Being that we have a bit of the inside at this whole Bravo place, we saw tonight's episode of The Real Housewives of New York City and the ladies are bringing just as much drama (and laughs) as they did the premiere. Since, frankly, it was too too good not to share, we've drafted up what we'll call a "pre-cap" so you can get a taste of the action now. Why wait until tonight, right?
After last week's rambunctious premiere, the new 'Wives are finding favor with each other (one pair has developed a very cute super fan dynamic), but old foes die hard -- and this episode promises Ramona and LuAnn's parenting kerfuffle will come to blows over pinot-filled hats! Let's examine the episode Wife by Wife.
Aviva: We begin with Aviva and her hubs are having dinner with Heather and her gent. The couple's discuss various topics, vacation homes, career paths, oh, and just how many of RHONY ladies Aviva's ex-husband has slept with. . .
That's right -- after a bit of gossiping last week, Heather confirmed that Aviva's ex did in fact sleep with both Sonja and LuAnn. This officially launches him into same Bravolebrity dating stratosphere as Slade Smiley.
Besides that you'll see a bit of Aviva with her family, which is as delightfully refined as you'd expect, and you learn about her controlling twinges when it comes to relationships. We wonder if that had anything to do with Harry heading out?
Carole: Speaking of free love, this week we find out more about Carole, or "Cool Carole" as Aviva calls her. It seems she's "Livin' on the Edge" in an open relationship with a touring member of Aerosmith.
But don't fret this won't be all you hear of this feller. You'll see a little bit of the couple's dynamic, which includes a lot more riding around in cars than you would think two people over 40 would ever do.
Sonja: After last year's Brooklyn Bridge, gay marriage march debacle, Sonja is once again heading up a major gay rights event. Hopefully this time around will go more smoothly than all that speech fighting and what not? What's that you say? She's nowhere to be found?
You'll want to see how that turns out.
Heather: Heather is dealing with the aftermath of her father's passing, and you'll learn a bit about how her family dynamic works, from her potty-mouthed sister to her ravenous-for-corn children. Also, apparently, she considers herself "Jewish by injection." There are just so many questions that phrasing brings up.
Ramona and LuAnn: And finally we come to Ramona and LuAnn. Last week saw them continuing to bicker over Ramona's comments from last season about LuAnn's parenting skills -- culminating in LuAnn revealing that she had received a phone call from Ramona about that matter that she considered threatening. All this leads up to what might be the most intense Central Park visit of all time.
No spoilers: but the crescendo of this conversation is a little different than you'd imagine. That park bench will surely never be the same again.
To see how all of this actually plays out (and find out what beauty secret Ramona reveals mid-fight), tune in tonight at 9/8C.