If three’s company, then four was a (very sketchy) crowd on Sunday’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
“I’m optimistic,” said Cynthia Bailey after former BFF NeNe Leakes asked her to drinks with Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams – without mentioning the others would be there – so each pair could sort out their issues.
Bailey didn’t have reason to be sunny about the meeting following their recent disastrous attempt at a truce.
“I was not prepared to break bread with Kenya,” Williams said when the other wives arrived, while Moore added simply, “Porsha’s here. I called it.”
First up to bat was Leakes and Bailey, whose friendship has been on rocky ground since last season’s bitch battle.
“You are confrontational. You’re just doing it behind people’s backs,” Leakes told Bailey. “Don’t you ever punch somebody and think you’re not gonna get punched back.”
“I don’t feel like I punched you,” Bailey replied, before reaching out. “I am completely fine if you felt like I blindsided you I want to go forward with you. I’m glad you’re still in my life [even if we don’t get to where we used to be].”
“I need time,” deadpanned Leakes. “Maybe in a couple of years, we can go to lunch.”
“I am not your enemy,” said Bailey, who kissed Leakes multiple times on the cheek to reemphasize the point and called their talk “progress.”
Then it was Bailey and Williams’s turn, whose last conciliatory lunch nearly turned into a cage match after Williams arrived over an hour late and refused to apologize.
“I’m going to get up and listen to vodka being poured on the rocks,” said Leakes about their inconsequential feud and her boredom with it.
After the two semi-made up, it was finally time for Williams and Moore, whose awful brawl marred last season’s reunion, to talk – or rather scream at one another.
“Cynthia! Cynthia!” Moore yelled at Williams as she tried to talk to Bailey.
“You got this rude bitch on the end screaming,” exploded Williams. “You’re rude as a mother——.”
And when Moore stood and beelined toward Williams, all bets were off once again.
“Girl, stay in your seat,” said Leakes. “For Kenya to get up, it’s just never a good thing.”
“I just want to give you a hug to show you I’m being sincere,” Moore said, which came as a surprise.
“What exactly are you being sincere about?” pushed Williams.
“I take full responsibility for my part,” said Moore. “Can we move on? Can you give me a hug?”
Although Williams refused to apologize, the two did hug, although it was as icy as the one Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida shared last week.
“Let’s wipe the slate clean,” concluded Moore.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.