I know, I know, I'm supposed to act out violently and respond in kind to Carole's relentless attacks -- and I’ll get to that -- but first, I want to talk about some wonderful parts of this episode -- one of the best RHoNY episodes ever. I hope this doesn't violate some practice of "real" writers.
I loved the section of Sonja speaking to her new intern. It so brilliantly captured Sonja's honesty, self-deprecating humor, confidence, quirkiness, and presence. Her stream of consciousness left me laughing and charmed. I've had my differences with Sonja, but I have to say, this glamorous funny person I saw is the real Sonja. I want her in my life; I want to be her friend.
Watching Ramona as her daughter Avery and Avery's friends prepared for the prom was so moving. We know Ramona as a fun party person, a fierce enemy, a great friend, a provocative presence. And we know she's honest, sometimes brutally so; certainly the most honest housewife. You could call her "The Realist Housewife of New York City."
Now we also know Ramona as a mother. It's easy -- and wonderful -- to see her connection to her daughter. They clearly care for, love, and respect each other. What a tribute to Ramona!