This week’s episode opens with another version of Kandi Coated Nights and everyone but Kandi puts on their best, prudish performance. Kandi asks the visiting housewives what their “freak number” is, as in, on a scale from 1 to 10 how freaky they are behind closed doors. Shereé gives herself the top honor, with a self-proclaimed 9 to 9.5. Kim merits a 7 (watch the episode to see why), Cynthia a 6, and NeNe a 3. Well, ladies we’re calling it like we see it. Everyone is lying to their advantage – just like with weight and age.
This week we see Cynthia and Peter beginning to plan their wedding. Local Tony Conway of Legendary Events meets Cynthia’s friend, celebrity stylist Kithe Brewster who, although he has impressive credentials, seems like a legendary jackhole. We hope for some delicious upcoming drama between these two as wedding planning continues. And wouldn’t these fellas have been a better audience for the “stylings” of Mr. Luscious, rather than the ladies present for the Kandi Coated Nights after show?
After all of the sex talk, Kim takes 13-year old Brielle to the jewelry story where she buys Brielle a $3,000 abstinence ring – apparently they have abstinence ring sections in jewelry stores OTP. It doesn’t take a lot of deep thought to figure out who will pay the bill on that purchase. Seriously, it’s hard to choke down the “sincerity” of buying an abstinence ring for your young daughter with money you get from your married “boyfriend.” We’re guessing this ring didn’t mean a thing either. How long is this kind of dichotomy going to be lost on the girls? Is it? Does it matter? Still, Kim has talked a lot about passing her “values” on to her children. We think it’s time to declare moral bankruptcy and start over with the little Falcon to come. We agree with NeNe when she reminds us that with children, you have to lead by example.
After a week of recovery in the hospital, Phaedra returns home from Augusta with her newly named son, Ayden Adonis Nida. What should one buy a little baby God named Adonis? A mirror perhaps, or would Phaedra keep that for herself? Guess we should call Phaedra’s assistant for the gift list. Phaedra wonders how she can possibly be chained to a baby and keep up with her shopping and spa schedule. You can’t, and you shouldn’t. You had a b-a-b-y; it’s no longer supposed to be all about you.
This week, NeNe meets with a divorce lawyer to discuss her options for possibly divorcing Gregg and decides that she does want to move forward by filing. Not long after, Gregg Leakes pulls a David Arquette and goes on an Internet radio show to discuss his side of things. Word quickly spreads among the housewives about Gregg’s claims to have “invested” $300K to promote NeNe during her first Real Housewives season, so she would “jump out” on screen. And now, he wants his money back.
Channel 11 DID provide NeNe with a transcript of Gregg’s conversation with Large FM, and NeNe wastes no time confronting Gregg about what he said. An otherwise now-reticent Gregg says that he thought he was venting to a friend after a fight with NeNe and probably exaggerated things a bit. Gregg should know by now that anything you say publicly is probably going to come right back to haunt you, especially given the, uh, blogosphere these days. And NeNe’s right, with children involved, it’s important to think before you speak in public. Things can change a lot over three seasons and not always for the better.