Once again it has been a very busy news day at TamaraTattles.com and I am thus a good half an hour behind on getting started with this recap of Cynthia Bailey and Claudia Jordan’s adventures on the Eros. I understand that the weather was less than ideal for the trip, but I’m sure they still had fun.
I’m amazed at the horrible edit Eddie is getting this time. I really don’t believe anything happened in the laundry room. I think it is all storyline and Eddie and Rocky for whatever reason agreed to it.
Ben is tasked with cleaning out the refrigerator left by Leon. Meanwhile, Dave from season one is back. He is the cute gay guy who got engaged during his season. Emile doesn’t think they really need another deckhand. Kate starts right off telling Ben that he has cut has asparagus too large. Eddie is being a prick to Rocky.
Cynthia and Claudia are co-primaries. Cynthia is bringing her mom and Noelle and Cladia is bringing her friend Auta .
Cynthia’s birthday is the next day and Ben is already talking about the quick turn around on a red velvet case. It’s very cold and windy on the day of the cruise. Team Pretty is immediately told that they can’t leave the dock for 24hours due to high winds. It’s a good thing that Bravolebrities are not required to actually pay for their cruises (though they will certainly make it appear that way) and are called upon when they don’t have enough bookings or a cruise is cancelled. In this case, the paying customer probably balked at paying so much with a crappy weather forcast. Fortunately, the RHOA are less than three hours away by plane.
Cynthia is so cute and very politely asks if it would be okay if she had a birthday cake since it’s her birthday and she stresses that she doesn’t mean to be a diva, but a cake would be great. The whole group has a great attitude, actually.
After a few drinks the ladies are demanding the South African one, serves them in jeans and a tank top. Emile love it of course and says in his talking head, “just call me the African Prince” in the most scripted line of the season. I assure you Emile doesn’t watch RHOA. Emile enjoys feeding them all strawberries. Since bringing on the spa people and having Emile stroke their egos, Kate says they are the easiest guests ever. Cynthia and Claudia have always known how to appreciate a free Bravo trip.
Ben is making sushi, and in the mean time Kate takes them a giant charcuterie board, for snacking. Perhaps the oversized portions represent her love for their low maintenance vibe. Ben points out in his talking head the cheese and sushi don’t go well together and the portion size is utterly ridiculous. The guests want a tour below deck, and some chocolate pop tarts. The ladies are shocked how tight the bunks are. Again, the entire crew says this is the easiest charter ever. Team pretty is very laid back.
Cynthia says they over ate and are wanting a lowkey night and would like to postpone the cake and party until tomorrow. Ben is made at Kate for overstuffing them with the charcuterie. Kate takes his criticism well, nothing at all like when Leon would point out her issues.
Rocky hears Eddie trash talking her to Dave. Poor Rocky. Dave says she sounds like someone he’d like to hang out with. Later Dave is sweet to Rocky and they joke about Ben hating her for cutting the tops off his muffins incorrectly. Dave says Ben yelled at him once for stirring incorrectly and he didn’t even know that was a possible thing.
YAY! The weather has calmed down enough for the boat to leave the dock. They begin day drinking at 10 am as one should on a cruise. In St. Lucia, they have a lot of bananas. I would have a homemade banana daiquiri every morning for breakfast before hitting the beach. Cynthia and Auta , Claudia and Cynthia’s mom did some deep sea fishing. Noelle got to grab on to the back of her African Prince on a jetski,. That photo above was taken by Claudia as they were fishing. I love that Auta is living in a life jacket. I think Cynthia is too. Do neither of them swim?
Later the ladies head to a new island to do some touristy shopping via a super fast tender ride. Emile is required to accompany them shopping. This seems to be where he would like to draw the line. The girls keep showing him their loot and calling him “South Africa.”
After all that shopping the ladies are starving and ask for dinner to be moved up earlier. This puts Ben in overdrive.
I could tell Captain Lee was enamored with Claudia. After the ladies get all dressed up for dinner they head up to the bridge and Claudia takes lots of photos and then takes some with the captain. He says he gets all kinds of requests from the guests and some are better than others and holds up a photo of him with Claudia. See? Even Captain Lee is #TeamPretty. Too bad he missed out on Kenya who was unavailable on such short notice.
At dinner service Ken and Kate bicker about service.
At the:40 mark Connie pretends to be a cat and drinks milk out of a bowl because one of the ladies said they wish there was a cat on board. Then Cynthia laughs and says “okay now I want a dog!” I think that was from when they were stuck at the dock.
Back at dinner, they have stone crab claws and corn on the cob and clams bongolese, potato salad and macaroni and cheese and ribs. Ben is highly irritated with Kate. The crew comes out with cake and sings horribly off key.
By the time service is over, Ben’s kitchen is immaculate. I don’t understand how to do that. When I cook, every dish in the house is dirty.
Eddie has decided he loves his girlfriend again. I’m not buying it and neither should she.
Noelle is the sweetest most appreciate and polite kid bar none of any Bravo show. She is just like Cynthia on RHOA trips. Very polite. Very grateful. Not a single ounce of entitlement. AW, Noelle cries at then and thanks her mother for the best time ever. Aw. I love Noelle. This was the best charter ever. Bravo tipped out 15K.
The captain lets them all have shore leave for dinner despite a short 24 hr flip. On shore Dave asks Eddie about his girlfriend. He says it’s hard to be apart and she worries about him finding someone better. Eddie tells Dave she knows she has nothing to worry about because he would never, every hook up with anyone on a boat, ever. Rocky hears the whole thing.
I think the reason Eddie and his GF were fighting is that he told her his storyline is to hook up with Rocky. And even though he explained that it wasn’t real, she was still pissed that her boyfriend would be appearing to have sex with another woman on TV repeatedly while lying to her.
Ben takes Rocky aside to apologize for attacking her for the way she helped him with his muffin tops. Ben tells her that he actually feels bad for what happened to Leon. Kate is shooting darts with her eyes in their direction from a few yards away. My glimmer of hope that Rocky and Ben might stain a pillow this season is starting to shine a bit brighter!
Later when they all eat dinner together they talk about how they are a large dysfunctional family and a guy says that Rocky is Emile’s crazy girlfriend he brought to family dinner. I think it must have been Eddie based on how hurt Rocky was. Rocky leaves the table and goes to sit with randoms at the bar. Then Connie starts trash talking Rocky to Ben. Connie’s issue is that Rocky is “attention grabbing.” This is the same Connie that wants to be naked as a jay bird in every talking head and stayed up all night with Rocky while Rocky put a whipped cream bikini on Connie. There is a lot of revisionist history happening her. Amy goes to the bar to sit with Rocky.
Back on the boat, Rocky considers going swimming and asks Eddie what he thinks. He says he wouldn’t. Rocky pops back with well you wouldn’t do anything would you. He says no he wouldn’t. Rocky is getting irritated by Eddie’s sudden mean streak toward her.
Next week: Rocky tells everyone about their sexcapades. Ben tell Kate she needs to give Rocky a fucking break and tells Kate she is a mean bitch to Rocky. Eddie extends his assholery to include Emile since he is being kind to Rocky. Connie jumps on Eddie’s side and tells Emile he is little bitch and he calls her a whore. And Rocky’s crazy goes up several more notches under all the pressure and ridicule. Emile wants to defend Rocky’s honor (such that it is) to Eddie. This looks FANTASITIC!