Wendy is making an ass of herself this season. Where did her Doctor Wendy persona go? This Zen Wen is an unfortunate caricature...
Gizelle is bitter and it's not wearing well on her. The way she bolted from the spa party spoke volumes.
Candiace also remains bitter and her inability to move on with Karen is going to hurt her in the long run when Gizelle turns on her. And trust, that moment is coming. That Candiace cannot appreciate the difficulty of Karen being caught in the middle between her and Monique shows how immature she is.
Robyn = snoreworthy. I wish her well with the hats though, the lining is a good idea.
Ashley glows with pregnancy and she is fit to burst!
Mia I still don't have a solid read on but I'm glad she admitted to being a stripper because denying it would have dogged her all season long so she was smart to nip it in the bud.
Karen remains an easy, breezy person to watch. I loved the lines about Gizelle not being a good wig wearer and that Satan was hosting the spa party.
This season is firing on all cylinders for me and it's all down to watching the implosion of Erika. The preposterous story of Tom rolling down a hill after driving off a cliff behind their house (their house is on Los Altos Drive in Pasadena and there is no street with multiple switchbacks behind their house...) had everyone confused because it made absolutely no sense.
As we've said several times, there is a possibility that Erika didn't know (I don't believe that, given the $20 million transfer to her company by Tom)...but even if that's the case, the callousness and the way she has resisted every attempt to provide frank disclosure and hand over assets that appear to be funded off of ill gotten gains is appalling.
It's also Lisa Rinna's best season in years. We see much of the Rinna that we found enjoyable.
Kathy, of course, remains so odd and hilarious. Sweeping up broken glass with a BBQ brush? It's like performance art.
Dorit and PK are back into mega debt, owing $1.3 million in taxes: https://pagesix.com/2021/07/22/dorit-and-pk-kemsley-owe-1-3-million-in-unpaid-taxes-report/
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Yes, this is easily RHONY's worst season and most of that comes down to Covid and the inability to film the show as it normally would be.
This episode was the best of the season as the seance continued and we got a glimpse into Sonja's family life.
I do believe that recasting this season by dumping Ramona and/or Luann would be a big, huge, fatal mistake. Neither of them is the problem with this season. The cast is too small and there is too much of a divide with Leah and the rest of the cast - she sticks out like a sore thumb.
I think they should keep Eboni and Bershan. I think with a season under their belts, and Sonja's burgeoning friendship with Eboni, there will be more of a natural relationship. They also desperately need to bring back Dorinda and Bethenny.
Eh, well, it's nice to have goals?
I guess in theory he could've invested his DAYS money wisely, or more realistically he's going to move on to another profession (a realtor like his wife?).
But I agree with @FrenchBug82re: killing off Sonny. He's a legacy character with ties to the canvas, so it's pointless to kill him off since it's just likely they'd revive him anyway. Just have him and Will break up off screen and eventually re-cast down the line if they need a spoiler in Will's relationships down the line.
I was just watching the episodes where Esther went on a talk show and faced down backlash for the quota system and being a Maori doctor, which even went as far as having a white racist vandalize her office. I think what surprised me most was they repeatedly made it clear there was no way for Esther to be a "model minority" - when she tried to be a good doctor and operate on the racist in spite of his hatred for her, he hurled abuse at her and refused her treatment. Even though the guy who plays Rico can't act, I did appreciate the mini-arc of him going from being a pro-assimilation figure to realizing just how little trying to fit in with the status quo mattered in the face of bile and hatred.
This is a story that few soaps would ever touch. I guess the one-week runtime for these types of plots on Shorty make it more possible, but I still appreciate their guts here.
Esther is such a rich character, especially now that they have moved on from her love life dramas. She's possibly the most layered and relateable character on the show at present.