We’ll finally get to see the reasons behind the Bethenny vs. Jill fight in tomorrow night’s finale of season 2 of Real Housewives of New York City. On the night of the famous charity event for Creaky Joints, Jill and Ramona arrive at the venue early to take care of last minute details and put together gift bags. Ramona starts itching for a glass of white wine and hurries over to the bar, which is covered in signage for Frangelico and Bethenny’s Skinny Girl logo (the one Alex made in butt ugly Comic Sans font). She hurries to tell Jill, who gets pissed because they could’ve used that space behind the bar for other sponsors. In the end they remove most of the signs.
Here’s what I think: Jill does have a right to be upset; Bethenny should’ve told her the amount of signage Frangelico was going to put up. It is Jill’s event, after all. On the other hand, Bethenny was the one who brought the alcohol sponsor on. This was likely what they agreed to in exchange for providing free alcohol. But still, B should have said something. And considering what Jill has done for Bethenny: given her a free place to stay over the summer, re-did her apartment at a substantal discount with labor from Zarin Fabrics and lord only knows what else, it was only fair that B at least let Jill know how much of the signage was going to be dedicated to promoting Bethenny’s brand.
However, I do think Ramona decided to stir the pot and overreacted, knowing that Jill was already anxious about the party. It’s classic “mean girl” behavior to try to pit friends against each other. What do you think?