Phaedra Parks tries to stay out of the gossip mill on the show. But an (ironic) apparent butt dial from the woman who prides herself on her booty catches her bad mouthing Cynthia Bailey.
Somehow, this accidental butt dial gets to NeNe Leakes, who passes it on to BFF Cynthia.
On the voicemail, Phaedra is heard talking about Cynthia being out of town for her son Ayden’s second birthday. “I don’t even give a f*** she’s coming,” Phaedra says on the voicemail. (Busted!)
Cynthia is hurt. She thought Phaedra and she were cool after the Apollo-Peter dust up last season.
“I need to let her know that I know,” Cynthia says. (That’s the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” spirit! Stir the pot!)
“It’s a disadvantage of having a big a**,” NeNe notes.
Later in the episode, Cynthia meets for lunch with Phaedra, ready to pounce. She eventually brings it up.
“When I’m invited to your parties, it’s more a courtesy than heartfelt. I don’t think you care that I come or not. I will say that somebody actually told me that you don’t give a (then she spells out the f world) if I come.”
Phaedra looks suitably horrified. “I did not say that. I don’t talk like that! They’re trippin’!”
“I don’t engage in gossip or that tomfoolery,” Phaedra proclaims to the Bravo cameras.
“I don’t recall that conversation,” Phaedra then says to Cynthia, even after Cynthia says she has the recording.
Then Phaedra tries to change the subject. Cynthia isn’t impressed, sowing the seeds to more future drama for sure. “I don’t trust Phaedra,” Cynthia says.
Ayden’s birthday party at the Georgia Aquarium is typical over-the-top Phaedra. “It’s not a party,” Phaedra explains. “It’s an experience… He’s my little prince.” Dwight comes back to help with the party planning again, this time at the Georgia Aquarium.
Ayden’s second birthday party features a marching band, a train, a person dressed up as a penguin, a private dolphin show and another cameo by V-103’s Ryan Cameron. Kim calls, bagging on the party, explaining her eviction stuff. Kandi notes that these parties are note just over the top, but tiring.
So what’s going on with the other housewives?
- Kim Zolciak is being booted from her lease-to-buy home and can’t stop moaning and groaning about it. And she curses even more than usual – if that’s possible. There had to be at least 20 bleeps this hour and she wasn’t on screen that long.
“I don’t trust anybody. I can’t get out of this f*** house fast enough,” she yelps. She then yells at a mover for not packing her stuff quickly enough. “He has no f*** clue what he’s doing!” she says. “I’m going to have a f** nervous breakdown.” Sweetie tries to calm her down to no avail.
NeNe explains Kim’s psyche thusly: “Kim moves into her ‘dream home.’ All of a sudden it’s a haunted house. Girl, please, cut the bull****. You had moved to your townhouse because your credit wouldn’t allow you to get this house. Tell it like it is so people don’t have to look at her with egg on her face.”
Kandi’s just as exasperated that Kim has peeved her landlord so much that said landlord was Tweeting about Kim’s problems: “Kim is a Falcons football player’s wife. She should have moved out quietly. You don’t have that person blasting on Twitter you’re not paying your rent.”
Sweetie is back in Kim’s fold and is helpful while hubby Kroy is working. Later, Kim finally moves into her old townhome while they seek another place to live. She gets some joy out of pulling $40,000 worth of flowers from landlord Kendra’s home. “F-you Kendra,” she says. Class act, as always!
- Kenya Moore: Kenya brings her boyfriend Walter to a dinner with her uncle Mark and aunt Lori, hoping to get their approval.
“I’m really nervous that my family will scare him off,” Kenya says.
Walter says he’s a big-time towing company owner in DeKalb County: “I’m the Martin Luther King of towing.” Lori asks how they met. He talks about seeing her a celebrity bowling tournament and through mutual friends, getting a date. “He chased me for awhile,” Kenya says. Lori asks Walter about marriage. “I’ve been married before,” he says. “It’s left me a little cautious.” Second time around, “I’d have to be in love.” Some things take time, he adds, but at the end of the day, marriage is a possibility.
Much to Kenya’s relief, Lori gives Walter a thumbs up.
Later, Kenya pretends she cooked something after buying pre-packaged food from Trader Joe’s. She even throws some bits on a pan to make it look like she cooked. “I’m going to do everything I can to get that ring,” she says. “It took me forever to make this dinner,” she notes, lying through her teeth. “It takes time!”
“I want a baby yesterday,” she says sincerely. “I’m not trying to put any pressure on you,” she adds , insincerely. “I’m not ovulating today,” she then says.
“I know you have to go on your own pace, but I’m ready,” she finally says.
Walter keeps drinking.
- Kandi Burruss: In comparison to Kim, Kandi’s leaving the house she lived in for more than a decade with minimal drama. She’s surprised she is not feeling more sentimental. And there is no gratuitous cursing.
- Porsha Stewart gets only a small role this hour, struggling to differentiate between the titles of Miss America and Miss USA while talking to her husband Kordell Stewart. “I thought they were the same thing,” Porsha said, which is why she mixed them up at the fundraiser last week. Then she complains about Kenya and her snooty act at Porsha’s fundraiser. “Her attitude was like she doesn’t want to be here,” she tells Kordell. “She came into the party with that energy… She’s an older lady. Maybe she has low self esteem. I don’t see us being relatable and friends.” (Next week, Porsha informs the world that a year has 265 days!)
“Kim implying that my neighborhood isn’t a great neighborhood is a little irritating to me. But at least everybody here owns their homes,” - Kandi, still annoyed by Kim’s comments while touring Kandi’s new dream home.
“I always say those who can do, those who can’t dream and the others just hate. I can do.” - Phaedra, defending how much she spends on Ayden.
“The higher you climb, the more people want to tear you down.” – Kim’s all purpose excuse for why she gets such bad press.
The third episode last week drew 2.48 million viewers and a 1.2 18-49 rating. That’s about the same as the second episode: 2.55 million and 1.2 18-49 rating.
TRAILER FOR DEC. 2 EPISODE
Kim’s final appearance on the show! Woohoo!