The Frankel File

Episode 13:'s Editor hits the slopes for this week's recap.

May 14, 2012

Hello Skinnybunnies! We're in Aspen and snowboarding with a host of mustached men that love Bethenny. So let's get to the après episode and recap shall we?

The Art of the Deal
I do wonder if Brooke Gomez has bought anything on the street ever -- not just the art but even a scarf or a hot dog. It seems highly unlikely to me. I just don't get a clear visual of her interacting with the common folk, and, of course, I mean that in the most "because she is fierce" way. She's just to fabulous to purchase things that commoners would.

I do hate we missed the opportunity to see Brooke spend buco bucks on art with Bethenny. It would have been nice to have seen her discuss and justify the high art purchases. I love nothing more than hearing Brooke explain why Bethenny should spend money. She could have called the paintings "quiet" like the proper vanity. There is still a chance thought -- if the street vendor never accepts Bethenny's credit card there could be another shopping trip in store.

Besides just art, Bethenny makes another major purchase – a computer for Jason. It's an early Christmas present to welcome him into Team Skinnygirl. However, before he starts charging up the laptop, they still have to decide if he's actually joining the team full time. Jason wants to have his own thing, but he hasn't been able to decide if he's ready to leave his current employment and something that's solely his for what's hers.

Over therapy, Bethenny tries to cover her myriad purchases by asking for a refund for her last therapy session (I kid), as she discusses with Dr. Amador that it's not as simple as he led her to believe last week. Now it seems that even though she's ready, Jason isn't. But Dr. Amador stands by his plan that is all is very simple -- as long as the two of them can listen to each other. It does seem like that could simplify things. As the episode progress, we do see Bethenny ease up on Sweet Jason a bit. She's going to have to let him come down the mountain on his own time, and we'll have to wait and see what shakes out.