Real Housewives: The Throw-Down Before the Showdown
The Choking Incident: After NeNe and Kim's latest off-camera altercation (at a mall, naturally), each accused the other of taking the fight to the physical level, and both swore off friendship forever. Still, a little hand-to-hand combat didn’t stop Kim from cozying back up to wig-puller Sheree. Perhaps the spotlight heals all wounds.
Creepiest moment: It’s a tie between a gushing Kim, mouthing, “I’m so happy for her,” as She by Sheree bowed, and a slurring Kim, threatening to hit NeNe in the eye with her crystal-encrusted Christian Louboutin.
AJ and Kandi’s Break-up: We were informed that AJ and Kandi had broken up just before his untimely death. Will the grieving Kandi be strong enough to attend the reunion special and shed light on the relationship’s -- and her fiance’s -- demise?
Saddest moment: The poignancy of Kandi’s loss was compounded when her mother finally made amends with AJ during a family cookout.
NeNe and Kandi’s Beef: Sure, NeNe was upset when she lost out on the lucrative business opportunity that “Tardy for the Party” turned out to be (#3 on the iTunes Dance Chart? Really?). But is her gunning for Kandi justified?
Most bizarre moment: NeNe picking a fight with Kandi over rumors Kandi seemed to know (and care) little about. Then there were the peace signs both ladies flashed -- to signal they were at war. --Suzanne Zuckerman
Tell us: Have your feelings about NeNe changed this season? Is the friendship between NeNe and Kim over for good? What do you hope happens at the reunion?Quantrell Colbert/Bravo(2)