It's hard to believe, but we've arrived at the penultimate episode of this season. And there were a LOT of tears. Seriously, almost everyone cried this week, so let's go tear by tear.
First off, Kandi and her mom finally had their much-discussed therapy session. They each had a private mini session with the counselor in which Kandi yet again explained her frustrations and why she can't be tough out of respect.
More surprisingly, Momma Joyce finally got weepy over the situation. Joyce started by bringing up her concerns that Kandi's gained weight since dating Todd and that Todd hasn't been working. But when the therapist pushed her on the fact that she hasn't given Todd a chance and gotten to know him, she seemed to concede the point and got upset. Progress!
Over at Kenya's house, things were pretty bleak -- her cute little dog, Velvet, passed away! Evidently he was mauled by a larger dog, which is just terrible. Understandably she was very broken up about it, and Aunt Lori came to the rescue to try and lift Kenya's spirits.
Later she met with Cynthia and Kandi to let them know the bad news, and Cynthia nearly fell out of her chair:
I couldn't blame her thought, because no one saw that coming.
Finally Todd managed to bring me to tears during his one-on-one talk with Joyce at the end. I mean how could she not immediately know he's a good guy when he said, "I would love for you to love me one day." I mean honestly, this guy is trying so hard here! Throw him a bone!
So we don't end on a downer, let's address the the non-sad moments from this episode:
-Kandi not letting Porsha get away with missing rehearsals.
-NeNe announced the exciting news about her fashion line and was all:
-And Phaedra and Apollo had a 'Ghost' moment (although their cup/pot didn't fare so well).
-Cynthia and Peter dealt with a shocking setback in their businesses when a landlord issue came up. Hey, at least they're talking about these issues now, right?
Next week is the big finale and the premiere of Kandi's musical. Will Porsha deliver (or just fall asleep)? And why is NeNe going to the hospital?