‘Scandoval’ Fever Pitch Peaks Tonight with ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Reunion Finale
The wait is over: the Season 10 reunion final episode for “Vanderpump Rules” is airing tonight, and the Scandoval saga
The wait is over: the Season 10 reunion final episode for “Vanderpump Rules” is airing tonight, and the Scandoval saga is coming to a conclusion.
At least, for now.
Fans have been teased for weeks now with the idea that the final reunion episode would reveal a shocking “twist” or “bombshell,” and everyone’s itching with curiosity to see exactly what’s in store.
“Vanderpump Rules” executive producer Alex Baskin has been fanning the fires of speculation after promising a “bombshell” piece of information that is apparently both huge – and previously unknown by other cast members.
Baskin spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about what people can expect.
He said of the impending Season 10 twist, “There are revelations and developments that left even our heads spinning. We wind down the day of [filming the reunion] and then a few days later, there’s yet another development. It isn’t something the group witnessed at the time. So I think they’re going to have to respond to it when they see it.”
And yes – the expected twist is related to the aptly-named Scandoval between Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, and Raquel Leviss.
Baskin adds, “the timeline evolves.”
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THR says that the third part of the reunion episode – airing tonight – is focused on Raquel Leviss, and asked Baskin what fans can expect to learn. Baskin replied, “You can expect to learn a lot. What made this reunion different than any other was that we, as a production, had no idea what was going to happen. Usually we have some sense. There’s great anticipation for Raquel to come out [in Part 3]. I will say that whatever anyone thinks of what she did this past season, it was brave of her to face the music, knowing everyone is at full tilt.
And there is, as we’ve been teasing, a twist at the end of the reunion. So I think it’s the perfect capper to a season unlike any other. We wind down the day of [filming the reunion] and then a few days later, there’s yet another development. I’ll just say this isn’t a garden-variety getting-the-group-together-to-recap show or, in this case, just Raquel speaking her piece of apologies to Ariana. There are revelations and developments that left even our heads spinning.”
The exec adds that there was some uncertainty around whether or not Leviss would show for the reunion, given how much animosity and blame she’s been facing, but eventually, “… she was pretty dead-set on going to the reunion and dealing with what she needed to; looking Ariana in the eyes and standing up and taking accountability for what she had done.”
Sandoval, by the way, never tried to get out of filming.
Baskin told THR that “Some” things will be cleared up; “…There were some questions that lingered. There was also a lot of emotion. One of the reasons we did the one-on-ones was because we knew the reunion itself would be so heavily charged, that we thought having the sit-down interviews with Andy [Cohen] might elicit different information and have a different tone. There is the reunion itself, and then the coda in which more is revealed.”
And, just so you know, “It is a distinct possibility that some past cast members might make appearances on this upcoming season.”
Kristen Doute, anyone? After all, she was basically hounded off the show for trying to reveal the whole “Miami girl” scandal to Madix, who laughed her off at the time. Maybe she deserves a second chance, especially since we now know that she’s been vindicated and Sandoval was the problem all along.
Apparently, the twist is a coda to what was said at the reunion, suggesting that it’s a truth that was revealed after they finished filming.
That means it could be really, really big.