Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: The Broken Friendship Drama Continues [Episode 6]

Posted on Dec 15 2014 - 8:22am by BeachSpin

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We waste no time jumping into drama as “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” begins right where we left off, with NeNe braying at her ex- BFF, Cynthia for relinquishing her BFF membership.  I am a little in shock, because as NeNe storms out, I am thinking WOW…she is genuinely upset, and I don’t even think it’s because she passed a mirror and caught a side glimpse of her hair.  The table is stunned, especially when NeNe returns teary eyed.  The other women act uncharacteristically generous, and vamoose. Cynthia blames the hurt on her bitch husband, Peter, and NeNe is miffed that she didn’t just spit it out her issue in private.  The other women buzz in the lobby about the unsettling discovery that NeNe actually has a functioning heart.  In the end, NeNe decides that she will quit being so darn famous, and Cynthia agrees that playing second fiddle to a C-List Moose isn’t so bad, and they hug it out. This friendship seems real, and I hope that it’s really on the mend. 

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We switch gears and go domestic, as we watch Kandi’s autographed backside fold laundry. Todd is out of town working, so it’s time for a  breast led video chat to discuss their day, and that zany Mama Joyce’s accusation that Todd’s mom, Sharon, is a prostitution whore…or is that a different franchise? Anywho, Todd wants Kandi to come to New York to connect with where he grew up and smooth things over with his mother. Kandi rolls her eyes and wearily agrees.

Phaedra is meeting with her hairdresser Derek J, because some pricey weaves are being swapped for the cheap stuff in his salon, and Derek is being accused of being the dastardly mastermind of this slick operation.  Phaedra thinks it’s because he’s famous enough to wear Monolo Blahniks, and is determined to not let Apollo get in the way of her cracking the hot Weave Bandit case, so she happily agrees.

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Grampie Greg is coughing up a lung at the Leakes home, and after he calms down, NeNe fills him in on the circumstances surrounding the emotional reunion with Cynthia. We then commence with some boinging back and forth between Greg and NeNe and Peter and Cynthia, discussing the evidently deadly serious ramifications of these two women resuming their friendship. Basically NeNe is uneasy about the reconciliation, because she doesn’t fully trust Cynthia. Cynthia is giddy about the make up, but Peter douses her excitement, he’s concerned his home won’t remain moose-free peaceful now they’re back together. He accuses Cynthia of wrecking his moose-free paradise, and apparently their sex life is all but dead in the water if NeNe ever calls Cynthia again. The most glaring question remains unanswered, namely WHY Greg was allowed to wear that shirt on television.

Kandi and Todd are visiting NYC, and Kandi maintains that because Todd has lost his hood card, he shouldn’t be allowed to drag her to the Bronx.  They thwart the bougie by riding the subway, and stay cheerfully positive about that glorious booty laced urine stench that so defines New York. They visit Todd’s old neighborhood, eat pizza, and buy Kandi some Bronx appropriate street wear. Kandi thinks it’s silly, but is a good sport and is always up for some Bronx thug love. Cynthia arrives in the city, and is excited for fashion week and walking in her old pal Kithe Brewster’s fashion show. She is chosen to close the show, and is excited to parade her giant Atlanta butt down the runway.

Back in Atlanta, Phaedra is popping in on Derek J to check out the scene of the crime. Phaedra determines that because she was the queen of her high school superlatives, and only loses weight, this case is in the bag.  I just CAN’T with her affected and vamped up persona…she should have been voted Worst Poser, because I’m not buying it. Back in NYC, Kandi and Todd are meeting Cynthia and Peter for dinner, and Cynthia passes on eating, hoping that twelve hours without food might make her backside look a little less Atlanta, and a little more New York. They discuss Sharon’s problems with Mama Joyce, and Todd is determined to not allow the issue to be swept under the rug. Bravo cryptically shoots a close up of Todd’s wedding ringless left hand, and I assume that’s their not so subtle attempt at foreshadowing.

It’s the day of the big fashion show, and Kenya has popped into town to surprise Cynthia. Cynthia looks beautiful.

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The showdown meal with Mama Sharon has arrived, and as we all know, she has since passed away, so it is sort of sad to see this mother-son scene turn into such an embarrassment. They say hello, and Sharon immediately launches into a margarita fueled rant about being done wrong by Mama Joyce. True enough, but she loses credibility when she joins MJ in the gutter, by laying hard into Kandi. Things escalate further and get ugly, first with Todd double teaming his wife into a corner, joined by Sharon throwing out threats to punch that bitch MJ in the mouth. Napkins are thrown, salt shakers are snatched, arms are waving, eyes are crazy, and the whole display is cringe worthy. Kandi lets her screech, rolls her eyes, and defends Mama Joyce as she always does. The bottom line is that neither Mama Sharon or Mama Joyce is scurrrred, and let’s hope  that there is no family event coming up where margaritas are being served.  I am relieved, because I was a little scurrrrred that we were on the brink of another Housewife table flip. Are we in the clear? I guess we will find out next week!

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  • Gawd Nene’s hair is awful! Love that line about Nene catching a glimpse of her do in the mirror!!!

  • TartLemon

    Is Cynthia so clueless that the only reason she’s in the fashion show is because of the free publicity the designer gets? I appreciate Cynthia’s real career in the past, but PAST is the key word. She shouldn’t tarnish those accomplishments by trying to pretend she she’s still got ‘it’.

    IIRC, the sex thing with Peter and Cynthia was more about her health problems than anything else.

  • cait

    I think Kandi is the way she is because her so-called-mother has probably spent her whole life telling the girl she’s useless and will never amount to anything so Kandi constantly tries to impress ! The old witch will be doing the same to Riley and will ultimately cost Kandi her marriage !

  • How TF can Cynthia Baileys with an S, have the gall and the audacity to continue to blame NeNe for everything that is going wrong in her life? So NeNe is the reason why you ain’t getting laid? GTFOH. I’m not exactly Team NeNe, but it’s obvious to me that the only reason Cynthia is even still on this show is because of NeNe. If Cynthia didn’t choose a check over a friendship, her and Petra would have been out the RHOA door. Speaking of Patricia, how is he still holding this damn grudge against NeNe, which she apologized for, but then had the nerve to defend Mama Joyce for being crass and obnoxious, saying “that’s just her”? I wish his Summer Eve’s using ass would go away lol

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Great recap Beach.

    Kandi is beyond ridiculous in regards to defending her mother. She even said “I know my mother is bad, but she’s still my mother.” Pacifying her mother’s bad behavior and arguing with Miss Sharon about it showed me Kandi’s true colors last night. She’s super defensive with commenters on Twitter. Calling them bitches and everything. Kandi has confused ‘having respect for my mother’ with being a doormat. If I were Todd, I’d either be having intense therapy sessions to deal with my anger or out the door.

    • BeachSpin

      Thanks Reality! UGH..the whole thing was a mess.

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Cynthia just doesn’t look that good to me. Maybe time to retire for good and go to fashion week as an observer!!!

    • Yolie

      I agree. I think she’s aging and looks a bit tired and run down. She’s still beautiful just a little haggard looking.

    • twifan2

      Morning NAWS! 🙂
      How’s youses?
      Cynthia’s walk was lack luster-imo. It didn’t have the ‘energy’ or grace of the other runway model. There was something lacking in Cynthia’s appearance on the runway.

    • She’s gorgeous to me – just can’t believe how insulting her so called best friend NYC fashion designer is. He’s brutal!

  • Yolie

    Mama Joyce has behaved ratchet towards Todd and Todd doesn’t say too much out of respect for Kandi. When Ms. Sharon gets rightfully upset for being called out of her name, Kandi shows no respect for her mother in law. She twists her face, dismisses Ms. Sharon and literally turns her back and asks Todd what does he want her to do. Really? When Todd sees this episode, I hope it opens his eyes to what he is married to. I lost all respect for Kandi on this one.

    • twifan2

      It’s one thing to love your mama, but dang! Kandi is tuning a blind eye to MJ’s nasty behavior!

      • Chloe

        Total blind eye. I’m starting to think she likes her mother’s behavior just like her aunts who condone and encourage Joyce’s nasty behavior.

        • cait

          Thought I saw Aunties supporting her, but may be wrong ?

          • Chloe

            They seem neutral but in actuality they encourage and support Joyce’s behavior. They’re all screwed in the head.

      • Yolie

        The world knows Mama Joyce is poison but Kandi insists that everyone be okay with it, that’s the problem.

    • cait

      Sadly Ms Sharon didn’t live long enough to kick the evil ass of the shrew ! She would have ripped Jealous Joyce a new one ! T & K should have walked away till the grown-ups saw sense or STF up !

      • This is the first I’ve heard about Sharon’s death. Sad! Especially with so much acrimony in the family!

        • I agree, the timing is super sad. And poor Todd is now left alone to defend himself from the old goat.

      • Tre’s Going to Prison

        Spot ON!

    • “My mama talks sh$t about everyone” is not a valid defense!!!! Neither is “that’s just how my mom rolls.”

  • Chloe

    Thanks for a fun recap, Beach. Kandi is totally oblivious her mother is a cancer that kills people. AJ and Miss Sharon have felt her wrath and are both dead! Those ugly faces Kandi makes are not flattering. She looks like a Joker! All Kandi cares about is controlling men with her money. Kandi is the absolute worst!!!

    • BeachSpin

      YW Chloe! LOTS of ugly faces last night…that’s what the episode should have been named.

  • Wtf is NeNe wearing in her interviews this episode and last? Cheetah print burlesque? Maybe cirque du soleil has gotten to her lemon rind hued head – that or the bleach fumes…

    • She stole wardrobe from her musical. Moose looks utterly ridiculous with the Paul Revere wig and 99 cent store pearls.

      • Spread that holiday shade… Damn, snap! Lol

      • Also – what’s up with her nose? Looks like it has a separate makeup artist!

        • I know right…the sad part is she paid for that Mr. Potato head nose! Bloop!

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Mr. Potato!!!!!!!! giggle!!!!!

      • Birdie11

        Tell it! Spot on.

  • Excellent recap Beach Spin!! This is a good episode in terms of movement, there was never a dull moment. I’ll start with Cynthia…I thought she did a good job and looked amazing HOWEVER, it might be time to revoke her runway walking card. Todd and the whole making Kandi into a Bronx chick was annoying and clique. Grow up Todd. Kandi and Miss Sharon scene was sad to watch. Kandi is very country was obviously raised by a hood rat so she resorts to hood rat antics as a defense mechanism. I was VERY disappointed in her behavior and I’m sure she has a ton of regrets watching that scene. I felt secondhand embarrassment for her.

    • CoolBreeze14

      “Kandi is very country was obviously raised by a hood rat so she resorts to hood rat antics as a defense mechanism.”
      ^^^
      This seems to be a trend among ATL folks I notice! I hate how people lump all the Southern states together with ATL. I’m from the South and not all of us are that ghetto and country LOL.

    • BeachSpin

      Thanks Cheerie! 😉

  • cait

    After my Da died, my Ma treated me like her servant, a crap servant, at that ! I went 3 times a day, was working 30 hrs a week, and 2 young kids. Brother (living locally) came a few times a year, and did FA to help me or my Ma, but he was the bees knees ” At least he sits and talks to me” She caused extra problems in my marriage, already under strain and one day, on a bro visit, I’d had enough as she praised him while I was washing wet bed clothes ! I had a screaming fit and told her that if he was so precious, he could look after her from now on, and walked out ! Very soon after, a phone call to apologise, and no more harassment ! Found out that she wouldn’t let lovely home-help I got her, do anything as she knew “muggins” was there ! The improvement was good’ so Kandi needs to woman up and tell this piece of motherhood (as I said before) to Go Forth and Fornicate ! That means F*** Off BTW !

    • noarguingwithstupid

      Sorry to hear that Cait!!! Sometimes life just doesn’t seem fair at all. 🙁

      • cait

        Swannie, it worked out in the end cos I not take anymore ! The lovely Kandi has been destroyed by that witch, that unless she’s in the studio, she doesn’t believe in herself ! She has to protect Riley & her marriage from the same fate !

    • Cait – are you Irish?

      • cait

        Born in Dublin and mostly reared in Limerick ! Full name is Caitriona, Gaelic for Catherine, My Da’s Ma.

        • Knew it!!! My man’s a dub, and I’ve been to Ireland 7 times including the west. I could practically hear your accent in your posts :-). Sorry you had to deal with those issues with your mom.

          • cait

            Issues with the Ma were because I allowed them ! You are only worth how much you value yourself ! Where Dub is your man from ?

          • Tallaght…. Kind of the burbs lol

          • cait

            I lived on Summerhill, Nth Cir Rd, opposite Whelan’s pub. The area was a ghetto last time I went. If I was much younger I could have been a ghetto-girl with some bad habits, and could have been on one of Bravo’s shows !

          • They (not bravo) actually made a terrible reality show about Tallaght – http://youtu.be/KQ9IMZAci-k Good for a few laughs anyway. A bit like Jersey Shore

          • twifan2

            OMG! Funny! 😀
            Better than Jersey Shore! 🙂

    • That sucks, Cait. I’m sorry 🙁

    • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

      Sorry to hear that you had to go through that Cait. But so glad you found the courage to speak up, say what needed to be said & do what needed to be done to protect yourself. Good on you Girl.
      & btw. I think YOU are the “bees-knees”. I can’t help but admire your strength & tenacity. You surprise me everyday. All my best Cait.

      -Tigs

    • Shelly Jones

      Damn…that rough. Glad you made it through and I wish you and your family all the best.

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      Gold and Diamond Studded Gonads Cait…And You’ve got ’em up front and center.
      I applaud you your strength! Glad to know you in the way that I do!

  • Birdie11

    MJ is a nasty hag, but I wish that Sharon had fought back in a way that separated her from the nastiness, instead of joining her…it would have been way more effective. Kandi would have been stumped as to how to handle it, and that would have been fun.

    • Chloe

      This it right here. I agree with you.

  • Chloe

    What was with the lingering camera on Todd’s ring free left hand???

    • BeachSpin

      YES! What indeed…if you looked away for a few seconds you would have missed it. It was clearly deliberate…they want us wondering I guess.

  • Dave

    Miss Sharon and the SALT. She used the salt shaker from another table to salt her food. Her blood pressure was probably through the roof by the time she had her stroke. That whole scene aggravated me, from the salt usage to Kandi’s disrespectful treatment of her mother-in-law.

    • Shelly Jones

      I said the same thing.

    • BeachSpin

      That scene was rough!!

  • cait

    My son and wife are into healthy food but have you seen the ingredients on those low-fat products, eg. salad cream. Full of chemicals ! MODERATION my loves !

  • murlut

    I am sorry but I am starting to really disrespect Kandi. She needs to grow a spine. If my mother treated me, my husband or my in-laws like MaMa Joyce, she would be living in the gutter cause I wouldn’t put up with it. Kandi had a successful business before Todd, he needs to shut his mouth about her business. He needs to work on his own

  • CoolBreeze14

    I’m going to be honest, a lot of people on my twitter timeline were not feeling last night’s episode! It was ok, but the highlights for me were Kenya and Claudia and then Mama Sharon (RIP I really liked her!) going in on Kandi! As you can see, NYers have a “no tolerance for BS” mentality that apparently a lot of ATLiens don’t have! I enjoyed watching Todd show off his hometown in NY but Kandi was such a Debbie downer acting like she had never been there before. Smh. This is countdown time to the end of Kandi’s marriage, you know that right? There’s no way it will last at this point and I hate to say it but Wendy Williams was right. I like Todd and his mother though! I find them to be cool. Other than Greg, I think Todd is my favorite in terms of the men of the show. People keep calling him an “opportunist” but Kandi MARRIED HIM! Everybody was pretty much dragging Kandi and her momma last night and it’s only going to get worse.

  • CoolBreeze14

    What irritated me about Cynthia and Nene last night was that Cynthia was so willing to just accept Nene’s friendship! I mean I get they really cared about each other, but I’m one of the few who wanted Cynthia to move on! My guess is that she did because Kenya, Claudia, and even Demetria have all been praising Cynthia moving on from Nene. I got their game. LOL. If someone got on national TV and said I needed to be FIRED I would NEVER trust that “friend” again so for the first time in a LONG time I was team Peter last night! Cynthia is a gorgeous woman, but she has got to learn how to put her foot down when it comes to some of these people!

  • CoolBreeze14

    Anyone else catch that shade ugly Frogdra Parks threw towards Cynthia’s hair, her an Derek J? They said she gets her wigs from the store. Those ATL folks are a trip. They try to act like they are so successful and wealthy and as soon as Bravo cuts their checks and they get axed, you hear about them losing their cars and homes! LOL! I heard they have a “fake it to you make it” type of mentality down there. Just a mess. I see why Mama Sharon wasn’t trying to move. I enjoyed her segment and again so sorry she passed but I really believe that stress with Mama Joyce was a contributing factor!

  • Gabby

    My respect level for Kandi went down significantly. She was my favorite for a while but not anymore. She isn’t any better than her mother, Mama Joyce! The way she spoke to Miss Sharon was just downright nasty and disrespectful on so many levels.

    And how dare she insinuate that people should just accept whatever her mom says because she’s an older woman. WHAT?

    • equinox2009

      ITA. Miss Sharon as an elder deserved more or some respect from Kandi but she didn’t get it. Very sad this poor woman went to her grave after being called a prostitute and her husband a pimp on national tv! Miss Joyce will be the cause of Kandis marriage to fail I just don’t understand the hold Miss Joyce has over Kandi. I couldn’t believe the lack of emotion Kandi had when visiting the house SHE GAVE her mother. Miss Joyce is trash plain and simple! Sorry Kandi but it’s true