Cast Blog: #RHOA

The First Cut is the Deepest

Cynthia: It Was Awkward Seeing Phaedra Uncomfortable

Demetria: I Have No Beef with Kenya

NeNe Explains the Wig

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Kenya's Not Interested in Roger Bobb

Claudia: "I'm the Samantha of the Group"

Kenya: Cynthia Commanded the Runway

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!

The First Cut is the Deepest

Episode 16: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor counts down this week's top three moments.

No. 3 - Driving Miss Lawrence

Sheree and Miss Lawrence's little powwows are one of my favorite things about the show. Especially love when they dish the T together in a car. Seriously, can we get them on a cross country road trip adventure? Phaedra and Kandi need one also, as we learned last week. Maybe it could be some sort of Amazing Race style spinoff where they face off in a scavenger hunt? In any event, I digress.

Sheree filled in Lawrence about Marlo's use of the f-word, which caught him off guard and of course rubbed him the wrong way. Marlo made a serious mistake, because offending your hair dresser is like breaking a mirror -- you're looking at seven years of bad hair. 

Side note: Does Lawrence do everyone's hair in Atlanta? Do he and Derek J compete for the hair business of Atlanta's elite? I guess now we know how he can afford to look so fabulous all the time.

No. 2 - Sisterly Smackdown

You'd think after a year Peter and Mal would come to terms with the fact that they're now family and be civil towards one another. But unfortunately such is not the case. Mal cannot seem to move past her issues with Peter, which would maybe OK, but she can't stop constantly voicing her concerns to Cynthia. As much as Cynthia tries to remain neutral and let them work things out on their own, I've been wondering when she'd reach her breaking point. And we finally see her crack at the anniversary party. Finally! If my sibling wouldn't let up about my significant other, I would have told them off long ago. Or at least gotten back at them by passing around embarrassing childhood photos of them at the next family function.

To be fair to Mal, Peter hasn't exactly tried very hard to win her over after the wedding debacle and he shouldn't have made those digs at her during his speech. But it was Cynthia and Peter's day! She could have at least waited until a day or two later to express her disappointment to Cynthia. I have to say it was pretty satisfying to see Cynthia stick up for herself and her marriage by telling Mal to get it together or get gone when she started to cry. You go, girl!

No. 1 - The First Cut is the Deepest

Besides wigs, my other Atlanta obsession is Phaedra's funeral adventures. I have to give her credit, she is not put off by anything. The prospect of injecting a dead body full of formaldehyde is exciting to her. This 'Wife is fearless.

But of course in true Phaedra style, she still manages to bring a smile to your face even in the midst of a morbid moment. When the mortician asks her what she'd like to name her dummy, she answers immediately with, "I'll call her Anna Belle." Oh, Phaedra, always a Southern belle regardless of the situation.

And Phaedra certainly made sure that Anna Belle looked fierce for her funeral. To Phaedra, Anna Belle's face is a canvas and she is the painter/mortuary artist there to make sure she doesn't end up looking like she's entering a "drag competition." Leave it to Phaedra to make a body elegant and drop dead gorgeous (ha!). 

Next week NeNe may have cold feet about officially filing for divorce. 

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Phaedra Parks shares her thoughts on Apollo's surprise appearance at the party.

Bravotv.com: Did you find the advice from Kandi’s cousin Melvin helpful?

Phaedra Parks: A personal perspective based on experience is always insightful. I appreciate him sharing his thoughts and experience with me so openly. 

Bravotv.com: What were your first impressions of Demetria and Claudia?

PP: When I attended Demetria's event, my focus was an evening of escape from my current reality. I didn't attend with the idea of engaging in any captivating conversations. I had very limited interaction with Demetria and Claudia, so my first impression was merely that both women were attempting to embark on new career and relationship frontiers.

 

Bravotv.com: How difficult was it for you when Apollo surprised you at the party?

PP: It was not difficult at all, but quite uncomfortable. Not only uncomfortable for me, but I would think uncomfortable for everyone else as well. I cannot think of a more inappropriate time or place to have a private conversation about our marriage than in the middle of a nightclub during the premiere of a music video. At that particular place in time, the tension in our relationship was at an all-time high. And even though Apollo had not been around much, the stress was ever present as was evident. I was just really hoping he would not create a scene. My goal was to not fan any of his ego flames, nor have a private conversation in a public place. Everybody knows it would be better to let your slip show a little bit in order to avoid the possibility of having to show your entire ass.

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