It’s not like anyone thought it would last, but all of the bonding after the ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta visited the African orphanage was a lovely to see. For about two seconds they realized the world was bigger than them and their ridiculously petty problems, and they bonded over sex positions, bones thrown by a creepy medicine man, and a good time had by all. But, to quote Phaedra Parks: “That would be just too much like right for these wrong girls.”
After the pajama party hosted by Nene Leakes and Marlo Hampton, they were all to meet for another safari in the morning. Only Marlo claimed she was sick. Maybe it was the work of the medicine man as they speculated, or maybe she just wanted to stay in bed. Either way, NeNe donned some latex gloves and stayed back to kiss her ass take care of her. That means it was Cynthia Bailey with the Smalls. All alone.
With a Tall in their midst, the Smalls couldn’t resist the chance to talk about Marlo and her materialistic ways. And really, when you bring 29 pair of designer shoes to an impoverished country for a short stay, you're just asking for it. Cynthia -- who repeatedly shows her two faces -- pretty much admitted that she finds her a bit overboard too, and very much tried to let the ladies know that she’s not like that.
At some point the conversation turned to Kim Zolciak, and Cynthia said she couldn't see her in an orphanage holding little African babies. Kandi Burruss said she didn’t really see Kim coming on the trip at all, especially because of her troubles with NeNe. Meanwhile no one was paying any attention to gorgeous animals along the route.
Suddenly, NeNe realized, OMG Cynthia was alone with the Talls and had to be saved from their clutches. So, leaving sick Marlo behind, she went to the buffet in the bush complaining about the bugs and demanding workers fan her food. Her presence quickly changed Cynthia’s tune who then started defending Marlo and her fashion.
The next day the Smalls give Kim a call, and out of nowhere Sheree Whitfield decided to throw Kandi under the bus and tell her that she said she couldn’t see Kim holding an African baby in an orphanage. That, of course, pissed Kim off and drug her right into the drama from around the world. Why Sheree had to say that I have no idea . Even if Kandi did say that – which she really didn’t, though she did seem to agree with Cynthia -- why the need to tell Kim like that? Maybe she was just pissed that the medicine man told her she was too old and would never be married again after he threw her bones. Regardless, it was a shady move on Sheree's part that led to more drama.
Of course then Kandi had to take her turn and throw Cynthia under the bus. When calling Marlo out for her incessant bragging and materialism she told Marlo that she wasn’t the only one who saw this, and said most of them -- even Cynthia -- had acknowledged it too.
There was also a ridiculous who’s the boss conversation that was just mind numbing as is the whole Talls vs. Smalls thing all together. NeNe said Kim is the captain of the Smalls ship, and that she is the boss of the Talls. No one agreed; everyone started yelling; and just like that, all of those warm memories of bonding at the orphanage were a distant memory.
“Somehow even over here we managed to get back to the B.S. As quickly as things changed, they stayed the same,” Cynthia said. It's hard to imagine it any other way though.
Which lady did you feel had the worst behavior on tonight’s episode?
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