We open with the classic Real Housewives pre-trip montage. Brandi, who was "intervented" by Jesus Juice, was moved to invite LeeAnne and Tiffany on the girls' trip to Austin that she and Stephanie planned to celebrate Stephanie and Cary's birthday. Stephanie reasonably has some anxiety about getting everyone together in her house. Wait, I'm confused. It's Stephanie's house, too?! It seems that it is. Stephanie's husband, Travis, and Brandi's husband, Brian, so love each other that they bought a second home together. Ahhhh. Now I know why Brian is so dismissive of Brandi's feelings: His bromance is his primary relationship.
LeeAnne and Tiffany are both looking forward to getting to know Brandi better. Cary is packing, and her husband is micromanaging her. Do you get a weird Kanye-and-Kim vibe from these two? The husband asserting dominance by dressing up his wife like a doll? It seems sweet at first, but Cary is obviously exasperated. She can't help but take the opportunity to jab at Leanne for being jealous of her lifestyle, though I'm not sure this is the case. LeeAnne doesn't seem to want your life, Cary. You don't even seem to want your life.