Thank goodness it's going to be a Lisa/Lea-centric episode. I don't think I could've handled any more Adriana after watching her be insufferable at her wedding ceremony last week
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Romain and Joanna are having a hard time getting any of Romain's family to commit to attending their wedding ceremony planned for June. His mother already has back surgery scheduled, his dad says he doesn't want to have to compete for their attention with the 200+ wedding guests and his father is busy. Let's hope for poor Romain's sake that someone he knows and loves cares about him enough to show up to his wedding.
The new bride, Adriana, is gushing about how happy she is now that she's finally married (because she hasn't already been married for the last five years or anything). She's happy to have Frederic as a member of the family, and her son Alex seems happy to have him, too.
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Lea helps her son R.J. pack for their Texas trip. He's a little whiny because she's not letting him pack any of his plastic artillery.
Their trip gets off to a slow start when they have to change planes due to a mechanical issue. And then when they finally land, they're stuck waiting for Lisa's luggage because, of course, she has a ton of bags as a result of her chronic condition of Acute Over-Packing Disease.
When Lisa finally gets to meet Lea's family, she's thrown off by how normal all of them seem. Lea admits to her later that it's a relief living away from Texas because she's always felt like an outsider among them anyway.
The next day, R.J. is disappointed they have to go visit his family and they won't have time to go to a shooting range because he is a little psychopath. I mean, do all 13-year-old boys have this big of an obsession with guns? If they do, we're all in trouble.
Lisa wants to get to know more about Lea from her mother and sisters. Everything is lighthearted gossip, with her sisters talking about how popular she was with the boys and how bossy she was when they were growing up.
Things take a turn for the emotional, though, when they bring up their sister Kim, who died in an accident only three years ago. While Lea's sisters and mother cry and open up about what they went through, Lisa notices that Lea kind of shuts down. She thinks that Lea may have a hard time showing people her more emotional side.
Later, Lea and Lisa have dinner with some of Lea's old skincare line employees. Lea says that a common misconception people in Miami have about her is that she married Roy so he could support her. She says she was self-supportive and very successful when she met her husband. Her old friends have nothing but good things to say about her hustle and work ethic.
Oh, and Lea and Lisa ride a mechanical bull. And dance with some cowboys. They are pretty much the housewives that you want to hang out and drink with.
Aww, how sweet -- Joanna and Romain are actually acting like they like each other! Romain set up a romantic picnic for her in their yard. Then he dramatically tears up a prenup, telling her that he believes in their love. Well, that makes one of us. Then he takes her on a yacht and gives her a puppy. Because that's love.
It's Alexia and her husband Herman's 10-year anniversary, and instead of throwing a huge bash, Alexia has her family over for a small party. She makes a toast celebrating the support and love of their family and of her husband, and the whole thing is very sweet and genuine.
Marysol stops by after dinner to bring Frankie some red velvet cake. She's had an especially hard day dealing with her mother's illness, but Alexia is there to give her words of encouragement. She tells her never to give up, because as soon as she does, her mother will too.
Next week, it looks like Lisa is swaying from her neutral ground with verbal altercations with Lea and Joanna. Will she still have a spot in Joanna's wedding party?
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