Cast Blog: #RHOM

A Meeting of the Mystics - Ep 9

A Therapeutic Season for Alexia

Lea's Final Thoughts on the Season

Lea's Double Standards

Hoping to Move Forward with Lea

An X-Rated Reunion

Lisa's Vegas Regret

Joanna's Perfect Day

Lea and the Beefy Bus Boy Duo

Lea's Lip Service

Lisa's "Peacemaker" Problems

Alexia's Not Sweating the Small Stuff

Real Friends Don't Hold Grudges

A Fun Party, Minus the Distractions

Apologizing to Lea

Alexia's Anniversary Celebration

Lisa Loves Texas

Meet Joanna's New Puppy!

Lea's Walk Down Memory Lane

Adriana's Wedding Full of Waiting

Adriana's Two Loves

May Adriana Live Happily Ever After

Romain's Troubled Past

Alexia's Birthday Drama

Meet Dr. Sex Therapist Lisa

The Wedding Evite Explained

Targeted by the Hate Club

Lisa's Button-Pushing Behavior

Peter's Healing Process

Lenny's Lipo

Lea's Over the Haters

Adriana's Difficult Past

Joanna Talks Role Playing

Update on Elsa

Recovering Frankie and Peter

Lisa's Bridesmaid Ultimatum

Joanna's Outright Insult

The Birkin Bag Bonanza

Adriana's Glamorous 'Great Gatsby' Wedding

Lisa's In-Law Issues

Shocked by Lea's Secrets

A Meeting of the Mystics - Ep 9

Bravotv.com's Associate Editor needs more Norman Baker.

Here we are in a post nips-plosion world. After Sunday's episode, we're kind of left in a "where do we go from here?" state. And honestly I don't know. Can you really ever reconcile with someone you've bitch slapped? Unclear.

And while you were probably pondering that, I imagine you were also wondering how we can continue the season without your new favorite character, the red broom. I miss that broom too, but fate was kind by sending us Norman Baker A.K.A. the cutest musical/magical little man I've ever seen. He does that thing where you play the edge of cups full of water (a la Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality), sports a mystic chain, and chants the vowels to spread good energy. This is my kind of magician.

Lea wisely brings him in to promote good vibes at the gala venue, to bless the auction items, and to meet with the other ladies in the hopes of keeping them civil at the big event. After the lingerie party debacle this seems like wishful thinking, but hey, desperate times...

Prediction: Not so much a prediction, but a wish -- that Lea just keeps Norman by her side so he can chant through the rest of the season with us. Then Norman meets Elsa and it is an EXPLOSION of mystical energies. Elsa turns the table on Norman and decides to read him. To get an Elsa reading however, she requires the following:

1. That you be shoe-less
2. You grab each other's wrists
3. You remain silent

And with that they "elevate." Elsa has a spasm, speaks with...something, and then tells Norman that his soul is combined with someone else's soul. What this means is unclear, but it was a powerful meeting of the mediums, that much is obvious.

Prediction: Could it be that the other soul was that of the red broom's?!

Marysol updates us on Philippe during her chat with Ana. Evidently there was an incident that started with sake and led to her staying the night at his place. Needless to say, it would seem that they're not quite over each other yet. Also needless to say, too much sake leads to big mistakes.

Prediction: I'm not seeing a ski-lift vow renewal in Marysol's future, it looks like she really does want to move on.

And then we're at the much-talked-about gala. Mario Lopez, Queen Latifah, and (yet again) Joe Francis. Somehow Adriana and Joanna manage to keep their distance, even though they're seated at neighboring tables. And while they may not have exchanged insults, that didn't stop some serious trash talking. Adriana really didn't hold back at her table...

Prediction: This feud is going to get worse before it gets better, that much is clear.
Next week we've got a Miami Housewives summit to try and solve all the ladies' issues. Something tells me that won't end well (unless maybe Norman mediates).
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Hoping to Move Forward with Lea

Marysol shares what she hopes will come out of the reunion.

For me the reunion is a forum to hash things out and engage in verbal mud wrestling and hopefully come out cleansed from the tension and disagreements. I would like to make it clear that I do not hate anyone; I am not a person that likes to live in anger as it only makes you miserable and takes away from the precious moments of our lives. It is no secret that I have spent a couple of years being accused of lying by Lea when we do not see eye to eye on something. It is very frustrating to have issues with someone and always end up at the same place of “her word against mine.”

Unfortunately, my father this year has also had a rapid decline in his health and has spent the better part of the past few months in and out of the hospital. While dad was in the hospital with nothing else to do besides sleep, read, and watch TV he watched every episode of RHOM. He was very upset when he saw Lea saying I was lying when I said she didn’t call, write, or send flowers to mom for 8 weeks. He called me and said to figure out a way to video tape me and put it on that show of yours because I’ve had enough of the lies. My father was by mother’s side every day from the moment she went into the hospital to the day she came home (2 months later). He saw everyone who passed by, saw every flower and card that was sent etc. I truly was uncomfortable videotaping him in a hospital setting, but I was leaving for the reunion and he called relentlessly several times a day insisting I let him speak his mind for the cameras. If you thought Mama Elsa was tough, guess who she learned it from, that’s right, her husband of 52 years, Donald Patton. You never met anyone more ornery, stubborn, or tough, but I wouldn’t trade him for the world.

I have said my peace, which is what I went to the reunion to do. I have moved forward and forgive those who have hurt me and I forgive myself for those I may have hurt. I truly want to move forward to a better place with Lea to the best of our ability. We may never be best friends, but I’d like to think we can at least be in the same room, be cordial, and maybe even share a laugh someday.

It has been a fun season with the ladies and it provided a great distraction from the personal emotional struggles I was going through with my parents’ declining health.  I hope you enjoyed the season, thank you for all of your support and best wishes for my mother as that has been the greatest gift the show has brought us.

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