Part two of the reunion can only mean one thing: Kimberleigh Zolciak Biermann. This was a hard one to rank as half the ladies settled into comfortable silence and the friends picked up the slack.
Marlo: Still on the couch carrying over from part one when we start off the episode. She clarifies that she is not a sex worker of any sort but her billionaire boyfriend purchased many of her assets. I’m ready for someone to shout from the rooftops that they proudly sucked a dick for that Bentley. Half the housewives do the same thing but they have a ring on their fingers so it’s fine, I guess. 🙄
Eva: Showing up like a champ while in early labour trying to secure that peach with a reunion baby I presume. Eva came off very well if not a little bit boring. She shamed Shamea for trying to out her, she held her own against Cynthia about Will. Certainly the best friend of appearance this week.
Kim: Instantly destroyed by one of Andy Cohen’s best incisive questions about her lips. We’ll have to wait until next week for the juicy stuff that makes her storm off stage, but this reunion is definitely going to be her destruction.
6. Cynthia (-1):
I didn’t expect such a bad performance. She came off delusional by continuing to defend Will. Eva took her down with dates and timestamps. Andy pried into her sex life and she admitted that in 10 months of dating, her and Will never boned. Cynthia has improved overwhelmingly since she flew Nene’s coop and twirled under Kenya’s wing, but you should not be taking dating/storyline advice from Mrs. Moore.
5. Porsha (-3):
Her good luck couldn’t have lasted. She did manage to…maybe squash the issue with Kandi but I don’t trust her ability to keep her mouth shut about it. Aside from that she was clowned on from start to finish until Kim showed up to take over the punching bag role. Porsha is just so vapid and devoid of any sort of unique personality, I don’t see the appeal.
4. Shereé (+2):
Joggers victorious. Shereé managed to scoop her remains back up from last week’s devastation and sink into the background. Anything is an improvement. Aside from remaining low-key, she did get to call out Nene’s terrible rape joke as being incredibly offensive as a survivor of domestic violence. I did find it painful when she briefed Kim as she arrived, knowing how this terrible alliance is a big part of sinking her peach.
3. Nene (+1):
I continue to be pleasantly surprised with this reunion performance from my historically least favourite reunion housewife! Points docked for her terrible explanation of the Uber rape joke. She didn’t “wish” rape on anyone, just “hoped” for it. Semantics! Other than when Kim first came out, she also managed to repress her instinct to yell and talk over everyone. Hopefully she breaks free from Kandi’s preventative grips next week to eviscerate Kim.
2. Kenya (-1):
Her much reduced screentime this year amounted in much less drama than Kenya is normally involved in. Still, despite rarely being addressed directly she managed to get in a ton of barbs at Marlo. She called out Porsha’s hypocrisy about the epithet flinging, and got to throw plenty of shade at Kim.
1. Kandi (+2):
I actually had trouble ranking the ladies aside from those who totally biffed it because I don’t think there was any clear-cut winner this week. Since the season featured a ton of non-issue friend of feuds, lots of the main cast is just cruising by without taking any heat. I’m going to put Kandi on top because of her detente with Porsha where she came off as the bigger person, Cynthia’s gushing crush, and the whole segment on her raps including the live performance of Andy’s.