For a season finale, last night's installment of The Real Housewives of New York City didn't exactly leave us with any major cliffhangers.
As our Real Housewives correspondent explains below, even the hilarity of LuAnn singing wasn't enough to save one of the more boring episodes of the year. What did you think of it?
This season of The Real Housewives of New York City ended with a... thud. It was alternately embarrassing (LuAnn singing) and nap-inducing (everything else). Even the much hyped “Let’s Talk Out Our Issues” lunch between Bethenny and Jill turned out to be unremarkable. Couldn’t one of them have slapped the other? Couldn’t they have screamed obscenities at each other? Or couldn’t they have flipped a table?
Let’s bring Teresa in from the NJ Housewives to give these girls a lesson in how to make good reality TV inside restaurants.
Let’s talk a little bit more about this lunch. I have to admit, I was hoping for a screaming fight and full-on Shutter Island-level insanity. That didn’t happen. Jill started out by explaining to us, “I want her to forgive me for holding a grudge and not letting it go soon enough.” But Bethenny seemed wary: “Jill and I were very close and she was definitely a big part of my life but this friendship has been shredded."
In an attempt to begin to win Bethenny back and to get us to want her to win Bethenny back, Jill says a lot of crap such as:
- “I feel like we were married and we’re like separated and I don’t want to be separated.”
- “I am sorry that when you reached out to me at Ramona’s because I wasn’t ready... I feel really bad about that.”
-“There’s no reason for her to cut me out. There’s just no reason. It all happened so fast. But I am not putting this on her. This was about me but I think she should forgive me.”
Bethenny is appropriately skeptical, as are we. One of the tough things about reality TV stars becoming famous outside their show is that you know what’s happening in their current life while their shows are months behind. For example, these last few episodes have all been right around Christmas of this past year. We are watching in June.
We see Bethenny with the tiniest of baby bumps on television while simultaneously reading in Us Weekly (come on, you know you read it) that she had a baby girl with her husband Jason. Her husband Jason who is her boyfriend Jason in this episode. Their real lives and the “real lives” that the show portrays are so out of synch it’s dizzying.
Also, we know that Bethenny didn’t invite Jill to her wedding, so how reconciled can they be despite Jill supposedly reaching out to her for forgiveness?