"Real Housewives Of Atlanta" Recap: Happiness And Joy
The ladies of Atlanta keep the drama coming. It seems Kim is STILL not over the comments made about her in South Africa. Now Cynthia is going to meet with Kim. If you recall Cynthia said she didn’t see Kim in Africa holding black babies.
“I take that as a racist comment period,” explains Kim. Both ladies call their friends for support before the meeting. Kim calls Sheree, and Cynthia calls Nene.
They start the lunch somewhat pleasant. Cynthia doesn’t deny saying it, but apologizes and says she doesn’t think Kim is racist. It is actually impressive that they don’t even have a yelling match or hair pulling. They actually have an adult conversation. They hug it out, and even chat it up about a double date. Hopefully Kim lets this go.
Meanwhile, Nene is with her assistant, Andre. The duo is in Los Angeles for some “big time” meetings. She has meetings with the creators of "Glee" and lots of Hollywood producers. Nene is considering moving to LA. She is an actress with high expectations. “I’m aiming for that Oscar” she says.
Kroy is ready to make Kim his wife! He meets with Kim’s dad and asks for his permission. Say what you want about Kim, but Kroy seems like such a great guy. The dad tries to act tough and asks him a few questions and grills him, but ultimately says yes and he would welcome them into the family.
Kroy is really in love. Kim does seem a lot calmer with him too.
While Kim is in love, Kandi is in lust. Kandi is working on her sex toy line. Essentially the line will be classy and made to appear like different makeup. It looks like a lipstick, but it’s for another part of the body. I won’t go into details but she has a toy that allows you to play music. The toy then vibrates to the beat of the music playing. While Kandi may be single, she is certainly having fun.
Cynthia is back to work on her modeling agency; she is gearing up to have a modeling search. Peter is “setting up” radio interviews for her. Peter is right there to give his savvy business advice. Given Peter’s track record, maybe Cynthia should do this all on her own.
Phaedra is hard at work learning to be a funeral director. This time Phaedra will be making funeral arrangements for a real grieving family. She says I’m sad for them, but she is a little excited for myself. The young woman says it is her dad who passed. Phaedra is all about selling people the finest for the final resting place. Mid-way through the consultation the grieving couple start laughing. It turns out the couple was just staff members testing Phaedra skills. Everyone was pleased with Phaedra’s presentation.
Nene hits up Crustacean in Beverly Hills with Andre. Nene says her meeting with "Glee" went great. While at the bar, Nene sees some of her celeb friends from Atlanta. She runs into Steve Harvey and his wife, Marjorie. Steve gives her advice on living between LA and Atlanta, which he thinks is quite doable. After all, LA is full of wannabe producers. Actress Keisha Knight Pulliam also makes a cameo. She has a place in Los Angeles, but considers Atlanta home. This is all Nene needs to hear to solidify her desire to be an actress but not abandon Atlanta completely.
It’s not an episode of "RHOA" without a party. This affair honors Willy A Watkins. He is the top-notch funeral director Phaedra is training under. All the ladies attend the event to support Phaedra, except Marlo. This black tie affair includes men in top-hats and swords. The vibe is a bit of a downer and Nene even comments, "Am I going to a funeral?” It seems that everyone has something to say about Willy. Kim counts at least 15 speakers. All the ladies get restless with Cynthia complaining that she wasted an outfit and a wig.
Kim and Sheree step outside so Kim can complain about the event, but also so she can show off her engagement ring. The ring is big and beautiful. It is 10 carats. Kim says Kroy had her close her eyes and he was one knee. Will you marry me was spelled out in roses. Can you believe the cameras didn’t capture this moment! Kim asks Sheree to be one of her bridesmaids.
Back inside, Phaedra is finally introduced and shares how happy she is to be partnering with Willy Watkins. “Willy we are going to bury a lot of people and we are going to give them funerals worth dying for,” says Phaedra.
We’ll see what drama the ladies bring to the table next week, which is the season finale.
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