Real Housewives of Atlanta – Manila Time – by RamonaCoaster
The ladies meet at the airport to fly to Manila, Phillipines. Porsha has five pieces of luggage filled with jewelry, makeup, clothes, weaves and wigs. Phaedra is sitting in the limo in front of the departure area until it’s time to check-in. Won’t airport security ask her limo to move anyway? Nene got out of going on the trip by getting a note from her doctor’s. Sitting on a long flight could exacerbate her blood clotting problems. Ugh, 21 hours on a flight. I’d be screaming get me off the plane! Actually I have screamed get me off the plane once. The guy sitting next to me had really bad body odor.
Nene is meeting with the creative director to go over lines. Nene wants to use an accent. She wants to let Nene out every now and then. Just don’t let the alter ego NayNay out. The director nixes that idea because he wants to maintain the fairytale mystique and contemporary urban speak has no room there. The director to make sure she is ready for rehearsals mentioned Nene’s name will be on the marquee.
The ladies arrive in the Philippines and they go straight for McDonald’s where Kenya flirts with a Filipino dude. Seriously, why go to an American fast food place when you’re in another country? They arrive at a resort farm where everything is organic and spiritual. Claudia awards the largest bedroom to Phaedra for all the things she is going through. She is kissing some donkey booty. Kenya, Cynthia, Claudia and Demetria discuss how great it is that Nene isn’t there. Porsha tells Phaedra how the counseling session went and how they are able to enjoy the vacation now since they resolved some issues. Phaedra says the ladies would argue during the second coming of the Christ child and Phaedra would lay down her prayer cloth and just pray. Phaedra is excited to get a coffee enema to give her booty a wakeup call. The sun is coming up and the ladies need to get some sleep from their long flight.
Claudia invited Phaedra for lunch to chat and put her at ease. Claudia discusses her divorce with Phaedra. Apparently her ex wasn’t over his ex. His family didn’t want her to throw in the towel. She fell into depression and did all the wrong things. Claudia asks Phaedra about her situation and Phaedra flat out tells her she is not going to talk about that. I almost feel like it is going to end up in a fight but Phaedra explains that she is really private and she just wants to get through it. She tells her Nene and Porsha have been supportive. Phaedra says her children have been through a lot and she starts getting teary-eyed. Claudia points out that Phaedra hasn’t mentioned Kandi. Phaedra says true friendship happens when you’re down and not just when everything is good. Both ladies reflect on their conversation and how they are getting along once their guard is down. Claudia thinks she will be a catalyst for change.
Kenya is on the phone to Brandon while running on the treadmill. Brandon is running things while Kenya is away.
Phaedra and Kandi are getting massages so that they can have a conversation. Kandi wants to know what Phaedra is saying to everyone else to make everyone say they have problems. When Phaedra gets phone calls from Nene and Porsha, they ask if she has spoken to Kandi. Kandi says she has been dealing with stuff. Phaedra says they just have to communicate more. Phaedra is willing to accept that she is going to be disappointed in her expectations from her friends but she is able to put it to the side. Kandi thinks if Phaedra can forgive Nene, she can make peace with Kenya and Cynthia. Phaedra says no. Kandi gave her best shot.
Gregg is making Nene close her eyes when she crosses a NYC street. You really shouldn’t do that. Too many potholes to step into and cabs jumping the curb, you need to watch out. He uncovers her eyes to see her name in lights on the marquee. It’s not a surprise when you know.
The ladies meet to do yoga. Kandi has never done yoga before. This will be interesting. Kandi is having trouble stretching and looks like she is about to topple over. Cynthia thinks that if she is such a sex freak, she should be more flexible. Kandi is in corpse pose when she fell asleep and started snoring.
Claudia tells Cynthia, Kenya and Demetria about her conversation with Phaedra. Claudia tells them Phaedra cried and they can’t believe it. Claudia then says she would love Phaedra to apologize to them. Ain’t happening! I think Cynthia needs to apologize about Mr. Chocolate. I think the ladies should just let go of their animosity without asking for any apologies. Things have happened from both sides so everyone has something to apologize for. It is a vegan dinner but somehow Kandi smuggled in some fried chicken. Cynthia and Porsha are having fun together. Cynthia says Porsha is fun once she gets off her leash. Sweetie, you used to wear the same collar.
Once dinner starts Claudia holds court trying to be the peacemaker, Cynthia apologizes to Phaedra for meddling in her personal life. Claudia then asks for Phaedra’s response. They snicker because Claudia is being the mediator. Porsha doesn’t want to be reprimanded if she gets out of line. Kenya thinks Porsha is looking for a problem. They all start yelling when Claudia taps on the glass until it breaks, not like Lisa Rinna breaking the glass. Phaedra doesn’t want to say anything to Cynthia. Kenya knows what it is like to have Phaedra shut you down. Phaedra believes what she wants to believe about Kenya and can’t find resolution with her. Kenya wants to have a private conversation to settle their problems. Phaedra acquiesces and everyone cheers. Cynthia is so excited she almost smashed her glass against Porsha’s glass. Now everyone shows their booties to each other. ______________________________________________________