Then,Before we get started on tonight’s RHOA recap that is full of awkward situations, I need to update you in real time about Marc Daly and Kenya Moore. First of all, tonight’s events at Marc Daly’s charity event occurred in September,just a few days before Marc and Kenya both posted about their separation. They seemed to be closer since that announcement. And two days ago, in real time, Marc issued an apology ahead of tonight’s episode. The problem is, the apology was issued to THE CHARITY for embarrassing them. Not a single word about his humiliating treatment of Kenya. Kenya responded by removing Marc’s last name from her Instagram. Curiously, the word ‘wife’ still comes first in her description. Let’s see just how bad this gets.
Let The Games Begin!
We begin at Eva’s baby shower. Cynthia is hosting it at one of Eva’s friend’s houses. Nene makes snide comments in her talking head about never being invited to Eva’s house. She knows damn well why that is. She is on the move trying to avoid her psycho sperm donor. Then ,Nene talks about how Marc called Kenya, “Ken” and insisted they invite Nene and Gregg to the charity event even though Kenya did not want Nene there. Eva is thirty-eight weeks pregnant and could pop at any moment.
Before Kenya arrives, Nene tells all the girls that she sent Kenya a text after the death of a couple of people made her realize life is short. Kenya did not respond to the text. Nene is probably blocked. Kenya arrives and no one is overly thrilled to see her.
The first baby shower game is to see who can suck down a baby bottle full of mimosas the fastest. Tanya sucks like crazy. But, Shamea wins in a controversial call despite Porsha claiming Shamea poked a hole in the nipple. In an effort to keep the drama away from Eva, Kandi takes Eva and Kenya outside to broker a truce that would get Tanya and her husband to attend Marc’s event. Kenya wants her to attend but Tanya is not really feeling it. Paul is not happy about the accusations Kenya made about the cookie lady. Kenya is still being a bitch to Tanya while asking her for a favor. She continues to trash Tanya in her confessional. Fun Fact: Tanya Sam is well connected in Atlanta and she and her husband work with many charitable organizations.
A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Kandi Burruss is ready to move on from the RHOA. She has been sticking around for the money. But like Bethenny Frankel, I am hearing Kandi is ready to give up her extremely large RHOA check in order to devote more time to her acting career. Tonight we see her preparing for a tryout in a role on The Chi. It’s for a “masculine”gay female and it includes a nude scene. Kandi i shocked that her posse thinks she gives off masculine vibes often. The baby is due in two months and she would be filming in Chicago at that time. Spoiler Alert! She gets the part of Roselyn Perry and filmed in Chicago for a multi-episode arc for season three airing this year. Todd supported Kandi in this pursuit.
Kenya and Cynthia get together to chat. Cynthia talks about Mike and how they have issues communicating. In particular, Mike shuts down during arguments. Kenya says she is having the same issue with Marc. She says that during an argument it is either an all out blow up fight, or Marc withdraws. Kenya says she deals with the issues through avoidance. She says she doesn’t know all of his triggers. Kenya usually has no idea why Marc Daly is upset. Kenya says that during the three years of their relationship, she can only recall Marc apologizing one time. Cynthia says that Mike is a good man. Kenya brings up Mike’s serial cheating in the past. Then, Kenya seems to suspect Marc is cheating.
Kenya Has Enemies From All Sides
While packing to go to NYC on a quick trip, Nene calls Wendy Williams. Nene says she doesn’t want to go to Greece with Kenya. She thinks she is going to get into it with Kenya on the trip. Wendy advises Nene to let Kenya bury herself because eventually, true colors will show. She tells Nene to give the girls friendship and love.
On the day of the charity event, Kenya presents Marc with his outfit for the evening. He is his usually snarky self. Kenya tells us in a talking head that she doesn’t mind doing all the things she does for Marc. However, she never feels appreciated, instead he seems to feel entitled to her time and effort. Kenya chose two tie options. On that compliments her dress that she likes and a second option. He choose option two. He seems like he tries to be an asshole. Then he wants to put people from the charity into the housewives tables. He doesn’t understand that there are only eight seats at the table. Kenya goes to get dressed, closes the door and whispers, “asshole.” It’s true.
Black Man’s Lab Event
In reality, Marc Daly has nothing to do with this local group of black men. This group was started pretty much at the time this event happened. It was begun by two Atlanta businessmen who meet with young black men every other Monday to discuss issues specific to black men in the US. It’s basically a big brother type program. Mike asks Eva’s husband to speak at the event without warning.
Tanya arrives with Porsha and Dennis. She never brought the event up to Paul. It seems Tanya does not have a seat at any table. So, she sits by Porsha in Shamea’s seat. Then Kenya informs her that she has already given away Shamea’s seat since she and her husband are not coming. By dinner time, the seats were still empty.
People In Your Life Who Care About You
Marlo arrives very late looking stunning as usual with her two young nephews in suits and Hermès belts. Marc is still giving his speech when she arrives. Then Mike Hill is called up. He acknowledges the women in the room who also worked on the night’s event. Marc never once mentioned his wife. As Kandi and Todd walk in, Marlo and her boys leave. Apparently they were placed at a table in the back and not with the other RHOA. Cynthia and Porsha chase after Marlo who is conveniently in the lobby. Eva also goes out. Eventually, Marlo and the boys are seated at a table adjoining the rest of the RHOA.
Mike Sterling’s speech was extremely powerful. He talks about being in foster care and being adopted by his parents. He is a thrilling speaker and Marlo’s nephews are totally engaged. His speech ends with the words “People in your life who care about you.” The camera shows a closeup of Kenya. /sad.
Every Body Knows That!
Next up to speak is Gregg Leakes. He barely made it in time because Nene had a flight back from NYC that was cutting things close. Marc glad hands around the room. It is clear that Marlo and the boys were placed in the back of the room by Kenya. Kenya is pissed at Marc and is taking it out on anyone and everyone else. She chews Kandi’s ear off talking about Marlo and Nene. Both of whom showed up for her event. Marc says he loves that Marlo brought two future black men with her to the event. A concept that seems lost on Marc. Dennis and Todd each pledged a $5000 donation.
Then, we get unexpected footage. So, this footage was shot from across the room and it is hard to tell whether this was a reporter or as the text on the screen says “a co-host” of the event or something. Anyway, Marc was asked if he was enjoying being married. He responded, “No, I hate it. Everybody knows that.” Then, we see audio of Marc cussing at production that they have five minute to get their cameras out of the event. Then he says, “They are never going to see me again after this event!”
Next week: The fallout from Marc’s public announcement of divorce. Then, it is off to Greece. And Nene and Marlo plan to come hard for Kenya the entire trip. Because, no mercy.