Kandi’s Wedding Recap: Lions, Tigers And Restraining Orders [Episode 2]

Posted on Jun 9 2014 - 8:33am by Nancy

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Last night’s episode of “Kandi’s Wedding” opens with Kandi’s wedding planning team, who have seemingly recovered from Carmon’s emotional exit. Carmon is still MIA and it’s not clear whether she plans to rejoin the team or will just be Kandi’s bff. The wedding is happening in 28 days and the clock is ticking, they don’t have a venue, invitations have not been sent, no menu plan — no nothing! Kandi and Todd have decided on a “Coming to America” theme, complete with animals, dancers and the works. 

Speaking of dancers, Kandi holds auditions for African dancers for the wedding. After a grueling elimination process of half naked men and women gyrating their middle section to the pulsating beat of African drums, Kandi decides on male and female dancers. Don Juan sums up the audition best “A 100 people gyrating, grinding, twerking at a wedding, doesn’t seem like any wedding I’ve ever seen but we’re ‘Coming to America’ with Kandi Burruss.”

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Later, Kandi and her dad, Pastor Titus Burruss meet for lunch. I must say, Mr. Burruss is one good looking older man. Well groomed with every hair neatly in place. I noticed that Kandi doesn’t look like her mom or dad. Strange! Kandi’s dad make some startling revelations about Mama Joyce. Who am I kidding, the revelations were not that startling at all. He says her mom kept him from seeing her as a child. He claims Joyce’s sisters lied on him and said he cheated, changed the locks on his home and Joyce got a restraining order against him preventing him from seeing her. Kandi becomes overwhelmed with emotion and starts to cry. She asks her dad to officiate the wedding and happily agrees. Shame on Mama Joyce! MJ is Kandi’s worst nightmare. If Joyce could maliciously hurt her own child, no one is off limits.

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Kandi still does not have a venue for her wedding. One venue she has in mind looks like a warehouse in an industrial district. Classy! Kandi is optimistic but Todd and the wedding planning crew think otherwise. It’s obvious this wedding is being thrown together haphazardly for the sake of production schedule. Todd express his doubts about the location as well.

Kandi finally tells Todd about Mama Joyce’s accusations about his parents  — he was raised by a pimp and prostitute. Todd is furious! He’s ready to confront MJ and warns Kandi that it’s time to confront her mother but all Kandi heard was the “warning” part of his statement. And goes on the defense and tells Todd not to talk bad about her mother. Kandi doesn’t want to disrespect her mother but her mama disrespects her every chance she gets! The sentiment behind Todd’s fury is missed by Kandi. It went right over her head. MJ is getting crazier by the minute, it’s about time Todd started sticking up for himself, since Kandi just brushes it off. 

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Next, Todd is being fitted for his wedding tux and his father-in-law pops up. The two men have a heart-to-heart about Mama Joyce and her nasty accusations against Todd. Todd wants advice on how to  move past the obstacles despite her behavior. The Pastor gives Todd the best advice  – do nothing — Joyce is hurting herself with her actions.

Joyce likes contention even when she knows better. She tried to get a black dress to wear to the wedding because she said it felt like a funeral anyway.

Finally, Todd and Kandi confront Mama Joyce.  And the first thing she asked when she saw a picture of the venue was “who’s paying for it?”  Todd calmly explains to his wicked future mother-in-law that his dad died when he was three and he barely knew him so there was no way she did. MJ smirked, dismissed his feelings and was completely unsympathetic. There is no reasoning with crazy. MJ is sooooo wrong!!! And Kandi is equally as wrong for allowing MJ to speak to Todd like that!!!

“Kandi’s Wedding,” scored big ratings on it’s premier last Sunday. Roughly 2.4 million viewers tuned in to watch Kandi and Todd plan their wedding along with the ratchet antics of Mama Joyce.

Stay tuned for next weeks episode. With only two weeks left until they exchange vows, Todd’s mother Sharon is scheduled to arrive from New York and the timing couldn’t be better for marital advice, as Sharon is understandably upset over MJ’s wild accusations towards her son. Tensions rise as Kandi and Todd debate whether having their mothers meet each other before the wedding is a good idea. Meanwhile, as the Matron and Maid of Honor compete for their best friend’s affection, the situation reaches a boiling point.


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Nancy loves to multi-task as a writer, she’s an actress and online radio host. She received a B.S. in Mass Communications from LSU. She’s married and the proud mom of 2 German Shepherds.

  • Norrth

    Nancy, you are amazing! Thanks for the dets because there is no way I can watch that train wreck of a show. I can’t stomach MamaJoyce’s hatefulness and the sheer tackiness of the wedding isn’t enough to cause me to become interested. SERIOUSLY? Coming to America? The wedding may as well be an homage to Eddie Murphy. An “African” wedding based on an American film?

  • gg

    Hello, can anyone explain to me how Momma Joyce can get away with those comments about Todd’s parents and not get sued for defamation of character? What she is saying is so harsh.

    • Hi gg! Her words are harsh and downright cruel but Kandi and Todd would never sue her.

      • Marsbars09

        Hell, if I were Todd or his mama I most certainly would!
        Hi Doc!

        • Hi Marsie! I probably wouldn’t because she lives off of Kandi’s money anyway. She doesn’t have much outside of Kandi. I would just distance myself from her.

          • Marsbars09

            But Todd’s mother does not have to put up with such slander. Maybe if Sharon files a lawsuit it may teach Joyce & Kandi that it’s not funny to slander people in such a manner, I don’t care if Todd is married to Kandi.

          • True……but if Sharon did that…. it could also affect Kandi & Todd’s marriage in a negative way further tearing the 2 families apart. Mama Joyce is just an evil person that will tell lies and set you up to accomplish her goals. Kandi needs to wake up and realize this.
            Hop on the M2M recap thread.

          • Marsbars09

            Doc, Kandi and Todd’s marriage is already negatively impacted by MJ’s interference.

          • True

        • murlut

          I agree. I would nail her

          • Marsbars09

            Thank you murlut! How are you doing this evening?

          • murlut

            doing great. finally on the road to recovery after pneumonia and back to work.

    • Lorn

      Defamation isn’t so easy to sue for. It would have to impact a persons life (jobloss, discrimination based on slander etc.) Todd and his parents are probably not wanting to jeopardize anything either which is why they probably aren’t taking it seriously. If it were to impact any job opportunities for Todd or his mother, then they could sue.

  • RonnieIsBack

    Stiff baffaled when they told Kandi’s dad that they prayed together after he smashed her cakes and that’s how Todd knew she was the one…huh…just a funky mess

    • Bwahahahahaha!!!!!

    • Marsbars09

      That was strange, wasn’t it?

    • Lorn

      It was probably after he saw those dollar signs in her eyes that he knew she was the one. Dude probably moans the word money when hitting it.

  • Marsbars09

    Last night’s episode revealed Kandi’s true character to me. Who would let someone insult their fiancé and their family on a regular basis?
    Kandi knows her mother is wrong and says and does nothing in Todd’s defense. The message I got was if Todd was going to marry Kandi he would have to tolerate her abuse. Joyce must have Kandi brainwashed because this is not healthy behavior.
    I give the marriage 3 years tops.

    • Lorn

      You’ve given their marriage a longer sentence than me. Todd is in this for the money. He could care less about Kandi. There is something off about him I can’t out my finger on but we will see. Kandi is absolutely spineless and I sometimes wonder just how far her mother would have to go for her to let go.

      • murlut

        I do not think Todd is it in for the money. I think he truly loves Kandi. I think the thing that every one didn’t understand was the in a prenup a lot of attorneys will say what is mine is mine and yours is mine too. Todd didn’t want to lose what he had.

        • Lorn

          Only time will tell.

    • you got mail.

  • murlut

    Kandi’s mom is a hateful individual. I have no DOUBT that woman got restraining orders against her dad. Guess what momma Joyce, all that is traceable because its a court order. I hope the views show Kandi what a liar her mom is. She is a gold digger, thief and you can rank her right up there with the Giudici’s

    • You said it all here. Co-sign!