I had a question in one of the blogs comments asking what I thought happened at the reunion. That is an excellent question, here are my thoughts on the reunion.
What do we know for sure? We know Bethenny has definitely softened since becoming a new mom, even Kelly came out of the reunion saying nice things about Bethenny, Kelly said she had changed for the better and motherhood is good for her, crap like that. That could be Kelly’s brilliant PR 102 or it could be that everyone is still handling Kelly with kid gloves. It would be a shame if that is the case because someone really needs to call her out on all the crazy things that she’s said. I want her to show us the press reports where Bethenny talked about her children. I want her to produce proof that Bethenny was “literally” trying to kill her. I want to know why she continually says she doesn’t drink and then drinks. I want to know why she channeled Teresa and stole an idea from Bethenny and made up her very own cocktail. I want to know where she gets these organically grown gummy bears. I want to see someone present Kelly with a Dictionary and a Thesaurus in a beautifully packaged set. I want Kelly to produce the drugs and/or alcohol she has been on and share it with the others. Finally, I want someone to tell her to stop fucking with her hair!!! (sorry I lost it there for a second)
Bethenny seems to be trying to change her reputation. Remember the Bethenny who spoke to the press about Gwyneth Paltrow and started a twitter war with Rachel Zoe and battled with Padma? That Bethenny seems to be replaced by a newer, gentler Bethenny. I’m also sensing that she is “so over” the RHONY Season 3 and just wants it to be a bad memory. Let’s face it, it was a horrible season for Bethenny. Jill treated her like crap several times, tried to embarrass and demean her. Ramona ripped into her on the Brooklyn Bridge. Luann hugged her so hard she needed to take a shower right afterward. She never enjoyed one fashion show during fashion week. She went on a trip with the psycho bitch from hell. She made two trips to Los Angeles her father turning her away the first time and her father died during her second trip to LA. Not a good season for Bethenny. Sure she had some great things happen and thank the good lord she did because all of that could put someone over the edge. Luckily she found Jason and got pregnant!
All of that leads me to believe that Bethenny probably won’t be too rough on anyone. However, Bethenny is also very smart and she knows what viewers want to see. She knows we are going to expect her to call Jill out. Nobody wants to see a repeat of Atlanta where they were all “over it” and didn’t want to talk about it and loved each other, and wished each other well…..gag me! That was the biggest waste of videotape there ever was! Then we were treated to a live version of Kim’s Tardy for the Party, what the hell did viewers do to deserve THAT kind of treatment at the reunion? But I digress!
If the last two reunions tell us anything about Alex, she speaks generally only when spoken to, however, she did get a lot of fan encouragement when she laid into Jill so she may try more of that and this time, Simon was at the reunion (I don’t know if he appeared on screen but he was there) This could give Alex more confidence and I truly hope she pre-planned her verbiage a little better for her own sake. Her previous two rants at Jill were mediocre at best. I would have liked to see her really go at Jill leaving Jill speechless, but I think only Bethenny has that ability.
Sonja is Switzerland, I think she is enjoying being on the show and doesn’t want to make any enemies so I have a feeling she will be cute and funny but won’t say anything to get on anyone’s bad side and I can’t see her calling anyone out on anything.
Jill will probably come out of the gate defensively. She knows she is in deep doo doo this season and while she will make excuses, they will be lame and won’t “jive” with other things she’s said or with the actual events. We know Jill is a top notch, first class liar! I think Jill knows that she is going to have to do some apologizing, but only to Bethenny. She sincerely doesn’t think she’s done anything wrong to Alex, clearly she hates Alex and has no intention of apologizing to her. Since we know that Ally came out crying, (I believe Jill tweeted that under Ally’s name for sympathy) I just hope that Jill gets nailed to the wall by somebody. I know a lot of people call Andy Cohen a wuss when it comes to interviewing “his” housewives, but he did pretty well calling Vicki out on her bullshit at the OC reunion, so I’m hoping he sticks to his guns with Jill.
Ramona lets it all hang out, if we have one last hope of nailing Jill, it is Ramona! She has no fear of losing her spot on the show, she has no fear of Jill and she has no fear of telling it like it is. (even with her renewal) She and Jill have gone at it at the last two reunions, and I’m hoping that Ramona is going to make sure that Jill doesn’t get away with anything! Ramona also seems to have become closer to Bethenny so she may be sure to call Jill out on all the horrible things she has done to Bethenny.
Part of the problem with people going up against Jill is she has these pre-set responses that she can use for almost anything. When she and Bethenny were going at it, she would repeat what Bethenny said but say, “it really doesn’t matter”. Bethenny said, “We need to talk about why this whole thing has been blown out of proportion”. Jill uses the “It really doesn’t matter”. That would stop most people in their tracks. Luckily our Bethenny is smart and said, “well that speaks volumes”.
Jill did it to Alex a few different times, no matter what Alex said, Jill would say, “I’m sorry you feel that way”. Clearly Jill wasn’t sorry about anything but it made it difficult for Alex to continue. Then Jill used her “well we just won’t travel in the same social circle”. Again, poor Alex was stumped! All she could say is the truth, “you really don’t get it”. Even at last year’s reunion, she said to Ramona, “you can’t go up against me so you say ‘you’re brain dead’” of course in response to Ramona calling Jill “brain dead”.
Jill is good at arguing and she is good at talking over people, she talks louder and unfortunately that works in her favor. The only time she cried last year was when they showed the clip of her mother and she channeled Pink Floyd and said, “I wish she were here”. I have a feeling we may see many more tears shed by Mrs. Zarin, whether they be real or fake, that is the question!
I don’t think that Jen was even there, she is a non-entity. It may be our loss, she quite possibly could have been a good replacement for the three we want rid of. I actually wish the show would have included her on the USVI trip so that we could get to know her better. See how she reacts to the craziness and how she interacts with someone besides Jill.
I think everyone of the people who were at the reunion said it was going to be surprising and really interesting. Sonja actually said the most interesting thing, something in that radio interview, I don’t remember the exact quote but she said something like there will be a lot of “resolution”? I took that to mean that whoever had issues before the reunion, they were resolved. Maybe she meant Jill and Bethenny made up?
I think everyone is dreading the thought that Jill and Bethenny make up. If they do, what is the worst that can happen? Bethenny certainly will never trust Jill again, if they do make up they will most likely only be the type of friends that are cordial to each other at social functions. Of course Bethenny will never camp out at Jill’s Hamptons house again or anything like that. I would doubt if the even would do lunch together. Bethenny is just too busy to waste her time with someone like Jill. I truly believe that Bethenny’s light bulb went off this season and she realized what a horrible person Jill Zarin is. So even if she accepts Jill’s apology and says all is good, it will never be the way it used to be.
Ok so what about next season. Bravo hasn’t even committed to having another season of the NY Housewives, that said, I believe that they probably will. So who will be on the show?
Probability 1 – 10 10 – Most Likely 1 – Least Likely
Jill – 5 There is no doubt she brought in the ratings, as much as I hate to admit it, hating her has made the show enjoyable to watch, particularly since I started the blog. She gave me a ton of material and gave us all a reason to come together. All of that said, I never want to see her again and I mean that with all of my heart! Bravo may bring her back just to watch her piss everyone off.
Alex – 9 I think Alex made a big impression on people this season. She is well liked and for good reason. I think people see that she has a good heart and a lot of people enjoyed her relationship with Bethenny this season. Plus, it will piss Jill off if Alex comes back because we know it was Jill who started the rumor that Alex and Simon wouldn’t be back next season.
Sonja – 10 She really made an impact, didn’t she? I have yet to come across anyone, any blog or any article that had anything negative to say about Sonja. Everyone seems to love her, including Andy Cohen and the folks at Bravo. They really made her look good.
Kelly – 2 I hope that Bravo has the sense to pass on Kelly next season. No need to explain why.
Ramona- 10 Is there any doubt she will be back? I think only if she chooses not to return but I doubt that would happen. She seems to enjoy being on the show and her popularity is high right now yet she still can stir the pot. She’s the perfect Bravo Housewife!
Bethenny – 7 I think the only reason she would not return is if her show does well and she decides that two shows are too much with her schedule. A baby, husband, career, traveling, interviews, appearances, she may just feel it is too much. She is the most popular housewife of all the franchises, so I’m sure Bravo will make the offer.
Luann – 8 As hard as it is to come to terms with, I have a feeling she will be back. I don’t like it but I have to be honest and it sure seems as though Bravo and Andy Cohen like having a “countess” on the show. Just typing the word “countess” made me throw up a little in my mouth. You may not have noticed, but I never, ever refer to her that way.
Jen – 1 Something went wrong and I think Bravo was sorry that they even mentioned we would be seeing two new housewives this season. That committed them to putting her on the show but her air time was so limited we never even got to know her. Clearly she wants to be on the show, she is sending out emails asking people to give Bravo positive feedback about her, but how can we when we don’t even know her? Maybe she did or said something to anger the powers that be over at Bravo because even she thought she would have more air time than she did.
So what do you all think? Who will be back and who will go? What do you think will happen at the reunion?
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