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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap (’Off the Hook’): season 5, episode 10

NeNe shows her grandson Bri'Asia to Cynthia. CREDIT: Bravo

NeNe shows her grandsdaughter Bri'Asia to Cynthia. CREDIT: Bravo

This was without a doubt by far the dullest episode of the season to date. The producers were groping in the dark for drama that never happened. Good news for me: a sweet, short recap. And if you missed the episode because they moved it back an hour earlier, no loss at all.

The pseudo-relationship between Kenya Moore and Walter Jackson is deflating faster than Lindsay Lohan’s career.

Kenya and Walter, since they came back from Anguilla, have not been spending much time together. She complains about it to Kandi, who senses this relationship is going nowhere.

They go fishing (something he likes to do) and she asks him if he even cares for her. He skirts the subject, just says things haven’t been right since Anguilla, that he feels “rushed and pressured” into an engagement he has no desire to get into. In a sense, that’s true. He told Frank Ski on V-103 last month that he wasn’t aware going in that she was going to push the marriage line. It made him distinctly uncomfortable and that isn’t acting.

You have to wonder: Kenya may have asked Walter to be her, fake TV boyfriend but deep down, she probably wanted it to go further to juice her story line. How sincere she was about really wanting to marry Walter though is up in the air. Still, she went in knowing she needed Walter around to avoid the Sheree problem last year when she had no boyfriend and nothing else going on in her life. But even she may have realized by this episode that she pushed it too far and scared Walter off, potentially meaning: no boyfriend. Who else can she find to “date” now?

In other storylines:

- NeNe Leakes‘ lackadaisical son Bryce (he, of the two arrests – one for pot possession, another for stealing razors from a Wal-Mart) had a baby girl he named Bri’Asia. NeNe only found out when she ran into the baby’s mama at six months. He tells his mom he wants more kids, too but has no plans to get married. Way to go, Bryce! But he is supposedly employed at least.

- Kandi Burruss’s daughter Riley is gradually accepting the boyfriend Todd. And Kandi gives Kenya one of her toys, which she will probably put to good use, given the lack of action she’s getting from Walter.

- Cynthia Bailey hosts a party for NeNe’s going-away to Los Angeles to shoot NBC’s “The New Normal.” NeNe plans to be “bi-coastal” and brings her ex-husband and younger son with her.

- Did Porsha Stewart even have a plot line? She did go shopping and admit when she purchased lighting with her husband, she didn’t look  at the price tag. She is of the philosophy: if you like it, buy it! So the producers continue to burnish her chipper, airheaded princess persona.

- Phaedra Parks, after last week’s “divorce rumor” scare, had nothing to go on this week except for a moment sticking her “Prince” Ayden in a tub. Yes, it was that slow of a week.

QUOTES

“I’m not a grandmother, I’m a glam-mother”NeNe

“I have so many men who want to see my hot a** – except my man.” - Kenya, complaining about Walter’s lack of interest in her

“I am a Georgia peach forever baby!”NeNe, who is moved to L.A. over the summer but is committed to Atlanta

“If you she looks so much like Beyonce, why can’t she have her man put a ring on it?”
Cynthia, after Kenya noted that people mistake her “all the time” for Beyonce.

RATINGS

The ninth episode drew a very solid 3.5 million viewers last week, helping narrow the gap from season four to about 150,000 viewers. The show is now averaging about 3 million viewers a week this season. The question: with episodes as lame as episode 10, will they be able to keep the ratings momentum up? Last year, show ratings flagged noticeably in the second half. I can’t imagine moving the show back to 8 p.m. from 9 will help matters.

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58 comments Add your comment

1st mate

January 7th, 2013
7:46 am

Walter clearly used her and this show to promote his business….he is seen with the decal on his shirt in every scene.

mambo

January 7th, 2013
8:02 am

@1st mate, It’s an embroidered logo not a decal. Embroidery goes on clothing. Decals go on fast food windows where you go to work every day.

LD

January 7th, 2013
8:11 am

Since when did NeNe get a ‘grandson’? I thought Bryce was her son.

Rich Kidd

January 7th, 2013
8:15 am

Rodney, NENE grandchild is a girl and Bryce is her son, two statement you made in your column is incorrect.
(NeNe shows her grandson Bri’Asia to Cynthia. CREDIT: Bravo)
(NeNe Leakes‘ lackadaisical grandson Bryce)

Yallfunny

January 7th, 2013
8:24 am

LOL @ Mambo….hilarious!
1st mate: Kenya used Walter to pretend to be her ‘boyfriend’ on the show….I think he could actually care less about her or being on the show

Who really cares?

January 7th, 2013
8:29 am

I think it’s time to let the show go………None of the women are of any class and three of them (since Kim has left) have no brains especially Porsha. She even sounds dingy on V-103. I have no idea what Cordell was thinking about when he married her. He surely wasn’t looking to marry for smarts…265 days a year. I’m not understanding why NeNe is such a star now. I guess if Kim Kardashian can be famous for opening her legs, why not let NeNe be famous for acting classless. I personally find none of the women worth watching. Phaedra showed all of azz in public trying to be cute/seductive. This was so classless considering she’s supposed to be a respectable attorney. Kandi likes to stay in the middle of drama. She’s messy. Kenya is still living the in past with her crown. The beauty has surely left. Maybe this is why she’s so desperate for a husband.

I personally don’t watch any of the reality shows because they are not truely reality. The shows are cut/paste in between getting make-up.

Give me a break!!!!!!!!!!

Electric_Pink

January 7th, 2013
8:35 am

Rodney, the typos, the incorrect information. Where to begin? Tighten up.

shark

January 7th, 2013
8:52 am

Has beens= nene/rodho/RHoA/kenyaman/all the monkeys in the zoo

All I'm Saying Is....

January 7th, 2013
8:52 am

Kenya is right: every woman loving man in the A-T-L would be all over her ba-donk-a-donk in a hot minute. Give me a ring, Kenya, and I’ll take care of you!

Carnac the Magnificent...

January 7th, 2013
9:01 am

Answer – Rodney and the women who are the subject of this “show”

Question – Name 8 Ho’s that like this show…

Kenyadonk

January 7th, 2013
9:18 am

Walter is Kenya’s ex-boyfriend from 15 years ago. Don’t forget she asked him to be her boyfriend for the TV show because she didn’t have a man during filming. Now she’s his beard. Sorry folks, but Walter look like he got some sugar in his gas tank. Kenya, get a poodle and save the drama for yo’ mama.

Liar, Liar pants...

January 7th, 2013
9:21 am

@Who Really Cares (8:29am)

For someone who doesnt

Liar, Liar pants...

January 7th, 2013
9:26 am

@Who Really Cares (8:29am)

For someone who “doesnt watch reality shows” you sure know a lot about RHOA. Please stop lying. You watch. Admit it. You may hold your nose, and you may complain the whole time, but you watch.

Please get off your high horse.

Who really cares?

January 7th, 2013
9:50 am

@Liar, Liar pants……..you are incorrect. As I stated I don’t watch the reality shows. Yes, I know alot because I hear my two daughters (and some co-workers) talk about them all the time. It gets on my nerves and I’ve been trying for years to get them to watch something of better standards.

And yes, my horse is high, high on morals being a female. There are some things I won’t do for a paycheck and disgracing myself on tv is not one of them. Do you want to get on my high horse and ride? If only you knew who I was, you would be amazed at what my high horse has afforded me (without being classless)………

Cammi317

January 7th, 2013
9:56 am

Why the *@##%%*** did they name that little boy Bri’Asia??????????

JLO

January 7th, 2013
10:13 am

@Cammi317 It’s a girl. Pretty name but will she be able to get a decent job with it in 20 years?

Cammi317

January 7th, 2013
10:16 am

Thanks JLO, and I was thinking the same thing, job wise….

Debra Moore

January 7th, 2013
10:19 am

ditto, Rodney, it was a tad bit boring…but I am so happy for my # girl Nene..Team Nene all the way! Time to look for replacements for the 2 smalls Kandi and Phaedra……they are getting sooo boring, is it me, or is Apollo a little too hot for Old Lady Phaedra and that twisted mouth….and just exactly how tall is Todd???….and go on Peter, with the ” I used to date”that hot azz” Nia Long..” street cred all day!!! and why is Cordell with Porsha??? because most jocks intentionally chose dingy trophy wives….I love her though, their whole vibe add some much needed pizzaz to the lackluster show…Kenya and Walter…come on Miss USA, you can do much better than that “bad hair, funny shaped ears, very cocky tow truck driver/owner….get on out there girl… Kenya, needs the Hot man that she deserves, and two new ladies….Kandi and Phaedra..g’bye, too short, too fat….so long!

GOLDIE

January 7th, 2013
10:40 am

RHOA- has problems, NeNe ex-husband can’t find anything else to do som they try to keep him on the show. Has he ever worked? I guess he is waiting on NeNe to share her money with him. He appeared to be lazy and sorry NeNe wants everyone on the show to be scared of her. The cast don’t respect her, they tolerate her. Cythina, who supposed to be a mature woman, is definite scared of NeNe. She needs to be hanging around with women of her age and enjoying her husband. She gossip too much to be her age. She is always looking for an amen corner( someone to agree with her). Kandi is the only one on the show that has something going for her. Phaedra is pitiful, she really don’t have a life. Poor Kenya, she is just tryng to find her way. Kim finally woke up, that her family life is more important than a group of women, who can’t keep a secret about their own life.I agree with Kenya, Porsha is like a child with a new toy. She brags because she never had nothing. All the husband in the show need to get a life and a job, stop living off their wives!

hummmm

January 7th, 2013
10:42 am

walter is suspect, any man that wont look at a woman in a shower is mos def sugar filled.

1st mate

January 7th, 2013
10:47 am

@mambo, you seem to be very familiar with the decal’s, I bet you see them everynight while driving a tow truck, huh? I would love to match my paycheck to yours. I am certain, I would win. You must be Walters favorite tow truck driver.

Rodney Ho

January 7th, 2013
10:48 am

I make mistakes like that when I write stuff so late at night. I fixed it. Such is life.

Coachurly

January 7th, 2013
10:51 am

Last night was very dull until Peter casually threw out the fact that he used to date Nia Long! Daaaaaang, the Silverback’s got some game!

Pandora

January 7th, 2013
11:21 am

NeNe grandchild is cute. I wish her and her family the best.

Kenya- is really a sad person. She is so dillusional. She actually thinks she looks like Beyonce’. How sad is that? She is pretty, but she looks nothing like Beyonce’. I feel really bad for Kenya because her mother abandoned her. That should have never happened. I pray her Mother comes back into her life and explain herself. Kenya is so sad and misguided. It’s really sad to watch her. This reality show really shows her as crazy. This is sad to watch.

TG

January 7th, 2013
11:21 am

Mambo, I don’t get your rudeness towards 1st mate. Seemed very unnecessary. Wow

Lee Girl

January 7th, 2013
11:45 am

To Shark: Monkeys in a zoo? Your post is the epitome of a rejected, dejected racist, and I find you to be laughable.

WrongNiaLong

January 7th, 2013
11:48 am

Has anyone spoken with Nia Long to confirm that she did indeed date Papa Smurf? I think that the name dropping is a bit unnecessary. I’m still trying to figure out why big bad Kenya overlooked the negative comments that Porsha was making about her looking like Beyonce. I just knew that sparks were going to fly after that, but I guess that I was wrong. I kinda feel sorry for Kenya though. She’s a perfect example of why women should not depend solely on their looks to get by in life. Cynthia has got to be my favorite! Kandi, please read between the lines! Your daughter needs you more than a man does. Phaedra is too funny! Would someone please ask NeNe where she has arrived from?

Lily

January 7th, 2013
12:19 pm

People, please stop putting apostrophes in your children’s names! It’s idiotic! And Bryce is a giant loser who is going to end up with a bunch of babies by several different girls, in between stints in prison. Girls, do NOT have babies with men like this! You and your children will SUFFER for it!!

Reba

January 7th, 2013
12:31 pm

What were the kabobs Cynthia had for Nene party.

DON928

January 7th, 2013
12:55 pm

who really cares…KIM is that you? LOL! I am so glad kim and sheree are off the show. Porsha is next, what a dim wit. Nee Nee and her fiance (ex-hubby) were on the LIVE show last night looking absolutely beautiful. I believe that walter has some sugar in his tank, always pink and/or white. which is why he lied about dating Kenya. She has made herself look desperate and stupid letting the cameras in on her conversations with walter. I will never look at her the same but hope she stays on the show.

DON928

January 7th, 2013
12:58 pm

I agree, Kandie’s daughter has witnessed too much and shacking up is not helping the situation. I am sure they will get engaged this season. She needs to get her and her daughter in the gym. Cynthia’s husband sure loves to drink. He may be an alcoholic, does he work?

Miss Spike Lee

January 7th, 2013
1:22 pm

Sad, that America continues to capitalize off of slavery even though we are no longer wet nurses, having the master’s babies, and no longer the help. Women of color period treat each other bad, from being taught through history that blackbrown is ugly. Regardless of how much spray paint, Indian Remy, false lashes, tummy tucks, breast implants, butt injections. You have to love who you are first. The African Disporia from slavery…til now. Sad to see beautiful women talk down to each other, fight over men that are not worth it, sexuality of their men questioned. The only episode of what appeared to be a charity event ended up being a cat fight. How shallow. Please save the Black woman and get rid of this show!!!! Danger signs for the children, Kandies daughter, NeNe’s son at the gay parade skipping, this is culturally embarrassing. Money is the root of all evil, remember Ms. Anna Nicole Smith? You have great women doing woderful things in and around Atlanta contributing to the wellbeing of others. This is the most embarrassing sitations on television to date. Might as well bring back black face, jungle scenes in tarzan, and Special Thanks to Quentin Terrintino who is awarded to say the N-word as many times as he wants.

Mr.Producer

January 7th, 2013
1:26 pm

Hell,
She wanted to hop in bed with Phaedra and Apollo. What the hell she expect Walter to think.

Miss Spike Lee

January 7th, 2013
1:27 pm

I always ask @Rodney when will be getting an Asian show? sorry the mispells, topic has me typing mad fast.

Shallow Walt

January 7th, 2013
1:32 pm

Did I hear right, that Walter jump into the shower with soapy Kenya, came out, and went to bed after. C’mon Walt, come out the closet dude.

Shallow Walt

January 7th, 2013
1:32 pm

Did I hear right, that Walter jump into the shower with soapy Kenya, came out, and went to bed after. C’mon Walt, come out the closet dude.

Womp

January 7th, 2013
1:39 pm

Personally, I’m enjoying RHOA this season. FINALLY, an all black cast; should have been from the beginning. I DO NOT miss Kim [Ms Trailer Park] at all with all of her MF’s and other 4 letter words; the extent of her vocalulary! RHOA has shown this season that Black Women & spouses or significant other, can go on vacation together and have a good time. They can meet for an impromptu gathering, enjoy a glass of wine, and shop without calling each other the “B” word. Kenya, with ALL OF HER DRAMA, is sufficient; I am LOVING RHOA…keep up the good work BRAVO. Basketball Wives will give you all of the MF’s, B–ches, threats of beating up somebody and bottle throwing one can stand in an hour; so hold on, Evelyn and Jackie Christy will be back sooner or later.

Guilty pleasure

January 7th, 2013
2:10 pm

If Bravo was smart they would do a clean up for next season; nothing aganist the ladies but the show is tried – Andy please get a new cast and again nothing against the ladies at all.

Coachurly

January 7th, 2013
2:36 pm

Miss Spike, I was with with you until you mentioned Nene’s son skipping at the parade. LMAO! When did that occur?

flats

January 7th, 2013
2:38 pm

My wife sent a video tape to one of those one time.They never called or nothing.It’s all setup thats what she says.

Ken. E. Saw

January 7th, 2013
3:26 pm

@ Reba, January 7th, 2013, 12:31 pm: I want to know, too! LOL, they were the highlight of the episode for me!

Kenya used to aggravate me, but I now feel sad for her; she behaves obnoxiously because of past hurts that she hasn’t come to terms with. It’s true what they say, “hurting people hurt others.”

Monica

January 7th, 2013
3:44 pm

@Carnac. You post the same comment. It wasn’t funny then and it is not funny now. You need some jokes.

Monica

January 7th, 2013
3:49 pm

@ Carnac. You post the same comment. It wasn’t funny then and it is not funny now.

missnadine

January 7th, 2013
7:51 pm

The comments about the unusual names are true. Children with names that are perceived as lower-class, be it Bri’Asia or Buddy, will always face greater challenges when looking for a job. I know this as I am a resume writer, and I only write the thank-you letters for my clients once they have interviewed. I have not run an official tally, but know that the people with these types of names will almost never be the selected candidate. This is especially true for mid- to upper-level jobs. It is what it is. I write far fewer thank-you letters for those names than others, and it has nothing to do with an extra cost, as that cost was included and paid for at the onset.

Sheree Whitfield

January 7th, 2013
8:10 pm

Sometimes this show is as terrifying as being chased by an ask murderer

Jonnice

January 7th, 2013
9:02 pm

Oh my God I’m so over this Kenya/Walter storyline! They may as well bring Marlo Hampton back…

Nikki

January 7th, 2013
9:05 pm

I know that the show is entertainment, but I wonder how this show impacts young women and men, especially people of color. I really do not think that it sends a good message to proudly live with a man you are not married to while you have a child or to advertise and glorify failed and failing relationships in the process. I was just raised by a family that cared about me and the impact that I would have on myself and others, I suppose. My grandmother represented and taught me to keep certain aspects of my personal life private, be a lady, and keep people out of my business! I miss the old school mothers and grandmothers who were much better at being role models and rearing children. I am somehow thankful that I am unmarried and do not have any children! Whoo-hoo :) !

Zoe

January 7th, 2013
9:06 pm

Bri’Asia, seriously? Announce to the whole world that her parentage is ghetto? And who is the class less girl who got pregnant by this utterly unattractive, insipid man?

Sheree Whitfield

January 7th, 2013
9:39 pm

Someone axe Kenya why she be chasin Walter

Jaye

January 7th, 2013
10:02 pm

I agree with some of the other commenters about Kandi and her lack of sensitivity regarding trying to be a good role model for her daughter. Her daughter made an off-handed comment a few episodes ago about her mother moving another one of her boyfriends in. I wish Kandi had the same passion for being a good example to her daughter when it comes to morals and values that she does about her “toys”.