November 21, 2018

Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Recap Part 4

Typos are lovingly brought to you by Jose Cuervo.

The entire season has been built around a lie and it all finally came out. Phaedra told Porsha that Kandi and Todd were going to drug and rape her. It came directly from Phaedra, not a third party, like Phaedra wants us to believe. She was so angry at Kandi she decided to try and destroy her. Who does such a thing? It is truly shocking. Phaedra should have gone to prison along with Apollo.

We are twenty minutes in and nobody can wrap their heads around what Phaedra has done. Andy is brilliant in laying it out for Phaedra so she can see all the time she should have come clean and stuck with the lie. It is fascinating. Porsha is dumb as shit, and so one could say she was in it with Phaedra, but she is not so stupid she would go along with this. Not sure whether to laugh or cry.

Phaedra insists she heard it from someone else and Andy is calling her out because she has known Kandi for years and knew this would have never been true. Phaedra now admits to not only making up the shit about Kandi, but she also made up the story about Todd being Marvin. Dear Lord. Phaedra says she was not mad at Kandi, and Andy says it sounds like she’s lying. I love Andy Cohen.

Cynthia does not understand why Phaedra didn’t come clean at any point during the season. It is exhausting to hear the truth so I can only image how hard it was for Phaedra to carry the lie for so long. Todd says the truth hurts enough without having to lie, and to that I say Amen. I am thrilled Phaedra will be gone next year and Nene is back. The show will get back on track. Hopefully.

Andy recaps the season of Kandi and Phaedra and it is obvious Phaedra has had a hard on for Kandi since the beginning. This is all about Phaedra thinking Kandi called the Feds. I don’t think Kandi made a call, but she should have. Phaedra is denying everything, Kandi is clarifying everything, and if Phaedra is invited back it will be a huge mistake. The only good news is Nene will eat her alive.

I am watching with Jose and we just don’t get how someone goes down this path on national television. Especially a licensed attorney who knew what the impact would be on her reputation and business when it came out. There was no way Phaedra could have believed this was going to stay under the rug. This was explosive and it was always going to come out, on camera. Phaedra did this to herself.

Sidebar: I have said from the first episode of the first season that Phaedra Parks was not to be trusted. There was something unsavory about her from the start. After all the years of being lucky, she simply should have known better. She dodged a bullet by not getting sucked into Apollo’s charges, so one would think she would be careful as the only free parent to her children. Shame on her and blessings to her beautiful kids.

Andy gives Phaedra one last chance to really, really, really come clean, but she doesn’t do it. Porsha won’t 100% walk away from Phaedra, which makes me think Porsha should not come back either. Ugh. Whatever. This was the best reunion ever and the women are at a loss for words, like we all are, yet not surprised. Phaedra is a pathological liar. Thankfully Nene is coming back to keep it real.