She’s back! Yes, Jill Zarin has returned from her trip with her hubby Bobby from their trip to Australia. She joins LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, and Kelly Bensimon for a little bit of lunch and dish. Jill says that on her trip she had a lot of time to think about her priorities and how she wants to stay away from gossip and drama.
What’s funny is, I had a talk with gossip and drama, they can’t stay away from Jill and have no intention of doing so! LuAnn takes time to catch up with Jill and give her the scoop on what went down at Cindy Barshop’s party in Quoge. They talk about how Ramona Singer decided to accost Cindy’s brother Howie at Cindy’s party about what went down at the wedding. Speaking of recounting, Kelly takes time to mention how she got a threatening text at 1:30 AM from Ramona which said “Don’t expect me to support you, if you can’t support me.” Sonja thinks Kelly’s use of the word threatening is funny and that Kelly needs to check out a dictionary or thesaurus and update her vocabulary.
Hmm…something we can actually agree on from out of Sonja’s mouth, amazing, right? Kelly says that the next day she’s actually having lunch with Ramona and she’s nervous about it. Sonja tells Kelly that she should practice with her to go over what might happen with Ramona as Kelly hates confrontation. Sonja does a pretty good job imitating Ramona and gives some great responses.
Things switch over to Alex McCord’s house where she surprises her sons with a guy in their living room playing the piano. It’s her son Francois’ birthday and they have been searching for a piano that goes with their decor as Francois has been taking piano lessons and Alex says he’s fallen in love with. Francois looks bewildered as to why some strange man is in their house playing a piano, and seems quite shell-shocked.
Next we find Sonja has organized Kelly and Ramona’s lunch meeting and even joins the two as a buffer. Ramona says she has little patience for Kelly and she is glad for their lunch meeting so that she knows how to handle her in the future. Kelly says she wants to lay it all down and Ramona apologize for her behavior with the text message she sent Kelly. Ramona says that it was childish and immature and she apologize profusely. Kelly says she is willing to forgive, but she’s not that willing to forget. Kelly talks about how before their trip last season Ramona had said she had her back and she would protect her and she feels like Ramona didn’t do that. Ramona thinks that she did protect her and that she realizes it’s about understanding the other person and where they are coming from. Ramona admits she was nervous coming to their meeting together and they all drink to evolving relationships.
Flash to Cindy meeting up with Sonja for some tea and Sonja explains to Cindy about what happened with Kelly when Cindy decided to intervene. She said that it was her intent to protect Kelly and act as a buffer with inviting Ramona to her house but Cindy explains why she divulged to Kelly about Sonja’s plan to get the two together. Sonja says that Cindy could have just mentioned Kelly’s kids, and not that Ramona would be there, and Cindy tries to say that she never mentioned Ramona’s name to Kelly.
Of course we get the flashback to last weeks episode wherein Cindy does mention Ramona being at Sonja’s and how Sonja was trying to spring Ramona on Kelly. Sonja said she had a plan and it would have been successful, and in fact she organized the lunch meeting from the day before, and it was successful. Sonja says that she can’t tell Cindy anything in confidence now. She tells Cindy further how no one wanted to go to Quoge for Cindy’s party an d that it was only out of respect for Ramona who said they should go did they attend their party. Sonja talks about how Ramona was upset because there was no pinot and that Ramona said Cindy texted her to say there definitely would be some. Sonja flat out says to Cindy that there is a pecking order and that Cindy should know her alliances. Sonja states that Ramona is a star and that Cindy needs to remember that.
Switch to Ramona having a jewelry event where she is trying to find women to sell her jewelry from their homes, you know, she’s going to be the Mary Kay of jewelry. LuAnn shows up saying she came to support Ramona and that she’s happy Ramona is moving away from just making crosses and is making bigger items. LuAnn asks Ramona about where Ramona’s wine is from and Ramona tells her it is made in a town in Venice. Of course Ramona lacks couth and pronounces the name of the town incorrectly, and LuAnn swoops in with her etiquette and class lessons in order to teach Ramona the name of the city. LuAnn says the way Ramona says the name of the town is as if she’s talking about some small city in New York. LuAnn further talks to Ramona about why Ramona chose the opportunity at Cindy’s birthday party to try and talk to Cindy’s brother Howie. Ramona says it was LuAnn’s idea that she do it, but LuAnn says she meant to do it, but not at Cindy’s party ! LuAnn steps in with her etiquette again and says she thinks that Ramona needs a refresher when it comes to manners.
Heading to Kelly and Cindy in Central Park walking and Cindy relays to Kelly about her conversation with Sonja and her hierarchy of friendship. Kelly thinks that a hierarchy of friends is odd as her friends are all her friends. They happen to encounter Jill walking with her dog Ginger and they both tell Jill about the pecking order Sonja has made with Ramona being the queen bee. Jill says that Sonja is not a mean girl, but she’s been hanging out too much with Ramona and they are picking up each other’s bad habits.
We then see Sonja meeting up with LuAnn and Kelly at Sonja’s house where Sonja is making lunch for the ladies in her toaster oven. LuAnn remarks about how Sonja claimed she had this great toaster oven, but it looks like this stone age rickety piece of crap. Sonja claims she has cooked for the Churchills out of Saint Tropez with her toaster oven. Sonja comments how when the Countess is there, you have to be on your toes because she likes to have things done a certain way.
Next we see Jill heading over to Alex’s house and bringing Alex’s boys a treat. Jill is there for lunch and she says she would like to make up with Alex and move on because it’s too stressful. Alex says she’s skeptical of Jill’s motivation and Jill comments that Alex is like wine, she gets better and better with age. The two have lunch and Jill says she would like to let everything go and find her own responsibility and be friends again with Alex and go back to the fun they used to have together. Alex doesn’t trust Jill and feels like Jill at times would do things to hurt Alex and make comments that would go below the belt.
Flash to Cindy who is meeting up with Ramona for lunch and Cindy remarks how Ramona did call her after Cindy’s party and apologized for her behavior. Cindy says she wants to be more open with Ramona and Ramona says that friendship is about learning and growing with people. Ramona doesn’t know where Cindy is coming from, because it seems like Cindy wants to fight.
Back over to Jill and Alex with Jill saying that she wishes her friends would have taken the time with her and Bethenny Frankel to say the two weren’t leaving the room unless they had made up. Alex said she’s seen Jill lash out of her like Jill used to do with Bethenny like making digs at Simon or Alex’s kids.
Hitting back to Cindy she tells Ramona the she is upset how she harped on having no Pinot at her party, that it was the first thing out of Ramona’s mouth. Ramona says that she thinks that Cindy is taking things way too personally and that she’s been married for eighteen years and that she wants to do adult things and not child things, like Cindy’s party. Cindy feels like she is talking to someone who doesn’t want to even try and at that point communication with these two stop and Ramona decides to leave.
Oy, I am thinking these ladies all need to take a page out of LuAnn’s book. No, not her guide, I mean the dictionary! They all need to take the time to actually look up what the word friendship means, they use it so much in their vocabulary, but they never truly get the meaning.
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