Daughter Bryn may have fulfilled her-but has she mellowed? Unlikely. Bethenny already frets whether she can handle a second kid. Her own unhappy childhood haunts her, giving the mommy thread a weird poignancy.
She treats husband Jason with playful sarcasm, but her interaction with the in-laws is marked by a tensely smiling unwillingness to cede ground-we know the tone from The Real Housewives of New York City.
One of the House of Bravo's savviest players, she manages her career while contemplating a move to L.A. Then what? More shows like Skating with the Stars? Brunch with reality doyenne Lisa Vanderpump? We'll see.