The race begins today where it left off last week at a Malaysian floating village. Dave and Conner are first to leave and yep, I was right, 579th time of hearing about their harrowing experience of having to depart at the 4th leg of their race. Lets see if we can go for 580 sometime during this episode. The Cowboys leave at around the same time. I have to get to Brenchel.. HE says, according to her, that if they win the race, SHE can have a baby so they can start a family. I’m assuming they are talking about being able to afford a family. Doesn’t this guy have a PhD? He can’t find a real job so he can afford to knock up his wife? Is Rachel REALLY that stupid or is this all for show? Don’t answer that..
Teams have to get to Prince Philip Park and find the long house for their next clue. That clue is a roadblock “Who has spring in their step”. I guess inside this longhouse, here is a trampoline of sorts that is made out of bamboo. One from each team has to use this trampoline to jump up and get a flag that is hanging above them to get their next clue. The bulk of the springing action is provided by the locals bouncing on top of this thing, helping it to become an actual trampoline. Sort of. The flag they have to get is adjusted for height. All manage it pretty well but first we have to wait for another Rachel Riley strip tease. I guess she’s wearing pantyhose and she keeps slipping and falling. Really VHnone? This had to be part of the show? At least we didn’t have to look at her blurred out crotch this time. The other women manage to be properly dressed for this stuff, why not Rachel? Jessica from surfer team, managed to blister her foot to the point where it bled so she had to stop for a hot second to have it looked after. There were no other guffaws during this particular task.
The next clue tells them to jump on an airplane and fly to the capital of Malaysia.. Kuala Lumpur. There are 3 flights going, so of course it’s a race to the airport. Each flight is sceduled 90 minutes behind so the latest flight is scheduled 3 hours later than the first. Cowboys, Animals, and Dave/Conner get on that first flight. The second flight is delayed so for all intents and purposes, it becomes even with the 3rd flight. Guess what kids, it really doesn’t matter because of what awaits them. Once in the capital city, they have to go to the twin towers to find their next clue..
Another interesting little tidbit we learn along the way, Margie and her son, he told her in a text message he had some shocking news for her. She responded, You’re Gay? He was shocked, and I’m certain that we all really give a shit. Anyway, the next cluebox is nearby and it contains a detour. “Mixmaster or Master Mix”.. They are going to a place called the ‘sky bar’, 33rd floor of one of these towers I guess. Traders Hotel. Mixmaster is for the teams to become club DJs. They have to learn to scratch. That’s that annoying noise that is part of hiphop type club music that is done with a turntable on top of music playing… They have to first learn how. Go to a learning area to be taught. When they think they are ready, they try in front of a loud crowd, to scratch out 7 rhythms, each. If one fails, they have to go to the back of whatever line has formed (I guess this is something the locals also do) and wait to try again. Master Mix, they have to perfectly pour a pyramid of drinks, two different colors, without mixing the colors. This is a bartender’s trick that is done to impress the drunks. Let’s be honest here. The Animals were the only ones who started with this one and then switched to the other task. Globetrotters and Country also did the record scratch thingy.. All 3 teams managed to get through that one. Everyone else was pouring drinks and this is also where everyone on the later flights caught up with those on the first flight. Cowboys and Dave/Conner actually managed the drink task pretty quick. By quick I mean before anyone else could finish. All of these tasks actually took a few hours to complete.
The Drink task is also where Luke threw his stack of glasses on the floor and stormed off into the little girl’s room to have his hissy fit. Margie scolded him for that and eventually they too got it done. Not before offering to take a penalty, if Brenchel agreed to take one too. By now, they are the two last place teams. I don’t know what good that would have done anyone except to pull Luke out of this situation but, both actually finished the task, with Margie finally completing the pour, Before Brenchel.
Briefly at the finish line.. Cowboys won a trip to London, which they looked thrilled about. Dave and Conner took second, and we got their harrowing experience from last time for the 581st time.. Let’s see if we can make it 600 next week. I don’t care who came in 3rd 4th or 5th, it doesn’t matter that much. Margie and Luke took 6th place, leaving Brenchel dead last. Yay!!!….. Non elimination round. Remember I said earlier that long time watchers can kind of predict the ending? Didn’t know who but yes, I saw this non elim coming. Next time, Rachel may have to keep her clothes on as she and Brennnnnnnnnnnndannnnnnn have to do a speed bump. See you next week.
I’m kind of bored this season. I like a good rivalry on this show and no one is giving it to me. Like last time Brenchel was on, Everyone hated Rachel but she kept kicking all their asses so they were looking at hers at the finish line. They didn’t win but, it was fun to watch. I am not asking for HoWives type bullshit drama, just give me a good rivalry so I can cheer for someone to win. Believe it or remember it or not but last time for Brenchel, I was actually cheering for them. Speaking of HoWives though, let’s see what Ramonacoaster has to say about the Atlanta version…
Real Housewives Of Atlanta – S6E18 by Ramonacoaster
(What the fuck is Phaedra wearing in that picture? Is that part of her southern belle look? – MTH)
The housewives are still in the beautiful Mexican Riviera. Kenya joins Miss Lawrence for breakfast and she is only having a fruit plate and had worked out already. Kenya remarks she “doesn’t want to look like Phaedra” by the end of the trip and still needs to look after her figure. Miss Lawrence must be pinching himself. He is on a housewife trip and he is witnessing all the drama firsthand. They talk about the dinner what was said about Porsha’s marriage. Kenya states that Porsha finally revealed the truth about being Kordell’s beard. Kenya thinks Kordell wanted Porsha to be the stay at home trophy wife but she ended up not being a trophy. Miss Lawrence agrees it was just a certificate. Kenya states she brought these girls to open up more to get to know one another better and she is tired of people lying. Kenya then switches the conversation to Apollo. Kenya thinks Apollo lied about Kenya hitting on him. Miss Lawrence thinks Apollo said those things in order to save face in front of his lawyer wife. Kenya decides to have a one-one conversation with Apollo.
The girls plan a trip to “the caves.” In the car, Kenya, after having conversed with Todd during dinner, realized that he spoke very sensibly and that he might be a winner. Kandi is a lucky woman. Kandi and Todd have not started making plans for the wedding because of the problems with her family, namely Mama Joyce. Peter interjects that Todd will become frustrated with the situation if they wait too long. Todd doesn’t think they should just step back and hope the problem fixes itself. He suggests going to counseling with Kandi and her mom. Kandi doesn’t seem convinced that counseling will work with her mom and was less than enthusiastic with Todd’s high five.
Rodrigo the tour guide meets them and tells them Aktun Chen means sinkhole. I looked up Aktun Chen and the Mexican tourist board says it means “well inside a cave” in the Mayan language. That sounds better than sinkhole. As they walk to the sinkhole, the monkey on a wire is distracting them from spotting the large snake that is slithering nearby on the ground. All of a sudden you hear women screaming and some manly shouts of panic. The snake looked like he had dinner already but it did not stop Porsha from panicking and crying. Don’t worry, it looks full. The lawyer wanted to make a pair of Louboutins with a matching clutch out of the snake. So they enter the cave and as they were admiring the stalagmites, they spot a nest of bats which freak them out but not as much as the snake. Kenya wants to swim in the spring in the cave. Once Kenya goes into the spring no one else wants to go in. Apollo wanted to go. He had his floaties on and ready to go but he was waiting for the okay from his wife. They all recall the last trip when Apollo threw Kenya into the pool which offended the lawyer. The cave started to look like the playboy mansion grotto. The lawyer eventually decided to go in with Apollo and everyone else decided to take a dip too. Everyone was happy they had that experience of swimming in a cave pool.
The ladies meet at Nene’s suite because Kenya wanted to go see a shaman at Naay Spa to pray for fertility. Kenya wanted women that would support her so the lawyer and Porsha took a dip in the pool. Kandi saw a fortuneteller in Africa who predicted she would meet a man in Africa which turned out to be Todd. She is wondering what a shaman would could do. Possibly predict a healthy son? Kenya is crying as she shared her issues. Cynthia and Nene were worried that they might get pregnant. Now why did the shaman pass over Miss Lawrence? He may not want to but he’s capable. Then they all go to a smoke cave to breathe in some smoke, chant stuff and Kenya held a statue. Then they all started listening to Kenya’s story that she was 35 when she realized that she wanted to have a child. She had been in a relationship with a man who was not ready. They all appreciated Kenya’s openness without the twirling and her over the top behavior. It seemed the conversation brought them closer and they were able to understand and empathize with Kenya a little more.
The general manager greets the men and they sit down to sample some cigars in what looks like the lobby bar. Peter brings up the conversation in the car about the situation between Todd, Kandi and Mama Joyce. Todd has never been in that kind of situation before. I would imagine there are many mothers that would approve of Todd for their daughter. Todd had invited Mama Joyce to lunch to discuss their problem but she never called him back. Peter advised Todd to tell Mama that he would add to the situation, not subtract. Kenya and Miss Lawrence arrive to buy the guys a round of tequila shots and try some cigars. Kenya proceeds to dip the cigar into some cognac to suck it out of the cigar. Peter corrected her and said it was pulling. Of course there was a joke about who would be the expertise on sucking and pulling. They all down some tequila. Kenya looks very comfortable hanging with the guys. Miss Lawrence? Not so much. When Kenya wants to order another round of drinks, they all don’t want anymore and when Kenya asks Apollo to help her pick out a tequila from the bar they all think this is a set up. Todd goes with Apollo and Kenya to pick up the drinks. Peter thought Apollo was crazy to walk 10 ft to the bar to pick up drinks considering what happened in the past. I don’t get it. The bar is within view of everyone. Apollo whispers to Todd “Lord knows what she might do.” Kenya and Apollo sit down after Todd decides to walk away so they can talk. They are all within view of Peter, Todd & Miss Lawrence.
Kenya brings up that she had never said anything negative against Apollo and wants to know why Apollo told everyone about some fictitious meeting with her in Los Angeles. What was he trying to hide and why did he bring her into it? Apollo tells her he could have slept with her if he wanted to. I don’t think that is the issue here. He said she took a jab and he jabbed back. I think Apollo has got an imaginary d-ck that thinks he can stick it in Kenya but I don’t think that is the case in the real world. Kandi and the lawyer then walk into the bar. Peter & Todd are excited to watch the stuff that is about to go down. The lawyer wants to know why her husband is talking to Kenya and goes to sit down with them. Apollo has an “oh sh-t” look on his face. Until next time.
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