This week’s show begins with yet another apology from Phaedra, this one personally delivered to Kandi’s store along with a cake. Phaedra feels badly that Kandi’s mother Joyce was so offended by Redickulous’ performance at Kandi’s birthday, but like the Seven Wonders of the World, Phaedra thinks everyone should see Redickulous at least once. The one thing Phaedra isn’t apologetic about is NeNe’s quick exit from Kandi’s party. Since NeNe was herself a stripper, Phaedra isn’t buying her precious attitude now.
It looks like Phaedra has also decided to kiss and make-up with Cynthia and Peter, so she and Apollo attend a fashion event at The Atlanta Botanical Garden where Cynthia is trying out the new role of emcee. Practice makes perfect and this is Cynthia’s first gig, so you do the math. Though gorgeous, Cynthia proves that she’s better on the runway than off as she stumbles throughout the presentation. But she shows that her best asset is her poise and doesn’t let it keep her from enjoying herself afterward.
Kandi goes to visit Momma Joyce, hoping to smooth things over after the birthday party brouhaha. We think Joyce was piling it on, and we’re not just talking about the bad wig on her head. Of course a mother deserves respect from her children, but shouldn’t Joyce be more grateful that Kandi always wants to include Joyce in her life? It’s not like it was Joyce’s Mother’s Day Tea the tea bags came out for. It’s a lot of drama from Momma, and it makes us wonder how Joyce will take the news that Kandi’s has an adult toy line in the works. We were surprised to learn that this is information Joyce doesn’t have, but now we sure understand why.
BarOne’s appearance may not matter to the other housewives as much its location, which they keep referring to as “the hood.” Being in close proximity to each of our houses and near some of our favorite places in Southeast Atlanta, we call it the “hood” because it’s short for “neighborhood,” not because it’s the “ghetto.” Phaedra thinks BarOne will be successful because “hood folks have to drink, too.” We think the only flavah the OTP housewives like is V-A-N-I-L-L-A.
Though we applaud Peter for going ahead with the BarOne preview without asking his wife to pony up for a shady investor’s shortfall, we do wish he’d refrained from taking another jab at her family. And it would probably also have been a good idea not to hold the party in mid-July when temps are hot and humid and a malfunctioning air-conditioner is not very hair-friendly. Maybe someone was texting NeNe about the A/C problems as well as Charles Grant’s attendance because NeNe, the event’s official host, was WAY Tardy for the Party. NeNe certainly broke some part of the friendship contract with her late arrival and dissing of most of the VIP party guests, but Cynthia’s either too nice or too enamored to care.
If the Bravo footage is true, it’s pretty clear that Bob Whitfield sucks. We know it. You know it. And since it’s on camera, sadly the kids will know it if they ever see the show. Hopefully, a judge will know it, too. Does Bob Whitfield’s lawyer know? Because next week’s show promo discloses that he might serve Shereé with some action first. Fortunately, Shereé knows a good, sympathetic lawyer. Bob Whitfield, take note that Ms. Parks is on the case and dead-beat dads burn her biscuits. We can only hope that Shereé listens to Phaedra and takes swift action.