Cast Blog: #RHONY

Nightswimming

Ramona on Her Divorce From Mario

Carole on Elitists and Bitches

Heather Says That's a Wrap

Sonja: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

The Countess: Sonja and I Are on the Outs

Aviva Says Bye for Now

Kristen on Surviving Her First Season

LuAnn: For Ramona Ignorance Is Bliss

Who Cares How Carole Wrote Her Book?

Carole on Stupid Things You've Heard on Bravo

Aviva's "Foul Ignorance"

Kristen: Ramona's Out of Touch with Reality

Sonja Is Very Private

Ramona on the Grueling Reunion

LuAnn: Sonja Is Off the Rails

Heather: Et tu Ramona Singer?

Aviva on Kristen's "Gatemouth" Look

Kristen: Sonja Could Be Successful

Sonja's Glad Aviva Threw Her Leg

Carole: Waiter, We're Done

Ramona: Aviva's Leg Scared All of Us

Heather Focuses on What Matters

LuAnn: Sonja Only Has Herself to Blame

What Else Does Aviva Have in That Bag?

Aviva: Leggy Blonde

God Gave me a Great Ass and His Approval

Sonja on Her Harry Situation with LuAnn

Ramona: Where Did the Time Go With Avery?

Heather Tips to Plan a Party for Carole

Aviva Rises Above the Nonsense

Love Kristen Tender

Sonja and Harry Aren't Good for Each Other

Ramona: Mario's Voice Is So Sexy

Aviva Defends Her Asthma

Heather's Sasha Fierce Moment

Nothing Is Too Romantic for Sonja

LuAnn: I Sing When I Feel Like Singing

Kristen: This Show Has Helped My Marriage

Carole: Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies. . .

Ramona: Just Don't Ask Me to Go Every Year

Nightswimming

Episode 14: Bravotv.com's Editor ponders topless swimming, detective work, and Xanax.

Welcome back St. Barths babies. Unlike, LuAnn I am not in "clampdown mode" and I'm ready to talk about every topless, Xanax-suggested, Vassar-attending moment of Part 2 of the St. Barths debacle. Jumping right in. . .

Mousetrap
We open with LuAnn and Tomas keeping especially mum about the late night activities at the villa. However, Ramona Singer leaves no stone unturned and she is going to get right to the bottom of this situation. . .

Ramona doesn't care who came to the villa. It could have been Tomas' double or a two-legged pig or any bizarre creature, animal, vegetable, or mineral. Of course that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to know who or which it was.

Thankfully the talk quickly turns to more fun manners that exposes -- like ménage a seven. Ramona saying “Sure” to the proposition really thrilled me. I hope that is how she reacts to any sexual proposition.

Of course, everyone is falling right into Tomas’ goatee-set trap. Carole and Sonja were swoon-city when he was talking about his “Bridgette Bardot.” But in the end, the mating ritual resulted in Sonja getting snared -- and engaging in something that poor Heather had the unfortunate accident of witnessing. I’d love to put the proposition to Heather and see which she would have preferred walking into: Sonja and Tomas "buttf—king" (Carole’s word!) or the glass wall.

Mojo Rising
Next the ladies boarded a boat for Ramona day. Unsurprisingly, Ramona was taking lots of photos, but surprisingly her former foe was allowed to be in them -– Heather! Yes, as Sonja so eloquently remarked, “Heather is allowed to be in the vacation pictures.” The vacation mojo has taken effect and everyone is getting along. Ramona is of course worried that this will be disturbed by the arrival of Aviva and Reid, but we’ll have to wait and see. Until then the ladies are lounging on their noodles and instructing the boat crew to create some shade whilst they eat.

Meanwhile, Aviva is buried deep into her headphones listening to the soothing sounds of Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan. Thankfully the plane touches down without incident, so the St. Barths mojo seems to be working in her way as well. . .for now.

Because you see, in a rental office mere miles away, Ramona and Sonja are just keeping their options open. You can never be too sure.

Wet Noodles
Back at the Villa, Ramona and Sonja are swimming topless. As Ramona mentions, there’s plenty of water in the Caribbean so whether you’ve already showered or not, all are welcome in the pool. Even Aviva and Reid, who arrive just as the ladies are enjoying their soak.

The ladies all greet Aviva and Reid, except for the topless twosome. Reid quickly excuses himself to get some work done upstairs. Sonja is relieved he’s not going to be the albatross of the trip and is ready to move forward.

Unfortunately that zen like feeling does not last for long. As the ladies are giving the 411 to Aviva things very quickly turn. Aviva wants to know what Ramona really thinks about Reid being there. She wants everyone to hug Reid and profusely thank him for depositing her in St. Barths. And that didn’t go especially well.And thus, the white trash gauntlet was thrown. Aviva wants Reid to feel welcome at ticker tape parade levels, and this house is not providing that sort of welcome. Carole, desperate to get to Russ' rehearsal, looks a bit lost in the entire matter. Everyone is threatening to leave, but who will go? How can Sonja get more wine from the magical spigot when she’s trapped in the bathroom?!? Where is the party for Aviva and Reid?!?

Eventually, Sonja decides to take the Kelly/petting approach with Aviva. The touch/feel thing could smooth the situation over. Miss Diplomat (LuAnn) didn't diplomat s--t and now they have to see if hugs can salvage the vacation. Well Sonja tried, and for that matter Carole tried too. Ramona tried by offering her whatever type of support and tears could put things back on track. There is some semblance of a move forward, with the hugging doing temporary magic, but now Sonja is feeling jilted. She's not going to apologize. She’s hurt. She doesn’t need new friends if this is what they are like. She has turned the corner!

And now to dinner!

Light and Fun
And so dinner! Ramona quickly aligns herself with her new BFF Heather and attempts to rearrange the tables into a more conducive to not-having-a-knockdown-dragout arrangement and toasts to fun! Fun, fun, fun! Aviva excuses herself for the restroom, giving Ramona and Sonja a chance to mention that Aviva’s venom is still in their system. We don't hear people say venom enough on this show. Lord knows it goes around enough that we should be constantly looking for antidotes. Anyway, it appears no amount of tequila or toast is going to bring a restorative calm to this group.

Add to that Aviva is feeling less than apologetic about her word choice, so we’re left to see next week if they can make it work or if Ramona and Sonja can properly Google white trash. What did you think of Aviva’s big entrance? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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Sonja: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

Sonja explains why she and Ramona are family, why she's hiring Aviva, and why LuAnn is still her friend.

At this point, I am numb to the whole BookGate debate. I am not on anyone's side, I just hope that both books are bestsellers and that Carole and Aviva are making enough money to pay the bills with their books because BookGate has definitely taken an emotional toll on their friendship. I know that they were close and had great times together. In fact, Carole was once the godmother to Aviva's daughter. How can this come between them? Such contention over the accusations! I don't know why they let it get so heated. It's not worth it! I just hope that they can forgive each other at some point. As you get to know someone, you get to see their strengths and weaknesses -- and you have to accept those if you're going to be friends.

I was surprised when the girls laughed at me discussing my ability to forgive and voicing my Christianity. I think that it is one of the reasons that I can live my own life and not worry about everyone else's or the grass being greener. It's all relative. We are on Earth for such a short time. I am enjoying every day of my life. I am grateful for the family and friends that I have and my beautiful daughter.

I have so much more than many other people, and I remind myself of that every day with the charity work that I do. That's why I feel so much more comfortable working with artists, animals, the LGBT, and children. It's such a sensitive, caring, and loving place to be. I love my Sonja In The City event planning business because it lets me be me -- an artist and a promoter -- while helping others reach their highest capabilities. Plus I get to do all that while helping me get my daughter through school in a stable environment. It keeps me connected to the movers and shakers who help me manage my investments. I love to produce and to contribute. It makes me feel good.

I believe some of the women fail to take me seriously because I only show them my party side. There is a private side to me that most people don't see, because they only see me out at social events and while I'm entertaining. I throw a lot of events, so a lot of people only see that side, as it's my business and the way I broker some of my deals.

It is amazing how moms like Heather find strength to do dealing with their children's issues, like her son's health and hearing loss. It's what we do with loved ones. We do it with marriage partners too! I surprised myself when my ex had a terrible accident and I was called upon to deal with all of the doctors, therapists, and financial advisors.

I dont feel that Ramona called Aviva vile. She said that she had a vile side. That's different!

I'm not upset that Ramona spoke behind my back about my financial problems. She's human, and I spoke my feelings then and we worked through it the way that family does. We have too much water under the bridge to let opinions or men get in between us.

Heather questioning the legitimacy of my friendship with Ramona is just silly. She knows that we have been friends forever and whatever I have said about Ramona I have told her to her face. Heather knows this very well -- since I'm very upfront about my feelings with her.

The girls saying that Aviva's leg throw was staged is silly. I let Aviva know that everyone was saying she was fake. Even if she plans to throw it on the table to make a point, that doesn't make it staged. It just means she was pushed to a limit. I thought she was hilarious. After all, it was a private party in the back room. We weren't in the actual restaurant. Aviva doesn't go around throwing her leg around in normal restaurant situations. Maybe she and I should take her act on the road! A real dog and pony show! I always said I was a performer, a comedian, and a producer. At my Sonja In The City parties, now we can include Aviva as part of the show!

My overall thoughts of the season was that the reunion had more drama. I felt the season flip-flopped around quite a bit. Harry and I will always have a very strong relationship, just as Ramona and Aviva will always be in my life. Aviva's son Harrison is like my family.

Ramona was definitely going through something this season. I let her know I was upset, but I can't change her and she can't change me. We accept each other the way we are and we work our differences out.

I didn't know LuAnn was going through a breakup. She never shared that with me, and I was getting upset that she wasn't trusting my friendship and was blaming me for everything. I didn't give any credence to any of the rumors that were going around town through the salon that Satoko worked at. Kristen and I just asked the facialist to tell us for fun. I can't stop LuAnn from running out of parties with my guys -- just like I can't stop Harry from taking off and leaving me because he knows I want commitment and he wants to fool around. But that doesn't mean LuAnn's not my friend and that I can't speak my mind in front of her, and it doesn't mean that Harry isn't someone that I love as well.

I hope that you found the season entertaining. I hope that you don't take yourself too seriously! And when the naysayers back you into the corner, just say what Glinda the Good Witch said to the Wicked Witch of the West "Be off with you, your black magic doesn't work here!"

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