If you thought that Aviva Drescher had finished her journey to crazy town on previous episodes of Real Housewives of New York, you might want to think again. Aviva the Diva somehow becomes even MORE snotty and condescending. I know, right? Who knew it was even possible?
It seems like the other ladies are over Aviva’s holier-than-though monologues and I couldn’t agree more. Like a dog with a bone, Aviva is still furious with Ramona. Since last week’s dinner with Sonja was a total bust, Aviva decides to unload on Ramona once again.
Aviva summons Ramona to brunch since, as she says, she wants to deal with a sober Ramona. Aviva doesn’t take long to start immediately attacking Ramona, smugly implying that Ramona is drunk because she “can’t show me her eyes.” For the love of God! Ramona failed to take her sunglasses off for a few minutes. Get over it already!!
Aviva is fit to be tied, as she has discovered that Ramona has contacted her ex Harry Dubin to ask about Aviva’s anxiety problems. Ramona tells Aviva that maybe her real problem is that she just doesn’t want to be without Reid. Of course the conversation jumps right back to the St. Barth’s debacle, and Aviva immediately snaps and the ugly really comes out.
Aviva accuses Ramona of “enabling” Sonja, and says that she likes to be friends with Sonja because she looks less drunk next to her. What?? Mind your own business, bitch. She then tells Ramona, “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.” Ramona says, “What? Who was driving anywhere?” Aviva berates Ramona for dancing on a table at St. Barth’s until 2 a.m., apparently unaware that all of the ladies participated in this vacation behavior. Ramona basically tells Aviva that she ruined their vacation and was a buzz kill. THEN, Aviva accuses Ramona and Sonja of spooning each other naked in the bed at St. Barth’s. Really?
Next is a scintillating scene with Aviva and George in a vitamin store. Aviva buys practically every vitamin in the place, while old George stocks up on Horny Goat Weed and some other supposedly libido-enhancing supplements. George wants Aviva to meet his latest side piece, a model who supposedly looks exactly like Aviva, but black.
For some poorly-thought-out reason, Aviva decides to send her father in her place to Ramona’s domestic violence charity event. What a recipe for a shit show. George proceeds to fight 41-year-old Aviva’s girl battle for her by approaching Ramona and telling her that she owes Aviva an apology. George grabs Ramona by the arm during their conversation and she makes a huge deal out of it. I think George was out of line, but he clearly wasn’t threatening her.
George just won’t let it go, and Ramona asks security to escort him out. Carole walks him out and George remarks that he and Aviva’s donations are probably the biggest ones there. He also calls Ramona a “trailer turd.” What is that, even? Ramona shall have to Google the term. Come on, George!
Sonja meets her ex-husband in hopes of finally arriving at a divorce settlement. Unfortunately, no progress was made and Sonja reveals that she will either have to sell her current home or her home in France. I feel some sympathy for her, but eh…some people don’t even have ONE house, let alone two.
Sonja invites LuAnn over to dramatically take her husband’s portrait down from the dining room, ’cause she is moving on! Thankfully, she also opts to take down the portrait of herself. Because it’s not the nineties anymore.
Next week it’s reunion time! What did you think of this week’s episode?