I just read the little synopsis for this episode and I’m telling you right now I am so over the Kandi and Todd storyline. It never ceases to amaze me how Bravo can manipulate our little pea brains to like or hate the same person from season to season. I really liked Kandi at first, then I was neutral, and now I could not be more over her.
Cynthia takes Claudia to Derek J’s for a make-over.
Claudia’s Italian mother, and her black grandmother on her father’s side are in town for a visit. Claudia’s mom brought snail salad for her. Apparently, that is a thing. She takes them straight to Lips, a drag queen restaurant. Claudia’s mother is pressuring her to have a baby. Claudia’s mother has never said “I love you.” The 90 year old grandmother says it to Claudia all the time.
Kandi bought her mother the house. Joyce won’t let Kandi have a key. Kandi and the aunts are eating on national television at Aunt Nora’s house off paper plates and plastic forks and drinking out of solo cups. Well one of them was using a fork, the rest were ripping up the fried chicken with their hands and placing it in their mouths. Kandi tells the old lady gang that Sharon wants to whoop Joyce’s ass.
Kandi and Todd are concerned that the promoter for the play is not generating any sales. Then she tells Todd about her conversation with her mother. Todd says she should not have told Joyce that Sharon wants to punch her. Todd said he will just spend holidays with his mother.
Phaedra and her mother go out to lunch to discuss Apollo showing up at the videoless video launch professing his undying love. *YAWN*
Later, Phaedra’s mom is at her house and Phaedra pretends like she makes sure the kids have their teeth brushed and get a story time. No sign of the 24 hour nanny, or the all day sitter who are always there as well as her mother.
Kenya is looking for an office space for her production company with Brandon. I love her wide leg pants. Kenya is going to work with Roger Bobb on her “Twirl On” show.
Nene has her obligatory scene with good ole Porsha because no one else wants to film with her. Porsha needs to thank Nene for the check because if she wasn’t needed for this, she would not even be a FOH. Nene arrives at a very small place where all the patrons are clearly visible and tells the guy at the door she is meeting “a girl with a lot of weave in her hair.” That’s Nene being a good friend.
Okay stop the tape. Nene is wearing a black see through top with her black bra as per usual. Only this one has FAVELAS and the number 74 on it in big white letters. Porsha seems to think it is some sort of “sports lingerie” and maybe it is. But the hysterical part is that a favela is a slum in Brazil. Brazil has a lot of poverty and those poverty stricken slums are the favelas. She might as well have GHETTO 74 on her chest. And the best part is I am sure she has no idea. I am really starting to believe the whole “her stylist is secretly sabotaging her” theory at this point. Okay there is a Givenchy version of this ridiculous shirt for $1000 or you can get the $45 knock off here. This is the stupidest thing I have ever seen anyone wear on TV. Although I have eaten chicken this way when I was on set as an extra for hours on end and they didn’t want to have to redo all of our lipstick.
Anyway, these two just rehash the lack of video at the video release and the attempted makeup between Nene and Cynthia. The shirt was worth having to watch the stupid scene though. Favelas…lol
Nene invited Cynthia, Kenya and Porsha out for drinks. She wears cut off denim shorts replete with the threads dangling and a white dressy jacket. Again, WTF? Professional on the top and Daisy Duke on the bottom. Kendra and Porsha were not told the other was coming Nene tells Porsha she needs to apologize to Kenya for her actions and maybe Kenya will apologize for her actions.
Kenya throws some shade at Nene (and Porsha) for living in Duluth. Nene in her talking head throws back saying that Kenya drives up there to go to the outlet (it is a good outlet mall but damn it is WAY outside the perimeter in the hinterlands. It’s like a day trip to go there.
Nene and Cynthia start their ongoing argument again. They don’t seem to be getting very far. Kenya points out that Nene went on WWHL saying Cynthia should lose her job. Kenya is trying to moderate. Cynthia and Nene both say in their talking heads they wish Kenya would have butted out. Porsha bails to the bathroom, followed quickly by Kenya who is wearing either a really short dress or a shorts jumper. It’s not her best look. Oh wait it’s a shorts thing. That makes me like it better. No one at the table is winning any fashion awards in this scene though. While they were alone Cynthia extended a heartfelt sort of global apology for her behavior that hurt Cynthia. Whatever it was. Nene did not reciprocate. Porsha and Kenya return from “the bathroom” and Kenya immediately suggest the two go to lunch together to talk more deeply and privately. Nene says that will not happen. Maybe in two years they can do that. Wasn’t Nene the one that set up his ridiculous rehash scene in the first place? It that really all we are going to do this season is fight in a variety of different restaurants throughout Atlanta?
Nene then tells Cynthia and Porsha to make up. Nene clomps away from the table in her cut offs. I can’t believe she was not turned away at the door. Cut off jeans are not generally allowed in any restaurant more upscale than Denny’s. Nene and Kenya return with more cocktails just as Porsha apologizes to Cynthia for being an hour late to their last argument in a public restaurant.
Kenya seems like she and Nene might have downed another one really quick at the bar. Kenya is SCREAMING Cynthia’s name to get her attention for some reason, Nene is calling Porsha’s name over and over and Porsha and Cynthia are trying to have a conversation like Nene demanded. Nene finally gets Porsha to acknowledge her and Porsha starts whining to Nene about the loud bitch (Kenya) at the end of the table. Um, this will not end well. Porsha says that Kenya is rude and disrespectful. And she was. I think she was also drunk. Not a good look.
Next Nene tries to get Porsha and Kenya to make up. Porsha says that Kenya doesn’t have the right energy for her to be open to it. Kenya says there were a lot of things that were said and done that we have to be ashamed of. Kenya says that she regrets some things that she said to Nene. So Nene accepts the apology but of course does not reciprocate by saying, “I’m sorry for all of the things I have said about you.” Oh no, not Nene. Kenya says for her to move on she has to forgive Porsha and she has done that. Porsha then starts to get a bit of the bobble head happening and says, “Was I asking for forgiveness?” Nene flat out asks Porsha if she is truly sorry for what she did. Porsha says she acknowledges “that that happened” and as a grown woman meeting Kenya that is not the way she wanted to react. No apology. Kenya gets up and walks to Porsha’s end of the table. She wants to hug it out. Kenya says she takes responsibility for her part and she is ready to move on. Porsha says “if you are accepting responsibility, then I can (give you a hug)” Wait did Kenya just accept responsibility for getting attacked? Porsha looks peeved. Nene and Kenya I think are both over served and are somehow whooping it up laughing about ashy legs and how they are now friends. This interaction between those two seems to really bother Porsha. She was such a good little laptop and Nene is being all cool with her mortal enemy right in front of her?
Next Week: Cynthia and Peter go out to their new location and it’s a dump. Nene reverts back to hating Kenya.