The Real Housewives of Potomac is returning to air, with the ladies' cat claws coming out right off the bat.
Season 6 — which is set to premiere on Sunday, July 11 — will be filled with new housewives and new rumors swirling... not to mention a slew of unsettled feuds. Apart from Dr. Wendy Osefo, Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon and Candiace Dillard Bassett, newcomers Mia Thornton and Askale Davis will be joining the ladies.
During season 5, Bassett and alum Monique Samuels got into a blowout verbal fight that quickly turned physical while the group was at a wine tasting to celebrate Bryant. At the time, Bryant attempted to calm the ladies down but accidentally pushed Bassett, who thought Samuels was the one who shoved her.
From there, Bassett and Samuels physically went after each other, showing little to no remorse for the other's wellbeing.
After the physical altercation, which ended with Samuels having a bruised lip, Bassett made her fellow housewives choose a side, a decision Huger refused to take part in. Bassett appeared to be hurt by Huger's defiant stance on the situation, which seemingly put a strain on the reality stars' relationship.
Both Samuels and Bassett filed complaints against each other, accusing the other of second-degree assault. However, OK! previously reported that both reality stars later dropped their charges.
In OK!'s exclusive sneak-peek clip of the upcoming season, the ladies' dinner party quickly turned sour when they brought up Bassett's absence from the evening. The ladies discussed whether Bassett's decision to not attend had to do with the tension between her and Huger. And as the conversation escalated, things went from bad to worse, with years' worth of tension between Bryant and Huger coming to a head.
At the start of the clip, Huger asked the ladies: "Where's Candiace?" leading Osefo to inform the group that Bassett wouldn't be in attendance because she was "sick."
The ladies instantly grew wary of Bassett's excuse to miss out on their evening together. "I think she didn't want to be here," Dixon candidly chimed in. "Maybe she's not ready to be in your presence," she then said to Huger, who laughed at the suggestion. "I don't know. That's just me being skeptical, because I'm skeptical at everything."
Huger acknowledged that Bassett was "deeply hurt" by what happened, noting that she "is not going to ignore" her friend's feelings. "[Candiace] needs that time and I have to respect the process. I valued our friendship and it's worth a conversation," Huger told the ladies.
While talking to the camera, Huger shared that in order for the duo to move forward from their strained friendship, she needed to hear where she and Bassett are, "so [she] can move accordingly and do [her] part" to fix the damage done.
Back at the dinner party, Darby put in her two cents, noting that Bassett can "speak for herself" when it comes to why she decided to skip out on the dinner. Darby added that the group would "get to the bottom" of whatever was going on with their absent pal.
"Don't take my word for it," Dixon jumped in, clarifying that she was only speculating as to why Bassett decided not to attend the dinner. "No, but it would be nice to clear the air altogether," Darby insisted before confessing that she's also at odds with Bassett. "I don't know if we'll ever get to a good place either," she shared.
When asked by Dixon what was going on between the two, Darby explained: "We just don't mesh. I think it's more so we don't align."
Osefo shared her hope for the group, saying she wanted the crew to "be collectively at a great place."
"That might be a little difficult," Bryant confessed, which instantly changed the dynamic in the room. Darby seemed to try and avoid a heated discussion, noting that "it's always good to have goals."
However, Osefo wasn't ready to give up on the matter, asking Bryant: "But why is that going to be difficult?" Bryant bluntly replied: "Well, we all know I can't stand Karen," leading Huger to fire back: "Well, the feelings mutual."
Bryant appeared ready to lay out all the dirty laundry between herself and Huger, telling the group that she plans to reveal all the skeletons in Huger's closet. "Me and drunk Karen will probably never be good," Bryant insisted before she continued to throw shade at her frenemy, stating: "So I have decided that I'll just tell your truth. Your whole truth and nothing but."
Huger seethed: "You don't want this," but Bryant continued with her claim. "Your drunk truth, your cheating truth," Bryant said of the revelations she's prepared to make, as Huger told her to "Shut up, just shut up."
Right before the clip ended, Bryant told Huger that she'll "spread out" her truths over time. "Don't worry, I won't tell it all tonight," Bryant concluded.