(The Root) — What’s more frightening, a town recovering from a devastating hurricane, a zombie town where nobody leaves or swallowing snails at a French restaurant? Today in “Black TV Watch,” you decide.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Sunday, 9 p.m. ET; Bravo)
“What year did you win, Kenya?” —Cynthia
“Uh-uh. I don’t tell the year, that’s like asking my age.” —Kenya
“I’m very rich! I’m very rich, b—-!” —NeNe
“I love the gays. I mean they invented everything — nail polish and weaves and earrings and how to walk. Gays have invented it all! They’re half-man, half-lady. You can’t beat that.” —NeNe
Highlights: This week, the cattiness continues. Kenya tries to make nice with NeNe but Cynthia’s not having it. In something like an elementary-school playground showdown, Cynthia makes it clear that NeNe was her friend first and criticizes Kenya’s Miss USA title — how long ago did she win that thing, anyway?
NeNe also makes a stop at the gay parade in Los Angeles, because she loves the gays. Later she argues with The New Normal creator Ryan Murphy about sampling some snails at a French restaurant. So classy, NeNe.
The Walking Dead (Sunday, 9 p.m. ET; AMC)
Highlights: For this episode, TV anchor and host of BET’s Don’t Sleep!, TJ Holmes tweeted, “Just when you think you’ve seen it all, they take it to a whole new, gross place. #thewalkingdead.” So, yeah, Sunday was that real.
In Woodbury, Michonne discovers that the Governor is a bit of a hypocrite. With all of the zombie-killing they’ve been doing, one would think that the Governor would mention the undead girl he’s been keeping captive. Michonne discovers the name of the girl — Penny — and that she’s someone the Governor loved after reading a journal he keeps.
We know that it’s the Governor’s daughter. Even though the Governor invites her to join a research team in Woodbury, this town, of all things, gives Michonne the creeps. She’s out of there, with or without Andrea. And from the looks of things, Andrea’s staying. Michonne is on her way out of the city limits, and Andrea’s got a date with the Governor. Plus, Rick goes on a zombie-killing rampage. It’s his way of dealing with the pain of losing his wife in last week’s episode.
Treme (Sunday, 10 p.m. ET; HBO)
“You got to let them know that you ain’t afraid.” –Albert
“That’s easy for you to say.” –LaDonna
“No, it’s not.” –Albert
Highlights: Anthony Anderson, whom we all remember from one of our most-watched shows, Guys With Kids, makes a cameo in this episode. He’s training people for the opening of the fancier version of the Creole restaurant Desautel’s, called Desautel’s on the Avenue.
Sonny is out in Chalmette selling his music equipment to buy an engagement ring for his girl. Chalmette is nothing like the city, and Sonny hangs on to his Danelectro so he won’t be bored while he’s out there.
Parkway Bakery and Tavern is trying to keep their doors open, fighting an insect problem with plastic bags full of water.
Also, according to what LaDonna tells Larry, since her rape-assault case is finally getting a court date, she’s been receiving threatening phone calls and other types of intimidation from the alleged culprits. One guy even pulls up in front of her house and lights a match. It’s an eerie reminder that New Orleans is often split between predators and their prey.
Celeste Little is an editorial intern at The Root.