Real Housewives of Atlanta – With NeNe Gone they All get Along by RamonaCoaster
Kenya is swimming in the pool and doesn’t want to leave but Cynthia and Claudia harp on her until she comes out in slow motion. They are leaving the organic farm for Manila. Kenya loves the fruit but she didn’t realize what a lychee was until Cynthia made the connection to the lychee martini. Kenya talks about her future upcoming talk with Phaedra and she wants to move on with her. Cynthia thinks if Phaedra can clear the air with Nene then she can move on with Kenya. Nene didn’t flirt with Apollo though. She flirted with Peter but not Phaedra’s husband. That’s the difference.
They get together in the lobby to leave the organic farm resort and they all look relaxed and happy. Kandi is happy that she is back to normal with Phaedra. That is, until the next time Phaedra needs support and Kandi is MIA.
We see scenes of Manila and they notice the signs are in English so it is easy to follow. Most Filipinos speak English and a lot of designers have factories in the Phillipines so there is some good shopping.
They are shown to their Presidential suite at the Shangri-La in Makati where they share a common living room. Dante (poor man) is introduced as their man servant who will wait on them hand and foot 24 hours a day.
Back in NYC, Nene is going for a costume fitting. This must be exciting for the actor. I can imagine that costumes must be an integral part of an actor’s performance and should help put them in character. They finally squeeze Nene into her stepmother dress which is a Renaissance-type Catherine de’ Medici gown. William, the costume designer, doesn’t look amused when Nene and Gregg starts krumping.
The ladies board a bus to see a volcano. Surprise, surprise! Kandi wants to know where the red light district is. Porsha announces that she needs to twerk. There is a dance face-off on the bus with Demetria and Porsha. Demetria can move what she got and Porsha has a lot more to move. Phaedra thinks she’d rather do something smart than twerk. Phaedra wants to see a restaurant where everyone is small. I’m guessing she means midgets. Cynthia asks if they are Phaedra-small or small-small. Phaedra doesn’t take offense. She is 5 foot and proud of it. They are still marveling at how they are all getting along and the common missing denominator is Nene.
William, the costume designer, asks Nene to twirl in her costume. Nene asks William to use another word. He had no idea what significance the word “twirl” means. That also means who doesn’t watch the show. He uses the word spin instead. Nene puts on the wedding scene dress and she looks like she is glowing. William hopes the fitting process gives her confidence and tells Nene her character is the active verb. Nene gets teary-eyed and feels she has comes far from being a stripper on a stage to an actress on a Broadway stage. She really has come a long way and she has a lot to be proud of but she has trouble staying grounded. On her way to the top, she enjoys looking her nose down at people from her perch. If only she could get over that behavior, I can enjoy watching her on the show.
They all get horses to travel up the volcano. Their legs are longer than the horses and their asses are bigger, too.
Porsha looks like a broke-down Pocahantas in a bikini top and shorts. Cynthia gets on a horse and the horse gets scared of her and freaks out. Kenya’s horse is eating the foliage. When they get to the top, Porsha strikes a pose like she is thinking so Phaedra calls her “Princess of THOTland.” Kenya, Porsha and Kandi hit a golf ball into a crater lake. They sure can handle those balls.
Phaedra learns that one of her guides is a woman whose husband died and left her with her 5 children. Phaedra finds something in common with her and gave her some money and a hug. I’m sure it made Phaedra feel better to do something for another woman whose husband is gone.
It is time for the ladies to freshen up and go shopping. They smell the sweetest smelling fruit, durian. Actually durian smells like a garbage truck that has been left out in the sun for a while but it tastes really sweet and refreshing. It’s the one food that Andrew Zimmern, the Bizarre Foods guy, doesn’t like. At least, he’s tried it and so have the ladies. They look at other penis shaped vegetables and touch some crustaceans. Kenya meets a transvestite and starts twirling with him. He probably thought she was a transvestite too. Thus ends their trip to the market.
Phaedra is preparing for her meeting with Kenya so she calls up the exorcist we saw in a previous episode. The exorcist, Apostle Thaddeus, is giving her some advice such as “don’t get into any confrontations.” I’ve read some other blogs have posted that he had a shady past such as selling drugs around the church.
While Kenya and Phaedra meet, the rest of the ladies are having a pajama party. They call the butler, Dante, to order off the hotel menu and beg some massages from him. Claudia gets a massage and Porsha wonders why Claudia is making everything sound sexual. Then Porsha tells them to not use all Dante’s juice up and that Dante could make good money rubbing women who are thirsty in Atlanta. Now look who’s sounding carnal.
In NYC, Nene buys some pay per pound food. They pass by a gentleman’s club and Nene tells the make-up artist friend walking with her that she has given that up. She is on Broadway now.
Kenya and Phaedra finally meet. Kenya says she will listen first and not interrupt. Phaedra begins by saying she was initially hurt and angry. When they first met, they were on their way to being friends. Kenya says Phaedra’s behavior isn’t showing that she is over it and Kenya feels offended at being called a whore. Phaedra does apologize. Kenya tells her what she has been saying about Apollo is the truth. She never saw him in Los Angeles and never propositioned him. Phaedra said she had to go with her husband and she can’t change how she acted. Phaedra promises to never call her a whore. Kenya wants to believe her but she isn’t sure Phaedra believes it. Phaedra says she hasn’t called her a whore this year. She called her Satan, but not whore. That’s funny. Kenya hopes Phaedra will be okay. Phaedra invites her to church on Sunday but Kenya says no and wants to pray right then. They pray for forgiveness and healing. They hug and hopefully their peace summit lasts.
The ladies are desperate to know what is going on so Porsha and Kandi do some pretty accurate interpretations of Phaedra and Kenya. Porsha acts hurt and offended like Kenya. Kandi acts above it all like Phaedra. Porsha interrupts and Kandi calls her a whore and walks away. End scene.
They start doing the drinking game “Never have I ever.” Kandi is the first and says “Never have I ever had a girl on girl experience.” Kandi, Claudia and Porsha drink. They asked Demetria and Cynthia if they ever had girl experience. Demetria has never stuck her toe in the lady pond. Cynthia has dipped her toe with another female model and they all yell at her for not drinking. She probably didn’t understand the rules. You’re supposed to drink if you’ve done it. They did the same game at Paley Fest with the Outlander cast, author and producer. Shout out to any Outlander fans! If you haven’t seen it, just letting you know you’re missing out on seeing one of the best bare asses on a man. Sam Heughan’s not just fine, but foin!
Phaedra and Kenya comes in and sit on the same couch together. Kandi wants to know how the conversation went and Phaedra sasses her. Kandi will be surprised to find out Phaedra apologized to Kenya. Cynthia says they “did the work,” borrowing a term from Dr. Jeff. They are all happy and celebrate the rest of the night in their pajamas.
The ladies went out to a club where they twerked and drank the night away. The next day Claudia has a hangover. Porsha thinks they did a good job setting everything up. They have their end of the trip dinner and are still marveling at how they all are getting along and having a good time. Claudia asks if anyone has spoken to Nene. Porsha says she did and thinks if Nene was there she would have fallen in line. Kandi thinks if Nene were here, she would have hung out with Phaedra, there would be no resolution and instead be a lot of negativity. Then they all take a group picture showing off their booties.