‘The Real Housewives of New York’ Recap: ‘Video Killed the Countess’

In Episode 15 of The Real Housewives of New York, Countess LuAnn’s chickens come home to roost when three of the women refuse to take part in her latest video.

LuAnn’s getting ready to produce the video for her latest song, “Chic C’est La Vie.” While she does invite all the cast members to be a part of the video, only Jill and Kelly agree. Ramona talks Sonja out of being in the video. At first Ramona says it’s because Avery doesn’t want her to do it, LuAnn has a different parenting philosophy than Ramona and she doesn’t want to send the wrong message to Avery. Later, in one of her “confessionals,” Ramona admits what appears to be the true reason: LuAnn only wants the other women in the video to make it better, so Ramona isn’t going to help LuAnn.

Sonja talks to Jill about not being in the video. Sonja also makes lame excuses, such as she’s not sure how her daughter feels about it, she doesn’t want to leave her daughter for two days, etc., but Jill says that’s BS and tries to talk Sonja into coming along to Atlantic City even if she’s not going to be in the video. Sonja says Jill may bully everyone else into doing what she wants, but Jill isn’t going to bully her into doing anything.

Simon broaches the video issue with Alex, but Alex stops him in his tracks as she’s not doing the video either. At least Alex is honest about why she’s not going to AC with LuAnn. She’s not doing the video not only because she doesn’t like the message of the song, but she can’t stand LuAnn.

Ramona meets up with LuAnn to tell LuAnn that she’s not going to do the video because of Avery and that the song sends the wrong message. The discussion quickly devolves when Ramona mentions parenting skills, family units and a cheating husband (LuAnn’s, not Ramona’s). For once during this season of The Real Housewives of New York, the Countess is on the defensive and in an unprecedented move, doesn’t get extremely nasty. Finally, LuAnn says, “Sorry,” and leaves the restaurant.

Sonja invites Cindy over for breakfast and in typical Cindy fashion, she offends Sonja by taking a business call that lasts at least 20 minutes while Sonja is trying to prepare and serve breakfast. Cindy finally gets off the call and Sonja lets her know how rude she is, which goes right over Cindy’s head as usual.

LuAnn and Jill head off to the Borgata and start filming the video. Kelly can’t make it until the next day, so only Jill and LuAnn do any scenes the first day. Jill seems to gripe and complain the whole time about doing so many takes and her shoes hurting her feet. Kelly seems to have a good time, but she’s shocked that Sonja, Ramona and Alex didn’t show up. Kelly says friends support each other. Maybe Kelly didn’t get the memo…these ladies aren’t friends at this point. LuAnn has burned one too many bridges this season to have anyone but Jill as a friend.

The Real Housewives of New York airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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