Noelle Robinson is about to leave for Howard University to study dentistry. Since Cynthia Bailey has never even played a college kid on TV, she has no idea what to expect. Like should she teach Noelle about how to handle her liquor now, before she leaves to school by giving her brunch cocktails? Should she cut Noelle’s food, and open her juice boxes, and make sure she’s buckled into her car seat? Should she go to college too and live in the apartments next to the dorm? Or IN the dorm?! Can Mike Hill stay over in said dorm? So many worries!
It’s Dennis McKinley‘s turn to be in the hot seat and meet Porsha’s mom. They get together at his hookah lounge CRU, which makes perfect sense since Diane doesn’t like the smell of hookah.”Between hookah, hair, and hot dogs, there’s not one other word that begins with ‘H’ that could describe my Dennis,” Porsha brags. Dennis, who doesn’t have hair, but does have the delightful distinction of looking hot dog-esque (sans the ‘hot’ part). Aren’t hookah lounges passe – just like visible panty lines, which Porsha, unfortunately, has in those way too tight jeggings.
Since Kandi had fibroids and a high-risk pregnancy with Ace, she and Todd Tucker are considering a surrogate (or two!) to make babies out of their two remaining embryos. Until they learn surrogates – the good ones who aren’t hanging in the hood – cost $100k per uterine rental, and Todd might not even get to rub their bellies. At least Todd realizes he better get to work at the OLG instead of just sampling fried chicken and cocktails while talking about work.
On last night’s Real Housewives Of Atlanta we met new Housewife Shamari DeVoe, and she is um, extra excited about being Mrs. DeVoe and about her great wonderful amazing life. Also, Eva Marcille seems to have some postpartum infection of shadiness that may be crossing the line!
After two very rocky seasons, Kandi Burrussand Porsha Williams are trying to be cordial. They are far from being besties, but things are lot better between them these days. Porsha’s new man Dennis McKinley told Porsha that he goes to Kandi’s restaurant Old Lady Gang once a week. This shocked Porsha. I cannot wait to see Dennis and Kandi’s first interaction. That’s going to be… interesting, but most likely awkward.
At this point in the season, Kandi hasn’t told Porsha that she knows Dennis through other women he has dated. However, she did caution Porsha against moving too quickly in the relationship. Too little, too late for that one. Mere months into their relationship, Porsha and Dennis looked at engagement rings. Porsha even tried to share a toothbrush with the man, something that did not sit well with the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast. At all.
This season of Real Housewives of Atlantahas a different energy than ever before. NeNe Leakes’beloved husband Gregg Leakes is suffering with cancer. Of course no one wants to see anyone suffering with cancer, but it’s especially tough to watch Gregg go through it. He is easily the most-liked person on this show and true rock to pretty much everyone in the cast. With that said, his health struggles have truly united the cast. So far.
NeNe and Gregg went down to Miami to celebrate her store opening. It was their first big trip since Gregg was diagnosed and a big deal for the couple. Porsha Williamssecretly invited the Atlanta Housewives down to Miami to surprise NeNe. NeNe insisted that she does not like surprises, but this one made her very happy.
Eva Marcille has only been a “Housewife” for two episodes. She’s not making any waves, but I am living for her subtle shade. In contrast, Marlo Hamptoncouldn’t be subtle if her life depended on it. Marlo is the epitome of extra and I am here for it.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: hand Marlo a peach. She is the perfect level of messy. Marlo stirs the pot just enough, without doing anything morally offensive. She just strikes that perfect balance. Not only that, but we really needed her for comic relief during that last episode. It was just too sad to see Gregg Leakessuffering at NeNe Leakes’store opening. Marlo and her antics helped me get through it.