Cast Blog: #RHOM

Bimini Bawling - Ep 14's Associate Editor hopes you have some tissues at hand.

I hope you had a few hundred boxes of tissues on hand for this episode of RHOM, because nearly every scene involved at least one person crying. I guess that's what happens when you go to a tropical island and the weather's bad -- you drink a lot and spill a lot of beer tears. So let's reflect on the biggest tear-jerkers and see if we can make any predictions.

Lisa finds herself having a tete-a-tete with Lea, the conversation turns to Lisa's fertility issues. (I'm guessing that fierce head wrap of Lea's was what made Lisa open up. I mean. it takes a strong woman to pull that off.)

Lea gives her some solid advice that she needs to stop stressing out and keep trying. Figure out how to do as much as you can, but at the same time, still manage to enjoy your life and what you do have.

Plus, I don't know why Lisa is so worried about she and Lenny being old when they finally do have kids. He's a plastic surgeon, they'll always look youthful!

Prediction: I'll go with Lea Black on this one and say that Lisa will definitely be a mom one day.Later we see Karent bedridden and very blue. No, not because all the ladies showed her an article claiming her boyfriend was cheating, but because her father was having a medical issue at home. And did we mention the day before was his 81st birthday?

As if that isn't stressful enough, there's no flight off the island because of the weather, so Karent can't even leave to be with him. So stuck on an island with people waving a story about your cheating boyfriend around while your 81-year-old father is in the hospital -- it's a wonder she isn't throwing on a bathing suit and just swimming back to Miami.

Of course though all of the women were sympathetic to her situation, because how could your heart not break for someone with an ailing parent?

Prediction: It appears that seeing the softer side of Karent might have finally softened the ladies' opinion of her. Will friendship finally bloom?The Marysol/Lea argument somehow finds new life and is revived at dinner.

Side Note: How many turbans/head scarves did Lea pack for this trip? Is this the new Housewives fashion statement a la one shoulder reunion dresses?

There were a few new developments to the gala debacle drama involving Lil Wayne and something about Pharell being hounded by ladies. But it all still boils down to "you did a bad job"/"no I didn't".

Somehow it would seem that they've talked it out to the point where they can, really truly move past it this time. I'm unclear how we got there, but hey, let's roll with it because it's the holiday season!

Which leads to -- surprise! -- more tears! At this point the emotional roller coaster that is this episode has spun us around so much that I think it may be an opportune time to grab a glass of wine and play All I Want for Christmas is You. Feel better? Great!

Prediction: I seriously hope that this is the last time we'll hear gala, Lea, and Marysol all in the same sentence.Next week is the season finale! Will Karent and Rodolfo call it quits?

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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