The much-anticipated reunion of possibly the best season of The Real Housewives of New York City ever began Wednesday on Bravo.
What did we learn when NYC's finest reassembled?
When the first part of the reunion, a.k.a. The Real Housewives of New York City Season 8 Episode 21, began, tension was at its peak.
Or was it? Did things only escalate from there?
Obviously, Dorinda Medley and her boyfriend John Mahdessian were the focal point of one segment, given all the drama they caused.
Dorinda claimed that she was leaving the show after taking a long, hard look at her actions; Dorinda, obviously, is not leaving the show.
"I came out a stronger person," she said.
Sure thing. As for Bethenny's allusion to John snorting coke, Frankel admitted that was what she was referring to, but wants to move on.
Really? B wants to quash this beef? Or any beef?
"I'm not here to ruin people's lives, I'm not here to f--k people," Bethenny said, and man alive did Luann seize the chance to refute that:
"What do you mean you're not here to ruin lives?"
"You get into it with Jules [Wainstein], you get into with Dorinda, you get into Sonja [Morgan] and make her cry ... You're always into it."
Bethenny Frankel: Professional life ruiner?
Dorinda's take on it was simpler: "Why are you insinuating that I do drugs?" Medley asked Frankel, at which point Sonja Morgan said:
"Everybody knows you do drugs."
Oooooh. Shots. Fired.
As for Rey, Luann's ex-boyfriend, the Countess said he's "a good guy, he was just really in distress" ... whatever the ish that means.
Then it was time to discuss the Christmas trip to Dorinda's Berkshires house and epic screaming match between Bethenny and Luann.
Was Bethenny slut-shaming Luann? "If it is," Bethenny said, "call me guilty," though she went on to list all the things that make Lu hypocritical.
Luann countered with Bethenny dating a married man, while married herself for that matter; Bethenny called her man's daughter in response.
The daughter shut down Luann so fast, it was like Frankel saw this coming a mile away and planned that rebuttal ... okay, it's not "like" that.
That's clearly what happened.
There you go. Follow the links above to watch The Real Housewives of New York City online to see all the drama play out for yourself now.
It's worth it ... as long as you're sitting down.