We return to Lea’s house where she’s having a meeting with the volunteers for her annual gala, but really allowing Elaine Lancaster to talk shit about Marysol to a captive audience. Joanna and Lisa are there (Lea once again fails to return Lisa’s “You look beautiful,” and I’m going to start keeping score at this point), along with Adriana and Alexia. Elaine enters late, then proceeds to hijack the entire meeting with her tale of woe at not being allowed on the red carpet by Marysol at last year’s gala. Lea seems like she isn’t aware of the incident and tries to steer the conversation back to more practical matters. Elaine doesn’t really let her, and her tirade provokes Adriana to delicately interview that it’s not good to cross Elaine. Aw, someone needs an “It Gets Better” video, huh Elaine.
After the official business is concluded, Joanna and Lisa beeline for Elaine so fast there’s smoke behind them. They demand to know what the deal was with Marysol last year, and Elaine insists that Marysol would not let him on the red carpet, let other people go in front of him and it was personal. He then, with an awesome lack of self-awareness, makes it a point to say that the gala is about charity, not other people’s personal feelings. HA! When Joanna and Lisa ask if Marysol will be doing the PR this year, the answer is a resounding, “No.” Good, because I don’t think Elaine’s constitution could handle another such snub.
And now for some more painful quality time with Ana and her family. She’s doing her makeup with Beba before getting ready to head to the Mynt party, when Beba asks if she’s been crying. She has, due to a fight with Mark about the divorce that isn’t happening fast enough. After some disgusting ass talk about Preparation H and whether or not there is, in fact, ass in it, Robert shows up. Ana can’t roll her eyes high enough at the ironic timing and the fact that he inserts himself into the conversation. He callously announces that he’s been ready to get divorced for two years and also points out that the fact that his new girlfriend is 15 years younger than Ana is a point in her favor. I’m happy that Ana has such a “good” relationship with Robert for the sake of their children, but he’s an ass and she should slap the shit out of him for the sake of some damn boundaries.
Plus, it looks like he has hair plugs.
At Lisa’s house, the festivities are underway, and she, Joanna and Marta are doing shots and eating sushi. BAD IDEA BAD IDEA BAD IDEA BAD IDEA. Joanna’s really proud of Romain and announces that they’re all going to “drink [their] lives away.” Out of the mouths of babes… Lisa asks how things are between Romain and Marta, and Joanna starts yelling about how she’s sick of being in the middle. Marta agrees that things are bad, and Lisa advises that neither sister talk about this problem tonight because of how special it is for Romain. Stop bringing it up, then. Marta whines that Romain throws all sorts of negative energy her way because he dislikes her for no reason. Marta, if you’re reading this, here are the reasons Romain doesn’t like you:
- You live in his house rent free.
- Your sister is forcing him to support you.
- You’re an aspiring actor and singer which, to people with real jobs, doesn’t look a lot like work. Trust me, I have to explain myself to my mother a lot.
- Things are not going well between him and your sister, and you’re the icing on that shitcake.