RECAP: Real Housewives of New York “Double Down on Delusion” [Episode 6]

Posted on May 13 2015 - 5:01am by Dani-K

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Road Trip! We are halfway through Season 7 of the “Real Housewives of New York” and the ladies are off to Atlantic City for Ramona’s first birthday without Mario. It’s a great reason to celebrate, but the morning is off to a rocky start as Heather can be heard yelling about not being allowed into Lady Morgan’s manor. Sonja wants to finish packing without being disturbed, but Heather is making such a commotion, Sonja might as well have let them in. Instead, Kristen, Dorinda, Ramona and Heather have been banished outside, in the rain, under the scaffolding, next to the ongoing construction work.

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Finally the limo arrives and the women climb in and pop the corks. Bethenny arrives and is sorry she’s late, really sorry, so sorry. Nobody cares because they are still stuck on Sonja’s not inviting them into her home.

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When Sonja gets in the limo, the conversation continues over this already tiresome topic: 

Heather: “Snip, snip, snip.” Bethenny: “Yack, yack, yack.” Sonja: “Blah, blah, blah.” Ramona: “I can’t, I can’t. Shut the eff up all of you!”

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Thank you Ramona! Heather wants an apology since they can’t go to Atlantic City and not speak to each other. Bethenny advises Sonja on how to give the apology and Sonja gives the equivalent of “I’m sorry you didn’t think to go to Starbucks.” With time on their hands during the three-hour limo ride, Bethenny attempts to counsel Sonja on other things. For example: smokey-eye, updo, Gstaad, said three-times fast. This not-so subtle message is about how Sonja’s tendency to speak on a loop, name-drop and be pretentious. Bethenny tells Sonja to stop it.

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More hilarity ensues when Bethenny asks the limo driver to pull over so she can pee on the side of the road. A flashback is shown of Bethenny peeing in a bucket while wearing her wedding dress on her wedding day. The girl can obviously pee anywhere. Ramona needs to pee too, but can’t due to stage-fright. Best decision of the night goes to Luann and Carole for finding other forms of travel to Atlantic City.

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The limo delivers the ladies to the Borgata, home of the RHONJ reunions. The plan is to relax a little, drink more, and meet for dinner at 8:00. After Heather nearly floods her bathroom, Luann and Carole arrive at the suite. Heather gives a play-by-play account on Sonja’s poor etiquette about not letting them into her home. The Countess agrees that it was bad form, and is probably thinking it’s time for volume two of her book on class. Heather vows to never step into Sonja’s house again.

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When the ladies meet up, they are dressed to the nines, (Dorinda’s dress is awesome!) in a good mood, and ready for fun. Kristen is wearing two different shoes – one blue, one green – because she forgot to pack the matching pairs. She may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but she’s pretty. Wait, my bad. That’s last year’s tagline. And what’s up with Carole and the bunny ears? Is she promoting herself to playboy? And guess who was 51 minutes late for dinner? Heather. Bethenny was quick to point this out to her, though Heather said she wasn’t really late for dinner. I guess everyone else was just early.

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At the restaurant, Ramona orders tequila shots for everyone. Luann is telling Bethenny that Carole is suggesting that she get hair extensions. Bethenny’s says no to the extensions because short hair is so European. Carole points out that Luann is from Connecticut. Bethenny says that any chance for a dig and these ladies will take it. Excuse me, Bethenny? But aren’t you the Queen B of zingers?

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Unfortunately this triggers something much bigger. When Bethenny tries to explain the dig to Sonja, Sonja talks of being in P.R. her whole life. Bethenny then takes a dig at Sonja, and Sonja calls her on it. When Bethenny tells Sonja to take a Xanax, it just feels weird when not coming from Ramona. Bethenny then inundates Sonja with compliments. She’s beautiful, sweet, fun, sexy, a good person, flirty. However, what Sonja hears is Bethenny saying that she doesn’t have a legitimate business. Sonja starts to cry.

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Ramona wants to know where her tequila shot is because she wants to toast her friend Sonja for putting this terrible party together. Bethenny tells the ladies they don’t need any more tequila shots. Sonja says this has nothing to do with her drinking, this has to do with her being a P.R. and promoting people and people taking digs at her. Dorinda thinks the group has a pack mentality and Luann asks Sonja to stop crying, she’s upsetting the birthday girl.

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It’s time to gamble and double-down! It probably won’t surprise you that Sonja and Ramona go off alone to a blackjack table where they win, scream and yell. These ladies know how to have a good time. Over at Bethenny’s table, she wants to lose alone, but Kristen joins her anyway, and immediately talks to the guy wearing a hat that says, Elvis Presley. No picture. Just the name. No Graceland photo either, though he did visit last year. Kristen is mesmerized.

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After Ramona wins three blackjacks in a row, she asks the other ladies to meet her on the dance floor in the club. After Kristen wins $550, and hopefully will now buy a pair of matching shoes, they join Sonja and Ramona on the dance floor. And they really do have a good time. Sonja is trying to make out with Luann. Ramona is rubbing Carole’s fake boob shirt. Sonja rolls onto her back on the dance floor. Luann helps cover up Sonja’s lady parts. Things that normal girls do when they go out together.

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Bethenny joins Sonja on their sofa and the whole P.R. thing comes up again. Sonja just wants to promote people because she loves people. Bethenny just wants her to shut up and eventually grabs her purse and leaves. So does pretty much everyone else. Dorinda is left to take care of Sonja. In their hotel suite, as Sonja tries to open a bottle of wine, she explains that she is an artist and artists support artists, including raising a lot of money. Dorinda shares a very smart quote, “Money speaks and wealth whispers.” This is tattoo on the ass worthy, but Sonja misses it and talks about partying all the time with John-John Kennedy and Madonna. Dorinda tells her that John-John is dead, so go to bed.

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The following morning the ladies are eating breakfast in the Penthouse suite. Sonja breezes in like a breath of fresh air, not only looking good, but feeling good, too. The ladies tell Sonja they were worried about her last night. Sonja leaves and goes to Bethenny’s suite to apologize for wasting her tears on her. Bethenny uses this opportunity for a mini-intervention, though it’s not received because Sonja keeps interrupting. Bethenny tries again and tells Sonja to stop mixing the pills and booze. Sonja admits that her pharmacologist wants to examine the vitamins she’s taking because they may be having an adverse effect on her. These vitamins must be very powerful.

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Bethenny recommends that Sonja talk to someone professionally because the stress is taking a toll on her. Tears are brimming as the two bond in this difficult moment, during this difficult conversation. Bethenny’s final suggestion is to stay away from relationships and to drink less. They hug it out and Sonja leaves with the belief that Bethenny is projecting onto her.

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  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    isn’t Sonja the hostess with the mostess …who leaves people waiting outside in the cold rain….the episode only proved once again how crazy Sonja is…..I would be devastated watching the replays of her scenes if I were her….falling down and showing the world her hello kitty…get some panties….Bethenny wasted her time trying to get through to Sonja….at least Sonja admitted the chapter 11 is weighing heavy on her….she is a mess

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      OMG, that crotch shot. I did laugh at Lu’s comment however.

    • Guardian

      Love Lu’s comment but instead of guarding her, friend or no friend, I would have grabbed a cell phone and taken a picture – showing her the next day. Time to stop.

      • Ilivehereandlikeit

        Yeah, she was splayed there long enough Lu could have gone and BOUGHT a new cell phone and still had time to get a picture of that thang- lol!

    • DJ49

      Sonja doesn’t wear panties because that saves her time when she meets some guy half her age – no panties to drop.

  • RonnieIsBack

    Just a hot azz mess of middle aged women behaving badly. All the bickering and bitchin was making my ears bleed. Sonja needs to detox, Methenny needs extreme therapy where she has to keep her yap shut and just listen; Heather needs kick boxing classes to work out all that aggression, Kristen needs a brain. Dorinda’s dress was awesome. I love her slogan also.
    Lu is still fabulous. I lived when she told Ramona to her face I live you better without Mario dahling hahahhahaah

  • RonnieIsBack

    Great recap Dani-K!

    • Dani-K

      Love ya, Ronnie!

      • RonnieIsBack

        YOu know I love you Dani!
        *the struggle is real* it is hard trying to make comical sense out of their madness.

  • Jennymckitty

    Thanks for the great recap, Dani. I missed the first 15 minutes. I was driving home from grooming a cockapoo who had spent the past hour trying to chew my hand off every time I tried to work on his face and feet. All in all, I think my evening was better than the first part of their trip. I don’t understand why one of Sonja’s 39 indentured servants…err….interns could have invited the ladies in while Sonja finished packing for a trip that she planned. I assume she knew they were meeting at her house.
    Now for the part I’ve been dreading writing…I think Bethany was great with her Sonja intervention. She was very compassionate with the right amount sledgehammer. If anyone could penetrate the wall of delusion, it would have been Bethany. Unfortunately, Sonja’s wall of delusion seems inpenatruble.

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      Jenny, I missed those same first 15 mins of the show – thank goodness Dani-K did not, right?? lol!

      I had a giggle at your expense when reading about the naughty cockapoo. I have a couple small dogs who are wonderful until you touch, as you mentioned with the cockapoo, their feet or their face. Then they transform into dogs I don’t know – lol! Not that having your hand chewed off is funny, but just saying I understand what you mean.

    • Dani-K

      No problem, Jenny! By missing the first 15 minutes your ears were spared from bleeding. No kidding. I had a headache watching them yell at each other in the limo.

    • DJ49

      I thought that you said you had been grooming a COCKATOO, but then I read it again. The other day when I went for a walk, I saw a girl walking toward me with a macaw sitting on her shoulder, and I stopped to talk to her. The bird was wearing a pink cat harness with a blue leash. That’s something I’ll never see again!

  • Guardian

    Great job on the recap Dani – thank you. Half way through the season(!) and I don’t know where this mess has been or where it is going. At least we have some explanation re Ms. M – pills AND drinking. Great. Sure she partied with JFK Jr. & Madonna – right alongside Diddy – which he denies. Now get why Heather gets so upset when she is called out about SM – no one likes carrying a drunk anywhere – let alone up flights of stairs – forget her biz advice. Leaving them in the rain to wait – wow – leaving the left car door open on a highway – nice. Bright spot – Dorinda and a gorgeous dress as well. Not a BF fan but thought she was kind/sincere/firm trying to get through to Sonja – will be to no avail I fear. As for the rest – rather like watching confetti fall.

  • Ilivehereandlikeit

    Fun read Dani!! Thanks!

    If I had the choice between “talking” to Bethanny (which basically means sitting there listening to Bethanny) or conversing with the guy with an Elvis baseball cap on sitting next to Beth…well, I can’t fault Kristin’s choice. Me too, Kristin 🙂

    Dorinda handled the drunken and delusional Sonja perfectly. Loved her kind but no nonsense approach with that meltdown mess of a woman.

    • Dani-K

      Thanks! Dorinda is becoming the voice of reason for this season. I’m sure Bethenny thought it would be her. lol.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Dorinda is gangsta! Did you hear her in her talking head when she was like ” I don’t see why Sonja let’s them pick at her. I would have shut that chit down!” I was like dayum!

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    Great screen caps of Heather…you got her PERFECT this episode, ALWAYS running her damn mouth…on and on and on and on….

    • I hate commenting on peoples looks but God dealt her an extra dose of ugly…lawd hav’ mercy!

      • WaWaWaWHAT!

        I do too…but when someone is like she is it’s hard to help it…Oh yes he did, and that nose is growing by the day LOL
        Morning babe!

        • As ugly as she is on the outside the inside should not match….YIKES! She has the nastiness attitude of the lot. Carole is a close second.

          • WaWaWaWHAT!

            TOTALLY agree!!!

      • RonnieIsBack

        Bwahhhh..yall so wrong..but it is that Jimmy Duranti nose…

  • Sonja told them to go to Starbucks! Hahahahaha!!

  • side of Sour Cream

    My guess is that sonja didn’t want the cameras in there documenting all the leaks in her roof, and no heat, probably no hot water, place a mess, etc….

    • Dani-K

      You’re probably right about the condition of the house. I was wondering if Sonja had a boytoy in there, but that’s never stopped her before.

      • side of Sour Cream

        And now that I think of it, why was there scaffolding outside of her house? Are they actually fixing Sonja’s house? Because if that’s the case I could understand not wanting people in there–so why invite everyone to meet at her house? Did Bravo set it up to create drama? ……..hmmmmmm…..so many questions….. 😉

        • equinox2009

          I think there is construction going on across the street from her house. I never would imagine she wouldn’t not let them in her house and when they did come in she told them never to come into her house unless she had invited them. And kicked them out. She’s a mess!

      • Ilivehereandlikeit

        Does Sonja’s building have a lobby?

        • Dani-K

          The way I understand it that is Sonja’a townhouse. She doesn’t share it with other people. I think.

          • DJ49

            Yes, it is her private residence.

  • Ilivehereandlikeit

    Oops, I forgot to ask – WTF was up with Carole and the rabbit ears? And the bizarre T shirt? Was that mentioned even? I missed the very beginning of the episode….

    Whatever the reason, Tacky, thy name is Carole.

    • Dani-K

      I have no idea why Carole was wearing rabbit ears. Who does that? Unless you really are a playboy bunny, of course. Have any of the RH been in playboy? (Not counting Kelly Bensimone.)

      • WestCoastFeed

        Jeane Keough of RHOC.

        • side of Sour Cream

          Have you ever seen those pictures? Or the ZZ top video? She was HOT!

      • side of Sour Cream

        Lisa Rinna, twice.

        • Dani-K

          Those two were in playboy before they were RH’s. Have any gotten a deal after?

          • Ilivehereandlikeit

            Now that would be a hoot!! Seeing one of the currents as a centerfold!

          • side of Sour Cream

            Not that I know of. But maybe the Hadid girls could give it a go!

      • Ilivehereandlikeit

        Thanks Dani, it was like the elephant in the room (to me!)

        Cause you know, dressing classy and with good taste will never attract any attention…sigh…

        • Susan Thorne Zavagli

          Kelly was the same too…..cool….jelly beans made her happy

      • DJ49

        Lisa Rinna was in Playboy. I’ve seen the pictures!

      • Pauser

        I was actually embarrassed for her. She looked like an old woman (Steven Tyler??) trying to act young, which she is. I really like Carole, but she needs to embrace her age and accept that some things are better left to younger women.

    • side of Sour Cream

      I like Carole. I just think she dresses crazy sometimes as a signal that she doesn’t take any of the RH drama seriously. She’s just on this show to sell books, and she wants her audience to know it.
      It’s all just a long stoned day at cougar-Coachella for her! LOL!

      • Susan Thorne Zavagli

        Carole’s mantra is the edgy HW ….hip….plays her wealth down…she likes to be known as eccentric

        • side of Sour Cream

          Yes I agree, I think she’s funny.

    • I think she’s still waiting on Hugh’s call.

  • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

    You know chit is bad when Ramona is the only voice of reason!
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    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      OMG, this is too funny! I was actually thinking the same thing when I saw their dinner there at the casino. There’s a rift in the universe when Ramona appears normal in comparison to her companions!

      • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

        I scurred Ilive.The apocalypse may be close at hand. LOL! J/K.
        I know, I know. It’s the Twilight Zone!

        • Ilivehereandlikeit

          “You’ve just crossed over into the….”

          OK, I have tears of laughter in my eyes, thanks for the hilarious vids this afternoon!

          • Dani-K

            ROFL!

    • HAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • Lila

    Great recap. This episode was crazy. Some parts funny some ridiculous. ( Carole’s outfit) Gotta love Dorinda- too funny! And Bethenny trying to reason with Sonja, was priceless!

    • Dani-K

      I believe it’s only going to get crazier from here on out. Buckle up 😉

  • I’m I the only one that loves Ramona, Sonja and maybe a little LuAnn in small doses??

  • graceffort

    hoe sad is this?
    Drunk and drunker?
    What a horrible bday celebration. Ramona may have been better off alone and depressed. Sonja needs heavy counseling. She is not over mr. Morgan who seems not worth crying for and is stuck in the Mrs Morgan times. Wake up everyone. And Heather shush already. A little cold air and noise in nyc is orinary. Are you not from nyc? What did you need to do inside the apartment. Look in to see how dirty it is? Leave It be. And the countess sheesh. ..let Carole flirt with your chef. Worried about skeletons in the closet? He was not your ex!