Apologies in advance if the recaps come out a little slower tonight. I’m having laptop issues on my end and using a temporary keyboard I am not used to. We start tonight with one of those staged husband and wife scenes where Nene and Gregg recount for the cameras the previous nights events. Let me just start by saying that Nene is telling it all wrong.
This “she said,she said” that happened last week about the event being to “honor Nene.” Is manufactured. Kenya held a charity event and selected a charity that Nene claims involvement with as a way to smooth things over with Nene. She did not use Nene’s name to invite people to the event. She selected a charity that Nene claims to support in an attempt to placate Nene after the whole Pajama Brawl situation. Nene made herself look stupid. No one else had a hand in that. A simple, “Thank you all for coming out for this worthy cause. I hope you will all consider making a donation to one of my favorite charities.” would have sufficed. Now Nene is trying to say she was bullied into attending the ball.
Meanwhile, Cynthia is telling Mal about how the whole thing went down and how Nene is her friend, but her behavior at the ball was dead wrong. Cynthia says that Nene came and gave them Silence of the Lambs. Cynthia and Peter are fighting because Peter confronted Nene over her behavior. Cynthia thought it was the wrong time and place. I don’t understand the whole concept that men are not allowed to express their frustration at being embarrassed by someone’s behavior at an event. I don’t think husbands need to get into their wive’s gossip. But if they are at an event when something goes down, they have a right to their opinion just like the female attendees.
Hold up, wait a minute. Is Gregg seriously drinking coffee out of a cup that looks like a toilet? WTF? Nene seems to think she is perfectly civilized unless her inner NayNay comes out. I disagree. NayNay is the dominant personality in her Sybil-like personalities. Cynthia is throwing a surprise birthday party for Peter and Nene and Gregg think they will go on to the party because Cynthia is Nene’s friend. Although recently, Nene told the ladies on The View she is not friends with any of them.
Kenya and Marlo meet up to discuss the ball and Nene’s aggressive behavior lately. Marlo says that she will talk to Nene about it and try to smooth things over. Marlo still considers Nene her friend, but that too is about to change.
Good Lord, Cynthia Bailey is drop dead gorgeous. I love her seventies retro dress for Peter’s party. LOL at the white reggae band. I would think you would go see a band before hiring them. Is it just me or is Kandi is kinda street this season? Maybe things with her mama just have her more pressed than usual. Peter comments on Kenya and Marlo being besties all the sudden. You have to admit that is sort of an unholy alliance. Kandi says that Nene is very territorial of her friends and Nene is not going to like that pairing. I think that is the understatement of the season.
Nene has arrived bitches! Kenya greets Gregg warmly. Nene has always had a thing for Peter. She is play acting like she is not over their confrontation, but she is. She can’t even work up a decent stank face to give him. I know I am in the minority around here but I kinda like Peter, and think he has moments of hotness even. What’s that you are saying? Don’t try me on this!
Kenya tries to talk to Nene. Oh Kenya, it’s too soon! Just be polite greet her and walk away! I have to agree with Nene here that Kenya is a bit full of shit. There was definitely some shade intended. But honestly, I think Nene brought most of this on her damn self. Nene is correct that Kenya should have called. Nene is losing ground with the whole “bullying” nonsense. Kenya apologizes for her part in the situation and demands they hug it out. Nene is leery of her motives. I don’t blame her. Kenya has been all over the place since arriving on the scene. Time will tell what her true motives are. I thought for the most part Nene and Kenya both handled the situation well.
LOL at Kandi throwing “bride maid” shade at Nene. She knows something is up with Nene sitting next to her instead of Marlo. Kandi needs her girl Phaedra who is conspicuously absent from this event. And we have not seen Apollo since the Phaedra and Apollo rehash of Pajama Brawl. Now we all know Phaedra loves a camera. Looks like this whole federal investigation done messed with her filming time! Bravo can’t be happy with that. What does Phaedra do, call up Carlos King and say, sorry, I can’t make filming today, my husband is about to catch another federal case?
Nene is pissed because Marlo and Kenya are practically feeding each other like love birds so she leaves. And that pretty much ends the party scene because without Nene there is not brawling or drama.
Nene and Porsha are getting along and apparently still neighbors. Porsha still doesn’t know the name of the role she landed for Kandi’s play. Her role is Jada, but she thinks it is Jade. Meanwhile, I know y’all are going to talk about Nene’s wig, but I don’t hate it and at least it is long enough to cover her kitchen. Porsha’s character is in an abused relationship. Nene is trying to coach Porsha on how to act. I can’t.
I guess y’all were right. SIGH. God I hate when that happens. Apparently, it was Marlo that Nene was saying was the opportunist. Fine. You were right. I was wrong. MOVING ON.
Kenya and Miss Lawrence get together for some tea. And yes she refers to Miss Lawrence with female pronouns because he is a cross dresser that self identifies as a “queen.” Don’t be running up in here now talking about Brandon and trying to compare the two. Brandon does not go by Miss Brandon or identify as a cross dresser or a female. BIG DIFFERENCE! Huge.
Anyway, Kenya is apparently the planner for the Mexico Trip. If you click that link you will see that I reported at the time that Todd and Kandi got married in Mexico. All I am saying is that is was reported to me by someone at the hotel they were staying at. Now why Kenya is the one planning this trip… because production chooses the hosts… seems a bit odd to me because Kandi and Kenya do not really get along. I am starting to think maybe Kandi and Todd just decided to have a non official commitment ceremony or something. I don’t really know what to think anymore. Kenya is trying to get Lawrence to go to Mexico as her date.
Forgive me, I am trying to get the timeline straight on Apollo. It was September 13 that the feds had the warrant for his laptop and he was set up by Gayla. Peter’s Party was October 2 and Phaedra and Apollo were no shows. And the Mexico thing was. October 23rd. I don’t recall seeing any pictures of Phaedra on the Mexico trip. I don’t have time to search my site extensively at the moment if I want to get this recap out on time and I need to because I have two more recaps tonight and something important to work on for tomorrow. So help me here. My search box works pretty well for finding important posts.
Oh look. Phaedra and Apollo have the 40 minute mark thing. That ensures Phaedra gets paid for the episode. And I am guessing that is all we will see of them for the remainder of filming.
Time for Bailey Bowl (October 12th) with referees Derek J and FUNKY DINEVA if you don’t know Funky Dineva, click the link. But please swear me a blood oath that you will come back because Funky D is hysterical, y’all. And he is also one of my partners in crime when it comes to Sheree Whitfield. While sitting up in court all day was tiring, having Funky Dineva AND Atlien from StraightFromTheA.com there? That was cool as hell. If you are new and don’t know about the original reason for the tip jar? Honey… get caught up.
Nene says all of her bri maes are on her team. Well that is not exactly true. One of them is on Team Twirl. And Nene don’t want NOBODY twirling with her enemy. Oh Phaedra is there but Apollo is not. Cynthia finds this interesting. Kandi is late with her team. She shows up with her team of winners. Marlo is also “late” (If you are new, nothing starts until everyone gets there so these late arrivals are all due to production decisions.) Kenya says that Nene did not invite Marlo to be on her team so she was happy to put her on her team.
Damn so much cheating going on. Nene is already hot and so is Kandi. The win goes to team Nene. I don’t even care enough to keep rewinding this shit.
Marlo starts trashing talking Nene saying that they left her out so she is going to make sure Team Twirl wins. Next event, everyone cheats again. Marlo talks to Lexis about her not being invited to be on the team with all the Brie maids. I can’t even follow this. Nene starts throwing water bottles that supposedly hit a producer. Marlo starts going all ghetto felon on Nene and it’s all awn like popcawn. Nene is having a fit and leaving. Marlo is asking her why she is treating her like shit just for talking to Kenya. Someone is screaming at Marlo for her not to “give them this” which I assume means her losing her mind during a filming.
I’m gonna need y’all to splain all this to me because despite having a two hour block or Bravo taping… I think I missed some. WTF just happened?