The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 Episode 13 saw tensions boil over between Apollo Nida and Brandon DeShaver, which probably isn't surprising.
After all, if the episode was taped 9-10 weeks before Kandi Burruss’ play, as was implied, filming of these events probably took place in mid-September.
The significance of that timeline?
An investigation that led to Apollo Nida being charged with fraud and identity theft kicked into high gear September 13 with his phone and laptop were seized.
On that day, Apollo discovered the woman he was working with on the alleged scheme had turned on him, and that the feds were officially on his behind.
Knowing this was going down following the charges that were filed just last week puts an interesting spin on the events that played out on Bravo Sunday.
Perhaps, he was a little on edge. Knowing a prison sentence is on the horizon will do that to a person. Especially one who's already kind of a hothead.
You've got to watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online to appreciate it, but Apollo came at Kenya Moore’s friend Brandon DeShaver. HARD.
Beating on him until others broke up the melee, the final moments of the episode featured Nida taking off his shirt and preparing to go at DeShaver again.
“To Be Continued” popped up on the screen.
The episode that saw of the most violent fights in the six-year history of the hit program began with Kenya Moore telling us some interesting gossip.
She'd heard, or claims she had heard, that Cynthia Bailey‘s friend Natalie was in a “common law” marriage with Christopher Williams, an R&B singer.
NeNe Leakes, obviously, hosted a “pajama pillow talk” party - co-ed, no less - inviting Chuck and Mynique Smith and Malorie, Cyn’s sister, among others.
NeNe, dressed in sex lingerie for the occasion, feeds them uncomfortable questions, including whether Porsha Williams would be down if her man was bisexual.
Apollo mentions he used to go to strip clubs “every day" but says nowadays it's “more on the social level.” He defends the money he spends there, too.
When NeNe broaches the subject of Kenya accusing Natalie of being “common law” married, The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 Episode 13 goes haywire.
Tempers star to flare. Chris gets up to stop Kenya from approaching his wife. Peter tries to push back Brandon, Kenya’s friend, who gets up to support Kenya.
Then Brandon starts to get the crazy eyes, words are exchanged, Peter pushes Brandon back, and Apollo joins in and starts punching Brandon feverishly.
The cast pulls them apart as everything gets out of hand.
NeNe yells at Kenya for provoking this whole mess.
Then, she instructed everyone there to get real.
Good luck with that.