October 12th, 2010
01:00 PM ET
Don’t cry for me, NeNe Leakes.
The latest episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” gave us a more emotional NeNe than I ever thought I would see.
I was touched to witness her crying over her son, who she desires to see get his act together. And I hooted when she pointed out that she had to buy his story that he had no idea there was marijuana in his pocket when he went to visit a friend in jail because he couldn’t possibly be that stupid.
I believe I heard a collective roar of approval from mothers across America when she took her son to task for saying she was too strict on him. What mama hasn’t wanted to let an ungrateful child have it and then finish the speech up with “You have lost your damn mind!”
NeNe’s tears over her meeting with Dwight was a little less moving, especially because it just seemed so anticlimactic. Is NeNe going to call Kim out for the $10K loan story which Dwight now claims isn’t true? Who will feel NeNe’s wrath next?
Speaking of Kim, that was an EPIC FAIL that she didn’t share the proceeds from “Tardy for the Party” with Kandi. That song would be nothing without Kandi, who made it even passable to listen to, and Kim ought to be ashamed of herself.
Things I loved about this episode include Sheree’s venturing into the dating world. I was so happy to see her transform from a decidedly stank attitude at the hood club her doctor date had her transported to (hey, at least he sent a car for her) to her loosening up and actually enjoying herself. His heart was in the right place and I’m glad Sheree was able to see past the location. There may be hope for that chick yet!
As was the case last week with Phaedra, I'm not sure yet how I feel about new "Housewife" Cynthia, the model. She seems cool though slightly delusional if she thinks she can transform Atlanta into New York City. Having lived in both cities, I say good luck with that.
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