Monthly Archives: December 2012

Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nida, and Baby #2

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According to a crap load of websites and blogs, Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida are expecting their second child! While vacationing in the Bahamas during the holidays, Phaedra Parks shared a photo of her belly on the beach.

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She has not mentioned a thing on twitter nor are the articles about it very lengthy or detailed. Nevertheless, I, along with the slew of Parks fans, have tweeted their congratulations. This is one of my favorite families in the housewives franchise. The couple acts like a real couple that laughs, fights, and plays together. I’m happy to see this beautiful family grow.

I personally hope it’s a girl that can take on Phaedra’s divalicious style, swag, and of course…donkey booty.

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Aww, teenage Phaedra.

This happens at an especially inconvenient time for the folks at Bravo with the storyline for the next week’s episode centering around Apollo and Phaedra supposedly getting a “divorce.” Looks like they’ve worked it out, huh? Like really worked it out.

Anyway, congrats to the couple!

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Wouldn’t it suck if all this was a bunch of malarkey?

 

UPDATE.

On 12/29/12 at about 9 o’clock AM central time Kandi tweeted

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which confirms the preggo rumors to be true! Hoorah!

Phaedra then goes on to thank Kandi for being such a good friend and thanks her fans who compliment her on her baby

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All the best to this wonderful family!

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Miami Season 2 Episode 16

The reunion begins with the usual meet and greet. Andy went around and said hi to everyone.

Lea was shining in diamonds. Ana looked absolutely gorgeous. But Adriana’s dress automatically reminded me of Tre’s dress from the RHONJ reunion. Channeling a little bit of her spunk there, Adriana?

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Okay, maybe a little different. But the spunk was still there.

 

The Plastics

We move onto talking about plastic surgery or “enhancements.” Po-ta-toe, Pot-a-toe. Lisa says her husband has only done her breasts and injected her face. The list of all the other things she’s done pre-Lenny was just too long to share. We’d need a couple more parts to the reunion for that. Joanna says she had breast enhancements, Lea says she hasn’t touched her face. Mama Elsa gets mentioned with her unfortunate surgeries.

Now, we move on to the good stuff. Joanna and Romain. Andy heard they broke up. They did, but now they are back together, thanks to her mom! Adriana scoffs. Lies, she says. Publicity stunt. She is so ready with her claws in this reunion. Just the faces she makes while Joanna is speaking lets you know that she will not stay quite for one second.

Joanna v. Adriana is a tough one for me. I honestly don’t dislike either. Adriana is always fun and crazy, which I love. She is a little harsh in the reunion, however. Joanna can be crazy literally and sometimes I want to cringe when she speaks, but she sort of reminds me of a typical girl that we can all relate to. When Andy asks if Joanna thinks Romain is getting a little something something from someone else, Adriana goes on a laughing spree and claps.

Ana makes a point about bullying, saying it’s a huge deal and a serious issue. Adriana and Joanna have no right to call each other bullies. Lisa steps in and says she’s been bullied, but she doesn’t act like a psycho. And then–boom. Joanna says her and Lisa are not friends anymore. Left field, anyone? Lisa didn’t want to take sides and I guess that was the whole thing that split them apart.

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Lisa is such a tough bug for me. I told you I disliked her in the beginning, which I did. Then I started to like her, which I did. But her whole peacemaker “Hey I’m actually a really smart and really cool and totally calm girl” act is a little forced and honestly a little overdone. She has taken so many roles in this season, it’s hard to tell which she is.

Lea tears up as she tells Adriana she’s basically acting like a lunatic. Which she is.

 

Housewife Hunter #2

Okay, this whole Karent and Rodolfo thing breezed over like it was nothing. Um, excuse me? It was the most ridiculous thing in this season and it caused a bit of drama in Bimini. When Andy asked Karent about it, she used her father’s illness as a buffer to bypass talking about it. Why? Because she knows she looked like a complete idiot the whole time? Because she’d rather comment on other people’s fights than start her own? Remember, she cares when it matters. Eye roll.

By far the best line goes to– drum roll please—Ana! For calling Rodolfo the Mexican Slade. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. That is so fabulously perfect. Slade is crying on Gretchen’s couch, curling her hair, and picking up her dog’s shit watching this.

Anyway, Karent continues to spout more BS about believing her heart and putting up walls and more mumbo jumbo she read from the Dr. Phil website.

Lea says that she didn’t know everyone was attacking Karent until she saw the show and she was not okay with it. Oooh, baby. Ana is not having it! This is when she pulls up her britches and gets to business. Ana calls her out saying that Lea talked about Karent and she is nothing but a liar that puts on a facade. People drink up her koolaid for some reason and she won’t do it.

The show shows clips of Lea cutting everyone down with a laugh. All the girls say they were hurt by them. Lisa says she didn’t like Lea in the beginning because Lea thought she was an airhead. Wait a minute…She thought a girl whose tagline is “My husband is the number one plastic surgeon in this town and I’m his best creation” and walks around with her breasts up to her chin, and whose claim to fame is sitting her husband’s house…an airhead? NO. Obviously Lisa has more up her sleeve, but she really doesn’t make it easy to like her right off the bat.

Ana v. Lea continues. They cut each other down. Lea bashes Ana’s real estate deals or whatever. Ana doesn’t think Lea is self-made. And at this point, I’m kind of over it.

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Listen, I like Ana. She is the most real, most confident, most secure woman I’ve seen in most of the housewives, locations and all. So, if she is going after Lea for something, I have to believe she has a reason for it. I like Lea only for her humor. But, in the end, Ana wins my heart and I wonder where this fire comes from.

Not to say she isn’t being ridiculous at times with comments about Lea’s son, but she is angry and there is a reason. I just don’t truly know all of it. EDIT. When you assume, you make an ass out of ‘u’ and ‘me.’ And that’s very true in this case. I assumed Ana was attacking Lea’s child. With a lot of times in the housewives franchise, you find yourself with a lack of information or totally withheld from any. Ana was not attacking Lea’s son. She was using Lea’s own words (socially awkward) that were used against her daughters.

According to Ana, “She said more than once that my girls were inappropriate potty mouths that will have trouble in social circles if they didn’t change their language – and also that the apples didn’t fall far from the tree. So when I said they weren’t socially awkward – that is what I was referring to and not her son who I have never exchanged 2 words with.”

Ana’s relationship with her ex and with her children is one I find very open and honest. I would like to have something like that in my future.

Maybe we should point the fingers at ourselves and say we’re assholes for jumping to the conclusion that Lea’s son would be deemed socially awkward by someone else.

Looks like Ana is slowly becoming one of my favorite housewives…and you know what I like to do about that? Buy their cookbooks of course!

 

Same Drama, Different Episode

We move onto Marysol v. Lea. This doesn’t really go anywhere either. It’s the same as the episodes. It’s about stuff that we haven’t seen and frankly don’t give a shit about. Ana tries to defend Marysol and Marysol doesn’t wait it. She doesn’t want to be made out to be the poor, unfortunate soul. Lea makes this outrageous accusation that if it wasn’t for Ana, her and Marysol would be friends. UM WHAT? Marysol says that’s stupid, which it is.

Lisa, brains and all, doesn’t get why the eff it’s such a big deal. Marysol makes good points. Her business is a big deal. It’s her life and she had girls to pay and girls who rely on the company. Lisa sits back because she realizes she doesn’t understand what it’s like to really work for something and have people depend on you. You freaked out because someone pushed someone into a pool at your party. It’s myyyy partyyy and I’ll cryyyy if I wanttt toooo. I think Marysol’s got a point here.

There’s a little tidbit about Adriana’s “beat me to the tweet.” Does anyone else hate these little 2 minute scenes as much as I do? Completely useless.

 

Me, Myself, and My Vodka

We move onto a segment of Joanna completely embarrassing herself with drinks. Does she think she has a problem? No. Does Adriana? Yes.

She calls her evil and that the truth is in the wine in Latin or something. They go at it like cats for a little bit– same old, same old.

Then it switches over to Adriana’s large mouth. She insults Polish immigrants, which I personally took offense to. But hey, Joanna makes fun of Adriana and Brazil’s slums. Tit for tat. Do two wrongs really make a right?

Adriana suggests that Joanna is a racist by some very vague tweets. That’s a very large stretch there.

They show Adriana’s and Joanna’s physical fight, which cracks me up every time! It’s so hilarious. Just the faces they make are hilarious. They continue to bicker. Meow, meow. Hiss, hiss.

She goes onto this dumb Ho-anna stuff. I guess Joanna said Adriana speaks Spanglish, so she called her Ho-anna. It was something dumb like that.

 

Final Thoughts

This reunion was highly, highly disappointing.

Was anyone as bored as me? It was the same stuff that happened throughout the season. The whole Rodolfo thing never reached a conclusion. Adriana and Joanna went at it and didn’t make sense half the time.

Over it.

 

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Miami Season 2 Episode 15

Love, love, love! Love in the air, love over here and there, love in my hair! This episode is all about love. So let’s get to it.

 

Healing Holes

It’s a stormy day in Bimini and the housewives are stuck. What else is there to do but to heal at the healing hole minus the hole? Seriously, there was no hole.

However, the scene was a nice one and seemed to bring the odd bunch of girls closer together. Everyone held a flower that symbolized something in their lives that they wished for or wanted or felt stressed about and threw the flower into the clear blue water of the ocean. Ana’s wishes for Robert to be happy and good things to come was especially touching to me. She’s always the tough one so to see her so open and upset was a different view of her. There’s some revelations and moments of peace from some of the ladies as this magical moment makes them realize what’s truly important.

 

Back to Miami

All of sudden we are back in Miami joining Adriana, Frederic, and Adriana’s son at a piano recital where she joins him in a lovey song that the editors so cleverly made the background music for these love-filled scenes. It’s really cute, though.

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Afterword, Adriana and Frederic tell her son that they made plans to get married in the spring! Aww. However, he’s a little taken back that Frederic didn’t ask him for his opinion. He is the man in Adriana’s family, after all. It gets better, they tell him. After the wedding, they’ll all pack up and live on the boat, floating forever in a sea of love. Told you there was going to be a lot of love.

Let’s move onto Joanna. Finally, a Polish girl on the series. Me and my fellow Polish gals were rooting for her until she proved that all Polish girls have a crazy bone in them. Then we just accepted this. But, control your alcohol, Joasiu!

She walks into her home and sees flower pedals…everywhere! She’s OMG-ing and covering her mouth in surprise. Romain emerges from the bedroom like a Greek god tickled pink. He gets down on his knees and re-proposes to Joanna with a stunning necklace. They have a moment of honestly where he truly apologizes for his actions regarding those pig emails. Joanna admits she was hurt, but knows that she loves him. Let’s try and forget that they broke up for a while (which I was totally devastated about). Don’t fret for they are back together. In this little sneak peak, we can see that they are back together (hurrah!) and Joanna v. Adriana has sizzled back to life.

Oh, but even better! Joanna and Romain decide on a spring wedding as well. Do I smell Bride Wars Miami style? Make it happen, Andy!

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Now, I know a lot of people are against Romain and Joanna being together. Sure, Joanna has her problems. She has anger issues, can act a little crazy, and takes Romain for granted. Show me a woman that is none of those things! Just from watching the show and the way they interact with each other and the way her mother relates to him, I can tell they really do truly care for each other. Let’s not forget that Romain had his stunt with the emails and the cameras are not following him around all the time. His stability is good for her and I wish them all the love and luck in the world. What did I tell you? Lots of love, love, love!

 

Dos Divorces

Now we move onto the divorces. Even though these wouldn’t seem like the loveliest of times, there’s still love in these scenes. Ana is at the table with Robert with the final papers that make the divorce official. It’s sad. I can tell she’s accepted the fact that the marriage is over and she needs to move on, but I think she’s afraid that signing the piece of paper will make those 23 years nonexistent. I’d like to pause and say, 23 years?! That’s a long time and makes you wonder if there is a difference between loving someone and being in love. Might be the case here.

I’m sorry, but I can see where Robert and Ana’s relationship might not have worked. Does anyone find him incredibly rude to her emotions? I understand he likes to make jokes to make light of things, but she is clearly upset and laughing at her only belittles her feelings and makes it seem as if he doesn’t care to acknowledge them. Take it from a girl whose boyfriend has laughed problems off. That is the worst thing you can do! Don’t do it. I can see that behavior taking a large toll on a couple–especially when facing challenges that I’m sure 23 years of marriages gives you.

Nevertheless, the girls are there for their parents and they are still truly a family– a wonderful one at that.

We move onto Marysol and Phillippe. Phillippe has gained a few pounds, has he not? Maybe the divorce is taking a toll on him as well. They share some feelings of being ready to move on and knowing that the marriage did not work. They still care a great deal about each other. So there, LOVE. It’s not going away, people. Later, when Marysol is sharing a meal with Mama Elsa, looking like two wild jungle cheetahs, she calls Phillippe to invite him to her anniversary party for her company. They seem happy! It seemed like getting that marriage crap out of the way let them be happy and comfortable with each other again. I hope they stay friends and Marysol finds her true hunk of burning love out there.

Cheers!

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Small Break from Love for some Laughs

The show brings in the humor this episode with Daisy’s surgery. Lisa is allowed to watch and distracts. Daisy says funny things and Lisa promises to take care of her.

Joanna and Lisa meet with Lea and they sit down to talk. Lea gives her story of how she worked and was very independent before she met Roy. Lisa needs to find what makes her tick and follow it. I agree. Lisa does not give herself credit for anything and is really just a housewife. I love the bond that Lisa and Lea formed over the season.

 

Love is Blind…and Deaf…and Stubborn

Karent has been busy taking care of her sick father. Very sad. She says she doesn’t have time to worry about Rodolfo. Family comes first.

When she does eventually talk to him, she gobbles up another BS story of the whole kissing thing to be a media stunt to boost this show he’s working on. Is she seriously that dumb? She believes it and smiles the whole way through. Ladeedada. I can’t stand her. Even if that were true, do you think that’s an amazing candidate to have for your plans of having a family and stable husband? No. He’s gross. She has broken up with him since so thank you heaven!

 

Boom, baby!

Lisa and Lenny are going over plans for their new house on Star Island (which sounds like a video game from Sega or something). She asks where the baby rooms are and voices her concerns about wanting to be close to the baby. They remain hopeful and optimistic about their chances for a family. Lisa tells Lenny she loves him and points out she doesn’t say it very much. You should say it more, Lenny says. She cries and they hug.

 

Wrap It Up

The season finale wraps up at Marysol’s party. All the girls share their lovely experiences with love since they’ve been back from vacation. Adriana and Joanna half joke about having a joined wedding. It’s very awkward and everything. Lisa shoots down Rodolfo. Karent smiles.

Who should come out of the woodwork but Elaine? Uggghh. I guess the show needed a way to show Elaine v. Marysol was over since she invited him to perform and, yet again, there is love…until we see the previews for the reunion.

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In the little future statements the show gives us about each of the women, we learn that Lea is writing a book about Miami. Lisa is planning much for her future family. Joanna and Romain are broken up (but now back together). It’s kind of lame when I hear stuff about the girls in the media before the show. Kind of ruins it. Karent has finally broken up with Rodolfo. Ana is happy. Marysol is happy. I honestly don’t remember all of them, but people are happy and there is love!

 

Final Thoughts

This season was a gazillion times better than the last one! This is proven by the fact that they actually get a real reunion show this time. I started out not liking the new women. Lisa grew on me and I hope if she is back she picks up a better tagline and finds more confidence in herself. Actually, I’d love her to come back with a baby. Joanna has been a roller coaster of a ride. She is pretty crazy and I found myself not liking her many times. In all, I’m indifferent about her, but hope she and Romain make it out alive. Ana was the most relatable. Karent I could do without. The older girls that Bravo kept were kept for a reason. Lea was fabulous as always. Marysol was a sweetheart. Adriana was always there for a laugh and a good time. While this isn’t my favorite housewives location, it was a good season.

Can’t wait for the mess that the reunion is going to be!

 

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Beverly Hills Season 3 Episode 7

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The episode begins where the last one left off: at the Agency’s event. Kyle attacks Kim like she so often does. While we all know how it feels to be the odd girl out, when everyone knows something you don’t, I don’t think the reasonable thing to do is take Adrienne aside right away and blab everything she knows. Wasn’t the best idea, but understandable. It’s not completely random. I’m surprised that I didn’t see any backlash from Brandi about this, knowing that Kim and Brandi were on shaky terms from the start and only beginning to get better. This might speak to her desire to really settle things with Kim and want to make it better.

Brandi has been one of those housewives that takes some time to like. When she entered the scene, most of the women were against her in the show, as was I watching it. She seemed very classless and rude. While she might not be the most sophisticated of women, Brandi’s charm comes from her truthfulness and bluntness. Like it or not, that is who she is and that’s all she’s ever shown us. Unlike some of the other women who seem to change their personalities every season, you know what you’re going to get from Brandi.

Mauricio seems to be taking a dip into the drama and picks a side as well. Although he doesn’t outright say it in the beginning, he disagrees with everything Brandi and her friend has to say. Taylor gets a little stunned by Paul’s behavior, bringing some bad memories up. Kyle so rudely says in an interview that it’s not about Taylor. Way to be a good friend there, champ. Taylor isn’t my favorite housewife by far, but ‘friends’ don’t do that. I felt a little uncomfortable with Paul’s behavior as well.

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My whole beef with this drama is that they won’t say what the hell Brandi said. This is bringing me back to Elaine v. Marysol from Miami. We don’t know what’s been said or what’s going on, so why should we care about the drama that ensues? Bravo! What’s the deal? Horrible TV right there. Ooooh, that bugs me.

Later, Brandi sends Ken flowers. Her crush, joke or whatever, is funny and I like the relationship she has with the Vanderpumps. Kim is at the gym and talks about going to Vegas for her son’s birthday. Now that’s a slippery slope. She’s been doing great and I am happy to see her happy. She was actually one of my favorite housewives in the past seasons even though we saw so little of her and she was out of it for most of the time.

 

Mr. Housewife Wants Some Action

Mauricio wants to join the Mean Girls and asks Kyle to sit down to talk gossip. He doesn’t like the idea that Brandi is invited to the dinner party. Good for you, Kyle, to invite Brandi and understand he’s only taking sides because he doesn’t know Brandi. This is what I mean about Kyle. She acts reasonable and mature sometimes, like in this scene. But then, she goes and acts a different way with someone else. It’s confusing and inconsistent.

Mauricio doesn’t know what to tell Kyle; he doesn’t want Brandi there. Tough luck, kid. Let the housewives be on the housewives and go sell some houses so you can buy more cars.

 

Mean Girl Conference

Right when you see Faye, you know there’s trouble coming. I wonder if she knows that agreeing to be on the show is basically a character suicide. Every time she’s on screen, she’s aggressive, doesn’t even know much, and keeps pushing. She didn’t come off looking crazy at the last notorious dinner party because Camille and her psycho sidekick took that spot. However, this time, Faye is definitely taking the villain role.

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Look, Mom! I’m on TV!

Switch to Lisa’s house. Here comes Scheana dying for some airtime. She wants to talk to Brandi, but Lisa will not have it right now. Some common sense there. She shoos her out, but, as we know, Brandi and Scheana do meet on the next episode. And from what Bravo has shown, Brandi rocks it. Good for her.

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No Sweat

Now we move onto Yolanda who has not been in the last two episodes really. She’s looking fabulous, fit, and gorgeous as always. There’s something about Yolanda that I just love. Just like Kim said, she has a good soul. You can see her love for people. She’s an amazing host, has an amazing house, and looks great. There’s also something so hilarious about Yolanda in this group of women. She spouts of peaceful and classy babble and the girls mostly ignore her. It’s great and funny. Anyway, she barely has a role in this episode as well and they probably only showed it to remind people she was still alive. She doesn’t show up for the rest of the show.

Back to Lisa’s. Brandi and her have girl talk. Brandi wants to share her side of the story and feels really anxious about it. Lisa thinks things are pretty ugly. Nay, Brandi says. They can get so much worse. “Trust me.” We do and we are ready.

 

Dinner Party from Hell: Take Two

Kyle’s dinner party. What the hell is the dress code? Kyle is wearing a jumpsuit with diamonds, Taylor looks like she’s about to smoke on the beach, someone’s wearing a dress, and Camille looks comfy casual. This foreshadows the mess that the dinner party will become.

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Brandi feels bad that Adrienne isn’t there because of her. Someone at the table is interested in the drama and so Brandi says what she thinks because the girls asked. Faye jumps on something Brandi says and that’s when Faye puts her helmet on and is ready to tackle.

I feel bad for Brandi in all of this because Faye is clearly on the offense, Kyle is backing her up, and she’s all ganged up on. Brandi says that before the last reunion, Adrienne met with her and told her to be on ‘their side’ because they were going to gang up on Lisa. Brandi didn’t agree. Because Adrienne didn’t like that, she went against Brandi.

Faye starts getting snappy and rude. It’s one thing to say what you think, but one thing I cannot stand is when someone talks to someone else as if they are stupid. Faye, get off your high horse. Everyone else, butt out. Brandi holds her own even though they bombard her.

Lisa tries to get it dropped. Kyle jumps on her for being on the ‘I hate Adrienne’ train and Lisa basically asks her why the eff she even cares. Why do you care?

Marisa comes to Brandi’s defense. Woohoo! Go girl. Faye tries to shush her and says that she doesn’t know Brandi. News flash, Faye, NEITHER DO YOU! She goes on to attack Brandi’s personality and calls her an attention seeker. Faye cannot wait to hear what Brandi will start saying about her. Hey, what about what the audience will say when they see how crazy you acted? Brandi leaves with dignity and class. She really kept a level head through it all and defended herself without attacking and pointing fingers. I just wonder when she will stop being bullied.

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Final Thoughts

Faye on the show is a mess. She is such a drama tank that attacks everything in her way. I don’t know why she thinks she can get into things when the only source of her information is Kyle who flip flops every episode. Brandi kept her cool and held her own as she was attacked yet again. The drama between Adrienne and Brandi is hard to follow because there is so much going on that we don’t know about, a major flaw in the show. And um, more Yolanda please!

 

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Miami Season 2 Episode 14

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This episode started out a little weird with Joanna and Lisa making a ruckus in the bedroom. A pillow fight with two hot girls! They’re silly and fun– they’re just like us (but better)! Who’d a thunk?

 

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Right away Lea jumps into the talk from yesterday. Any normal person would want to know if someone was cheating on them. Any normal person would want to see the article. You have to be crazy yourself not to agree with her. Karent can say until the end of time that she’s confident in her relationship, but I’m not buying it. A part of me believes the rumors that her and Rodolfo are a fake couple. A part of me says she has been hurt before and is faking this confidence thing until she convinces not only everyone around her, but herself as well. The best women get cheated on. Cue the Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock stories. I don’t know if she’s got problems, is clueless, or is really that naive. I find it almost offensive to women that she can talk this huge successful independence game, then act like a total bimbo. The ones that act like they have no problems have the biggest issues.

The BS part of it all is that she continues to say she’s heard things about Alexia’s and the other women’s relationships, but doesn’t “give a sh*t.” She is soooooooo flattered that the other women care enough about her to investigate her relationship. Get over yourself. You’re on a TV show. I try hard to like Karent, but there’s something about that fake smile and dumb attitude that I don’t agree with.

Lea’s comment about Roy cheating on her: priceless. “He can’t afford to cheat on me.” Karent goes on to do this annoying act using Joanna and Lisa to show how Lea bosses Roy and the kid around. Once again, she insults with a smile on her face, making it okay– I guess. Lea laughs and doesn’t care, but is glad Karent has an opinion. Karent responds saying, “I have an opinion when it matters.”

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What?

Oh, Karent. Good for you! This mattered so much, but your failing relationship that is stopping you from having children and starting a family when time is limited…eh. Maybe some other time.

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Pack Your Bags—Guilt Trip for One

Switch to the other women all snuggled up in blankies. Marysol calls Mama Elsa. Who doesn’t love a little Mama Elsa? “Marysol…I’m not a Bictoriaaannnn lady.” And this time she has some pretty good things to say and makes Alexia feel guilty about the article thing. She tells the ladies that it’s none of their business. In real life, it’s not. In TV land, you betcha. Alexia tries to flush the article down the toilet, but it doesn’t want to go away. A little literary device in today’s episode? Hm? A little foreshadowing?

 

Cue the Music

Once the storm starts brewing and the cheesy Full House music begins,you know there’s a serious talk about to come. Lea and Lisa talk about Lisa’s troubles having kids and Lea offers good advice that can be applied to any situation. It was a good scene. I have to admit Lisa was not on my good side in the beginning of the season. I’m always a little cautious about new girls and she seemed like she had a chip on her shoulder. Her tagline, “My husband is Miami’s number one plastic surgeon, and I’m his best creation,” or something like that is beyond pathetic and demeaning. I hope she has a better one next time that doesn’t scream “self-esteem issues.” She deserves better than that.

After seeing her throw her party, bond with Lea, and deal with the girls, she grew on me. Her troubles with her marriage and having kids really seem to humble her and you can’t help but feel some sympathy and realize not all is as it seems. Lea’s promise that she will have kids one day is a huge one, but I do hope it comes true. Good luck, Lisa! But please relax on the surgery—when you can’t tell what a person really used to look like is when it’s enough.

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Five Star Lunch

The conch stand scene is awesome. It’s relaxing, homey, cultural—the exact place a housewife doesn’t belong.

The girls are put off by the conch. Joanna makes a dirty joke and laughs like she’s surprised she said it. Marysol makes a huge decision, saying that she’s going to sign the papers and leave the ex. Good for her. I don’t know the relationship—it wasn’t shown that much. But if someone is not happy, they should just change it. Revelations at the conch stand.

There’s a parallel drawn between Karent and Marysol, both trying to avoid confrontation and problems in their relationship. Marysol seems to have jumped on board. Karent missed take off.

 

Dinner and a Show

Seeing Karent cry from the news about her father is sad. There’s no flight out and she’s stranded. But, the show must go on. The girls get together for dinner.

Lisa tells the camera that the ladies will think that Karent’s not there because of the night before. And she goes on to cut through the positivity when Alexia tries to compliment everyone at the table. She asks what Alexia thinks about Karent and Alexia says Karent is not here so she doesn’t want to talk about her. Nay, Lisa insists. Way to be the neutral peacemaker there, sport.

The girls dish out their beef. They say Karent doesn’t take responsibility and is clueless about everything. I can see that. Joanna isn’t having it and will go down with Karent. She calls Marysol out for the whole Elaine thing (whom I’m quite sick of at this point—old news and boring). Marysol tells her  she apologized even though she didn’t need to. Lea is not having it. They go back and forth. Lisa gives her two cents for whatever reason. Don’t get into it! Leave it alone. This drama is so useless in the show. It is all about he said she said. She called on the phone. He said this at this party. Stuff that didn’t happen on the show. Stuff that doesn’t deal with the housewives. Bla bla. Why is this still getting airtime?

Joanna tells Alexia that there are rumors that her husband is gay. LOL. Hilarious! Left field, baby! Adriana is my girl. So funny and is always ready to have a laugh. She says that everyone is so stressed. Is she the only one getting some around here? Maybe so. With Frederic, I’d rather not picture it.

The conversation centers around proof and responsibility. Once again, there’s a parallel with Marysol and Karent. Not only do they not confront the problems in their relationship, they don’t take responsibility for anything. Karent doesn’t with her meddling with the media and refusing to look at the picture proof of Rodolfo’s infidelity. Marysol doesn’t with the gala drama and Elaine mumbo jumbo. With Marysol, I don’t know. With Karent, the proof is in the pudding, honey.

Marysol and Lea’s fight is so boring. The gala drama and Elaine drama is so done. The show’s just beating it to death. Different girls believe different sides.

But—Marysol’s statement: “You think your gala legitimized my business? My business legitimized your gala.”

BAM. Loved it.

Adriana gets into it to support Lea and James somehow squeezes his way into the show again. Hitting myself over the head. Ana has an internal struggle on whether or not to defend Marysol. And she does. Good for her, taking a stand for what she believes in. I agree with her wholeheartedly. This has been going on way too long. Lea likes to wave her hands and yell. Marysol likes to shake her head and be done with it. “Agree to disagree, I don’t give a sh*t.” Right on, Ana.

But wait. Lisa, the one who started the whole thing, comes out halo and all, spouting spiritual nonsense, and wants to heal at a hole. Great plan!

The ladies, classy as always, give hugs afterward. Lea and Marysol begin to cry as they hug it out. Lea realizes she has a strong personality and feels bad for Marysol. Marysol misses their friendship. Lisa starts crying that cry where you don’t want anyone to see but Joanna points it out so then she shakes her head like she’s mad at herself. Everyone hugs and takes a shot with the chef.

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Finito.

 

Final Thoughts

I think this vacation suffered from one major thing. There was no drunk Ramona or Sonja to spice things up! C’mon ladies. Even Beverly Hills got wasted and had a little fun.

What happened with Karent’s father was sad and unfortunate, but I agree with Lea. She has to wake up and stop avoiding everything. Smiling as you insult and constantly hinting that the ladies are so jealous is ridiculous. Let’s see some realness.

I hope the hugs and all mean that Lea v. Marysol v. Elaine is over. It was like hearing Paula Deen talk. I just can’t stand it.

 

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