LuAnn must really miss the old gang of hers, Jill, Cindy and Kelly, because she’s working her butt off trying to initiate new members. It’s become her modus operandi, actually, because her life is really quite boring unless she has someone to beat up on with a carefully chosen circle to assist her efforts. She tried to undermine Bethenny and Alex, and now she’s going for the gold by trying to recruit Sonja in her war against Ramona. During LuAnn’s preliminary strike, Sonja seemed to hold her own, defending her relationship with the Pinot queen, but LuAnn did manage to plant a little bit of doubt, so her efforts may not have been entirely in vain.
Heather must be a dream come true for LuAnn – actually she voiced as much when they decided to bond over their mutual dislike for Ramona. I think it’s always a good idea to form friendships over a common enemy, especially when you’re new to the group and really haven’t fully examined your own impressions. Gossip is a much better way to go if all you really want is a place on the team. Teams are what drive the Housewives’ franchises, after all, and no one wants to be the last one picked.
Aviva thinks she can play on all the teams. That’s a really tough thing to do unless you’re really nimble and lack common decency and loyalty. She’s playing by her own rules, however, and that’s going to make her game even harder. She’s both agreeing and disagreeing with whomever she’s with and about whatever the topic is at the moment. Aviva thinks that it’s bad when Heather talks too much, or at least that’s what she told Ramona. She told Heather that talking a lot is good. That makes more sense, given that Aviva herself can’t or won’t stop talking.
Heather wants to up the ante, too, by creating her own fun and games. She has decided that it’s perfectly alright to leave just one person out of an invitation for a weekend intended for a group. It’s going to be tough to worm her way out of this one. She won’t be able to tell Ramona that her assistant forgot to return an email or that her new Blackberry loses all of your information the second you open it. She’s going to have to explain it to Ramona in person. It’s already caused a problem between Sonja and Ramona, but I don’t think Heather cares, or maybe that was how it was supposed to be played.
Sonja isn’t handling this lack of invitation for her friend issue well, either. Sure, Sonja is a grown woman and can travel the Seven Seas whenever she so desires, but, in this instance, she has been used as a pawn in Heather’s juvenile and somewhat devious plan. Heather is playing one friend against another – nothing about that is good or right, and Sonja should understand that. She’s been ostracized and she knows it’s not a nice feeling. Heather should learn that if LuAnn is smiling and nodding, whatever you’re doing is really wrong.
Carole pointed out that Ramona would be the very first person she would invite. She wants to just follow Ramona around, because even Carole realizes how interesting a character the woman is. She said almost the very same thing on Watch What Happens Live when she appeared with Andy and some other woman. All of the characters are being sorted out by Carole – maybe she took Ramona’s advice and bought some spiral bound notebooks. They aren’t labeled by date, however. They have names on them and they’re being filled with very interesting tidbits and observations. I think one of the entries in the notebook with LuAnn’s name on it says “has Royalty Tourette’s”. Carole is nothing if not a quick study.