The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: Following Pecking Orders

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Jill Zarin is back and thank goodness. I have to admit, I actually missed her.

She says her time away gave her a chance to reevaluate her priorities and she plans to stay out of the gossip and the drama. Right. That lasts all of five minutes.

I almost can't blame Jill for that though. These ladies breathe drama and they can't open their mouths without gossiping. 

Jill Zarin Returns

Ramona not joining the group for lunch makes her the instant topic of conversation. Kelly laments having to confront Ramona about her threatening text message.

The drunken text wasn't nice but I wouldn't call it threatening. As Sonja put it, "a threat is a horsehead in your bed."

But the group decides that Kelly needs some help and Sonja role-plays giving the funniest most spot on Ramona impression to date. How much time do these ladies spend together anyway?

Since Luann calls Ramona a "nasty little fighter" Kelly brings Sonja along for backup. 

Ramona quips that she's losing patience with Kelly because as we all know, Ramona is known for her patience.  But to my surprise she did give Kelly a real apology for the text and the two did dress for one another so I guess all is well.

Sonja summons Cindy to her home to teach her the ways of the pecking order among the housewives. Sonja says it's her "motherly instinct" kicking in. Wow. I'd hate to be her daughter. The tone of their visit is anything but motherly. It's more of a smackdown. 

"None of us wanted to go to Quogue" she tells Cindy. They only did it because of Ramona and then Cindy had the gall to disrespect Ramona by not having her Pinot. "Ramona Singer's a star." Oh Lord. 

Ramona and Cindy's talk goes no better but isn't quite as comical. Apparently Ramona doesn't leave her home if there isn't Pinot at her destination. I'm beginning to wonder if she is in need of a twelve step program. Not for alcohol, for rudeness and an over inflated ego.

Ramona is Nuts

Ramona obviously didn't think Cindy's party was good enough for her but then Luann looks down her nose at Ramona's soiree. "I didn't realize it was a Mary Kay party." Ramona's True Faith jewelry is most certainly not to the Countess' standards. Always great to see one pretentious snob take down another.

Did you catch Sonja's outfit for the ASPCA calendar? Was the teacher of social propriety going to perform at a bachelor party afterwards or does she have a side job as a pole dancer? Apparently the ASPCA's new calendar has more of an adults only theme this year.

Alex and Simon get their son a piano for his birthday. Of course the little tot takes lessons from a graduate of Julliard. I wouldn't expect anything less. As Alex gushes about what a magical moment this is, the kid alternates between looking bored and nervous about the strange man playing the instrument. 

The new piano is beautiful, expensive, and fits perfectly with the decor.  As the shiny black surface shows every finger print, Simon tells the boys not to touch it.  Hmm. Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose.  Oh, nevermind. 

Finally we have the pow wow between Jill and Alex.  Maybe Jill did reassess things while she was in Australia because her apology to Alex was as honest and heartfelt as I've ever seen her. But it's only been one episode. I don't think I'll be putting any money on it lasting for two. These are the housewives we're talking about.

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what is the matter with some of these blogs where words are misspelled ? is this our new generation ? unbelievable !

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I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS SHOW!
SONJA TURNED INTO THE UGLY SNOB, WHICH SURPRISED ME!
ALEX IS TRYING, I'LL GIVE HER THAT. SHE DOESN'T OFFEND ME AT ALL.
KELLY, AT LEAST AVOIDS THE SET UPS FOR DISASTER AND PROTECTS HER CHILDREN FROM IT. SHE DID SIT WITH RAMONA, SO PERHAPS SCARY ISLAND STORIES CAN BE PUT TO REST...ALTHOUGH I AM NOT SURE WHAT RAMONA DID APOLOGIZE FOR REGARDING THAT TRIP.
LUANN CAN COME OFF SNOTTY BUT I JUST DON'T THINK SHE'S MEAN. AND, IT'S NOT RAMONA'S BUSINESS HOW OFTEN LUANN IS IN THE CITY...THE "WEEKEND MOM" COMMENT WAS AWFUL FROM RAMONA!
I HAVE NEVER (EVER) BEEN A FAN OF JILL'S BUT IF SHE BURNED THE HATCHET AND SHE CAN BE CIVIL, I CAN TRY TO HOPE SHE'S SINCERE.
POOR, POOR CINDY....SHE REALLY SEEMS STABLE EMOTIONALLY BUT MAY BE WORN OUT FROM THE RIDICULOUSNESS OF THIS SEASON. AM SO GLAD FOR BETHENNY EVER AFTER--MAKES ME LAUGH! NY MAKES ME CRINGE!

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These women are so bereft of reality, it's disgusting. They wouldn't know REAL life if it came up and bit them on the tit.

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All of the ny housewifes are 5150

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the "Countess" marry into this supposed title. She puts her pants on just like everybody else, one leg at a time. Its high time she gets off the phony "Countess" routine and realise that she isn't a "Countess" any more than I am. Her aerogance is pitiful as is her attitude of looking down at the rest of the lady's on the show. She isn't a member of any Royal Family ANYWHERE, stop acting like she knows all about manners and edicate and knows it all. The only thing she knows is how to snub her phony nose up in the air and pretending to be somebody.

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I am a member of a county Commission on the Status of Women. I have to tell you - we are supposed to be the "enlightened ones", but we are more of a mixture of all the Housewives, all the shows. Show me one thrown together group of women that can shut the f up and get along.

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these people....RHONY.......have children, forever these tv films will be accessable to these children. Whatever cover story the housewives choose to explain their behavior, it just will not work. That is what is really important here. I do not want to hear about parenting from any of them, keep your fingers off the piano and by the way......happy birthday. LuAnn....be sure and display your out of wedlock sexual behavior with Jacque for all to see, especially your children and wonder why they come home with stds.

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anyone notice how bad jill looks? i think when you are so mean and hateful it starts to show on your face. you may be able to hide it when you are young and smile in everyones face, but once you hit your forties all the botox in the the world can't hide bitterness.
romona needs to avoid kelly like the plague. kelly has a victim mentality is and is peering the horizon for her next victimizer.
my observation about alex is, if you are nice to her, she is loyal. i haven't seen a whole lot of that cause there is a boat load of throwing everyone under the bus. oye.
kelly...yawn.
ramona is funny i like ramona. she says some outrageous things, but man her antics would make me laugh my ass off in some uptight situations. she's funny and she's not even trying!
the countess...double yawn. tough crowd. xox

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The ladies this season have been crazy!! The attitudes are bigger than Sonja's condom collection!! WTH is going on???? Jill: sit down...Sonja: I think what she did at the March is was sooo rude, who the hell are you? Alex: its about time you have it together..Ramona: ADHD please address it! Kelly: should keep taking her meds and the new girl I really like but everyones fighting to be the biggest star, they have nothing to talk about but each other!! Suck

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I watch all the housewives shows. I enjoy watching their dramas, and their lifestyles. Do, I envy them? Absolutely NOT! They just make me appreciate what I do have, my loyal friends, my kids and family. I feel rich with blessings. Oh! Gotta go, Housewives from OC is on!

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