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Recap: Kenya's Choice

Ep 11: You know it's bad when a Housewife would rather walk into oncoming traffic than deal with more drama.

This week Chuck learned a lesson that any Housewives aficionado could have clued him in on -- never come for a Housewife and expect that they won't come for you twice as hard. After his impassioned assertions that Kandi and Phaedra were just on his hookup "team" last week, we start this episode with Phaedra filling Kandi in on what went down in the car and how it's all a bunch of B.S. because she doesn't like "bite-sized brownies or cocktail weenies." 

Chuck, these ladies are not afraid to go there (and by there I mean your very manhood), so don't mess. 

We then had the pleasure of meeting Kenya's dad. Now I'm not sure what I expected, but he was definitely not it with his real old-school Texas man's man style. However when he rolled into the house and just started taking completely unfiltered shots at Kenya and her house, a glimmer of shared family traits shone through. Evidently speaking your mind and not holding back is a genetic thing.

And when Kenya asked for his thoughts on reaching out to her birth mother, the truth train continued to roll on through when she was met with a resounding no.

Doesn't look like there's a happy ending in store for Kenya when it comes to her mom.

Later Cynthia and NeNe visited Chez Kenya to meet her dad, and as you might have guessed, it was a bit awkward. But not as awkward as when Kenya (as a prank?) greeted them in a painter's smock and told them they'd be helping her. This was the reaction:

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So no, there was no painting happening. Things continue to be tough for Kandi, who continually just can't seem to catch a break in her relationship. Todd is considering taking a new job that would require a great deal of traveling and thus leave her pretty much on her own when it comes to the musical they planned on producing together. At this news, Kandi breaks down because she doesn't want Todd to feel trapped here by the musical, but also wants him to stay. Honestly they should just make this show completely autobiographical about Kandi's relationship woes and call it "Kandi Krushed: The Musical."

Porsha decided to have Phaedra and Kandi over to see her new mansion, which just so happens to be in NeNe's neighborhood (more on this later). Phaedra and Kandi go into financial planner mode and ask why she wants an enormous house in the 'burbs all to herself, and really I was wondering the same thing. Wouldn't it be better to be closer to the city and nightlife for a single lady? Oh well, to each their own. Maybe she's really hoping to improve her golf game?

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And then all the ladies had a lunch somewhere, but the important thing is they met Baton Bob, who is a baton-twirling local celebrity who was dressed up in what I think was an outfit from Gaga's "Bad Romance" music video. 

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So yeah, more of this guy!

Finally this week, Cynthia helped Mal organize a trunk show for her bead jewelry. It's here we learn that Porsha never let NeNe know she moved into her neighborhood, and she decides she'll just spring it on her as a "surprise" at some point. That will clearly end well...

...just kidding! Of course the beans get spilled early, NeNe calls Porsha a bad friend, and Porsha runs off in tears. At this point, Kenya decides she can't handle a single second more of Porsha's weeping and literally runs into oncoming traffic to get away. You've got to really, really be fed up with someone to risk death to get away from them, so the situation was clearly dire for Kenya.

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Back inside NeNe decided to go over and make nice with Porsha, apologizing for calling her a bad friend. So it would seem everything is OK between them now, but Porsha better have her over ASAP...

Next week a new lady is on the scene who, you guessed it, has an issue with Todd. 

Phaedra: I Was Disappointed with Cynthia

Phaedra Parks weighs in on Cynthia Bailey's "classless" behavior. 

Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to perform an exorcism at the house? Do you think it helped?

Phaedra Parks: I was raised in the church. Both of my parents are pastors along with eight of my uncles. I believe in spirits and energy. The energy in my home was noticeably different so I wanted my Apostle to bless and tarry in our home in an effort to bring a renewed and positive energy into the house. Regardless of whether or not you believe doing such a thing actually works, it is a way for all of us to reset ourselves, let go of the negativity, and move forward with our lives. I know prayer changes things and calms the atmosphere. Following Apostle Canada's visit we rested better and there was a spirit of peace and tranquility in our home. We have begun the next chapter of our lives and are focused on the future.

Bravotv.com: You and NeNe have grown a lot closer. How did that come about?

PP: I consider NeNe a good friend. We have not always been on the same page, however we have found a common ground of being like-minded, successful entrepreneurs and mothers of sons. When I needed a friend the most, she was there and I will always remember that. It is easy to find friends when life is going well, but it is the ones who are willing to support you during the storms that matter. During the months when my life was spinning out of control, NeNe called me every single day to see how I was doing despite her busy schedule. She sent encouraging text messages when she could not reach me. I was grateful that I had her and Porsha in my corner because they helped me through some of my most difficult days.

Bravotv.com: What was going through your head when Kenya brought up the rumor?

PP: Well, in actuality it was Cynthia who brought up the rumor. I was disappointed that Cynthia, a fellow wife and mother, would be so insensitive to repeat such an absurd notion less than 24 hours following my husband’s incarceration and the drama that occurred with it. At no point have Cynthia and Peter ever reached out to check on me or my children. I was amazed that she was more interested in spreading a lie than supporting me as a woman and newly single mother. I guess the purported class she touts must have been on winter break, because that was the most classless thing I have ever witnessed.

As far as Kenya is concerned, I never expect much from her, but as always her obsessive interest in my life, plus her extreme actions and emotional state, further corroborate the affair between her and Apollo.

 

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