Something’s going down on “The Real Housewives of New York City” and it’s certainly not Sonja Morgan’s nose. Ever since this season began it’s been so high up in the air, we’re not surprised she doesn’t realize her dresses are too short for her advanced age.
In this episode, Sonja did the big “I’m here and you’re here” speech to new housewife, Cindy Barshop, with every intention of putting her in her place. “Real Housewives” fans remember that speech that Kelly Killoren Bensimon delivered in her first season on the show to Bethenny Frankel. It was one of the earliest signs that Kelly wasn’t 100% with us and it followed her throughout the season, though she never seemed to remember exactly how it all went down. Pecking order, Sonja? Someone forgot she was last season’s new girl.
Before that incident, Sonja elected herself the job as ambassador during a lunch meeting between Kelly and Ramona Singer. She sat there as if she were the arbiter of all things rational. In actuality, she really had nothing to do with the fact that the Ramona-coaster was in neutral and she had already decided to issue an apology. Nevertheless, Sonja patted herself on the back for brokering peace.
On “Watch What Happens Live,” Kelly Ripa very astutely pointed out that she felt Sonja had changed her attitude this season in order to get more air time. We’re inclined to agree. We think she saw how much the cameras and the audience latched on to the Bethenny/Jill Zarin circus, then Bethenny’s success afterward (oven toaster cookbook, anyone?) and decided that was how she’d conduct herself this year. She would concoct as many different ways to combine housewives for maximum conflict potential with herself in the middle of the action.
Well, Miss Morgan, we’re on to you.