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.