Well, it’s officially the fourth episode without our queen. Even worse, Kim is going to be the center of the drama. On the bright side, production goes to great lengths to make Kim look like an idiot. As if she doesn’t do that all by herself.
At least we start with some Mama Joyce and Kandi. If we have to do these recaps at least we have Mama Joyce. Kandi says that Brielle has no business being on social media going back and forth with grown women. There is no way in hell she would allow Riley to behave that way. Mama Joyce comes clean about her meeting with Porsha. Oh and Ace was there being all adorable and well-behaved.
We’re ten minutes in and all we’ve seen is Kandi giving Mama Joyce the rundown and Porsha and her sister chatting about nothing at an ice cream shop. I’m so bored.
OMG I was just thinking that they must have given up trying to film at Chateau Sheree because it is so difficult to make it seem like someone lives there. I thought maybe the lease was up on her furniture again. But here we are, and on top of all that, Kim drove her car this time! I’m sure Kroy is probably in there somewhere brushing wigs but we didn’t see him. Kim starts straight in trashing Nene.
Then we see Nene, Gregg and Brentt talking about Brielle being on social media trashing her house. Apparently, Brielle claims that Brentt invited her to the party. Brentt said that she called him and said she was in the neighborhood looking at her old house and wanted to stop by. None of that makes any sense because she rode over with Kroy.
Here is where the shady production comes in. Kim had an attorney send Nene a cease and desist letter regarding calling her racist. I’ve seen several people on social media referring to Kim as KKKim. Kim is of course mortified by the accusations and tells Sheree it was hurtful. Then production gives us a package of all sort of things that could be perceived as racist that Kim has said over the years. Kim said she paid $20,000 to send a cease and desist. She is lying out of her ducklips. If she paid more than $500 for that she’ll dumb as fuck. You can get a cease and desist for $150 bucks.
Kim goes off trying to air as much of Nene’s considerably large pile of dirty laundry on camera as she can, and Sheree just cackles with her. Let me explain something to y’all that I haven’t already told you because this recap would be boring without some tea. Don’t Be Tardy needs some people other than Kim and the kids and the help. Sheree needs money. She is trying to stay on Kim’s good side without completely pissing everyone else off so that she can appear on a few episodes of her spin off. Kim needs a TV friend and Sheree is her only option. That is what is going on here. Right now, Sheree is fucking up her relationship with Nene and pretty much everyone else on the show except for Porsha by supporting Kim.
Cynthia for some dumb reason is taking Will to the airport since filming is almost over and he needs to go back to wherever he came from. She tried to give him a kiss and he gives her the cheek. Here is the thing. Cynthia has been acting this entire season and was never interested in Will, they just agreed that he would play the part of her boyfriend this season to placate production who seems to want to see all of these women with a man. The man sure did get is camera time.
It’s time to talk about Nene’s PR nightmare where she was caught on camera telling a woman in the audience of one of the shows she was hosting that she hopes she gets raped by her Uber driver on the way home.
Kandi goes out to a juice bar with Sheree to tell her that she has to remove Nene from her Xscape tour because of the comments. She can’t have that on the tour’s reputation. Kandi says that she was hoping it would blow over and Nene could stay but her group and the promoter were not going to allow it. Sheree is really shooting her dumb ass in the foot. The ladies all got this episode and the rest (and payment for them) last week so they could respond at the reunion. So here go Sheree saying that Kandi is taking this rape remark by Nene too lightly especially considering how she reacted last season. Those two things are nothing alike. Nene losing her mind on a heckler who told her to go kill herself is nothing like Porsha and Phaedra making shit up about Kandi wanting to rape Porsha. Jesus someone buy Sheree a GED.
Marlo and Cynthia go to see Nene and support her in her time of crisis. She’s dealing with Brielle and Kim going off on her and then the situation with the heckler. AND she got dropped from Kandi’s tour. But mainly they are there because Beck sent them over to get all this crap on camera.
Nene addresses the Kim situation first. Kim had accused Nene of being on drugs on camera all season and production plays the package to prove it. Cynthia acts like they are going to court. They know damn well they can’t sue each other for slander. They can threaten to (and that is all a cease and desist is, if you missed me getting mine, honey please go here) but they can’t follow through. Nene is trying to make this seem like it was all a joke. But it was not. We saw the video. Some bitch in the audience was trolling her and Nene said she hopes she gets raped by her Uber driver. It was not a joke. I also don’t think it was that big of a deal. Nene is a terrible actress. She does admit in her talking head that she saw red and just, well, said what she said. Nene says she would never wish harm or abuse on any woman. She just fucked up. I believe her. I believe she is remorseful for the nature of the attack she made. I believe she saw red and just let it fly.
It’s finally time for Kandi and Kim to have their showdown. Kim has requested to have lunch with Kandi. So many flashbacks to Kandi and Kim in very early seasons. They all look so young! Did we get old too? It looks like it is going to be #LateGate RHOA style. Kandi does NOT like to be kept waiting. Kim was over two hours late and barely makes an excuse. In her talking head she says she spent nearly $40K in lawyers fees over the Don’t Be Tardy song, that she won. I am wondering if she’s ever had a legal situation where she paid for the lawyers. She doesn’t seem to have much of a concept of how much things cost. I had one of the best attorneys in Atlanta with the Sheree crap that went across two counties and had three or four court appearances it was no where near $40K. And I won every damn time. In fact, I can’t think of a single time Sheree has ever won in court. Or paid her attorneys.
Anyway, Kim says that Kroy drives her everywhere so she can drink. Kandi calls bullshit. Kim used to drink and drive all the time before. ON CAMERA. The truth of the matter is that the RHOA actually can have a driver if they would like one. They have stopped having the drivers like they do on every other show because if they have a driver, the driver works for production and will not take them home until production okays it. So most of the the RHOA drive themselves so they can bail. Especially, Kim. Kim says people are just jealous of her and her husband. Kandi is getting at the production issue. Production gets shady with Kim again showing all the time she has Kroy on standby to rescue her. As Kandi said, Kim made everything about Kim, her six kids, her husband and her drinking problem. Kandi has to give her examples. Kim denies calling Kroy repeatedly at the Elephant Room filming. Kandi is pissed now. She cries when she is pissed and this is real. I know people talk about Kandi crying but some of us can’t help it. If you’ve ever been in a meeting with your boss pissing you off and gotten so mad you cried, you understand where Kandi is right now. Some people cry when they are pissed and it is annoying as hell.
In Kim’s talking head she says maybe everyone else is pissed because they don’t get fucked. Please. They are pissed because she takes her ass home during filming whenever things don’t go her way. She claims Kroy is doing stuff with the NFL in broadcasting. ROFLMAO. Then suddenly they try to have normal conversation. Then they just get into it again over the Nene thing. Kandi tries to explain to Kim that her comments seem racist. It ends with Kandi saying she thinks if they had not done business together they would still be tight. Those talking head prove that didn’t happen. And Kandi came for her at the reunion.
Next Week: Sheree’s fake relationship with her Prison BAE gets ridiculous and Kenya gives a speech where it looks like we will see Marc. But we will not, because he did not sign a release.