I am writing this many many days after the actual airing because I was on vacation so I’m going to keep it very brief.
The ladies are still in Anguilla. All the women have seemingly solid relationships so Kenya Moore felt pressure to keep up with the Jones with her alleged boyfriend Walter Jackson.
Jackson teased Kenya needlessly three days earlier about a possible elopement, raising her “hopes” that she’d get a ring on it.
At a dinner, the others talked about how their proposals went, making Kenya feel left out. Peter, Cynthia’s hubby, teased Walter about the possible engagement/elopement. Walter ultimately said it wasn’t going to happen to the group, then to Kenya herself. Kenya, all tears, goes off in a corner and Phaedra and Apollo coax her back. It’s hard to say how much of this is Kenya “acting” and how much is her really feeling, well, anything.
Earlier, she attempted an apology for calling Porsha a b—- in last week’s “Gone With the Wind” episode but Porsha Stewart didn’t find it very sincere. That issue didn’t get resolved. In an odd sequence, Cynthia Bailey attempted to tell Kenya why she was disrespectful at the Bailey Agency seven episodes ago. I give Cynthia credit for showing some backbone but Kenya never really relented though she eventually fell to the ground in pseudo dramatic fashion, saying no mas. They ended up hugging. So Cynthia only has so much backbone.
If anything, you have to give Kenya credit. She gave the producers a juicy storyline or three by acting the fool in multiple ways. If this is a character, it’s surely not a flattering one but an oddly compelling one.
Trailer for episode 9
Next week, we see trouble in Phaedra/Apollo paradise and again, NeNe tells Kenya that Walter isn’t for real with her.
The episode 7 ratings were the best of the season thanks to the Porsha-Kenya nastiness: 3.61 million with a 1.9 18-49 rating. That is better than last year’s ep 7 with 3.41 million. Episode 8, the one recapped here, drew 3.17 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, respectable considering it was the day before Christmas Eve. Season five is still lagging behind sesaon four, eight episodes to date, by about 250,000 viewers, averaging 2.9 million viewers to date.