Wow, what an episode of The Real Housewives of New York, titled "Slutty Island," that was. You'd think the fact that Carole Radziwill called out Sonja Morgan for "butt f**king" (yes, she really said that) the Johnny Depp lookalike would be the biggest shocker of the night, but then so much more happened, that somehow became an afterthought.
It all started when Aviva Drescher arrived in St. Barth with her husband Reid in tow because she was too scared to fly alone. Men on girls' weekends always are an issue with Ramona Singer, and the little fact that Sonja and Ramona went to stake out real estate they could move into for the weekend if Reid got in their way was a pretty big sign of how strongly they felt about him coming. However, when he came and immediately made it clear that he was retreating to his room and planned to stay out of their way, there was a glimmer of a chance that things might just work out.
Only instead of just jumping into the party in progress, Aviva showed what a diva she is and started demanding that everyone thank Reid for bringing her there. And they did, but that wasn't enough for her, and she kept pressing the point ad nauseam. Yes, it was nice of him to fly her down, but it was supposed to be a girls' weekend, and I don't think anyone needed to bow to Reid just for bringing his wife down. A simple thank you should have been enough, but Aviva seemed like her gracing them with her presence was a huge gift and even said later that she had expected a party for her when she arrived.
No, Ramona and Sonja weren't happy about Reid coming, but they would have moved on, and so should have Aviva. But she didn't, and -- egged on by the smug Countess LuAnn de Lesseps -- she came completely unhinged and unleashed on the two.
"You don't have anything negative to say about Reid being here, do you?" she probed Ramona aggressively. She was clearly trying to pick a fight, and LuAnn, the sneaky instigator that she is, was happy to fuel it right along by butting in and busting Ramona, "Yesterday you were saying how are we going to get Reid to leave."
That set Aviva off in a rage, and after Ramona hysterically told her to "take a Xanax," Aviva called her disgusting and ungracious and all sorts of things. Then she went really low and called Ramona and Sonja "white trash."
Aviva stormed off ready to pack up and head out because she wasn't staying anywhere where the women weren't ready to roll out the red carpet for her man. Poor Carole was left trying to deal with the whole mess when she really just wanted to be at her boyfriend's rehearsal.
Eventually Ramona apologized, and they all hugged and made up well enough to go out to dinner together. But not without Aviva throwing out all of her credentials, "I went to law school, I went to Vassar, I speak several languages, I see and understand everything," she said when Sonja said maybe she'd misunderstood something. Got it, you're high class.
At dinner they were toasting to fun, but the tension was thick. Carole told Aviva that she should probably apologize for the whole white trash comment, but Aviva seemed to have no intention of doing so, and you know that's not the last we'll hear of it.
I can't wait to see where they go from here, and unfortunately we have to wait a whole week to do so. While this season got off to a dreadfully slow start, I've got to say they've more than made up for it since heading to St. Barth. Something about housewives on islands just works for RHONY ... in the most explosive, dramatic way.
Whose behavior do you think was the worst tonight?
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