RHOA Recap: Peaches Divided

RHOA Recap: Peaches Divided [Episode 14]

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Last week we witnessed some RI-DIC-U-LOUS foolishness between Apollo, Brandon, Kenya, Natalie and Christopher. Considering that blows were actually landed, I’m surprised more damage wasn’t done. We come back seeing everything die down, but we’ve also seen the previews where Kandi pops off. So what the heck happened?

Apollo and Phaedra are on their way out, NeNe is chasing Kenya around trying to get her to apologize. For some reason, Apollo circles back to Brandon. That’s quickly resolved, as Peter restrains Apollo and Greg walks Brandon out. Meanwhile Chuck stands behind Mynique. Porsha and Lauren take off because Porsha starts seeing spirits in people’s faces.

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In the midst of Chris apologizing to NeNe for partially starting the drama, he manages to bring up the situation between Kenya and Natalie and why Kenya would be so involved in their relationship. This strikes a chord with Kandi, and she jumps in about how Natalie was all up in her and Todd’s business the same way, saying he was an opportunist.

Christopher Walker - Todd Tucker - Kandi BurrussHere’s where it gets a little weird. Cynthia jumps up to defend Natalie, and since Cynthia is probably close to a foot taller than Kandi and starts waving her hands around, Kandi starts getting a little heated. Then Peter jumps in the picture asking some questions, the boys push each other, and Malorie pushes Kandi. That sets Kandi COMPLETELY off! I don’t need to explain it, because if you’ve seen any preview in the last week, it’s clear how Kandi acted. Kandi realizes she’s out of control and leaves willingly. Peter and Todd talk out their differences, and now are cool. Everyone seems to be calming down, and the evening comes to an abrupt end.

I’m a “don’t start none and won’t be none”-type of gal, but if you start some, I’m going to finish it. ~Kandi

Ep 13 - Kandi decompressingEveryone wakes up to rehashing the previous night’s events. Todd diffuses the situation in his house by joking that he almost saw someone’s titty. Kandi is remorseful because of how out of control she got. She knew she had gone too far and probably made Cynthia think differently about her (which she is correct).

NeNe and Gregg stop over Peter and Cynthia’s place and NeNe talks about how she has to go see a therapist because it was so dramatic.  At Kenya’s house, Brandon talked about how he could press charges because Apollo broke his rib and gave him a shiner but won’t do it because of the kids. I don’t know if you really wanted to press charges that would be an excuse, but kudos to him for trying to be nice. He certainly didn’t have to be.

We finally get to see and talk about something else ~ Kandi’s open call for A Mother’s Love ~ the stage play. Atlanta’s finest come out to sing and unfortunately ain’t nothing fine about it. A full day of auditions, packed house, 400+ people and only potentially two may be in the play.

After a few days, Kandi invited all women out for a day of rest and relaxation. Porsha admits that she’s there for a free massage. Kenya is not ready to be in the room with Phaedra (but likely also wants to take advantage of the free massage too (no hating, I would be there too)). NeNe feels slighted considering no one has called to apologize yet Brandon found a her number and (I’m assuming) texted an apology. The girls split in two and had for two different types of massages ~ one for the back, the other for the feet.

Then the girls come together to have some tea after this very relaxing day. Kandi feels the obvious tension between herself and Cynthia. Kandi reaches out and apologizes to everyone for her behavior. Of course, Kenya is the first person to ask “What happened? What did I miss?” All that drama that there was, do you really need to get more negativity in your life?

Cynthia begins to apologize, but it goes kinda sideways, blaming Kandi in her apology. They can’t agree on what actually happened during the evening. Nonetheless, Cynthia apologizes for her AND Malorie’s behavior and the girls quash it.

Phaedra of course changes the subject ~ talking about tea bag breaking in the water. You know she’s good at that. Kenya is very offended that Phaedra did not apologize to Kenya up for the drama. Although I don’t know why Kenya is offended, the fight was between Apollo and Brandon, which neither name starts or ends with Phaedra or Kenya. It was nice of Cynthia to apologize on behalf of Malorie, but not necessary, yet Cynthia was actually a PART of that fight.

Phaedra is disappointed of how black women are being portrayed by this whole situation. I feel you, but HUH? Where did that come from?

Ep 13 - After massage teaNeNe just can’t let it go. She blames the entire fight on Kenya, stating that Kenya getting up was what set everything off. Kenya is not willing to apologize because it seems that she feels if she apologizes for her role, she’s faulting herself for the entire evening. Such a childish thought process. No one blames her for Apollo’s craziness, but she has to admit that standing up when everyone is seated and walking over to someone is sitting down on the other side of the room is a hostile action. The person she should’ve been confronting was Christopher. Granted, I don’t know why she even cares what Christopher called Natalie 20 years ago. I’m not even sure why Natalie cares. And it wasn’t exactly a derogatory title ~ girlfriend and common-law wife are hardly terms that say he didn’t like her. Since there’s no time frame of reference, she may have been his girlfriend at the time, and given her a bump-up by saying that she was his common law wife (before they were actually married). But again? Who cares?

After all is said and done, another dramatic mess took place with Kenya as the epicenter, and her fierce denials that it had anything to do with her. I guess on top of Gone with the Wind Fabulous, and insulting Phaedra at every pass, she’s adding causing drama and then pretending like she’s innocent to the mix.

Next week is Kenya’s charity function where the drama clearly continues. See you then!

Do you think the fight would’ve broken out without Kenya getting up? Do you think that she caused the fight? Do you think the tension in the room from NeNe’s questions was enough to get this type of reaction?

  • ohdearme

    I don’t think Cynthia was coming to Natalie’s defense but trying to stop her from telling Kandi all the two had talked about, Cynthia is sneaky and very messy.

    As for Kenya getting up, that was not a reason for Chris to touch her in any way. Kandi admitted seeing Chris grab Kenya’s arm, however sat there and let everyone place the blame on Kenya. Sadly it’s not cool for Peter to just walk up on Kandi but it’s OK for Chris to grab Kenya.

    NeNe likes to “keep it real” yet she allows Cynthia to sit in front of Kandi and deny that Malorie touched her!

    The nasty comments about Kenya and Brandon were sickening!

    Porsha gets a pass for leaving only, seeing spirits ummm no!

    Phakedra and Apollo, well I’m glad those two are being exposed.

    • Rhett Butler

      Nene also claims that she wasn’t there to be “hood” with them, but turned around and said that she’s “gangsta.”

      • ohdearme

        ikr lol what about the “FISTESSS”and Peter screaming about “Jerry Stringer” lol. She’s hood alright lol.

        • Birdie11

          Good grief…this episode practically needed subtitles.

          • ohdearme

            I know I’m missing some of the words they butchered last night lol.

      • julyol1972

        I think Nene said she wasn’t hood like everyone else because she was fighting like many of the others. Only Cynthia, Nene, and Porscha didn’t get into a physical altercation with anyone else.

        She said she was “gansta” meaning she can protect herself, because Kenya alluded to her needing Greg to protect her.

        • Rhett Butler

          Idk anyone who isn’t hood that talks like that.

          • julyol1972

            I know lots of folks who aren’t hood who incorporate “street” talk into their everyday lingo!

            • Rhett Butler

              So do I, but many of them aren’t a hood person pretending not to be, like Nene for instance. The same person who likes to choke and threaten people for talking to “a sista” the wrong way seems like she likes to turn it off and on when it’s convenient, imo.

              • julyol1972

                Most folks that I know from the hood turn it off and on depending on the situation. They’re not going to go everywhere behaving “hood”, but will revert to their natural behavior, and speech pattern around friends, in a physical or verbal altercation, when relaxing, etc. I just don’t see anything wrong with what she said, it was about two totally different types of behavior.

                • Rhett Butler

                  I know that, my parents are both from the hood themselves. However, they don’t turn it on and off as a convenience like Nene did acting as if fighting isn’t her thing when it clearly is.

                  • julyol1972

                    If she’d joined in molly-whopping on folks then everyone would’ve been calling her out for it. She didn’t participate in fights with anyone that night and is still getting called out. Can’t win for losing!

                    We all know she can fight like you said, she just didn’t do it that night. Nor has she been throwing down with anyone else all season. Again, don’t see anything with her trying to be better, she did say that’s what she’s been working on at the start of the season.

                    • Rhett Butler

                      Regardless of whether she did it that night nor not, it’s okay for her to do it, but everyone else is too hood when they are. I was annoyed at her calling Kandi ghetto and hood season 2 and I’m annoyed now.
                      Never liked Nene so I’m going to call her out on everything I think she does wrong, and I’ve been doing it BEFORE these episodes ever aired.
                      She’s only trying to become better now that these acting jobs came along. Before she was hating on anyone with success.

                    • julyol1972

                      I like her, so her behavior doesn’t bother me as much, but I totally get what you’re saying!

  • Michael

    I agree with most of your take on last night’s show. I disagree with how many people were standing when Kenya got out of her seat, especially considering that Cynthia(who was standing) walked over to Christopher to ask him to have a seat. He declined and agreed with his “wife”, Natalie that he was going to stand while he addressed the issue with Kenya. I’m a man and I would allow another man stand up and “address” me while I’m sitting, I definitely would allow it if I was a woman I don’t know why Kenya would care about who Charles dated 20 years ago, but Natalie started the issue when she was talking about Charles dating Phaedra, then was surprised to find he also dated Kandi, Maybe that’s why Natalie felt a need to talk about Kandi’s fiancè and Kenya didn’t like that, so she brought up what Charles said about being married.

    • vegaslady89122@yahoo.com

      It was Porsha who walked to him and asked him to have a seat “)

  • WestCoastFeed

    What is this I am reading on other blogs about NeNe making homophobic remarks about Brandon? Is it all being blown out of proportion by other bloggers. I didn’t watch.

    • http://TVFishbowl.com/ Ed B.

      NeNe’s remarks were offensive, she was using the term queen to try and emasculate Brandon.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Did it go beyond that, Ed? Someone claimed she kept using the feminine pronouns when talking about him, using she and her instead of he and him when she talked about him.

        • ohdearme

          It’s true West and I can’t wait to see what Miss Andy has to say to her during the reunion! I can’t wait to see all of their faces once that tape is shown that clearly shows Chris grabbing Kenya’s arm. Also NeNe has banned Brandon from attending any of their events!

          • WestCoastFeed

            Thanks. NeNe is just as bad or maybe worse, than Juicy. Andy cannot overlook this.

            • ohdearme

              You know how he is with his favs West, as far as I’m concerned Brandon was the ONLY gentleman in the room! It’s also strange that no one says anything about Apollo beating him while Peter was holding him down! I know it’s just a silly reality show, but I will never forget them doing that to him.

          • real talk

            Nene is not owner of Bravo, creative director or a part of the damn film crew for that matter so can’t banish anyone!!
            Bravo is paying her so if Bravo feels they need Brandon at Nene ‘ s HOUSE for a taping I bet she better let him in!

            This has become one of the biggest turn offs of NeNe’s EX-fans/supporters, she has become too much of an arrogant bully. Leaving many to feel maybe it’s time to close her chapter!
            Marlon and Keyira can offer all the drama needed to carry this show leaving the other ladies as fan favorites!
            Nene like EVERYBODY CAN BE REPLACED!! BLOOP!!

        • http://TVFishbowl.com/ Ed B.

          Maybe this will help with understanding why the gay community is so upset:

          http://tvfishbowl.com/nene-leakes-just-doesnt-get-it-gay-insults-cause-fan-backlash/

        • vegaslady89122@yahoo.com

          yes she said “she” instead of he….she was way out of line.

  • ohdearme

    April I don’t mean to be rude but I don’t understand how Kenya not apologizing for getting up and starting the whole fight is a childish thought process? Could you explain if you have time?

    • julyol1972

      She rushed across the room to get in Natalie’s face – that started everyone popping off. There would not have been a fight if she’d kept her seat. Instead of confronting Christopher who asked her the question, she went after his “wife”. And no man is going to see another woman rushing towards his spouse without stepping in. Kenya needed to apologize for strting the fight by getting up out of her sear.

      Sorry ODM, I’m not April, but wanted to respond to your question, if that is okay! :)

      • ohdearme

        It’s OK July,
        idk, the conversation between Kenya and Natalie was going on as well, when Natalie taunted Kenya like a child saying “who’s back pedaling now”, it made sense for Kenya to get up and say “I’m not back pedaling, I’m front pedaling” I didn’t see Kenya “rush” nor did Kenya look as if she was ready to come to blows. Kenya was set up, however they thought that she would sit there and let Chris “read” her and she didn’t. I know that people don’t like Kenya, however Chris came out swinging the minute he said “I don’t know what kind of medication you’re on” as he stood up over her!

        • julyol1972

          Kenya’s M.O. since Natalie came arond has been to refer to her as a groupie, a girl friend, and his common law wife. Kenya threw out her taunt at that dinner, Natalie reciprocated. Chris wasn’t standing over Kenya, he was on the other side of the room, so there was definitely no physical threat to Kenya’s being. They only met up when he moved to protect Natalie adter Kenya had crossed the room. She deserved to be read since she had no problem talking about their relationship, which was none of her business. Whatever Natalie’s status was to Chris, why was it any of Kenya’s concern?

          She deserved that question because of every singleone she’d thrown Natalie’s way at that dinner. Whether I like her or not is beside the point. She jumped out of her seat and headed towards Natalie and the only time you do that is to post up, which is exactly what happened. She could’ve just as easily gotten up to be on equal fooring with Chris, and said her piece without charging across the room.

          • ohdearme

            Well I don’t know what post up means, however I didn’t see Kenya charging, nor will I ever agree with Chris grabbing Kenya’s arm. So we will agree to disagree lol.

            • julyol1972

              I’m sorry, “post up” in this sense means getting ready to fight, by heading over Natalie’s way she seemed like she was either about to get in her face or put her hands on her. I don’t necessarily agree with him putting his hands on Kenya either, but she was heading for his woman, and he could see something was about to happen.

              Yes, we will agree to disagree on this one.

  • momplus5

    Who said what, who got in who’s face, who threw punches? Who cares because they all acted like a bunch of immature egotistical brats. Except for Porsha who was in a different zone seeing spirits in people’s faces.
    Nene brought all together and thought asking probing questions was fun? No she wanted to get a reaction and she succeeded.

  • murlut

    Cynthia makes me sick. She started the crap with Kandi weeks ago and when it all comes out, she plays innocent. Maybe worrying about her own man comes to mine. Obviously they are having major problems if he is buying real estate with her money and not telling her or he is buying a very expensive car without telling her. I am sure she paid for that too. I think she likes to make everyone have conflicts because that keeps her out of the limelight.
    Kenya is delusional. Somewhere in her small mind she thinks we like her. WRONG. I can tolerate NeNe over her and I cant stand her either. Kenya out and out bitches about everyone being late and then shows up 3 hours late. She started the crap in the room by going after Natalie. She is a very hateful person. She is not married because she cant even pay someone to be with her. She is NASTY.
    Its very obvious that Phaedra and Apollo are not even together. She has absolutely no feelings for him. She looks at him with complete hate.

    • twifan2

      At this point I would rather have Marlo back! Please get rid of Cray Cray! And then we wait for Marlo to turn on Neigh Neigh! :)

      • Birdie11

        I’d be up for a Kenya/Marlo smackdown!

        • julyol1972

          Me too!

      • julyol1972

        Next week is the beginning of Marlo and Kenya joining forces to take Nene down. It’ll be interesting to say the least.

        • twifan2

          OMG! The team from Hell’s corner!. :o

          • julyol1972

            Yep! Kenya will think she hit oil with Marlo, but I hope she doesn’t forget – Marlo looks out for Marlo’s interests first and foremost! :)

  • Birdie11

    Peter acts like a pathetic small man who is on a constant mission to look big, tough and 20 years younger. Gramps needs to take a seat and act like a nice old man like Greg. Cynthia rants about any man she can, because she knows her own man is a loser. Her imitation of Kandi was laughable because of it’s inaccuracy and it made her look like a fool. Her recollection of the events was ridiculous.

  • julyol1972

    I’ve said from the get go that Cynthia was the catalyst too for a lot of this mess to begin with. Because she wanted to be the center of attention, she decided to be a big ol’ gossip. She felt the need to share information that had nothing to do with her, and wasn’t hers to tell.