The fabulous housewives cannot stand the heat in the new episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Season 7 Episode 5 “Friend or Faux,” which aired last Dec. 7, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. on Bravo. In this episode, Kandi is disappointed on what she finds in her old house, and the housewives finally face the biggest confrontation of the season yet.
The episode kicks off with Kenya visiting Claudia in her apartment. Claudia serves wine in a red cup that Kenya finds hilarious. Claudia shows her pet cat to Kenya who is a dog-lover. Kenya thinks Claudia’s apartment is sexy. However, Claudia is still not totally satisfied because there is no furniture. She invites Kenya who wears a sundress and Louis Vuitton shoes to take a sit in a rug and help her finish assembling DIY furniture. Kenya has no choice.
Kenya confides to Claudia about her conversation with Kandi during the boxing workout. She says the other girls do not believe Apollo admits the truth about lying. Claudia comforts Kenya, stressing that she is not what they think her to be. Kenya thanks Claudia and tells her she never fails to make her smile.
Kandi visits her old house with Todd. She gave her house to her mother to finally live with her boyfriend. Before her boyfriend even finished the renovation, Kandi’s mom decided not to live there because it is not rightfully hers. That is why Kandi bought her a new house. However, Kandi gets the shock of her day when she finds out the house is more damaged than what she expected. She thought it was just a minor renovation, but everything inside is broken, even the bath tub. Kandi is pissed off, even Todd.
Cynthia’s mother and sister are cooking when Cynthia goes to the kitchen. Cynthia shares her problem about NeNe, wishing they will have a chance to talk and move on. She is getting tired by endless interviews and social media gossips. Peter joins the conversation and even reminds her about the time NeNe said the b-word in front of them. “I don’t wanna be friends with you no more. Because you’re not a good friend,” Cynthia says as if she is talking to NeNe.
Kandi visits Phaedra who is cooking guacamole. Phaedra says she is waiting for Apollo to leave. She is disappointed that he did not change at all from being a party animal. Kandi shares her conversation with Kenya and tells Phaedra she was so emotional when she knew what the other housewives thought about Apollo’s confession. Phaedra still thinks Apollo is lying.
Kandi tells Phaedra she is planning to have a dinner meeting with all the housewives. She believes it is time to settle their problems, being a Christian and all. Phaedra promises to attend because of Kandi’s insistence, but she expects an intense dinner coming.
After Greg teaches their son Brent how to drive, NeNe tells her husband that Kandi invited her to dinner with Cynthia and Kenya. Kandi thinks they should apologize to Kenya. NeNe thinks there is no need for her to do it, so she will not say sorry. She believes in order to move on, both sides must apologize.
Kandi is already in the restaurant when Phaedra arrives first. Phaedra is clearly on battle mode but prays first before other housewives arrive. Cynthia enters the restaurant and kisses both women. Kenya is next and kisses everyone except Phaedra. Porsha joins the table, but inside, she has no plans to make peace with Kenya. She only came because of Kandi. NeNe is the last one to arrive.
Kandi becomes the mediator. She likes everyone to smooth things out and move forward. For a few seconds, the group is silent. Kenya finally opens the conversation. She shares Apollo apologized to her. She goes on about lies and rumors that are painful to hear on her part. NeNe defends herself that she never called Kenya names.
Kenya accuses Phaedra that she started some rumors, especially the alcoholic and bipolar issues. Phaedra thinks she did not start the rumors; Kenya’s behavior did. She believes Kenya drinks “like a fish” and have sudden mood swings. Phaedra finally admits she called Kenya foul names. Kenya and Phaedra started to argue intensely.
Kandi tries to stop the fight. NeNe attacks Kandi by asking if she supports Apollo and Phaedra together. Kandi says she always supports Phaedra, but she thinks Apollo said the truth. Porsha intervenes that she has no problems with anyone apologizing to Kenya, but she believes if someone does not need to apologize, then there is no point in insisting.
Kenya says it does not matter if no one will apologize to her. She just wants other housewives to stop prosecuting her of lies. Phaedra agrees and tells everyone “the slate is clean.” Kenya thinks it is not an apology. However, she confidently apologizes to Phaedra for the bad things she said about her. NeNe and Porsha seems satisfied with that, nodding slightly in unison. With that, everyone starts to light up.
Phaedra’s attention suddenly veers on the waiter who keeps on serving them water and the stale crackers. When Kandi starts insisting for NeNe and Cynthia to talk, NeNe tells her their issue has nothing to do with the group.
However, NeNe starts to attack Cynthia about not settling their issue in private. She believes Cynthia should have invited her to dinner or something just to talk to her, not announcing to everyone about their issue. She apologizes to Cynthia briefly about calling her the b-word in front of her husband, but she points out Cynthia’s husband is starting to control her.
While Cynthia does not say anything, NeNe goes on saying she hates how Cynthia is acting like an innocent person. She tells everybody she is indeed dumb because she thought Cynthia was a real friend. However, she is still wishing the best for Cynthia.
NeNe emotionally admits she loved Cynthia like a sister. “I had your back when no one else had your f—–ing back,” NeNe cries.
There you have it for the recap on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Season 7 Episode 5 “Friend or Faux,” which aired last Dec. 7, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. on Bravo. Catch the next episode on Dec. 14, 2014. For more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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