'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Recap: Marlo Makes the Talls Look Small

Marlo Hampton and NeNe LeakesSo much for the motherland bringing together the women of The Real Housewives of Atlanta in a spirit of solidarity. Oh, things started out amicably enough in South Africa. They toasted to positivity with champagne and potato chips, and aboard a yacht they cleared the air and promised to be cordial. The smalls and the talls were getting along one and all ... for a few minutes anyway. 

The big crux of the drama to come was a party that Kevin, Sheree Whitfield's gay friend from Atlanta, was throwing (If you didn't watch, the gay part is important to know later). Sheree RSVP'd for just three people -- herself, Kandi Burruss, and Phaedra Parks. She, of course, didn't know Marlo Hampton would be joining them, and she assumed Cynthia Bailey wouldn't leave NeNe Leakes behind. NeNe just had no prayer of being invited because of her feud with Sheree.


At the last minute, however, Sheree decided it would be okay to add one more guest if Cynthia wanted to come. NeNe and Marlo -- who won no friends with her endless, annoying etiquette lessons and nonstop blabbering -- were definitely still not invited. When Cynthia ran and told them what happened, Marlo was pissed off majorly, and in two seconds flat, she was IN Sheree's face.

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What happened next was one of the most incoherent, hilariously ridiculous screaming matches in Housewives' history. It really needed to be seen to be believed, and there was so much being shouted back and forth, it was hard to make out just how they were slamming each other. Sheree got in a dig about Marlo's 80-year-old boyfriend; Marlo kept slamming Sheree for her money problems and lack of a house; and Marlo shot back something about how everyone at Neiman Marcus says that Sheree returns things all the time. Oh, and there was something about Onyx and drug dealers?

One thing that came out loud and clear was Marlo getting really ugly. It went something like this.

That's why you don’t have a man. Go hang with those (word that rhymes with maggots) ... f*ck you bitch!

Yes, she went there. As Kandi said, I may not know Marlo's etiquette, but I know you don't say that. It was ugly.

And it continued to escalate from there. At one point, I thought my TV was malfunctioning as they went back and forth with this weird action (see above photo)/noise/character voice, thing. Seriously, that's the best I can do to describe it -- it was that insane.

I will say that Sheree held her own pretty well. While it was rude of her to leave some of the ladies out of the party, Marlo is just a menace and looking to stir trouble. You'd think she'd be a little more gracious being as she's an uninvited guest and all, but gracious doesn't seem to be her thing. If it's a game of the talls vs. the smalls, this was definitely a big defeat for the talls.

The episode ended mid-rage, so the drama is to be continued. I can't wait to see how this one ends.

Did you think Marlo was out of line? Which team are you on -- smalls or talls?

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