'The Real Housewives of Miami' Recap: Joanna Krupa Goes Full-Bridezilla on Lisa Hochstein

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lisa hochstein It's always awesome when the Housewives travel -- even if it's just from Miami to L.A. like in this week's episode. Joanna Krupa, Lea Black, and Lisa Hochstein head to L.A. for more Joanna-centric wedding planning. I knew everything was going to be awesome as soon as Lisa popped a pill on the plane and tried to put both her legs behind her head. The episode was going to be The Hangover meets Bridesmaids, I thought joyously. Hopefully with less intestinal distress. 

My theory was only further proved when it was revealed that Joanna essentially fills all of her rental homes with rescue animals. Her life is like a less-colorful real-life version of a Lisa Frank binder. It was at this point that I realized the episode wasn't going to be as nuts as I thought. Or maybe I was just focusing on the wrong story.

The ladies continued to fanny about L.A. The gang paid a visit to Lea's Hollywood Hills home and made sure that Lisa bought a Birkin bag (kind of 2009, right?). While all this was (boringly) unfolding, trouble was coming to a boil in Miami.

No, no, it wasn't Adriana De Moura. She spent most of the episode numbly planning her own nuptials to Fredric Marq, selecting a venue and just saying "Great Gatsby-themed" over and over again. Less people would pick it as a theme if they'd read it. Just saying. 

The real drama came from Alexia Echevarria! She's doing her best to keep her troubled son Peter from emulating his gangster daddy-dearest by putting him to work on her magazine. This almost works until Peter harassed a taxi driving for giving Alexia the finger. The fuzz were summoned! It was all touch and go for a second and I had so many feelings. And also none. Luckily, no arrests were made. THIS time. 

It was like the girls in L.A. could feel the strife back in Miami. Although Lisa's made it pretty clear that she would be a bridesmaid in Adriana's wedding if she were to ask, Joanna isn't having any of it. She demands that Lisa bow out, which feisty Madame Hochstein is not okay with -- she won't cave! Power to Lisa! That said, this fight is far from over.

Do you think Joanna was right to make Lisa choose between her and Adriana? 

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nonmember avatar melissa

No, Joanna is a b#t$h, and that is not only unfair to Lisa its VERY immature! A true friend respects your right to have other friends whether they're mutual friends or not. Im so over Joanna, she's marrying a man that won't have sex with her? Are you kidding me? Might as well draw those divorce papers up now, its a sure deal. She is so stuck on herself, while she is a pretty girl her mouth ruins whatever beauty she posesses on the outside! She's ugly on the inside! I'd rather be ugly and be a good person that be a self proclaimed super model and be a total asshole!

Mary Kopan Reich

 Alex McCord.... you look mahvelus!! 


nonmember avatar Jane Doe

What's with Lisa this year or was she just edited to appear like-able last season. First her constant whining about how she wants to carry her own babies is disgusting. Some women would be happy to have a biological child anyway. Second, it's always about money with her. Her husband gifts her with an expensive necklace and in the same night she complains about how much more Lea's necklace/jewelry costs and then last night with the ridiculously expensive handbags. Three $10,000 bags are not enough? She is so shallow. Also, I've seen earlier photos of her and she was very pretty. She should cease and desist on the Botox and fillers because her face is becoming mask-like now. But to answer your question, I love Johanna/Joanna - she's my favorite. I would not limit a bridesmaid, but Johanna is very loyalty-minded and still upset about Adrianna's twitter crap. BTW Adrianna and her explanations make no sense. She is attacking Lea - Lea tried, in vain, to have an adult conversation seeking answers as to why Adrianna did not reveal her marriage and Adrianna was the one who came out aggressively.

nonmember avatar Kathy

I agree with Jane Doe. Although(of course)Joanna is wrong (what a stupid question to ask!)I do like Joanna the best of all of the ladies. No matter what else she is, she is certainly loyal to the people she cares about and that goes a long way with me.

nonmember avatar besspaula

i felt bad for lisa. she did expect joanna to include her. it was a mean girl moment. not nice at all.

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