I have only one question: where are Norman and the red broom? If they've exited our Miami lives for good now, I think some sort of spinoff series is in order here. Elsa should somehow be involved as well. Maybe they could cleanse auras by day and solve mysteries by night? I digress.
So after three episodes of event fundraiser parties/galas we are now left gala-less this week. Less nipples and formal wear, alas! What we did get this week was everyone kind of dealing with their lives and issues now that the social calendar has finally opened up a bit.
We start with Joanna playing in a model volleyball tournament. Really they probably could have just turned off the sound during this entire segment, because it was about 10 minutes full of shots of amazing torsos. I honestly couldn't tell you anything that was said until Joanna finished playing and went to talk to Lisa and Karent.
Just as Joanna starts lamenting the fact that Romain didn't come support her, in he walks looking super slamming in some white kind-of capri pants (only Romain can pull those off is my guess). The ladies wisely flee the scene while the love birds hunker down for relationship sit down part two. Joanna apologizes for the lingerie party madness and Romain seems dangerously close to his breaking point with Joanna, telling her she has to stay booze-free when they go out to events together. Asking a proud Polish girl to give up her vodka seems like a tall order, but Joanna seems ready to do anything to make things work.The day has finally come for Ana and her ex to part ways from their joint practice. Up until now Ana's showed off her tough sarcastic exterior, but we see a different side once she breaks down when packing up her things. And understandably so! It's not an easy thing to end your routine of twenty years, especially when it's tied up with an ex you care deeply about.
But of course they both still manage to crack jokes while Ana weeps, turning the whole scene tragicomic. Overall it leaves you thinking partly that they're meant to be and partly like they're making the right decision in moving on.
In what is now becoming a Bravo trend (Madison from MDL, Phaedra from RHOA) Lea throws a dog funeral. It's very cute and tasteful, and there's a welcome moment of levity when Adriana translates Freda's eulogy -- evidently she used to be petrified of Leroy, who was perhaps the cutest little pup ever.
In any event, Karent's much criticized article gets criticized even more, this time from Marysol. When Karent tries to explain herself, she gets cut off, which sparks Joanna to speak up, which then gets Adriana involved, and suddenly we've flashed past people's issue with Karent and gone straight to the main event -- the lingerie party bitch slap. Adriana and Joanna (unsurprisingly) both view the events of the incident differently. Just when things seem to be escalating uncomfortably, they're then just apologizing to each other. What? But don't be fooled -- that is the angriest apology I have ever seen. They both keep saying they want to move on, yet simultaneously continue to give each other side eye.
I'm guessing Lisa's enthusiastic shouts of glee over how they've made peace were premature.