Cast Blog: #RHOA

So Long, Kim Zolciak - Ep 5

Cynthia: It Was Awkward Seeing Phaedra Uncomfortable

Demetria: I Have No Beef with Kenya

NeNe Explains the Wig

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Kenya's Not Interested in Roger Bobb

Claudia: "I'm the Samantha of the Group"

Kenya: Cynthia Commanded the Runway

Phaedra: You Don't Often Come Across Hair Burglary

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Cynthia's "Non-Conversation" with NeNe

NeNe: The Pit Bull Act is Not a Good Look

Kenya: If It Looks Like a Fraud...

Phaedra: "I Moved Past This Years Ago"

Claudia: I Am Not Asking for Sympathy

GIF Recap: Saltines, Anyone?

Kenya: Why Would Apollo Try to Hurt Phaedra?

Cynthia: "My Heart Went Out to Kenya"

Phaedra: "NeNe Made a Fair Observation"

Claudia on Her Sit-Down With Porsha

GIF Recap: Pushed to the Brink

Cynthia: Porsha's THOT Comment is Too Ridiculous

Kandi: Cynthia Can't Win for Losing

Phaedra: Cynthia's Behavior was Unbecoming

Claudia on NeNe's Thirsty Comment

Don't Insult Kenya's Virtue

GIF Recap: New 'Wife, New Shade

Phaedra on Being "Super Mommy"

Kenya: I've Never Been Anyone's Whore

Cynthia: I Felt a Connection with Claudia

Kandi: I Felt Bad for Kenya

NeNe Talks Zumanity, Apollo's Shocking Reveal

Claudia on Meeting the 'Wives

GIF Recap: She's Baaack...

NeNe: "I was a Rock for Phaedra"

Cynthia on Her Friendship with Kenya

Kandi: I'll Always be Honest with Phaedra

Phaedra: "It was Apparent the Marriage was Over"

Kenya: This is My Season of Redemption

GIF Recap: Oh the Zumanity!

So Long, Kim Zolciak - Ep 5

Bravotv.com's Associate Editor dons his black mourning wig to write this recap.

Whoa. Just whoa. Never did I think I'd see the day when Kim Zolciak left RHOA. It seems like only yesterday she was spinning around in that pink prairie dress recording Tardy for the Party. Ah, memories. Before I get too misty, let's look back at the best moments from this week's episode.

No. 3 - 365 265 Days a Year

NeNe really did sum Porsha's 265 days a year moment up best: "That is funny." Or perhaps even better with "Where the hell that bitch live at?"

But perhaps there's a reason Porsha said 265. Maybe she was trying to keep the ladies' volunteer time at a reasonable level -- not every day the ENTIRE year, but most of the year. Or maybe Housewives just have a hibernation period. (Have I stumbled upon what happens when they're not filming a new season?)

No. 2 - A Phaedra Parks Apology

What's the best way to apologize to someone when you realize you may have said something insensitive? Let's break it down:

Step 1: Don you finest fascinator. Go for somber colors (i.e. a nice black and white combo).

Step 2: Have an enormous "I'm sorry" flower arrangement sent to the location of your next meeting with the wronged person. Go with a pure white bouquet, which really emphasizes forgiveness.

Step 3: Apologize.

And voila! Issue solved. Never underestimate the persuasiveness of a big flower arrangement and a tiny hat.

 

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No. 1 - Wig Out

Well did anyone see that coming? It was like watching the argument that broke the Housewife's back, and it all seemed to happen in slow motion. History was made here, people! You witnessed the last argument Kim will ever have with NeNe, after five seasons on watching these two go from being friends to bitter rivals and back again. I had kind of hoped in the end they would go back to being friends. Alas!

I can only hope that Kim passes the wig torch to one of the other ladies. And that there's some new Housewives tunes on the horizon. Until next week I'll be wearing a black mourning wig.

Next week things get donkeylicious in Anguila.

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Phaedra Parks shares her thoughts on Apollo's surprise appearance at the party.

Bravotv.com: Did you find the advice from Kandi’s cousin Melvin helpful?

Phaedra Parks: A personal perspective based on experience is always insightful. I appreciate him sharing his thoughts and experience with me so openly. 

Bravotv.com: What were your first impressions of Demetria and Claudia?

PP: When I attended Demetria's event, my focus was an evening of escape from my current reality. I didn't attend with the idea of engaging in any captivating conversations. I had very limited interaction with Demetria and Claudia, so my first impression was merely that both women were attempting to embark on new career and relationship frontiers.

 

Bravotv.com: How difficult was it for you when Apollo surprised you at the party?

PP: It was not difficult at all, but quite uncomfortable. Not only uncomfortable for me, but I would think uncomfortable for everyone else as well. I cannot think of a more inappropriate time or place to have a private conversation about our marriage than in the middle of a nightclub during the premiere of a music video. At that particular place in time, the tension in our relationship was at an all-time high. And even though Apollo had not been around much, the stress was ever present as was evident. I was just really hoping he would not create a scene. My goal was to not fan any of his ego flames, nor have a private conversation in a public place. Everybody knows it would be better to let your slip show a little bit in order to avoid the possibility of having to show your entire ass.

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