‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ part 3 reunion recap: bye bye Kim?

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Virtually the entire finale reunion episode of season 10 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” was all about going after Kim Zolciak.

For anyone who dislikes Kim, this was a satisfying delight. (And anyone who knows me would know I couldn’t have been happier.)

Kenya Moore, NeNe Leakes and Kandi Burruss triple-teamed her for all her stank-ass issues from this season, even though Kim was only on the show part time.

Kenya called out Kim for joking to give up her daughter for sex favors to get John Legend tickets. Kim said it was a joke and shouldn’t have been taken so seriously. Kim claimed Kandi wanted to sleep with her, which Kandi found strongly offensive. Then there was  “Roachgate” with NeNe that led to NeNe accusing Kim of being racist.

It was brutal and an emotionally shattered Kim asked for boss Andy Cohen after it was over to complain.

“There wasn’t even one positive question to me!” she whined. “I was hammered!”

She was especially offended by NeNe calling her a racist. Kandi noted during the episode that roaches equate to the projects and Kenya noted it was similar to referencing monkeys and watermelon about black folks.

“There wasn’t much positive” about Kim during season 10, Cohen noted to Kim. “It was all combative. Your whole time on the show was combative!” At least Kim was smart enough not to take it out on Cohen, who still butters her bread with “Don’t Be Tardy.” She hugged him.

Toward the end of the taping, Cohen watched Kim and NeNe bite back at each other and said amusingly, “It’s like 2008 all over again!’

And when he (hopefully jokingly) wondered if they could ever rekindle their friendship, NeNe quickly had her answer.

“Nooooo possibility!” Nene yelped. “We are done, done, done. Get your a** out!”

Earlier, NeNe even got to remind folks that Kim was once a stripper at Oasis Good-Time Emporium and slept with married men before Kroy Biermann came along. Kim said NeNe’s husband wasn’t single when NeNe met him but NeNe scoffed at that notion.

Kenya was incensed that Kim would go after her marriage but Kim said “kids” and “husbands” were off limits for insults. Really? Has she watched this show? In one case, Kim had made the joke about her daughter and John Legend tickets on social media and in the other case, her oldest daughter Brielle (who was 20 at the time) posted the video of a possible roach in NeNe’s bathroom. These were not gratuitous attacks.

Kim kept trying to use the “they’re jealous” diversion at points when in fact, I doubt any of the ladies are remotely jealous of her. Plus, when she claimed her side businesses had earned close to $15 million, you could practically hear the others guffawing.

In the end, Kim was battered, fried and left in the trash in the back of the Biltmore.


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