Real Housewives of Atlanta Episode 18 “Housewife Interrupted” by RamonaCoaster
Nene thinks it is “Attack Nene Day” so she wanted out of the therapy session and walked out of the building with Dr. Jeff close on her heels. Kandi thinks if Nene wants everyone to clear the air she has to stay. Cynthia thinks it is pointless to get everyone together and not stay. Nene thinks Dr. Jeff should have not let the ladies pile up on Nene and she thinks he has taken sides. If someone is not on Nene’s side, they are the enemy. Porsha is defending Nene. Kandi thinks if she told everyone to leave Nene alone, she would still be there. While the ladies are talking about Nene, Nene is threatening to revoke the therapist’s license and while she is getting into the car she is closing the door on the therapist. Ha ha! (I can imagine him whispering to Nene, “Please come back, I don’t want to be alone with these women. For f*ck’s sakes, this was your idea!”).
Now the therapist goes back to the ladies and asks them why they think she left. Kenya says she does not have the tools to communicate effectively. Claudia says she doesn’t think everyone wants to fight each other. Porsha thinks everything is poppycock. She thinks if the ladies don’t let go of past issues, there will always be problems because they have an agenda. That makes sense. Wow! Porsha makes sense. Their agenda is to stay on the show so they need to stir up the drama. Dr. Jeff asks them what has happened in their lives to shape their perceptions. They all have talked about being bullied in the past. If you ask a room full of people to raise their hands if they have been bullied I’m sure the majority would raise their hands. Of course, the degree to which someone has been bullied varies.
Dr. Jeff says if they can’t understand what baggage they bring, they don’t have power over it. Porsha says that’s what happened with her and Kenya. Kenya brings up when Porsha mistakenly called her Miss America instead of Miss USA. Big deal! Porsha did apologize. Dr. Jeff points out it is the pissing contest that keeps escalating. There is a flashback of Kenya calling Porsha a dumb ho through a megaphone and Porsha physically attacking her in a gold evening gown. Porsha says she was not proud of her actions and wanted to move forward. Porsha points out when Claudia says she slept with a married African man and Kenya backed her up. Kenya calls her a revisionist historian. Kandi asks why they brought it up. Claudia says she was called a whore by Nene and Porsha was laughing. Probably not the most mature thing to bring up the rich African guy. Porsha appreciates that Claudia is apologizing to her. Kenya apologizes to Porsha. Porsha nods her head. Cynthia thinks the session got better when Nene left.
Now the therapist brings up Phaedra. Porsha brings up the disconnect with Phaedra and Kandi. Kandi says if she doesn’t have an issue with Phaedra, the only issue is with Phaedra. The therapist doesn’t know if Kandi has reached out to Phaedra. Kandi told him she did and will in the future. He asks how they reach out to Nene. Nene is too fabulous for that. They have a group hug. They make a video that Kandi is taping and she doesn’t understand why she’s doing it because she knows Nene will think it’s bs and it is to kiss her ass. She thinks they should be admonishing her instead so history doesn’t repeat itself.
“Cinderella!” Nene is screaming. She is rehearsing her lines as the evil stepmother and there are many of them. She talks to Gregg about the ill-fated counseling session, at least ill-fated for her. The counseling session didn’t go her way so she walked out. Gregg agrees that everyone has their own perception. Nene wants to give it up. I believe it when Nene says she doesn’t apologize easily. She thinks people should accept her apology when it is given.
Kandi, Todd, Cynthia and Peter meet someplace to play pool. They rehash the counseling session and how Nene got into it with the therapist. Peter couldn’t believe she set it up and she walked out. Kandi was the one who set Nene off and made her walk out. Kandi talks about her supposed deep rooted issues with Phaedra. She couldn’t believe even the doctor knew about it.
Sarah Jakes, a daughter of Bishop TD Jakes, comes to visit Phaedra in her home. Sarah, despite being a famous bishop’s daughter, has had a baby at 14 yrs old, married an NFL player and divorced 4 yrs later. Phaedra feels connected to her because of what she has experienced. Phaedra tells her that Apollo would say things to hurt her, she felt every day was madness, she promised to support him through the criminal trial and now she has peace since he went to prison. Phaedra tells her the only friend who she turned to was Nene and she felt it was best to be stoic. Sarah thinks it’s not good because her norm is to become numb.
It is 3 weeks until filming begins for Kenya’s show. In the midst of the chaos, Cynthia pops in. She is there for a table read. I guess Cynthia made the cut and so did Cynthia’s ex, Leon. Apparently he is a model/ actor. They laugh when some of the lines are acted.
Claudia is skyping with Dr. Jeff. I wonder if Nene will accuse her of losing her clit to Dr. Jeff and the reason why there was an “Attack Nene Day.” Claudia wants to continue her counseling session with Dr. Jeff. She feels her relationship with Porsha feels better. Claudia wants to be a role model for the ladies. Good luck with that! He suggests going away on a trip somewhere. Oh he is definitely in cahoots with production. Cue the upcoming trip to the Phillipines.
Claudia shows everyone her hickey when Kenya asks about her latest date. Cynthia doesn’t know what teabagging is. Seriously Cynthia? Didn’t you watch Sex and the City? Claudia gives her an example and sits on her head. She has no balls so she needs to mime them. Cynthia screams and doesn’t get it.
Kenya and Cynthia are shopping in Kandi’s clothing store. They talk about Porsha and Claudia going out and getting along. There is a scene with Claudia and Porsha having lunch and talking about planning the upcoming trip. Kenya introduces the upcoming trip to Kandi. Kandi didn’t know that Manila is in the Phillipines. It’s an 18 hour trip and it’s really hot there. I’ve been there twice. Kandi hasn’t been communicating with Phaedra.
Phaedra is meeting with a lawyer who is a friend and colleague. Phaedra explains that Apollo has talked about divorce, and she wants her professional opinion. Phaedra has an airtight prenuptial agreement, Phaedra will walk away with her finances intact, and the only thing is the children. Phaedra complains about the time off from work to take the kids to prison for visits. Phaedra doesn’t want her kids to be around the prison element. Phaedra tells her when Apollo began to change and he was out partying. The lawyer asks the question that most people are asking “Why did you marry him knowing he was in a prison for 5 yrs?” Phaedra said she thought he was a changed man and she knew he loved her. She thinks Apollo was conning her the whole time and he left a trail of madness that she has to clean up. I don’t think playing the victim works for her. She seems too smart to be taken in by an ex-convict.