Tears. Lots of tears.
That's what happens when things spiral out of control between Jill and Ramona. It's the aftermath of their battle as The Real Housewives of New York City continue their Moroccan adventure. THG's +/- recap breaks it down:
"That will be a day rotting in hell before I kiss that woman's ass." Jill cries. Jill's upset but then Luann jumps in saying she won't let that happen. Then she storms off to find Ramona. Minus 7 for taking sides without having been in the room.
Alex describes Luann as acting as though she were watching the Christians being fed to the lions and although I was taken aback by the description, I can't disagree with it. Luann reacts with a strange combination of judgement, condescension, and glee.
On the other side of the house Ramona is crying as much as Jill but her friends have a different way of dealing with it as Sonja asks, "Do we have any Pinot Grigio?" Plus 5 for knowing the best way to calm Ramona.
Everyone tries to pull it together enough to go out and have a good time but Jill and Ramona seem to be the only ones really trying. The rest of the group can't keep from sniping at one another.Alex can't keep out of it. She must have a conversation with Luann which somehow spirals into a confrontation with Kelly.
Minus 3 for Kelly's use of the word inauthentic. If she says it any more we can make it a drinking game.
The way Kelly reacts to Alex and her henna tattoo being ruined I began to wonder if she was having another one of her episodes. So Plus 2 for holding it together, although just barely.
Did everyone get the memo about what time to come to dinner? Dear God. Is Luann going for the rudest host award? If Luann insists on playing hostess then she earns Minus 10 for making her guests feel as uncomfortable as possible.
Luann's decent into bitchiness continues. The Countess' remark, "Is that a buffalo coming down the stairs?" was just uncalled for. Then she pretends to make nice with Ramona telling her "I'm on your side" while in the same breath she brings up the fortune teller reading about Ramona's cheating husband.
Wow! Minus another 8. The Countess' claws definitely come out. Does she keep staff to sharpen those?
My other favorite Luann moment is when she tells Cindy that she'll get used to leaving the kids. Certainly Luann has.
Favorite line of the night goes to Jill. "My name is Kiki. Why don't you pet me." Plus 5 for being able to make fun of herself.
Does anyone else think Mario acts like an ass? I can only imagine how Ramona will react when she sees that picture of him leaning over the pool table with that girl. Talk about poor timing.
I have to say the women's dresses at the end are gorgeous and a highlight to the whole vacation. Plus 5.
Surprisingly, in the end, the only two housewives to act like adults are Jill and Ramona. In a fit of reasonableness they decide to give one another a break and move on. I didn't see that one coming. Plus 10.
Cindy asks, "Is this reality?" No, dear Cindy. It's reality TV but goodness these women are exhausting.
EPISODE TOTAL: -1! SEASON TOTAL: +39!
Next week, Ramona confronts Mario and Luann insults Alex's shoes. How can you miss that.