Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 9


Cooler heads prevailed tonight on The Real Housewives of Atlanta—until, you know, they didn't.

After a startling sign of maturity from Porsha Williams as last week's premiere cliffhanger proved to be a dud and she simply acquiesced when Kenya Moore asked her to leave Moore Manor, we witnessed instance after instance of these Bravolebrities behaving like actual adults.

First, there was Cynthia Bailey's daughter Noelle hitting her mom with a sobering question as she wondered why she'd stayed unhappily married to her estranged husband Peter Thomas for so long. "It makes me wonder—do you have low self-esteem?" she asked. "I don't know anybody with high self-esteem that would just sit there and argue with the same person over and over again." (It's officially time to add Noelle Robinson to the list of Real Housewives kids who are more mature than their parents, alongside RHOC's Briana Culberson and RHONY's Avery Singer.)

Then we watched as Cynthia and Peter met to discuss their divorce, with the usually hotheaded Peter calmly accepting that this marriage is over and finally returning Cynthia's lawyer's call regarding the papers. It was sad, but it was remarkably mature. Are we foolish to believe that these two might be able to have a friendship when all is said and done?

Even Porsha's event at an escape room inside a local mall went off without a hitch. Porsha put herself on a team with the two women she's famously fought with in the past (Cynthia and Kenya), while teaming up former besties Phaedra Parks and Kandi Buruss with Sheree Whitfield, to prove that she could work alongside them and not lose her temper. And while no one could complete the challenge in the allotted time, everyone worked surprisingly well together.

Of course, this is The Real Housewives of Atlanta, so someone was bound to get into it. That someone was Kenya, who was itching to take Sheree to task for the mess she heard her neighbor had been talking about Moore Manor. As the other ladies left the escape room, she pulled Sheree aside and the two argued over who threw shade first at the housewarming (Kenya), whether or not Kenya should put trim in her home (she doesn't feel it needs any, Sheree disagrees), and whether Chateau Sheree is actually in Sheree's name (Kenya claims it should actually be called Chateau Thelma as she alleges the home is in Sheree's mom's name to avoid the IRS)—all while the poor employees of the escape room looked on in horror, probably.

When she decided Sheree was getting too aggressive for her (despite picking the fight herself, thereby turning an innocent afternoon aggressive in the first place), Kenya decided to bounce. "In normal Kenya fashion, she starts something and then she runs away," Sheree said. "We will meet again." 

Although, she couldn't get away before Sheree got in the last hilarious word: "Bitch, twirls onto some motherf--king baseboards."

Are you ready for a season of RHOA: Property Wars or are you already over this fight? Sound off in the comments below.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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