I love this show! An action packed night of fun with the Atlanta ladies. Well not a lot of fun for NeNe, let’s start with NeNe. I never thought that I would feel sorry for her, she seem like she’s such a strong woman but watching her just five minutes into her new job and finding that horrible recording that her husband made was tragic!
We first see NeNe meeting with a family law attorney and she apparently does go through with filing for a divorce. She explains that she has told Gregg that she filed and that it exploded into a massive argument resulting in the couple not speaking to each other. Gregg may not be speaking to his wife, but he is speaking!
Gregg Leakes claims that he thought he was just chatting with a friend and getting all of his problems off his chest. This man speaks more in those few minutes on that recording, than he has spoken in the entire Atlanta series. It was inevitable that NeNe would hear about this cruel DJ who recorded and then posted the conversation on his internet radio show but could the timing have been any worse?
Imagine your first day of work at a new job and for NeNe this was the first real job she’s ever had in her life. Bravo’s cameras are there to catch the excitement as NeNe settles in at her new desk, and her own face appears on screen with a scandal of her husband’s creation. To add insult to injury, as she tries to hold it together, the kind and compassionate news anchor tells NeNe that this is the type of thing that will get you fired. You have to avoid negative press at all costs. NeNe didn’t know that this existed yet is being told she could lose her new dream job on the first day.
I really felt horrible for NeNe, no one deserves to have this happen to her. Gregg not only dished on his wife but added that she owes him $30,000 for the money that he’s spent on her over the years to make her famous. What? When NeNe confronts Greg he is back to his typical quiet reserved self, he suddenly didn’t have a whole lot to say anymore but he had no problem dishing the dirt to some radio DJ?
Later in the show NeNe visits Kim at her home and is very attentive and supportive of Kim’s daughters as they greet her with hugs and Brielle shows off her new promise ring. After the girls are off to bed, NeNe tries to have a serious conversation with Kim about her marriage and the problems that she is having with Gregg but as usual, Kim turns it into a conversation about herself and her relationship with Big Poppa, same old nonsense, nothing new here for Kim to discuss. NeNe is forced to listen as Kim rehashes the same concerns over Big Poppa and his failure to get a divorce when it is NeNe who could use a friend to listen rather than flap her gums all night. Typical Kim Zolciak, the most selfish woman on the planet.
Sheree heard the Gregg Leakes recording and was gossiping about it with her hair stylist and up and coming singer, Lawrence. Sheree is properly disgusted but moves on with her kick-boxing work out as she and her trainer try to teach Lawrence a bit about the sport. Sheree tweeted during the show that Lawrence never returned to the gym after that day, no surprise there.
Sheree finally had it out with the “doctor” Tye. The couple met at an outdoor café to discuss their relationship as Sheree outlines her concerns about trust, honesty, and this man’s odd behavior. She questions his “doctor” credentials and he’s got nothing so he questions her “woman” credentials? He pulls out a piece of paper from his pocket claiming it is his college transcripts but refuses to show it to Sheree in the end. Dr Tye is going to have trouble finding a woman after his appearance on this show. That’s the end of that absurd relationship!
Kim’s parents host a dinner party for Kim and her daughters along with Kandi and Kandi’s mom Joyce. Kim and Kandi dish on the NeNe and Gregg situation while Kim lets Kandi hear the recording of Gregg spewing hatred on his own wife and the ladies are properly disgusted. Kandi’s never been a fan of NeNe’s but even Kandi realizes that Gregg was completely out of line.
During dinner the subject of Kim’s song came up and Kandi just happen to have a recording of the song sung by Kandi and now Kim loves the song. Well hello? Of course she loves it if Kandi is doing the singing, we all do! It isn’t the song, music, or lyrics that are causing the problem, its Kim’s voice!
Kim’s oldest daughter Brielle is escorted to Kim’s jewelry store by Mama Kim as she commits to being celibate until she’s 18 years old and will be rewarded for this decision with the purchase of a promise ring. I would hope that this would be an easy decision for a 13-year old but it would be naÃ¯ve to think that kids of this age don’t begin to become sexually active, and Kim seems to know that Brielle’s friends are not all necessarily “good girls”. With Kim Zolciak as your mother, I would think a chastity belt may be more effective than a $3,000 diamond ring, but that’s just me.
Cynthia is now engaged and has begun the wedding planning. Her best friend and stylist is brought in to make all of the choices but don’t be surprised if there are mistakes made because this guy is barely understandable. He’s like that low talker from Seinfeld, he talks quietly and mumbles even creating the need for subtitles. Cynthia explains that this guy has her complete confidence and she will take his advice regardless of how strange it may sound. The colors of silver and chocolate are chosen seemingly because the stylist has seen these colors as the trend in New York. Cynthia’s entourage join her as she goes through tasting menu’s for her reception and after what seems like a quick and easy process the meal has been chosen.
Phaedra and Apollo are bringing their baby home. After a full week in the hospital due to some high blood pressure issues, mommy and baby are released. For a full-term completely normal pregnancy and cesarean section delivery a full week in the hospital is a bit long but it seems the service was so great and being waited on hand and foot is fun for Phaedra so why not?
Phaedra explains that prior to giving birth she had the freedom to do whatever she wanted, shopping and coming and going as she pleased, but now she is “chained to this baby”. She is also apparently the first mother ever who has been given instructions not to lift her baby. I’m no expert and I’ve never had a C-section but I know many who have, typically the walking instructions from the hospital will tell you not to lift anything heavier than your baby.
Not only is Phaedra unable to pick up her child but she’s apparently also unable to walk up stairs as we watch Apollo carry the new mommy up to the nursery, then he brings their new son up to join his mommy. We learn that the child’s name is Ayden Adonis, we learn that Apollo is a bit unsteady keeping the baby’s head held properly and that Phaedra is going to make her baby vomit the way she violently rocks him while he’s breast feeding.
Phaedra explains in her talking head interview sporting bright neon yellow eye shadow that her baby is “fly” as they cut to the most ugly crocheted craft show outfit I’ve ever seen. I don’t care who designed and made this outfit, that was just cruel to dress a baby in that atrocity.
I don’t know about any of you, but I just don’t get that warm fuzzy feeling with Phaedra and her baby, I hope that she truly does bond with the child, he is beyond adorable!
Finally we can’t recap the show without discussing the first scenes of Kandi recording her internet show, Kandi Koated Nights. Kandi invited the other housewives to join her on the show and Kim, Sheree, Cynthia and NeNe are all on the couch as Kandi brings up the subject of sex and wants to know everyone’s “freak number”. Some people are comfortable talking about sex and really getting into the details of their bedroom activities, other people are not so comfortable.
Kandi Koated Nights is not for the prude’s of the world, she gets into specifics and different activities that many are not comfortable with. NeNe is visibly uncomfortable and doesn’t want to talk about any of it, Kim explains that while she would cut Big Poppa’s peepee off if he ever tried to pee on her but beyond that what happens in her bedroom is off limits to discussion. Sheree is a tad more open and cops to having a 9 Â½ freak number and Cynthia tries to get into the conversation but doesn’t seem to want to reveal a whole lot either.
This is clearly the wrong group of guests to have on Kandi Koated Nights particularly when they invite a male stripper to take it all off. Sheree is singled out to get up and dance but she fights until he finally allows her to sit back down. The other ladies are properly aghast at the entertainment for the evening and hopefully this will be the last time Kandi invites this group onto her show.
Kandi explains that she has moved her recording of Kandi Koated Nights from her studio at home to her clothing boutique, Tags to give them more room but mostly to promote her store. I really like Kandi but her self-promotion has now gone well beyond any of the other housewives. Every tweet now is about her new CD that is being released in a few weeks and it is getting really old. I understand the need to self-promote but there should be a happy medium and Kandi should really do a better job of relating to fans and responding to some tweets first before her constant barrage of tweets asking people to buy her music.
Speaking of tweets and Kandi Burress, I want to thank my Twitter friend, @ksmckenzie for the screen shots of a whole lot of Twitter activity that went on after Kandi mentioned that she would “do” Usher on Watch What Happens Live. Kandi added that she knows Usher and when I watched it, I really thought she named him just to let us all know that she’s a personal friend of his, not that she would really want to date this man but Usher’s ex was not happy, here’s those tweets. (Thank you again @ksmckenzie, don’t forget to follow her on Twitter)
The previews for next week show Kim visiting her vocal coach from season one, it looks like another epic failure as you can only teach someone to sing to a point, there has to be some talent there and make no mistake, Kim has none!
Until Next Time…