Morning, y’all. It’s been a long and difficult weekend for everybody so I hope you guys understand last night I just wanted to tune out of the world and watch the Survivor finale and take the night off from trying to squeeze in all those Sunday live recaps. I’m going to just give you guys some random thoughts on last night Real Housewives of Atlanta in Anguilla and skip the detailed recap.
First of all Phaedra kind of put the squash on Kenya’s overt flirting with Apollo last in a way that made it seem like she was telling her that even joking around like that on national television was not a look she wanted for her marriage. It seemed to me like the fourth wall opened up a couple times last night with housewives directly or indirectly discussing filming while filming and this was the first of those times. I wonder what the conversation that you know Phaedra had with Apollo was like that night. Later Cynthia acted as though she didn’t know that Kenya was bent over grabbing her ankles grinding on her man from one side as she was doing the same thing on the other like they were two synchronized swimmers. She did make sure to bring up the fact that she and Peter went for three rounds later that evening. Lots of camera close-ups on Walter and Kenya while the couples talked about their island sex. Poor Kendra is getting put in her place by everyone. It seems that Walter probably saw this episode before he did Frank and Wanda, seeing Kenya pretending like she was going to get married and decided it was time to come clean.
We also saw the glam squad Nene requested show up in her room which clearly was one of the biggest in Ani Villas. Fine. We get that Nene has decided that she needs to have a posse wherever she goes. My thing was, the girls were essentially flat-ironing some hair and slapping on some nail polish. It was apparently necessary for Nene to have these services so she could look nice before going to…. a full service spa where all of the same services had already been provided. It was like on Jersey Shore when the guys wear the t-shirt before the t-shirt. In this case it was the glam squad before the spa day. The spa scene was poorly thought out. Filmed in the midst of paying guests the girls got nekkid and shouted back and forth at each other ruining the intention of the expensive massages. But hey, the script said for Nene to call Kenya out on her relationship during that scene so it had to be done.
Let’s take a minute to talk about Nene. First of all I LOVE all of her talking heads in that multicolored top. It looks fabulous on her. She’s funny this season in her talking heads. I loved her headwraps. I even loved what she wore to the vow renewal (apparently as white swimsuit or perhaps one of Greg’s white wife beaters and a long royal blue sarong). But girrrrllll! Those jean shorts should never be worn outside your backyard in Georgia. Just no. She wore them to the spa. She wore them with that huge blue/green tent top during Kenya’s Gone With the Wind Moment. She wears them again on the next episode. All her posturing about how rich she is, she needed to bring more than a pair of jean shorts from Target.
On to the surprise vow renewals. For the first time, Peter seemed like a likeable guy. He seemed sincere and happy and comfortable. I saw for the first time what Cynthia must see in him. He looked great in his white ensemble. I expected super cheesy and I actually thought it was a pretty touching scene. Maybe Peter just needs to be in the islands to be his true self. I love the lantern lighting. It was interesting to see that Kenya and Walter’s lantern did not take off. It was sad to see Kandi and Todd’s lantern crash and burn. If I were Kandi, that would have bothered me too.
On to the required fight scene. Our veteran housewife Nene gets the opponents into attack mode while she casually checks out her new manicure until the scene requires her to be the peacemaker. While Phaedra watches from the sidelines she eats whipped cream by the spoonsful. Cynthia just pulls up a seat. Kandi skipped the whole scene for some alone time with her man. Ahhh…the benefits of reality show seniority. Porsha follows her script and goes through every misstep of Kenya’s at her charity event. Kenya plays her thug role and jumps up in Porsha’s face until Nene gets up to restore order. Kenya thinks 1993 was ten years ago while Porsha is pretty sure that was 55 years ago. Kenya’s grandmother raised her the Christian way and she ain’t nobody’s tramp. Well…technically she’s right on the second part, she seems to be pretty much everyone’s whore. The episode ends with Kenya doing her whirling dervish routine all the way to her room where her stunt boyfriend is probably screwing an island girl in the room.
Next week, Walter stands up at dinner to say he is in no way interested in marrying Kenya. Kenya has a fit and leaves the table scream that she is “done with this!” Hopefully, she means it in the Kim Zolciak way and that will be her final scene. No wonder she is so embarrassed.