Between a book signing, wedding preparations and a bachelor/bachelorette party, the script on Bethenny Getting Married called for Bethenny Frankel to act very stressed this week.
How well did she pull it off? Let's turn it over to our Real Housewives guru for the answer and the review of last night's episode...
Ugghhh... is it just me or is Bethenny starting to seem really whiny and bitchy? I really like her and found her to be the most normal and relatable of the Real Housewives of New York City, but now that she has her own show I feel like we are seeing less of her cool and chill side and more of her annoying and super-control-freak side.
Yes, I get that she is knocked up, planning an expensive shotgun wedding, moving in with her fiancée, and trying to finish a new book all at once - but I still don’t think these things are a good excuse for her to treat everyone in her life like garbage. For example, how bad do you feel for the wedding planner, Shawn? I know he’s a little bit needy and up in Bethenny’s grill a lot but what does she expect?
She asked him to plan a fantasy dream pretty-pretty princess swanky wedding with like two months notice. No wonder the dude has to ask her a lot of questions in quick succession.
So Bethenny goes to get a practice hairdo for her wedding and Shawn is driving her batshit crazy. He’s hovering a bit, but I don’t think he’s doing anything out of bounds. Bethenny would not agree. It looks like she wants to pull out a semi-automatic weapon and riddle his body full of bullets every time he comes near. “I wanted to suffocate Shawn,” she says.
Shawn notices the tension. “I feel like we’re just not connecting,” he says. The hairdresser cannot help but see the murderous rage in Bethenny’s eyes. She asks Bethenny, “You’re in a cranky zone?” No answer is needed.
Later, Shawn offers to take a load of Bethenny’s plate by assuming responsibility for the small details of the wedding. She is so stressed you’d think she’d be grateful for the offer. Not so much. She is unwilling to let go of any decisions despite having a near nervous breakdown every five minutes of every day because of all the decisions she has to make.
Even Shawn conquering the near-impossible feat of booking The Four Seasons for the wedding has not helped Bethenny keep a smile on her face. “This is supposed to be happy,” Shawn reminds Bethenny as her voice rises to a shriek. “I know. And I am happy,” Bethenny shouts at him. Run for the hills, Shawn. You appear to be aboard the Titanic 2.