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Tonight, viewers were treated to an extra long version of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Why? Was it worth it? Hard to answer either question conclusively, but we’ve broken down “New Tricks” in our +/- recap just the same!

Picking up where we left off in last week’s episode, Sheree and Phaedra have a sit down after their day in court. Sheree’s upset because she feels things didn’t go well.

Phaedra’s unhappy after Sheree bad mouthed her abilities as an attorney to Kandi over lunch. Then there’s some general bickering over money and when it was paid. 

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Minus 10. I don’t know what Sheree expected Phaedra to do. Stall tactics are a normal part of court. Sheree acts like she wants Phaedra to play hard ball but when Phaedra told her to throw her deadbeat ex in jail for not paying his child support for four years, Sheree balked.

Anyway, Phaedra gives Sheree her retainer back so Plus 8 for offering before she was asked. The two decide to end their bushiness relationship and remain friends. Sheree snarks that she’s relieved because she couldn’t figure out how to fire Phaedra. Problem is another attorney will probably charge her more and do the same damn thing Phaedra would do.  

Kim’s all excited over the big move to the new house and I have to admit that watching her and girls pack up the townhouse was a little touching. Plus 7. They’ve spent five years in this home but now it’s time to move on with new family members Kroy and KJ.

The move has all the stress those things normally have but at least Kim’s wigs are well cared for. Plus 3. Each is named and has it’s own seatbelt to secure it in the vehicle.

The new home is huge and everyone has their own, over the top bedroom thanks to interior designer Kendra. The girls love their bedrooms but little KJ is a bit young to comment on his rock star pad. Although there’s already advice on his bathroom wall: Potty Like a Rock Star. Plus 8 because as silly as that is, it made me laugh.

Final thought on Kim’s new pad. Most people I know have pictures of their family throughout their homes, Kim has pictures of herself … everywhere. Minus 5.

Minus 11 for having us watch Kim pump breast milk while she’s driving down the highway. Really? Not only is it ridiculous it seems incredibly unsafe. Do we need laws for everything to save us from the idiots on the road? Cell phones, texting, breast pumps?

Kandi and Marlo continue to circle one another about Marlo’s guest spot on Kandi’s webcast. Kandi confronts her again about where Marlo’s money came from.

Apparently when Marlo told her the money came from God, Kandi wasn’t buying it. Minus 10 because it seems bad form to badger your guests after the show but Marlo does admit she’s dated very rich men who have given her money.

I believe there are names for that sort of thing but I’ll skip the obvious and move on.

The grand opening of The Bailey Agency is quickly approaching and Cynthia ordered the invitations late. This sparks a lecture from Peter about having things done on time and how Cynthia needs to fall on her ass so she learns how to do things right.

I know they’re trying to keep things separate but when your spouse is in trouble, you help out … or maybe the next time he needs an influx of cash Cynthia can remind him about how helpful he’s been. Minus 15

Cynthia’s freaking out that no one will come but her sister steps up and does her best to calm her down. Thankfully the party’s a hit  but when it comes time to introduce the people who made it happen Peter is nowhere to be found.

Maybe he was in the restroom but I heard someone mention that he snuck out an hour ago. If he did, he didn’t bother to tell his wife. Minus 12. All I can say is the more I see of Peter, the more he looks like a complete jackass. I know which person I wouldn’t mind seeing fall on their ass … again.


So what did you think of Kim’s new manor? Have you ever pumped breast milk while driving? And are we being too hard on Peter? Discuss below!