Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Apollo Nida Checks In From Prison [Season Finale]

Posted on Apr 20 2015 - 8:43am by Ronnie D

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Hello Tea Drinkers – Ronnie Is Back! Thanks for all your prayers. All we can do it press forward, continue praying and get our cups ready for “Real Housewives of Atlanta” tea so Let’s go!

We begin with the Neenster and the Butler Gregg, walking in New York onto the stage just to it all in. Ahhh. NeNe feels she has truly arrived, once again, and Gregg feels like CinderFELLA. Yes, you are Gregg and be sure to sweep the cinders, darn the socks and continue to carry NeNe’s bags and ego or else. Cinderfella, Cinderfella!

Kenya with Chanel bag and liquid leather leggings are meeting with her audio engineer to fine tune her self-written, directed and produced pilot “Life Twirls On.” Girlfriend has been in boss mode and it’s all coming together. She has a lot of fun takes with her voice overs as Brandon, her BFF looks on with pride. Kenya mentions that she is aware NeNe has her Broadway debut as Madame in Cinderella. She is also aware that although NeNe invited them all and promised them tickets to the show, they never received the tickets. Yeah, the Detroit Public Schools system is familiar with that feeling also Kenya. #PromisesPromises. Kenya is going to make up for NeNe’s *cough* oversight *cough* by inviting the ladies to a screening of her pilot, “Life Twirls On.”

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Peter and Cynthia are doing a final walk through of the old BarOne. They have a new location. Peter decides to spring it on Cynthia that he has also has a new business venture. He leased a spot for $1200 a month which will feature his new coffee line, “Peter’s Brew.” Cynthia is not impressed and feels that Peter needed to focus on the new BarOne without the distraction of barrister business. Just when we think we are about to see a Coming to Jeezus explosion, the phone rings and “you have a collect call from Apollo Nida.” During this short phone call, Apollo uses this time to let us know that Phaedra has not brought the kids to see him in six weeks. He has seen his brother four times.

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Peter isn’t happy about that situation and tosses salt into Apollo’s prison wounds to let him know Phaedra has filed for divorce. Apollo says he already knows because he received an email from Phaedra and information from the chain gang underground railroad. Apollo asks if they could talk to Phaedra. Cynthia feels they should just mind their business. I agree. The call is disconnected ala prison policy. Peter and Cynthia take a last selfie in front of a picture of Cynthia channeling Foxy Brown with a massive moisturized afro. Cheese!

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Meanwhile, Bravo presents the fabulous juxtaposition of Phaedra playing Southern Betty Crocker baking cookies with her boys. She says she isn’t too keen on taking them to see their father because prisons don’t have nurseries. The Horror.

Todd and Kandi are preparing to go to the official housewarming party of Mama Joyce. Kandi is trying to decide what outfit to wear and Todd is gulping down liquid courage from a red cup. Todd says he will always feel resentful towards Mama Joyce until she apologizes for what she said about his parents. He then asks if they are going to bring something to the housewarming. Kandi retorts she bought the house so she should get free food for a lifetime #KeepItTackyKandi. The family drives up the road and Todd runs over a lawn light. Riley let’s Todd know that her grandmother already doesn’t like him #DisrespectulAsUsual. Todd shades back that Kandi paid for that lawn light fixture so he’s covered. Everyone is getting ready to chow down. The family members are wearing their comfy clothes and Mama Joyce is wearing her resting bitchy face. At the dinner table, Todd asks who cooked the food #NotSoSubtleShade. Aunt Bertha says she did. Later, Mama Joyce says she slaved away cooking.

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Before Todd could throw Mama Joyce under the bus, she begins with her apology sprinkled with an excuse to Todd about the things she said about his dearly departed mother, Sharon. She tells him that she was repeating what she heard, but that was wrong regardless and she is sorry – all in monotone. Kandi feels the extreme awkwardness and shouts “group hug.” Everyone hugs except Mama Joyce and Todd. Todd says in his talking head that the apology was basically bullsh*t/insincere and he is still angry.

Todd says they have a lot of work to do #CallingHisLawyerRegardingOptions. Kandi also announces that Todd’s show was picked up for a second season (Hollywood Divas) and they will be going to L.A. for two months. Riley announces, as Mama Joyce looks on like the Godfather, that she isn’t going because her education is important #HouseOfCards.

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It is morning of NeNe’s Brawwway debut. She arrives at the stage door and Gregg is carrying flowers she received from her realtor wishing her the best. NeNe admits that none of the ladies called her (even though she probably would have ignored their calls) and Phaedra only sent a text. Ouch. She also admits that yes, she invited them to see her on Broadway but because they didn’t follow up with her about tickets that she promised to give them, too bad because she didn’t want them to come anyway #DetroitPublicSchoolTheSequel. Cinderfella (Gregg) does his best to console and keep the star happy.

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Porsha, wearing a cat suit and puffy boots, visits Phaedra and her sons. Phaedra shades Porsha in her talking head referring to Porsha again as a Thot #ThisIsNotACompliment. Phaedra’s boys are playing with sabers and swords, which Porsha pronounces swwwwword (the “w” is silent, gurl). Phaedra says they are slaying hoes and thots #Wait4It. Porsha doesn’t catch the dirt thrown but continues to laugh about slaying hoes and thots. Yes, slaying thots that Phaedra has proudly crowned Porsha, the queen of the land of Thotville. #IJustCan’t

Backstage before the show, NeNe gets a visit from the stage director. He wants to make absolutely sure for the 10000000th time NeNe says the lines as is and correctly. There is no Bama in Madam. She will pull it together because folks are paying ya know $137 to see her, ahem, “Cinderella.” The show must go on! After the first performance NeNe is recognized by the cast as making her debut and she receives applause. She also receives her fans back stage and signs autographs and takes pictures. She wishes she knew a word larger than proud because she feels she is the real Cinderella. I know a word – Grateful. Please remember that and stay humble. Please.

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Back in Atlanta the women were all invited to a mansion, equipped with wedding decorations, an opera singer, a harpist, dancers and gift bags with drinks named after them for the screening of “Life Twirls On.” All the ladies show up, even Porsha and Phaedra, dressed to the nines and they oooh and ahh while dodging rice tossed at them as they enter the mansion. The bartender gives them their drinks named appropriately: Claudia (Hammertime), Cynthia (Rum on the Rocks), Porsha (Flatlined), Kandi (Kandi Coated Drop) and Phaedra (Southern Cocoa) #Wait4It. Phaedra, takes this opportunity to tell Kandi, who missed the Save our Sons event due to fertility appointments, that NeNe flew all the way from New York to come to the event the day before her Broadway debut #Shade. Kandi doesn’t seem too impressed, but would rather talk about the drama that occurred at Phaedra’s event. I am glad they didn’t give in to the messiness. Kenya arrives in full wedding regalia and takes the ladies to the theater room, with lush leather chairs and gourmet popcorn. The queen of Thotville, Porsha, throws shade in her talking head by saying this looks like this isn’t going to be good. WTF? Surprisingly the pilot was well received by the ladies.

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They finish the evening in the photo booth with props and took a lot of fun silly pictures with each other.

Bravo season end follow-ups:

  • NeNe: is auditioning for pilots and she recently purchased her first home – a $2.1 million dollar home Georgia. Congrats!
  • Cynthia: she and Peter are still working on the opening of BarOne’s newest location. Peter’s Brew is now available for all to enjoy.
  • Kandi: she has not gone to L.A. with Todd. She is receiving fertility treatments. They celebrated their 1 year’s anniversary. Whew.
  • Claudia: She still works on the Rickey Smiley show. She is also honing her comedic craft in hopes of being a standup comedian. She still has hammer toes.
  • Kenya: She is shopping her pilot to the networks. She also has a new real love courtesy of the Millionaire Matchmaker and is twirling on. Moore Hair care coming soon.
  • Phaedra: is raising her children and decided not to tell Bravo a damn thing about her plans for divorce or visits to the prison #FinalShade.

Next week is the reunion where all the ladies wear white but still managed to sling mud without blinking. Stay tuned.

 

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  • Yolie

    Great recap, Ronnie. The finale was a little lackluster so I don’t have very much. I commend Nene for making it to Broadway but it’s her nasty attitude that overshadows her achievements and throws everything off balance in her personal life.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Thanks.

  • RonnieIsBack

    It was good to recap that episode. Alls well that ends well…until the reunion LOL.

    • MidwestMiddie

      Well Done!!

      • RonnieIsBack

        Hugs!

    • pixntrix

      Welcome back Ronnie!! Hilarious recap! What is it with the red Solo cups and Atlanta? Can’t they afford regular glasses?

      • RonnieIsBack

        Thanks. I think they shop where the Kardashians shop for all those effin plastic containers…they never eat off of plates..

  • honeybunny

    Thank you for the great and funny recap. last episode overall ok. No heavy drama and we get to see at least Kenya being productive.
    I have to say I only tuned in this season to see how the real Apollo situation would unfold on camera..but it turned out to be a lot of fake reality spun stories around a real story all for ratings: Phaedra’s “i didnt know he was a crimintal” story, “I’m a glorified single mother” story, “Apollo is spychotic and violent” story, “the hotel incident never happened” story…. and the “Phaedra has a Mr. Chocolate Story” story…. I could go on and on. I feel sorry for those boys who will one day see how pathetic their mother and father are.

    Nene I hope she doesnt come back…from the previews it seems she only brokedown because she’s the only outlier and needed some allies since most of the scenes of the entire season were without her and her absence was actually a good thing. it doesnt matter how “I’m the victim” she gets. no matter how sympathetic claudia and kenya seems they will never really be friends with her.

    Kandi’s stories are becoming just as fake as Phaedra’s.

    Cynthia, Kenya and Claudia are fun but they did try to stir up unecessary drama this year (the Mr. Chocolate expose and the kitchen incident with Nene).

    Porsha go away…..forever!!
    I will likely not be watching next year but may continue with the blogs becuase the bloggers are soooo funny.

  • CNN

    The only person on this show that speaks English is Kenya and Claudia. Everyone else speaks Ebonics, slangs and mumbo jumbo. Especially the fake Lawyer, Phaedra.

  • MidwestMiddie

    How long will it be before ATM Cynthia and her “Peach of A Husband” are
    filing for bankruptcy?

    • pixntrix

      Lol MM…in 3, 2, 1…

  • Awesome and hilarious recap as always, Ronnie!!

    NeNe always gets “convenient” amnesia when it comes to her bad behavior. She either suddenly can’t remember what she’s done or she wants to put it behind her. Her methods are played out and crystal clear.

    • RonnieIsBack

      thanks Doc. These girls are a mess..they go back and forth so much. I want to snatch them up and say, please review the tape….Nene lies for no reason..

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    Look at Cynthia’s photo booth pic, how old is she again?! Pathetic…

  • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

    Dear Lawd, I really, really despise Joyce. The more & more I see of her? The more & more I want to reach through my TV screen & throttle the bish!
    I said those things about your Mom because that is what I heard. Look out! Cause here comes the bolt of lightning now! You’re lucky God didn’t strike you down where you stand. I hope Miss Sharon haunts your azz! I hope she invades your dreams every night!
    & btw Joyce, if you have to qualify your apology than you aren’t sincerely apologizing.

    Imho, you are lying, low-life heifer!
    You are a vile, bitter, foul-mouthed, evil, crass, nasty old woman & I for one can’t wait for the day you get your comeuppance.

    • RonnieIsBack

      LOL I have missed you Tiger!

      • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

        Ha-ha! Thanks Ronnie! Missed you too! So happy & glad you are back spilling the tea on all things ATL!
        That Joyce fires me up sumthin’ fierce! Thank goodness I don’t live in Atlanta because I really don’t think I could control myself if I ever came across her in real life. I honestly think I would choke the bish! Just want to beat the piss outta her. LMFAO!

        • RonnieIsBack

          Yeah she is something else and Riley is Mama Joyce 2.0

    • Yep, that was as far from an actual apology as she could get. The poor woman is dead – let her rest in peace. Mama J needs to do some serious self examination and apologize genuinely. I cannot blame Todd for seeming not to accept her shady “sorry”

  • RonnieIsBack

    I tried to make chicken salad outta chickenchit.
    I’m glad there wasn’t a lot of yelling and screaming, but some of the stories seemed contrived (Todd/Kandi and fake azz Fakedra…)

    • RealitytvJunkie

      Isn’t Brent in high school? How is he going to school while living in NY? And he couldn’t put on a shirt with a collar on it for his mother’s Broadway debut? Gregg wore a suit! And what kind of brand is Pink Dolphin anyway? I loved it when the director told Nene what she’s doing wrong.

      • undergroundrailroadtrain

        I think it was during winter break. The marquee said last show was Jan 3rd. So he was probably off from school for the holidays

  • colleen

    Ronnie, Nice blog. Even Butlers dont grovel and kiss butt like CinderFella. Nene’s humbleness has long disappeared. She acts like she is “entitled” to the best of everything.
    Why did Kenya rent a mansion for Twirl show? She lives in a ridiculously huge home and only a few invited. I just don’t get these HWs of ATL. I doubt if a network picked up her show

    • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

      If I remember correctly, I think they showed it at the end credits. They said that her show was not picked up.

    • RonnieIsBack

      So true. I am not sure if the pilot was picked up, but I think in 3 weeks it is going to be shown. Kenya has tweeted about it.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Funny recap, Ronnie. Welcome back! I am so sick of Phaedra calling herself a Southern Belle. Someone needs to tell her what a Southern Belle is. Has she ever read, “Gone with the Wind? She’s not Scarlett O’Hara. I love Claudia. She makes the show interesting. She’s gorgeous. Witty. Intelligent. What more can I say?

    • RonnieIsBack

      Thanks RTJ
      Yeah Fakedra needs to let that go…she should just claim the southern part and give it a rest….
      Belle she is not…Pug…but not Belle. and Velvet (r.i.p) had more class than Fakedra.

  • HoyesMiGente

    Does anybody else find Peter as repugnant as I do? Also: anybody else ever been blocked from reality tea?

    • TartLemon

      I agree about Peter. As of this season, Cynthia is equal in the repugnant scale as Peter. They are gross.

      • HoyesMiGente

        I know. What has happened to my Cynthia? I’m glad she’s got a voice, but that woman needs lessons on direct speak. Seriously.

    • undergroundrailroadtrain

      I’ve never been blocked but some of my comments were under moderation for forever before being posted

      • HoyesMiGente

        They banned me. They’ve got some nasty troll of a person over there calling Nene a moose and all other kind of comments on her looks. I am NOT a fan of Nene, but I’m even more not a fan of calling people ugly names based on how they look. Anyway. The bastids. I’m more than glad to be commenting over here, so poo on realitytea. thppppppt.

  • Pandora403

    The parts Nene auditioned for must have been for secondary roles. Why else would she be doing this spin-off with Kim Z? Why be a minor player when you can have the lead?

    • RonnieIsBack

      I find that strange as well. Nene truly despises Kim and is filled with envy of her success because she didn not “close her legs to married men”. Kim couldn’t care less and will still treat Nene as her slave..watch and see. the fact that Nene signed on to do a show wiht Kim on the road..wow “some people will do anything for $1.50”

  • Nicely wrapped up, Ronnie!

  • Rochelle Barozzi

    Well done Ronnie!!