It’s hard to say whether or not tonight’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” measured up to the fanfare of the Golden Globes (be sure to vote on the best and worst red carpet looks here), but in any case, it was still an episode of high tension, fortune telling and gun fire, so let’s hope you set up your DVRs if you missed it. More importantly, NeNe, Sheree and Kim were all forced to make nice with one another, which might be one of the signs of the coming apocalypse. Consider yourself warned.
We start things off with family bonding. At a gun shop. Awww! Kroy and Kim tote their newborn to a gun shop so that Kim can learn how to handle weaponry. Kroy patiently explains to the couple standing behind the gun case that of course, he knows guns because he’s from Montana (is that a rule or something?) and Kim, obviously, doesn’t. He says this as if we should know by looking at her that she couldn’t possibly know how to fire a gun. Because she wears wigs? Because she has an anti-NRA tattoo somewhere on her body? Kim doesn’t seem the least bit offended by this, but then, she’s sleep deprived.
In short order, Kim gets a lesson in firing lots of different guns and just loves it. And when she finds out she can get a 9 mm with a pink handle? She’s over the moon. It’s all very heartwarming if you consider a hot date to be shopping for weaponry with your baby daddy. I’d prefer dinner and a movie, but whatever.
Next, we see Cynthia and Peter on a double date with Phaedra and Apollo, which seems destined to go horribly wrong given that Peter and Apollo had a smackdown at Kim’s ridiculous baby shower. But, oddly enough, things go surprisingly smoothly. Cynthia wonders if she and Peter might be able to learn something from these two, as they’re another “odd couple” who seem to be able to make it work. I’d suggest Cynthia would sooner learn something from a marriage counselor given that Peter has control issues that don’t seem to be going away anytime soon, but hey, at least they all had a nice lunch.
But the real point of this lunch is for Phaedra to reveal she’s planning an all-girl trip to South Africa. Cynthia thinks it sounds like a grand idea. Phaedra wants to invite all the girls, and Cynthia can’t wait to tell NeNe! Oh, Cynthia. After lunch, Cynthia calls NeNe to tell her about the trip. Doesn’t that sound like fun? NeNe thinks it sounds like hell on earth and no way is she going anywhere with Phaedra and the rest of the gang. I suspect the producers of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” have a different take on this, however, so I’m expecting NeNe to suck it up and change her mind in short order.