I am more pleased than usual to take the time to recap this show with the nonstop gruesome news coming out of Florida. Somehow, these stupid shows do serve a greater good during times like this. I just checked the ratings for this show and they are doing better than expected holding on to almost half of the RHOA viewers with nearly a million views an episode. They do seem to lose the younger folks though. It looks like there are ten episodes of this, which seems like a lot. That info could be wrong or it could be that since they are investing in overseas filming they wanted to get in as many as possible. This is only episode five. Diann just confirmed they are almost halfway through, so ten episodes it is.
Shay wakes up extremely hungover after a night of too much brown juice and wine. Mixing is bad, yo! At least she is quiet in the morning.
Diann still hasn’t given up on Mercedes. Shay has a ton of options. Diann is having a picnic for the girls and they are excited to see who she decides to bring.
Delusional Ashley goes to see Leo who shows off his judicial robe. Is he a judge? I don’t think we were told what sort of political figure he was. Ashley confronts Leo about his social media photos. He says they are from six years ago. This relationship is ridiculous. Why is Ashley trying to hold on to it? FINALLY she gets it when he won’t kiss her in public. Leo is just a media whore.
IT’s time for the picnic at Villa Borghese, and it is a beautiful location. Angelo arrives to take Nakita and Claudio takes Gina. The rest of the girls arrive solo. Ashley doesn’t want to talk about dumping Leo. Roberto arrives as Shay’s date. I think he is the chef I like for her. Ashley pulls D. Micah aside to tell him about breaking up with Leo and she is not in the mood to meet new people. She cries on his shoulder. Diann does a follow-up with Ashley. She seems pissed with Leo.
Claudio asks Gina to make love to him. He’s rather bold. LOL. That’s Italian men for you. They go for a bike ride and Gina decides not to wear shoes for this. Oh, it’s a golf cart. They seem to have a great time! This could be a match! They seem to have had the best date.
They have two guys coming for Mercedes. They try to tell her not to close them off. She acts like she does not do that. She does. Lorenzo is a young tall DJ with a man bun, and Frederico is a tall poet with a man bun. Is that really a job? Both check off the tall box at least. Lorenzo wants to go to Cochellla. Of course Mercedes doesn’t like either one and has invited Kwame who she met at the bar. He’s an accountant from Ghana. Kwame doesn’t meet Mercedes’ religious requirements. Lorenzo and Fredrico leave because they realize that Kwame and Mercedes are clearly attracted. Diann says she didn’t set Mercedes up with Kwame because he is an atheist. Kwame is quickly rising up on Mercedes list, and passing Jesus along the way.
Angelo and Nakita go on a boat ride. She is nervous because she can’t swim. Angelo is a bit over the top and screams from the boat that he loves Nakita. This freaks her out more.
Shay and Roberto play bocce ball. Roberto says the key is to hit his balls really hard. /giggle. Diann is worried that Shay is drinking too much, again.
After the picnic, Mercedes and Kwame go on a date. It goes very well. They may have a come to Jesus moment. Angelo is camping out downstairs while Nakita is upstairs having second thoughts about him. Shay and Roberto seem to be on different pages as well. Shay wanted to go out, but Roberto wants to cook for her because it is late and things are closed. Nakita tries to get Shay to drink water and stop being so drunk and angry, but it doesn’t work. She drags Roberto to her room where she lectures him and makes demands. Way to ruin a good relationship, Shay!
Are y’all still watching this?