Posted: 11:24 pm Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap (‘Twirling With the Enemy’): season 6, episode 16 

By Rodney Ho

NeNe keeps on causing trouble and drama. CREDIT: Bravo

NeNe keeps on causing trouble and drama. CREDIT: Bravo

Marlo Hampton has managed to wedge her way back into the show as a recurring character. During season 4, she tried to be what Kenya Moore became season 5: a protagonist.

Instead, Marlo was just plain aggravating. The producers didn’t give her a full-time gig.

But after she more or less disappeared season five, she’s found her way back. First, she had been friends with NeNe and was part of NeNe’s spinoff wedding show.

Now she’s become friends with Kenya. And as Kandi Burruss explained, NeNe is a bit territorial about her friends.

The other housewives first notice the burgeoning friendship at Cynthia Bailey’s 53rd birthday party for her husband Peter Thomas.

Marlo ostensibly wants to smooth things out between NeNe and Kenya after the messy Saving our Daughters fundraiser Kenya held the previous week where NeNe acted out because she wasn’t invited personally.

But Kenya moves in and talks to NeNe directly. “I hear you’re so angry and I just wanted to do something nice for you,” she said.

NeNe decides to listen –  sort of. She tells Kenya she wanted to be asked to the event. Plus, she feels Kenya didn’t take responsibility for her own actions from the pajama party.. “I feel like I was bullied” into coming, NeNe says.

“That’s a bit harsh,” Kenya says. She then apologizes and they hug. But NeNe is not really feeling it.

“You show me your hand once, I don’t sit around waiting for you to show it twice,” NeNe told the cameras later.

NeNe notices Marlo and Kenya are buddying up and looks upset. “I don’t have time for it,” she said. So she leaves early.

She later tells Porsha Williams she considers Marlo an “opportunist.”

Later, at Cynthia’s adult version of field day called “Bailey Bowl.” Derek J is one of the referees. Kandi shows up late, much to NeNe’s annoyance.

When Kandi arrives, she has brings in athletes, including a pro wrestler and a pro basketball player. NeNe is again annoyed when she sees Marlo arrive to help out Team Twirl, Kenya’s team. “Her loss is my gain,” Kenya says.

During the first event featuring eggs, NeNe calls out cheaters and wins.

Marlo tells NeNe that she is going to pay for not inviting her on NeNe’s team.

Then Kandi complains in the sack/hula hoop race that other cheated.

Kenya approaches NeNe and NeNe walks away. “Get the f*** away from me b****,” NeNe says. She then throws a water bottle.

Marlo goes after her and calls her “insecure.” She chases NeNe around as NeNe keeps on avoiding her.

“You don’t know what a friend is b****!” Marlo yells at her.

“Don’t try me like that!” NeNe later says. She leaves. “I’m the kind of person you can take advantage of,” she adds later.

Marlo starts crying.

So much for field day!

***

In other storylines, Porsha seeks out NeNe for advice in her upcoming role in Kandi’s play.

And Kenya is thinking of putting a trip to Mexico together with all the ladies. It’s a couples trip but she doesn’t bring her African prince. She brings Miss Lawrence.

Phaedra Parks basically took the week off, though she did show up at Cynthia’s “Bailey Bowl” – minus Apollo.

TRAILER

Marlo is still peeved about what happened. Kordell shows up. The ladies take a trip to Mexico. Apollo talks with Kenya and Phaedra is not pleased. Then Peter and Gregg go at it.

RATINGS

The show last week drew 4.07 million viewers, more than the 3.8 million average to date.

16 comments
KColeman70
KColeman70

The problem with America isn't RHOA or our black president. It is people continuing to perpetuate racism through ignorance. WE are responsible for all of this because each of us apparently took an hour out of our Sunday evening to watch this train wreck. Bravo and others will continue to spoon feed reality like this to us like junkies needing a fix as long as we continue to be among the 3.8 million average viewers of this and any and all other reality TV airing. I am white and I don't think Honey Boo Boo is a disgrace to my ethnicity, THE SHOW IS A DISGRACE TO GEORGIA AND TO MY COUNTRY !

purplediva
purplediva

I am in shock with my ownself right now.  My team now is Khandi, Marlo, and Peter and Kenya is working her way to being on some real s*&&^.  she just need to get her lips off of NeNe's a&** and girlfriend will be alright with me, at least till I see the Mexico episode, I gotta feeling i'm gone have to go ham on her a## after I see that.

Peter and Marlo keep doing the dang on thang! Khandi always been real to me. 

hardworker
hardworker

The bad part about the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" is that 5 years from now these women who had the opportunity to impact Atlanta in a positive way will only be remembered for their antics on TV. Certainly the show is all about drama and ratings so some things are expected, but for the most part their behavior and the way they represent the community, especially the Afro-American community is appaling.

southernseven
southernseven

Andy123, funny we can stereotype you as well.

That comment is why this country is in such trouble. You are cruel and sad. 

southernseven
southernseven

NeNe, You just don't get what they are trying to do, Play smarter call your buddy who checked Marlo from your wedding party. I'm so GLAD you walked away, and I don't understand why Marlo is in the mix anyway.

Kenya is smart she want's to be QUEEN, so she (Kenya) has to separate and conquer.Cynthia is upset at you but not Kenya for running up on her friend, whom she invited to join in on RHOA. Put your anger aside and react with you street skills.I understand why you are done with Marlo, Southern Law 101 Girl Friends stick together NO MATTER WHAT!

You are so upset still about the pillow talk scene with Kenya, and you were just looking out for Christopher and his Wife who are Cynthia's friend, GET IT! AND LET IT GO AND MAKE THAT MONEY!!!


S2C
S2C

I've said it before, if MARLO THE MAN stays on this show, I'm done watching.  It's only entertainment, but no one needs to degrade the Black community any more than this she/he has.  NOW getting back to Na Na or Ne Ne, which ever one she is on any particular day.  Ms. Leakes, don't forget where you come from.  You're above no one.  Anyone that can't ensure there is noun/very agreement, you ARE on the level of the other girls.  Your 15 minutes of fame is over my 5 minutes.  Exit stage left!!

Susan89
Susan89

Ne Ne is so full of herself.  Since she got 2 little tv shows she is on, her head has gotten much bigger than it was before.  I'm not a fan of  Marlo (a.k.a. Marlon because I still say it's a Man), but NeNe didn't pick him/her for her team and she can't get mad because Marlo decided to go with Kenyas team.  Afterall Kenya did ask her.  I think NeNe need a reality check.  Her head has gotten to big.  She is walking around with her nose in the air and her husband and her chubby friend follows her around like lost puppies!

Andy123
Andy123

Between this show and Obama's racist ignorance, the black community unfortunately has been set back at least 10 years.

purplediva
purplediva

Peter is the only man who is bold enough to handle NeNe like a man suppose to.  You see the way he looked her in the eye and checked her at his party?  NeNe quick changed her attitude and backed down.  NeNe needs that from Gregg and I'm starting to believe she likes that and that's why she keep messing with Peter because he challenges her and puts her in check like a man should.  Pay attention people.  Watch the upcoming episodes, Peter don't have a problem being real and putting her in her place and if Greg would pay attention, his wife likes that and wants that.  She can't handle when a woman does it but when Peter checks her it's a totally different story.

purplediva
purplediva

OMG! I use to could not stand Marlo but after this episode I have much respect.  Girlfriend kept it all the way 100.  She told it like it was and Ms. Leaks could not handle it.  Yes, Marlo is my girl!  NeNe is jealous and has to be Queen B at all times,  Kenya stop kissing NeNe's butt, stop it! love Khandi to, she kept it all the way real, and I can't stand Peter but he has been 100 in telling NeNe about himself.  Cynthia need to check NeNe about call her husband a b$#f^^%, that ain't never cool to be up in my husband face.  I am no longer a Greg Leaks fan, cannot stand a weak man who can't handle his woman and stand up for what is right.  Yes I do think Marlo is an opportunist but I don't think she was so secretive about that, she do what she needs to do to survive but come on NeNe you knew that and you still befriended her.  I think Marlo's friendship is real.  I think she's more of an opportunist with the men she's involved with and as far as women she chooses to be around women who are doing something with their lives, just like any average woman.  I don't hang around dead beat women.  I deal with women who grind like I grind, positive influences, got it going on, began good company is a motivation to me, you have to surround yourself around the right people, Not mad at her for that

purplediva
purplediva

@KColeman70 okay that's your opinion that's fine well next week make it 3.7million don't watch it.

purplediva
purplediva

Naw S2C, I disagree.  I couldn't stand Marlo or Peter but you have to keep it real.  NOBODY, woman anyway has EVER gone against Ms. NeNe Leaks baby and told her the real truth about herself.  It would be down right dumb of Bravo to take Marlo off right now. It has been so much lies and cowardly things said an done and then when these people get around each other they back pedal and lie when they are called to the carpet but Marlo and Peter, not having it, they are going to tell you about yourself loud and clear.  NeNe should be glad to have somebody like that in her life as a friend.  There's an old saying, "the truth is the truth even if it comes out of a hellish mouth."  I don't know how NeNe can be so bold and blunt  but yet can't respect another woman that does the same, I think after this episode we really see who's fake and her name is NeNe leaks, baby she as fake as the tupae on her head.

LyricR.
LyricR.

@midtowncowboy  Albino gorillas in the mist--Honey Boo Boo, Duck  Dynasty, and Hollywood Hillbillies. 

SixFive
SixFive

@Andy123 Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore, The Bachelor, the noose incident at Ole Miss...   er-um...

Susan89
Susan89

@Andy123  You are so ignorant!!!!  You racist trailor piece of trash!