Although Jill Zarin is still on vacation during the fourth episode of The Real Housewives of New York, things heat up when Cindy finally finds her voice and three cast members create the type of drama that only the RHONYC can.
Unlike last week’s episode, Episode 4 is anything but boring without Jill around. Episode 4, “Ramona’d,” opens with Cindy and Sonja meeting up to shop and have lunch; however, Cindy chipped her front teeth and needs to go to the dentist, so there will be no lunch. Sonja’s not at all happy with Cindy for cancelling lunch at the last minute over chipped teeth. This seems to set in motion a new feud: Cindy vs. Sonja.
Sonja invites Kelly and her kids over to share toaster oven recipes, and since Sonja doesn’t like the tension between Kelly and Ramona, she’s going to secretly invite Ramona as well to try to fix things between the two. Cindy tells Sonja no way should she ambush Kelly, that it’s not a good idea because Kelly doesn’t like conflict in front of her kids. Sonja disagrees and insists she’ll surprise Kelly. Sonja also informs Cindy she will not attend Cindy’s party in Quogue because it’s just too far for her to travel.
At LuAnn’s cocktail party, Cindy pulls Kelly aside and tells her not to take her kids to Sonja’s toaster oven cooking lesson because Ramona will be there. Kelly promises Cindy she won’t say anything to Sonja about what Cindy has told her. Of course, the next day as soon as she gets a chance, Kelly confronts Sonja about her planned ambush. Kelly says she doesn’t want anything to do with Ramona and this get-together is not happening.
At Cindy’s birthday party, the “Ramona-coaster” runs off the track when Ramona asks Cindy’s brother Howie if she can speak to him the comments he made about Ramona’s deceased friend earlier in the season. Howie says now isn’t the time, but Ramona won’t let up, following Howie, insisting they speak about her feelings. Cindy is upset that Ramona’s making a scene at her party in front of Cindy’s 85-year-old father. Cindy tells Ramona not at her party, it’s just not appropriate and Ramona will have to try to talk to Howie some other time.
It seems Ramona has a target on her back this season of The Real Housewives of New York. With all the flack the other Housewives have given her, Ramona needs to avoid rocking the boat like she seems to do intentionally… but then that just wouldn’t be Ramona.
The Real Housewives of New York airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. EST on Bravo.
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