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What is weird? Our Associate Editor ponders the proper way to reenter a room and the end of the Moroccan trilogy.

Jun 9, 20110

This is it! Soak up those last little bits of the Moroccan sun because our trip is drawing to a close. We'll be riding our camels straight to the airport at the end of this episode, so pack your tangines carefully. We open with the aftermath. Jill is in the process of having the heart attack she mentioned last episode. . .

Number 5: With the Speed of a Shaking Belly

Even though Jill has just mentioned that it will be a "cold day in hell" before she kisses Ramona's behind again, the ladies have dinner plans. LuAnn attempts to come in to talk to Ramona but is immediately banished to pinot grigio duty (get the pinot, bring it to the kitchen, etc.). Then the second guest arrives, Kelly, beginning her surprising reign as the episode's peacemaker. She gently corrects Sonja about her dress (it's Diane von Furstenberg) and asserts that there are no teams. Kelly doesn't see hair color. Problem solved.

So now everyone's fine to go to the most exclusive belly-dancing restaurant in Morocco.

Ramona bounces back quickly to having a good time, but does hit a small snafu. It's impossible to get your money into these women's pants, they're moving too fast! You're telling me. If had a dirham for every time I couldn't put a dirham in someone's pants, well let's just say I'd have a lot of dirhams.

Number 4: But what would happen if Jill Zarin interviewed Barbara Walters?

The next day most of the gals jaunt off with Mustapha the hooded tour guide. I do have to agree with Sonja, the man is working what he's got. His mischievous grin is the perfect match for these ladies and their questions about Morocco's polygamy laws -- as well as Jill Zarin's questions about pretty much everything else.

Here a smattering of my faves:

What is Arabic? What other shape would it be? What is the difference between a gypsy and a nomad? That's pretty big, right?

The theme of this season to me is "Jill Zarin, Renaissance Woman." She's part dentist, part detective, part hard-hitting journalist. Bobby, tell us, is there anything she can't do?

(Also what is the difference between a gypsy and a nomad? I'd love to know).

12 comments
ookiuk
ookiuk

Fan-friggin-tastic blog, Ms. Moreau! I like how you stay true to facts.

Elayna
Elayna

I loved the Moroccan trilogy. Best destination of all the girl-trips on all the housewife shows. While drama ensued, it was not nearly as painful as last year's trip to St. John when the ladies wounded Kelly Bensimon in unforgivable fashion.

Maineviewer
Maineviewer

There are so many to choose from, but I think one of my favorite moments is when LuAnn and Kelly argued about the proper etiquette for fortune-teller-translation-interpretation. It seems that LuAnn can be a control freak in many languages; she decided to change what the fortune-teller actually said because it would not be Countess-like to tell someone her husband is cheating on her in front of other people. Kelly, on the other hand, wanted to go for it and tell Ramona the whole truth (as foretold by the Fortune Teller. ) It's true, I guess, that money can't buy you class, but it sure can buy you Control Freak of the Episode. p.s. can't wait to see the Herman Munster-Louis Vuitton shoe debate.

shugarsmax
shugarsmax

It is a real pleasure to watch Ramona take "fun time" and really enjoy it. Wish some of the others would turn loose of their inhibitions and do the same. We all could use more "belly time" "turtle time" and less Countess time. Afterall, it's more fun to laugh than to feel anger. Enjoyed the laughs.

TeamBlonde
TeamBlonde

Love the jogging comment...and I love how Kelly tells Alex to cover her shoulders, but then goes jogging in a sports bra and tiny pair of boyshorts.

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

WONDERFUL episode. I AGREE AGREE AGREE...the scene with Alex lumbering down the stairs in a bru-ha-ha to say nothing, breaking out in hives, Kelly declaring it all "weird weird weird" and LuAnn insisting Alex actually make, and FINISH her point....all the while Sonja and Ramona scurrying about like thieves WAS THE FUNNIEST EPISODE EVER. To tell you the truth, I REALLY, REALLY LAUGHED. Thanks for a great trilogy. The settings, clothing, food, desert...it all was magnificent!

BBAnnie
BBAnnie

Loved the belly dancing extra. But it just convinces me that these women are trying to act when the fighting scenes happen and they just don't come across as "authentic" or "Real" just "weird". Sorry, had to go there.

AlinaF
AlinaF

This is super funny....

JCatbird
JCatbird

there were many priceless jewels in this episode, but my favorite has to be Kelly telling Alex to do a "do over" to her room entrance...lol..

Yinder
Yinder

Your take on Alex's entrance is hilarious!!!! Priceless!