REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA RECAP: Season Five, Episode Eight… “Fools of Engagement”… Next Week’s Preview


RHOA Cast Season Five

Season Five, Episode Eight… “Fools of Engagement”

by Sandi Duffy


We pick up with Kenya’s “Gone with the Wind” comment.  Kenya tells Walter what happened and that Porsha called her a tramp, but she’s not a tramp.  I think anyone with a publicized sex tape qualifies as a tramp.  Kenya put herself in the same category as Paris Hilton, Pam Anderson, and Kim Kardashian.  Walter looks painfully uncomfortable around Kenya.

The next day, Nene shows up at Kandi’s room to update her on what happened the night before.  Nene twirls around imitating Kenya and it’s hilarious.

Nene then, very maturely, confronts Kandi about Kandi’s thoughts regarding her Ladies of Success or whatever the hell it was called, event.  I can’t believe Nene is actually behaving like a grown-up.  I find myself liking the Nene of this season.  She’s funny and mature.  Todd overhears all this and stated that he almost cried listening to the conversation.   Then Greg shows up and starts imitating Kenya and watching him twirl around and state how fabulous he is is ten times funnier than when Nene did it.

We then get to see Porsha and Kordell rehash the night before.  Porsha puts on more jewelry to go to the beach than I put on to got to a dinner party.

Kenya is still hoping Walter will propose.  Where’s Ricardo Montalban because Kenya is living on Fantasy Island.

Todd is working while everyone else goes to the beach.  Kenya calls a meeting with the ladies and apologizes for losing her temper.  All the men get along very well and want to stay the heck out of it.

Greg claims this is what happens when you get six women together.  They all try to compete.  Greg is wrong.  That’s only what happens when you get six women together on a reality TV show.

I really thought Kenya was off to a good start when she apologizes, but then she negates it by going on the attack. Nene claims she has had to apologize a million times in her life and this is not an apology.  Nene said Porsha doesn’t really accept the apology and Kenya didn’t really apologize.  I am seriously enjoying Nene’s commentary this season.

Kenya gives Cynthia a book written by her “very good friend” Vanessa Williams.  Why?

Cynthia and Kenya go for a walk and Cynthia rehashes Kenya’s behavior at her agency.

I may have missed some stuff that happened in between because I am so freakin’ bored, I’m also researching generators because mine died 5 hours into Hurricane Sandy and I need a new one.  I only had the damn thing for less than 4 years and it’s one of those propane powered stand-by generators that cost a small fortune.  That’s my sad story.  Now back to the show.

Nene is trying to ride a horse and Cynthia and Kenya are back to arguing over what happened at the Bailey Agency.

Ok, back to generator research.  It’s about 10 times more interesting than this crap.

It’s the last night on Anguilla (still don’t know where it is), and everyone is having dinner together.

Deleted scene from dinner:


Kenya starts the marriage conversation again at dinner, in front of everyone.  I really don’t believe this Kenya woman is for real.  I think she is putting on the cray cray for the cameras.

Peter gives a toast telling everyone how great they are.  Peter then says that he didn’t believe that Kenya and Walter were a couple.  The viewers agree with you, Peter.

Peter then puts the pressure on Walter to propose to Kenya.

Kenya tries to talk to Todd about proposing to Kandi and Kandi puts an end to that conversation ASAP.

Everyone tells their proposal stories, and Nene got a very unromantic marriage proposal, but it isn’t less romantic than mine.  My late husband got really drunk, proposed, and soon after passed out.  I though, great, he finally proposed and won’t even remember in the morning.  AND, he didn’t even have a ring yet.  I’m not a jealous person, but when I hear other people’s proposal stories, I still get pissed at him and he’s been gone for five years.

As everyone shares their stories, you can see the crazy going in Kenya.  She excuses herself from the table, and foolishly Walter follows her.  You are so in for it, Walter.  Why, why did you follow Kenya?

They argue and only Walter comes back to the table.  Phaedra goes to find Kenya and is actually very kind.  She says that everyone knows the only one looking for a husband is one who hasn’t had one because it’s more work than what you think.  I love Phaedraisms.  Apollo comes over to help, too.  I like Phaedra and Apollo.  I can’t help it.

On next week’s RHOA:

56 comments on “REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA RECAP: Season Five, Episode Eight… “Fools of Engagement”… Next Week’s Preview

  1. Do we have to bring race and racial negativity into the show? The reason why these women act this is way is for one thing RATINGS. Giving into media stereotype of how African American/ Black women are portrayed as loud, uneducated, aggressive, baby father/mother drama, ignorance, no etiquette, ghetto, cheap and argumentative. Just to name a few. I actually hate when people of other races looking on me because of my complexion making all sorts of assumptions of me already even when they don’t know me. Do you know what it feels like to walk a store and constantly be watched one of the staff thinking you might steal something? It’s even worse if you wear a hoodie.
    I bet it’s the same for other cultures with all of these reality television shows. Probably some people who watch these shows assume that all Italians are big spenders, do not have any fashion sense, love to go tanning and so on (Jersey Shore, Jereseylisious, Real Housewives of New Jersey). So there is always going to be a stereotype of all cultures no matter how hard one person from that culture tries to make a difference, he/she is still be reminded of the colour of his/her skin or the culture that he/she grew up in and negativity that is promoted with it unfortunately.


    • Rushie19 — I’m really sorry you’ve had to experience that. It must be horrible. My African-American friends are the opposite of the stereotype you describe, yet they have had similar experiences.


      • Thanks..It’s just some stereotypes that I hate the most just because of my race. It’s like all Arabs are Terrorists and Caucasians are crazy which I know that they are not. I get annoyed with when some people make all assumptions on other races.


        • When my father was going to school we lived in a low income area. My Parents didn’t believe in segregation or understand it so they sent me to the school closest to our home. My sister and I were the only white children in that school. It did teach me a lot. My mother had one prejudice, people that don’t keep a clean house. I have mine short men (many have a chip on their shoulder.) Everyone has a prejudice of some kind or another. You can’t let it get in your way!


  2. Let’s just kick Kenya’s azz and get it over with! No?
    Ok then I’ll do it…
    I’m watching the ATL re run. It’s new to me. I can’t stand Kenya. Wth is her problem?!


  3. Lol Romo. I was surprised she didnt fall down after twirling around so much…it makes me dizzy and after drinking some wine, I know I would of fell off and hit the cement.*Ouch*


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