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Real Housewives of Miami Season 3 Episode One
The ladies of Miami are back and from the looks of how last season’s reunion ended, so have some of the relationships. We start with Joanna getting picked up at the airport by Lea. Not something I thought we’d see right out the gate, but of course it’s always nice to see some cordial conversation. To say that they’re besties would be a full-blown lie. They start discussing Joanna’s upcoming wedding and how with Lea’s help, the three-month planning won’t be so bad. Thanks to her yearly Gala we do know that Lea can throw quite the party.
Now, there’s another wedding on the horizon –Adriana and Fredrick’s. It’s been said around town and even noted in the Miami Herald that they’re already married, like 5 years already married. The talk of Adriana makes Lea upset as she doesn’t feel as though Adriana had her back during the reunion, more specifically in defense of all of Ana’s allegations against her. It’s not the words of your enemies, but the silence of your friends you remember. Wise words from Lea as she claims that she had no idea about Adriana already being married. She took her in and helped get her “back on her feet” as a single mother to only be used and thrown out as a friend in the end. Joanna then realizes that they aren’t exactly headed back to her house, but to a car dealership where Romain is waiting for her. Joanna admits that even after all these years that Romain still gives her butterflies. I have to admit –just looking at him gives me some butterflies too! Last year at this time she wouldn’t have thought that their relationship would be in such good standings. Hottie bought her a new car and you can clearly tell they are in a much better place.
In the meantime Alexia, Ana, Lisa and Marysol are meeting up with Adriana at Miami Fashion Week Bridal Expo. Since Adriana is late, as always, Lisa fills the ladies in on the whole feud between Lea and Adriana. Lisa also mentions in one of her interviews that for her 30th birthday, out of all of the women it was only Adriana with Fredrick who showed up and that it says something. Before any wedding dress viewing commences, Lisa makes sure to have Adriana clear up all the rumors everyone’s been hearing about her supposed marriage. She doesn’t hold back and tells the rest of the women exactly what the issue is. Back in 2008 she started dating Fredrick and within a couple of weeks he wanted to marry her. Her son was 9 at the time and wasn’t really accepting of the whole thing -even though they had already taken care of all the paper work.
A week or so before the actual wedding was supposed to take place, Fredrick called it off. The entire time her son only thought they had planned on getting married as opposed to ACTUALLY being married, which he only found out recently through the press. Adriana was of course annoyed at this hoping that she’d be able to explain it all to him some other way and on her own. We get a flash back to “one week ago” (which we all know was probably earlier that day) where Fredrick takes Adriana to see the progress of the yacht. I’m sorry but what progress? It’s been a year and that boat still looks like a home to termites. A fight breaks out between the two in regards to their so called “marriage” and she blames him for all the stress that she’s been caused through the press and the other women. She’s sick of paying for his mistake. Understandable, but in all fairness -if the season wasn’t ‘wedding’ themed I’m pretty sure no one would have dug up their marriage license in the first place. After the ladies hear her side of the story, Lisa makes it known to Adriana that she wants there to be reconciliation between her and Lea. The fact that they’ve been friends for so long and that their sons are good friends should be something to fight for.
Alexia is officially back as a full-time housewife. I’m curious as to why when there are a lot of personal issues going on, which gets brought to light immediately. Her son Frankie is still recovering from the accident but you can see he has a great sense of humor about him and is trying his best to recover. Alexia explains that he’s there cognitively you can tell he’s there but in the moment not so much. As his brain is still recovering he tends to say whatever comes to mind but all in all he’s adorable and it’s great to see his progress. They go to visit her mother whom has been living in Spain for 20 some odd years. She’s been there to help out with Frankie and hopefully help out with her son Peter, emotionally. We all learned last season, right around reunion time, that Alexia’s son Peter was arrested for beating up a bum and videotaping it. You can tell how embarrassed she is to speak of it but blames his emotions regarding his brother’s accident and recovery for the out-lash. (Sidenote: Peter was actually arrested again earlier this year and charged with use of marijuana. A lesser charge this time but definitely not helping this kid’s rap much.) It clearly upsets Alexia and she knows that anything that her son does he will have to face the repercussions. You definitely see the love that Peter has for his brother and I feel for all of them.
Lea is having her house redecorated by a couple of famous designers (I’ve never heard of them but then again I don’t have that kind of money). She fills Freda in on their arrival. I love Lea and Freda’s relationship. Something about owners and housekeepers with such a bond that kind of warms my heart. Same goes for Lisa and Daisy. Now, my first question is what happened to the house on Star Island? Why redecorate your current home if you’re supposedly moving into a bigger and better one? No mention of it has been made yet either. When the designers arrive Lea shows them to the ballroom -too much furniture for a ball room if you ask me but the high ceilings I guess help live up to the name -where she has tons of paintings and artwork scattered. She tells the men that most of it she bought from Adriana to help her with her gallery, and not at a discounted price either. It’s clear that Lea isn’t going to let this go that easily. The plan is to figure out which to keep and which to toss. She clearly thinks she’s ‘made’ Adriana who she is today and won’t let her live it down.
With her heart so big, Lisa decides to have a nice afternoon/evening get together with the ladies to catch up and inevitably try to get Adriana and Lea back to a more cordial relationship. Joanna is the first to arrive and the ladies start to catch up. Joanna brings up the fact that not knowing when she wants to have children, she wants to freeze her eggs now so she doesn’t have problems down the road -like Lisa. Sore subject most definitely but I don’t think Joanna mentioned it with malice intent. Of course you have to feel for Lisa though as she and Lenny have been trying for what seems like forever in any which way possible to have a child. I truly hope that their prayers get answered soon.
Joanna fills her in that they’ve picked a wedding date and that she and Romain don’t have enough sex. WHAT?!? I’m sorry but two godly bodies such as you and Romain not having enough sex? Sorry but I would be like white on rice if I was coming home to THAT body every night! Anyways, I digress. Given the way things ended last year, Adriana admits that going to Lisa’s she isn’t as scared of seeing Joanna as she is Lea. Everyone sits down outside and get right down to business. Adriana claims that Lea did know about the wedding when it was first introduced, 5 years ago, and that Lea was also was going to/was her maid of honor. It’s upsetting her more that she’s siding with people that she barely knows over her. Joanna then comes to Lea’s defense when Adriana says that Lea knows way more than she’s willing to admit. A rant from the other ladies begins towards Lea -who we’ve noticed isn’t there, Lisa then admitting that she had called an hour prior stating she wouldn’t be making it. The consensus is that Lea is basically a huge liar all around.
Marysol sideswipes the conversation announcing Mama Elsa’s health scare. She’s currently in the hospital for a fall where she developed a brain hemorrhage. Using this as reflection, Marysol tries to get the ladies to put the past behind them as there are so many bad things that happen that prove there are bigger problems out there. Given that, Adriana apologizes to Joanna for her behavior although it doesn’t look like it was reciprocated. The rest of the season looks like it has potential to get better but unfortunately, at least to me, this season opener was a bit of a snoozer. ‘Till next week…