Poor Sonja got hit by Hurricane Irene and then a poor contractor got hit by Hurricane Sonja. Her townhouse is leaking like a sieve, there is water damage everywhere, and Sonja is seductively adjusting her skinny jeans and demonstrating how the weight of her assistant’s breasts cause her to roll off of a daybed and onto the floor. Maybe she was hoping that the guy was going to give her a reduced price for the repairs, you, know, as a quid pro quo for her lusty performance. Whatever it was that she was selling, he wasn’t buying.
LuAnn and Ramona held some type of meeting on a park bench, trying to iron out the details of their a very tenuous peace accord. LuAnn was still trying to get Ramona to say that she was sorry for calling her a weekend mother. She had to go it alone against Ramona, having failed to rally supporters to defend her. Maybe the others were not quite as convinced as the Countess that there was really an extortion or blackmail attempt made. It makes you wonder if LuAnn really believes or even hears what’s coming out of her own mouth, bypassing her brain and whatever common sense she has. The success of their meeting is yet to be determined. Ramona has also shared a handshake and an agreement with Aviva, with the two of them promising not to be mean and to tell each other if there is a problem before running to the others. The success of their meeting is also undetermined.
Through the magic of Bravo’s editing, LuAnn was actually filmed discussing some issues regarding her son, Noel’s, schoolwork. The young man is having difficulties passing French class. C’est impossible! Everyone in his family speaks French – Mom, Dad, his grandparents, even Jacques. Then I realized that they aren’t around that much to speak to him. Dad is on a world-wide tour, looking for the newer, prettier Countess, and LuAnn is with Jacques being that thing Ramona said but that we can’t talk about – she’d be calling us, looking for another apology.
Heather had some very personal and very sweet moments during this episode. She and her sister spent time looking through old photographs of and reading some poetry by their father, who had recently passed away. The two women then held a gathering for their friends and family, honoring their Dad. He had told them that he didn’t want a funereal type of service when he died, and they held this celebration in a way that he probably would have been more happy about. It was an unusually tender scene, very un-Bravo like, and I liked that they shared it with us.
I’ve saved Carole for last. She is certainly redefining her place in the world from that of widow to a funny and fun-loving single woman. She’s dating a musician by the name of Russ Irwin, who has written and produced songs for Foreigner, Meat Loaf and Clay Aiken, and has also toured with Bryan Adams, Sting and, most recently, Aerosmith. Her style of dating, one which does not really meet with Aviva’s approval, is loose, relaxed and slightly bohemian. She likes the feeling of missing someone and being missed, something which fits perfectly with Irwin’s time away on tour. They can date others if they want and neither one is bothered by jealousy. The scenes of the two of them, cruising the streets of New York City, in a convertible while singing along with the music from the CD player, showed how comfortable they are together – good friends having a good time.
One more thing, she told Aviva that she would like to hear Ramona’s side of the story regarding LuAnn, before coming to any conclusions. I don’t think we’ve heard that before from any Housewives. Not blindly relying on rumors and jumping pell-mell onto a team – sounds good to me.