Real Housewives of Miami Season 6, Episode 1 Recap: The Drama’s Already Started

Real Housewives of Miami Season 6 Recap
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Real Housewives of Miami Season 6 is here, and has some living up to do. Season 5 was one for the books, capped off with an explosive three-part reunion that Bravo was quick to remind us of. Season 6, Episode 1 opens with some of the hurtful remarks, mainly from Alexia Echevarria. To make amends, Alexia planned a party that, perhaps expectedly, went off the rails soon enough. But how?

The men of Miami, old and new

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We flash to one week before the party, where Alexia sits with her husband Todd Nepola on the beach, telling him about her plan to host a party with the theme of “Nuevo Horizontes” – new horizons. An opportunity to have dinner and “forget about the past.” Todd said he’d definitely show up.

Alexia and Todd also discussed Todd’s nine-minute social media apology to Anthony Lopez, husband of Dr. Nicole Martin. Alexia told the cameras she wished Todd had keyed her in on the plan to publicly apologize. In Nicole’s confessional, she acknowledged that the apology was nice, but wished it hadn’t been public. The other Housewives slammed Todd for the apology’s length.

Meanwhile, Larsa Pippen and Lisa Hochstein were getting cozy on a yacht with their new beaus, Marcus Jordan and Jody Glidden respectively. They briefly discussed Lenny Hochstein, and Lisa said Jody was taking it all like a champ. If Jody is everything he appears to be, Lisa may have struck gold.

Real Housewives of Miami Season 6 medical scares

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Meanwhile, Nicole and Anthony were checking out their new digs when they received a visit from Guerdy Abraira. At the same time, Larsa revealed she was still bitter over Guerdy’s comment that Larsa was the fakest Housewife. Guerdy, however, had bigger fish to fry.

Guerdy told Nicole that her gynecologist wanted her to come in for a biopsy related to pain in her breasts. Nicole went into doctor mode and explained everything it could possibly be, telling her friend, “Don’t think worst case scenario.” Speaking of medical scares, we then checked in with Julia Lemigova and her wife Martina Navratilova.

Martina was diagnosed with throat and breast cancer, coming out on top in the end, but still recovering as RHOM filming began. Julia made it clear she’d be the ultimate caretaker, preparing smoothies and soups for her wife in between all the animal care. Julia also revealed that Alexia had been checking in after apologizing for her behavior at the reunion.

Alexia, Marysol, and the Adriana of it all

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As Lisa went in for her first deposition, Alexia was partying it up with Marysol Patton and Kiki Barth on the beach. When Alexia told them about the Nuevos Horizontes party, Kiki asked if Adriana de Moura would be invited. Neither Alexia nor Marysol were ecstatic about the idea, given Adriana’s comments last season, at the reunion, and on her press tour.

Still, Kiki encouraged Alexia to make amends. Lisa, meanwhile, finished up her deposition in hopes of avoiding a support hearing. While alone with the cameras, Lisa received a call from Lenny, where the former told her estranged husband to Venmo her before he ended the call.

Later, Alexia met up for drinks with Julia, and the two discussed the prospect of inviting Adriana to the party at week’s end. Julia told the cameras she feared that Marysol was committing “emotional blackmail” against Alexia. Something Kiki and Julia said must’ve gotten through to Alexia because she agreed to go sit down and speak with Adriana.

Adriana and Alexia’s confrontation

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24 hours later, Adriana and Alexia did meet up for food and drinks. But Adriana immediately started things off on the wrong foot with her giant white flag and outfit with peace and love signs all over it. “I come in peace,” Adriana said. Alexia was not feeling it. “Why do you always have to show up with a prop? Do you think that makes things better?”

Nevertheless, the two were able to converse. They were surprisingly civil, all things considered. They addressed all of their past comments and emphasized the times when they’d found common ground in the past. The two held hands and apologized to each other. With all said, Alexia invited Adriana to her party.

Of course, it didn’t take long for Adriana to pull an Adriana, who, on the way to the party, accused Alexia of judging her. She accused Alexia of elitism coming from Todd’s money. What’s worse, Adriana was in the car with Kiki and Julia, the two women who stuck their necks out for her. Julia expressed her frustration in a confessional, and the two defended Alexia, explaining how willing she was to reach out to Adriana.

The party begins (without Todd)

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In preparing for the party, Alexia called Marysol to inform her of the invitation to Adriana. Alexia knew Marysol would be upset and began crying, but not just because of Adriana. Todd was suddenly MIA, telling his wife he wouldn’t show up to the party, the supposed reason being he didn’t want to confront conversations about Anthony.

Alexia cried and begged Marysol to come to the party since Todd wouldn’t be there to lend support (like he promised he would). Marysol, conflicted, said, “Maybe I show up, maybe I don’t.” Classy. Marysol hung up on Alexia without giving a straight answer. Still, the party started on a high note as Housewives and partners started filing in and socializing happily.

Larsa, however, was still hung up on Guerdy’s comments and served plenty of side-eye when the event planner walked in. Eventually, Larsa dropped all pretense and confronted Guerdy about the “fake” comments. Guerdy said Larsa had been dismissive of her, in particular, over comments she made about Lisa’s divorce, and at the reunion during an argument with Alexia.

Nuevos Horizontes turns sideways

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Marysol showed up right in the middle of the fight and was not impressed. In the middle of the argument, Larsa claimed, “I’m matching your energy, boo,” and Guerdy decided she was done with the conversation. When alone with the cameras, Larsa supposed Guerdy’s comments were just a press move.

When everyone began asking where Todd was, Alexia decided to gather the group together for a chat. Alexia attempted an apology and her desire to start anew. She then admitted that she was also “wondering where’s Todd.” Still, she thanked her guests for showing up, especially Marysol. That’s when Julia said, “I’m actually surprised to see you here, Marysol.”

Things just devolved from there. Julia accused Marysol of selfishness and wanting to harm her best friend, and Alexia didn’t step in, telling cameras, “Sometimes … I feel like you have to fight your own battle.” The men started filing out one by one, and Alexia gave them some of Todd’s cigars to go out and smoke.

What’s going on with Guerdy in Real Housewives of Miami Season 6?

Guerdy Abraira
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The women went on arguing, though Guerdy tried to stop things before stepping out herself. Russell Abraira went to check on his wife who was crying and said, “I can’t take this … I don’t want to be here.” As everyone started filing out, Nicole asked if Guerdy was okay, saying she could see in her face that something was wrong.

Larsa attempted to confront Guerdy again, and Guerdy pulled her aside. Through sobs, she told Larsa to “Stop, stop, stop. Look at me. I’m gonna need you … When I ask for you, come for me. When I ask for you, be with me.” Larsa was understandably confused. The women speculated on what was going on with Guerdy.

A rewind to the day before; Guerdy sat with Russell in a park. “They didn’t think it was gonna be anything,” she said. “This stupid thing is now invasive. I don’t know if I want to use the word cancer … Do not even say the word.” But Russell was at a loss for words.

Real Housewives of Miami Season 6 continues Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.