Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: ‘The Final Curtain Call’ [Episode 22]

Posted on Apr 14 2014 - 10:32am by Staff Writer

 

RHOA-RECAP

The finale episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta kicks off with Kandi at home rehearsing for “A Mother’s Love,” her musical production. Opening night is two days away and Kandi wants to desperately make a good impression for Mama Joyce, her toughest critic. It’s her first production working with Todd and she’s jittery the musical executes flawlessly. Tickets sales are not good and Kandi is nervous Mama Joyce will be her usual ‘Madea-Goes-To-Jail’ gun totting self. Todd expresses the continued disconnect with Mama Joyce even after their one-on-one talk. The couple discuss the elephant in the room, the pre-nup. Kandi tells Todd that, as far as she knows, her lawyer draws up the paper work and he signs it so why all the hesitation on his part. She mentions Phaedra and Apollo as well as Cynthia and Peter all have pre-nups and what she came into the marriage with she wants to leave with. One thing Kandi is not and that’s foolish with her coins!

In a heart-warming scene, Kenya says goodbye to her beloved dog, Velvet. Cynthia, Aunt Lori and Kenya turn out for Velvet’s touching memorial ceremony. For all you pet lovers out there you understand how heart breaking it is to lose a pet. My heart breaks for Kenya. Cynthia starts the ceremony with a short prayer. Then aunt Lori delivers Velvet’s eulogy and Kenya breaks down. She starts wailing in tears uncontrollably. To make the moment more dramatic, Bravo plays a montage of Velvet’s finest moments. RIP Velvet!

Phaedra is finally realizing her dream of becoming a mortician. She’s finish her schooling and is ready to start a new career in stealing dead people’s identities the funeral home business. A dead man tells no tales! Apollo is happy to have his wife back home again. Knowing what we know now, I can’t help but think, why would he want her around when he was busy committing fraud.

Nene returns from a business trip and tells Gregg she is not feeling well. She complains of an odd pain from her right breast back around to her chest. Gregg thinks it might be gas but Nene just wants to go rest.

Porsha’s mama and sister visit her to celebrate Porsha’s newfound freedom to whore around (the streets are talking) date. Porsha claims she decided to walk away from the marriage with nothing. Now while Porsha may not be the brightest bulb in the pack, I find it very hard to believe she didn’t try to take Kordell to the cleaners. After all, money is the reason she married Kordell (allegedly) in the first place. According to Porsha, she married him to help him change his gay “image.”

Now onto the best part of last night’s episode. A star is born! It’s debut night of Kandi’s musical, “A Mother’s Love” and the queen of all musicals, Tyler Perry is in the house! Both Kandi and Porsha brought down the house with their performances. All of Kandi’s cast mates turned out for the event except for Nene who’s in the hospital dealing with a serious medical issue. Cynthia looked great with her neon sequined top, she stole the show! Well, at least the fashion show. Kandi’s character was sassy and all doubts about Porsha faded away the moment she started singing on stage. Porsha and Kandi got to play sisters in the musical. Thankfully, Porsha got through opening night understudy-free. The faces Mama Joyce made throughout the performance said it all, she was PISSED! I saw sadness and guilty written all over face. She finally got to see what her silly behavior looks like up close and personal. The scene was reminiscent of Scrooge witnessing how much pain he caused. Shirley Murdock and Eddie Levert nailed their parts. Everyone turned up after opening night to celebrate Kandi and Todd’s production!

 

RHOA RECAP

 

RHOA RECAP

 

RHOA RECAP

 

RHOA RECAP

 

What a season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta this has been! Personally, this was one of the ladies of Atlanta’s best seasons to date. From the emotional roller coaster of Mama Joyce meddling in Kandi and Todd’s relationship (Mama Joyce taking off her shoe to beat Carmon’s ass) , Nene’s “date night” fight to the Bailey Bowl Brawl. The drama was turned up and the ladies (and husbands) showed out! Tune in next week for part 1 of the explosive reunion Bravo is hyping up to the max!

 

 

 

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  • SouthTampaLily

    I was impressed that Porsha actually delivered in the musical – from all the shots of her missing practice I thought she was going to go all “deer in the headlights” on stage. The Velvet Montage was painful to watch – I’m glad Bravo did it, but still it was PAINFUL!

    • Hi STam,

      Kandi’s musical was my favorite part of the episode. Her show was much better than I thought it would be. That statement by Mama Joyce was infuriating. “We’ll agree to disagree”. ?? This isn’t a debate, Kandi got married, there’s nothing to “agree” to. How Kandi doesn’t threaten to “drag her all over this place” I’ll never know.

      Velvet’s memorial was so sad. I broke down too. I am glad that Porsha FINALLY got het act together too. I was sure she would have been a no-show or epic fail!

      Nene and the after show….oh man. I’ll say this, Nene is a huge ball of melting sticky mess. She totally threw her ex-friend Cynthia under the bus knowing Cynthia needs them Bravo checks more than any of the other ladies.

      • SouthTampaLily

        I can’t wait until one of my friends’ kids shows me a drawing that they did in kindergarten and I can say to them “Oh you’re proud of this drawing? Well I guess we’ll agree to disagree!” Mama Joyce is a piece of work! You are so right about Cynthia – I wasn’t thinking about the monetary need – but you totally nailed it w/ that comment – Cynthia really needs the money & exposure. Cynthia at times was almost a blind, obedient robot to Nene – so to hear Nene question her loyalty – I was like “Honey, Cynthia would have thrown her body over a puddle so you wouldn’t get your shoes wet! What more do you want from the woman?” A “friend” who takes and takes and takes and then calls you disloyal and then tries to rewrite history that you were never really friends … ugh, Nene, Nene, Nene … I try so hard to still like you but you are really making it difficult!

        • Dave

          Kandi needs to forget about how her mom feels and live her life for herself.

        • Thank you and Amen! How anyone calls Nene a friend is beyond me. I use to be a fan but no more! She’s just vile.

  • Sara

    Talk about anticlimactic. There was so much f*ckery on this episode, I really don’t know where to begin. So, ummm…I will start with Cynthia. That Fifty Shades of Lacefronts: The Seducing of Methusaleh act she was taking part in was a cry for a storyline. Not only was Peter obviously clued in, a glass of Cranapple Ocean Spray and a Forever 21 dress does not a Cinemax night make.

    Heyyyy, Apollo. There is just something about him, but he can get it e’ry day and twice on Sunday. Just don’t talk. And hands off my bank book. And stop eyeing my flatscreen. Actually, let’s just do this against the wall of the Battery Park Regal Cinemas.

    Kandi: Yawn. And that’s a good thing. If you can get Tyler Perry to come to your play/hijack your play and turn it into Madea Encounters The DL/cruise the choreographer, then you got it together.

    Porsche: Now, you know. As soon as the camera was off, this chick ran and snatched that ring out of that glass of Alize faster than Peter at a foreclosure fire sale.

    The rest of the cast can kick rocks. Along with RHONJ, it’s time for a reboot.

  • italiano bambino

    I don’t think anyone miss the moose. I only saw the last 15 minutes usually the finale are some what boring. Kandi needs to just be her and mama joyce needs to stay away from her daughter relationship. Next week looks crazy kandi calling the moose stripper out can’t wait for that. Wish marlo was back .

    • Sara

      I agree. Nene was not missed and the episode was drama free and fun.

      • italiano bambino

        She’s one big hater. Even kray behave herself

    • Dave

      The reunion looks crazy. I used to like Nene. What happened to her?

      • twifan2

        What ‘fame’ she has went to that moose head of hers.

        • Dave

          Every time I see her referred to as moose I crack up. She use to be funny and down to earth now she’s a mean bitch.

          • twifan2

            Don’t forget AND ‘rich’!
            She still is funny, Dave.

          • Marsbars09

            Not to me Twi. Not to me. (SMH)

      • RonnieIsBack

        Fame and bleach went to her head.

    • twifan2

      Hi Hi Bam! 🙂
      I just hope Bravo doesn’t save the GOOD part for part 3! AND Kray Kray with a bullhorn?! WTH??? She’s just too much of an attentionhore!

      • Hi my lovely Twi!

        • twifan2

          Hi Hi Doc! 🙂

      • italiano bambino

        That’s what pissed everyone out kray dors know how to work the show

        • twifan2

          I would have grabbed that bullhorn out her hands & decked her with it! She’s TOO ignorant!

        • RonnieIsBack

          Agreed. I love Twirl!!!

      • RonnieIsBack

        I am looking forward to the props. Quad did them justice and I loved the fan…bring it…those bishes are always overtalking each other…especially when the truth is coming out…..bring it on!!!!!

        • Birdie11

          Me too!! The bullhorn and the wand thing…LMAO!!!!! LOVE it.

    • Hey Bam! How you doing today, hon?

      • italiano bambino

        Hi seuss good and you?

        • Great honey bun….sorry for the late response! *muah*

    • RonnieIsBack

      Me too. I think Andy know Moose will be in the hot seat so this was why he let her get all her lies out on with that fake azz one-on-one….it is one and poppin at the reunion…
      Moose Season.

  • Dave

    I felt bad but I couldn’t help but burst out laughing during Velvet’s funeral seeing Cynthia literally WRESTLING with her dog!! Don’t bring your dog to a funeral/memorial service, even if you have the world’s best trained dog – they’re just not necessary at this type of function.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Yup, Cynthia explained that Kenya wanted her lil pup there..but he was sooo bad lol

    • Birdie11

      OMG, that was hilarious.

    • Hi Dave. That scene was funny. I didn’t want to laugh but why did Cynthia bring that pup there?

  • RonnieIsBack

    Excellent recap as always!!!!! Bravo!
    Yes the funeral was sad..I just wanted to whup Cynthia puppy’s bad butt LOL..he was like I want to run around mommy..Playtime! But it was touching especially the montague of little Velvet…

    The play/musical was funny and they did a good job to pull something together in that short period of time. It was great to see the ATL support and love. Yes Mama Joyce was looking like “ain’t this a bish!” Kandi is so scared of her momma that she had to produce a play to tell her how she feels. Sad, but at least it is out there and they are married. Todd..he is lost in space but it seems like he loves Kandi and at least his own momma has his back. She came into the back room like “dont’ start nuttin, won’t be nuttin”.

    Porsha is an idiot and we all know she didn’t just walk away. They offered her an upfront settlement and she took the cash and that ring and left. Dumb heaux..and now she is fired…crying that she embarassed herself during the fight at the reunion. No BUICK you embarrased yourself for two seasons with your dumbass brainless comments.

    Glad Cynthina FINALLY sees Nene’s true colors..her twitter account was on fire. Nene threw you and Peter under the Bravo Bus on WWHL….she wants you out but we all know Patricia ain’t having it…

    A nice ending but the reunion is gonna be great. The powers have DEFINITELY shifted with Kenya on one couch and Nene on the other BOTH next to Andy…Moose is foaming at the cud she is chewing..plus I am sure her big azz will be voted off tonight…..pllease please…

    • VirgoLady (say_no_go)

      lol…foaming at the cud…
      and stomping her hooves

    • Thanks Ronnie!!

      “Yes Mama Joyce was looking like “ain’t this a bish!” Kandi is so scared of her momma that she had to produce a play to tell her how she feels.”<—- YES!!! Isn't that sad tho? The fact she had to put on this entire production just to prove a point is insane.

  • RonnieIsBack

    I loved Mallory’s impression of Peter: WTF is this!!!??? hilarious.
    He did come in the house saying waht is this chit?

  • singlegurl4ever

    Well the finale was good! But NeNe on WWHL was over the top she has completely lost her damn mind! I can’t believe the shit she was spewing last night! She made sure to throw shade at everyone she could! Even her friend Cynthia I can’t believe she even suggested she be fired!!! I think she’s the one that needs to go!!

    • WestCoastFeed

      I don’t see how NeNe could have any fans left after last night’s performance. Even Andy looked stunned.

      • singlegurl4ever

        Me either! She was in rare form. And, Andy was definitely was in shock!

    • Marsbars09

      I have a feeling Andy is setting Moose up for failure. I think it was just too easy for Nene to suddenly have her own WWHL special just so she can “redeem” herself.
      That “special” was an epic FAIL.

  • Birdie11

    I wish Bravo would stop subjecting us to ‘getting ready for sex’ scenes, because they are GROSS. Whether it’s Cynthia and Old Man River, Mario and Ramona, Eddie and Tamra…it’s all TMI and BLECH!!! Moose must feel like quite the star being tacked onto the finale like she was. Andy keeps building up the monster that is Neigh Neigh’s EGO, he is such a fool.

    • singlegurl4ever

      Yeah look how they built the fraud Teresa up and that shit back fired big time! Lmao! It’s seems like the more fame NeNe gets the more toxic she becomes!!

      • Yes indeed! Fame is more lethal of a drug than crack! That shit will turn you into a minster quickly and give you a false sense of pride.

      • Marsbars09

        Fame is not good for Linnethia. I think it will ultimately destroy her.

    • Hey Birdie Puuurdie!

      Andy is one evil man because just like the devil he builds you up to watch you fall hard. And when moose falls it will be quite the sight to see. Her ego last night sickened me. All that gloating over trying to get her ex-BFF fired was disgusting. I can’t wait for the smug to get slapped out of mouth.

      • Birdie11

        Moose allows no grace for anything…Cynthia probably stood up to her because she realizes she’s looked like a thrashing lap dog (like hers at the funeral!) all this time. Maybe it was just a timely side eye that sent the Moose snorting and stomping. Hopefully, she will fall hard tonight…OFF DWTS.

        • Cynthia is a damn fool and I’m sure Bravo will exploit their broken friendship for a story line for season 7. Andy is the master manipulator and that question was calculated and posed to Nene on WWHL deliberately.

          • Birdie11

            Why Suessie!! You mean you didn’t believe Andy’s oh so genuine expression of bewildered shock? “Why, why…it sounds like you’re talking about Cynthia!” PLEASE!!…no one could possibly be buying his shtick anymore.

          • Thank you! He really makes me sick….damn devil!

          • Marsbars09

            I sure as hell didn’t buy it birdie. Stevie wonder could see that dirty yellow bus dragging Cynthia down the road.

          • Marsbars09

            Why is Cynthia a fool? She finally stood up to Nene!

          • She allowed herself to be Nene’s lap dog for several seasons. No backbone. That’s foolish.

          • singlegurl4ever

            Oh Andy is good at that shit it was a setup. But I hope Cynthia comes back for season 7!!

          • Oh Yes! Andy is the master manipulator. Puppet Master at his finest.

        • Marsbars09

          I’m so glad Cynthia finally acquired a backbone. I guess she got sick and tired of the way Moose treated her and I’m sure she got an earful from the viewers dogging her for being such a wimp.
          Go Cynthia!

        • singlegurl4ever

          I never watched her on DWTS worthless show to me! I wish she should would get voted off. Hmmm maybe tonight will be the night!!

          • Birdie11

            I love DWTS…just not when the Moose is thumping around the floor.

      • Marsbars09

        I couldn’t agree with you more Doc! I’m sick and tired of Moose’s buffoonery. She and Andy need to go off to hell somewhere they seem to love each other so much.

  • singlegurl4ever

    I’m just wondering with all the the shade that NeNe was throwing on WWHL; it’s got me wondering just what the hell went down on the reunion show! Something happened for her to be running her mouth the way she was!! And did anyone notice not much live tweeting went on with cast members last night?? Interesting !!!

    • WestCoastFeed

      We got those quick glimpses of the reunion. I saw one showing Kenya on the floor and another of Porsha being carried off the stage. We did already know that Porsha did hit Kenya. Some sources exaggerate what happened, others minimize it.

      • Nene herself said on WWHL last night, something happened but it wasn’t violent like some blogs are saying. Porsha got carried off and never came back to finish the reunion.

        • WestCoastFeed

          And whatever happened, it won’t be shown until part 3 of the reunion. With a lot of hype leading up to it.

          • They may have to show it sooner depending on how much footage Porsha taped. Too bad she got fired over the fiasco.Porsha lacks the mental capacity to handle situations rationally. Hopefully, next time she’ll learn to keep her hands to herself.

        • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

          Yoh DocTah. . .
          Hey Girl, I need some of your expertise.
          I need to contact an ROL moderator to report “Sophie”. Disqus indicated that “flagging” is the first action and then to talk to the site moderator.
          But I haven’t been successful yet in figuring out how to do that because it’s not obvious on who the “moderator” is for the article.
          Anything you can do to direct me will be appreciated.
          Thanks, TTaA

          • Hey Honey! ROL doesn’t have mods. It’s a free for all over there. No matter how many times you flag a comment and report it, nothing will happen. Sorry hon.

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            Then, do I have any recourse with Disqus?

          • Unfortunately, no…Disqus will redirect you back to the website for them to take action. I know that sucks. I’m sorry 🙁

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            Thanks.

            I appreciate your input!

            Ole Sophie is pissed off that I basically broke it off with her studidness.

            Now she’s vowing to continue to dog me there on ROL and to come to my “other site” as well.

            We’ll see if she has the gonads to come here.

        • singlegurl4ever

          They must’ve tore into NeNe’s ass good..

    • Hi singlegurl4ever! Welcome to the All About The Tea.

      You’re right. Nene seemed butt hurt over something Cynthia said at the reunion. Nene is a POS the way she threw her longtime friend Cynthia under the bus. And out of all the women, Cynthia needs the Bravo paycheck the most. Peter is not an astute business man and her Bravo checks sustain them. Nene is an evil woman.

      • singlegurl4ever

        Oh I like this all about the tea; I get more than 140 characters to say my peace!! Lol!

        • LOL–Tell it….honey! Thank you for supporting! *wink*

    • Marsbars09

      I have a feeling Nene got read left to right at the reunion. I think it was a “no holds bar” situation where comments about Nene’s behavior was concerned.

      • singlegurl4ever

        Had to be something like that!!

  • SpringBreeze14

    Great recap as always Seuss and I loved the shade! Let me just say that Nene committed career suicide last night on wwhl! Apparently anyone who is nice to Kenya is the enemy. She is a perfect example of an insecure bonified COON! Why is she still dissing Sheree? Sheree isn’t thinking about her and has been off the show two years now! I wish Bravo would let this Moose go already!

    • Thank you hon! 🙂

      PREACH!

      Nene basically admitted (on national tv) anyone who becomes friends with Kenya is no longer a friend of hers. What kind of Junior High bull crap is that? Is she really that insecure within herself to act that way. I’m so over here. I can’t stand to watch her anymore. Her scenes now irritate me to no end. She ruined the show for me.

      • SpringBreeze14

        You’re welcome Seuss! You are so right she is definitely insecure and it’s becoming more and more obvious when she opens her mouth! Girl people were going in on her on twitter nonstop Sunday night!

    • singlegurl4ever

      Come on did you really have to use “coon” not necessary!

      • SpringBreeze14

        Honey people all over the net have called Nene all types of things because of her obvious nasty behavior. What I said was actually very mild.

  • SpringBreeze14

    I’m glad Cynthia finally stood up to Moose! Something tells me those chicks read Nene at that reunion! Marlo was clowning her last night on Twitter! I think Marlo has something up her sleeve in regards to Nene honestly!

    • I love Marlo !!! She had me ROFLMAO!!!

      • SpringBreeze14

        Me too! Hopefully Bravo gives her more airtime next season!