What can we expect to see tonight on the first episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta? We can expect it to follow the format of every other reunion in Bravo history. That is, it will start with just the six housewives being asked softball questions by Andy. Will there be catfights? You betcha. But tonight’s episode may not be as explosive as we are expecting.
Remember, this reunion was filmed at night and went until the wee hours of the morning.
Most likely the parts we see tonight will be at the beginning before people started drinking like fish and begging to leave. In the beginning, the ladies try to keep it together. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be boring, because Sheree is already aware she is on the way out, so she has a lot of things she wants to say. She’s loaded for bear when it comes to Nene and she’s going all in.
Sheree has a history of gathering “evidence” and pre-planning her attacks on these shows. Remember back at the season one reunion she showed up with phone bills to prove some nonsense about Lisa Wu lying? Well she’s at it again and even manages to work Lisa Wu into the drama! Now, it might be smart to do your homework before the reunion, but Sheree has not been good at homework since way back when Santa didn’t bring her that Speak & Spell. So most of the ammo Sheree shows up with is inaccurate and flat out wrong. It doesn’t really seem to matter though because for some odd reason Sheree is the one person who can get under Nene’s skin unlike anyone else. It’s Sheree’s one redeeming quality on RHOA. So tonight we return to the Biltmore, where we’ll see Sheree bring a three-pronged attack on Nene.
Tonight Andy asks Nene flat out about the “trump check” freak out. In the first episode of the season Nene lost her everloving mind with Sheree over the Tyrone situation
where Sheree accused her of trying to steal her appearance fee. In that emotional state, Nene went off and made the infamous trump check comment. On the reunion, Sheree, thinking she has the tea says that Piers Morgan said he got $25,000 for his appearance. That is incorrect
. Piers Morgan stated in a journal about his time on The Apprentice that he got £12,000, which at the rate of $1.25 per £1 at that time amounted to $16,000 for three weeks work
. Here is the quote from the Daily Mail
who posted Morgan’s journal, “As I marched down the road, I wondered why am I even in this stupid show? It’s not for the money, because we’re only getting £12,000 each
. There’s the charity, obviously, and that is very important. But the harsh truth is that the main reason I’m doing this is for vanity.
” Ah, if only Nene had such insight. Last December , WetPaint contacted Donald Trump Jr.
and asked about the “trump check” comments. He seemed amused saying, “Honestly, I have no idea. All the celebrities on the show play for charity. She received a small appearance fee, sure, but that was it.”
Despite the $9,000 error, it’s enough to set Nene off. She’s clearly outraged that Sheree of all people would be questioning her income so Nene shoots back with “Do you really think that is all I made last year?” and asking Sheree about her “status at the bank.” Then Sheree unloads her second round of ammo. Sheree claims that Lisa Wu had to help Nene rent her current home. Now one thing is true, if you have a history of bad credit you can’t get a loan or a rental agreement when you are looking for a place to live. So you have two choices, if you are a “rich bitch” you can pay your rental agreement in full, or purchase a home outright or you can have your mama get on the mortgage (like Sheree did
) or if renting, have a cosigner. Sheree seems to think her homework shows that Lisa Wu is the cosigner that got Nene in her rental property. Now I don’t doubt that Nene has problems renting
, but I am not swallowing the Lisa Wu is her cosigner theory. What I want to know is how Lisa Wu even made an appearance in Sheree’s head? Nene of course tweeted Lisa about this last Thursday after the promo aired. They both dismissed Sheree’s theory as ridiculous. But why is Sheree all up in Lisa Wu’s business? Does she think Lisa could be taking her place? I’d actually like that, I’m a Lisa fan and she has been doing pretty well for herself since the divorce. Alas, Lisa is a positive person and you know Bravo doesn’t like positive people.
Sheree’s shots, no matter how far from the mark are having an effect on Nene though. Nene’s hatred for Sheree is almost to the boiling level when Sheree goes for the jugular. Sheree wonders aloud why such a rich bitch has a grown kid stealing from the Wal*Mart
. Oh yes she did. This had the potential for a great fist fight between Sheree and Nene but Andy of course got scared and made Sheree back off. Dammit, Andy we’re never going to have a felonious act on a reunion if you keep this up!
Andy moves on to a safer topic, sex toys and it is Kandi’s turn to remind Nene she was a stripper. I think the previews are the best moments we will see tonight. I don’t think we will get to the background characters like Kroy and Peter and Marlo tonight. I wonder if we will even see Apollo on the reunion. He was there, but so far not on any promos. Tonight it seems it will be Sheree v. Nene in the main event with an undercard of Nene v. Kandi and Nene v. Kim. Perhaps we’ll see a bit of Cynthia against whoever she feels Nene needs some help with, probably Kim. Cynthia seems to have been hitting the champagne almost as hard as Andy (both appear drunk) so expect a drunken barb thrown here and there. Tonight will have a bit of focus on Sheree, who knew the hammer was dropping on her during the reunion and had nothing left to lose.