Southern Charm may be entertaining, but it doesn't always live up to its name.
On the most recent episode, the explosion of hostility that Ashley Jacobs unleashed on Kathryn Dennis was enough to have viewers holding their breath. And the aftermath of that fight was just as nuts.
Relive it all in this video compilation, and take a look at how even Kathryn's detractors are raving about how she stayed cool under pressure.
Thomas Ravenel is accused of sexual assault by two different women. The latest episode of Southern Charm, filmed some time ago, is probably not going to help anyone's image of the man.
His new girlfriend, Ashley Jacobs, unleashed verbal hell on his ex, Kathryn Dennis -- who is also the mother of his two young children.
In particular, Ashley fixated on Kathryn's alleged shortcomings as a parent, claiming that she spends more time with the kids than Kathryn, their mother, does.
Thomas did nothing, but later unleashed his own rage at Chelsea Meissner, lunging at her and telling her to "shut the f--k up."
(You can see that clip at the end of the video that we included)
Kathryn somehow worked up the resolve and strength of character to remain cool under pressure.
Viewers were absolutely dumbstruck by the tirade.
There is no better example of how Southern Charm viewers felt than these tweets by superfan Chrissy Teigen.
"@ShepRose that was the meanest s--t I’ve ever heard said on reality television. I don’t know how @KathrynDennis did it! I’d be in jail."
It's impressive that anyone could sit there and listen to a tirade of cruelty like that without lashing out.
"Also of ALL the s--t she said, 'good talk' would have been the f--king END for me. I would have launched."
Chrissy then realized that her comments had been thrust onto the timelines of her countless followers.
"Crap is this a public convo on the timeline now that there is no @ in front lol."
Yep -- unless your account is set to private, anything that you tweet outside of DMs is publicly visible.
Shep responded, writing:
"Totally harshed my mellow. Crazy thing is, it was more intense than it looked. If you can believe it."
Viewers weren't the only ones blown away by Kathryn's remaining cool under pressure while Ashley made a fool of herself.
Fellow castmates had quite a lot to say.
Danni Baird said:
"I just felt sick to my stomach. Terrible … their kids are going to see that someday!"
Naomie Olindo agreed, adding:
"What she said was disgusting."
Naomie also commented on how Ashley had acted the next day as if nothing had happened at all.
"I think that’s when we realized she’s really over-the edge-crazy."
Kathryn explains exactly how she stayed calm.
"I blacked the f--k out, disassociated, and was in like, shock, panic."
We think that she meant to say dissociated. Those are very similar words.
"Old Kathryn would have flipped the eff out and gone ape-s--t on her … but everyone saw that [Ashley] was just trying to entertain."
Clearly, Kathryn has undergone some personal growth. Good for her.
"She was on display, she was enjoying it. And when I saw that, I was like hmm, you don’t deserve a response."
That was definitely the right move.
Kathryn also commented on how Ashley seemed eerily chipper the next morning, seemingly unable to admit what she had done ... or read the tension in the room.
"OK, you have zero empathy or regret or anything over that … so clearly, you’re confirming that you really are crazy."
She adds an entertainingly memorable line:
"But certifiable, not just hypothetical.”
Rumor suggests that Kathryn plans to bring up Thomas' sexual assault allegations in court later this week in an effort to win custody.
Fans cannot help but wonder if she will also mention that Thomas introduces women with questionable behavior to his children.