116@gmail.com
            Or check y’all #tip line for hot info—I left an urgent message—

          • Oh Snap…ok…I will text you now. If I was you….I would remove your email. I got it and will text you.

          • SAMRA1116

            Ok or call me asap

          • I just sent you an email…check it.

          • SAMRA1116

            Ok — my head is spinning — I can’t lock my account —it was locked —all away around—-my husband monitor my online info and accounts. Doc thank you sincerely. I don’t say that often. If you can lock my disqus account please do. I’m still being held hostage—I’m tired mentally worn out—my brain is on overdrive, and this is pissing SIDNEY off. My husband is honestly sick of my bleeding heart, with all my diseases, no immune system—I can’t fight a damn constant sinus infection, chronic pain, RA, crippling muscle spasms and cramps takes over my body… I can’t rest until I have my disquic account

          • Hey Samra honey!

            Unfortunately, I can’t do it. But I found this link on how to from Disqus. Let me know if this works

            https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/1197204-making-your-activity-private

          • SAMRA1116

            hell don’t reply to me —I can’t get it to re lock and stayed private..
            I’m deleting my disqui—just be aware that I can’t access, that new gmail.—I’m shut out of my space—but don’t respond back—I don’t want any the smallest infraction to spread—

          • Damn! That might be the best thing. Delete and start fresh. It might be your own computer that is having the issue.

        • twifan2

          Samra, have you ever heard of this org?
          It’s really good & they do lots of good stuff. Check it out:

          https://www.fightforthefuture.org/

  • Reality LuLu

    Hello All. Wonderful recap Norrth. I don’t know you guys – – I am not sold on the Christian Psychic scene. Flipping the card indicating there was a brunette “devil” in Sonja’s inner circle and then having Luann run off with Horny, I mean Harry, was too coincidental. It screamed SCRIPTED to me! I also believe that the whole Sonja & Harry story is just that. A story. She is pulling a Kenya because while she gets guys to bed her, she can’t get them to date her.

    • twifan2

      Thank You Reality LuLu!
      I was thinking the same thing. Sonja needs a story line, just as LuLu does-how convenient for Bravo. :/
      The Christian ‘psychic’???-no words! Too laughable. :D.

      • Reality LuLu

        Lu & Sonja need to pull a Jill Zarin and go on “Girlfriend Swap”.

        • twifan2

          Would they even qualify tho?
          Well, they stand a better chance of being on that show longer. 😉

    • Chloe

      I thought the scenes with Ramona sending off Avery were touching and gave Ramona credibility.

      • twifan2

        Drunkmona lost her credibility—>vulnerability, when she was making those faces when Heather & LuLu were singing. smh
        It’s like if she’s not the center of attention, then everyone who is is not worth the time to be the center of attention.

      • Reality LuLu

        Ramona will never have credibility in my eyes. While I am sure her feelings with Avery leaving were genuine it doesn’t (in my opinion) negate the fact she is a spiteful, mean woman.

        • Chloe

          I’ve always chalked her behavior up to the Pinot induced state.

          • Reality LuLu

            I agree. That and I truly think she takes amphetamines. Either diet pills or Adderall. She can’t be THAT hyper otherwise.

    • Jennymckitty

      The entire Sonja/Harry/Lu Ann thing was sooo scripted. It was like Telenovela.

      • twifan2

        But without the drama music to emphasize the sneakiness! 😀
        Hi Hi Jennymckitty! 🙂

        • Jennymckitty

          Hey Twi. The music would have added a lot.

          • twifan2

            Da Da Da DAAAAAAAAAAA
            Yep it would have! Would have kept me from having to need a shower after looking at Harry! eeeekkk

  • twifan2

    Terrific recap, Nortth! 🙂
    Sorry, but I had to watch the episode last nite when my friend started shouting at the tv. 😀
    But your recap added more snark! Thans! 🙂

  • Chloe

    I sincerely hope there’s another season because I am not prepared to give up NY yet. Here are my thoughts: Bring LuAnn on full time, demote Kristin to a friend of keep Sonja and Ramonational and finally, replace Carole and Aviva.

    • twifan2

      I think this was Bravo’s attempt to hook viewers in to watching.
      Drama!
      We’ll have to wait & see if it works with the final ratings.

    • RonnieIsBack

      I’d rather see NY than NJ and OC combined…

  • nan/4

    I always feel rather isolated with my opinions on matters, and this is no different. To see Luanne crying over the break-up of her relationship with Jacques is laughable. How they lasted this long after her little affair with the French pirate amazes me. Do people not remember this? She’s a sneak and a liar, IMO. Do viewers not remember how mean she was and what a sh*t stirrer she was last season? This season she’s terrific? I guess I’ll never understand. This is obviously just my opinion. SMH…

    Be well everyone!

    • twifan2

      I agree with you about LuLu, nan.
      She’s a hoity toity wanna be, imo.

      I keep wondering why Jacques was even with her! Publicity? Camera hound?

      • nan/4

        It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one. I usually feel kind of lonely when I post my opinions so I thank-you Twi! I hope that you and yours are all doing well. 🙂

        ETA: This was a terrific recap Norrth!

        • twifan2

          Hi Hi nan! 🙂
          Doing good, here in da ‘hood’! 😀
          Hope you having a good hump day! 🙂

          • nan/4

            😉

          • twifan2

            NAN! You need to ‘edjamacate’ someone over on the Rating’ thread. :/

          • nan/4

            I hope that we can keep in touch Twi. I think that you’re wonderful. Heck, I think that this site and everyone here is so nice, and I hope to watch AAtT grow. But talking to myself? Nah…..I’ll pass! :-/

            Be well my friend!

            Nancy

          • twifan2

            Oh Nan, I talk to myself all the time. I’m so intelligent. ;D
            Just post your ideas, opinions on here. Ppl don’t have to agree, but it’s better than being berated like on that other site!
            But you have to do what is best for you! Come back soon, when you feel like posting again!
            Love! Hugs! & Prayers! to you & yours! 🙂

          • nan/4

            Thanks for everything Twi! 🙂

          • Hey Nan…check your email.

          • twifan2

            Thank you, Nan❣ 🙂

      • Reality LuLu

        He did have a wine business to promote ya know! 🙂

        • twifan2

          Being with her didn’t help-imo.

    • Chloe

      HI Nan. The LuAnn/Harry deal is suspect. I don’t trust it one bit. I think Harry would leave with her. The man-whore is rebound mating guy. It would explain why LuAnn has been taking shots at Sonja in her blogs for a while now concerning Harry.

      • twifan2

        Did you notice how his eyes narrowed when he heard about LuLu & Jacques going their separate ways?! Skeazy!

        • RonnieIsBack

          Looking at her like she was a one of those chicken wings…

      • nan/4

        Hi Chloe! I think that the whole Harry/ANYONE combination is suspect! LOL! I think that there might have been some fancy editing that made it look like she left with him. Who knows? Well just have to stay tuned! But as far as Luanne goes, I must have a long memory! I didn’t care for her last season, and I still don’t, but that’s just the way I see it.

        I do want to thank you for your post to me, Chloe. You’re very kind. 🙂

        Be well!

    • Raine Woman

      Hi Nan! You’re not alone. I didn’t even feel bad after I finished laughing at Lu and her tragic breakup!!!

      • nan/4

        IKR??? You’ll never know how much your response means to me! Thank-you so much!

        Take good care Raine. 🙂

  • WestCoastFeed

    Thanks for the excellent recap North Cafe.

    It was good to see Bravo letting Aviva show us her charity work. That was a very nice scene.

    As an occasional NY viewer only, I was surprised to find the one cast member that I had expected to be at least somewhat sophisticated turn out to be completely tacky. Carole’s birthday party–was that supposed to be funny and edgy?

    I don’t for a minute believe the LuAnn/Harry/Sonja business. We’ll see next week, but I suspect it was all concocted by Bravo.

    • I’m shocked Bravo showed Aviva’s charity work. You know the misogynist that work there love to portray her in a negative light.

      • KJ

        Hey dr! How are you on this beautiful Wednesday? Hope all is well!

        • Hi KJ! *waving* Thanks for asking honey. I’m well. How are you and your daughter doing today?

          • KJ

            She’s having a pretty good day thank you! The heats down so that helps a lot! Thanks for asking! It brought a tear to my eye seriously! It’s pretty lonely here at home when I’m used to being out working as much as possible! God love her, she didn’t ask for it, so I don’t ever want her to see the tears!
            God bless you!

          • You are such a beautiful person, KJ! ❤

            I am so happy you found us! {{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}

  • Jennymckitty

    I’m beginning to think that I may be the only female in the eastern US that Harry hasn’t slept with.

    • twifan2

      WAIT! Last time I checked I haven’t ‘had’ Harry either. 🙂

      • KJ

        Hey Twifan! Good Wednesday to ya!
        That makes 3 of us! Yuck!
        Granite Sonja probably has a better body than I do & has more sex/ BUT I won’t be getting aids after being married to the same man for 27 years! I don’t get all the laser done either! I can’t afford it, oh yeah NEITHER CAN SHE!!! HELLO!! Omg!
        She files for bankruptsy yet still enjoys the high life, hmmm who ends up paying for that?? US, I can’t afford it! UGH!!!

        • twifan2

          Hi Hi KJ! 🙂
          I think it’s also because we have taste! 🙂
          Sonja…well let’s just say she has a taste for the good life- & anyway she can obtain it! :/

          • KJ

            Amen sista! Amen!! LOL I have champne taste but I drink BUDLIGHT! I enjoy it!! LOL

          • twifan2

            Whatever makes you happy! 🙂
            Sending hugs, prayers, & ❤ to you & your daughter! 🙂

    • RonnieIsBack

      I checked my condom drawer…I’m covered, he didn’t tap my azz either LOL…

      • Jennymckitty

        Glad to hear it Ronnie. I’m going to NYC in August. I’ll be wearing my chastity belt and carrying mace.

    • Ewww…..what a nasty old man. Sonja can do better, in my opinion.

      • Raine Woman

        I noticed you didn’t deny it… 🙂

        Hi Doc!!!!

        • Norrth

          Hilarious!

        • LOL! Good one.

    • Raine Woman

      I checked my List…no Harry!

    • Norrth

      LOL, I’d like to think I’m on the “No Harry” list!

  • I just happened to scroll up and saw the pic of Heather’s schnauze…YIKES!

  • Raine Woman

    Norrth? I want to watch this with you! What do ya say? 😉 LOL

    OK, Lu & Harry…Did they? Didn’t they? For someone who’s just a “friend” that’s quite the cliffhanger going into the finale. I say they didn’t but I hope they did.

    • Norrth

      LOL, we can live tweet the next episode! I’ll have to watch my manners, because I called Lu and Harry some very awful things. 😉

      • Raine Woman

        I don’t tweet but I’ll certainly figure out how to read yours. And don’t you dare clean up anything. I’m a huge fan of colorful phrasing!

        • Norrth

          ;)))

  • WestCoastFeed

    Ratings are in for NY. 1.13m. Not good.

    • Oh man….I don’t think NY will make it. That’s REALLY bad.

  • Norrth

    Glad to know the AATT crowd is too savvy to get into bed with Harry. ‘))) I would have to boot Lu from my inner circle for “singing” about money not buying class and then leaving a party with Harry knowing he came with (and has been sleeping with) Sonja.

    • Trippinhhard

      He’s lucky to carry a dog around. Now Shannon’s Husband David–I like his persona, and he’s easy on my eyes, but he’s too darn short. lol

  • Trippinhhard

    Norrth excellent blog as usual
    I enjoyed last night show, that’s the kind of show, is what started the intrigue in the HWS… Inside look on some wealthy, non working HWS, always on the go.