The Real Housewives of Atlanta aired the 19th episode of it’s 7th season last night (March 29, 2015).
Last week, we witnessed the ladies push through therapy with Dr. Jeff…
The women travel to the Philippines. Everyone is in attendance except NeNe, who has chosen to work on her upcoming role for Broadway.
Phaedra opens up to Claudia.
For once, there seems to be peace and positivity throughout the group…that is, until dinner time.
Recap + full episode under the cut…
VIDEO: RHOA 0719
Life Lesson #1 – When all else fails, plan a trip to the Phillipines…
Cynthia, Porsha, Claudia, Demetria, Kandi and Phaedra embark on yet another girl’s trip. It’s the 2nd trip this season… the first being the drama filled Puerto Rico trip that lost Demetria McKinney her peach.
Things start off a bit rocky. Phaedra isn’t really feeling the group but the show must go on and she doesn’t hide her feelings too well as she prefers to sit in her car until time for check in.
Parks is also the bearer of bad news as she lets the ladies know that Nene won’t be taking the 18 hour journey due to her blood clotting issue.
Claudia is apparently the coordinator of the circus this go round and she dresses the part of ‘ring leader’ complete with an ill fitting hat.
Kenya takes a chance to briefly hump Kandi’s new husband Todd, as he drops Kandi off for their trip.
Porsha makes sure she’s dressed for ‘success’ as she seeks another international sponsor and Demetria manages to get a short flash on the screen as they prepare to check in for their long flight.?Moving on…
Nene heads to NYC to prepare for her stint on Broadway as the wicked stepmother in Cinderella and she meets with the director to get some idea about the direction she should take with her character.
Nene is reminded that the story takes place in a certain period of time, so she’s advised not to ‘ad lib’ or use any of her colorful slogans.
At least the veteran ‘housewife’ is making good use of all her free time while her ‘friends’ are away.
While it seems the goal is to increase the ‘peace,’ the ladies all fall into the same ‘ol pattern of splitting into groups.
Claudia, Cynthia, Kenya & Demetria all stay up late while the other ladies turn in. After the group watches the sunrise, they also decide to call it a night, but not before Claudia decides to emulate Porsha’s ‘THOT-Walk’… (but wait… I thought everyone was trying to ‘get along’… what’s up with the shade?)
Anywhoo… the goal of the trip is to increase the peace and ‘detox’ from the drama but it’s already off to a questionable start.
Good job, ring leader!
It seems that Jordan’s goal is to get Phaedra to talk about her marital issues but Parks isn’t falling for it.
First, Claudia shares that she’s also gone through a tough break-up with short lived marriage that ended in divorce (cue violins) and then she decides to ask Phaedra when she realized there was a breaking point in her marriage.
Phaedra deflects and decides to discuss how supportive Nene and Porsha has been during her trying time. She also talks about how her kids are adjusting to life without their dad, and she gets emotional about the situation.
Yea right… whatever…
Kandi takes the opportunity to remind her ‘friend’ how bad Nene treated her in the past and also advises her that if she can forgive Nene, Phaedra can certainly forgive Kenya (WTF?!?).
For the record, I totally disagree… but since a reconciliation between Parks & Moore has been what the producers have been aiming for all season, it’s gonna happen. Will it be genuine? Nope.
But I digress…
The dinner starts off lighthearted enough as ‘ringleader’ Claudia sits at the head of the table to play ‘peace maker’.
On the other hand, Claudia’s jealously rears it’s head ugly head as Porsha tries to share her opinions. Kenya even makes a snide comment during Porsha’s chatter, stating, “She’s looking for a moment like she always does.’
The cattiness is still alive and well and while it seems the ladies are on their best behavior there is still a ton of underlying animosity in the room.
The ladies will somewhat make ‘amends’ but it’s all for show. Don’t worry, things will be right back to normal being that they will be back at each other’s throats during the 3 part reunion show which airs in a few weeks.
I’ll post the tea on that later…