Cast Blog: #BETHENNY

Buckle Up

Unbelievable

Follow Your Heart

Blow-Up

The House That Booze, Dreams, and Passion Built

Memory Lane

The Sunny Side of the Street

Play Hard

SkinnyBunnies

Senioritis

The Balloony Bin

Typical Bethenny

That's My Final Offer

Pure Bliss

The Reflecting Pool

And the Mariachi Band Played On

Left Field

Agita All Around

Something's Gotta Give

Big Shoes to Fill

The End of an Era

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Plake

A Straight Shooter

The Power of the Press

Baby Fish Mouth

California Dreamin'

The Dressing Suite

Like No Other

The Spy Who Skated With Me

I Fly Above

The Bond Is Strong

No More Boats

Land, Ho!

A Fever Pitch

All that Drama

Laundry Day

Sea of Love

Chock-full of Nuts

Addicted to Laughter

Stop and Realize

Fountains of Dwayne

Buckle Up

Bethenny dissects the hilarity in this episode and thanks you for coming along on the ride.

I know you have all been worried about my relationship, and the show got off to an emotional rocky start, but isn't life like that? Sometimes we cringe, sometimes we get anxiety, but ultimately, we buckle up, hold on, and get to the next place.

I love my husband and my family. Relationships may not have always been my strong point, but I am dedicated to my marriage, to being a better person every day, and to being open and honest in the hopes of helping myself -- and hopefully many of you. This show is about being truthful and giving you a slice of my life during that time period.

This week I celebrate my second wedding anniversary which I am so proud of. I work on being a mother, I work on being a wife, I work on being a good friend and employer, and I work on being a success in business. If all of this comes easy to someone else than more power to them.

Girls Night Dinner: I have really become a girls' girl. Not until my 30s did I realize the beauty and value of going out with the girls, having a cocktail, and really talking honestly about what we go through. I used to think it was campy or silly and now I totally get it. It is exactly what I want my summer daytime talk show on Fox to be. Getting together and really being honest all the while having fun. I'm lucky to have great girls around me who really teach me and inspire me and hopefully who I inspire right back.

The infamous mouth guard scene is actually what really goes down in this silly house. Very often I will look up and Jason will be bent over mooning me with his naked ass. On a different day, I'll enter the kitchen and shake my bra-less rack right back. We're morons and we're very inappropriate. It's who we are. As far as our sex life, we get down to it. When the show filmed, we had a baby just over one-year-old, and I didn't quite have my mojo back. I was recently pregnant, and I assure you that wasn't the immaculate conception. How ridiculous that my sex life is now talk show and cocktail party chatter?

 

I loved the closet meeting with Andrea and Brooke. I am dying to just have a place to put everything, and I hope and pray that that will eventually happen. I work so hard, I often need to wear different outfits, and I would just not even know what to do if I could actually see my garments. I'm so used to being in small spaces for so long that it seems like a pipe dream. Fortunately, you will all get to see the final product on my show. Believe me I am hustling every day for you to get to see it as much as myself.

I really enjoyed shopping with Mariette. She is a good wingman, equally as opinionated as I am. I can't wait for my vision to become a reality. The idea of being able to actually choose what goes into a home is so foreign to me that it almost feels too good to be true. All of this is a bit surreal to be honest.

As far as the "man cave" is concerned, I just wanted to have a dark little den so we didn't have to watch TV and mess up the main beautiful living room. I wanted Jason to have his oasis. However it seems that making a smaller master, a somewhat larger yet still small closet, and a small man den was illogical. Everyone shopping for that kind of apartment would want a beautiful closet, and we seem to be headed in that direction. I'll believe it when I see it. Maybe dreams can come true. Can you even believe that Andrea from transFORM home (she is the BEST) sided with Jason? She's the closet lady!!! And she was voting for the man cave?

Did anyone else pee during the self defense class? My girls have game, and I was wrong that quiet means meek. I wouldn't want to be stuck in an alley with Dawa. She could probably kick my ass!

Dwayne kills me. I need to clarify that when Dwayne said four or five kids he meant that his kids are four and five years old. As far as I'm concerned, everything he says is hilarious.

I can't say good enough things about my shrink. I go places with him that I never have, and although difficult, he really helps me to be a better person, partner, and he maintains my sanity (as scary as that may be).

Roller skating in the new apartment was so much fun. That is truly who I am and the little girl I remember loving being as a child. Once in a while we all want to feel free and youthful, without a care in the world. It's what I love about watching my daughter Bryn. She has only joy and happiness to worry about.

Blow-Up

Bravotv.com's Editor recaps the hair dryer-filled Season 3 finale.

Hello Bethenny fans! And now we've come to the end. Season 3 has drawn to a close but not before a few additional pitchers of margaritas were imbibed and tears were shed. Let's recap shall we.

The Designated Drinker
We open with the gang at Tortilla Flats, celebrating the holidays with copious Skinnygirls. Even Dwayne has been given the night off so that he may quench his gullet with tequila -- and thank god for that. I loved him before, and I was sure I was going to love him even more drunk. And I was right! Plus it was his idea to invite Nick -- which is always the right thing to do.

And the gang needed all the drinks and entertainment they could get because it was Julie's last shindig. More drinks. More shots. More celebrations all around. Drink until you forget what a strange crew you've surrounded yourself with.

Stop the Gossip
Next B jaunts to what will be Julie's last photoshoot. Bethenny looking slightly less than her best is having a hard time focusing. She's feeling teary through makeup but hanging in there, until Julie starts showing her photos, and that's when all is lost. . .

She begins to sob uncontrollably, to the point that she must dry her eyes with a hair dryer. . .It works. . .

Talk That Talk
After a harrowing morning of nipple control (someone call HR) and VIP Christmas cards, Bethenny sneaks away for a top secret phone call. Jason, ever the spy, attempts to intercept, and so Bethenny finally decides to reveal the news: they got the talk show! She'll be spending the summer in L.A. making it happen. She tells the team and begins the process of plotting how the six-week run will work. Everyone seems ready to make it work so cheers to even more changes!

And then it's officially goodbye JuJu (how cute!) time. As Byrn, says "Happy Birthday" the gang tries to hold it together through the tears. Julie is going to have a lovely new life in Pittsburgh. Congrats and good luck lady!

The Big Reveal
And then it's go time. After packing up the final elements (including Bethenny's sex toy box), the Hoppys prepare to start fresh.

And the place is uh-mazing! It's very Bethenny -- lots of white with accents of red (and Skinnygirl). And the bar! The Bar is exactly like Bethenny imagined it -- with a slide out bar that lets you have fancy parties with help. It has everything: an insane office, a man den, a room for Bryn, a palatial Elle Decor-feeling kitchen and a sick, sick bathroom. Oh right, and the closet! Bethenny's insane closet is all she could have dreamed. As Mariette clarifies it's a dressing room! And it all came together without anyone killing each other. Did you ever think it would happen?

But no sooner than the final baubles are hung in the dressing room, than Bethenny gets a call that the talk show is happening sooner than she thought. They have but a mere month in the apartment before it's time to be in Los Angeles. And before that can even be processed, Bryn knocks over a vase -- sending Bethenny to the blow dryer and shattering what pristine normalcy there once was. Typical.

And that's it! Thanks for reading this season. Until we meet again B fans!