Well I feel a lot better about this week than the last.
7. Dorinda (-2)
Dorinda gives no fucks. She had her villain turn this season as the vicious drunk and she’s making no apologies for it. And yet, I didn’t see many lies. She may have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol but she’s never been arrested and charged with four felonies. The “is Dorinda a drunk?” segment was however interminable as it dragged over from part one and really just served to further dig her into the bottom of this ranking.
6. Luann (+1)
I think Luann is super lucky (smart) she’s not here at the reunion because she is being handled with kid gloves and having Bethenny speak on her behalf is an upgrade. Still, everyone agreed she was off the wagon and that she turned into an egomaniacal monster (❤️) as soon as her Cabaret took off so it was not a good performance in absentia either.
5. Sonja (-2)
Mostly getting called out for being lodged up Bethenny’s rectum and also not being someone to make any sort of drinking judgment. The day Sonja wins a reunion I will eat my hat though, so no surprises here.
4. Tinsley (-2)
Tinsley is so cute! I thought she managed to come off very charming in her short segment. Bonus points for Andy admitting how much he is a fan of Dale. I think she might survive her bestie’s departure and I really hope she does. RHONY is stacked with big fighters so you can have pleasant Tins around to give absurdly amusing solo footage and her mother.
3. Ramona (+3)
Back from the bottom! Ramona decided to sit back part 2 and only make a few comments which was a wise decision after last week’s fake tits disaster. She was the low-key star of the reunion with her reactions. Every time a package was playing she was there giggling or doing her signature exasperated eye bulge.
2. Carole (+2)
Carole had a big turn around thanks to focusing on her real issues with Bethenny and less of the petty shit. Marks off for her frustration (understandably) showing through so much making her more aggressive, and for insisting she never said anything about Bethenny on the show. Of course she made some snide comments, but nothing compared to what Bethenny was rattling off about her being a husbandless, childless, careerless puppet. I think she won out with the age-shaming and the laundry list of Bethenny’s insults to her so she sneaks up to the second spot.
1. Bethenny (NC)
Sadly, her reign continues. I don’t think she had as stellar of a performance this time versus Carole who is much more reasonable than Dorinda or Ramona. Still, I can’t deny that her Luann spokesperson role gave her an insane amount of speaking time at this reunion to call out Dorinda, and I think the footage for the packages made her fight with Carole a lot more balanced than I remember the season. She was lying through her teeth about most things, so perhaps she will get caught in one on part 3.
How did you feel about this week? Has RHONY got you depressed? I still think this is one of the best seasons ever, but I’m here for the realness.