Season 3 closes on the well-pampered Big Apple ladies with Jill and Bethenny at long last trying to end their feud. Meanwhile, LuAnn performs her single at a record-release party---but the wives are more interested in her new French boyfriend. Finally, the gang gathers to witness Ramona renewing her vows with Mario.
The ladies' Virgin Islands getaway continues---but it's not a stunning development when Kelly departs the resort in the middle of the night. Before long, unexpected guests arrive at the island, and a warm welcome does not await them. Back in the Big Apple, Jill tries to reconcile with Ramona and Bethenny.
A Virgin Island getaway turns nasty when an argument breaks out between Kelly and Bethenny, ruining a peaceful breakfast and precipitating a meltdown for Kelly. Later, Bethenny cooks up dinner, but it's hard to swallow when there are yet more blowups. Cut to the Big Apple, where Jill mulls over going to the Virgin Islands to see all the drama in person.
The ladies bask in some fun in the sun when Ramona organizes a "renewal getaway." Still stung from her loss, Bethenny is comforted by the ladies---until Kelly kicks up some drama. Meanwhile, LuAnn tunes up in the Big Apple by recording a song in the studio.
Drama surges at LuAnn's charity event when Jill and Alex feud. In addition, LuAnn, Kelly, Jill and Sonja bond over yoga; LuAnn reflects on her taxing year; Bethenny flies to Los Angeles to be with her ill father; and LuAnn reenters the dating scene.
Jill hires new housewife Jennifer Gilbert to plan her holiday bash. Elsewhere, a stunned Bethenny discovers that her pregnancy was leaked on the blogosphere; drama sharpens between Alex and Jill; Sonja visits a nip-tuck doctor and a psychic.
Kelly joins Sonja and LuAnn in the Hamptons for gossipy dishing about romance, marriage and under-the-covers relations. In other diva plot arcs, all the ladies attend Kelly's party, where Bethenny springs breaking news on them and dramas revolve around Jill.
Socialite and single mom Sonja Morgan helps LuAnn throw a charity party. Meanwhile, Ramona proposes that she and Mario renew their wedding vows; Alex, Kelly and Ramona walk the runway at Brooklyn Fashion Weekend; and a stunning discovery awaits Bethenny.
Bethenny and Ramona have a venomous argument while walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. Things don't get any better for Bethenny, who then learns about a family illness. Meanwhile, Kelly snaps photos of random Manhattan denizens for an article; and Alex continues to piece together a fashion-weekend event.
Bethenny discovers she's the focus of a gossip article and comes to suspect that Jill was the source. Meanwhile, Kelly participates in an interview for her Playboy spread; Alex selects designers for a Brooklyn fashion event; Kelly receives an e-mail warning regarding Jill; and Bethenny attempts to call a truce with Jill.
LuAnn and Bethenny clash at a Fashion Week show. Later, Kelly, Jill and Ramona gossip about all things Bethenny. As for Bethenny, she hosts a style event, where she and Kelly actually agree on a cease-fire. Meanwhile, Jill's show results in an explosion of drama and one person's stormy exit.
All the well-tended women return to Manhattan, with LuAnn then basking in her favorite Big Apple fall events. Meanwhile, Kelly informs her daughters about her decision to pose in Playboy, resulting in an uncomfortable discourse. Later, Alex fumes when Jill and LuAnn make snide remarks about her children; and Kelly goes on the set for her Playboy shoot.
While in the Hamptons, LuAnn and her children receive a surprise visit from erstwhile housekeeper Rosie. The arrival of Labor Day results in laborious drama when both Ramona and LuAnn throw separate parties, forcing the other wives to choose bashes. Meanwhile, Jason asks Bethenny a crucial question over dinner; and dramas play out between LuAnn and Mario.
Season 3 opens with summer winding down in the Hamptons and alliances flip-flopping dramatically. Here, a sunny day on a yacht turns stormy due to cruel remarks. Meanwhile, Bethenny returns to Manhattan to pose nude in a PETA photo shoot; LuAnn and Jill reach out to Kelly; Bethenny and LuAnn share a cocktail get-together---but LuAnn may have a hidden motive for the meeting.