Tonight we get one more good RHOA recap before Nene Leakes scenes begin next week. The first few episodes of the season will remain very heavy on Porsha’s stoy with Dennis’s cheating. Then we begin all the drama that happened at NYC Gay Pride. This season has a lot of drama ahead.
For some reason my recording decided not to start on time so I missed a couple of minutes before joining the conversation between Cynthia and Kandi who are waiting for Porsha at an outdoor table. It seems Cynthia (and possibly Kandi) are pissed that Kenya told Porsha about the highly scripted scene with Sincerely Ward last week. I mean one of them or Eva had to tell Kenya about it. So… they probably should have told Porsha first rather than leaving her to find out about it at the Barbie Bash.
It’s The Season Of Porsha, But For All The Wrong Reasons
Porsha arrives and talks about how hard it is to go back to Dish Nation and leave baby PJ at home. She is also done with breast feeding after three weeks and the damage to her boobs is alreayd done. Kandi pretends like she had no idea that Sincerely was going to show up at OLG. She says she was out of town when Tasha K’s vlog with all the tea happened. Because apparently other towns don’t have the Internet. Kandi has some great braids in her head. She looks amazing. Porsha says that Dennis is not living with her now. Dennis asked Porsha for the ring back. Porsha said hell know to that.
Eva is clearly going to miss her time at Dish Nation, but she has a whole nuther great job at a Dallas radio station with a better contract than RHOA. Now I know that Eva and her husband just bought their “forever home” in Atlanta and this is where Michael Sterling’s practice is, but I fully expect her to move to Dallas. She says that is not happening and she is going to do remotes from Atlanta (kind of like Ryan Seacrest does for his LA radio station) but I don’t see that happening for five years. Cynthia is kind of a pot stirrer this season. She calls Eva to say that Kenya was hurt that Eva would not bring her kids to her Barbie Bash because she didn’t want them around Kenya. I need Cynthia, Eva and Kenya to be Team Pretty!
Brooklyn is so damn adorable. At this point in filming, Marc was still playing nice with Kenya. Kinda. So we get a sweet face time between Marc and the baby. Marc hate the dogs being around Brooklyn. Kenya says Marc is a know it all when it comes to taking care of a baby. Kenya’s talking head look is PERFECTION.
Noelle Is Still Findng Out Who She is At College
Noelle is struggling at college. She’s having lots of anxiety. She’s apparently left school at this point to move to LA to live with Mike Hill. It seems she has visions of being a star. Le sigh. I do not know why Cynthia agreed to any of this. Moving away to college is always a big shock. But you develop coping skills. Like drinking and promiscuity. Or you know yoga and meditation. I just discovered I made a grammatical error on the title of the blind I just linked to. I really don’t care to much about all the errors I make. But you’d think I could get a five word title right. You’d be wrong.
Apparently, Noelle is pansexual (Cynthia calls it fluid, but that more relates to gender identity as I understand it.). Cynthia said she had no idea that Noelle was exploring her sexuality in that way. Noelle was confused by her realization. She didn’t have a lot of socialization in her high school years. As I recall she was homeschooled quite a bit after being bullied. Cynthia is super supportive.
Marlo Hampton Now Has Three Kids!
Kandi is the first to film with Marlo. That’s interesting. Marlo apparently has three kids to raise. The kids call her Mommy-Aunty. Apparently one of her sisters suffers from severe mental illness and was institutionalized. So she took her two kids and has another of her siblings kids as sort of day care. That’s a lot and you can tell Marlo is struggling.
Marlo’s job on this show, for which she is paid very well, is to facilitate the reintegration of Nene into the group. To a less extent Yovanna will be carrying the bones as well but she is expendable and doesn’t get that many episodes. Marlo’s check is biggest that a few of the full time RHOA. So this is how it begins. Marlo needs allies that aren’t Nene to carry the bones to. That is the point of this scene. Kandi says that Marlo needs to have her back, and others and not just suck Nene’s ass all season.
Shamea comes over with her baby to see Porsha and PJ. PJ is kind of a cranky baby. It seems like she is a bit colicky. Porsha is drinking wine coolers and tells Shamea that she doesn’t even have to pump and dump after them because it is only five percent alcohol. I am sure this will be scandous on social media. But back in the day doctors told nursing mothers to drink a beer a day to help the milk drop. That entire generation came out just fine. Porsha is already back sleeping with Dennis. He six weeks were up and she wanted some. Dennis wants to go to counseling. Porsha isn’t sure she wants to.
Kenya and Cynthia meet up to chat. Kenya has a new rental of some sort she can’t operate. Cynthia can’t parallel park her Land Rover. These two don’t need to be driving sober! LOL. They are out one of those funky shops in Little Five Points. It’s hard to explain if you haven’t been there. I am behind, so let’s move on, shall we?
Kenya starts right off being shady toward Eva. Because, Kenya. Cynthia says she and Eva have gotten over their issues from last season. Kenya is being a bitch about the gift Eva brought to the Barbie Bash. Then she gets verbally aggressive out of nowhere with Cynthia. WITH CYNTHIA BAILEY Y’ALL. Come on Kenya. I need you to keep your shit fully together this season! Girl, you are starting with too much. You are going to need some allies. Why are you down with being friends with Porsha who dragged you and not Cynthia who has always been your friend? Oh yeah, Porsha is the A storyline for at least the first half of the season if not all of it.
Getting Ready For The NYC Pride Float
Cynthia, Eva and Kandi go shopping for Cynthia to get something to wear on the Pride float. Nene is the topic of conversation. Nene left with the entire cast hating her after the last reunion. Cynthia says that Eva is supposed to be her best friend now. I see you Cynthia, riding the fence. Eva is informed that Kenya told Porsha about Sincerely filming at OLG after she left the Barbie Bash. They also tell her that Kenya was feeling some type of way about her not bringing her kids to her event. Eva says she decides where her kids go and she didn’t want them there. End of story. I agree. Eva is also pissed at Porsha still.
More TV Therapy
Porsha decides to go to therapy with Dennis but on the way, she talks to her sister and clearly she has lots of anger issues. She really should have taken her anger management classes more seriously. Lauren’s baby daddy cheated on her too. Her kid talks to her daddy via Ipad. Well now, the therapy session was NOT filmed. That is a good start. The session was super short thought. Only 35 minutes. It didn’t go well. Porsha left sobbing. Lauren comes over to talk to her sister. She says Dennis started the session with tears. He told the counseler something about Porsha “mushing him in his face.” We don’t hear anything about the cheating allegations. Porsha says she just got up and stormed out.
Oh wait there it is. Dennis admitted to cheating on her while she was pregnant. Porsha says that was all she needed to hear. Lauren was also cheated on when she was pregnant. Porsha says somethings are unforgivable. The admission devasted her.
Porsha says she is done. She loved him. But we all know now she is not. Porsha says she can never be with him again. Lauren left. Porsha wants to follow that example.
Next week: Marc comes to Atlanta. Is this the first episode with Tanya Sam? Did she drop to friend this season? Lawd it is so hard to keep up with all these Bravo contracts. Nene goes on a variety of outlets to talk shit about the other RHOA. And then they all are stuck on a gay pride float for hours and hours. That should be fun.
PS If you don’t want to reward Nene Leakes… boycott episode three. You can read the recap here and then wait to watch for a full week. That’s only if you want to send a message.