Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: “Fix It Therapy” [Episode 17]

Posted on Mar 16 2015 - 9:12am by Ronnie D

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This episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” starts with Phaedra arriving at Porsha’s home for dinner, wine and girl talk. Porsha is cooking dinner from a bag concentrating like her life depends on this meal. Baby steps Porsha, baby steps. Phaedra discusses her meeting with Cynthia. Her version was that she was extremely pleasant and Cynthia was all hands and gestures.   In her talking head, she shades Cynthia as a plus size model (really Phaedra?). Phaedra tells Porsha that they all know dirt on each other, but that doesn’t mean it should be discussed in public.   Porsha says she knows Peter’s dirt and asks if Phaedra really knows dirt on Cynthia.  Phaedra says yes (I’m guessing from her new BFF Nene). Phaedra says she is just too fragile to attend the group therapy session. #SheWillSeekComfortWithChocolate 

Kandi is looking at fond family memories of her granddaddy in a zebra print photo album when Todd walks in. She tells him about the spirituality of her family members and she wishes they had that now. Todd mentions ‘Kandi Koated Nights’ i.e. you have a smut show honey and that’s not holy. Kandi pooh poohs Todd and feels they could try a little Jesus.  She tells Todd they should work on their family dynamic.  Todd plays with his wedding band and expresses his displeasure in marriage counseling.   Kandi decides to utilize the tools suggested with a game of pros vs. cons.   She tells Todd the pros of their relationship were when they kissed for hours. The con is that the romance is gone and Todd is mad all the time and fusses a lot.  It is now Todd’s turn. Todd’s says the cons are that Kandi doesn’t deal with any of their problems (Mama Joyce). Kandi asks about the pros and Todd waits, and waits and waits.  He finally says she is family oriented. Okay. They both decide to drop the experiment and tend to business, in separate rooms.  #SignUp4MarriageBootCampRealityStars

Next, we have Claudia who wants to become a stand-up comic. She meets with her co-host, Gary from the Rickey Smiley show.  She brings homemade lasagna. They have girl talk about how hard it is in Atlanta to find a boo. Claudia mentions to Gary that she doesn’t want to always be the voice of reason on the show, she wants to show her funny side as well. Gary tells her to basically stay in her lane and leave the comedy to Rickey Smiley, her boss who is a comedian. Claudia isn’t giving up the ideal. I say go for it girl and hone your craft because I have laughed my azz off when you read Nene and Porsha for filth. #DefyTheGlassCeiling.

Speaking of bulls in a china shop, Nene is arriving at Phaedra’s home sporting her wig from the Heat Miser collection.  #BishStoleHisLook.  Even Ayden shades Nene and asks “how are those made.” The nanny laughs and it goes over Nene’s wig #ILoveThatKid.  Inside the Mansion that Lies Built, Phaedra fixes Nene her favorite drink – alcohol – and they discuss how Nene is the best friend ever because she got in her car and drove miles to sit with Phaedra to discuss how Phaedra is so very sad and has no friends and no huzzband.  

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Nene then asks about Kandi.  #Shady. Phaedra tells Nene there is a disconnect between she and Kandi and Kandi hasn’t been there for her. Phaedra tries to squeeze out a few tears.  #Fail. Nene continues to plant seeds of doubt about her friendship with Kandi. They gloss over the subject of Mr. Chocolate.  Nene asks has Phaedra attended church, ya know, because Nene is so religious.  Phaedra says she attends every other day, probably in between her how-to-curse-like-a-sailor-and-still-praise-Jesus meetings. They continue to bond over alcohol and slamming the other ladies because that’s what true friends do, right.

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Claudia on her quest for comedy meets with the funny as hell Luenell. Luenell tells Claudia that comedy is not as easy as it looks but she supports her decision.  Luenell says she has a hot date with a male THOT who has mommy issues so she has to go.

Kandi visits Phaedra at her *cough* office where Phaedra is signing up for  a continuing legal education course on Arbitration and Mediation so she can at least keep her license current, even if she isn’t practicing law.  Kandi and Phaedra kiss and hug each other and share small talk about Kandi’s sexless marriage.  Kandi then shares her conversation she had with Nene and wants to know why her BFF Phaedra is discussing problems about Kandi with Nene her enemy.  Phaedra says she never told Nene anything derogatory about Kandi (Lie #1) but that she feels that Kandi hasn’t been there for her because she has been going through so much. Through tears, Kandi tells Phaedra she has been going through a lot as well, including a failed production. Phaedra says in her talking head that a failed business is nothing to lose sleep over because Kandi is still a millionaire.  Oh yea, ask Apollo if he hasn’t lost sleep when his business ventures took a nose dive.    Phaedra says Kandi should be more concerned that Phaedra is all alone in this world.  She attempts to wipe away either a tear or fix her lash that is becoming unglued. I cannot tell.  Kandi reminds Phaedra that Nene turns on every “friend” she has had and she will use all their personal information against them.  Phaedra tells her she is not coming to group therapy because she hates Cynthia. Kandi says if you can forgive Nene who hated you surely as a Christian woman you can forgive Cynthia. Phaedra doesn’t care.  Kandi you have been replaced.

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And now the good stuff:  Nene is having a meeting with the therapist, to get a heads up on what will be discussed in group therapy.  Who does that?  Dr. Jeff reiterates that he is there for the group, not just her.    Porsha and Kandi arrive.  Guess what type of outfit Porsha is wearing.  We’ll wait.  Cynthia, Kenya and Claudia walks into the room.  Dr. Jeff gives Nene the floor.  Nene says because she is the head bish in charge she feels all the ladies try to come for her. #Victim. She tried to bring all the ladies together at lunch but Kenya did not attend.   She never mentions Phaedra’s absence, but whatever. She feels the group is very negative, that they are not using their grown woman-ness and they have lost their fun-ness. WTH? Dr. Jeff invites Kenya to decipher the nonsensical language of Nene. Kenya clears up that she was not invited to Nene’s Mexican luncheon.  

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Nene interrupts Kenya and barks “we are not gonna go back and forth!” Kenya says she wasn’t, she was simply answering a question from Dr. Jeff. Nene tried to dictate to Kenya what Kenya will discuss. Dr. Jeff says this session is for all of the ladies to express their feelings and Nene should talk to them not at them.  He says he is here to represent all of them.  Nene says “you do not represent me and you don’t know me like that.” Well damn. Kenya tries, again to state her problems with Nene such as:  one day you hug me and say we are friends, and the next day, nothing but shade. Nene denies this. Bravo shows the receipts.   Nene’s eyelashes began to flutter fast. 

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Nene says she and Kenya were never friends. Not ever.  However, Nene says in her talking head she and Kenya will never be friends – again. Ok which one is it, were you friends or not?  Dr. Jeff asks can Nene at least admit that she once had feelings of friendship towards Kenya. Nene asks what‘s feelings?  Okay, this is going nowhere. Next is Claudia’s turn. Claudia says her problem with Nene is that she is friendly towards her one day and then the next day, shade and expressing bi-polar behavior. Nene snaps at the bi-polar comment and threatens Claudia. Dr. Jeff asks that she doesn’t diagnose Nene. Kandi is laughing and eating.  Kandi mentions a valid point in her talking head. 

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Her marriage counseling sessions taught her that basically a hit dog will always bark and guess who is barking a lot during this group therapy?  Cynthia is asked to start. First Cynthia says she accepts full responsibility regarding her part in the demise of their friendship. She says their problems started to come to a head when Nene was disrespectful to Peter first at Kenya’s charity function and then by calling him a bish. Nene denies the timing of the bish comment and of course, Bravo shows the receipts.   Nene yells it was planned.   Cynthia and Nene go back and forth.  Nene calls Cynthia a mean girl. Cynthia says the mean girl is calling someone a mean girl.  Nene gets louder and Dr. Jeff says Nene should not talk over people.  Cynthia says NeNe always talks over people.   It is now Kandi’s turn.  Kandi says Nene is wrong in thinking everyone wants to come for her.  

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She says she does not attack Nene, and when she first joined the group Nene bee-lined for Kandi always. Insert Bravo footage of Nene yelling in Kandi’s face because Kandi gave Kim a hit song (Tardy for the Party) and Kandi was trying to walk away.  Kandi then drops the serious tea on how Nene tries to turn on folks after she is finished with them, like she did to her closest BFF Cynthia with their boss Andy. Cue the WWHL footage of Nene basically telling Andy to fire Cynthia because she adds nothing to the show.  #NastyNeneMessingWithFolksCoins.  That’s it.  Nene packs her toys, grabs her bags, and makes her dramatic exit out the door.  Dr. Jeff follows her down the hall and into the elevator.   Nene says she is outta here because this is attack Nene day.  The remaining ladies speak about how Nene is:  (1) the one who called the group therapy session, and (2) is the common denominator of all the arguments. Porsha remains mute about her boss Nene and chews her lip like a nervous minion.

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Next week, Nene shades Dr. Jeff and tells him he needs to worry about his license, Porsha is cursing during the group therapy and Phaedra is finally seeing a divorce attorney.  Stay tuned.

 

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  • CNN

    Nene is a hypocrite! She planned the group therapy but doesn’t want to be called on her actions. I guess NENE didn’t realize that she was going to be “attacked” for everything she played a role in: past and present. Then when she’s told about it, she runs like a coward. NENE is two-faced.

    • Hi CNN. Yes!! Nene is the biggest hypocrite. She can dish it but she can’t take it.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Exactly. Bulwinkle is a trip and a journey….

    • And the way she was speaking to Dr. Jeff once again just showed how much of an ass… she really is. She’s probably still mad at Dr. Jeff because Gregg’s kids still hate her.

      • CNN

        When things get too real she’ll bounce, and she probably wouldn’t even showed up if it wasn’t her idea. Clearly Nene is the real problem with this group, get rid of her.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Thanks for the recap, Ronnie. Kandi was acting like the therapy session was lunch time at the Golden Corral. You would think since NeNe asked for the counseling to take place,she was going to at least sit through it. That move was immature.I was SHOCKED how she went off on Dr. Jeff especially since she was the one who requested therapy with the group.

    • Bwahahaha!! *DEAD* @ the Golden Corral comment!! #Priceless

      • RealitytvJunkie

        Thanks Doc. Kandi is too country for words sometimes.

    • BeachSpin

      HAHAHA…she was probably wishing for the Golden Corral endless buffet right about then to get over Todd discarding her for being a smut peddler…lol.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Hugs RTVJ!

  • Dave

    Nene is an ugly selfish, conniving hoodrat that has been pulling the strings for so long and finally those strings has been cut. And she’s going take the doctors license. Best line of the night. Hahaha oh Nene, you looked like Martha Washington with that bee hive wig! You have no friends.

    • RealitytvJunkie

      All the adjectives you used to describe Nene are on point, she’s all those things and more! The way she conducts herself in a formal setting is disgusting. I was very disappointed with how she spoke to the doctor and never took responsibility for her own actions.

  • Awesome recap, Ronnie! NeNe definitely has some serious issues, she’s a defensive listener, self-absorbed, and insecure. Everybody can’t be wrong.Next week I see she’s insulting Dr. Jeff about something personal. SMH!!

    • RonnieIsBack

      Thanks Seussyroo! It was hard..I got the flu! wahhhhhhhh!

      Ima sick bish……#FixItJesus

  • Yolie

    Lmao, Cynthia modeling plus size was just too funny…the shade. Well it’s pretty clear who the real problem is now and her level of maturity to boot. She can dish it out but can’t take none. Dr. Jeff should not have ran after her. She asked HIM to help her not vice versa. That comment about his professional license just shows how truly low she is.

    • honeybunny

      the producers should have tolder her to get her azz back in there or her checks are cut!

      • Yolie

        Agreed. Nene is uneducated and insecure. I hope her fans see the mental case they’re supporting.

        • honeybunny

          I have to take that back. they should have let her go and never let her come back (for the show’s sake). but I do think she needs recognize her flaws. I’m glad Claudia was the firs to step up and say it to her face and not wait until a reunion to do it

    • RonnieIsBack

      I know where where Andy and his you cannot leave the reunion….not until we make you cry…

  • Chloe

    Phaedra wants a pitty party and empathy but yet she is so arrogant and dirty the way she gossips. I can’t stand her.

    • If she doesn’t want to be gossiped about, she should have never signed back on to this show. She has the money. She has the shady law firm where she accepts payments from alleged drug dealers in the parking lot. She doesn’t need the RHOA. No. But she came back onto this show for people to stand in judge of her. She’s delusional if she thinks that she can just come back onto this show and no one is going to read between her lies and bullshit.

      • CNN

        My sentiments exactly. For the life of me, I can’t believe that Phaedra told Porsha that Cynthia models in a ” plus-sized” catalogue; does she OWN a mirror? Pot meet kettle!

  • She Stinks!

    Nene is just getting too ridiculous. Between her insane wig choices to her obnoxious behavior. I used to like her, in the beginning, but now she’s just too full of herself. Her ‘talent’ is very very limited.

  • cait

    You forget that when He-Ne told the girls about the Therapy session, she made it quite clear that SHE would do ALL THE TALKING ! Must have thought she could sit there and criticise all the others, without comeback ! Well that backfired, didn’t it

  • TartLemon

    I don’t have a problem with NeNe’s hair. At least she’s trying new stuff unlike Kyle Richards who has had the same boring style for years.

    I’d be more apt to defend NeNe if she had STFU. They were all blaming her for everything and she fueled the flame by not shutting up and letting them talk. Cynthia was sitting there playing the poor widdle victim and I think that’s because NeNe knows stuff about her. Kenya was butting in and seems to neglect the FACT of the fishnet catsuit with butt pads she wore to NeNe’s charity event.

    Nothing can be understood if everyone is talking at once.

    • BeachSpin

      Nene is too big a hothead to just sit there in silence to make the others look bad…and too dumb to ever know what works. She could have worked that session if she had just faked humility…lol.

    • Shelly Jones

      I don’t understand how people keep saying Cynthia is playing the victim. The therapist asked her a question and she was telling when the demise of the friendship started to happen, Nene immediately pulled a Nene and started yelling out things that have nothing to do with nothing. Just because Cynthia remained calm while Nene was acting a fool does not mean she was playing the victim. Let her speak her truth and try to understand even if you disagree with Cynthia, at least be receptive to the exercise. Kenya did not but in anything. Kenya spoke when she was spoken to. She also called and warned Nene that she was showing up in that outfit. What is the point of bringing that up?

      • Chloe

        I don’t know what show some are watching because Cynthia is not playing victim in my eyes.

      • RonnieIsBack

        If Cynthia doesn’t speak up she is a lap dog, when she does, she is a victim…and she is married to Peter…she just cannot win…

        • Shelly Jones

          Agreed. I think she just may be my favorite on the show.

      • Rochelle Barozzi

        Yes! I agree she can;t win for loosing! (As my Irish Gran used to say LOL)

    • Chloe

      I don’t think Nene was being attacked. Dr. Jeff explained they would each take turns discussing what they felt and Nene was first. That was not an attack, it was a civil discussion until Nene turned it uncivil. They were not talking at once either. Each lady took a turn and Nene would interrupt each one. Her behavior was a disgrace.

    • honeybunny

      Nene speaking was inevitable. you have to remember that it was Dr. Jeff that was mediating. he asked nene to speak first and she basically started talking about herself. Dr. Jeff then he asked for a response from Kenya and as soon as Kenya got inot her discussion Nene just jumped in. I’m sorry Tart but I have to disagree with you. As many bridges Nene has broken in this group she had to know she would be the common denominator of the problems discusssed

  • BeachSpin

    Good one Ronnie! I hope Nene keeps the crazy hair going because it’s hilarious to try and take her seriously with such a distraction. Somehow Phaedra wants us all to sympathize with her plight when it looks like she has sat for hair and makeup for hours before her poor me scenes…puh-leeze..plus her attempts at humor are forced and not funny. Love Porsha showing up for therapy with her midriff exposed…always sellin’ it,

    • RonnieIsBack

      Love you Beach!

  • Shelly Jones

    Great Recap!. Nene is disgusting. I don’t understand how anyone can defend her behavior. She goes from zero to assassin too quick. The way she talked to and disrespected that Dr. was embarrassing. She can never calmly articulate her frustrations. She has to scream and yell insults at people. Everyone else (besides Cynthia) remained calm when Nene was going off. SMH. This woman needs to leave.

    • Chloe

      Nene and Phaedra deserve each other ratchet recognize ratchet.

      • Rochelle Barozzi

        They really do.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Thanks!!!!

    • Exactly! You summed moose up perfectly! I think Nene may either have a drug problem or be bi-polar…..there’s something really not right with that thing.

  • honeybunny

    how-to-curse-like-a-sailor-and-still-praise-jesus meetings lmbo!! As always your blogs are so fun to read. Thank you. I really hope Nene realizes how nasty she is and gets herself right. That is no way to live….and if her “real friends” have’nt told her how she is, then they are’nt her real friends either. Phaedra is no different than Nene (they both use people for their selfish needs) and that’s why they finally hooked up. I do expect Kandi to forgive Phaedra (we should all forgive) but she needs to keep her distance and keep it cordial.

    • Chloe

      Nene is the root of all that evil. Slay the Beast!

    • RonnieIsBack

      Hugs and kisses…thanks so much!!!! Faedra makes my azz ache with her fake azz

  • Mary Shelley is a phenomenal woman. She literally made Frankenstein, his bride, and NeNe.

    I just can’t believe that people were actually taking up for FAKEdra last night. If she had an issue with Kandi, go to Kandi. Tell her what is on your mind. Stop being a fake bitch for once and tell your good friend how you really feel.

    The therapy session was not a gang up on NeNe day. It was an everybody tell the truth day. NeNe, at one point or another, has gotten into it with every single cast member of this show. De’Sean and Lisa got lucky, because they would have been on her bucket list too. The reason why she can’t stand Kandi is because Kandi is the real rich “bitch”, she was successful and will remain successful before and after this show, and she refuses to kiss her behind. When you think of it, Kandi is the only person of this show who hasn’t tried to suck up to NeNe at one point or another. Good for her. And Moose, if you can’t take the heat, get out the forrest. I heard walruses in the Arctic would love some fresh moose hid to chomp on.

  • italiano bambino

    The nerve of the the other ladies to have a opinion to nene. nene is one miserable woman plain and simple

  • CNN

    Maybe Phaedra has a shortage of friends because she’s a bitter spiteful person. Calling people whores and satan isn’t going to score brownie points.

  • RonnieIsBack

    I live for yalls comments and thanks for liking the blog. This was truly a labor of love of all things tea bc I am at home with the flu I had to bang this out at 2 a.m. in between meds, coughing, runny eyes and aches…brutal.. But I didn’t want to let yall down. I forgot to shade that horrific PetBoyz jumpsuit Nene was wearing..where the hell was she going anyway? She really thought she was going to bark bark bark and nobody was going to say anything….
    #MooseTracksOutOfTheHotel

    Love yall and will chat later..gotta take more meds.

    Hey Suessy Rue!!!

    • Hey bae! GREAT BLOG!!

      Aw shucks, so sorry you’re sick. Please take good care of yourself. Sending hugs & kisses your way!!

    • Shelly Jones

      Thanks for the blog and I hope you feel better ASAP!

    • Birdie

      Feel better Ronnie! Good job!

    • Norrth

      Get well soon. Thanks for the PetBoyz jumpsuit reference, LOL!

    • Rochelle Barozzi

      Feel better!

    • CoolBreeze15

      Awe I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well! I hope you feel better cause I live for your blogs and comments on Twitter!

  • MindStretch

    What in tha DOLLY PARTON “9-5” HELL is going on with Nene’s hair?!?!

    • HAHAHAHA!!!

      • MindStretch

        Girl!! You remember that movie? Lol. Remember “9-5” and the movie “Working Girl” back then. #GoodMovies

        • Do I? One of my favs as a kid. I think I broke my moms VHS player watching it over and over again.

          • MindStretch

            Girl! YES. Those movies encouraged me as a young girl that #WomanCanKickButtInCorpAmericaToo

          • While being sexy at the same time!

    • Rochelle Barozzi

      LOLOLOL!!!!

  • MindStretch

    Question – WTH? Did Nene just “try” to highjack the therapy session? THIS chick is all kinds of crazy

  • MindStretch

    Nene LITERALLY talks out of both sides of her mouth

  • MindStretch

    Hell, Greg isn’t even Nene’s friend…SOMEBODY ANYBODY tell Nene Ramen Noodles are to be eaten not worn

  • MindStretch

    KEEP YOUR LEGS CLOSED TO MARRIED MEN!!!! – y’all remember that?? But NOW she’s cool with Porsha (who sleeps with married men) Phaedra (who is married cheating on her huuuuusband the entire time)…Humph. Can we say hypocrisy

  • MindStretch

    This show has turned into the adult version of “SWEET VALLEY HIGH”! #sarcasm

    Advice – stop “talking” about being a grown woman and start “acting/demonstrating” your “womaness” (Nene’s word not mine)

  • MindStretch

    Yo, this female comedian is FREAKING HILARIOUS!!!!! . the straw and condom joke!!!!

  • Norrth

    I’m sorry, I can’t get over that HAIR! I just knew it was a wig for Cinderella. Nene walked out of the house like that? On purpose? Even cutie pie Ayden stopped.

  • Rochelle Barozzi

    OMG the pics next to NeNe….I can’t….stomach hurts from laughing…..bwahahahahahahahahahah!!!

    • misstc

      The Bride of Frankenstein looks better as the hair is combed. LMBO – she just plopped that wig on without combing it; (after she slept in it), all matted up, looking 4 bats to come flying out!!

      • Rochelle Barozzi

        Too true!! I swear I laughed so hard I woke up my napping dogs. Poor things. LOLOL

  • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

    Awesome re-cap Ronnie. Hope you will be feeling better soon.

    What in the ever lovin’ hell is Nay-Nay wearing on her head? & I thought the ramen noodle ish was bad? Dang girl! Your man & your family let you leave the house with that monster on top of your head? Sheesh!

    Any one remember the movie ‘The Longest Yard’ from 1974 with Burt Reynolds?
    Bernadette Peters played the Warden’s secretary. LOL!

    Girl you know you stole that look from Bernadette!

    • Awwww…. Bernadette was so pretty when she wore it.

      Hey Tiger! 🙂

      • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

        LOL! Even Bernadette couldn’t pull that one off. Yuck! Just ew!
        Howdy hey Doc!

  • Addie2U

    Over the years we’ve all become familiar with the “hairdo”, & now thanks to Nene we’ve got the “hair-DON’T” ⊙.☉ Yet another hairstyle from the NoNO Collection!

  • Addie2U

    Anyone else notice how Phaedra avoided eye contact with Nene during her visit? The 2-3 times she did glance at her you could see her trying to control her laughter.

  • CoolBreeze15

    Hahaha at that wig! I enjoyed the therapy session scene and the scenes with Claudia but that’s it. I’m NEVER here for Phaedra and Nene’s forced scenes. Nene really made herself look like trash the other night. How do you disrespect the therapist and then talk over everyone else when they’re trying to talk? I do think Nene is bipolar! I wish some of these rats online would stop acting like Porsha is beautiful because she is not. Great recap Ronnie!

  • Orlando Chan

    Nene is a nasty vengeful piece of trash. I can only hope that she quits the show so I never have to look at her moose face again.