Acting as the glorious gift that truly keeps on giving, The Real Housewives of Atlanta keeps its new season rolling right out of the gate with more from Moore Manor. With Porsha’s surprise arrival to the party, Kenya quickly steps in to “politely” kick her butt out the door. This is the moment for the new and improved Porsha to show off what she’s learned in anger management, and thankfully, she graciously accepts the request to get the hell out by simply walking away with Phaedra by her side.
Realizing the party had reached the peak of excitement, Sherée decides to jet out, too, and she follows Phaedra and Porsha down the unpaved driveway. Little did they know, but Kenya’s controversial flame Matt is seen heading up to the house, ready to take his place back in Kenya’s life. Upon first seeing him, Kenya turns her face to stone, and she searches the room for support from her friends. Before she can get a chance to escape, Matt saunters over, kisses her on the cheek, and asks for a one-on-one sidebar. Kenya reluctantly agrees to the talk, while everyone else decides it’s time to head out, in case the party gets too crazy for their tastes.
The details as to why Kenya is so distant from Matt are still hazy, with the only concrete reason being he accused her of cheating on him at one point. Matt does apologize for his actions, but Kenya isn’t too quick to forgive, at least, not completely. She shares that he was her confidant, and now that he’s broken that, she needs time to trust him again. “I didn’t realize I would lose my queen,” croons Matt. This somehow works for Kenya as an apology, but while the rest of us have goosebumps and stomachaches over it, the party comes to a close.
As with any good party, the breakdown discussion the day after is usually the best part, and that’s just what happens during Kandi’s business meeting. The gang discusses the different baby products they can sell to Ace’s thousands of Instagram followers, and before real numbers can be broken down, Mama Joyce — the lady who can’t be and should not be tamed — comes strolling in for some afternoon T-E-A. When Joyce hears Phaedra and Porsha were basically removed from the party, she takes it upon herself to slyly warn the group meeting of Phaedra’s shady past. “She should be sharing that cell with Apollo,” says Joyce, referencing Phaedra’s illustrious and infamous hubby in prison. The group is living for this joke; to the point that Joyce feels so empowered she gets up and does a little jig. Go ahead, Mama Joyce!
Meanwhile, two lunches are taking place to even further breakdown what happened with miss Moore’s manners at the manor. Surprisingly, one of these is Phaedra with Kenya, while Porsha and Sherée get down to business somewhere else. Phaedra decides despite their trouble in the past, Kenya could be a new friend in time, so this lunch would be a nice stepping stone after getting the horse drawn carriage invite to the housewarming party. Flipping over to the other gossip session, Porsha tries to defend her past anger outbursts with the re-explanation that she’s going to therapy to quell her inner “Hulk”; as Phaedra affectionately calls her. Sherée backs her up, and we get a flashback to one of the best original housewives quotes of all time: “Who gonna check me, boo?”
Back at Phaedra and Kenya’s lunch, Kenya isn’t buying Porsha’s newly found peacemaker role. Phaedra steps in for her friend though, inviting Kenya to a reconnection party so all of the ladies can truly find healing where they need it. Kenya reluctantly agrees, but stresses she won’t show up until she gets a real and formal request from Porsha herself.
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