Well, they definitely saved the best Real Housewives of New York for last. I was glued to the third part of the Reunion show. The first one gave me a headache. The second one made me sad. The third part was amazing. We learned so much! Finally, secrets were revealed! Let's dig in.
LuAnn actually won me over in the Reunion. I like her, but she is caught on camera in her least classy moments. (Aren’t we all?) I thought she handled herself with an enormous amount of grace, especially when she was asked to explain her extramarital activities. She said, "I don’t owe anyone an explanation." Thank you, thank you, thank you very much! It IS enough that she lives her private life on camera for our enjoyment. She doesn’t have to justify every little thing.
Best line of the entire show was from a Bravo Mobile fan who wrote in: "That Court dude looks like someone who would lick your face when you’re sleeping." LMAO. (Followed by Jill talking about Alex and an eagle, but you're going to have to watch that clip for yourself. There are kids here.)
Who knew Ramona was psychic? Or did we know that? I feel like she might have said that before, and I was shocked then too, but I forgot. Clearly, I’m not psychic. But Ramona said she got a premonition that Jill was coming Scary Island. It was very funny when Sonja was trying to defend Ramona kicking Jill off Scary Island by saying, "She did get up from her pedicure..."
We also learned that Kelly didn’t just leave Scary Island, but was "escorted" home by a producer. Jill started having an Alex attack just remembering her five minutes on Scary Island. It was like the Perfect Storm of reality TV. I don’t think any of us that weren’t there will ever know what really happened.
It was a continuation of the Jill Apology Tour. I have to say, she faced a firing squad from Andy’s questions, viewer emails and the other ladies during all three parts. I don’t think I could have sat through it as well as she did. I tried keeping track of how many times she took the blame, said she was sorry, and looked miserable, but there were too many to count. I think it’s enough. Can we all agree that the Flogging of Jill of over? Even Bethenny asked for them to stop "crucifying" Jill.
The best part of all though was Kelly. She admitted she’s a total contradiction who doesn’t listen to herself. Fine. She said she changes every day, that she’s "ever evolving." That's cool. Then she said that unpredictable people are dangerous and that's why she's scared of the other women. Um, what???
I think you are sooo funny!!! I love your saying and the expressions on your face! I am the same way! I think that our expressions show what we truly are saying!!! =) Good luck with everything you do!!!
Were you watching the same show I was watching? Bethenny did not refuse to hug Jill. She shook her head yes, and allowed Jill to come and hug her. That was WAY too gracious of Bethenny. I wouldn't have been so nice if I was her. Your hatred of Bethenny is still showing and is not helping your public image at all.
I love you Teresa, but I have to disagree with you about Kelly. No we don't understand her now. Even though she turns people 'down to a 2' it doesn't explain her behavior on Scary Island, much less that no one is able to express their feelings around her or that she doesn't let anyone talk. Something is wrong with Kelly, and the fact that she can't see it makes it even scarier. I will not be watching if she's on next season. I seriously think it's bad for her and her kids.
Teresa, I just love you to pieces. You make me laugh in every episode that you are in. But...the hug at the end...you should not have even mentioned, particularly as a negative towards Bethenny. She just had a c-section about 7-10 days prior to taping the reunion and sat through 7-8 hours of this. I think Jill understood why she didn't get up which is why she said "can I come give you a hug?"...I wish you would have understood.
Oh come on- Bethanny had just had a baby- give her a break for not getting up to hug Jill. I know you have that magic Chuckie that allows you to give birth and then go right back to your daily life, but some of us need a little more recovery time.
Bethany didn't refuse to give Jill a hug, she nodded and they hugged, one sat and one stood. Would you stop making up things and stick to the contridictions across the bridge on Danielle's show.
Wasn't the reunion filmed days after Bethenny had a c-section? She did hug Jill from her seat, and I'd bet you anything that's why she didn't get up.
Nice take on the reunion, Teresa! I think everyone is being overly dramatic about the Jill situation. She was bad but they are acting like she stole someone's husband or something. ENOUGH!! I wish she would stop begging Bethenny to forgive her. Everyone needs to move on.
Kelly is a weirdo but people should just let her be a weird, contradicting person. No one is perfect. Leave her alone. She can't defend herself. I don't like watching people get completely brow beaten 24/7. Its really tiresome.
I LOVE YOU TERESA! I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR SEASON! ITS MY FAVORITE!!! IMB SUCKS KEEP YOUR COMMENTS TO YOURSELF IF YOU DONT HAVE ANYTING RELEVANT TO SAY. THANKS.
"IMB" ain't all there, Teresa is another housewife as is the "Guest Blogger", Bravo currently has Alex blogging on Teresa's group. Get a clue
Teresa, again you slice through the stuff and so funny too:-) love NJ
Dear Teresa, I agree with everything you said about the reunion. I think Jill and Bethany are over their feud. Well said about Kelly.
I bought your book and absolutely love it! Your mixture of family stories and recipes with the visuals makes for a fun read. I can't wait to have a dinner party to showcase your recipes.
I'll be in Austin, TX all summer and I'm hoping you will be coming this way on your book tour.
Love you and blessings to you and your family
I really like you on your show Teresa! I don't see anything wrong with you blogging about the NYC ladies. You have your own view, and I enjoy reading it.
DANG IMB....that was harsh! Teresa, you are hilarious! So glad you're part of the "HOUSEWIVES" family. :)
Teresa I LOVE your blogs!!! From your thoughts on your own show, to the ones about New York, always so refreshing, real and funny!!! To the other two posts-I believe that one Housewife is always a "guest blogger" from a different show, and I'm glad Teresa mentioned the hug cause it was awkward!! What Bethenny had a c-section so she couldn't stand up? They should be done and I'm glad Bethenny didn't get up, she's not going to be fake. Anyways, Teresa I look forward to your blogs every Tuesday morning after your show! You are the best!
Teresa is on to something. I realized it last night. If any of you have ever ended a relationship when the other party didn't want to end it, but you wanted to remain calm, polite, and cordial, then you act and behave just as Bethenny didn't. You don't encourage the person in, but you keep the situation diffused, polite, so you both can finally move on.
I thought it was weird that Bethenny didn't get up, either--and then I remembered that she had just had a c-section after 29 hours of labor a few days earlier. It was probably physically painful for her to sit up. When you have a c-section, you have to kind of turn on your side and push up to stand up for the first week or so.
Teresa, I just have to say this: you're like a Jersey Dorothy Parker, and I love it. Who knew you were so smart (and such a smart-ass)? Best blog on Bravo, hands down.
IF IMB DON'T LIKE TERESA'S BLOGS DON'T READ THEM THERE ARE PLENTY OF US WHO ARE INTERESTED,LOVE,LOVE,LOVE TERESA
I like your blogs Teresa. Wish you could have blogged every episode. Do you think that Alex McCord only acted the way she did this season so that she wouldn't be kicked off the show?
I agree with you that Jill & Bethenny are probably done, but dissing Bethenny for not getting up?
Do you not remember that Bethenny had a c-section less than 2 weeks prior? That's major surgery! I could barely roll out of bed 2 weeks after my c-section.
Bravo! Oops, I mean Brava? You are very astute, intelligent and I can hear your voice when I read the blog entry. I have not ever heard of anyone being so closely aligned with what my take was on the reunion. I guess we just get it where other don't.
I have my favorites. Jill is one, Caroline & you are my other favorites. Keep being as classy as you are. You are blessed.
I think Bethenny didn't get up because she just had a baby by c-section. I thought both she and Jill were sincere and do miss their friendship. Kelly? Well I think she has some major emotional issues and needs medication for a short time at least. She was extremely mean and wouldn't let up on Scary Island. There is nothing normal about her. She needs help. She's not like a Danielle who is just dangerous and nuts though. I wish Dina had stayed on your show and they booted out Danielle. I don't trust those thugs she keeps bringing along. Drama is one thing, but she is placing you all in danger with the underlying violence. Plus she's so gross, too gross. My Mom won't watch the show anymore because it portrays women from New Jersey as right out of the Sopranos central casting, and the other women are really funny and nice....along with the hubbies.
Polo Girl: I think Kelly should be fined everytimes she attachs Bethenny's credentials. What an insensitive moron. I know the sentence I just wrote is unclear about whether I am referring to you or Kelly.
Nice blog Teresa. I agree with the huggin scene as you interpreted it. It is what it is. I was somewhat confused, but then I said "I get it" and I hope Jill does also and just move on with her life and be happy with her family. I wish you the very best also. Keep your sense of humor because it is a tough world out there.
Hey Teresa-you are so funny! REally smart review-you see it all very clearly!!! Love you most on New Jersey Housewives!
LOVE you Teresa. All good points on the NYC ladies' blogs, and re-cap of th reunion part 3. I agree with you, the 2nd reunion show was very, very sad. As were all the episodes on St. John. The NY group is a powerful group of women, and this year they turned their energy into a totally negative season. It largely was sad overall.
Nice blog Teresa. I too was saddened when Bethenny didn't get up to hug Jill. Jill leaned in and said "I'm very sorry and I miss you", and all Bethenny could say was "I know". Talk about a stone cold heart! Jill needs to stop apologizing to Bethenny and just move on with her life. With a friend like Bethenny who needs enemies?
You know Teresa... you are always spot on. i wish people would stop making the rude comments that you are not intelligent. I think you are very sharp. You just aren't obvious about it and you don't behave pretentiously. You are down to earth and love to laugh. I think you're real and awesome and I love you!
I love Bethenny. I have loved her since she was on the Martha Stewart Apprentice so long ago. She is my favorite housewife. That being said... didn't she stand up when Andy was talking about her dress? I could be wrong. I'll have to go back and watch the tape. But if she can stand up to show off her beautiful dress but not stand up to hug Jill then I think that means their friendship is done. Especially if her husband does not care for Jill. Bethenny said it best... she doesn't know where to fit Jill into her life.
I agree with Nervyminerva. Bethenny had just had a baby 12 days prior to the show - and a c-section at that. She was probably still very sore and unable to move easily. I admire her for sitting through the taping all day like that. Recovery from a c-section is very painful and takes a few weeks. It might have appeared rude of her not to get up but perhaps the other women understood her situation.
Love you Love you Love you!!!! God Bless your family. Can you get your own spin off on Bravo with Joe, your Mom and Dad and those beautiful girls?????
Love you Teresa!
I agree with everything but the hug. I thought it was sweet and I hope that with time the two of them can sort things out and start to rebuild their relationship.
I too was impressed with LuAnn b/c she really stayed calm and I admire her for not discussing her personal business. Yes, she was on TV but you all deserve privacy when dealing with marriage issues. Whatever happened between her and the Count is her business and everyone needs to remember that they do share two children. So a little space is probably appreciated it but I admire her for standing up and saying she wanted to save face. No one really wants to look like a schmuck. With the exception of Kelly, I feel like I need a road map listening to her talk.
Teresa I love you on NJ, but as a Bethenny fan, I did not like what you said about her in the press and know that what you said in your blog was a dig at her. She just had a baby by C-section they are lucky she was there at all. Jill had lots to make up for and she needed to say "sorry" she started this and made it bad for everyone. She should step up and kiss some butt for what she has done. As far as Kelly she needs a rubber room and I for one hope she will not be in season 4.
I always like your blogs. I think Jill is whispering in your ear. I don't hate her, I just don't want to watch her manipulate and this is my last season of RHNY. Forgiving someone doesn't mean you have to let them back into your life. People should remember that. Jill tried to affect Bethenny and Alex's livlihood when they were not as well off as her. What would you do if someone tried to take food out of your children's mouth? Exactly. Unprintable.
Well, I don't think Bethenny didn't get up to hug Jill b/c of her c-section. She stood up on the first part of the reunion to show how much weight she lost. The hug was awkward and it shows she is not going to make up with Jill, at least for now..
Nice blog Teresa. Looks likes you took everyone advice and stopped bashing everyone. Nice Job. Way to go. Whatever.
Ok if we agree that Bethenny didn't stand up to hug Jill was for the c-section, why she didn't have a problem to do it to showing her amazing body???
Stop! not everything that B does is ok
Teresa, I ADORE you! I loved you from the moment I saw you flip the table & shout out "prostitution whore!" LOL
Your little girls are adorable and I love that you are truly a hands on mom - no nannies!
Wishing you all the best & I do hope you come back next season!
Teresa, I've never commented to you b4...hope this gets posted. I've had aweful luck getting any of my comments posted b/c they are in favor of Jill and Kelly. (But, here goes nothing.) First of all, Loves You, Joe and your baby girls. I wish you guys love and happiness in everything you do. (In regard to the responses from your blog): Haven't you figured out from this past season, reunion shows and posted comments that you can NEVER say anything negative about Bethenney? These viewers will "tar and feather" you...esp. now that the season is over and Jill & Kelly are no longer able to be hung above the tar pits.
Teresa, my goodness...while you are totally entertaining, you're really Ramonaish (seasons 1 and 2). Funny but inappropriate. I hope you too have a "renewal" and learn to cut the drama from your life...Bethany, et al, have grown and ditched the "mean" and "crazy" girls...good for them. You have done the same with Danielle but refuse to see that Kelly is equally as damaging...good luck...enjoy the girls!!