Real Housewives of New York Recap: All Legs Are Off! [Season Finale]

Posted on Jul 23 2014 - 10:00am by Norrth Cafe

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Sonja is in a foul mood the morning after Harry and LuAnn’s betrayal, driving the interns crazy.  She sprained her leg chasing after him and is hurt – physically and emotionally, that he would leave her behind at the party after just giving her that ring. Ramona and Kristen are there to give Sonja comfort and validation. Sonja reports hearing LuAnn saying that she’s single now – one of the interns confirms hearing it too.  Ramona says F-her and says that she’s not a girls’ girl. Kristen says she’s just now finding that out about Lu. Sonja thinks Harry will regret it and states that he is not getting the girl. She is attracting tons of men and doesn’t need him. GO SONJA!  I hope she means it. 

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Kristen and Josh are up next. My stomach is turning because I always wait for him to put a smack down on her out of the blue. She mentions that they have had several sessions with the therapist and things are going well. He’s planning an ad campaign and wants to skew “younger and more vibrant.” She’s shocked that he doesn’t want to use his model wife, someone who uses his products daily and who still looks pretty good. She says that she hates to think of seeing someone he paid to advertise his product on a billboard instead of her. To my surprise, he takes her seriously and says his team will consider it. Kristen, who feels she is so much more than just a housewife, is excited thinking she’ll be featured on a billboard. Bravo TV is like a shame and fear inducing partner. Whenever a HW is happy, I wait for production to drop the other shoe. A happy housewife, on this show, is often an omen for very bad things.

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Back as Sonja’s: she’s calling for Pickles to help her get her crutches, scooting down the stairs in fashionable low heel boots. BRILLIANT! Sonja is throwing a party for those who are #TeamSonja, roughly 35 people who have helped her maintain her life – Heather (who tried to help her with her branding), Aviva (Just because), her dog groomer, facialist, etc. I’m assuming Ramona is on the list of the fabulous 35 who’ve kept her going. Just then, LuAnn walks through the door. We find out that Sonja called her over. LuAnn is first denying that she jumped into a cab with Harry – she would never do that having just broken things off with Jacques. She says that Sonja’s sources are stirring up trouble that he jumped in the cab with her. She also claims that she thought Sonja went home and thinks Sonja should be asking why Harry would leave her at a party. Lu claims she has not slept with Harry and wants Sonja to have faith in her; they only went dancing.  Sonja shows maturity and says that she has known LuAnn too long and invites her to the party. OH NO! Sonja wants an explanation from Harry or he will lose her for good. :heavy sighing:

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Heather is working on getting a new handbag for Carole – stating that her good friend needs to up her bag game.  The bag she chooses is 9K, but the proceeds go to a children’s charity.  We get an update on Jax. We find out that there is a second opinion on the surgery that was supposed to help reverse the hearing loss – flashback to the summer in the Hamptons and the hope raising phone call from the first doctor.  The opinions are in conflict. Carole relates the story of her husband getting multiple opinions when he became ill. Heather and Jonathan have decided to listen to Jax, who has said that he doesn’t feel his hearing is that bad and they decide to wait before taking action. 

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Kristen is being included the eBoost campaign!  She’s excited. Josh holds a string bikini and says he wants to know if she’s planning to wear it.  She jokingly says that she has to “run down the street and get a wax for that one, player.” The room laughs and in that moment, I get why they got together in the first place. Kristen is excited that they get to see each other in their own element. I hope it will be good for Josh to see his wife as a professional.  The photographer wants “orgasmic” reactions from her.  Josh likes what he sees and asks her to bring it home.  Kristen notices that he seems impressed.  He hugs her and tells her she still has it.  So cute. If the producers saved this scene for the finale, THANK YOU!  It was worth airing.

Back to Sonja who feels that Harry takes too many chances.  He wants to talk things out and move beyond it. He claims that he did call her the next morning, she’s not buying it – she knows he didn’t and he calls her every morning. She wants him to know how it hurts her that he gave her a ring and ditched her. He claims Heather told him not to let Lu go by herself. They told him they would wait for Sonja. She tells him it’s bullshit. He tells her nothing happened with LuAnn, he wished it had, but nothing happened. Harry says it was stupid to leave and thinks they shouldn’t end a 25 year relationship over this. She says that she’s not ending their relationship, just the concept of him being with her in a committed relationship. She breaks up with him. She tells him if they’re both single in another 10 – 20 years, maybe they can try again. I could kiss Sonja for standing up.

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Carole’s apartment looks great. We see it as she invites Kristen and Heather over for drinks.  She does have a desk and chair in the kitchen but the kitchen is still there.  Her old apartment was first-real-job-after-college cool.  The renovation is successful-adult-beautiful. The finishes are amazing and must look even better in person. Heather praises Carole’s great taste.  They also look at the new book. Kristen jokes about wanting to write a book and finding out if Carole knows someone. Carole jokes that she knows a good ghostwriter. #LetItGo. They can’t understand why Sonja loves Aviva after getting a text to let them know that Aviva will be at her party. Kristen comments that Aviva is the outsider. The other two join in and make biting comments about Aviva. Heather tops it with a comment about Aviva’s need for mental health counseling. I always find those comments small and petty coming from co-workers, especially since each of these women have had less than stellar moments on screen. They plan to take her down at Sonja’s party. Utterly classless.

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For some reason, one I cannot fathom, Ramona and Carole are having lunch together. It airs as part of the interstitial. Ramona talks about a super hot guy who was after her when she was younger, before Mario. That guy? FABIO! Whoa! Carole is stunned and tells her she should tell Mario to be careful, she could have had Fabio. We learn that Ramona feels that she and Mario have an incredibly hot relationship; there is nothing for him to worry about. I now think Ramona is too good for Mario if the scuttlebutt about him is true.

Sonja is late for her own party, but Lu and Sakoto. No contact? I waited for the fireworks. The guest of honor has finally arrived – Sonja even introduces Pickles by her given name: Naomi. The other housewives are gossiping about Aviva, who comes in shortly after Sonja walks into the room. Ramona can’t believe Sonja is giving a speech instead of personally greeting the friends she’s kept waiting for more than an hour. LuAnn is snarking about the speech and Sonja, as Sonja is speaking. Ramona finds the speech rambling. Sonja thanks them all for making her the person she is and says the party is for them, not her. Given the hell of the Montana trip, the HWs are pissed that she didn’t bother asking them about it. Sonja calls them emotional vampires for ramping up and making Aviva feel excluded. Sonja says that she saw them talking while she giving her speech, Heather denies it and then says, well, it was a long speech. Sonja is not happy.

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Kristen turns to Aviva’s weight loss (10 pounds by Aviva’s reporting, 15 by Kristen’s estimation).  Since, she says, asthma is supposed to make you bloated, she thinks Aviva should deal with whatever has caused her to lose so much weight in two weeks – which appears to be the amount of time since the Montana trip. Heather, in a TH, says that Aviva is toxic and should know that no one is just going to forgive and forget. They tell her that her problems are bigger than asthma. Kristen swears she’s been trying to be a friend to Aviva – Aviva refutes that. Carole tells her she’s been the most horrible person to all of them. Aviva pulls her x-ray to prove she has asthma. She tries to use sarcasm to show how silly the women are and it falls flat.  She says that Carole is orchestrating it to punish her for what she’s heard about Carole’s writing. Lu, in particular, is upset by Aviva.

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I find this all too odd.  Are they seriously ganging up on her for NOT traveling with them? It is bizarre to me that they question her health, or that she continues to try to provide evidence that she is ill.  I would say SCREW IT. Is Heather now unstable?  She begins yelling that she wants to go home, this is not worth her time. Are these women crazy? This was Sonja’s party and they turned it into a bullshit battle over things they don’t really care about, I’m sure. If it’s true none are coming back but Ramona, I will miss Sonja, but applaud losing the rest of them, Aviva for her own sake, the other women for my sake. No matter how you feel about Aviva, it seems to be true that the rest of them didn’t turn on her until the book issue. I am floored about their bragging about their great lives, as they become mindlessly caught up in minutia. 

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Aviva says that everything is real about her but her leg, and takes it off and throws it at Heather. The room is stunned. Aviva tells Heather that it seems that Heather wants her to crawl home.

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RHONY

Heather finds it amusing and annoying. That’s pretty much the way I’ve felt about most of the season. We find out that:

  • Kristen is doing well with her new modeling agency.  She and Josh are on track.
  • Heather’s son Jax had a less invasive procedure and they continue to monitor things.
  • Aviva has moved on with her book and is feeling good about life.
  • Carole gives Aviva her leg back and follows up by telling her she needs help.
  • Ramona and Mario are working on their marriage and Avery got straight A’s her first year.
  • Sonja has sold her home in France to pay her debt and appears to still be Harry free!
  • Speaking of Freedom.. Reunion and OUT!  I’ll see you then.

 

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  • Norrth

    As a person who advocates for people with mental illness, I have to tell you all, that last night’s episode was heartbreaking for me and it made me incredibly angry. I get that these shows can create mob mentality and the wives occasionally gang up on another HW, but I recap OC and NYC and it was back to back days of mean assholes trying to convince the world another woman was crazy, because they don’t like her, not because she has an official diagnosis.

    OC and NYC did a disservice to people who are mentally ill. Oddly enough, in both cases, in my book, the women who were doing the accusing had their own strange histories of erractic behavior. I am so disgusted by LuAnn that she would admit on WWHL, that she could tell, as a former nurse, that Aviva was having physical symptoms of a real illness, but did nothing on the show to stop the pile on. I DESPISE Carole’s willingness to spout her uneducated guess and label Aviva (no matter how she feels about her). I’m sorry, but I wish Aviva would slap them with a defamation lawsuit. What happened last night was not ok in my book.

    • twifan2

      That is another reason I’ve stop watching some of these shows. They don’t think before they slander someone! These people just throw things out there to make themselves look ‘insightful’ about a person’s character?! They need to look at themselves FIRST & foremost!

      • RonnieIsBack

        Absolutely!!!

    • Sara

      I agree, that really bothered me as well. For them to say Aviva has a mental illness and mock her for it behind her back is childish and very insensitive.

      Then they try to talk to them about it and almost immediately start yelling (ahem, Kristen) is hypocritical to say the least.

      • RonnieIsBack

        And none of them are licensed therapist, etc…they need to get over it..

  • WestCoastFeed

    Thanks for the honest and unbiased recap, North. It is about time someone took a look at these women dispassionately. This need to choose sides like the women were sports teams has become extremely tiresome and may be the reason the housewife shows are losing their viewership. I see comments about this woman or that woman that pick on one small event where she looked foolish and then see it repeated and repeated ad nauseum as if it were some kind of proof that the woman is worthy of derision. And then that woman is given an ugly nickname that is supposed to be a clever take on her shortcomings. I realize the producers are at fault for most of his and edit the shows to elicit this sort of audience response.

    Anyway, hooray for you North, for pointing out just how unfair the cast has been to Aviva. I will join in by complaining about how unfair the viewing audience has been, too.

  • Excellent Recap Norrth! Thank you for reporting the series honestly. I’ll be right back with my opinion of the episode.

  • Chloe

    The finale was utter hilarity at its finest hour.

    • WestCoastFeed

      It was very funny.

  • TopGear

    Kristen saying asthmatics are fat and bloated was the most insensitive thing to leave her mouth all season.

    • twifan2

      AND STUPID! It’s not necessarily true. :/

    • Sara

      Steroids can make you bloated but not necessarily the ones you take for asthma. It was an uninformed comment. Kristen seems to make many uninformed statements.

      • twifan2

        I’m sorry, but Kristen gives women a bad rep for having intelligence! :/

      • Malinda Wilson Smith

        Well, she admits she is not the
        brightest bulb” but she’s pretty!!! LOL

        • True…LOL!!!!

        • Sara

          Thanks for reminding me of her ridiculous intro, lol.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Yes she is stupid.

        • Sara

          Lol and she’s so proud of it.

      • She’s an idiot that runs her motor mouth with no knowledge of what she speaks. A total emotional unstable airhead.

        • noarguingwithstupid

          No argument there, Doc!!!!!!!

          • Thank you!! 🙂

          • TTaA will be so happy to see you, she ask for you very often.

          • twifan2

            There you be! 🙂
            Sorry having probs here today. 🙁

          • WestCoastFeed

            NAWS. Hooray! How are you feeling?

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Good days, bad days!!!!! Bad knees mostly!!!! Makes posting uncomfy!!!! Thanks for asking, West!!

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Bless Yer Heart NAWS!
            So Glad to see your little Orangutan avatar/pic!

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Glad to see you are ok my sweets!!!!! Trying to get caught up!!

    • Norrth

      I hope she apologized in a follow up blog.

  • Sara

    Luann needs to just stop with the “I was laughing because the dirty shoe was next to the clean silverware!” farce–I mean, how disingenuous. It was patently obvious that the laughter was for the sheer absurdity of someone slamming a prosthetic leg down on the table at what was supposed to be a civilized affair (okay, kinda civilized). Luann needs to stop acting like her delicate etiquette sensibilities were so tickled that she erupted with a fit of the giggles.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Exactly she should have been more offended that they served pigs in a blanket.

      • Sara

        My point exactly. 😀

  • italiano bambino

    Throw them the leg aviva after coming after her for literally NOTHING starting crap was just stupid. Glad aviva give them a taste of there own venom

    • twifan2

      Hi Hi Bam! 🙂
      She should have whacked them over their heads with her leg! 😀
      Beat some sense, compassion into them!

      • italiano bambino

        I know smacked the hell of all 3 specially Heather and Kristen

        • twifan2

          Drunkmona too-just for the heck of it! ;D

          • italiano bambino

            As a bonus LMFAO

          • twifan2

            3 points, Bam! 😀

    • Hey Bam Bam! 🙂

      Hope you’re having a good day.

      I’m glad Aviva threw her leg too. It saved the the whole season IMO. People only tuned in to see her do it. I hope Bravo recognizes that and keeps her or give her a spin-off.

      • italiano bambino

        She’s def coming back the scene was pure must see TV and those 3 bitches didn’t saw it coming. They should thank her for saving the season. Jmo

        • I hope so but I found it odd Princess Andy didn’t have Aviva on Watch What Happens Live last night.

          • italiano bambino

            Maybe he didn’t want Heather and aviva go ad it? Perhaps?

          • Andy not wanting a fight for ratings is like saying Teresa Giudice is not a criminal. Hahaha!

          • RonnieIsBack

            Agreed..if anything ADiva probably said thanks but no thanks…I don’t blame her.

  • Malinda Wilson Smith

    This was the most idiotic season I have seen of NY housewifes which used to be my favorite. It is my guilty pleasure so to speak. But this season of RHONY was absolutely ridiculous. Then Luann gives away the whole leg on the table thing by telling us that the whole thing was staged and filmed having them move this way and that to get the shots right and that she did not go home with Harry, they merely shared a cab. Then Sonia comes on all heartbroken and done with Harry over nothing. How freaking stupid.

    • OMG! Are you serious? When/where did LuAnn spill the tea about the #LegGate being fake? I knew the Harry/LuAnn thing was fake. You could clearly see it was staged for dramatic effect.

      • Malinda Wilson Smith

        On the after show with Andy.

        • twifan2

          And Princess Andy didn’t stop her from spilling the tea/! 😮

          • RonnieIsBack

            No because it was their opinion…not stating facts about Bravo..they said Aviva waited to have them sit at the table and unfastened her leg prior to throwing it…no big reveal..they were just mad that she got them…with the leg.LOL

          • twifan2

            BEST moment ever! 🙂

          • RonnieIsBack

            yassss those bishes were shook.

        • I must have missed that. I watched and didn’t hear her say it was staged. I’ll need to rewatch. Thanks Malinda!

          • RonnieIsBack

            Heather was the one that said it was staged by Aviva..not Bravo..meaning as you stated she waited for dramatic affect…but Bravo did not set that scene up. I watched WWHL and still have it on DVR…

          • Oh ok, thanks for the clarification. I was thinking I missed a portion when I got up for a bathroom break.

    • RonnieIsBack

      I love Lu but you cannot trust her..she said all that on WWHL and it was her perception ….she also said in her blog that ADiva’s leg (dirty shoe) was near silverware…roll that beautiful bean footage (or just look at the GIF) and you see that was also a lie…
      I think Heather and Lu were mad because they planned to shut ADiva down and instead she filpped the script on them and shut it down! #Flawless..and yeah she probably had it planned to do on camera (she is a lawyer) but they had it coming…LOL

  • RonnieIsBack

    Great recap!
    I was laughing my azz off when ADiva threw the leg at Heather…I don’t blame her. I loved it when she shut down Kristen..”No YOU HAVE BEEN HORRIBLE!” I would have added and your hair is HORRIBLE today.
    Carole…I just can’t with her..she was pissed that ADiva spoke about her having “help” with her book. I think where there is smoke there is a little bit of fire…which is why she was mad.
    Ramona is and will always be in denial…but hey she is 50…
    Sonja…awwww poor Sonaj..Harry told her point blank that he would have been happy if he had hooked up with Lu, but you can still be my thot..come on….Glad she gave him the boot.
    Their takedown was an epic Fail. 1- Adiva 0- team meangirl.

    • BOOM!~ Thank you for seeing it so clearly. Carole aka the crypt keeper GINORMOUS ego was bruised when she was outed from the 1st episode. She HATED the fact Aviva mentioned she heard she had a ghost writer which btw, I totally believe is true. Authors of today are not writing their books alone. What Carole fails to realize and will never accept is she threw the 1st blow when she asked Aviva did she have a ghost writer. From there it was all downhill for Aviva and these merry band of Ho’s. Kristen is loathsome and Heather is faker than a 3 dollar bill with her “hood” persona. Carole is insecure and overcompensates by constantly validating herself through the Kennedy connection and her own perceived notion of being a femme fatale. Ugh!

      • RonnieIsBack

        Preach!!!!

  • RonnieIsBack

    I was upset with the pigs in a blanket at Le Cirque also…chey tackay! LOL Sonja serves better snacks in her backyard.

    • Jennymckitty

      That was the most shocking part of the show. Do they really serve them or did one of Sonja’s interns whip them up in a toaster oven?

      • RonnieIsBack

        IKR? I now figured it out..Sonja is a toaster oven advocate becaus if your gas is turned off..viola you can still bake lhehehe. I need to go on her blog for recipes, I have a toaster oven so I don’t cut on my stove in the summer..

        • twifan2

          She actually has some really good recipes for toaster ovens. I even tried her potato one-it was good. 🙂

          • Sara

            That’s good to know. I’m a toaster oven queen. Maybe I will give some of her recipes a try.

          • RonnieIsBack

            I’m about to google some recipies because it si tood damn hot to turn on the oven right now….

          • twifan2
          • RonnieIsBack

            Thahks Twi!
            her page is funny but she has some really good and easy recipes and her makeup tips are nice too. Did you see the party she threw for the premire? Her photo with Harry and then Lu’s photo with Harry..very very telling lol.

      • I was bewildered with that because for Le Cirque to know their restaurant was going to be on TV and serve that was an epic fail!

        • Jennymckitty

          Right? My 8 yr old can whip these up on his own.

          • LOL–How embarrassing??? Even if it was last minute, they could have put some goat cheese in endive with a sprig of dill….that’s quick and chic compared to pigs in a blanket. Good heavens!

          • RonnieIsBack

            LMAO not the goat cheese and dill…IKR? when most make puffed patries they cheat with crescent roll dough anyway..they could have faked it…LOL…and not burned them….

        • RonnieIsBack

          Bravo did that chit on purpose…being extra shady./..and I loved it! LOL

    • Sara

      That was most disturbing.

    • twifan2

      Some of them were a little on the over baked side too, did you notice? :/

      • RonnieIsBack

        yasssss burnt olololol

    • MorningYawn

      Pigs in a blanket cross all echelons of social status!!! I have been to the most upscale weddings that serve them, passed, and I have served them on football Sunday in my own home! Delish-ous-ness in one bite!

      • RonnieIsBack

        Welp I will tell you this: If I EVAH throw an upscale cocktail party and I am paying for the catering and they even attempt to put pigs in a damn blanket on the menu somebody will have foot in da azz…
        To each his own if you eat that processed chit, but that was just ridiculous to serve that at LeCirque and Bravo was damn shady and dirty to zoom in on it heheheh just like they caption everything “Sonja’s Rented House.” we get it Bravo, the bish is broke…but dayum…

  • WestCoastFeed

    Did the leg toss trump the table flip? Some tweets say it did.

    • twifan2

      I say ‘YES’.
      Aviva did her stunt with style. She made her point quite clear. 🙂
      Tre was crass. And was clueless, as usual.

    • Yes — IMO

  • Lorn

    Where do I begin? This episode was err…interesting. The highlight being Aviva’s leg toss. I was on the fence about Aviva before but I felt her emotional outburst justified for this occasion. Carole, Kristen, and Heather are some bitter bishes. I’ve grown to loathe them more than before for the way they behave and articulate themselves.

    Carole has an over-inflated sense of self and looks like she had plastic surgery to look like the lead singer of Aerosmith. I think there is some truth to the ghost writer as her emotional outbursts are telling. You’re not cool or hip but lonely, stuck up, and unattractive inside and out. I think next season will reveal more about who you really are.

    Heather has redeemable qualities but comes off too fake to want to peel beneath the surface. I wish she would quit her ‘hood’ talk; its stupid and makes her look wack yo!

    Kristen; you are terrible, over-emotional, and not as hot, smart, and fun as you think you are. You’re also terribly annoying. Everything about this woman bothers me and she is always the first to bring up the most asinine crap. Who the heck is she or anyone to tell another person when they can get sick and what symptoms are supposed to go with that sickness? Here is some biochemistry 101– no one person will have the same symptoms and react to the same disease the exact same way. It’s a big reason why many diseases are hard to cure and treat. No wonder your husband doesn’t want to come home. No one wants to come home to some dimwit wife and listen to her drama.

    Also, close your mouth and stop letting it hang open all the time. I know your teeth are too big for your mouth but if P.diddy can tuck those bad boys in, so can you! I also am trying to decipher if you have two moles or are a victim of a vampire attack.

    Okay. My rant is done. Hope you ladies and gents have a good rest of the evening.

    – Holla!

    • Norrth

      I deeply regret that you did not write the recap, LOL! BRILLIANT!

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