Heather Thomson was put in charge of throwing Carole's big birthday soiree. She is bossy, after all. But little did she know, Carole had a few simple requirements. . .
The theme was to be "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." It was simple really. All Carole wanted was a snake tamer, live butterflies, chandeliers from her apartment put in the space, shiny polished apples, and oh yes, the harvest moon in the trees. We really don't see what Heather was stressing over. She even had Carole's assistants to help polish the apples. In the spectrum of Housewives shindigs, it's nothing really.
Sonja's love for Harry Dubin keeps growing and growing. After 25 years apart it seems that Harry was really ready to take the next step. . .
And by next step we mean get a dog. Harry just couldn't resist this pup's cuteness. He really wanted to start building a life with sexy Sonja Morgan and this little cutie was the key. How could this pooch not be the best way to bond two people together.
Oh, these two had grand plans for their new puppy's life. Trips, parties, dinner and drinks! Nothing would be too opulent for their new pooch. He's great at drinks!
After Kristen's attempts to cook a hot meal for Josh ended in tears and a commitment to try therapy, the two found themselves waiting to see a "mediator" (Josh's preferred term). Kristen was confident this was just what their relationship needed to move forward. Note Kristen's Elvis themed shirt. Is there a subliminal message in that request to love her tender?
Right away the therapist asks what these two want to work on. In almost unison (ironic for a couple in therapy) communication comes up. Kristen realizes this could be the root of all their problems.
Kristen got emotional as she opens up about how it feels when Josh puts work first. She tells her hubby about his work, "I get that it's important, but I'm forever. I need a little something. . .Sometimes I feel like he doesn't love me."
But things ended on a positive note with promises to keep working hard on their marriage. Communication is really the key. As long as Kristen is told Josh has to make a phone call, all is well in the Taekman household.
Ramona Singer gets ready for her little girl Avery to head off to college. She tries to stay strong as Avery gets overwhelmed packing, but then realizes the real problem. It's not that she's going away -- her daughter just has too many shoes. The kids today and their shoes.
Aviva knows a thing or two about prosthetic legs, like the consultant at 'A Step Ahead' says, "People have a closet full of shoes, Aviva's got a closet full of legs." But it's not just about fashion. Aviva was so happy to give back to this Boston Marathon survivor, Heather, a chance to walk again. It's with work like this that Aviva realizes what's truly important, not proving she has asthma.
Even New York City itself was crying to see Avery Singer leave for college. Or maybe Ramona's Ramotions were just so strong, she made the sky cry tears as well.
After all, it's good to cry, just like Ramona says. Although she felt like her guts were coming out, Ramona knows that in the end it's best for Avery to "blossom like the little bird out of the nest." It's time for Avery to grow up.
But that doesn't mean she isn't going to shed a few, well a lot, of tears. There's going to be a void in Ramona's house without her little ray of sunshine there. Something tells us there's going to be a lot of trips to Atlanta in Ramona's future.
Sonja has had some big changes in her life -- and now that things might be getting serious with Harry, she's gotta check in with her psychic to make sure she's on the right path. And there's good news at first: her wealth is going to increase and her home is going to be balanced. But then. . .
The final card reveals that there is a devil in disguise in her inner circle! A brunette is out to get her. . .and this psychic is never wrong. Who could it be? Heather? Carole? LuAnn?
Bossypants Heather Thomson is hard at work getting the Garden of Good and Evil ready for Carole, but there is one thing that will be missing: the snake tamer. Apparently it's illegal to have those in a restaurant. Sorry Carole, no snakes this year -- but there will be plenty of other midnight mischief! Trust us.
Carole stopped by to help, but Heather soon realizes this might not be the best idea. There's just more demands coming out of her as she sits and gets her manicure -- and she's eating the decor! But really Carole just has one request: "Weird, just make it weird."
Heather goes through the guest list with the birthday girl and mistakenly mentions Aviva's name. But that's one Housewife that won't be on the list. As Carole put it: "I'll invite her to my next party. Midnight in the Garden of Evil and Evil."
The big night arrives! Heather outdid herself this time, The party couldn't be more perfect -- she even had the harvest moon! Hmm, but something is missing. Where is the birthday girl?
LuAnn lets the ladies in on some big news -- she and Jacques are no longer. Yes, the tall French man and Lu could not make it work. They've parted amicably, but Lu is still feeling a little emotional. (And Ramona is feeling Ramotional about that excuse, which she calls "wussy.") Thankfully, Carole seems like the kind who would be accepting of some crying at her birthday.
And the lady of the evening arrives! Carole is finally ready to celebrate her birthday again. Probably because she feels both sexy and empowered and strong -- and because she still has a good ass.
Speaking of people who appreciate good asses, Harry is ready to make a proclamation to Sonja. When she asks if he's serious Harry is ready to go serious and he presents Sonja with a small, round piece of jewelry.
Breath. It's not an engagement ring. It's a step to that. Harry knows he. He gets the essence that is Sonja Morgan and rewards her as such.
Heather prepares to give Carole a birthday toast -- which thankfully Carole wrote herself. Yes, Carole couldn't help herself but provide some direction to Heather -- direction which Heather ultimately read to send up the birthday girl. Watch the full speech HERE.
While Sonja is keeping secrets of her own about Harry's non-proposal, she's unhappy to find that LuAnn didn't tell her about her breakup. What kind of friends are they if she didn't come to Sonja first?
But LuAnn's miffed that Sonja has found a way to make the issue all about her. Should Sonja have maybe waited to bring up her angst?
Despite promising to keep it a secret, Sonja couldn't help but tell Ramona. (When are part of a named friendship entity like "Ramonja" there are no secrets.) But Ramona's a little worried that Sonja's already slipped the ring off.
But maybe they should be more worried about who Harry is leaving with. . .
Ramona thinks Sonja is a marshmallow on the inside, so perhaps she won't take this incident so well.