And that’s a wrap on season 10 of RHONY. Sadly, we bid adieu to Princess Radziwill. Thanks for making your last season a killer one.
7. Luann (-1)
I have admittedly yet to watch WWHL but that wouldn’t be included in this ranking anyway. Luann had a great season overall and became a real breakout thanks to her arrest. Her final part in this reunion though was a mention of her shit-stained Colombian mattress so she is ending up in de facto last place.
6. Bethenny (-5)
Yes, I’m serious about this. I will be the first to admit that I think both Carole and Bethenny have come off poorly but she was a goddamn nightmare during this segment and made a massive fool of herself. She did receive another assist from Andy this week. I don’t think there was a single moment Carole got to speak without her interrupting, and he corroborated Bethenny’s side with the Red Scarf Guy (RSG) texts even though the point was that they were sent days later. I have spent far too many hours reading comments on Reddit and Vulture about what a negative toxic person Drunk Dorinda is, but I can’t think of anyone who is meaner and more disgusting than Bethenny Frankel and it was on full display part three. Her constant smug smile as Carole tried to hold her accountable for shaming her codependence (yes Carole’s is the codependent one here, B 👀), her career, etc. I think Bethenny hit peak pathetic when she listed off her resume while Carole was trying to tell her she never discounted her accomplishments. Though I would never count myself a fan I have gone through times of liking Bethenny more (S 1-3, 8) and begrudgingly admitting her entertainment value, but I’m a little worried how much I loathe her at the end of this. I hope it doesn’t spoil future RHONY for me.
5. Tinsley (-1)
Poor, sweet Tinsley. Even though I understood what Carole was trying to point out about their friendship “narrative” it definitely was poorly worded and left Tinsley hurting. I also felt sad when she explained that she always says boat…turbulence? is fine because Topper would be embarrassed if she broke her frozen WASP exterior to show any worry. I guess Carole was right about her past abuse (or controlling partners, not sure if Topper was abusive) playing a part in it after all.
4. Dorinda (+3)
Dorindemption! Dorinda scored this week by not having to answer to much beyond her destruction of Sonja which I always enjoy and Sonja is constantly begging for. Her sweet moment with Bethenny was really what shot her up here from the bottom because it’s clear that Dorinda is someone that is hurting, grieving and probably drinks too much to numb the pain but she’s a good person at heart.
3. Sonja (+2)
Sonja Morgan is LEAVING the townhouse. Or is she? How have none of us heard about this? We all know she has Page Six on speed dial. I can’t recall a housewife ever getting a post-season package of brand new footage and confessionals but I guess Sonja is a trailblazer. As soon as she started describing her “new” apartment in Kenya Moore-esque generalities my spidey sense started tingling though. I follow Sonja on social media and I can’t think of a single IG story or post showing her in an apartment. She’s been traveling almost non-stop all summer. Thus, my assumption is possibly that Sonja Morgan is homeless. Anyway, regardless of my conspiracy theories she got a triumphant reunion package about finally moving on and getting full ask for her townhouse, so up to the top half she goes.
2. Ramona (+1)
Comic relief reunion Queen. I think this reunion segment really managed to balance the goofy lightheartedness along with the dark abyss that is the Carole/Bethenny conflict, and I mostly attribute that to Ramona. The stare that will live on in infamy. Standing up to punch a cramp out of her thigh when nobody was paying any attention to her. The description of her diarrhea falling out of her as she ran in Cartagena. The glorious fucking noodle flashback package. Bless you Ramona, you will always make me laugh. Since this was a renewal season, we also got to see Ramona reflect on the fact that she can be entitled and that she made an effort not to be with the room selection. Ramona is a good person! Take that, world.
1. Carole (+1)
Radzwill out on top. Let me first tackle the weak points as this was definitely not an entirely flawless finish. I think the fact that she even got sucked into arguing about RSG was embarrassing, her talking down about her friendship with Tinsley was not the best look, and she will forever be mocked for her large hippocampus by everyone on earth except for perhaps LeeAnne Large-Amygdala Locken. That being said, I think she managed to finally showcase a lot of Bethenny’s hypocrisy this round and caused Bethenny to really self-destruct more than anything. The observation that Bethenny was calmer than Carole is truly nuts to me because she literally had nothing to say beyond making mocking noises and crazy finger motions to counter any of Carole’s logic. The Basic Bitches might have watched and thought she won, but this site is not for those basics. I saw Carole destroy Bethenny once and for all for not supporting her friends/other women and for that I am grateful. Now let’s never speak of this fight again! You might not have remembered calling Andy full of shit, but us and the producers (thanks for that remarkable in-reunion flashback) always will.
Did you smoke a post-season cigarette after if was finally over and all the tension released? Do you agree that Carole finally shut down Bethenny? Weigh in in the comments.