It's part two of The Real Housewives of New York City reunion and for the last time this season, The Hollywood Gossip is ready to recap the insults, the backstabbing and the bickering in our +/- review. Here goes:
The never-ending bickering continued last night. We started off at a Minus 5 because these women couldn't seem to stop talking over one another.
After Part 1 of the reunion, Andy even mentioned that three people don't have to talk at once to get a point across. The ladies weren't listening.
Ramona tried to explain that the reason she didn't want to be in Luann's music video was because it was so public it would embarrass Avery. I didn't begrudge Ramona the decision not to be in the video but that explanation seemed pretty lame when she's on a reality show. Minus 3. The entire season was public fodder and embarrassing Avery rarely seemed a huge concern.
It was hard to figure out if Alex jumped into every conversation or if everyone wanted to beat up on Alex. She was certainly asking for a smack down when she told the brunettes that associating with them was a liability to her social standing.
Overall I would have been happiest if someone could have made Alex shut up. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. Minus 5.
At least Luann admitted that she insults people. Plus 7. Although she said she does it in the nicest way possible. I'm not sure how nice Alex felt Luann was when she told her she had Herman Munster shoes.Alex got upset with Luann meddling. Oh honey, please. Minus 5 for whining. You're all meddlers. None of you can seem to help yourselves.
Which led us to the great debate about whether Jill has changed this season. Were they kidding? Jill's a gossip at heart. She couldn't help but meddle. It's practically a part of her DNA.
But Ramona agreed that she thought Jill was truly trying. Plus 8 for giving her pseudo friend the benefit of the doubt.
So, is Ramona an alcoholic? Everybody got into the act on this one. The brunettes thought she had a drinking problem while the blondes defended Ramona's pursuit for more Pinot.
Ramona kept insisting that it was only wine. It's not the hard stuff but it's still alcohol so Minus 5. Ramona didn't care what anyone thought. She was enjoying herself and selling her newest product. Plus 7 for doing everything possible to market her Ramona Pinot Grigio. Hopefully it makes enough to pay for that designated driver.
We didn't hear much from Cindy tonight so Plus 8 for small favors but she did call the blondes chicken heads who quack like ducks. Creative if nothing else.
Ramona apologized for using the word deformity when describing Jill's step-daughter and Jill accepted. Plus 10 for occasionally acting like adults.
Kelly was almost as bad as Alex tonight. Not quite, but close. She made fun of Alex's modeling and acting and told Ramona she had lousy wine. But what annoyed me was that she kept talking over other people. Minus 6.
I had to agree with Luann. Alex had a problem with the word class but not with Simon using the word count minus the o. Wow. Talk about standards. Minus 10.
And I'm sorry but Simon was freakishly weird this season, not unlike the previous ones. He dressed strange. He acted strange and his "watch out" comment to Jill was somewhere between childish and just plain wrong. Minus 10.
Random bits of useless knowledge learned tonight:
- Alex rarely wears a bra. Plus 5.
- Cindy's nanny sleeps with her. Plus 7, although to be fair I'm pretty sure she simply meant she has a live-in nanny.
- Luann is older than Jacques. Minus 2 because does anyone really care.
- There may be more brunettes but the blondes yell much louder. Minus 5.
Plus 15 to Andy. I loved that I could hear his beleaguered sighs above the cacophony of bickering. I knew exactly how he felt. By the time this show was over, I had a killer headache.
EPISODE TOTAL: +11. SEASON TOTAL: -14.
I'm hoping the aspirin kicks in soon.