The ladies head down to Cartegena, Columbia, and the drama begins immediately on this episode of RHONY.
Ramona starts off the drama like only Ramona can: showing up at the airport in a wheelchair because she twisted her ankle falling down a flight of stairs while texting.
Ramona’s like the Vicki of RHONY: always falling.
They get to the house, and instead of the usual room whore drama, Tinsley, has the rooms sorted already.
Not only that, she bribed them using Tiffany necklaces with their initials as keys for the room.
They mixed up the boxes, then opened one box per room and whomever’s initial was on the necklace, got the room. No muss, no fuss.
Apparently, the only thing these women needed to keep from bitching about room assignments involved a blue Tiffany box.
They eat dinner, but Bethenny has an allergy scare because no one told her there was fish in the soup, even though she asked.
She has to go take allergy medicine, then they head out on the town.
Remember Red Scarf from last weeks speed dating?
Apparently he’s the new Tom and it’s Carole’s turn to be Lu, dating a guy who’s after anyone who’ll give him airtime.
Carole doesn’t like the fact that he’s been texting Bethenny, though why she wind’s up in the hot seat when he was hanging out with Ramona as well, is beyond me.
Ramona loves those love triangles, doesn’t she?
Speaking of Ramona, on the way out, she gets stuck in the elevator. She screams for help for what seems like hours, and the women don’t even hear her and the cameraman totally ignored her! Talk about Karma.
Back to Tom 2.0 aka Red Scarf Guy. Carole, in her smug little voice, says she and Red Scarf (as he shall be forever known) had a three hour lunch and was very easy to talk to.
Dorinda lets it be known that Ramona apparently found it easy to talk to Tom, I mean, Red Scarf, as well, because she met him for drinks and jumped in his car afterwards. Hmmmm. Yall think they where just “talking?”
That pisses Carole off, though she tries to brush it off, but when it comes out that he’s been texting Bethenny as well, the shit really hits the fan.
On the way back from dinner, Bethenny, who’s in a bad mood after dealing with Carole and the allergy attack, complains to Dorinda about the house again. Bad move, B. Shouldn’t you know by now to never tell Dorinda ANYTHING you don’t want the whole world to know?
Carole makes snide comments about it, fanning the flame, and revving Tinsley up.
Bethenny decides to try to salvage the night and hang out with the girls, but Dorinda and Carole rip into her about saying she doesn’t like the house, which was worse than Cynthia’s vacation house last year, btw, and at the end of it, Bethenny’s at her wit’s end. She’s sitting there crying, and in an interview, Carole belittles her for it, saying, “If you’re going to come out, buck up, be happy. Otherwise, stay at home!” Wow, bitchy much, Carole?
The girls call it a night and head back to the house.
The next day, Bethenny and Tinsley are at the pool and Bethenny apologizes for her remarks. She tells Tinsley about all the pressure she’s under in general, and feeling like a third wheel between Tinsley and Carole in particular. She breaks down and starts having a panic attack, and that, ladies and gents, is how we end the evening.
What did you think of the episode? Who’s side are you on in this fight? #TeamBethenny or #TeamCarole ? Was Bethenny out of line or just blowing off steam? Do you think Carole’s smug this season? Is #RedScarf the new Tom2.0? Let me know in the comments! I’m dying to hear your thoughts on the episode.