Phaedra is preparing to head to the DNC and work with Congresswoman Wilson and her sparkly hats to bring attention to the ongoing issue of police brutality. Phaedra cannot be without her sidekick, so she invites Porsha to tag along. Porsha twirls around in her day gown, “I’m always down to fight the power!” Counselor Parks also plans to kill another bird while on the road and plans to swing by the clink and hopefully get Apollo to sign off on those pesky li’l divorce papers.
Across town, Kenya and Cynthia visit a bakery to learn how to decorate cakes, Kenya creates a Gucci themed cake for Matt since he lost is Gucci belt, or some ridiculous shit like that. Cynthia is giving us Black Panther Rally realness with her wild hair, and one cannot help but wonder why they would not be required to wear hair nets around all of this frosting! Speaking of appearances, I cannot figure out Kenya’s outfit, her top is a hideous print with Rolling Stone lips and ladybugs. Anyhoo, as Kenya forms a replica of Matt’s most prized body part out of green fondant, she announces to her BFF Cynthia that she is having an ATV outing to celebrate Matt’s birthday – SUCCESSFUL COUPLES ONLY! As the frosting tool twirls in Cynthia’s backside, she blows it off assuming her invitation was lost in the mail. To add insult to injury, Kenya decides this is the moment to phone Kandi and Lena to bring their significant others to the birthday party.
Cynthia big hair, don’t care, has her own fish to fry, which she will be fishing for in her new lake house! One condition of her divorce is to sell the house, so she takes Noelle to make an offer on the first new home they find. It has 16-bedrooms and it’s on a lake, way to downsize and economize Cynthia! She later phones Kenya to share the news, only to find out that Kenya had posted a Throwback Thursday photo on her Instagram, which pictured her in a car with Jay-Z. Matt flew into a jealous rage and hulked out by punching holes in the un-done Moore Manor. Good thing she hadn’t installed that trim yet!
She by Shereé – SIDEBAR: from here on out, we will abbreviate her name to SBS because I am too lazy to keep typing out She by Shereé – has her own issues to deal with. She sits down with her son, Kairo, to discuss his recent DUI and she opens a rather stale can o’ whoop ass on him. She emphasizes the need for him to be careful and he will always have to be better and try harder due to the color of his skin. SBS does her best as concerned, caring mother, but she takes Kairo to see Bob, so he can be the bad guy and ride Kairo like a Shetland show pony. However, unbeknownst to SBS, Bob is a medical card-carrying marijuana smoker and speaks to the benefits of pot. SBS gives him the “you are so stupid you make me squint” look. Once again, Bob is sweating like a farm animal. Seriously dude, you should check into that. SBS is praying Kairo didn’t score from his father, but Bob turns the convo around and scolds him for smoking pot recreationally and he needs to let the dutchie pass. Kairo gives his best dead in the eyes apology and promises to “make better decisions”.
Kandi and Todd are still working on OLG restaurant and are three months behind. They call in their resident expert, Papa Smurf, for advice. He tells them they are insane for getting into the bidness and then he and Todd step outside to bro-out. Peter advises him on the proper placement of any security cameras to avoid being caught groping patrons. Peter yammers on about working with Cynthia being the cause of divorce, blah, blah, blah…but face it, we all know the truth. She finally got wise and dumped your dumb ass because you squandered her modeling fortune and then you were caught on video sliding your grubby paws all over a waitress. Bar One and DONE – DUBMASS!
Later, Todd heads home after working so many hours at the restaurant that he hasn’t washed his balls in three days. Okay, why did we need to know that and, ummm EWW! As if that wasn’t alarming enough, Mama Joyce shows up and offers to watch Baby Ace, FREE OF CHARGE! She has suspicions that Kandi is “rusty as a drain pipe”, so she has set up some Bedroom Kandi in the guest house to allow Kandi and Todd to have some “alone time”. Now dear reader, you are probably thinking how revolting it would be to have your own mother set up “sexy time” for you, laying out your own sex toy products and lube to be used with your husband, whose balls smell like the dumpster at a back-alley Mexican restaurant… but oh no, that is not the end of this escapade! Kandi can’t just get nekkid, she decides to head back over to the main house, slip into something more comfortable, and then she runs into Mama while trotting back over to the guest house in her lingerie and heels. This is just wrong on so many levels. Pardon me while I go power wash my eyeballs.
It’s the big day of the ATV outing, but Matt has fled to California because he couldn’t handle the sight of his current girlfriend in a car with Jay-Z from 40 years ago. SIDEBAR: This does shed some light onto why Kenya continually thinks she is Beyoncé. Lena decides to take a knee because she is “under the weather” and Kenya rides with RL with Todd and Kandi behind. Todd takes off like a maniac, hoping he doesn’t pull a RHOC and roll the dayum thing! They finally break for some lunch comprised of pasta salad, fruit salad, tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad, and bean salad. Salad, anyone? Kandi goes right for the good stuff and asks Kenya for some real talk about Matt. As they discuss Matt’s anger and insecurities, RL makes a point, there’s not a lot of men that “want to be Stedman”. [Insert sound of needle being yanked off the record here]. As if we are even comparing Kenya to Oprah – AWWW HELL NOPRAH! Real talk – no matter how you cut the muffin, this relationship between Kenya and Matt is FRAUGHT WITH PERIL!
Now if all of this wasn’t enough to blow your shit-hole wide open, we check in on Phaedra’s travels and as she is on her way to Apollo’s prison, she receives a call from her office. Apparently, they received a bomb threat at the law office via a suspicious package, which allegedly contained a grenade. Counselor Parks maintains her cool despite the threat, calls mom and instructs her to secure the boys and to duck and cover!
Next week, Porsha is ready to start her family, Mama Joyce weighs in on the bomb threat as if Counselor Parks had it coming, and Kenya and Matt have it out in the driveway at Moore Manor.