First things first, Nene is back with a hardcore Georgia swagger. I was mixed about her return, when she shines, there is no housewife like her anywhere. When the light fades she can turn very dark and bring an episode to its knees and while I’m happy to see her, its still a wait and see. Last night Nene was vintage Nene and from the high quality commercials on last night. Nene deserves every stack of cash Bravo pays her. All the other housewives in the city’s will just have to hate her!
Atlanta has been suffering of late, the drama was drawn out and last years Kandi, Porsha, Phaedra storyline went on for much too long. New York is the currently the best franchise, the housewives are older and the issues end after a few episodes and with the drama, the show has humor. In the ratings New Jersey is second only to Atlanta and like Atlanta the storylines lumbered on . This season the ladies are older and this year New Jersey is much improved. Atlanta’s “OG’s , Nene who is now 49, Kim and Sheree may stabilize Atlanta. I’m encouraged after last nights episode.
Season ten opened with the crowds at the OLG restaurant. Kandi ,Todd’s baby is a hit! The downside of success is Kandi feels, she isn’t spending enough time with her children and she’ll see even less of the kids when she goes on tour with Xscape.
The season is on. We see Cynthia Bailey in full makeup in an expensive kaftan blowing leaves at her home on Lake Bailey. She is preparing for her 50th birthday party (she admits her birthday was a few months back) at this party attendees will come dressed as her.
Next scene we see Mrs Leakes, arriving in her Black Rolls Royce, Bitches! (Warning: I will be saying Bitches a lot!) She walks in with air kisses and its now down to business. She want’s to get down with Kenya business. Is da gurl married or is he the latest rent a man? Nene struggles with Cynthia, who is happy! happy! happy! for Kenya. Her happiness for Kenya trouble’s Nene as Cynthia doesn’t anything about her close friend husband, including his name. For now its baby? In addition to not knowing his name, Cynthia doesn’t know how long Kenya has known her man. Answers a besty would have right ? But she is happy, happy, happy, for Kenya. Kenya doesnt know Nene is going to lunch with them.
Kenya arrives, in her white convertible Bentley. She walks in, and Nene is like bitch sit down lets get this interrogation going and tell me EVERYTHANG about your Husband! Kenya is all smiles but not giving up shit! His name is baby, They’re looking for a house together because Moore Manor has ghosts . ( I think we know his name and he breaks windows!) Nene goes in for round two and gets nothing.
BeWeave it or Dont!
Porsha has a podcast giving out marital advice with her sister and cousin!
One thing is clear this episode, Phaedra Parks is gone but is still very much a part of this episode. Porsha is the outsider for now and possibly other episodes. She says Sheree is the ONLY housewife who has reached out to her. Meanwhile, Phaedra has texted her and seems to want her friend back. Porsha isn’t feeling it and her sister and cousin are shooting looks that say, leave that bitch ALONE!
Porsha gives us one.
Some one wants to know if they should introduce their man to the family. The women is in her twenties and her man is 49, three years older than her dad. First, Porsha says an old man cant make a baby. The ladies correct her, and tell her a man in his eighties can father a child. Porsha, our 265 days a year, THE QUEEN OF ALL KNOWLEDGE WHEN IT COMES TO THE UNDERGROUND RAILROADS SAY’S “Does that mean they would have old looking kids.” ?
Nene has a boutique in Atlanta call Swagg. She does a few seconds of promotion and Sheree walks in. The reunion is great, these two run hot and cold. We get a quick montage of their fights. Nene senses Sheree may be seeing someone. Sheree is not giving it up and in her confessional she made it VERY clear Nene would be the LAST person she would tell. They talk about Phaedra and Porsha and while Sheree is giving Porsha a break, Nene says Porsha isn’t so innocent She says Porsha is running around talking about her. Nene thinks the root of the problem was some advice she gave Porsha on the reunion a few years back. Sheree says, Nene is surrounded with yes people. People who agree with her and she doesn’t like people who disagree with her.
Later we see Sheree with Porsha shopping at a wig shop for Cynthia’s Party. The two talk about the status of Porsha and NeNe? Porsha is pissed, she says NeNe said she should be fired on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happen’s Live. As for the advice, Porsha said NeNe could have done that privately.
The Phantom Groom
In her Bentley, Kenya calls her dad. He is being questioned about Kenya’s posts on the internet. Kenya’s dad is very outspoken and she did not want her dad to say anything to upset her future husband. He tells her he just wants her to be cautious.
Noelle, loves her former step dad and asks Cynthia did she invite him to the party.? Its clearly uncomfortable and she calls him. He tells her he cant make it and you can tell it made her sad. Its her first birthday without him .
50 Shades of Cynthia (The Party)
Most of the attendees were in various shades of Cynthia. There was a little Bravo cross pollination with Toya and Quad from Bravos’s Married to Medicine. However, Cynthia’s good friend Nene was awashed in white. She wasn’t trying to look like her good friend.
Sheree and Porsha arrive late. Porsha, hugs Kandi and someone of the other women, but ignores Nene. Kandi isn’t cool with the hug and say’s she cant be phony and leaves the area. Meanwhile, Sheree wants Nene and Porsha to fix whatevahs wrong in housewives style at someone party.
Before I go on, this probably the only fail of the night. The confrontation between Porsha and Nene at the party looked staged. Nene’s hubby is sitting behind the ladies as they go at it. The camera focused he reactions of compete strangers Ok Bravo, what’s that all about?
Nene want to know whats going on. Porsha, said that Nene said on WWHL that she wanted her fired. How can you want your friend fired right? Nene said, I never used the words fired! Before the fight escalates, Nene walks away. On twitter, a lot of people was surprised!
Fans know, a vintage Nene would have gone off on Porsha, and she would end until Porsha left. She would get in a verbal sparring match with anyone at anytime, taking no prisoners! What we saw last night was a mature Nene.
Nene, is entertaining, and I’m liking the mature Nene. Time will tell .
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(I wanted to say Bitches-but I’ll wait)