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What a great episode! Finally, things are happening, secrets are coming out, and we’re starting to see more sides to the stories.
First, Bethenny and Ramona went on a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (random...) where they both attacked each other like crazy. Ramona accused Bethenny of planting her own press, being self-serving and having no friends. Bethenny shot back that Ramona was crazy and ungrateful and reminded her that she had told her Twitter friends to buy Ramona’s HSN jewelry. The most shocking things weren’t the insults though, it was what happened afterwards: Bethenny showed emotion and Ramona showed remorse. When Bethenny cried it was nice to see she was actually more than just a joke machine. And when Ramona apologized for hurting Bethenny’s feelings, I almost fell out of my chair. Ramona actually sensed she had crossed the line, seemed to regret it, and apologized to Bethenny over and over again. So much so that they were still friends by the time they got to the end of the bridge.
Ramona actually scored more points with me when she tried to get Jill and Bethenny to meet. First of all, when she presented it to Bethenny, she didn’t try to bully her about it, she said, “Think about it, don’t answer me now, just think about it.” (Who is this calm, rational Ramona?) I think it was nice she tried to get them together. It was a setup, yes, but it wasn’t sabotage for goodness sake. And as we saw from the clip - it was EXACTLY the same thing Jill did to Bethenny and Kelly last year. Jill literally locked them in a bedroom and told them not to come out until they were friends. Jill and LuAnn have no right to be mad at Ramona.
What is up with LuAnn not wanting Jill and Bethenny to make up? I have a feeling if Bethenny apologized to LuAnn and tried to be friends with her first, then LuAnn would be OK with Jill and Bethenny being friends...
You nailed it!!!! Lu Anne is loving this and does not want them to be friends becasue she knows Bethenny can't stand her and see's her for she really is a countless snake...
Teresa, Wow! This was actually a nicely written, well-thought out blog. I had totally forgotten about Gloria, I'm glad you mentioned her. You're right, I really want to hear what she has to say about this. But it would be natural for her to side with her daughter though, we'll see I guess.
Teresa, I was so pained by Betheny humbling herself and trying to make amends. She tried and Jill was awful. I wanted B to jump up, flip over the table and yell out PROSTITUTION WHORE!!! (I love that line btw!)
Teresa-great analysis of the episode. I think LuAnn is the reason for the wedge between Jill and B.
On another note, any table flips in Jersey this season????
Love you Theresa! Great analysis - loved the biblical reference! Ican just hear your rendition "You denied me three times?!?!?!" LOL
LOVE LOVE LOVE your take on this episode!!! You are always on point and I agree 100%. I can't wait for RHONJ to come back on, I'm a Philly girl and love Jersey!
Teresa!!!This is the best blog you wrote about the New York Housewives. Everything you said is right on the spot and you aren't being bias towards a single castmate. The one question you brought up that I was wondering was, "where is Gloria when all of this is going on. Didn't she give advice to Bethenny"? She needs to have an intervention like what NeNe and Sheree tried to do with Kim during season 2 of Atlanta.
I think it is clear how Jill's mother feels about the situation... did anyone notice her"Team Jill" t-shirt she wore to the photo shot with Jill and Jill's sister?
Its so funny that when speaking about Jill you put (what you really what to say to Jill)it in a form of a question. Instead of your opinion. BIAS. Yes. But you can't help yourself look at HWONJ. Its human nature for you. So I will say it for you...JILL AND LUANNE WHERE COMPLETELY WRONG.
Luann the countless person that she is doesn not want Jill & Bethanney to make up ...Where are her friends ..Her Royal friends ???? She has none ..these girls were together way before she entered the picture.....She is a waste go away LU-LU......Great episode though....Alex is turnig out to be the most LOYAL of them all !!!
Theresa, I'm really glad to see that your (probably reasonable) anger at Bethenny for making snarky comments about you last year hasn't made your judgement overly clouded about what's going on here. It puts you definately a few steps above the "Mean Girls" of the NYC. Thanks for being a grown up.
I love, love (haha) reading your blogs. You are very insightful and see it from all angles. However, though my faves on RHNY are Bethenny and Alex I am so tiring of the constant bickering that the women bring to the table. Though Kelly is somewhat of a space cadet she doesn't add gossipy drama.
I can't wait for RHNJ... you ladies are real, everyday moms and wives. We get to see your adorable kids, you all joking with each other and your families. Now... if only Bravo could get Danielle off it would be perfect.
Happy Wife, Happy Life....
Teresa, You are right on with the whole situation. I cannot help but think that LuAnn is really interfering with some of these times that Bethanny was trying to make up with Jill. I wonder if LuAnn wasn't around if Jill would have been more open to talk and forgive!
I really enjoy reading your blogs, you are right on and have a great sense of humor as well!
I love - love - love you (in a good way:-). I can't wait until the next season of the Jersey housewives begins in May!!!! You are my fav of all the housewives I have watched for the past 1 1/2 years!
Teresa, you hit the nail on the head! B made several attempts to reach out to Jill, but Jill seems intent on keeping the feud alive. It seems she would rather harp on being hurt by B's lack of attention with Bobby's illness, than accept an apology and move on. Most telling during the "ambush" was Jill saying that Luann needed her and Bethenny didn't, that she was full. Wow, she really NEEDS to be NEEDED! She does love the underdog! Cut to Luann doing everything she could to dissolve the sitdown and keep Jill by her side. ANNOYING and DESPERATE. The both of them.
I enjoy reading your blogs each week (as well as Alex and Simon's)...you bring an honest perspective to each episode. I'm surprised at how little "self-reflection" takes place with certain ladies (i.e. Jill & espcially LuAnn). How do you watch yourself and not be embarassed with how you behaved?
Teresa I couldn't have said it better. I too would love to know what Gloria thinks of her daughter's mean girl attitude.
I know how far friendships can go to the very end and it is nothing but hurtful on the other side without them. It is really sad that she couldn't grow up and just sit down and have a talk with her.
LuAnn is a jealous little 3rd grader who didn't want her new BFF to make up with her old BFF.. pitiful!
Teresa, Jill has been mean and stubborn. It is all about her and she appears very needy. Do you not realize that Jill needs to own her behavior? She did have a moment of clarity when she started to cry after the interaction with B. However LuAnn was not having it and needed to keep her in a daze. B should not want to be friends with someone that is determined to undermine them and gather the troops against them. It is just wrong to make sure she is wrong and no one else will have interactions with her. Jill needs to grow up and set an example for her daughter. After all she is a grown woman.
Teresa once again, spot on! Your screen time really doesn't do you any justice because you have an amazing BS detector. I can't say I disagree with any of your posts thus far.
Teresa, although I know you were initially on Jill's side and not too keen on Bethenny, I applaud you for this post because it's good to see that one can be both opinionated and open minded at once. I always loved Jill, but have been so disappointed in her actions. Sadly, I don't think these two will ever make up. :-( Bethenny was right, with Jill it's all about lists and armies and keeping score and team this and team that. It's a shame.
Excellent blog Teresa! I love your insight and your comments. Wow, Jill just keeps digging herself deeper and deeper into her hole of pettiness and jealousy. Sad to watch. I really tried to find logic in Jill at first, but I'm totally Team Bethany at this point!
Jill needs to get over the feud with Bethanny! The countess needs to be more supportive with Jill and Bethanny maintaining a friendship. She looks like she is scared to lose Jill as her BFF. She looks like a she-man pushing Ramona away from Jill and pulling Jill out of Ramonas apartment. I think what Ramona did to get them together was kind hearted.
you are a terrific person for saying what you said. i really think it is the phoney countess and the phoney kelli who should stay out of it
I agree with everything you just said nice blog.
Can't wait to see you and the other housewives from jersey's new season!
I liked Bethanny and Jill the same, especially Bethanny because strong women like her always get a bad warp. But i also think what Ramona said before, that Jill likes Bethanny because she's the underdog is accurate. I think Jill is upset that her "underdog" is out of her wings and doing well, and not needing her as much, that is why she's latching onto LuAnn. Bethanny has tried, Jill needs to own up to the fact that there are other jealousy issues going on for not forgiving
That Brooklyn Bridge scene was too much!! I didn't expect to see so many diffent sides of everyone this season! I am begining to feel for Bethany, it's like she keeps getting kicked when she's already down...take care, Teresa, I look forward to your blogs every week!
Teresa, How right you are. Jill needs to just get over this whole thing and move on. I cant wait till the New Jersey Housewives are back....
So you are suggesting that Bethenny apologize to LuAnn so that she will "allow" Jill to forgive Bethenny? I can't imagine why Bethenny didn't think of that great idea???
Bethenny hasn't put herself out there enough? She isn't FAKE and she doesn't owe the SNAKE an apology!
You are awesome! You hit the nail on the head! I truly feel that Jill shut Bethany out without a chance and her new BFF Luann is thrilled.
Really enjoyed your blog for the first time. You interjected what happened without your usual judgement stacked on top.
And major props for the "denied three times=biblical proportions" reference. Someone was listening to the sermon on Easter Sunday.
Teresa, I luv you and I'm a big fan of yours! I loved watching you with your girls, you're an AWESOME MOTHER. Reading your blog about J & B, I couldn't agree with you more. They're both hurting each other more being mad and they need to kiss and make up already.
Why the HUGE shift in your attitude from Team Jill a few weeks back saying Bethenny was the worst of the worst and the lowest of the lowest...worst...worst...worst in your "three times speak pattern NOW its Team Bethenny BIG TIME in this blog?.... I have to wonder my dear if all the BACKLASH and BAD PRESS for Jill has made you change teams so that you always walk in the sunshine???? How did your get together go with Jill? Wasn't that planned for last week? Did you tell her to her face what a BAD GIRL she was?
hmmmm.....Me thinks you FLIP FLOP........... ALOT!
Teresa, you're great! Thanks for providing insight from someone who has had their life filmed for all of us to see. It's true that sometimes we don't see what's happening behind the scenes, but you are right on the mark about all of it. Keep up the posts!
I think it's obvious that Jill didn't want to speak with Bethenny at Ramona's home because she wasn't "prepared" with her note cards and all. Who keeps notes with dates, incidents and all that? This woman (Jill) really needs some therapy , STAT!! Bethenny needs to cut her losses at this point and run, which judging by her blog is exactly what she has done. She's married, happy and expecting a baby in June. It appears she's left the toxicity behind her and is focusing on the here and now...good for her. Nice blog Teresa!
Couldn't agree anymore! I think what Ramona and Bethenny have is a true friendship. Friends have arguements/disagreement, they hash it out then move on! I get the feeling that Jill is being heavily influenced by LuAnn, who in my opinion is a sneaky snake. She needs to mind her own business. Last night it was unbelieveable how LuAnn kept interupting and basically pulled Jill right out of Ramona's house. Not so "Countess-like" in my opinion! Ramona and Alex are scoring HUGE points with me this season, while the others are losing points. Great blog Teresa, keep it up, we love it!
When you disagree with Jill, you form it as a question? But, when you disagree with the rest of the ladies, you go straight at them. HMMM...I guess things don't change. Its okay to say what you feel then forming questions so we can respond and say what you REALLY wanted to say.