It is good to know the back issues.
There HAS to be reasons why people as wealthy as Reid and Aviva (and Carole) come on this kind of show. It's only a matter of time before we learn what they are.
I'm sure it has done nothing but boost business for business owner housewives (Ramona and Heather), and I'm sure Mario, Jacque, and Reid have seen upswings.
Perhaps Reid needed a bit of PR.
So I read about the brother thing. These days "investment banker" can be kind of a seedy job. People get paydays just for getting financially desperate people to sign contracts--preying on the financially desperate people. (If you were not feeling bad enough, here's a little something for you.)
Positive for Aviva--it looks like she is not using alcohol to deal with her anxiety. That can be a learned destructive coping behavior. Good for her and good for her children.
Negative for Aviva--hurting people that looked up to her. I guess the only purpose was to create drama (related to alcoholism...people will avoid someone like that).
What a difference a trip to St. Barths makes! I've turned a corner with Heather; now that she's not constantly in Ramona's face and is basically doing color commentary and calling the BS as she sees it (with a liberal amount of swearing, a gal after my own heart), I've taken a liking to her. I thought she slightly over-reacted at learning about the couples' dinner, but on the other hand, she did get pretty chummy with Carole and I could see where she could be pissed that she was not alerted that she'd be on her own for dinner (or stuck with Ramona & Sonja).
I am totally done with Aviva at this point. It wasn't that long ago that she invited Sonja to Miami with the specific intent of hooking Sonja up with her disgusting pig of a father. Then she gives Sonja the total stink-eye for flirting with the chef and hooking up with Tomas. So, hooking up with a dirty old man is tots cool (as long as he a blood relation of Aviva) but hooking up with younger, more attractive (neither the chef nor Tomas had those god-awful chompers) dudes is morally reprehensible. It's as crazy as Ramona going off on Alex for some nude snap shots while she doesn't mind skinny dipping on national television.
Sonja is a sad drunk when she over-does it, which seems to be all too often. OTOH, if I were on this show, I'd probably have had to be drunk to sign the contract. I have a hard time absolutely hating her though; she just seems so lost...just a bit more together than Kim on BH at this point.
And what about Luanne? After the "Italian Friends"/Tomas incident, and the one little pot-stirring incident last week, she's been lying crazy-low in this episode. She knows how to build story-line, so it seems that she doesn't, maybe to put a lid on the Tomas incident. In the previews, she's all "I'll do anything for Jacques", which indicates that (a) she did hook up with Faux Depp and (b) she realizes she f'd up. But I will say that she looked stunning at the dinner with Ro, So, & Heather.
I thought it was hilarious last night to see how many women were complaining about others being self centered while focusing on themselves. I also loved that Ramona and Sonja had to google white trash
I do not think I will give Aviva the courtesy of reading her blog. Seeing her treat Sonja so badly made me furious. DOUBLE DEALING, WHITE TRASH AVIVA
Carol is not looking that considerate.
Ramona and Sonja--funny girls. Gave me a belly laugh
Finding Heather more likeable