Season 2 lifts off with tension surrounding Jill, whose published interview incites a feud with Alex and Simon. Meanwhile, social butterfly Bethenny spends the summer in the Hamptons with Jill. And new housewife Kelly Killoren Bensimon is introduced.
Jill offers support to Bethenny, who sheds light on her romantic life. Meanwhile, Jill snoops for information about new housewife Kelly Killoren Bensimon, an act that creates tension with Ramona. In the Hamptons, Alex and Simon shop until they drop. And Jill's parents pay a visit from Florida.
LuAnn's housekeeper returns after a monthlong trip to the Philippines---to the relief of LuAnn, who had been saddled with the extra house chores. In other developments, Jill organizes a charity event; Simon and Alex enjoy a spa day; Kelly participates in an elite Hamptons horse show; and Ramona's husband organizes a tennis doubles rematch with Jill---resulting in a volley of egos.
Alex and her family return from the Hamptons, only to pack and prep for a vacation in St. Barts. Meanwhile, Jill launches an epic redesign of her home; and LuAnn pens a book on etiquette---though Bethenny questions her expertise in such matters. In the dueling diva department, LuAnn and Ramona butt heads. Meanwhile, Bethenny participates in a magazine shoot.
As the summer winds down, LuAnn prepares Victoria for boarding school. The Countess is the topic of Ramona and Bethenny's conversation in the Hamptons, and Jill arrives at Alex and Simon's Brooklyn home to offer renovation pointers. Meanwhile, Bethenny reaches out to LuAnn during a lunch---but the results may be hard to swallow.
The ladies have a passion for fashion as they attend various Fashion Week shows, but not without catty bickering between Ramona and Simon, not to mention between Kelly and Bethenny. As for Kelly, she covers all the fashion action for her column. And designer Zang Toi throws a private fashion show for Jill and her friends.
In one corner: Kelly. In the other: Bethenny. The two housewives square off in a diva duel during a downtown bar meeting. In other unfolding dramas, all six wives assemble at a magazine party, where Kelly reflects on her fight with Bethenny. And there's back-and-forth tension over an upcoming tennis match.
Jill gets set to play her doubles tennis match against Ramona and Mario, but it could be a histrionic racket when her pro tennis partner opts out and Jill invites Simon to play with her. It's game, set, drama when the other wives attend the match. Meanwhile, Jill shows her home redesign to Bethenny; and Bethenny seeks help with her product-logo design.
A business theme features Ramona busy on her skin-care line and throwing a showcase party for the product. Meanwhile, LuAnn meets with a writer to finish her book; Bethenny promotes her food fare; and Kelly works on her jewelry business in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Simon hopes to add a special touch to Alex's birthday.
A sultry photo shoot involves Kelly, who goes before the cameras to pose for the photo invitation to her Halloween bash, which the other wives ultimately attend. Meanwhile, a shopping spree results when LuAnn's daughter arrives from boarding school. And Jill, in a radio interview, chats about the suffering American economy and its impact on the rich.
Alex celebrates the renovation of her home by throwing a house party. The other housewives are invited, but long-standing ill will threatens to spoil the fun. Other developments find an apprehensive Bethenny setting out on a blind date. And Ramona visits a nip/tuck doctor.
In the Season 2 finale, fiery feuds and catty conflicts erupt when the housewives try to work together to organize Jill's charity event. Meanwhile, LuAnn tutors Bethenny in the fine art of modeling, after which Bethenny struts her stuff on the catwalk at a Moroccan fashion show.