The Real Housewives of Atlanta recap: Fifty Shades of Twitter

Kenya and Nene break through new boundaries in their Tour of Terror, Kandi and Cynthia shakily address their tormentors and Phaedra whispers the Atlanta Rosary
Ep. 24 | Aired Apr 27, 2014

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They get into how much Kandi financially supports her mom, and if the reason Mama Joyce is so protective of her is because she doesn’t want to lose her meal ticket. It’s the same old thing: Mama Joyce says “no” with her mouth and “yes” with every other atom and fiber in her being. She says both that she raised Kandi to be a millionaire so she should take care of her and that Kandi has never taken care of her. She tells Cynthia she owes her an apology for insinuating that Kandi pays her bills, so Cynthia respectfully offers one, and Mama Joyce accepts it like an absolute maniac. The only thing Kandi does to remotely act like an adult woman that can be both respectful of her mother and not let her walk all over her is say she doesn’t appreciate when Mama Joyce acts like she’s doesn't do anything for her. She says she'll never stop talking to her mother, but ultimately, she'll still do what she wants, like marrying Todd in one week. Or is it two?

In the most trying hashing out of events, Cynthia and Nene wade through a fight that we really haven’t seen and has perhaps never taken place. Apparently the two haven’t spoken in weeks: the origins stem from Nene calling Peter a bitch, and even though Cynthia got over it at the time, people being in her ear about it has made her start to question if Nene respects her at all. This is a message to Cynthia: Nene does not respect you. Nene respects herself (sort of) and Ryan Murphy. She can scream that she’s “AN EXCELLENT FRIEND” all she wants and I bet she is...until the moment she decides she doesn’t want to be anymore. Cynthia says Nene gets defensive when she tries to tell her something is bothering her and Nene helpfully offers back, “I feel like if you tell me I’m wrong and I want to feel some kind of way about it, like, I feel like I can.” Sure, alright.

Nene basically refuses to have the conversation with Cynthia on the Reunion show, saying that if Cynthia has a problem with her they can discuss it in private. Two things, Nene: 1. This is a show that you willingly participate in and earn millions of dollars to get in fights on, and then talk about those fights on 27-part Reunion specials; 2. If you insult someone on television, apologizing to them on television is a good move. If Phaedra is willing to pray for their friendship in public ("Fix it, Jesus..."), then you'd think Nene would at least be willing to turn off her stank face for 2-seconds to says she'd like for them to get through this.

In this rare case, I feel for Cynthia. If you look to your left and see Nene with a yellow, lacefront corn muffin affixed to her head, and look to your right and see Peter getting Cash Back with your debit card, things are going to seem pretty bad. But, Cynthia, it might just be time to grow a pair, do a juice cleanse of all the humans in your life, and use your beautiful face and desire to provide the world with as many models and teal eye shadows as possible to do your own thing. Lead your life, girlfriend, and you just might find yourself with your very own storyline next year! Also, maybe give Leon a call.

What did you gather from this smattering of fights between maybe-friends? Is Porsha getting fired? Would you want her back in season 7? Is Kenya fueling storylines, or has she just become unenjoyable? And is Nene about to quit this thing to pursue not reading scripts full time? I mean...Nene is definitely quitting, right?

Next week: Kenya picks up her pleasant conversation with Apollo from last year’s reunion special, Nene’s voice reaches all new levels of baritone, Phaedra stands by her fraudulent husband and, hopefully, Kandi serves up a little truth to her cast mates without threatening to drag anyone “in this bitch.”

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