When a person comes home from a tropical vacation, it’s easy to go through a mild state of depression upon returning to normal, stressful life.
However, if the trip was anything like The Real Housewives of New York’s excursion to St. Barths, coming home never felt so good. Last night, the ladies spent the entire episode getting together in pairs or smaller groups to debrief, and in some cases, attempt repair the damage that had been done. As expected, though, some meetings went better than others.
RAMONA, SONJA AND LUANN
Ramona planned a dinner for the trio, where they wound up discussing the whole Aviva debacle. LuAnn tried to get the two to cut Aviva a break, and to perhaps try and make things better now that they were all on familiar ground.
Surprisingly, it wasn’t Ramona who went off first, it was Sonja. She stood up, yelling, saying it’s one thing to argue, but Aviva’s name-calling was over the top. And also, that she was tired of being judged by Aviva.
Ramona said she thought Aviva’s phobia was less about flying and more about being away from her husband.
Sonja elaborated in confessional: “Aviva did not split the atom, she got on a plane wiht her husband, which she has done numrous times. She did go to college in France, and presumably she didn’t get there by boat.”
Suddenly, the two were both talking over each other and reliving the nightmare, and LuAnn just wanted the hell out of there. “She’s a buzzkill when she’s not even here!,” exclaimed Sonja.
HEATHER AND CAROLE
This was by far the most stress-free meeting of the night. Carole and Heather had one plan: To get drunk and decompress. “I rarely drink to the point of no return, but after that trip, I can’t wait to get bombed with Heather.”
They discussed a bit of the drama, but mostly they just laughed about how crazy and self-centered everyone was. Heather did say she thought Sonja was a caring person, and would be able to repair her relationship with Aviva eventually.
And then, they slammed some shots. “I don’t trust anyone who says they’ve never done a shot,” said Carole. Ditto, Carole. Ditto.
HEATHER AND LUANN
Without directly bringing up LuAnn’s dalliance with the Johnny Depp wannabe in St. Barths, Heather was interested to see where LuAnn stood with Jacques. LuAnn, of course, still pretended nothing had happened. And not only that, she and Jacques were going proceed with this whole trying to have a baby thing. Heather was stunned, to say the least.
But not as stunned as we will be if the baby comes out a wee bit early, with a scruffy beard and wearing eyeliner.
HEATHER, CAROLE AND AVIVA
The three got together, presumably to just have a nice time together since that didn’t really happen on the trip. Instead, Aviva harped on Ramona and Sonja, and how rude and awful and drunk they were to her and her husband. She called Ramona “a cheesy, cheesy, low-class woman.”
Heather expressed concern for Sonja, who was going through rough personal and financial times, and who was constantly drunk on top of it.
Meanwhile, Carole briefly talked about how and why the trip was difficult for her, and sort of brought the world’s orbit away from Aviva for a minute. But only for a minute…
HEATHER AND AVIVA
Heather met up with Aviva one-on-one to try and get her to calm the eff down and work things out with Ramona. Then Aviva started yammering One of the worst times I’ve ever had in my life, blah blah blah, they were acting insane, blah blah, they kept bullying me, blah blah blah.
In this scene, we wanted to hug Heather, because she was very direct with Aviva. When Aviva was acting pious because Sonja and Ramona were drinking so much, Heather responded, “Well, there’s a freedom that goes along with vacation.”
She straight up told her that her “me, me, me” attitude was getting really old, and that other people in the world besides her had problems. Heather then suggested Sonja was one of them, and that maybe Aviva should reach out to her.
SONJA AND RAMONA
The besties met briefly to discuss Sonja’s life. After not seeing him for six years, Sonja was to see her ex to discuss financial things as well as their daughter. She was nervous and frazzled and worried about looking perfect. But most of all, she was still in love with him.
SONJA AND AVIVA
This did not go well.
Sonja and Aviva met up for lunch, and things were civil for all of about one minute while the two exchanged frosty pleasantries.Then Aviva started going in on Ramona (“I was duped and betrayed by Ramona 100 percent. I gave her the benefit of doubt.”).
Sonja (who, incidentally, was wearing more clothes than she has this entire season combined) was still pissed about being called names, in particular, “white trash.” To which Aviva responded, “What white trash means is a moral failure. (Ramona) is so selfish and a self-centered and so concerned with her own partying…. Morally reprehensible.” Why, hello, pot. Meet kettle.
Finally, Sonja couldn’t take any more Aviva antics and snapped, “Whatever you tell me about yoru feeling right now, I don’t care. I am over you, do you understand? I can’t have someone in my life who is going to be saying all these things.”
Sonja was already steaming, when Aviva climbed even higher atop her high horse, saying that she was worried about Sonja who was on “a downward spiral that is was to watch.”
“I am who I am and I’m not going to apologize for that,” Sonja said.
Then Aviva goes, “I have problems. I’m sure you do, too. The only difference is that I own mine.”
And shortly after, Sonja put on her coat and hat and walked out, leaving her delicious looking meal untouched on the table.
Man, I have never seen so much food wasted as I have on the Real Housewives shows. These people need to start meeting for coffee when they argue — at least you can get that in a to-go cup.
Do you think Aviva’s relationship will ever be the same with anyone after St. Barths?