'Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap ('50 Shades of Shade'): season 7, episode 9

Phaedra Parks considers beefing up her home's security when Apollo arrives. CREDIT: Bravo

Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

Phaedra Parks considers beefing up her home's security when Apollo arrives. CREDIT: Bravo

By RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com, originally filed January 4, 2015

Well, that was a quick turnaround, NeNe!

She appeared to reconcile with both Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey to various degrees at a dinner in last week's episode.

But at Kandi's latest gathering to talk about sex, NeNe is chilly to both of them, annoying them. NeNe was also less than enthused seeing newbie Claudia Jordan to the point Claudia asked her why. In NeNe's mind, she barely knew Claudia so why be chummy?

Besides, you must kiss NeNe's ring. She only gives you the love if she feels you've truly earned it.

Besides, NeNe is Broadway bound! Three musicals were interested in her: "Cinderella," "Rock of Ages" and "Chicago." Her agent was favoring "Cinderella" and that's ultimately what she chose.


In other story lines:

- Demetria McKinney tells the crew at the sex party about how she had been dating producer Roger Bobb "on and off" for seven or eight years. A Kandi friend Goche then tells her that she had dated Roger, too, back in late 2012. Demetria walks off, upset, because she was "on" during that time. She doesn't believe Goche. The ladies feel Demetria left the scene because she felt embarrassed. Was Goche a plant? With that smirk on her face, probably.

- Cynthia Bailey and her husband Peter Thomas are now partners of the new Bar One on Auburn Ave. The cameras film her seeing the space for the first time and she likes it. She is also thrilled they are in a historically black area - unlike Grant Park, their previous home, where Peter didn't feel welcome anyway, though he didn't really want to leave his space.

- Kandi Burruss resurrects "Kandi Koated Nights," a web-only show about sex with a new set and Todd Tucker as the director. She had Claudia guest and Claudia comes off as open and cool.

- Phaedra Parks is trying to beef up security out at her house when Apollo Nida awkwardly shows up. He is all resentful toward her and doesn't like anything she's doing. "Nobody respects me," he growls. "It's always been like that in MY household."

She also wins an award from a major law association in town, the first time since Nida was sentenced that she was in public with her peers.

NEXT WEEK: The ladies go to Puerto Rico together, more excuses to argue and confront each other over whatever issues.