'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Reunion Recap: Top 5 Moments

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The season may have ended, but that didn't stop the ladies of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills from sinking their claws into each other.

Viewers of the series received front row seats to the bickering and backstabbing that occurred between Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville, Yolanda Foster, Adrienne Maloof, Taylor Armstrong, Kim and Kyle Richards. On Part 1 of the reunion, the show placed Adrienne in the hot seat for being a no-show, and creating the majority of the tension throughout the entire season.

Here are some of the jaw-dropping moments from the special.

Adrienne is kicked off the show: Fans, as well as the co-stars of the series, were stunned when host Andy Cohen announced during the reunion special that Ms. Maloof would not return to the show next season. While Adrienne's disappearing act wasn't much of a shocker for the ladies, Cohen's apparent disdain for her decision not to appear made everyone do a double take. For someone to annoy the upbeat and easygoing Cohen, you know you have been a naughty person.

Lisa's ambivalence to Kyle: Viewers were stunned to see just how their friendship deteriorated all because of Kyle's hesitation to defend Lisa against Adrienne's accusations of selling stories to tabloid sites last year. Some thought time would heal old wounds, but it was obvious Lisa was just not feeling Kyle and isn't about to set up a day of tea and massages for the pair to enjoy. While Kyle is all for moving on, it appears Lisa is interested in the same, but just not moving on with Kyle riding shotgun.

Yolanda takes on the Richards sisters: The Dutch beauty didn't mince words with how the siblings acted this season, Kyle especially. Yolanda admitted she tried to bond with Kyle, but it seemed Kyle was all about camera time. She wasn't about to play those types of games with the former child star. Yolanda also wasn't one to forgive and forget Kim snubbing her invitation to her home for a master cleanse. As Kim tried to convince everyone she never agreed to kick it with Yolanda and her famous lemons, Mrs. Foster wasn't letting her off the hook and called her out for the rebuff.

Taylor's alcohol problem: The widow admitted to being codependent on booze after her troublesome year dealing with the passing of her estranged husband Russell and lawsuit by his business partners.

Andy's new co-star prank: Cohen nearly caused a riot when he pretended that rumors of country singer LeAnn Rimes joining the show opposite Brandi were true. The women appeared to unite on their disgust for the woman who busted up Brandi's marriage to Eddie Cibrian, and weren't about to welcome LeAnn with open arms.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Brandi revealing Paul Nassif, Adrienne's ex-husband, apologized for his behavior towards her and admitted his former chef was the culprit behind the tabloid stories about her.

Thank you, TV gods.: Everyone agreeing Adrienne needed to show up to defend herself. If she thought not showing would stop all the confusion, she just made it worse for herself.

Awk-ward: Lisa alleging Kyle and hubby Mauricio were only friendly to her in order to get the commission for selling her house. Even the air in the room didn't want to move with the uncomfortable silence that took place.

Hotness: The women's dresses. Even if it is a reunion, these ladies always look as if they are going to a chic event.

Fab-u-lous: The reunion's location. It oozes Beverly Hills.

Can. Not. Wait.: For the second part! We know the first part was just to whet our appetites, and the remainder will be a buffet of juicy drama.

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– Jillian Bowe

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    thecourt

    I think the issue with Kyle and Lisa is more than it seems. Adrienne's accusations against Lisa were bad and Kyle didn't defend Lisa, but Kyle did more than that. Season one showed that whenever Kyle was with anyone and they spoke badly about Lisa, Kyle agreed. Like the comment about playing chess. And Lisa being manipulative. Kyle did more than not defend...she agreed and stood by while people spoke ill of her when she wasn't there. That, in my opinion, is the problem.