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Warning! The following contains spoilers for The Real Housewives of New York City Season 12 finale. Read at your own risk!
Season 12 of The Real Housewives of New York City has drawn to a close, and it was also the end of an era. Dorinda Medley's surprise announcement the previous week that she's leaving the franchise meant that this was her final actual episode. With that in mind and knowing the reunions are typically a mess and full of bad attitudes, did the show do Dorinda dirty in her final appearance?
The full details behind Dorinda Medley's exit are unknown, but if it was her decision to exit The Real Housewives of New York City, it was not great timing with the announcement. Season 12 ended on a real downer note when Leah McSweeney attempted to create a tender moment with the ladies and tried to raise a glass to Tinsley Mortimer, who had brought her in. The attempt to toast Tinsley infuriated Dorinda, who lashed out at Leah and went on a tirade.
No, I'm not doing that shit. Sorry, fuck you. Sorry I'm not part of that. I will not give Tinsley that, fuck you. I won't. Tinsley did shit. Tinsley almost ruined our show. You're gonna give a toast to Tinsley Mortimer who left the show and breached her contract and left over nothing?
Dorinda Medley's fiery response didn't just put a damper on the Season 12 finale; it also implied that Tinsley Mortimer leaving for Chicago nearly sank The Real Housewives of New York City. The merits of that statement are in question, but even so, I have to wonder if Dorinda remembered making that statement when she prepared the release for her departure from the show.
It wasn't a good look for Dorinda Medley, but to be quite honest, Season 12 hadn't been too favorable to her in general. Sure, there was the tension between Ramona Singer and Leah McSweeney that carried the season and the occasional poop drama, but as the episodes wound down, there was an increasing amount of talk with the women slowly converging to take shots at Dorinda.
There's still the reunion show to get through, but the trailer reveals that it's a real mess for everyone involved. Dorinda Medley is cussing at her former co-stars, calling Ramona Singer "not thin," and doing enough that I tend to think there won't be redemption for her based on what little we've seen.
Hey, if tensions flared so much that Bravo has turned this into a three-part event, maybe Dorinda Medley's exit is for the best. People responded well to Leah McSweeney's inclusion, so maybe even more new blood will be a positive for The Real Housewives of New York City. The question is, will it be fresh blood, or someone from the show's past making a comeback?
The Real Housewives of New York City three-part reunion starts on Bravo Thursday, September 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Continue to stick with CinemaBlend for more on the franchise, and for the latest news happening in television and movies.