It’s time to go to Tokyo, with RHOA! If you recall, Tamara Tattles exclusively told you that the cast trip was move up to September to accommodate Eva’s wedding in October. I also told you that RHOA was budgeted for 18 episodes unless something major happened. Well, something major happened and it happened in Tokyo. In fact a couple of major things happened. So there will be twenty regular episodes and three reunion episodes unless they think they can get four which is unlikely. I would also like to remind you that Tamara Tattles had their own EXCLUSIVE spy on the ground and exclusive photos of the trip. However, my best source keeps telling me that the Tokyo trip is everything and the season gets a lot better from here on out. So even thought the first half sucked in my opinion, I’m trying to be optimistic about the last half.
I feel like every freaking franchise has been to Tokyo, but I guess it was just Beverly Hills? Let’s see how the trips compare.I am already pissed at Nene for going. She leaves Gregg alone too much and I can’t imagine how frightening that must be for him.
I love Kandi and the fact she used the whole dungeon storyline to put coins in her pocket, but I am ready to get to Tokyo! Kandi’s Dungeon Party/Variety Show was sold out and she plans to take the show on the road. Whenever she has time. And that time won’t come in February because she is locked in the Celebrity Big Brother house. Check out the premiere tomorrow night! In case you missed it, Todd already wants her back home. Eva talks to Kandi about her relationship with Porsha. Eva feels like they were friends and then Porsha just starts trashing her. Kandi tells her she has been through the same thing. She tells Eva to confront Porsha with her feelings right when she comes for her.
Why is Porsha talking about letting the cast know she is pregnant? I thought we already did that. Nene and Porsha talk about Porsha beefing with Tanya. Nene still has not let go of Tanya’s comment about SWAGG being a fashion low, so Nene is seeking to stir the pot against Tanya. Then they talk about Porsha’s feud with Kandi. Porsha really is at the center of everything.
Finally, we get to the airport! Poor Gregg is tasked with going to the airport to help Nene with her luggage. Is the no end to this man’s suffering? He should have left town and gone to Mexico with a hot nurse while she was gone. Nene says she is excited to get away from Gregg. You know, there are some things you should just keep to yourself. Lots of caregivers get irritated with their patients attitude, but you don’t go on national TV and trash your spouse for being difficult to handle while he is fighting cancer. You tell your best friend or your mama, not the entire world.
Upon arrival in Tokyo, none of Marlo’s eleventy billion bags made it. I’m going to guess they are covered in designer labels that say “steal my shit! I’m on a 14 hour flight to Tokyo and it will take me a while to notice!.” You’ll notice Kandi and most of the other girls had very plain luggage. On the van to the hotel, Kandi comes for Marlo and her five foot long ponytail with, “Is that sewed in or glued down?” Eva chimes in with,”It’s plopped on!” I am loving this kick Marlo while she is down stuff. She’s not used to be the one getting shaded to her face.
Cynthia says she wants to get a tattoo in Tokyo. Porsha suggests she get one to match “Chris.” Cynthia shoots back that she needs to learn Mike’s name because he’s gonna be around for a while. Speaking of Cynthia’s men, Peter Thomas made a self-aggrandizing post on Instagram recently that this is his last season on RHOA. As if he has done more than gossip with Nene about Cynthia’s new man this season. Sit down, Peter. Porsha has a matching tattoo with Dennis behind her ear. As Eva pointed out, it’s a bunch of emojis on her neck. Eva is getting off to a quick start with the shade. Eva the Diva has shown up in Tokyo, and I am here for it!
Before they even see their rooms, they sit down for lunch. My girl Kandi is HONGRY after 16 hours or more of travel door to door. She is not down with salmon tartar. She’s gonna have to find something else to eat after this. I would not eat tartare either. It’s some weird sushi and Nene doesn’t like it either.
During Eva’s time as a model, she lived in Tokyo for two and a half months and was arrested with some fellow models at one point because the police thought they were prostitutes. To avoid similar issues on this trip
Tanya production has provided them with a guide, Aya, to make sure they follow the cultural norms. Rule one, don’t be late. Ha! That is a rule they cannot keep. I wish she would have pointed out that they should not be wearing hats at the dinner table. Or indoors at all for that matter.
Eva announces that she wants to have an airing of grievances to clear the air for this trip. She goes first, starting with Porsha and her accusations about her at the hibachi party regarding comments about Cynthia. Eva, sweetie, I am so enjoying you this episode but Porsha telling the truth about what you said about Cynthia is not “character assasination,” it’s the truth. But you are right, she should have kept her mouth shut and she did throw you under the bus. The other girls seem to be sticking up Porsha. Things didn’t turn out quite like Eva had hoped.
Then Porsha announces she is pregnant… in Japanese. Perhaps this will be the last pregnancy announcement. They all knew.
There is no room controversy on this trip because they all have identical suites. Eva gets some bad news that her grandpa had a serious heart attack and is not expected to survive. She goes straight to Kandi for comfort. I was wondering, “Why Kandi and not her BFF Tanya?” which was quickly answered when Eva asked for her alcohol. Since Kandi doesn’t drink, she figured she might have some left. Wait, she emptied her entire stock of booze already? Apparently, it was just the complimentary bottle of champagne. It’s morning and she drank hers the night before.
It’s time for their first excursion that leaves at 11 am. This is the one the Tamara Tattles spy saw go down. Here is what she saw:
“I saw Eva in the elevator this morning but thought maybe she was just here alone. She had a body guard, which was some production guy, with her. We were waiting outside around 11 am and saw her and the new person, I have no idea who she is (Tanya) , walking out of the hotel toward the production crew and a smallish tour bus. Then Cynthia and Porsche came out and really put on the act. All smiles and laughing for the cameras. Kandi came out by herself and just looked like Kandi, no pretention at all.”
Oh Lord. The guide is taking them to a sacred temple. This is such a bad idea with so many hoodrats in this group. They can’t even behavior properly at a restaurant, much less a temple.