Sometimes I just get up and act like I don’t have a job and wash some dishes and just moderate some comments and leave comments here like I am a visitor. And then I think! OH CRAP! I have WWHL to recap! What is wrong with me!
So here I am ready to go. I guess my leisurely wondering what’s for lunch routine must be put on hold. Andy starts the show by saying FINALLY something is happening in a dungeon in Atlanta. See that was funny. Maybe he got a new writer. His cold opens generally suck. Kandi looks great in a white pantsuit, no shirt so her titties can be readily exposed to her lecherous boss, and three, count em THREE sacks of hair in her ponytail. Sanaa, you’re cute too, but I’m hungry and I don’t know you so I’m going to pretty much ignore you for the sake of getting through this quickly.
Isaac from Top Chef is the bartender. He has his own digital show on Bravo now. If I recall correctly he is on a cruise ship going from place to place to have a cooking competition with the local chefs. Or something. If it is On Demand, I’ll watch. I think it is two or three episodes in. By the way, check out my in-depth Top Chef post from this past weekend to find out the newest city and more importantly how the cities are chosen. Even if you are not a Top Chef fan, you might find the whole reality show location scouting thing interesting. It will make you understand why the housewives seems to go to the same places each year on different franchises. #Tourism
Andy thinks that the conversation between Porsha and Phaedra about the baby nup was hysterical. He says he loved how Porsha didn’t even believe Phaedra was in a restaurant. Kandi said, “Like she shouldn’t believe a lot of things.”
Andy’s shady boot moment was Kenya explaining that Phaedra likes to groom her public perception, and then you have the real Phaedra, the ratchet side. Thems facts, Andrew. Not shade. Oh wait I forgot about her saying “she does her dirty work behind closed doors. Knees open.” Now that is shade. Andy and Kandi just respond with “oooooooooo” rather than talking about it. Since Andy’s eyes were opened about Phaedra at the reunion, I was hoping he would be as shady with her tonight as he usually is with Kenya. So far, that’s not the case.
During the opening of Sanaa’s vault, I went to refill my coffee cup. I was shocked by my fatness when I caught a glimpse of it in the mirror this morning. It’s BAAAAAAD. So on the way back from coffee, and I am not making this up, I stopped by the mirror again to see if I was still fat. I was. I am also still crazy.
Moving on. As it turns out Sanaa was in the movie Love and Basketball which Kandi says is Don Juan’s favorite movie of all time and he watches it over and over all the time. He is freaking out right now. Andy says, “It was so nice of you to bring him tonight.” She didn’t bring him and Andy knows this. So then Andy said, “Yeah, he’s home working on that Kandi Coated Plantation right now. OOOOOOOOOO! Kandi was not amused. Andy tries to move on, and apologizes twice. Apparently this is something Johnnie said in the fake lawsuit scene with Phaedra, sorry. I tend to zone out on Phaedra and Porsha scenes. Kandi says, she still can’t believe he said that. Does he not get that the OLG is named after her mother and her aunts? How is opening a family restaurant his idea?
Then the play the clip of little Johnnie lying about Kandi stealing his ideas, and his aunties, and his momma, and the play about his life growing up with Mama Joyce. Kandi is incredulous that this kid is claiming that the play about her life was his idea. People here all the time tell me I should write a book about my life. If I do, are y’all going to take me to court and say, “That was my idea, and I also invented the Skinny Margarita one day when we were out to lunch?” We have venture in the land of the ludicrous.
Kandi says she did not know Phaedra was doing all of this shady fake lawyering until she saw the screener. She says that so much has been going on that she had no idea about until she got the screeners. She says she doesn’t want to spoil anything but there is more to come that she had no idea about. I don’t think she knew Shereen was coming next week. <<< That link is a MUST READ before the next episode of RHOA. It’s got all the tea I had back in real time (November). Anyway, Kandi says that she asks Phaedra if she knew anything about the issues with Johnnie and she flatly denies it on camera. Because Phaedra is a liar who lies out of her lie hole. Kandi says she was shocked when she saw the show and there was Phaedra plopped right in the meeting with Johnnie and her friend the lawyer.
Kandi says that Peter and Cynthia did not hook up in Hawaii. She says they tried to watch them going to their rooms every day and they went to separate ones. My sources at the Four Seasons Maui (I KNOW! I don’t know how I do it either!) reported that Peter was often off by himself looking a bit down. He would sit alone at breakfast and Cynthia would sit with Kenya and the girls laughing and having fun right in front of him. My source says that breakfast was not filmed so it was not for the cameras. Interestingly, my sources all said that Kenya and Phaedra were getting along very well. So it is even more interesting that Phaedra went all rogue at the Divorce party. Maybe she was just eaten up by the lies?
Andy shows a sneak peek at Shereen arriving at the OLG restaurant. Not only is Shereen there, but Apollo calls in from Federal Prison!!! He let’s it be know that the divorce is not final. Dammit! Apparently because this is big news at the reunion, Neither Andy nor Phaedra says one word about it.
Kandi says she was extremely surprised by the Bob and Sheree storyline in Maui. She knew Bob a long time ago way before she knew Sheree. She said she’s always known Bob to be a lot of fun, and she has never seen Sheree be emotional, so she was certainly not expecting that to happen in Maui.
Kandi is asked where she thinks the Marvin rumors came from, so she can’t really say now. Andy says they had a dramatic reunion. We of course know that it was straight out of Phaedra’s lying mouth and it will be covered in the last part of the reunion. Speaking of drama, a source let me know that Carlos King confirmed he will not be back on RHOA on Instagram Live the other night. Thanks for emailing me that heads up! I am thrilled that he is gone and I think it also makes the return of Nene and Kim on Season 10 happen on more equal footing. If you missed my exclusive casting announcement for season 10 you can read that by clicking here.
Kandi confirms that Xscape has reunited and they are talking about going on tour.
Kandi says at the finale when Kim Zolciak arrives they have a cordial conversation. She feels like they could be friends again, but there will be no working together on outside projects. That’s interesting with regard to Season 10. There will apparently not be any conflict with these two. Or so Kandi thinks now.
This was a decent episode. I was disappointed that they avoided talking about Phaedra due to the “dramatic reunion” though.