It seems the extra ninety minutes was just Bravo tacking on WWHL to the first airing of RHOA to force everyone to tape it. Works for me, it let’s me finish my blogging night earlier. This will probably take me longer to recap than the whole hour of the finale.
I think it makes sense to have a one on one with Nene since she was not on the episode much. Andy starts by asking about her health. I am really not buying what she is selling anymore. I generally don’t doubt anything that people say about their health. Their health is their business. Well wait now. This story is making sense I guess blood clots in the lungs and collapsed lungs. I didn’t know blood clots could make your lungs collapse, but I don’t have time to research that and get this up timely so we can talk.
Andy begins to discuss the reunion. Nene says that “people sometime try people over and over and over again,” Nene says that she doesn’t like Kenya but she is going to tell it how it is. Kenya kept trying Porsha. OMG They show what led up to it and Kenya is discussing some tabloid rumor with Andy and Porsha jumps in and Kenya waves her scepter in her direction (Cynthia is sitting in between them, Kenya is tellingly sitting first chair to Porsha’s last.) and tells her to shut up and stop interrupting her, just like Yolanda did on RHOBH and Brandi did on RHOBH. It was not major dis. It wasn’t like, oh I dunno, it wasn’t like she was calling her TRASHBOX a billion times in between shrieking CLOSE YOUR LEGS TO MARRIED MEN!. She was just dismissing her comment. Porsha grabs the scepter and jump up at Kenya like a thug in a cocktail dress.
Andy asks if Nene has talked to Porsha, she said she has and that Porsha regrets her behavior. Andy says, “You talked about violating someone’s space, and that notion came up this season a few times, certainly at the pillow talk party there was another incident. Probably the low point of the season. Is that something that bothers you as well? Nene brings up Kenya tugging her ear, or someone pointing something in my face when we are talking…as examples of her space being invaded. Andy says a lot of people blame Nene for the Pajama Brawl 2013. Nene denies it.
Andy asks what happened with Nene and Marlo. She says she doesn’t really want to waste her time talking about “Manho.” But since it is Andy she will give him some background. Nene says the real problem was Marlo trying divide her bridemaids at her weddin’. She didn’t know Marlo was filming with Kenya. She said she did not tell Marlo not to be friends with Kenya, what she said was, “Now that you are filming with Kenya, you will not be filming with me.” Andy asks if she thinks Kenya filmed with Marlo to piss her off. Nene says absolutely. She thinks Kenya came in to “break peace” to break the friendship between Nene and Marlo and she got what she wanted.
They talk about the charity event. Nene goes into this long story about how she wished Kenya would have come to her and asked to put their differences aside and she would have donated $20K to the charity of Kenya’s choice provided the matched it. Nene seems drunk by the way. I am sorry this is not making sense. She seems to be telling this story to say that Kenya would never do that because she ain’t got 20K to match! #fingersnap. I’m pretty sure Kenya is winning on a fundraising show right now. Bloop.
Nene’s grammar is at an all time low tonight, as one does when one has been hitting the bottle. Andy asks her if she regrets her pissy speech at the event. Nene says she regrets that she could not keep her emotions in check. She said she would rather teach all the poor, unwashed, churren of the world who look to her for guidance to look out for wolves in sheep clothin’.
Andy asks about Nene and Cynthia. Nene says that people like to think Cynthia is innocent. She’s not. Nene says that since that episode aired they stopped speaking.
Andy asks Nene who she thinks should be on the chopping block. Nene says that she gets blamed anytime someone leaves so she will tell him after the show. He says, well clearly it is Keyoncée . And she says NO! She says she personally does not like Kenya but she is all about the show, she has been there since day one but she thinks she is good for the show because she brings the drama. Nene tries to turn the question on Andy. He just laughs. Then she asks if he thinks there should be some balance to the show with the drama, and then some balance. He says he thinks it is like that. Nene sips her drink and says she thinks it is time for the balance to be gone. It seems to me she is referring to Cynthia. Do you agree? Well next she said she doesn’t think it is fair that some people bring on their children and share things about themselves when others don’t. Someone in her opinion is holding back and not sharing about their personal life and pretending to have a life they do not have. Hmm so maybe it is Phaedra. But Andy goes with my initial guess and says it sounds like she is talking about Cynthia. Nene is drunk. Did I mention that? Her eyes are never open. She basically says Cynthia is boring and brings nothing to the show. This is just like that time Kim Jong il had his uncle executed because they had a falling out. Nene says that Cynthia blows wherever the wind blows. This season the wind seems to have blown her away from her “friend” that called her husband a bitch. Andy says in several different ways that Kenya was always her number one loyalist. He seems shocked that Nene wants her off the show. Nene acts like Cynthia wasn’t her head minion for the last however many seasons.
Basically, Nene is really pissed that Cynthia is friends with Kenya. Andy asks if it was because she was seated with Kenya the reunion? Nene says no, she has done the reunion show a million times. Nene continues to get louder and goes on a rant that ends with “Cynthia and me are just not cool anymore.” Nene is PISSED that Cynthia supported Kenya at the reunion. It’s killing her that Kenya took Marlo and now she took Cynthia. That’s the bottom line. But the real truth is Nene got to big for her britches and thought she could treat people any kinda way and they would take it. Now she’s pissed when they leave.
Nene sides with Phaedra (and to a degree even Kenya) when she puts the blame on Apollo for all the nonsense with Kenya. Nene says it was weird to her that Kandi could not stand up to her mother and was always in tears around her. Andy asks how long Nene will stay with the show (um, until you drag her cold dead body of the filming location, Andy. Come on we both know this.) Nene says she doesn’t know. She says the show has changed a lot. Andy points out it was the most popular season. Nene says it was also the most drama filled. Andy asked how she feels she came off this season. She says she doesn’t think she came off in the best light. But she is okay with it. She can’t change what people think. She can’t worry about what “these people” (that would be us) think. All she can do is wake up being Nene and go to bed being Nene.
And that is where it ends. Nene seems really angry at pretty much everyone. Clearly, things did not go too well for her at the reunion. Now that was a good episode of WWHL.
P.S. Spare me the editing comments. I may or may not get around to editing it tomorrow.