Bethenny’s father dies on tonight’s Real Housewives of New York, will Jill call?

Tonight’s Real Housewives of New York will be filled with real, actual, non-manufactured, heart-breaking drama. Bring your tissues, a stressball and your personal masseuse because shiz is about to get emotional.

To start, Bethenny Frankel’s estranged father dies of leukemia. She’s had a strained relationship with him all her life, and when she went to visit him in L.A. a few episodes back, he wouldn’t see her. But he actually calls Bethenny (he’s only called her about three times in her life, including this time), and understandably under the circumstances she’s a complete wreck. It probably doesn’t offer much comfort in the heat of the chaotic moment, but Ramona gives B. some very grounded, and healthy wisdom:

Of course, to make matters worse, Jill has to make this all about her:

This is also the killer episode where Alex’s pair of balls grow into enormous heights when she goes on a tirade against Jill Zarin, calling her a “mean girl”. Can’t wait for that, go get ’em Alex!