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After all the drama Heather Thomson caused surrounding her London weekend trip (and not inviting Ramona Singer), Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City finally hopped the pond on Monday’s episode.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched “The Cool Girls.”

LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Carole Radziwill traveled to London to meet Heather as she finished her international sales meetings. Jetlagged and hungry, they met up with her at her final business dinner. But, they didn’t realize that they would have to be part of Heather’s cheesy marketing game in which everyone at the table had to stand up, introduce themselves and say why they loved Heather’s bodyshaping line, Yummie Tummie. Carole opted to take a stand by not standing. Good for her.

Clearly, the women seemed to enjoy each other’s company, but small annoyances began to rear their ugly heads. Notably, LuAnn’s need to one up others — especially Princess Carole. Insecure much, Countess?

Back in NYC, uninvited Ramona and flight-phobic Aviva Drescher took the time to hang out together. First, they went shoe shopping, which Ramona just couldn’t imagine for Aviva and her prosthetic leg. Ramona’s wide-eyed questions forced her fellow housewife to give her a full-on lesson of how she leads a fabulously well-hoofed life even with her replacement leg.

Later, the women and their husbands had dinner and Ramona was set on trying to make it seem like they were having a better time than the London crew. Except, Ramona, if you have to point out that you’re having a better time than the other women, it probably means you aren’t. I think Aviva would agree.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: It’s understandable that Ramona would have some questions about Aviva’s leg, but she really went embarrassingly overboard.

Thank you, TV gods.: Seriously, it’s about time the London trip happened. Ramona’s bids to try and get invited and Heather’s sort of insincerity about it had gotten very uncomfortable.

Awk-ward: The London crew is clearly trying to keep the peace, but little jabs here and there are showing some cracks in the foundation of their friendships.

Hotness: This is usually where we talk about the sexiest moment of the episode, but I can’t name one. But, I’m not sure if Heather was desecrating the memory of the former House of Dior by comparing her Yummie Tummie fashion to that of the designer label. But, holding her business dinner there was clearly haute.

Fab-u-lous: Hands down, high tea. I love that Sonja and Carole got really into it by wearing hats. LuAnn’s probably excused, since she’s been diagnosed with “pumpkin head.”

Can. Not. Wait.: More London! Also, I’m sure things are going to blow up once the London women come back from their trip and they begin to talk about what really annoyed them during the trip.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 6

Who had more fun in your opinion? The London girls or the NYC crew? Tell us in the comments section below.