Good morning everyone.. Mondays have become my day to post a blog. However, I haven’t seen The Amazing Race yet but do know who was eliminated. I’ll post that blog on Thursday along with Survivor. For today’s offering, RHOA as seen by our Ramonacoaster..
One more day, Veena.. Have a Fantastic trip !
We start with Cynthia and Nene shopping for a two piece to wear on their group trip to Mexico. Cynthia is happy to be shopping for a slimmer, fibroid free physique. This is the first time they are seeing each other since the Bailey Bowl and the big blowup with Marlo. Cynthia mentions Kenya and Nene shuts down that conversation. She doesn’t care to speak of her of that K-girl. Cynthia brings up the Bailey Bowl and Nene starts acting all innocent and shuts down the conversation about Marlo. Nene states she was nothing but a good friend to Marlo and she will never speak to the person who has turned on her. I guess Nene seeing Marlo interact with Kenya equals turning on her.
Kenya then goes to visit Marlo at Marlo’s townhouse for cocktails and conversation. Kenya asks how Marlo is feeling and Marlo states she feels awful. They discuss what happened at the Bailey Bowl and how Nene was not receptive to Marlo and Marlo got upset. Kenya feels that even if your closest friend upsets you, you should at least treat them with respect. Marlo tells Kenya about being on the phone with Nene and Cynthia where Nene told Marlo she cannot be her friend and Kenya’s friend too. Marlo didn’t want to be one of Nene’s soldiers. Kenya and Marlo feel the reason for Nene’s behavior is because she lost her job on the New Normal. She was a lot happier person last season because she had a job as a series regular on a major network. Kenya tells Marlo that she did nothing wrong. Marlo has never seen this side of Nene before.
The lawyer and Apollo are watching Aidan clean the pool. His vocabulary is expanding and he also likes cleaning the French doors. I love when kids enjoy cleaning. They talk about the Bailey Bowl and the blow up between Marlo and Nene. As the lawyer is describing the melee, she treats the audience to a new word “hoodlicious” which means when “one just goes straight for the jugular, like they are ready to embalm you.” The lawyer is not so crazy about the trip to Mexico since Kenya is planning it. The lawyer says she would “rather Porsha take her black history final exams” than go on this trip but go she will. She recalls when Apollo grabbed Kenya to throw her in the pool which is why she is leaving him at home and taking Dwight instead. The lawyer pretty much doesn’t trust Apollo and Kenya together especially when there is booze involved. I am not sure if I have seen Dwight hang out with Miss Lawrence. This should be fun.
Peter and Kordell, Porsha’s ex, are hanging out at K’s house so that K could tell his side of the divorce story. Kordell describes himself as a single dad. Peter asks what happened with him and Porsha’s marriage. Kordell says Porsha’s family came in packs of 6 to 12 at one time and took over his household. Hey, you marry someone, you also marry their family. Kordell felt disrespected when he found his mother-in-law eating pepperoni pizza in his master bedroom on his cream chairs (gasps and clutches the pearls). When he put his foot down about her family, Porsha would flee to her family’s house 5 to 10 days at a time. Porsha tells somewhat of a same story but from a different perspective that Kordell was controlling. Kordell thinks her family was trying to takeover. Peter can relate, especially when his sister- in law Mal could stay at weeks at a time at their house anytime she feels like it. Kordells states that Porsha asks that Kordell file for divorce 3 months before and Porsha should have been expecting it. The divorce is not finalized because the finances are not settled and there was no prenuptial. Kordell says Porsha is not entitled to anything because her name is not on anything. She also forgot to pay taxes on a condo so she lost it. It demonstrates financial incompetence. I’m not sure how divorce works in Georgia but K mentions separate property so he feels his finances are safe. I feel since they have been married 22 months and they produced no children together, you leave with what you came with.
Kenya has arrived in Mexico with Miss Lawrence and they are greeted by the hotel hospitality staff with some bubblies and wet towels. When one of the staff calls Lawrence a sir, Kenya laughs because no one should call Lawrence a mister or a sir. It is Miss Lawrence to you (two snaps). They are shown to a house and to the El Presidente (insert brisk salute) suite with a private pool and private entrance to the beach. Kenya jokes that they could have amazing sex. Sorry Kenya, if you wanted to get laid, you brought the wrong guy. Same thing happened with last year’s trip to Anguilla. Kenya is showing Lawrence pics of herself to put in the other women’s room. Lawrence thinks she is stirring up trouble. Exactly how I don’t know. Lawrence thinks they will use her pic as dartboard practice. Kenya starts dressing up Lawrence in Mexican attire with a moustache and he humored her.
Nene and Cynthia meet at the airport. Nene thinks the lawyer concocted a plan to forget her passport so that she can come late and call them later to see how everything in Mexico was going. Porsha and Kandi arrive and Kandi makes a point to say that she is the only woman who has not had a big battle with Kenya. Don’t speak to soon Kandi.
They are riding in the limo to the hotel and Peter brings up his conversation with Kordell to Porsha. Porsha is incredulous with Peter’s turnaround. She reinforces that she didn’t like how Kordell treated her and where their relationship went. Cynthia is more interested in enjoying their vacation. They all get treated to a Mariachi band at the resort with Kenya twirling around in a bikini and a poncho. Kenya wants to know where the lawyer and Apollo are before they toast and she laughs when she hears that the lawyer forgot her passport. When Lawrence appears, Porsha wonders where Kenya’s fabulous African prince is.
Kenya wants to extend a handshake of peace by giving Nene El Presidente (insert brisk salute) suite #2. The rest get shown to their rooms and they are pretty happy with it. Kandi calls the lawyer and she finds out that Apollo will not be going on the trip.
Cynthia stopped by Porsha’s room to talk. She first jokes that Kordell is going to meet her on the trip so she wouldn’t feel alone and at first Porsha’s brain couldn’t figure out it was a joke until Cynthia let out a sly smile and Porsha tried to strangle her. They laughed and went out to the pool to talk about Peter’s conversation with Kordell. Porsha didn’t realize that Cynthia never told her until Peter brought it up. Porsha knows that Kordell is doing some mudslinging. Wasn’t she slinging mud too?
They meet for dinner and Kandi starts talking about the musical and how much work she needs to do. Kenya scrambled the seating arrangement to cause some drama. Lawrence says it is a swingers dinner. The lawyer decided to allow Apollo (I’m sure after much whining) on the trip and arrived. Gregg asks Porsha if she did everything she could possibly do to give the marriage another chance. Porsha just wants to enjoy her vacation. Nobody notices and keeps talking and asking questions. Porsha starts talking and she leaks that they had financial problems which is a new piece of information. Peter tells her that Kordell liked his relationship with Porsha but not everything that came along with it. Porsha then brings up that his celebrity was tainted and she had a plan to help erase his tainted image. Kenya asks what she means by tainted image where Porsha responds by not wanting things to get messy. Then Kenya asks if Porsha was Kordell’s beard. Porsha says that was not what she was saying and that there was no reason to try to hurt Kordell. I don’t think Porsha is communicating what she wants to say correctly. She is not being specific enough and everyone else is just filling in the blanks. Gregg understood what Porsha was trying to say and defended her. Kenya then cuts Gregg off to talk about how fun the vacation is and Porsha thinks she cut him off so that the conversation would be edited to make her look stupid. Until next episode.
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