We are still in Tokyo, Japan where the Real Housewives of Atlanta are having loud and embarrassing fights in public and disrespecting the poor tour guide. I’m very late getting started because I was at a family function that rain long and then got lost in the rain in the dark going home so I am a bit jangled by my latest foray into THE WORLD. But let’s get this recap going and see what the Real Housewives of Atlanta do next!
In the first scene, Porsha Williams got some gorgeous flowers delivered to her room from Dennis McKinley. Right away, they are enough for Porsha to forgive all of his transgressions with former girlfriends. Back in Atlanta, with Porsha out of the country so Dennis is probably smoothing things over with the other ladies in person.
Tanya Sam and Shamari Devoe are setting up a pajama party with the girls and Tanya is quite good at it! Nary a fake penis in sight! When Porsha shows up it is all about her and how Dennis McKinley is already telling Tanya’s husband they are getting married.Then Marlo Hampton busts in throwing shade and singing her own praises about whatever. I tend to tune her out subconsciously. I’ve had way too much Tamar Braxton in my life lately and there is no more room in my tolerance for obnoxious behavior to include Marlo Hampton.
Speaking of obnoxious, where is Nene? Is she still pouting in her room? I feel like it has been a month since I’ve seen this show. As the women arrive to the party, they are all in lingerie except for Kandi Burruss who is in pajamas. Because, pajama party. I would be right there with Kandi. I WANT those pajamas!
Nene Leakes shows up being pissy about Tanya. WTF is Nene’s issue? In typical Nene Leakes fashion, she is dragging down the whole party in her ripped jeans and “Japanese” Kimono. I am starting to think that what production loved about this trip is how much she is pissing off Nene. Nene Leakes was a nightmare to production some of these housewives think that production works for them despite their employment contract coming from the production company (not Bravo). And some of the diva behaviors are no longer being tolerated. *cough*LVP *cough* and that attitude seems to be extended to Ms. Leakes this season. Nene is sucking all the fun out of the room and Tanya is doing a great job of ignoring her pouting.
Enter, the Asian strippers! They are hysterical. Where did production/Tanya find these people? Porsha claims that the “stripper”who kept his Levi’s socks on the whole time could get a job at The Swinging Richards. No honey, I haven’t been to The Swinging Richards in decades but last I looked they were the hottest gay dancers in Atlanta and the hot gay guy I sent went was so turned on the he… well I enjoyed that evening very much. Um, I digress.
It’s time for party games! Nene and Marlo are being party poopers. They should drink some of that alcohol and wipe the snarls off their faces! You are in Tokyo! It is a girls night to celebrate Eva Marcille‘s wedding. Y’all look like you are waiting in line to take a mugshot to add to the collection! Kandi wants sexier games. Porsha grabs pickles and Kandi thinks they should hold a pickle like a penis and someone else should emulate their favorite sex position. As odd as it sounds, this got everyone laughing even ole NayNay. The ladies all start to argue about how people should “assume the position” Everyone is laughing and in complete hysterics.
The Real Party Happened Off Camera!
Off to the club they go. There were no cameras there, but I do remember seeing the Instastories. When Marlo got back to the hotel, she was trashed and security had to let her into her room. She is super drunk and the guy wants to check her ID. It’s four am and when the door opens she just waltzes into the room and ignores him. But not for explaining to him ten times that she is the most beautiful black woman in Tokyo. Girl, you are not even in the top three of your housewives group! A producer was tasked with making sure she got back to her room and filmed the hot mess on his/her phone. They probably had to tell the employee it was actually her room.
Nene talks to Gregg and he is rescheduling his surgery because he wants a morning surgery and not an afternoon one. Why is that such a big deal to him you think? He doesn’t want to worry all day? He thinks the doctor will be fresher in the morning?
Nene says that she and Gregg haven’t been talking while she was in Tokyo and she hasn’t had a good trip because of it. She complains to Gregg. Gregg is being very sweet to her when he speaks. When Cynthia Bailey knocks on the door, Nene tells Gregg she will call him later. By that time, it’s already 9:30pm in Atlanta! Let the man go to bed. Nene unloads to Cynthia. She cries. I know she is genuinely upset. Nene doesn’t have any support and that is hard. Cynthia tries to be there but there is only so much she can do. This is something Nene has to just go through. I do have sympathy for her. Gregg can’t be her support right now. She has to carry the load.
*Production Meeting somewhere in Atlanta. Producer one, “Hey you know what we should do in Tokyo? After we get them all worked up, let’s take someplace and give them all Samurai swords and make them fight each other to the death!” Group of producers respond in unison “I love it!” Everyone laughs hysterically.*
So here we are at the Samurai fight club. It turns out to be funnier than scary as they are smart enough not to give them real swords. Lately, Marlo loves to bring up how she sliced up a girls face disfiguring her for life that left her depressed she eventually killed herself a few years later. It’s like she is proud of that. She has quite the mugshot collection. Check out that bottom right one! It’s mugshot in a kimono! At the end of the day, Kandi’s dramatic death scene was the best. But Tanya’s confessional with all her Karate moves was the best part of the show. That will be a meme all over the internet for all time. I can’t wait to snag myself a copy of hat!
After beating each other to dramatic death with sticks, the ladies scamper back to the hotel to recover and rehearse their upcoming shady comments. Eva arrives at Nene’s door in a traditional Japanese kimono. She tells Nene that a local woman will bring kimonos to all the ladies and help them dress if they choose to wear them to dinner. Nene debates wearing the traditional kimono or the traditional man’s Hanes t-shirt tied in a knot to expose a belly roll or two and some very vulgar (in a nice Japanese dining area) ripped up jeans. Eventually, she decides not to wear the kimono.
While Eve is there, someone knocks on the door. Nene receives a gorgeous flower arrangement from Gregg. She reads the card and cries. Eva reads the card and I cry too. The man has a way with words and apologies. We get a long montage of Nene and Gregg scenes. There is a long flashback to Nene and Gregg’s wedding and their vows. Nene needs some time to herself. While Nene cries, Eva quietly leaves.
Later that night, all the ladies pile into the van to go to dinner. Once they enter the van, we see that everyone except for Porsha and Nene are in traditional kimonos. That nigh, the ladies will be having dinner at a geisha house. Probably the same one RHOBH went to. After they eat, the RHOA all do their highs and lows of the year. As usual, Kandi has so many highs she has to be cut off from listing them all. Because it is only an hour show, After that, Porsha goes on and on about how great Dennis is and how he gave her purpose. I hope he is everything she thinks. However, Kandi has something to say to Dennis…
Oh Kandi, don’t burst her bubble. She’s pregnant so she is stuck with him in her life! Aw, Kandi apologizes to Porsha. She says people tried to say bad things about Todd and he turned out to be amazing. As she continues to speak, she gets teary-tied. Then, they hug it out. Damn, this episode is so emotional! I love Kandi. Over on her side of the table, Nene mentions Gregg’s cancer as her low. But. says there is something else that she just can’t talk about. I wonder if Gregg is cheating or was cheating? Or if he drained a bank account or something? It sounds like he did something terrible. I think Nene would call him out on the cheating; however, if Greg her drained a bank account she would never admit she’s in financial distress.
The Party’s Over!
At the end of the episode, they show the Real Houswives of Atlanta mid-season trailer instead of previewing next week. And. it seems the upcoming episodes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta will be a roller-coaster ride! We still have a long way to go! HOWEVER, the scene where Nene attacks a cameraman occurs in her suite in Tokyo! So it looks like that dramatic moment will soon be revealed.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs at 8 p.m. on Sunday nights which doesn’t give a girl much time to get home from family dinner before the recapping begins!