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Recap: Bailey Bowls and Toilet Bowls

Ep 16: Gregg's toilet bowl mug was the true winner this week.

Forget the Olympics, this weekend's big sporting event was clearly the Bailey Bowl. Not even Johnny Weir reading a pair of ice dancers for f---ing up their twizzles would have equaled the shade that was thrown this week. And that's saying something. So let's warm up with all the events leading up to Cynthia's field day fiasco, shall we?

Everyone was still reeling from the events of Kenya's masquerade ball and NeNe's short and not so sweet speech. NeNe had some serious regrets over releasing NayNay, her bad girl alter ego, at the event, but NeNe felt bullied and lost her cool. Gregg listened carefully and offered his advice all while drinking from a toilet mug, because of course. He is almost certainly the only man in the world who can drink from a toilet mug and still manage to be completely likeable.



Kenya spilled the tea to her new gal pal Marlo, doing her best impression of NeNe icing her out.

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According to Kenya, she drew a lot of inspiration from Zoolander, which made me hope that at some point this season there will be a runway walk/pose off. But I digress.Cynthia has been planning a surprise birthday party for Peter. And the day of, as her scheme went into action and she was clearly feeling pretty pleased with herself, Peter decides to call her and cancel his birthday "dinner" because he was tired.

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Cynthia I think almost passed out, but luckily she rallied just in time to convince Peter to show up a little later and at least partially surprise him (he ran into Kandi in the parking lot).

Kenya took the opportunity to talk to NeNe face to face, apologizing for the pillow talk party and also addressing the drama from the charity ball. NeNe certainly didn't make it easy for Kenya or hold back on her feelings, prompting Kenya to make this face:

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It kind of looks like a mix of disbelief, fear, and confusion. In any event they slapped five/hugged and appeared to move forward if somewhat begrudgingly. But as soon as Marlo and Kenya started feeding each other hors d'oeuvres, NeNe removed herself before NayNay could make an appearance.

Later Kenya does some Googling about vacations and decides to plan a couples' trip to Mexico for the group. She'll also be bringing Miss Lawrence along as her date/bodyguard. Call me crazy, but I think that's a great choice -- Lawrence could stop anyone in their tracks with his fabulous outfits!

And then the main event -- The Bailey Bowl. Each lady has her own team (I'm still trying to figure out why Porsha's was "Team Naked") to compete in a series of strenuous physical challenges involving eggs and hula hoops. Kandi revealed that she's uber competitive, to the point where she hired an Olympic athlete and a WWE superstar for her team. (Keep in mind, this is for hula hoop races.)However this all fell apart when Marlo showed up to support Team Twirl. Kenya and Marlo tried to be all chummy with NeNe and it did not go well. Like menacing water bottle throwing not well. So NeNe peaced out, Marlo chased her and threw around some insults about her "Donald Trump Weave," and the whole event basically came to a a sad end.



Now we'll never know if there were medals or trophies! If there were, they should all have gone to Gregg for this:

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Dust off your sombrero, because next time the ladies are heading to Mexico! It looks like fun, sun, and very unexpected husband duels.

Phaedra: I Do What's Best for My Children

Phaedra Parks responds to criticism over not bringing her children to see Apollo.

Bravotv.com: Did you ever get to see NeNe perform in Cinderella?
Phaedra Parks: I most certainly did see NeNe on Broadway, and she was absolutely fantastic, as you would expect. Her performance was dazzling and I was particularly impressed with how she made the role her own. It can be difficult to portray such a well-known character, let alone add your own style and flair to such an established role. One of the best parts of watching NeNe on stage was seeing her so happy; she was enjoying every minute of it and was absolutely glowing. I’m looking forward to seeing whatever is next for my friend.

Bravotv.com: You’re getting some criticism for not taking the kids to see Apollo; why haven’t you taken them?
PP: Despite the fact that I’m on a reality show, there are some things in my life that are off-limits. People who watch the show only get one slice of the entire Phaedra pie, and it’s unfair to make judgments about someone, or a situation, without having all the information. The one thing I will say is that every single decision I make is based on one thing: the well-being of my two boys. It’s easy for people to ask why she did that or why she isn’t doing this, but the simple truth is unless you are in that situation yourself, you really can’t make that judgment. I do my best to make smart decisions after carefully considering all options and consulting with experts and others who advise me. I know in my heart that everything I do is based on what is best for my children.

 
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