The Real Housewives of New York City Season 6 Episode 5 Recap: Aviva Looks Back

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The Real Housewives of New York City Season 6 Episode 5 was all about Aviva Drescher and some personal demons she waited decades to confront.

Sounds ominous, doesn't it? What do we mean exactly? Read on ...

Aviva's childhood friend Becky Morgan reached out to her, and while this happens all the time on reality shows, this friend played a key role in Aviva's life.

It was Becky who was playing side by side with her on the Morgan family farm the day that she stumbled into a conveyor belt that would take her leg.

If you watch The Real Housewives of New York City online, you are likely familiar with Aviva's handicap and how resilient she's been in spite of it.

What you likely didn't know was how much guilt Becky has been carrying since that day. As Aviva tells us, she was the one who wanted to play on the thing.

So when Aviva decided to meet up, see the old farm and confront her demons face to face, you knew you were in for an emotional blast from the past.

What resulted was a different side of Aviva Drescher in The Real Housewives of New York City Season 6 Episode 5. She was both brave and forgiving.

She loves to start drama on the show with her fellow housewives, but this felt so ... not like an episode of The Real Housewives of New York City. 

Aviva was both genuine and honest, open and kind, telling Becky she had nothing to feel guilty about. In fact, Aviva says Becky likely saved her life.

Sort of puts Bookgate in perspective, doesn't it? Or everything else? Much as we love the Coney Island Mermaid Festival, this is what it's all about here.

While shows like this obviously wouldn't exist without petty in-fighting and the drama that comes with rich people problems, this marked a nice change.

We're all human beings in the end, right? Right.


I respectfully disagree with the blog writer's POV.
Aviva lost her leg at 6 or 7 years old.
I am in no manner downplaying the horroric tragety nor her obvious Childhood Trauma, PTSD nor her fears & phobias. Most Human beings that experience losing a limb are not wealthy enough to have the best Psychoanalysis, best prosthetic limbs, the best care nor have the numerous opportunities for recovery. Aviva is luckier than most and is more bitter than most. These are life experiences than are unfair however, many less financially fortunate demonstrate a form of acceptance & grace and generally help others, hands on. I see Aviva as being fixated and I believes she enjoys the attention of being a " victim" which is egocentric negative behavior. Jealousy, combativeness and adult temper tantrums. Slandering others accomplishments to make her self look better. She reminds me of another spiteful victim from the BH franshise, Brandi. In the words of Ramona Singer,
" Take a Xanex!"
I will add, stop.embarrassing yourself and your Family. Quit, and do something meaningful with your degree and life experiences & get off of the TV screen. You are not a positive influence for anyone.

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