Cast Blog: #RHOA

A Luscious Surprise

Phaedra: You Don't Often Come Across Hair Burglary

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Cynthia's "Non-Conversation" with NeNe

NeNe: The Pit Bull Act is Not a Good Look

Kenya: If It Looks Like a Fraud...

Phaedra: "I Moved Past This Years Ago"

Claudia: I Am Not Asking for Sympathy

GIF Recap: Saltines, Anyone?

Kenya: Why Would Apollo Try to Hurt Phaedra?

Cynthia: "My Heart Went Out to Kenya"

Phaedra: "NeNe Made a Fair Observation"

Claudia on Her Sit-Down With Porsha

GIF Recap: Pushed to the Brink

Cynthia: Porsha's THOT Comment is Too Ridiculous

Kandi: Cynthia Can't Win for Losing

Phaedra: Cynthia's Behavior was Unbecoming

Claudia on NeNe's Thirsty Comment

Don't Insult Kenya's Virtue

GIF Recap: New 'Wife, New Shade

Phaedra on Being "Super Mommy"

Kenya: I've Never Been Anyone's Whore

Cynthia: I Felt a Connection with Claudia

Kandi: I Felt Bad for Kenya

NeNe Talks Zumanity, Apollo's Shocking Reveal

Claudia on Meeting the 'Wives

GIF Recap: She's Baaack...

NeNe: "I was a Rock for Phaedra"

Cynthia on Her Friendship with Kenya

Kandi: I'll Always be Honest with Phaedra

Phaedra: "It was Apparent the Marriage was Over"

Kenya: This is My Season of Redemption

GIF Recap: Oh the Zumanity!

Housewives Then and Now: Atlanta Edition

Kandi's Post-Reunion Plans

Cynthia: "I Don't Think I Did Anything Wrong"

Tweet Recap: Reunion Part 3, Kenya vs. NeNe

Kandi: "My Mom Needs a Camera Around Her at All Times"

Lawrence: Momma Joyce Slayed the Girls

Tweet Recap: Momma Joyce Takes the #RHOA Reunion

A Luscious Surprise

Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor selects the top FIVE moments of Episode 9.

 

How appropriate to have a supersized helping of Atlanta after a weekend supersized with Thanksgiving gluttony. I don't know about you, but I think I need to go hit the gym with Sheree and Lawrence. Although I think Sheree would kick my a-- at boxing -- those arms! 

In the spirit of giving thanks (and supersizing things), you're getting FIVE rather than the usual three moments this week. There were just too many amazing moments in this episode. And hey, maybe it will help relieve some of your post-holiday-traffic post-traumatic stress. 

So let's dive right in to the #5 moment, baby Ayden's homecoming. I have to say, there's nothing cuter than watching two first time parents fumble around while they learn the ropes of parenting. But one thing in particular left me a bit confused. Phaedra said that the same person who crochets for Oprah crocheted Ayden's outfit. But what is Oprah having crocheted? Does Gayle secretly love wearing crocheted clothing? Are crocheted onesies one of Oprah's ultimate favorite things? Add this to the list of Atlanta mysteries. 

Speaking of mysteries, the #4 moment goes to Sheree's debacle with (Doctor?) Tiy-E. I'm just as confused as Sheree on this one. Why was he being so shady about answering the question? Something is definitely not right, because frankly anyone who claims to be a "Love Doctor" should probably know that saying, "Sometimes women need to shut up," isn't going to win you another date. In the words of Sheree, "NEXT!" (They really need to bring back 'Next' so Sheree can be on it. Hearing her say "next" is music to my ears.)

On to #3, the "girl talk" between NeNe and Kim. Oh NeNe and Kim conversations … always full of gems. First off, I DIED when Kim said of Kandi Koated Nights, "Some of the things she talks about are hard for me to swallow." Too easy? Maybe. Hysterical? Yes. I also love whenever NeNe tries to get the scoop on Tracy from Kim. She goes into this husky, knowing voice that's just perfect. Maybe NeNe should take a page from Kyra Sedgwick and look into becoming a closer. How could you not answer this: "If it was good once, I bet you went back twice, girl. Tell me the truth." See what I mean?

The #2 spot has to be the scene where Cynthia and Peter try out different wedding menu items. Why you ask? For Cynthia's statement, "Are you guys going to throw that away? That's a good sandwich later." Amen! That just gave Cynthia major points in my book. Why let all of those samples that you only took a bite of go to waste? And in Cynthia's blog this week, she confirms that she did in fact enjoy a leftover sandwich. 

And finally, the #1 moment … Kandi Koated Nights! Where to begin? You've got to give Kandi credit, she has no problem asking the hard questions. For example, "Have you ever peed on anyone?" While it seems none of the Atlanta ladies is into water sports, I'm a little suspicious of Kandi. Was she perhaps looking for some solidarity? Maybe Andy can get some answers if they play Andy Coated Nights again. 

I was also with Kim when she said, " Do you really think that NeNe is a 3? No. NeNe is probably a 43." I remember the Alter Ego photo shoot last season, and I think NeNe is just a crouching southern belle, hidden freak-a-leak. 

And then of course there was Mr. Luscious. Sounded like Kandi should have said she had two special guests for the girls … Was he actually wearing only a sock on his penis? I'm pretty sure strippers have more high tech gear available. But what made that scene a true spectacle was watching all of the ladies' faces. The range of surprise, horror, and fascination was priceless. Enjoy all the Kandi Koated, lusciousness of this week's top clip! 

 

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Claudia Jordan shares her thoughts on Cynthia's runway walk and the ladies' sit down.

Bravotv.com: What were your thoughts about the ladies’ big sit down to hash out their issues?
Claudia Jordan: I was really looking forward to a real resolve, and it seemed like that might happen when we saw (what I thought was) real emotion from both of the ladies. But sadly, once we heard the comments in the confessionals, we saw that only one of the ladies was truly being honest. I for sure thought when I saw NeNe leak some salty liquid from her tear ducts that she was in fact meaning what she was saying, but to so easily flip the script and throw that shade in her interview, well it was disappointing to say the least. One thing I love about Cynthia is that no matter what, she is always down to at least give someone a second chance. Some people may choose to call that weak, but I don't. I think it's easier to write someone off than it is to be open to them again once they have hurt you. Personally to me that takes real strength. I tend to hold a grudge once someone shows me their true colors, and I am great at closing the door and never looking back. So to me it was impressive that Cynthia was even open to once again trying to patch things up with NeNe. At the end of the day both ladies made a choice -- Cynthia made a choice to at least try one more time, and NeNe chose to act like she wanted to be friends again only to turn around and take it all back in her confessional. I wish I could say I am surprised, but sadly I'm not. I thought that was quite mean. Why not say that you were not interested in being friends when Cynthia was in your face? Why bother with the theatrics of crying only to later on basically say you didn't really mean it? Shady, shady, shady! If you're really about that life, say it to her face NeNe! Don't turn up in the confessionals and boo hoo in person! Where they do that at?


Bravotv.com: As a model yourself, did you sympathize with Cynthia’s insecurities about walking in a NY Fashion Week show? How was Cynthia’s walk?
CJ: I absolutely could relate to Cynthia's insecurities walking the runway with teenagers and 20-something year olds! I haven't walked a catwalk in so long, but when I did, there was such a rush that comes from when you KNOW you just did your thing and the crowd shows you love. That instant gratification is everything!

 

But I must say Cynthia did a great job, and if she was insecure, it certainly didn't show while she was on that catwalk! I thought she looked beautiful, and I was happy for her.

Bravotv.com: What inspired you and Kenya to take a cooking class?
CJ: Well I love to cook, but I don't make a TON of different things, so I'm always down to learn to make more. Although my reaction to the dessert wasn't as strong as Kenya's -- and her moans -- I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was sooo good! It was a fun experience, and Kenya never ceases to amaze me with her wild and crazy self!

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