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“Real Housewives of Atlanta” recap: season 5, episode 8

real housewives of atlanta ep 8I 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.

TV ratings

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.

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8 comments Add your comment

Carnac the Magnificent

December 24th, 2012
10:14 am

Answer – Rodney and the Real HOa’s

Question – Name 7 Ho’s that make part of their living off this show…

Catgut

December 24th, 2012
5:31 pm

“ladies” is not the term that comes to mind when describing these chicken heads, ex strippers.

Catgut

December 26th, 2012
7:53 am

Strippers n Prostitutues, with little education. Yup, that’s what our country is entertained on, pathetic fools.

AnuLis

December 28th, 2012
8:16 am

Well Catgut, you have made a point but they have made it work to their advantage, strippers & all. There 15-20 min of fame turned to riches and a new way of life. Any who the one HO that needs to go is Kenya, she’s too damn old to act the way she does ratings in all, her behavior is tastless, classless, disrespectful and rude, no-one wants to see that. Now she thinks Walter played her, when in fact she played herself, why would he want her with her terrible behavior.

AnuLis

December 28th, 2012
8:34 am

Andy Cohen please get rid of Kenya, because she lied from the beginning to get on the show & has created havoc from the first episode….The couples retreat really proved that she’s a disrespectful HO with no class, just send her ass ” Gone With The Wind Fabulously Packing”!!! SMH

DON928

December 28th, 2012
12:45 pm

I don’t agree with this Rodney Ho person. Cynthia DOES have backbone, she just happens to be very classy and not ghetto enough to give you the knock out, drag out antics that you hope for. It appeared to me on this episode that Walter has been telling lies. I think he did string Kenya along and probably went on the radio becasue she dumped his pink shirt wearing a**, LOL! Sorry haters, Phaedra’s relationship is IN TACT. I still don’t know why Hosea’s grandaughter is on the show though she is truly a housewife, but very boring.

DON928

December 28th, 2012
12:46 pm

it appears that catgut and others are here to bash these women. it must be nice to be anonymous and bullies in cyberspace. I don’t see how any of them are ho’s or chickenheads. Jealousy rings true here, LOL

The Truth

December 30th, 2012
9:48 pm

Seeing those cows on the beach, I couldn’t get over how fat NeNe, Phaedra, and Kandi are. Mooooooo, Mooooooo!@