So first scene (after the Season 1 recap) and we’re straight into the drama. I love it how Jill says in this scene “Simon said exactly this” and then goes onto say “he said something like ‘I know how to read people like Jill, She’s from Long Island and it shows!’” You hear me say how she went totally off tangent when she was ‘hitting us back.' And what you didn’t hear me say was she should have gone like for like and had a go at me for being from Australia. But no she went for the jugular and made much more of a situation than really was warranted that occurred at the 3rd party (closed) after last year’s A-List Awards. I do love the irony in this scene though as Jill was with Bethenny (who was egging her on) and wasn’t it Bethenny who was the one throughout Season 1 who continually seemed to drink too much!
For the record the article from New York Magazine can be seen here. When Alex mentions that she thinks Jill is jealous, it’s because between the end of Season 1 airing and Season 2 starting there was definite competition among the housewives (and me!) as to who was getting the most column inches in the press; hopefully for the right reasons and not in the snarky gossip columns. I remember Jill questioning us both as to how we had arranged the article, whether our PR person had got it for us and so on and so on. We are all nothing if not hypercompetitive, and if we weren’t I don’t think any of us would have been invited back by Bravo for Season 2.
We then cut to Ramona showing the Cindy Adam’s column to Avery, and I wonder if that will be the only time this season Ramona will come off as being a little nice to me! (You’ll have to watch what happens!)
This segment is followed by a random but lovely scene of Alex reading to Johan and me to Francois. This snippet surprised me in that about the only times you saw Francois last season just happened to be when he was acting up, so to see our two normal boys being read to by two normal parents was very much a departure from how we were shown last season. It mightn’t have been one of the most dramatic scenes but it was one of the most natural, normal and real scenes of us as a family.
I didn't care for Simon at first, but after reading his blogs and watching the episodes...he an d ALex are the "real" people on this show.....the gay thing,,who gives a sh*t,,the ones who keep questioning are the ones who have closet issues,,ahem Mario...lol...u go Simon!
Simon you and Alex are trying very hard to meet a station in society you are not there. You spend way too much money and are shown not to have that money. I am sad that Alex lost her job, but it is all we are facing. But your whole thing is climbing up the social ladder, how sad, your children are out of control and it does not matter to you. I feel very sorry for Alex. Meggie