Number 2: A Sensible Snack
Once it's finally time to eat there seems to be a bit of a problem. Where was the bell Ramona and Sonja asked for
during the first part of the trilogy? Apparently it was never purchased because Alex, Sonja, and Ramona were all a touch late for dinner. Alex managed to sit down, but she
wasn't quite welcome for the meal. When LuAnn told her: "If you want to start with me, you
finish," I actually died. Being stone-cold ferocious is earned, my friend. Kelly shuttled Alex out, but before she could handle the new seating arrangements Ramona and Sonja arrived.
At this point LuAnn announces: "This is not the Plaza Hotel, this is Morocco," which is fact. Ramona's defense is she didn't ask for her dinner to be sent to her room just a snack. And then what does she do? She produces the snacks from the kitchen and holds them like the Scales of Justice in her hands. I have to say when she tilted those plates every so slightly I did believe they were in fact snacks, and not dinner, and perhaps there was a giant agenda snafu. However, I never saw an itinerary either, so who am I to say?
At Kelly's urging (once again restoring goodwill among women). Ramona and LuAnn gab in the hallway, and Ramona admits she is in fact late for dinner. ("What time is it now? It's 9:30, it's a little late.") LuAnn admits that she just wants Ramona to love her, which Ramona doesn't buy, but moving on.
Once the ladies had slumbered and had some breakfast (timing not mentioned) things improved dramatically. Jill went upstairs to return Ramona's swimsuits bottoms (which just proves how close their friendship is because I don't have any friends I share swimsuit bottoms with) and the pair agreed to get to a good chapter in their friendship book. (Look for the Ramona and Jill: A Friendship on Kindle) They even hug.
I'd also be remiss to not mention that Kelly goes running in Morocco. Was she running in the streets and forcing Moroccan cabs to follow her? We'll never know.
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..
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.