We open the episode with Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan meeting up for lunch and talk about how there has been so much tension lately in their group that they all could use a vacation. The two toss around a few ideas and LuAnn suggests the exotic location of Morocco! LuAnn has been many times with her ex-husband and she can take care of where they will stay and all of the details. LuAnn says that Morocco is sophisticated and magical and she knows they will all have an unforgettable time. LuAnn will talk to Cindy, Jill and Kelly and Sonja will chat up Alex and Ramona.
Next we see LuAnn on the phone with Jill telling her about the trip and Jill is excited because she says visiting Morocco is on her bucket list. When LuAnn talks to Ramona she finds her to be a bit concerned but Ramona says that they will all make it work. Ramona says her big concerns are about how Morocco is a third world country and they don’t respect women. When LuAnn talks to Kelly about the trip Kelly is very hesitant and says that she will think about it because after last seasons trip, she isn’t exactly keen on getting into close quarters with Ramona.
Switch to Ramona and LuAnn now meeting up for some lunch and the two get to talking about Ramona’s party from last episode. LuAnn says that the party was cheapened when Ramona fought with Jill Zarin in public like that and that Ramona was not being a good hostess doing that. LuAnn continues by saying that Ramona says a lot of hurtful things to others and Ramona says at least she says those things to people’s faces. LuAnn goes on the defense and says that she doesn’t talk about anyone behind their backs and Ramona says that she wasn’t referring to LuAnn. Ramona calls LuAnn pious and says that she is taking sides. LuAnn tells Ramona she can talk and say things about people, but not at the cost of their feelings. LuAnn wants to know how Ramona can sleep at night because she thinks Ramona is trying to turn things around on them. Ramona says that her feelings are hurt and that she knows sometimes she puts her foot in her mouth. Ramona says that she wanted to puke over the way LuAnn was acting. LuAnn says that she sees what happened to Jill and Betheney and she doesn’t want that to happen to Ramona and Jill. Ramona relents and finally agrees to talk to Jill.
Flash to Sonja having a photoshoot for her new book about toaster ovens, only we find Sonja in gowns all vamped up and looking alluring. Enter Kelly Bensimon who says that Sonja asked her to come over during the shoot to help advise her since Kelly is a former model. Kelly admits that she is disgusted by what Sonja is doing during the photoshoot and says that there isn’t even a toaster over there! While doing her photoshoot Sonja climbs on to a table and Kelly is disgusted because she says Sonja flashed her vagina. Kelly wants to try and be subtle with her criticism with Sonja but at the same time a woman in a gown on a table isn’t going to sell toaster ovens.
The camera switches to Cindy Barshop who has invited LuAnn, Jill, and Kelly to Canyon Ranch for a getaway. Kelly relays what happened a Sonja’s photoshoot and Jill says that Ramona texted her but hasn’t actually called her like LuAnn said Ramona would. Kelly says that she is a single mom and she has fought a lot in her life and she works hard. Kelly admits that she has been in an abusive relationship before and she was in one with her last boyfriend Ivan. Kelly hugs LuAnn and LuAnn says that she felt close to Kelly at that moment and that Kelly needs a man who will adore her and protect and take care of her.
Ramona brings Sonja and Alex with her to her plastic surgeon and they all get different procedures done. Alex gets her skin looked at while Sonja has some work done with the extra skin on her stomach from after she had liposuction. Alex admits that she needs to take better care of her skin because now that she is a model she really needs to step things up. She said she normally does nothing for her skin and a lot of times she slept in her makeup.
Back at the lodge Kelly says she never talked before to anyone about her abusive past and that after talking to LuAnn she felt lifted. Kelly says she is fragile and she can’t go on a trip that Ramona will be on because of what happened last time and going to Morocco she will have no escape. LuAnn imparts some sage wisdom that she shouldn’t let Ramona spoil their trip or keep her from having fun.
Switching over to Jill we find her hosting a charity event that will benefit that deals with the recent bullying and suicide incidents that have been occurring. Jill says that LuAnn has donated a bunch of her CDs while she herself has a bunch of her own books to provide for the event. Jill says she invited Ramona because it is an event for charity and she did not want to be rude. Alex says that Jill and Ramona assume the worst about each other and that Jill claims she’s changed her ways, but a lot of times she still acts like the same old Jill. Ramona shows up and she says she’s brought some of her pinot wine with her for the event. She searches all over for an employee there who will open up a bottle and let her have a drink. Ramona wants to clear the air with Jill after what happened at the party last episode and they talk quickly and Ramona says they will go further into things when they are on the trip together.
LuAnn comments that there are so many charities now a days that it’s good that they can give money and not blood! She tells Jill that it’s so nice that she shares her designer contacts with her friends unlike Ramona who told her she couldn’t use the same designer as her. Ramona takes offense and says that she didn’t want to show up in the same outfit and that she knows LuAnn usually uses one specific designer. LuAnn says that it is bitchy that Ramona wouldn’t share and how they all just got back from the spa trip to Canyon Ranch without her and she was doing fine. She takes things further and says that everyone is hesitant about having Ramona on their big Morocco trip and how Ramona never called Jill like she said she would. Ramona thinks LuAnn is picking a fight and LuAnn counters that it is her responsibility before buying any plane tickets to make sure that everything is all good. Alex calls LuAnn a thug in a cocktail dress because she is instigating with Ramona and Ramona says that she is insulted by LuAnn and how LuAnn was rubbing it in her face how they went to Canyon Ranch without her. Ramona tells LuAnn that she should not get involved in things between her and Jill.
They all sit down and watch a fashion show and Jill comments to LuAnn how she heard Ramona was invited to bring some of her wine to use in a silent auction and how Ramona is drinking the wine she brought. She is concerned about Ramona who is drinking very early in the day. Kelly shows up after the fashion show and says she has decided to actually go on the trip to Morocco. She doesn’t want to let Ramona spoil a fun time that she really wants to be a part of.
Oy, next weeks episode is going to be filled with lots of exotic Moroccan locations and food; and even more drama than ever! Want to visit Morocco? Just grab some snacks and park yourself on your couch for a lavish vacation with the Real Housewives of New York form the comfort of your own home that won’t cost you a dime.