Grab your cowboy hat and get ready for the recap of Real Housewives of Miami Season 3, Episode 11. Lea Black and Lisa Hochstein take a wild trip to visit Lea's family in Texas, while Joanna Krupa gets shocking news from Romain about their prenup. So hop on a mechanical bull, grab your baby pics, and do some freestyle rapping!
Chewin' Tobacco, Anyone?
The episode begins with Lea, Lisa, RJ, and Lisa's (ridiculous amount of) luggage heading to the Lone Star State, where — after a looong flight — they meet Lea's 35, 678 relatives, including two half-sisters whom Lisa didn't know Lea had. Indeed, this trip is full of surprises.
Adriana De Moura helps her son Alex prepare for his first formal dance. Adriana wants to chaperone the dance, but Alex isn't loving that idea. Luckily for Adriana's sake, Alex kindly lets her take an endless amount of photos of herself holding up Alex's baby photo. Adolescent guys love when you hold up their baby photos, right?
So Long, Prenup
After we see some hilarious photos of Lea as a heartbreaking cheerleader — what a fox! — we hear a very sad story about Lea's only full biological sister, Kim, who had kids and grandkids before she died tragically in a freak auto accident. Lisa observes that Lea seems to shut down when Kim's name comes up, and indeed Lea says that Kim's death is still tough for her.
Romain surprises Joanna with champagne and pulls out their prenuptial agreement. But the prenup doesn't fare too well, as Romain quickly tears it up. What a guy! Then, the two lovebirds board a boat, where he surprises her with a dalmatian puppy. One dalmatian down, 100 more to go.
Air Hugs for Everyone!
The fish-out-of-water shenanigans continue with Lea and her family, as R.J. is completely baffled by the notion of blessing your food. Then, he and his grandma raid the hotel mini fridge while Lisa joins Lea and her pals for a classic night of Texas fun, which of course means that a mechanical bull is involved. And Lea is actually good at riding it! You can take the Housewife out of Texas...
Things aren't quite as chipper over at Alexia Echevarria's anniversary party. After Alexia's touching speech to her sons and Herman, Marysol Patton stops by. Marysol is distraught about Elsa's deteriorating health and says she can't fathom losing her mom. Luckily, Alexia helps by telling her to remain strong for Elsa's sake. Well said, Alexia.
Our Thoughts on the Episode
There wasn't too much Housewife-vs.-Housewife drama this week, which was a relief, although there were still plenty of emotional moments. It's great to see Lea continue to connect with her family, as they clearly all love each other. And we're wishing all the best to Elsa and Marysol.
Meanwhile, Romain proves yet again what a catch he is with that puppy-delivering and prenup-tearing scene. Love him!
So we're looking forward to next week's wild episode, which promises to bring a ton of drama. In the meantime, we could use a snack. Pass the ribs!