It’s half one of many season 11 Vanderpump Guidelines reunion.  This time round, there are not any couches, solely chairs, and there are not any restraining orders, so fortunately all events will be on set on the similar time.  Nevertheless, that does NOT imply that Scandoval is a factor of the previous.  In reality, nearly all of this primary half focuses on Rachel, Sandoval, and Ariana.  The place they’re dwelling, who they’re dwelling with, and simply how rapidly Ariana “dropped” Katie to go to Broadway.  Intent vs. affect appears to be the theme…

The reunion kicks off the way in which any nice Bravo present does: 7 hours prior.  We viewers get a snippet of what’s to return and the truth that they are going to be watching the finale episode dwell, collectively, makes me cringe.   However that should wait.

For now, Andy is right here to step in as mediator, since Ann, the notorious assistant of the season, just isn’t obtainable (Andy’s joke, not mine).  LVP realizes that there’s quite a bit to work out throughout the group, however Sandoval looks like he’s in a greater house than final yr.  In line with Ariana and Katie, by the point the reunion airs, One thing About Her will likely be open (however upon a fast Google search, that place nonetheless hasn’t opened its doorways). Within the meantime, Ariana is having the time of her life and Lala is prepping for the arrival of her child by shopping for a home within the Valley.  Scheana and Brock have ALSO bought a home within the Valley, which looks as if insurance coverage to get on one other present in case VPR falls via…

Andy factors out that through the season Sandoval and Ariana lived beneath the identical roof.  Ariana has filed a petition motion to forge the sale of the home, however she can’t discuss it as it’s an ongoing authorized concern.  Ariana is at present not dwelling within the residence and Schwartz remains to be on the fence about shifting in with Sandoval. As everybody teases them about being grown up roommates, Sandoval is the one one not laughing about this and explains that his dad is in his 60’s and nonetheless has roomies.

Relating to Rachel, LVP calls her completely ridiculous.  Sandoval needed her to return to her personal resolution about returning to the present and Lala looks like they may’ve had a “productive conversation” ought to Rachel have come again.  Nevertheless, Lala explains that she wouldn’t have modified how final yr’s reunion went down, referring to the fierce loyalty to Ariana.

Sandoval calls Rachel a “coward” for not coming again, contemplating they each are accountable and he has chosen to face the reality.  Sandoval believes that the rumor that he groomed Rachel implies “pedophilia,” however Lala, who evidently has a LOT to say, disagrees with him.  Lala does admit to being a projector, however understands that Rachel’s lack of duty stays a giant concern.  Sandoval reminds the group that they had been equal companions on this affair and it’s wild that Rachel is now going after each him and Ariana with a revenge porn lawsuit. Sandoval admits that it’s one factor to go after him, however for Rachel to go after Ariana is a brand new degree.

Relating to suicidal ideations, Sandoval talks in regards to the ups and downs.  Lala and Scheana really feel like which may have performed a job in why they selected to melt in the direction of him, however Ariana stays stoic.  She doesn’t admire how Sandoval spoke publicly about her psychological well being.  Sandoval says that he felt as if Ariana used that as a “manipulation tactic” to maintain him within the relationship, however nobody is shopping for it.  Sandoval additional claims that the explanation he put Ariana’s concern on the market on digital camera was as a result of, “I didn’t believe it.”

Sandoval will get referred to as out for evaluating the affair to George Floyd and OJ Simpson.  He does his finest to speak his means out of that, claiming that he merely meant that his affair mustn’t have been as newsworthy because the necessary points had been.  Katie factors out that Sandoval ought to suppose earlier than he speaks as a result of there’s one thing referred to as “intent vs. impact.”  It doesn’t matter HOW Sandoval meant it as a result of the affect of the assertion is extra necessary and lengthy lasting.

Lala shares the thrilling information that she is anticipating slightly lady with donor #1, the one they chose on the celebration.  Relating to her custody settlement, Lala will get emotional explaining how she has but to achieve one. Lala talks about how shut she is with Randall’s first spouse, Ambyr, and that though relationship is on maintain, “no man or woman is safe.”

Scheana talks slightly about her post-partum OCD and the intrusive ideas that include it.  As a result of Lala, Scheana, and Brock really feel like a throuple, Scheana admits to worrying that Lala and Brock might get collectively.  She blames this intrusive thought on Scandoval.

Relating to Brock, he shares that he’s updated on his little one assist, however has but to see his different youngsters.  He isn’t certain transfer ahead with them, however will get emotional speaking about how Summer time is his second likelihood at being a dad.  When Katie calls him a tremendous father, that speaks volumes, contemplating she is a harsh critic.

Ariana has had herself a YEAR.  DWTS, a brand new cocktail e book, a. new. man.  And then some.  Being on Broadway has been nice for her relationship, as Dan lives in NY, however she nonetheless stays steadfast on being bicoastal.  Ariana states that it’s going to take a very long time to completely course of the affair and so she refuses to place her life on maintain whereas she tries to navigate the aftermath.

James will get a bit salty speaking in regards to the double-standard he confronted when he moved on “quickly” with Ally.  Ariana, apparently, began relationship Dan moderately quick, but nobody gave her sh*t.  James claims to be over it, but it surely looks as if it is vitally a lot nonetheless bothering him.

Talking of relationships, Sandoval has a brand new girlfriend, Victoria.  She is a profitable mannequin who used to this point Leonardo DiCaprio. Good factor she has by no means watched the present.  Does she know what she obtained herself into with this man?!

After a decade, the doorways of Pump had been closed for good eight months earlier.  LVP has moved some stuff over to TomTom, and she or he claims that it was due to all of the backlash that got here after the affair. In reality, nobody knew if the TomTom “brand” would survive the scandal…not even LVP.

LVP will get shady speaking about One thing About Her, claiming that the timeline for the restaurant was tremendously affected by disagreements and Ariana constantly being away.  Extra on this matter later…

Ariana admits that she hasn’t watched any of the season as a result of she didn’t need to get dragged again to a darkish place.  She states that Lala has been clear and Ariana understands that Lala was working via stuff herself, so there’s no beef there.  However, Katie and Lala did a whole lot of head butting this season.  Lala claims this pressure stemmed from a DM that Katie despatched her.  In line with Lala, the DM mentioned, “Get rid of your lawyer cuz what you need is a therapist.  You’re a f**king clown.”

Katie tries to make clear what she mentioned, however Lala felt like Katie jumped down her throat. Katie needed Lala to see herself in Ariana’s footwear and she or he didn’t admire how Lala tried to inform Ariana cope with the sh*t.  Lala explains that she felt “abandoned” by Katie and Katie wonders if it’s as a result of she didn’t need to leap on the Tom prepare like Lala did.

Lala then goes on to make a giant accusation: Katie acts in another way off digital camera than on digital camera, saying issues off digital camera that she then denies if introduced up on digital camera.   For one, Lala claims that Katie mentioned that Ariana deserted their restaurant and that this time final yr, Ariana was not caught up on the hire for the store. Katie vehemently denies confiding about these things with Lala, however does admit that she didn’t get a heads up about Ariana heading to Broadway.

Lala states that her and Katie are purported to be the reality tellers and that possibly Katie lived within the feedback an excessive amount of, attempting to determine play to the followers as a result of “it’s no secret that Ariana is a fan favorite,” so nobody needed to go towards her on digital camera. Lala additionally made this similar declare about Scheana and James, suggesting they play to the viewers.

Apparently, in some unspecified time in the future, Katie misplaced it on Lala, threatening, “if you’re gonna f**k with my business Lala, then I’m gonna f**k with yours.”  To that, Lala retorts, “And honest to God I wanted to say you to Something About Her is really Nothing About Her,” a jab that Lala knew would lower deep.  Ariana seems on in confusion as this all unfolds…and it’s simply half one.