It is very telling that the title of this episode, With Friends Like These, refers to Cynthia realizing that her friends contract with Nene is essentially null and void. Nene gets the episode on disk the week it airs and this likely prompted her recent comments about “friends” and people “diminishing her character.” Nene cannot stand getting “the bad edit” and this season has been a doozy for her in that regard.
The show begins in Mexico where their last evening is coming to a close. Peter and Gregg are bumping heads a little bit when the women arrive. Nene sticks her nose smack in the middle of the men’s business and tells Peter that he needs to keep his nose out of women’s business. #hypocrite While I realize that Peter does tend to be a bit gossipy at times, in this instance, he is right. He is allowed to have an opinion about Nene’s behavior at Kenya’s charity ball. He kept it to himself until his wife met him in the parking lot. Nene is the one who got into a marital conversation and started puffing up her chest.
Back in Atlanta, Kandi and Don Juan sit delusional Porsha down to explain to her that she is not Eddie Levert and will not have her own suite of dressing rooms replete with dozens of hand maidens and a chocolate fountain. She will not be compensated for her mileage driving in from the hinterlands where her ridiculous rental home is located. She will not be receiving top billing over Kandi. She still doesn’t know her character’s name! Rehearsals start that week and so far it appears that no one has assisted her in sounding out the big words in the script. She is the last person to sign her contract and Kandi is handling it well but she and Don Juan both seem to think she needs to get over herself.
We have the dueling scenes between Gregg and Nene and Cynthia and Peter about the argument between Peter and Gregg. Nene is a smartassy bitch in her talking head saying that she did think that Peter was being a bitch. She is wearing the most hideous git up she has ever worn, a mint blue dress that has a should on one side and a black rubber band holding up the other. And the jewelry is garish but not as bad as he bubble gum pink lips. I don’t usually go into so much detail because it will put me behind on getting the blog up, but DAYUM! Are y’all seeing this? Then her attitude is horrific like she is doing the producers a favor answering their questions. #CuntSatchel
Gregg and Nene seem to think it will all work out and that Cynthia will not hold a grudge and still be her friend. Cynthia and Peter are not sure they want that friendship to continue.
Kandi goes to her old high school to invite two students to work on Kandi’s play. I’ve never heard of Tri-Cities High School, nor do I know what three cities the name is referring to. Anyway, I love that Kandi always remembers her roots and extends a kind hand to the generation coming up behind her. She really is a class act. With an adult toy line. And twerking little people strippers.
Kenya and Marlo get together to catch up on what happened in Mexico. Kenya says she did not mention a word to Nene about knowing that Nene was on a three-way call with her telling Marlo not to be friends with Kenya. Now I have grown to HATE the dayum telephone, but I didn’t think three-way calling still existed! That’s so high school. Remember having your friend call someone to talk about you? That never worked out well. And personally, I could do without Marlo, but given some of the other options and the fact that I came around to liking Kenya (WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT!!!) this season, I suppose I’ll deal with her presence. It’s another stupid scene with Kenya pretending like she wants to have a baby. She has a fake baby like they give wayward high school girls to turn them off of having a baby. Is this scene ridiculous? Yes. Do I believe Kenya wants to/can have a baby? Not one bit. So let’s just look at this as sort of a black version of an I Love Lucy episode and laugh.
You have to wonder if Willie Watkins is regretting letting Phaedra hand out at his very successful funeral homes considering the fact that so much negative press surrounds Phaedra and Apollo. I’m not sure he is getting the type of free publicity he wanted and frankly, if you are black in Atlanta and die and have enough money, he’s the go to guy for burials anyway. He does seem to really like Phaedra though. Did she just say she is “managing all these companies?” What companies might those be Phaedra? Phaedra is talking about making sure she smells good and looks good. She might need to work on being good. If you are one of my many new readers, you can read my posts on Apollo’s federal indictments here.
I love, love, love the scenes from Kandi’s play rehearsal. It’s two weeks until the play and Porsha has not shown up. Her understudy is rehearsing. Kandi is such a forgiving person. I just can’t believe she is still having Porsha at her bachelorette party and being supportive of her. She is not coming to rehearsal and giving more and more days she can’t be there. I stuck up for her when all the stories about her blowing off engagements were in the press here, but now I see the girl has no work ethic at all.
Porsha is partying her ass off and in her talking head she says life is looking up because she “just got the lead in Kandi’s play” and as soon as the contract is negotiated….” MY GOD this woman is a fool. I am so glad she is fired. It sure looks like Porsha was partying in this scene when SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HOSTING THIS EVENT! Just when you think she can’t get any stupider? She does.
Time for the showdown between Cynthia and Peter and Nene and Gregg. It’s AWKWARD. Peter says he never calls his friends out of their name or they would not be their friend in the first place. Nene says in her talking head that she didn’t purposely call Peter a bitch, she just calls a spade a spade. And sometimes she can’t take the blame for everything that “NaeNae” does. At the table Nene says she was in the moment and in that moment she really felt that. She didn’t realize that she called Peter a bitch. Sigh. Nene can never own her mistakes. EVER. Nene says she felt like Peter was acting like a bitch. By the way, everyone else is appropriately dressed. It’s winter. Nene is in a man’s white tee shirt. Sure she probably paid a couple hundred dollars for it, but it is still a plain white tee, and she is wearing a black scarf and a skull cap. Do we really care about her Kmart fashion line? No. No we do not.
Anyway, SOMETHING is always going on with Bravo and the timing of their shows and my DVR cuts off before I can see the last few seconds. I hate how that happens but I can’t add time to the end of all their shows because I tape other things! So someone will have to tell me what the previews for next week were.