Welcome back friends.. Last week we listened to the 60yo man complain about being uturned by Brenchel and apologize for uturning the animals. We also said goodbye to the globetrotters, the only fun team on this show of retreads. I really hate alliances on these shows, of any kind so guess what, Brenchel has created the ‘accidental alliance’ of Depends, Blondes, and Geranimals by uturning Depends.
Let me clarify that a little or at least as I see it. Geranimals would he happy to be final 3 with Blondes and the Depends team because they believe they can beat them. The Cowboys know there is only one $1m check and it only goes to one team, not an alliance so they don’t really give a shit what the others do as long as they don’t do it to them. Brenchel doesn’t care either and expect the others to hate on them. Depends Dave says that Brenchel made a ‘poor choice’ in uturning them ’cause now, all the other teams hate them. Welcome to the club Dave and get the fu*k over yourself. You ain’t that special. The Blondes lament about someone turning Depends.. They’re so sweet and helpful and all. Except for the fact they have everyone else running their race, to a point, I really believe these are two of the dumbest most annoying women on the planet. Besides, Conner has great hair. I think I’m going to puke.
Teams have to take a train over the Swiss Alps to Chiasso Switzerland and once there they have to find Wilhelm Tell to get their next clue. Getting to the train is their own responsibility and all make the same train except the cowboys.
This is one of those catch up parts of the leg where only the biggest screw up isn’t with the rest of the group. Ole Wilhelm Tell doesn’t show up until the next morning to meet the huge crowd of people there at sunrise. Once he gets there all 5 teams get their next clue which takes them to The Chapel Bridge, the oldest bridge in Europe for their next clue..Brenchel misses the bridge and now has a little catching up to do.
That clue takes them to a hotel that has had a group of rock stars who have trashed 5 rooms that the teams are to put back into order, dressed in staff uniforms. They have to do so to the approval of Helga, the hotel staff manager before they can get their next clue. They do have a sample romm (148) to follow and it must match exactly. Rachel was a maid for 4 years so this should be an easy peasy breeze for her. All teams make the same mistake, except Brenchel who makes a different mistake, and that is properly displaying the toilet paper by folding the end to give the guests the impression that it’s a fresh roll (I take my own when I go to hotels).
Once Helga approves and gives them their clue, their next destination is the Swiss Museum of Transport Where they have to identify this object in order to move on.. It’s a drill bit used to drill tunnels and this particular one was used on the longest tunnel in Europe. The Cowboys saw this exact same one on a documentary so they knew exactly what it was. Dave has something to do with Mine Engineering so he too knew what it was. They tell the other two teams in their ‘alliance’ and Brenchel asks one of the locals because they aren’t part of the cool kid’s club..
Teams are next, shown a group of classic Ford Mustangs, for which they must pick one and using an equation on their clue, calculate the model year. Any car person would know the model year of these cars but I guess there aren’t any of those in this crowd.
The way they have to calculate the model year is by subtracting the distance of one city, from another city. Those distances can be found on the road signs that make up the building at the museum. The side they are looking at just has route direction info, the distances they need are on the other side. I don’t remember who figured it out first, don’t really care. I’m smelling the stench of something I really dislike on this race program here.. Bottom line, they all get it and their next clue is in the car they chose to guess the model year of. It’s a roadblock and they have to do some more driving (not the mustangs though).. Of course the blondes couldn’t get through this entire museum task without help.
The next clue tells them to go to Oberrickenbach and look for the milk tanker for their next clue. Cowboys get there first followed by Depends, and then some other teams show up. The clue at the tanker is a roadblock. It tells them they have to deliver some milk. One from each, has to select a dog and a cart and deliver two empty milk cans and bring back two full ones and give them to the waiting guy. This is to be done via one of 2 gondolas up the mountain. The dogs don’t go on the gondolas. Whoever is doing the task has to carry the cans themselves, the dogs are only used to pull the delivery carts. Conner wants us to believe he’s doing the RB because he doesn’t want his frail old father doing it. In reality, all teams must split the roadblocks between them so each does he same number. Cort, Brendon, Jamal, and Caroline also do the task. They all get through it fine except at the beginning, Caroline fell on her ass (Heheheee 😆 ). Once they finish, they get their next clue which will take us to the pit stop.
The pit stop is at Mt Titlis. At the Top. I think we have been to this location before in another season., It involves more driving which is usually the great equalizer in this show because anything can happen, but it doesn’t. Once there they have to take TWO Gondolas to get to the top and meet up with Phil.
At the top, on the mat, Depends gets there first and they win a pair of 2015 Ford Mustangs. (In show time it’s the 50th anniversary of the Mustang and we can’t miss the chance for add placement. The Cowboys finish next, without any help from anyone, Brenchel squeaks into 4th place and the Blondes are dead ass last (where they belong).. Want to know why I am pissed? Non elimination round. Second one for these two useful as wet rocks women. They didn’t deserve a second chance last time either. Hopefully, the speedbump will help knock them out next time. Til then, Peace – MTH
Real Housewives of Atlanta S06 Reunion Pt 2
Andy makes an announcement that Porsha “is not prepared to continue with this discussion” and went home. I thought Andy sent her home. He then says they do not condone or excuse physical violence. Then he asks what happened and turns to Kenya. Kenya says they were “talking,” Porsha got up and she lost control. Kenya is forgetting a few details which Nene kindly reminds her. Kenya waved a scepter at her and talked through a bullhorn in her face. Nene feels Kenya’s actions were a violation and that Kenya was not innocent. Kenya feels people who sit on this couch should be able to control themselves and if they can’t then don’t sit on the couch. Kenya feels she is the best at fighting with words. The lawyer looks doubtful.
Andy brings up the issue of violating someone’s physical space. Kandi had a big problem with someone (Cynthia) being in her physical space. Kandi doesn’t feel that you can predict where an argument is going to go so she considers someone in her physical space a threat. Kenya then starts lecturing in terms of the law; it is not the correct response to elevate the situation. I thought the lawyer was going to insinuate herself in this but either they cut it out or she kept her mouth shut. Andy then asks Cynthia since she was seated next to Kenya if she felt potentially threatened herself or towards Porsha. Cynthia doesn’t feel that anyone should physically attack someone regardless of any uncomfortable feelings being on the couch. Kenya feels that her props were brought for fun. Nene thinks those props waving around in someone’s face are not fun. I remember she thought Kenya’s fan was funny last reunion. Hey if you could bring props to a reunion show, your castmate can take them away too. How many of you would just take the props away from Kenya and sit on them until the reunion ends? Or ask an assistant to put them in the dumpster outside? Should Bravo make everyone go through a metal detector or frisk people before they come in to film a show? Nene wants to make it clear that it is a violation to wave anything in her face. Andy wonders if Kenya understands how people can feel threatened by it. Kenya deflects by saying Porsha’s problems go deep. Kandi asks if she didn’t bring her props, would Porsha have attacked her? Kenya thinks if Porsha crosses the line (and attacks her) she is capable of anything. Kandi laughs. Kenya talks about her history growing up in Detroit and having to fight all her life. Nene looks like she is falling asleep listening to Kenya’s speech about representing their race & sex, how they should stand together and that violence is wrong. The lawyer feels Porsha was provoked.
Kenya then brings up Nene making a phone call to her about the lawyer before the reunion last year. Nene wakes up and says she recalls a phone call from Kenya to herself about the lawyer. Kenya talks about Nene not liking the lawyer and how they need to go after her during the reunion. Kenya is trying to divide and conquer. Nene thinks Kenya is playing dirty and she can’t win. Nene and the lawyer has squashed their problems. Nene says goodbye to Kenya and tells her to not make her call Porsha. Kenya tells Nene not to make her call Marlo.
Andy wants to move on with a discussion between Nene and the lawyer’s relationship. They show flashbacks of their relationship this season. Andy asks a viewer question to Kandi and the lawyer about exposing Chuck’s small package and calling him a bad guy. Kandi never called Chuck a bad guy but they wanted to clear up that they weren’t with him for the sex because there was not much to offer in that department but they dated him because he was a nice guy at the time. The lawyer didn’t understand why Chuck via his wife was trying to malign Kandi and her. His event in Athens was what brought her there with Nene. It had nothing to do with the past with Chuck since they are both happily married today. Nene did call the lawyer to apologize about the “head doctor” comment. She had assumed it meant “dick surgeon.” The lawyer explains that she was considered smart by her peers. Kenya brings up that the “head doctor” comment was in court documents. The lawyer calls her Miss America. The lawyer then sasses off that Kenya can’t be a housewife because she can’t get a husband. Kenya then sasses back that if she wanted a husband she wouldn’t have to look too far because someone’s husband strays. The lawyer then says if he strays he doesn’t stray with you, barren woman. The barren woman comment is an insult but not straying with her may not be an insult.
Andy announced “head doctor” and “dick surgeon” was trending on Twitter when that episode aired. Kandi was surprised at Nene and the lawyer’s friendship. Nene keeps reiterating that they squashed their issues.
Now comes Mama Joyce’s turn on the couch and more “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” lyrics spoken. Mama Joyce has lost 40 lbs due to stress but the weight loss makes her look good. She does a twirl in her fuschia gown. She thinks she should have met Todd years ago so she could have lost weight then. She is waiting for her Atlanta peach to become a Real Housewife. Andy asked her if she had any regrets watching the show and she responded with Kandi’s wedding happening in two weeks. Kandi corrected her, it’s in a week. I guess she regrets not being able to stop that. She said she never set up Todd to do something bad. Kandi says she will listen and get giddy over any negative gossip she hears about Todd. Mama said she never had any problems with people on Twitter and Facebook until someone said she wanted to set Todd up. Mama complained she wasn’t allowed to wear a black dress to the wedding. I would love to see her dressed up as a widow. That’d be funny.
Andy reads a viewer response from a 71 yr old viewer who doesn’t respect Mama Joyce and she doesn’t want to call her Mama. Mama Joyce feels she is too old to call her mama. Andy asks if she ever dragged some hefer through the streets. She said it’s been a long time but she can still wrap up a good wig. When Andy says they are antiviolent, Mama says she doesn’t support violence. A viewer asks when Kandi gets serious why does Mama flip. Mama wants to know how a viewer knows that and to call her. Nene laughs hysterically. Andy wants to know what she has against Todd. Mama says Todd did nothing wrong and she would push him on Kenya and Cynthia. Todd’s parents called her a bitch and apparently Kandi had to hold her down. Mama claims she raised her daughter to be a millionaire and she doesn’t want her dating hundrednaires. Apparently Mama helped Kandi by getting up at two in the morning to makes sure Kandi had a bed. I guess she had a night job. Because of her sacrifice she doesn’t have to work anymore, has money in the bank and a house completely paid off. Andy says the viewers think Mama gets her money from Kandi and she’s trying to protect it. Mama had to read Cynthia because she assumed Kandi gave her mama money. Kandi butts in to say she does give her extra money because Mama opened a credit card in Kandi’s name and she needed to pay it back. Mama also does some gambling and has an addiction to HSN. Mama says she wasn’t spending Kandi’s money. Kandi doesn’t feel she has to explain giving her mama money. Mama says she was willing to do what Nene did on the pole to support her kids. She didn’t but she would have. The lawyer feels you sacrifice everything when you are a mother. Mama is more concerned about Riley than Kandi’s money. Mama didn’t feel the musical was a depiction of their lives. The only thing the musical got right was that she loves Kandi. I think Kandi giving her Mama money is fine but mama has some spending problems that she needs to take care of or else Riley will have less of an inheritance.
Viewers don’t feel Kandi stands up to her mom. Kandi says she will tell her mom she will do what she wants and her mother has her own opinions. Nene doesn’t know their situation so she doesn’t talk about it. Mama is going to show up to Kandi’s wedding. Maybe not with a big smile on her face but she will be there.
There was cute scene where Andy calls up Aiden and speaks to him. Both Aiden and Andy sound excited to be chatting with each other.
Cynthia and Nene were good friends at one time but their friendship contract was not upheld. Part of the problem was Peter’s big mouth. A viewer can’t understand why Cynthia let Nene disrespect Peter. Cynthia feels she has been extremely loyal but she feels Nene doesn’t respect her. Cynthia and Nene have not talked for 3 weeks. Nene says they squashed their problems but Cynthia has people buzzing in her ear. Cynthia feels she can’t tell Nene that she is wrong. Nene says she has a right to feel what she feels and she has been a good friend to Cynthia. I think Cynthia expects Nene to react in a way that she would and she is upset that Nene doesn’t. Nene is who she is. Cynthia starts crying when explains her feelings. Nene thinks no one gives a sh*t and Andy reminds her she is on a show and they do give a sh*t. Kandi feels she comes off as a selfish friend. Nene says they can talk in private and their relationship has nothing to do with the other ladies. Kenya feels her response shows no respect toward Cynthia. Andy points out that Nene has had fall outs with Kim, Sheree and Marlo and is she prepared to have a fall out with Cynthia too? Nene doesn’t respond. Cynthia doesn’t like what Nene says on her blog about her. What few blogs Nene has written it was mostly about Marlo and Kenya and she mentioned Cynthia when they had a disagreement over parenting styles. She may have written some blogs about Cynthia on her website. Cynthia was actually pointing out Nene’s faults in many blogs. They disagree that husbands should get involved in the housewives.
Andy wants them to work it out. Kenya feels that if you can’t get along with Cynthia you cannot get along with anyone. Nene says Cynthia is not an angel. Cynthia said she never said she was an angel. Both Nene and Cynthia say the friendship may not go back to what it was. Cynthia misses Nene more than Nene misses Cynthia. Let’s face it, Nene only wants a lap dog friend who gives her a 100% loyalty but doesn’t expect to return it. Maybe it is a good thing that Cynthia realizes it.