Kicking off this week’s episode, Kim visits a choreographer to prepare for performances during her upcoming bus-tour with Kandi. Kim is thinking about her continuing quest for musical stardom, but what IS Kandi thinking? Despite Kim’s claims that she has 16 years of dance experience, she has a hard time with even the simplest moves. Walking and chewing gum is probably difficult for her, too. Ever the narcissist, Kim’s more interested in her reflection and wig to pay much attention to her well-meaning instructor and assistant.
Practicing is overrated? All work and no play always seem to make Kim feel like a dull girl, and she’s quickly over it. Plus, according to Kim, when she gets on stage, she goes into a zone, so she doesn’t really need the help. Less like a zone and more like zoning out, but here is betting her performances keep providing plenty of fodder.
Shereé continues to work on her acting “craft” and decides to accept a small, unpaid role in a local, independent production of Child Support Man and also gets a call from the owner of The People Store who has decided to represent her. She manages to muster up more enthusiasm for these opportunities this week, and is also sure to line up Lawrence to do her hair for her unpaid gig, probably as part of her “preparation”. Delusion seems to be the name of the game this week, with Shereé wanting to show her friends and agent that her presence draws crowds.
Dwight, dressed up like Willy Wonka, goes to Phaedra’s house to meet baby Ayden and catch up with the new mom. Talk quickly moves to the other housewives and Dwight stirs the pot, telling Phaedra about the gossip over her baby’s due date and erroneously attributing some of Kim’s comments to Cynthia. Escandalo! When Cynthia and Phaedra run into each other later in the episode, Phaedra conveniently deflects further questions about her delivery date by accusing Cynthia of making disparaging remarks about her son. Cynthia tells Phaedra to check her sources, but decides not to call Kim out on her remarks … for now. Really all Phaedra’s got to check is the tape. It’s all there, thanks to Bravo.
While at Kim’s house, Cynthia apologizes to NeNe for her lack of contact over the past few weeks and proposes a “friend contract” to NeNe. Like, literally a paper contract. We hadn’t been reminded of them since elementary school either. It involves answers that include, “yes, no and maybe.” And as awkward as it sounds – and is – it’s also really sweet. Cynthia clearly has commitment issues, just ask Peter or any of her other ex-fiancées. So maybe this is a cheeky way of highlighting and moving past them.
On the ok-we-understand side, NeNe is going through a time where her marriage contract has clearly been breached. And Cynthia is finally open enough to enter into a contract of her own with Peter. Both NeNe and Cynthia are experiencing big change, but in different directions. Maybe the 2nd rule of Friendship Contract will help: DO NOT make fun of Friendship Contract.
On Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live after show hosted by Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper brings NeNe a friendship contract of his own. It’s silly … not to mention it’s a breach of the 5th rule of Friendship Contract: only one Friendship Contract at a time. But we’ll let Anderson slide, since it’s a sincere show of his appreciation for NeNe. Cynthia’s contract should be seen as just as complimentary. As in, they’re both her boo.