'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Season 5 Reunion Recap Part 2: Kim Zolciak Returns & Clears Up Exactly Nothing

Kim ZolciakFor a season that rotated almost solely around one big feud (Phaedra Parks vs. Kenya Moore), I thought that three parts would be way too much for The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion. After watching part two tonight, I'm confident I was right.

There were a couple highlights though. In the first part, NeNe Leakes and Phaedra got into it and talked about why there's so much tension between them. Apparently, NeNe is still holding a grudge that in season 1, Phaedra went and talked to NeNe's half sisters to try and dig up dirt on her. "I don't have a dirty soul like that," NeNe told Phaedra. Phaedra offered up some half-hearted explanations that she knew them before, but overall, she seemed pretty guilty of doing it. She did apologize (again), and Nene said she forgave her but would never forget. So nothing was really resolved, but it did explain some things.

Then Kim Zolciak (aka "The Wig") made her big reappearance ... without her wig.

In a bright green dress that barely covered her boobs (even with that hideous nude mesh), Kim came out with her real hair. Andy Cohen actually pulled it to make sure it was real. It was in some sort of updo, but it looked at least as good as her wigs (or exactly like them). Andy Cohen remarked that she looked younger, and I'd agree. I'm not sure what exactly she had done, but she's definitely had work.

The ladies discussed all of the excuses she gave prior to her abrupt departure from the show, and why they were all pissed at her in the end. Kim gave more of the same old excuses. There was nothing new, and she didn't seem to regret her decision one bit. She and Kandi squabbled a bit over her dissing Kandi's new home and the whole baby name thievery. She had a legal document showing she'd come up with the name Kash for her son before the episode in which Kandi says she told Kim that was the name she'd use for her future son (if she ever has one). I really don't know who to believe on this one as Kandi doesn't seem like one to just make something up. But who knows ... and really, who cares?

So while Kim told Andy when she first came out that there were a lot of things she wanted to clear up, she cleared up pretty much nothing.

It all ended on a sweet note though, when Kim and NeNe hugged it out. We knew they had worked things out, but it was great to see it in person. All in all it was a much calmer, classier exit from the show for Kim than the first in which she just stormed off.

Part three of the reunion is next week, and it doesn't look sweet at all. The Phaedra/Kenya/Apollo drama looks intense, and I can't wait to see them get to the bottom of all of those text messages.

Were you glad to see Kim and NeNe reconnect?


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youth... youthfulsoul

I think it was pretty obvious she wasn't interested in filming with these ladies or subjecting herself to the drama and bs of it all. What's to excuse? She more or less said exactly that. I wouldn't want to needlessly sit thru that crap either.

I think NeNe thinks a bit too highly of herself but I did like their friendship during season 1.

nonmember avatar Kathy

As usual Kim showed what a c--- she is. Bravo should neber have given the slut her own show,

nonmember avatar linda

i was glad to see them hug each.but would have been happier if kim had stayed on the show cos i like their friendship together. her and nene are the only reason i watch the show

Cindy Rudin Bican

I never liked Kim at the begining of the show but after she married kroy I liked her, I would never go to another country while that far along in my pregnancy seems to me to be a "common Sense" thing who would go!?! I think she looked stunnng and her hair was Gorgeous!! She had a lot of excuses because she has this large family now and new husband, I guess I would be the same when your family grows you need to settle down a little and she did seems normal to me!

Melan... MelanieJK

If the spat about the trip was premeditated by Kim as a way to get out of doing the show without burning her bridges with Bravo,  well played.      But I find her more entertaining in her relationships and interaction with these women than on her own show.   


Dorothy Delisle

yes it was good seeing kim again ahe looks good and i am happy that she is doing so good and i am her biggest fan keep up the good work and congradulations on your wedding and the new baby

Serab... Serabelle

What was there to excuse? She was over 8 months preggo, what woman would consider going to another country that far along? And what doctor woudl say it was ok? She gave birth 4 weeks after that trip, meaning that with the pressure changes of flying it could have possibly trigger her labor, maybe not likely, but it is a possiblitiy. Also, she had  a 1 year old and 2 teenage daughters at home, and i believe it was during football season that they were filiming, so Kroy was probably out of town, or at least unable to accompany her. What preggo woman wants to travel without her husband in tow, in case she had gone into labor, or if she just had emotional needs that hormonal women are subjected to during pregnancy. Why would she want to leave her little baby KJ behind? And considering how dramatic the trip ended up being, it's a good thing she didn't go, all that stress could have also triggered labor that close to delievery. Those other women all either have older children or no children, therefor probably forget how hard it is to leave your little baby, who was about 1!

If she had gone, all we would have heard all season is how irresponsible she had been for going that late in the pregnancy! She can't win with some people!

Sosidity Sosidity

I don't think anyone was mad at Kim for not wanting to go. The problem was that she had everyone plan a trip around HER schedule and she had no plans of going in the first place. She should have been a grown up and said from the beginning that she didn't want to go. Both she and Phaedra have very young children, 2 and under so she isn't the only one who was leaving a baby. Kim is very fake, inside and out and has always been that way. I am soooo not a fan. And I do believe she stole the name, mostly because she created an LLC around it. Who does that? I would bet that she doesn't have an LLC around her other children's names, so why this one? Because she stole it. I think it is a trivial thing, especially since Kandi isn't even pregnant, but it just goes to show Kim's character. Shady.

nonmember avatar SONYA

I think that bringing Kim on the reunion show was a complete waste of time. She didn't clear up anything. I completely understand her growing up and now having a husband and family that needs her. Therefore, if she did not want to be on the show anymore or hang out with the other ladies....damnit be a woman and just say that. Don't make excuses!! I think the ladies would have respected her more for being completely honest instead of beating around the bush. The ladies planned the trip out of the country around Kim's schedule and if she was not able to go, she should have said that during the planning stages or cleared it with her doctor before opening her mouth about going. Maybe she was trying to save face with Bravo but in the end she still left the show so she went through all that crap for nothing when she could have been a real woman and just said "I don't want to do this anymore"! Now the issue about the baby name stealing...not really sure what to believe. I think that if someone told me that they were thinking of naming their child something that I wanted to name my child, I would have been like "I was thinking the same thing"! That ordeal is crazy and petty anyway.

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