‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ season 5, episode 8 review: The Kenya Moore debate

Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 5 CastIt was two days before Christmas, and all through Anguilla a creature was stirring … and it was much more than a mouse. Instead, Sunday night’s new episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” brought up a rather interesting question that we have a feeling will be talked about for quite a while moving forward: how fair is it to pressure a man into proposing in front of reality TV cameras.

We are going to focus on the relationship between Kenya Moore and her husband Walter mostly because it is so fascinating on a number of different levels. From a human perspective, we understand how Kenya feels how she is anxious to push her relationship to the next level, and Walter is not interested in it. We also understand how some of her friends and fellow co-stars may be worried about it, since they do not want to see her strung along by some guy over an extended period of time.

However, what made the situation that unfolded in this episode over Walter not wanting to pop the question and give into “pressure” (which led to Kenya running off in tears) was the giant elephant in the room: while he didn’t say it, it felt pretty obvious that Walter had no intention of proposing on a reality show, even through producers may have been crossing their fingers and begging for it to happen. This would have been a great moment for a first-year housewife to have … but maybe they also realized that with this story they would have an interesting result either way.

Even if you took reality TV off the table for a moment, Walter had another interesting point during this episode: he’s already tied the knot once, so why would he be in a massive hurry to do so again unless he was positive it would work? Let this by a lesson to everyone close to Kenya and her man: the more that you pressure the guy, the less likely he is probably going to be to pop the question.

Why do you think Walter was so hesitant to do what so many wanted him to this week? If you want to watch a video from this “Real Housewives of Atlanta” episode, you can do so over here.

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