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RHOM became a real family show last night. Seriously though, we met more family members in one episode than you could shake a family tree at. Let's go through and review who exactly was there, what drama they might have stirred up (as parents are so wont to do), and make some predictions in the process.
Lenny Hochstein's Parents
Lisa's in-laws were in town and she seemed...well not exactly over the moon. When Lenny told her he was going to be late coming home from work and would miss their arrival, you could catch a quick glimpse of fear written on her face. Luckily, her mother-in-law evidently loves Daysy, who was able to help Lisa ease the stress of impending judgment.
Judgment about what? You guessed it -- babies! Like any in-law, they're looking for grandchildren. This is a sore subject for Lisa as we've learned, and something tells me Lisa's been getting that request for grandkids since she and Lenny came back from the honeymoon.
Lisa throws a beautiful seder, inviting the ladies and their parents. Honestly I think the whole episode should have just followed the interactions of Elsa and all the Housewives parents, because you know there were some great conversations we missed there. Maybe I'm biased, but come on, you know you wanted more of that.
However one of my favorite parts of the whole episode was Lisa's toast to America. I was hoping for some fireworks at the end, but even without it was still perhaps the most patriotic moment in Housewives history.
Prediction: Much like Joanna, we're hoping the next speech Lisa makes is just an announcement is that she's pregnant.Joanna's Mom
Mama Krupa also came to town and was greeted with a morning double team wake up call from Romain and Joanna (this is probably the stuff of most people's fantasies), which led to one of the best photos ever:
Side Note: Loved Marta's rainbow pajama set.
Now between Kim Richards, Jeff Lewis, and Joanna, this has been quite the tear-filled week at Bravo. Joanna's mom gets real with her about why she may be having relationship troubles with Romain -- daddy issues. Joanna parents used to argue a lot, and Joanna was always there to comfort her mother and take care of Marta. Watching her mom break down was really heart breaking. Honestly we've probably gone through five boxes of tissues this week at Bravo HQ!
Prediction: Hard to say what the future will hold for Joanna and Romain, but I can say that french toast looked like it was shaping up to be delicious!Fredric's Parents
Adriana had her hands full planning a 50th wedding anniversary for Fredric's parents. And I've got to say, they seem super cool. The mom won me over talking about her vintage Dior. But as gorgeous as the dinner party looked, Adriana managed to steal the show when she casually excused herself at the end of the meal and returned in a full on showgirl outfit to perform a Brazilian dance. Because really, who wants cake when you can just have a surprise performance with lots of bedazzled shimmying?
Prediction: I am just hoping that every scene Adriana is in from here on out ends in her performing in that outfit.
Next week the ladies head to Bimini for some rest, relaxation, and cheating rumors.