As I am doing my setup for tonight’s RHOA episode, I noticed Tammy’s name in the tag set. It reminded me to point out to those of you who said Tammy didn’t lose her peach over Miami that we sure have not seen her since. In other words, “Oh! would you lookey there? I was right again.” Tonight, in honor of Kenya’s birthday, I think we are going to start to see her move in for the final takedown of Kim Fields. Let’s watch to see how much of Kim’s demise is actually a result of her dear friend Phaedra.
Kandi and Todd are getting excited for the baby to come soon. They haven’t done a nursery or anything done to prepare. Todd has no idea what is about to happen. He seems to think he doesn’t have to do much. Todd wasn’t around when his daughter was born.
Kandi and Todd take a parenting class. Kandi says she doesn’t want the nanny to do everything. Todd is very excited about the nanny. Kandi says maybe they should get a manny. Todd says that will not be happening. The teacher comes to the house. She wanted to see the nursery that doesn’t exist. The teacher says you can breast feed until time for kindergarten. Clearly, they didn’t vet this woman at all. At least Kandi knows better than that. This woman is pretty much a joke. Which is the point of the scene, I suppose.
Porsha goes in to her legal job to get ready to go on the air. Porsha randomly starts talking about her nude photos since she broke her phone. The makeup artist is as skeeved out as I was. Bless her heart. Porsha has no storyline.
I wonder what Phaedra’s kids think about these “school pickup and drop off ” scenes. You know Ayden is smart enough to say “Mama why are you acting like you pick me up from school?” Dylan is the Blanket Jackson of the Parks-Nida family. If you look at pictures of the family, you will see what I mean. Phaedra looks as lost as usual trying to do an activity with Ayden. In this case, they are making a birfday card for Apollo.
Another fake Phaedra scene at an attorney’s office where she says she is ready to file for divorce. Last I heard, nothing had been filed by either side. I am not sure how to explain how bad this attorney’s voice is. Is her jaw wired shut? I’m asking seriously. Apollo’s prison transfer came, but it is not to a more child friendly facility. It’s actually worse than the one he was in.
I am starting to be one of those people who judges what others drink. I see the Coffeemate, which I used to love and think, OMG! It’s a bottle of chemicals that make people sick! I’ve brainwashed myself. I suppose that is a good thing. Kim is planning her “Beatless Brunch.” For those of you without middle school children, apparently “beatless” means make-up free. Sometimes I try to imagine these women at the Cherokee Town Club and just laugh and laugh. “beatless” SMH. She is discussing it with Victoria, her stylist. Her stylist who is showing her face on TV while Kimmy wears an off one shoulder shiney shirt. Let’s hope Victoria is better at brunches. I guarantee you Phaedra is not showing up “beatless.” I’ve seen it and she looks unrecognizable.
Brunch is chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits. Sounds good so far! Kandi goes with very little makeup to pick up Kenya. Kenya is wearing her makeup because she’s ” a grown ass woman.” She’s really not wearing much though.Phaedra arrives first in her usual spanx and heavy spackle. She tells Kim “it’s a very light beat much like yours.” It’s half an inch thick, just like usual. Kenya is offended by Kim before she even gets there. Kim’s invitation made Kenya feel like she was telling the all they wear too much makeup. Which they do. Porsha arrives in full spackle and triple lashes as well. Did Kim really think these girls would come barefaced? Porsha’s excuse is she is coming from work. Cynthia arrives with very light makeup. Kandi encourages Kenya to come for Kim’s wig if she comes of Kenya’s makeup. Kandi is so messy. Sheree comes with very little makeup either. She looks great and so does Cynthia.
Kim has the brunch served before Kenya and Kandi arrive. Seriously? Who does that. This is not going to go well. Kim greets them at the door with “Good Morning!…I mean Good Afternoon!” So apparently they are late. Kandi is always late. If you want her on time you have to give her an early call time than what you really want. All the producers know that. So sending Kenya with Kandi somehow makes sense all of the sudden. #storyline
Speaking of storyline. I hope we go back to focusing Kenya’s storyline on her new house. I am tired of hearing about the same issue with her family over two seasons. These shows are getting too heavy unnecessarily. Let’s stop with the sick people and the childhood traumas, and the children coping without fathers and get back to what this show is supposed to be about. SHADE.
Porsha has such a respectful response to Kenya’s story. Both at the table and in her talking heads. Who expected maturity from her?
Cynthia brings up the commercial with Kenya and Kim working on it together and Kenya felt that Kim’s comments were arrogant. Kim says that shows are not generally co-directed. Cynthia wants them to shoot the commercial at Jamaica This is the big invite to the trip. Kandi can’t go because she is too pregnant.
Kenya was actually very polite to Kim when she mentioned that she felt like she was being told she should wear less makeup in the “audio invitation.” I would have been offended to get a robo call inviting me to a party. I expect a person invitation from the hostess when going to someone’s home. Am I too old school? Are robocalls a thing now? And the hostility seed between Kim and Kenya has been planted. Kim gave them a gift bag with a compact, a pen and notebook to write a poem about their natural beauty, and some makeup removal pads. Yeah. I think I would feel a little preached at myself.
Cynthia tells Kenya and Kim she will check with them for a good time to meet soon. Kenya says she thinks they should both come up with a creative and pitch it to her. Kim closes the door, locks it and mutters to herself, “Well, when you have directed two or three hundred hours of television, then we can talk.” I can see Kim being a bit offended to have to work with Kenya who is new to directing but does have directing and producing experience. But if the client asks that you would in partnership with someone, you either agree to do so and act professionally, or if you feel the other person is not worthy of partnering with you, and you don’t wish to lead by example or mentor them, you politely decline. Getting your panties in a wad is not cute.
Cynthia is meeting with her eyewear team. She wants to do a commercial and she wants Kenya and Kim to be involved. Speaking of commercials, I heard Cynthia doing a radio commercial the other day for her fibroid doctor. She wants those two to work together on a beach shoot. I don’t see that going so well.
A few days after brunch, Cynthia meets with Kenya and Kim. In the interim, au naturel Kim has had her roots touched up on her blond hair. Kenya is held up at her home construction and has to cancel and reschedule with Cynthia. Cynthia is not happy. She says when she worked on Life Twirls On she was very busy too but she showed up on time whenever she was asked. It’s interesting to me that Kenya, Kandi and Cynthia have all had fibroid surgery since being on the show!
OMG! Kim’s pitch is so uninspired. She brings a storyboard of a couple walking on the beach. Wow! Who would have thought of that. But they have no sunglasses on. When they put them on they are on a red carpet. UGH. Maybe I am just not feeling Kim today after her Bravo blog. But a first grader would have come up with that. Where is all this creative talent she supposedly has? And why would a director be the one coming up with the creative? Cynthia pretends to love it. Then she tells Kim she really wants Kenya to work with her. Cynthia asks Kim if she sees herself as the producer or the director. Kim says on most projects she is producer/director. Kim says “I don’t co-direct!” In other words, we don’t need Kenya. Cynthia asks if she is saying they don’t need Kenya. Kim basically says she doesn’t need Kenya but if she wants Kenya she can play nice.
Kenya just happens to have a crew at Moore Manor where she is working with Matt even though she is “supposed to be ” at the restaurant with Kim and Cynthia. This show is as poorly directed as that Toni Braxton movie on Lifetime last night. So many weird scenes on that movie. Did you watch it? Like when the lady handed the waiter a credit card and they immediately walked out as he was walking away with the card? There were a million things like that in the movie. Still it was worth a watch. We need Matt there to show their relationship developing before Kenya takes him to Jamaica. They seem to have a lot of physical dates.
Next Week: It’s Jamaica! I think it was ridiculous and terrible editing to put that fakeass after the fact Nene scene in last weeks show. Everyone knows that Nene shocked all the ladies in Jamaica. To have the whole chat with Nene about Kenya scene was stupid. Next week, Sheree brings Bob Whitfield to Jamaica for some reason. And the women talk about the gay rumors that surrounded Kim’s husband. Chris is seen telling Kim that they baited her. Did she admit something? Turn in next week and find out.