In this episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
, titled "Driving Miss Kim," the ladies return home from Spain, and it's not all sunshine and rainbows for NeNe. Amidst a social media brawl with Kim and her daughter, NeNe must also face the fallout from an offensive joke at one of her comedy shows, which results in her being pulled from the Xscape tour.
The Ladies Return Home to the ATL
Back from Spain, Sheree invites Kim over to discuss the trip, which eventually devolves into a discussion about the infamous roach video. On the other side of town, NeNe fills in her husband and her family about the trip and the video as well. Since the video originally made the rounds, the battle between Kim and NeNe has taken on another life on social media, which pits NeNe against Kim's daughter, Brielle. NeNe accuses Kim and her daughter of being racist after seeing some of Brielle's comments on Instagram in regards to the supposed roaches in NeNe's home. As a result, Kim has served NeNe with a cease and desist. Kim wastes no time in bad-mouthing NeNe to Sheree and teases her possible retaliation.
When it rains, it pours for NeNe, as it comes to light that she's been let go from the Xscape tour. At one of NeNe's comedy shows, she made a sexual harassment joke in bad taste to one of her hecklers, and it blew up on social media. Unfortunately, the promoters caught wind and forced Kandi to let NeNe know that she would no longer be a part of the Xscape tour. With the sky falling down all around her, Marlo and Cynthia decide to visit NeNe. It becomes apparent quite quickly that NeNe isn't made out of steel and she hurts just like all of the other housewives. Though she is taking the Kim situation to heart, it's the fallout from her rape joke at her comedy show that is really her unraveling.
Sheree fills Kandi in on the social media drama between Kim and NeNe, and Kandi comes with her own news as she and Kim have decided to go to lunch with her for the first time in a long time. After being 90 minutes late, Kim finally arrives for her lunch date with Kandi. When the conversation turns to Kim's unhealthy dependency on her husband, she and Kandi begin to verbally spar back and forth until Kim raises her voice, at which point Kandi promptly shuts her down. Somehow, they take a beat and resume a cordial lunch, but soon the conversation turns to NeNe.
After Kim accuses NeNe of being on drugs once again, she vocalizes her support for NeNe being removed from the tour. However, Kandi take NeNe's side and defends her in the altercation between her and Kim, agreeing that the social media comments can be construed as racist.
- Cynthia should have let Will take an Uber or Lyft after all his shady behavior, not voluntarily drive him to the airport.
- No matter how in love they are, it will never not be weird that Kroy basically waits in the parking lot and twiddles his thumbs when Kim goes out with the girls.
- It's truly amazing to see Kandi revert back to her old hot-headed ways when she claps back at Kim.
Were you happy to see the girls back on their home turf? Were you shocked to see NeNe shed a tear? Were you glad Kandi was able to put Kim in her place? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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