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Considering how sweetly The Real Housewives of Miami (Thurdays at 9 p.m. EST, on Bravo) wrapped up season 2 (with all those tears and tossed flowers in Bimini Bay), the reunion show’s contentious atmosphere was pretty shocking. Sure, we knew some old foes would go at it. (We’re looking at you, Adriana and Joanna!) But some surprising enemies also emerged. (What gives, Ana and Lea?) Even Lisa Hochstein, who’s usually the Switzerland of this group, got pulled into the fray at one point, when Joanna accused her of not sticking up for her. Here are some battle highlights.
Ana Quincoces vs. Lea Black
As far as Ana is concerned, Lea hasn’t earned her imperious disposition. “You are some older woman from Texas who probably has worked very hard, but has had the help of a lot of men,” she snaps. “What did you do? You aren’t self-made. You have done all your best work on your back.”
“On my back?!” cries Lea, jumping off the sofa. “Let me tell you something. you keep on threatening my lies about me, I’m gonna start telling the truth about you!” Ana sneers that Lea ought to be careful, she may break a hip. Then she lists her own accomplishments. Among them is raising her daughters, who aren’t “socially awkward.” A stab at Lea’s son? Ooh, that was low!
Adriana De Moura vs. Joanna Krupa
These two have been fighting on camera and off (through Twitter) for months now. Both have resorted to racist Tweets. Adriana calls Joanna a Polish immigrant; Joanna claims Adriana is from the “slums of Brazil.” But the heart of their confrontation is Adriana’s accusations about Joanna’s drinking and her much-publicized love life. Adriana calls Joanna’s reconciliation with her boyfriend Romain Zago a “publicity stunt.” “And that’s also why you made up two days before the reunion,” she says. “If you don’t have Romain, what are you gonna do in Miami?”
“Oh, really?” Joanna snaps. “That’s why I’m always in the press and you’re not?”
In the midst of the argument, Adriana manages to call Joanna “an alcoholic” and “a mental case.” Later, she calls Joanna an evil drunk, and Joanna replies that Adriana's evil when she's sober. Touche!
Lea vs. Marysol Patton
“Everything to me is my reputation, and your big, f--- mouth should have shut up a long time ago!” Marysol shouts at Lea, who has, in fact, bad-mouthed her and her business all season long. Ana jumps in to defend Marysol, but her comments seem suspiciously gratuitous. She just wants more reason to bash Lea.
Karent Sierra vs. Ana
Granted, these two were set up from the beginning. Season 2 kicked off with both Karent and Ana involved (in one way or the other) with the duplicitous Rodolfo. At the reunion, when Andy Cohen questions Karent about Rodolfo, she tearfully discloses that the two are no longer together. (It's about time she dumped that cheating cad!) But when he asks Ana about her relationship with Rodolfo, she calls him a simpleton who wants to be the Mexican "Slade" (from RHOOC). Ouch.
What's to look forward to in Part 2? Make way for Elsa! Everyone's favorite reality mama (and plastic surgery cautionary tale) will appear in the second half. In a promo clip, she warns someone not to be her enemy. Hurray for Elsa -- our favorite reason for watching RHOM!
Check out what's to come next week!