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Real Housewives of New York City recap: 'Birthday Bashing'

Ramona celebrates her birthday and now owns the color red

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The Real Housewives of New York City

Season 8, Ep. 5 | Aired May 04

This season of RHONY is SO. DAMN. GOOD. This might be one of the best ever. It also just makes the terribleness of RHOBH soooooo apparent. I mean in one episode of RHONY we got an eating disorder reveal, a reference to Beautique, and 50 women drinking Chardonnay at a birthday party. WHAT MORE CAN YOU WANT?

The episode opened with Bethenny packing Brynn for some sort of trip. It’s unclear where she’s going. But Bethenny does not allow Brynn to check her luggage. That tiny lady has to roll her own bag. But Brynn also needs to approve all of her ensembles, including her “evening looks.” This is a very relatable sequence for working mothers in America.

Next, Dorinda and Carole meet up for dinner. Carole reveals that she lost her phone, which did not have a password. Um lady, I know you ride on the handlebars of bikes and like to wear Forever 21 sweaters, but you need to be a little more grown up with your phone. They basically get through the entire meal and then Jules shows up, which feels more than a little late. She’s pretty annoyed with Bethenny after she basically unleashed the Kraaken at Jules’ construction brunch. She then proceeds to throw major shade on Bethenny’s ginormous Hamptons house that Jules refers to as a “center for ants.” I just love that image. Like a performing arts center for some little bugs. But also BETHENNY’S HOUSE IS HUGE. These people are nuts. If you’re going to judge something, judge her gigantic duck in the front yard.

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Ramona and Sonja are finally reunited when the former comes over to Sonja’s abode. Before she gets there, Sonja says something about an event at Beautique/Bootique/Buutique. We better go back to that joint this season. So Ramona comes over and basically immediately launches into yet another “Sonja drinks too much” discussion. Well, Lady Morgan is not thrilled by that. Also, Ramona insinuates that Sonja’s boozing is the reason that Bethenny didn’t invite her to her Hamptons b-day party from hell. Probably not helping Morgan’s party antics is the fact that she’s offered Luann to live in her house. Sonja thinks it would be like Three’s Company, which is confusing because it’s just the two of them. Apparently the last time Luann stayed at Sonja’s she came in at like 5:30 a.m. I can’t even stay up past 1 a.m. What the hell is the Countess doing? Actually, I don’t really want to know. #beautique

NEXT: Ramona’s birthday party < Bethenny’s birthday party

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