This was posted by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog on Sunday, Janaury 1, 2017
There was a mix of body parts thrown about in this episode, plus some crazy rumor about Kandi Burruss, spread courtesy of Phaedra Parks.
Phaedra's soon-to-be-ex-husband Apollo Nida on camera conveyed a rumor ages ago that Phaedra had been dating some dude named Chocolate, showing text messages he had found. Phaedra has always denied it. This season, Kandi repeated the rumor and said Phaedra was telling her privately how she was so done with the marriage even before Apollo had entered federal prison in 2014 for eight years for fraud.
On the record, Phaedra has not publicly dated anybody since Apollo left for prison.
Kandi and Phaedra used to be close friends. They are now clear-cut enemies. In tonight's New Year's Day episode, Phaedra freely spread a rumor that Shamea Morton (who was on the show for a hot second season eight) had slept with Kandi and her hubby Todd Tucker in a threesome! What??? (Both Shamea and Kandi later denied the allegation in social media.)
Porsha Williams even inserted herself in the mix trying to defend her new buddy Phaedra. She was modestly annoyed that Kandi brought up that Kandi's ex Russell "Block" Spencer and Porsha were an item for a hot second. She also blamed Kandi for spreading rumors about Chocolate while denying her own knowledge of it. Kandi, who in the past would not get herself enmeshed into this type of messiness, was very defensive and clearly hurt by what has gone down between her and Phaedra. She was also annoyed that Phaedra supposedly bad-mouthed her husband and finances. Don't mess Kandi about her business acumen. That's a sensitive topic.
She just left and added this shade: "Porsha probably has a hard time with one plus one equals two."
But nobody has yet confronted Kandi about the lesbian rumors.
In other storylines:
Sheree Whitfield: Designer Michel Boyd comes by to show her furniture for Chateau Sheree, the never-ending home building saga.
Is she even living there yet? I have no confirmation despite that so-called "house warming" party in late October that got her in trouble with the Sandy Spring Municipal Court. We'll be seeing that party in a future episode. It appears this episode was shot in September.
Only on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" would one of the woman invite all the others to a breast implant check.
Dr. Andrew Jimerson of Advanced Plastic Surgery Solutions checks Cynthia's breasts out, which she shows to all the ladies. They hoot and holler. For a 49 year old, Cynthia looks fabulous. (Dr. Jimerson, by the way, has also been on "SWV Revisited" and "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.")
Kenya Moore and Kandi claim they have real breasts. Porsha readily admits to fake ones.
"They're perky, full, pretty nice," assesses Kandi, who actually feels them.
The doc says they are fine and don't need any updating, so to speak.
Cynthia later spends some time at her new lake-side home in Sandy Springs, the one she purchased in October for about $940,000.
Peter Thomas, her soon to be ex husband, makes a cameo, appearing at a yoga class to see Noelle, his stepdaughter. Noelle feels like she's been left out of their divorce, that she saw him as a father but he disappeared. He feels guilty about how the adults didn't consider her feelings.
Porsha Williams: She is supposedly dating a dude named Todd Stewart now. She has postponed the baby talk for now but did try out a yoni egg class to help her v-jay-jay. This egg is placed inside to help tighten the area. Or something like that. Go ahead. Look it up. I won't say anything.
Kenya Moore's story line with Matt took a break this week but the trailer shows more drama coming next week.