Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Twirling With The Enemy [Episode 16]

Posted on Feb 25 2014 - 10:53am by Nancy


Last week on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore held a gala in honor of  NeNe to benefit, Saving Our Daughter’s charity. Needless to say, things didn’t go so well. NeNe brought Nay-Nay out to play (her ghetto alter-ego), Peter and Nene battled for the HBIC title, Cynthia and Peter had a falling out over the event and overall it was a disaster.

The episode begins with NeNe discussing Kenya’s masquerade ball. She’s still shocked about what happened at the gala and says “Nay-Nay” was about to come out. NeNe also says Peter was giving her “bitch-assness” because he expressed his disappointment in her behavior. If your not kissing Nay-Nay’s butt, then you’re not her friend. We’ll get to that later in the recap. Reflecting on the event, Cynthia tells Mal, she wished Peter had stayed out of the women’s business and not say anything to Nene.

The new inseparable BFF’s, Marlo and Kenya meet for lunch. Out of the clear blue, Marlo and Kenya have become best friends. Anyone else finding this smash-up strange? Kenya describes Nene’s diva antics at the ball and Marlo promises to smooth things over with her at Peter’s party.


Meanwhile, Cynthia throws a surprise Jamaican-themed birthday party for Peter. Rum punch and reggae band included. Nice job Cynthia! NeNe arrives fashionably late wearing a Ronald McDonald grimace and George Washington toupee. Peter approaches Nene and “attempts” to cool the tensions from the previous night but Nene “Ice Queen” Leakes is not having any of it. She rolls her eyes at Peter’s peace offering nd barely reciprocates. The nerve of Nene to treat Peter like that at his own party.


The shade throwing by Nene didn’t stop there, up next for a heaping serving of shade is Kenya Moore.  Kenya attempts to apologize  and fix the situation with NeNe. NeNe’s body language says “girl please”  and “shady boots” she’s giving Kenya MAJOR shade.  Nene again blames Kenya for the pillow party and Kenya apologizes AGAIN. Basically Nene wants Kenya to kiss her ass. They part on a half hearted hug.


The party goes on and NeNe is still acting like a spoiled brat. She chooses to sit by Kandi. Marlo and Kenya are acting like bestie’s giggling and carrying on like Nene is not there. Nene is pissed and can’t handle the new friendship brewing between #TeamTwirl. So she does like most spoiled brats do when they’re not getting the attention the want…she abruptly leaves.  I guess Nene only wants everyone to be her friend only and not friends with each other. Are we back in junior high?

Next, NeNe gives Porsha acting advice in preparation of role in Kandi’s play. The conversation then turns to Marlo and NeNe recalls when Diane called Marlo and opportunist and agrees.

Finally, Cynthia’s fitness-focused Bailey Bowl which is essentially a Field Day for adults begins. And she’s not kidding; she’s got these grown folks three-legged racing and wearing matching t-shirts. It may have been a touch triggering for those of us who were more, ahem, Participant-ribbon-inclined as children, but you know who wasn’t one of those children? Kandi. All the women got to arrange their own teams; Team Kandi included a WWE wrestler and an Olympic gold medalist. But as it turned out, those skills didn’t parlay so well into the egg-in-spoon race. Who knew?


Team Rich is Nene’s team, Team Twirl is Kenya’s team and it’s Bravo’s version of the Bloods vs Crips. During the outside games, Marlo tries to joke with Nene but Nene is not having any of it. Nene totally disses Marlo and gives her the COLD shoulder. Marlo approaches Team Rich to ask why she wasn’t invited to be on the team that includes all of Nene’s other bridesmaids. Kenya sees this and drags Marlo away. Things get really heated hectic here but it seems like Kenya is taking Marlo over to Nene so they can talk things out. But Nene is less in a talking mood and more in a screaming “get the f–k off me, b–ch” and throwing water bottles mood.


That’s when things went to hell in hand basket in nano second and NeNe quickly chucked the deuces and was Splitsville. Marlo did not let Nene go in peace, she chased her and read her for filth with classics like “Donald Trump Weave.” With that,  the Bailey Bowl came to an abrupt end. How tragic!


Next week on RHOA: The group heads to Mexico. Peter is still getting in grown women’s business and Apollo seems to be up to no good with Kenya.   Greg lays hands on Peter. Sounds like “Pillow Talk” part 2.

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  1. RonnieIsBack February 25, 2014 at 11:40 am -

    LOveed the recap….yes she was read for filth! I was dying…here is the funny part, NeNe claims she ran because her son was there..however you spewed all types of trashy cursewords in front of him….right.
    And talking about Kandi’s momma in her blog…now them fighting words….hehheheh
    WIG down!

    • Dr Seuss February 25, 2014 at 11:53 am -

      Hey Ronnie- You know Nay-Nay is lying. She actually looked scared of Marlo, that’s the real reason she ran. I ROFLMAO at how Marlo chased her down and would not not stop. I’m singing Marlo’s praises right now. I hope Bravo adds her on permanently.

  2. WestCoastFeed February 25, 2014 at 11:44 am -

    Okay, I haven’t watched this yet, so did NeNe throw that water bottle at Marlo or not?

    • Dr Seuss February 25, 2014 at 11:45 am -

      It’s really not clear with the clever Bravo editing. You really can use the footage shown to determine who threw what and first.

  3. Babson_Chick February 25, 2014 at 11:53 am -

    Ok the neester has hit a new level with that wig/weave/toupee/mop top!!

    • WestCoastFeed February 25, 2014 at 11:57 am -

      It looks like the goodies my cat used to cough up.

      • Babson_Chick February 25, 2014 at 12:05 pm -

        Hi West!! Yes, lol. It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen. I think the “Rich Bitch” is totally losing it (and us).

    • Happywife February 25, 2014 at 12:24 pm -

      She looks ridiculous and Marlo was right, the mop looks like Donald Trump’s wig/weave

      • Babson_Chick February 25, 2014 at 12:31 pm -

        maybe a castoff from the Donald :-0

        • Happywife February 25, 2014 at 12:43 pm -

          “You are FIRED”

          • Babson_Chick February 25, 2014 at 12:54 pm -

            Yep!!! Plus I still haven’t forgotten that on CA she walked out on her team and the show. She probably didn’t want to show how ignorant she is.

          • Happywife February 25, 2014 at 12:56 pm -

            Bingo! I think she feared she couldn’t function on a high intelligence level so rather than embarrass herself she quit the show.

          • WestCoastFeed February 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm -

            I do hope that Kenya gets cast on that show and does very well. NeNe’s phony hair would go up in flames.

          • Babson_Chick February 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm -

            Exactly – that’s what I’m thinking. Trump just wanted her for the publicity whether good or bad.

      • noarguingwithstupid February 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm -

        Not as ridiculous as Teresa’s gorilla style hairdo!!

        • Happywife February 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm -

          You really have the fix in for Tre, eh?

  4. Happywife February 25, 2014 at 11:56 am -

    Once again the “Fabulous” NeNe Leakes thinking shes above and beyond everyone. It is funny how Marlo who pretty much always acts the same every time you see her became friends with Kenya and now there is a problem, now she is an evil person. Please NeNe, they really need to get some new characters on the show because the NeNe drama is the same every season and its boring. If it wasn’t for Cynthia and Kenya who would even watch this show. Marlo brings a different vibe to the show one that pulls viewers in, stop trying to get her off because you know shes a better fit for the cast then you.

    • WestCoastFeed February 25, 2014 at 12:16 pm -

      Hi, HW. I’m new to Atlanta.. Can you tell me more about Marlo? I’ve googled her and seen her arrests for violent behavior, so how did she get added to this cast?

      • Happywife February 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm -

        When Marlo came on the show, she was dating Charles Grant. It was rumored Charles Grant and Nene had an affair behind Greg’s back. Kim Zolciak exposed and confirmed this on WWHL. Phaedra and Nene did not get along and Phaedra took it upon herself to recruit Marlo in hopes. her and Nene would butt heads. The opposite happened and Marlo and Nene became best buds. Marlo was one of Nene’s bridesmaids, etc. Marlo turned out to be a funny, crude, outspoken asset to the show. I really like her sass.

        • WestCoastFeed February 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm -

          Thank you.

          • Happywife February 25, 2014 at 12:42 pm -

            No problem. You are welcome.

  5. Dave February 25, 2014 at 12:16 pm -

    I hope every Hollywood producer (esp Ryan Murphy) watches Nene’s monstrous and possibly coked-up temper and behavior and thinks twice (or not at all) about hiring her for anything, ever again.

    • Birdie11 February 25, 2014 at 2:01 pm -

      She’s too simple to think of that! Such a mistake…maybe she’s auditioning for mega bitch, diva roles.

      • Dave February 25, 2014 at 5:35 pm -

        That’s are the only low-budgets roles she can get at this point.

  6. WestCoastFeed February 25, 2014 at 1:28 pm -

    Is NeNe really joining Dancing With the Stars? Or is that just a rumor?

    • Happywife February 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm -

      No way. Please make that be just a rumor.

      • WestCoastFeed February 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm -

        Dancing with the D-Listers for sure if she is cast.

        • Happywife February 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm -

          This is total let down by DWTS!

    • Babson_Chick February 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm -

      There is no way – not with those hooves.

      • noarguingwithstupid February 25, 2014 at 5:18 pm -

        Can you imagine how hilarious that would be? I, for one, would love to see Neigh Neigh trapsing all over the dance floor!!!!

        • Babson_Chick February 26, 2014 at 8:35 am -

          Yes that would be too funny but she might kill her partner if she fell on him, but seeing her twriling around the dance foor would be a riot!!

  7. WestCoastFeed February 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm -

    Marlo has posted a blog on her website. It is titled, “Chinese Proverb: Beware of people throwing shade while wearing bad toupees.”

  8. WinterBlues14 February 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm -

    Yes! The whole episode was hilarious but especially the last 7-8 minutes! I rewinded it several times just laughing but Marlo was right and so was Kenya in their blogs! They now both see that Nene is a friend to NO ONE. Nene is all about Nene. She may make you think she’s your friend but then once you get a little shine, she hates you. This is becoming a PATTERN now. I think the ONLY person who will truly somewhat protect Nene at that reunion is Andy Cohen. I think she will try to loud talk everyone and play the victim and try to act like everyone is jealous of her “success” of basically playing herself in two short lived corny gigs. LOL.
    Nene’s own family doesn’t even like her. Her sister Kenya was shading her for filth and siding with Kenya and Marlo and everyone else that doesn’t like Nene. She said Nene needed her a** beat at that pajama party! Her own sister! I hear Gregg’s kids still don’t like her and Bryson and Brentt probably tolerate her because she is the breadwinner in the family for now and unfortunately this toupee wearing coon is their mother. Like I said, Andy is living in the past with Nene. She may be the highest paid and last one standing so to speak, but Kenya is the show now and has been since she’s been on and as much as Nene hates on Kenya and Marlo now, it’s amazing how everytime they are on the ratings are so high! Nene was hardly on last season and was super boring and Kenya came in and snatched wigs and became the “breakout star” all in ONE season. Notice how very little buzz is released on Porsha too…she is irrelevant, ignorant, and boring.