This episode we get to go on a trip. These are generally the best episodes, but I am trying not to hope for too much considering this season has been all about Porsha and Dennis, and Gregg’s battle with cancer. Neither storyline appeals to me. Let’s see if we can get something else starting up.
I woke up starving today and I am wait for some shrimp to thaw out so I can make some shrimp and grits. So of course we are going to start with an ad for Dennis’s hot dog shop. It’s close to my house but I never really go that way. I’m going to have to make an effort one of these days because the hot dogs are supposed to be really good. Dennis, his mother and Porsha all pretend to work at the hot dog stand.
Shamari got herself a stylist to help with her sad seventies wardrobe. She’s also salty with Porsha for giving her the cold shoulder. One by one, all of the men are dropping out of the couples trip with a varied assortment of excuses. Gregg looks healthy and I have never seen Nene Leakes look better than she does in the scene with Gregg doing dishes. If she insists on having a blonde wig, this is the one. Her makeup is reasonable and not put on with a spatula, and she is wearing a cue top from the women’s department instead of a man’s white t-shirt. Finally, Nene has a look that is TT approved.
Gregg is really disappointed that all the guys dropped out and he doesn’t want to be the only guy so he is not going to the beach. It’s officially a girls’ trip. Kandi has everyone meeting at her guest house. I find that interesting. Ace is just adorable. Greg is the only guy who goes all the way into the house to say hi to everyone. Gregg gives one of his “inspirational speeches” to encourage them to bond.
On the bus ride the start arguing about rooms. Nene has everyone pick a number out of a jar and that number will dictate what room they get. This never works, but I suppose it is worth a try.
The next order of business is to play some Truth or Dare to pass the time. Le sigh. It was Eva that sucked Shamari’s fingers apparently. Eva sucks at phone sex. So does Todd. Porsha goes for a truth so Nene asks if Dennis has dated anyone on the bus, or anyone that knows someone on the bus. Nene has a new talking head look that is only marginally better than the golden turban monstrosity. It’s a weird brown satin shirt. Brown is not her color and she doesn’t need all of that heavy fabric. Kandi mentions at least two people that Dennis has been dating in the last six months. She also mentions a girl named Sherri who is tattooed on Dennis. Porsha says that girl’s name is spelled completely different. So apparently she has been taking inventory of the women’s names tattooed on her man’s body. She goes from saying they have been exclusive for quite some time, to saying they were exclusive “on and off.” So they were exclusive in between his escapades with other women. And Porsha was intimate with another man at Shamea’s birthday party in May. I think this was filmed in July.
Nene’s bizarre room assignment procedure took forever. I’ll spare you the blow by blow. Tanya got the room with the bunk beds. Kandi ended up with the room she wanted. All the rooms were lovely. Cynthia got the one with the baloney where the videos she posted were filmed. Marlo is such a sour puss and keeps making digs at Eva. I am ready for the moment that Eva has enough of that.
Just before the trip, Eva had an engagement/bridal kind of girls trip in Miami and she didn’t invite anyone. Well, apparently she invited Porsha but Porsha didn’t go. Eva is trying to make it sound like it was a surprise party. It wasn’t. Then Porsha says it’s weird that Nene was not invited to Miami but she was invited to speak at Eva’s wedding. Who the hell would want Nene to speak at their wedding? What I think is weird that Cynthia and Marlo and Porsha are basically attacking Eva for not inviting “her big sister Nene” to Miami. It’s a boring nonfight. I guess Porsha was tasked with trying to cause some friction to spice things up but it is failing miserably. Nene seems pissed that she was not invited.
Shamari lets Porsha know she is not feeling welcomed to the group by Porsha. Kandi points out that Eva was also very shady to Shamari. Speaking of fashion. Did Marlo return all her designer clothes with the tags still on them before this trip? Where is he tacky shit with the brand names printed all over them? She’s sitting over there looking like Whoopi Goldberg on a bad day with a rag on her head. Shamari does need help but Marlo is in no position to give it.
After dinner, Porsha gave Shamari a big hug and Shamari got a little teary-eyed about that.
Next week: Marlo is in some sort of fortune teller costume trying to give Shamari fashion advice. Nene has a game with Porsha where the other girls compete in pairs in a talent competition. Cynthia Bailey teaches Eva how to walk, Shamari and Kandi have a sing off and I presume Marlo’s talent is simulated with a banana. Marlo also gets into it with Shamari and Eva is totally team Marlo. For now..
Sorry for the delayed recap. My back has decided it can know longer bear my weight and just sort of buckles and acts up in random spasms. Now I’m going to see if it will let me cook some lunch.