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Don't Mess with Elsa - Ep 6

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

Don't Mess with Elsa - Ep 6's Associate Editor reviews the trifecta of fights from the Venue event.

To say this episode was an emotional roller coaster is an understatement. We go from Elsa threatening to hit a drag queen with her pocketbook to Alexia's heartbreaking breakdown. I'm still emotionally drained! Nonetheless, I'll try and focus my psychic energies to make some predictions about drama to come.

Perhaps one of the biggest takeaways this week is Alexia needs to throw more of these Venue parties, because that event turned into a whirlwind of confrontation. Let's begin with Elsa and Elaine -- I felt as if I was watching slapstick comedy. Elsa delivers a great speech defending Marysol and accusing Elaine of being too obsessed with walking on "that filthy red rag" (while also saying her dress is a filthy rag). But it was all in vain, because Elaine wasn't able to catch most of it. When Elaine tries to explain that she didn't understand, Elsa doesn't understand what she didn't understand. I was waiting for someone to ask who's on first at this point. Finally Elsa tries to storm off and as Elaine offers to help her up she ends up falling right back down into her seat, at which point Elaine makes her exit.

I have to say, while I'm glad the argument ended peacefully, I was kind of hoping to see a pocketbook fight. Oh well!

Prediction: Although I doubt it will happen, I'm desperately hoping for more Elsa/Elaine interactions.Lea and Marysol... these two just cannot make it work. Every week is just another instance of one step forward two steps back. I think if they just made talk of the Black gala completely taboo between them, they would be fine.

Prediction: Those two will be fighting about the Black gala for the rest of the season.

And then to bring the trifecta of fighting to a close, Adriana confronts Karent about her frustrations, specifically the now notorious tweet. This was derailed almost immediately when party host Alexia came over to intervene. At that point things got real tense, from Alexia saying that Karent only appears in the background of her Crest commercials to Karent mentioning Alexia's son. Yikes! We haven't seen these two interact much at all over the past few episodes, and now they're going at it like bitter rivals; didn't see that coming. Karent eventually saw her way out, but man, where did that come from?

Prediction: If Alexia and Karent's relationship was able to go from 0 to absolute hatred in that amount of time, things are going to get seriously ugly again real soon unless they can find a way to resolve their issues.Seeing Alexia with her son Frankie was absolutely devastating but also inspiring at the same time. Find out the latest about Frankie's health in our exclusive interview with Alexia.

It may sound crazy, but I really didn't see the Romain cheating scandal coming. I totally believed him when he said nothing was going on at the Winter Fest party, so when Joanna found the emails, I was shocked. (Also disappointed because those two need to have some supermodel children.) It still seems unfathomable that you'd cheat on your supermodel girlfriend, but the heart (and the libido) are fickle things I suppose.
I'm sure there will be a lot of buzz around whether Joanna should have left him on the spot or if she made the right choice in trying to work things out. Tough to say, and there's never an easy solution. But Joanna picked herself up, did her darnedest to whip up a romantic homemade risotto (given the many technical difficulties along the way, I was extremely worried as to whether that risotto was going to end up remotely palatable), and had a heart-to-heart with Romain. One thing you can't fault these two with, they seem to always be very straight with each other. Will they be able to work past this?

Prediction: These two are clearly not done with this relationship just yet.

Next week there's a lingerie party, Joe Francis, and rumors that he dated Marta and Joanna flying. Let's just say it looks like this is going to make Mynt look tame in comparison.
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Lea's Final Thoughts on the Season

Lea shares he status with each of the girls post-reunion.

It’s a Wrap!

It’s been an interesting season. I've been as honest and authentic as possible. I feel I owe that to myself and to you, our viewing audience. I've defended myself when wrongly accused or misinterpreted and in the process unfortunately, ugly truths have been exposed. I haven't gone out of my way to hurt anyone, but if I have, in the spirit of defending myself or setting the record straight, then so be it. I've had some fun, a few laughs, and experienced a lot of unnecessary stress.

I've showcased as many of my friend’s businesses as I could and got in a few shameless plugs for However, I haven't traded on the show or received any freebies, other than borrowing jewelry a couple of times! LOL! Some have interpreted it as being materialistic, I call it marketing. LOL!

I've listened to people re-invent the past, camouflage the present, and stoop to insults, foul language, and ugliness, all of which make me cringe. I've made closer bonds with some and made new friends along the way. I’ve learned to love and appreciate the work that goes into being on the show. Of course, I don't like what I see from time to time, but I hope I've maintained my integrity and what was important to me.I cracked a few jokes at others expense, made a few sarcastic remarks, and rolled my eyes a few times. I just can't (or won't) stop being myself. LOL! I've loved reading all of your comments and tweets. Even when I disagree, I'm OK with it if you were being intellectually honest. But the few comments which were mean-spirited, based upon uniformed conclusions, bias, or outside influence, I disregarded, ignored, and deleted. I have a low threshold for pettiness and unnecessary maliciousness.

Now, for the girls, in my usual style, let me be as honest as I can be.

Lisa: I feel she and I have a lot in common, and I'm closer to her than the others. I think she has a good heart, but is a little too sensitive. I think she often takes things too personally. She wants to have fun; she has a wonderful spirit and loves a good party. She did get on my nerves while attempting to be “the connector" but I understand the reasons and know her intentions were good. She can always depend on me, and we enjoy a loving and brutally honest relationship.

I'm the next closest to Joanna. I love a lot of things about her. Her love for animals, how much she works , her willingness to speak publically about her very personal problems, endure public scrutiny, and the manner in which she let's things go and moves on are all admirable. She doesn't live or die based upon the opinions of others. I am disappointed with some of the things that she said things during the reunion shows. I know she has suffered for it, regrets it deeply, and wishes she could take it back. But because of some of her choices, I have a reluctance to fully embrace or trust her. She knows exactly how I feel.
Alexia: For three seasons I have defended her, had her back, and given her the benefit of the doubt. Watching her all season, week after week, speak one insult or mean-spirited comment about me, knowing many of them were lies, causes me to wonder if she did it to patronize the hate club, play all sides, or if she has some hidden resentment towards me. Perhaps she did it for air time in an attempt to make herself more relevant? Maybe she just doesn't like me and doesn't want to say it? Whatever reason she got her digs in, it is not justifiable; they were uncalled for and she should regret it and say so.  Whenever the cameras weren’t rolling, she’d tell me how much she loves me and what great friends we are. So even though she threw me under the bus several times, as recently as the reunion, I'm not interested in going tit for tat. I wish her and Herman well, and I have a lot of empathy for her personal issues.

Now to Adriana:  Everyone knows how I feel about her. The one thing she did which showed her real inner self is when she ripped my son’s heart out and stomped on it. She intentionally, out of hatred, kept her son away from my son. To this day, I know that I’ve done nothing but try to help her or defend myself against her lies.  She has expressed her gratitude by stabbing me in the back. Whatever her motivation (I have my own conclusions), nothing will ever put Humpty Dumpty back together again. I can put the past in the past and be amicable towards her, but let me make the following point crystal clear: I will never fully trust her. And I really just don't like who she is. Since the show either she has changed or who she really is showed up. Either way it’s not compatible with who I am and what I want in my life.
Marysol: Again, I've called Elsa many times over the months, and I've continued to do so, whether Marysol chooses to believe it or not.

And to set the record straight, yes Frankie is a friend of mine. He is a comedian and has a You Tube channel of impersonations, he is a Broadway star and an entertainer. He only impersonates people he finds interesting. No, he never knew Elsa was sick and no, I didn't see him make the video, and no, I wasn't in the background. All of which can be proven. But if it was a big secret, he wouldn't have posted it on You Tube.

And by the way, he made the You Tube video months after the show was no longer filming. But of course Marysol brought it up about 5 months later, so she could justify and explain away her behavior of the season.

Overall, it’s been a learning experience. I've been surprised to discover how people will behave and how far they will go for attention, relevance, a storyline, or to make someone look bad. I've always said reality TV brings out the best and worst in people, and I stand by that belief.

My tag line “I live my life like everything matters, because I think it does" is true for me. As easy as it may be for some to just live in denial and brush things aside, I believe everything we do matters, including who we are to ourselves and to others. And who we are produces consequences, both good and bad. I choose to live my life trying to create good consequences and limit negativity.
Not all drama has to be negative. One doesn’t have to criticize others in order to justify their own poor behavior or make themselves feel better about their lives.

So maybe I'm a fit for reality TV or maybe I'm not, that would be up to the viewers. The one thing I am certain of is that my real friends, my family, my son, and my husband understand me and are more important to me than anything and everything else. They know that my charitable work, being true to myself, living like everything matters, giving more than I take, my sense of right and wrong, making a conscious effort to live a life of purpose, setting a good example for my son, and being mindful of future generations are the most important things in my life.

I love nice things and love living the good life, and sharing it, and I've earned every right to do just that. I will never apologize for my lifestyle, but I won't be defined by it either.

Thanks for watching. Life is time, and you took time out for us, and for that I am forever grateful. Whether you enjoyed me on the show or not, know one thing, I put as much into it as I possibly could, and then some. LOL! Thank you POP, our amazing producers and their incredible team, the Bravo Network, and the viewers for the opportunity to cross paths. Did we bond yet? LOL!

Spread the love and keep the peace.

Love, Lea

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