We begin with Porsha in the studio. I was prepared for her to sound like Kim Zolciak, or the Countess, but she is actually not so bad. I’ve read good things about her song Flatline on my twitter feed but haven’t bothered to check it out. I’m definitely interested in what y’all have to say. The song she is recording here is called Perfectly Worthless. I wonder who is writing her songs because the writing is not bad. The universe seems to disagree with me since some lighting or something falls on her as she is recording.
Porsha is apparently spending time in the studio instead of going to play practice. She has missed numerous rehearsals. Kandi arrives at the studio and she is not amused.
Nene is in LA meeting with Steven Grossman, her manager, who apparently is a miracle worker and the one that does all the hustling to get Nene bookings. Yet, she walks into the room publically insulting him saying she is looking for a little short man, when she knows exactly where he is. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you Nene. Nene is there to approve some sketches for her “fashion line” with HSN. (I thought it was Kmart. Or Sear. Or the Salvation Army. ) She of course makes it sound like HSN tracked her down and begged her to come on board.
Nene is such a douche. She is acting as if she is just bombarded with roles that she is turning down without giving them a glance. One was for a sitcom on USA, Necessary Roughness, which was cancelled in early November, another was Mr. Box office which has not been in production since 2012. Something in the buttermilk ain’t clean with this whole scene. The only gig Nene has had lately other than DWTS is filling in for a Vegas drag queen going on vacation for a week. Clearly, Nene doesn’t turn down a thing. I am hysterical over her, “I leave millions of dollars on the table.” comments. None of the roles she pretends that she turned down were anything close to a million dollar role. And how does filling in for a drag queen elevate her? Well, maybe it does now that I think about it. Nene feels as though she is above acting classes. Of course she does. She surely doesn’t have time to be bothered watching shows she is not in (and never will be) like Scandal. Where she might learn something.
Peter never bothered to tell Cynthia that the properties they rent for their businesses are in foreclosure due to the owners not making their payments. Peter has been paying the bank directly and somehow everything worked itself out, but Cynthia is claiming on the show that she just heard about everything through the blogs. I hope that is storyline. Cynthia is worried about both businesses having to relocate or possibly go out of business. Just this one time, this is not Peter’s fault. He paid the landlord, but the landlord did not pay the bank.
Oh god. I was really hoping the Kenya sobbing was fake baby drama. But it sounds like Velvet got out of the gate and was killed by another dog. This breaks my heart.
Kandi and her mother see a counselor who makes housecalls. They flashback to Kandi and Mama Joyce and AJ in counseling years ago. Same issue. Money. The first thing the counselor says to Kandi is to ask her why she is 37 and continuing to tolerate this behavior from her mother? The counselor is kind of hot. Anyway, he talks to Mama Joyce alone to get her side of the situation. She says that somewhere along the way they just lost communication. She doesn’t mention that was because she tried to hire someone to take pictures of Todd in some compromising situations.
Mama Joyce said that the first thing he did was quit his job paying, 90-100K because Kandi is a millionaire. Yup. First words out of her mouth are about money. Never mentions that Todd is not supposed to date the talent. Or that Todd took another job right away with BET. Or that Todd loved the job he quit but quit to be with Kandi. Nope. Just that he quit his job.
The counselor says, so that is why you and your daughter are in conflict? Mama Joyce says not it is not. (Yes, yes it is.) But since she has been with him she has gained 30lbs. What? It’s Todd’s fault that Kandi is happy and putting on a few pounds? (I don’t think she has gained 30lbs or anything near that.) She says that Todd needs to remind her to work out every day. Oh Lawd, let some man tell me one time to be sure to go to the gym….you just let that happen. MMM.HMMM. Now she has moved on to Kandi picks bad men because she had no father and her brother who she was close to died.
The counselor asks Mama Joyce how Todd treats her daughter. She says she doesn’t know because she is not around them. He asks her why she hasn’t taken the time to get to know him. Kandi came back in and interrupted the session. The counselor says he wants to meet with them again. Mama Joyce seems open to the idea. Because, dude is hot.
Nene flies to NYC to work on her clothing like because none of the housewives particularly want to film with her. She is a diva at the meeting but not too much of one. In her talking head she seems to be stressing that only one of her shows was cancelled. The New Normal was cancelled and Glee chose to drop her character for their final season. This seems to be an important distinction for Nene.
I can’t deal with sad Kenya with a real problem. I like crazy Kenya with baby batter storylines. Let’s keep it light! But she is meeting Cynthia and Kandi (aka the nice girls most of the time) to tell them about her dog dying. Which seems weird but if you have a trauma like that in your life and you have to work with some bitches, it’s best to just put it out there to the ones least likely to turn the knife.
Cynthia and Peter talk about their financial problems. Peter seems to think they are in a place to buy and Cynthia doesn’t.
Kandi continues to rehearse for her play. Porsha is trying to catch up on all the routines she missed. The stage manager questions her to see if she is going to actually show up for the performances. Porsha has no work ethic. I defended the hell out of her for the rumors that she stood up people who paid for her appearances. Only to find out it was all true!
Todd and Don Juan and Mama Joyce are walking through the theater. Don Juan excuses himself so they can talk. Todd speaks to Mama Joyce in such a loving tone. You can tell Todd is very nervous about talking to her. Mama Joyce says that she didn’t stop liking Todd, she stopped respecting him. She says he just stopped working. He explains what the rest of the universe knows. He had to quit Bravo if he wanted to date Kandi. It was his decision. He chose her and he immediately went back to work at BET (which Kandi hates because he has to work outside Atlanta). He turned down some long-term gigs because Kandi did not want him to be gone. He wants everyone to be one big happy family. Mama Joyce seems to be having a little bit of introspection. They hug it out and women everywhere fall in love with Todd.
Next week on the finale: So much happens. Phaedra graduates (?) Nene gets blood clots in her lungs, the play premieres and Kenya has a memorial service for Velvet.