This week Kim has an appearance at a casino in Connecticut and is excited to go back to the town where she grew up. Kim and Kroy are going together. Kroy asks Slade to put a shelf together while they are gone. Kim’s assistant Gloria and the chef, Tracey are in charge of the kids. What could possibly go wrong? This is where grandparents would surely come in handy. Okay not Kim’s parents, but theoretical grandparents like we used to have in the olden days.
In Connecticut, Kim is shocked that little has changed. When I leave the house after a month or six after not going to certain parts of town there is always a brand new shopping center, multiuse complex or at least a Zaxby’s that was not there before. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to a restaurant I used to like only to find it has been out of business for months or years. I find it hard to believe that her hometown still looks the same.
Kim wanders down memory lane, complete with old pictures of her, um, awkward stages. Kim visits her own apartment where she was going to school and working fulltime at 19 while raising Brielle.
Speaking of Brielle, she and Slade are headed to IKEA to buy and build a shelf. This will never happen. Even if they show it happening, these two could not do it. No way. In this scene, we find out that despite Slade not going to UGA where he was miraculously accepted (leading me to believe that his stupidity if put-on) so he could stay and
film the show be with Brielle at Kennesaw, she’s not going. She says she got her application in to late; however, Kennesaw State is in many cases a lot harder than UGA and the admission requirements are fairly high. I’ve been a student and an instructor at both UGA and Kennesaw and Kennesaw is no joke. Brielle wants to go to “Atlanta Broadcast School” now. There are several one year for profit places in Atlanta that make big promises to give you broadcast careers in a year. Or maybe she wants to go to “beauty school.” Don’t yell at me that is what she called it. She doesn’t want to go to school. She wants to be on TV.
Kim and Kroy go to dinner with her old friends. Her friends say Kim has a little bit of a southern accent now. Kim denies it. They talk about kids. They talk about Kim’s brother who still lives there. Kim says he is a dick. He is on her parent’s side of the family conflict. Kim says there will be no reconciliation with her family.
Kim regales of her times as a teen where she would pelt tomatoes at cars and escape through a storm drain. Some things you should probably not disclose on national TV. She also talks about walking the streets in daisy dukes with her titties out.
Kim and Kroy go see Kim’s old house where she lives with her parents. The current family is ecstatic to meet her. The same neighbor is still there. Kim’s name is still in the sidewalk.
At the casino, Kim finally finds lots of big changes. She does a meet and greet. It’s not a huge crowd, at least on TV.
Not surprisingly, the dresser/book shelf whatever it was, never gets done.
Next Week: Kim does an Atlanta Women’s Expo. Y’all know how feel about those.