I Hate Jill Zarin What The Hell Was That? May 27, 2010
Seriously, what the hell was that? Who are these women and what have they done with the Real Housewives of New York?
Ramona is apologizing to Kelly because Kelly acted like a psychotic bitch during Ramona’s tropical vacation?
Jill wants to abandon her notes and start fresh?
Kelly is staying at a party for longer than 10 minutes and decides to confront Ramona and demand an apology?
Jennifer Gilbert spoke?
Jill shut up long enough to listen to Ramona explain why her grand entrance in St. John was a complete disaster?
Alex had a mini breakdown upon setting eyes on Jill Zarin and began to shake? (not that I blame her)
Kelly is making up huge fantasy stories about her trip with the girls?
Jill picks up the phone can calls Bethenny to ask her to have lunch?
Luann has to know exactly what happened and demands to be told both sides of the story….ok all is right with the world again.
This was an extremely odd episode and I really don’t know what happened to change everybody other than it was around the holidays and maybe everyone was in the holiday spirit and truly the holidays do affect everyone differently. I think that may have been what softened Jill but why the hell would she have to ask her sister for permission to call Bethenny? That was a “set up” conversation in order for us to know what Jill was thinking.
We need to talk about Kelly’s exit from St.John. We all know what Bethenny said, that Kelly was taken off the island by producers. I suppose they handled it with the most respect to Kelly by allowing her to say she left on her own accord.
I think we can all probably agree that Bethenny would not have said to a reporter that Kelly was taken off by the show’s people if it wasn’t the truth. The letter left for Ramona was all a set-up, obviously Kelly never wrote that letter. We also get the full story of the phone call that Bethenny talks about in her interview. Both Ramona and Alex wrote in their blogs that Ramona placed the call to Jill telling her about Kelly’s breakdown. Ramona was attempting to get Jill to meet Kelly at the airport in order to help Kelly out when she got home. It seemed to Ramona and the rest of the group that Jill wasn’t taking Ramona seriously so that is when Bethenny got on the phone with Jill, but no one seemed to be able to get through to Jill and make her understand. Now we know why, Jill couldn’t possibly commit to meeting Kelly at the airport because we know now that Jill was planning on being on an airplane on her way to “surprise” Ramona. Jill couldn’t care less about Kelly and what Ramona and Bethenny were trying to tell her. She only cared about her plan to bust in on the St John’s party!
It must have been by this point in the taping that Jill realized she wasn’t going to get the public sympathy, she had beaten to death the voice mail message and Bobby’s illness. Bethenny was pregnant and engaged and that always gets public support. Don’t forget that after this was taped, Jill went on all the talk shows and wrote blogs slamming Bethenny at every turn, she even left that horrible review on Bethenny’s book on Amazon, so how sincere was she in this episode?
I must say, I felt bad for Bobby, initially. He didn’t do anything wrong and he was clearly very uncomfortable, but when he attempts to stick up for his wife when he doesn’t know what is going on, it is really irritating!
He seemed confused and wanted to know what was going on. Bethenny tried to talk to him, and she told Bobby how much she liked him and cared about him, then Bethenny apologized to Bobby saying, “I never wanted to put you in the middle”. Bobby’s response is when he lost me! “You WON’T put me in the middle” (or something like that) Then he is muttering under his breath that he only heard Jill being nice to everyone and saying nice things…..Ok Bobby, I understand you supporting your wife, but don’t be so damn naïve! He has been married to her for years, and he doesn’t know what a big mouth jack ass Jill can be? Bobby also knows that Bethenny is a reasonable, level-headed woman and if she is upset with Jill, there has to be a very good reason why. Bobby, step away from Kelly, you’re catching the crazy!
Then Jill has the nerve to try to blame Alex as she was walking out of the house? It was clear to me that Alex’s reaction was completely genuine. The old Jill was certainly there when she walked in and addressed everyone except Alex, and she asked Ramona why she was choosing Alex over her….”What? Is she your best friend now?”. We’re back in High School kids, it is really killing Jill that she’s not the popular girl anymore but I loved Ramona’s response, right in Jill’s face… I LIKE HER! So there, Jill you mean bitch! What Jill has done to Bethenny and Alex is far worse than what Alex did so why is Jill so completely vicious toward Alex? In the end, Ramona did the right thing! She couldn’t just ignore Alex and Bethenny’s feelings and welcome Jill’s “Ambush” and allow her to ruin it for the rest of her guests.
Sonja’s art exhibition was a little strange. I completely understand that Luann is anxious to hear the other side of the story. However, where in her etiquette book is it alright for her to pull the hostess and four other guests out of the party to question them like an investigator? Who the hell is Luann? More importantly, why the hell did they all comply? I would have told her to go to hell, it is none of her business, but even in Bethenny’s interview, she felt the need to make sure Luann understood what really happened. WHY? Who cares what Luann thinks? Her blog this week actually says that she was “glad” to get back to the party because it was about the art and not about the drama…really Luann? YOU are the one that dragged everyone off to discuss the trip you big goofy lunatic! (I could have lived without the opera singer)
The best part of the entire episode..Jill falling on her ass in that ridiculous looking skating outfit. Yes, Jill you are the only one in Bryant Park dressed like you think you are an Olympian and you’re the only one flying across the ice on your ass! The entire scene of Jill on the ice was absolutely stupid! I could watch the fall over and over again!
What the hell happened to Ramona? She apologized to Kelly…my jaw is still on the floor! Granted, Kelly wasn’t going to let Ramona move until she did but it just seems so unlike Ramona to give in like that. She must have still been thinking that Kelly was mentally ill and there was really no point in arguing with her.
I was a little disappointed that Bethenny agreed to have lunch with Jill, although we knew that was coming based on the previews. I think that is Bethenny though, she probably couldn’t find a nice way to say no, so she gave in but I’m sure she was dreading it. Remember that by this time, Bethenny was pregnant and engaged and had moved on and away from Jill. Her only communication with Jill was the awkward “hi” when Jill stormed into the villa in St. John. I would bet that Bethenny was hoping that call from Jill would never have come in. It will be interesting to see how that lunch goes and how they leave it in the end.
We also see in the previews that Jill creates more drama about Ramona’s Vow Renewal ceremony, seems she isn’t sure whether or not she will be attending. Personally, if I were Ramona, I wouldn’t even want Jill there, but I do believe that celebration is the season ending scene and that all the ladies will be there.
Remember the tweet that I got from Jen Gilbert saying that she was afraid because she gets “snarky” in the final few episodes? Nothing so far, but again, she barely strung two words together. Personally I don’t think that Jen is going to work out as a NY Housewife, she can’t seem to hold her own with these ladies. She tries so hard to get into the conversations and say something but can’t seem to command their attention. She’s simply not strong enough.
So folks, one more week then the big reunion that all of the ladies are raving about! This season has not disappointed at all! I truly enjoyed every episode, as much as I bitched about the show, I really do love it! I know that Bravo is currently showing only one reunion show but that can be changed, they will just put the 2nd episode on before Bethenny’s show just as they are doing the previous week.
Also, remember Bravo’s history of putting together a third show with the “lost footage”. This season definitely justifies a lost footage episode. I’m sure I’ll be posting another blog before the finale airs. Kelly’s tweets alone are a blog! Lol
I need to get some input on changing sites again. I know it is a pain and I’m sorry but I’ve had some suggestions about starting on a site that is more “comment” friendly, more like the TWOP threads that can support many comments without freaking out the way this site does. Please let me know your thoughts on that, I think we can move fairly quickly and easily if you all decide that is the way you want to go. In fact one of our great members have even found a place and set it up for us, I’ll let her identify herself if she chooses to, and if it is ok with her, I’ll give her all the credit that is due in my next blog, I’m not sure if she wants to be identified and I admit I failed to ask her…sorry!
Anyway, email me or just post your thoughts about it here if you would. Thanks!
See you all next week! Thanks for joining me!