Just saw the clip of the Kate/Tony blowup . . .
IMHO . . .
I wasn't there, but based on what I've seen of it so far, that didn't seem to me like it was staged. My opinion is that Kate is so used to pushing/ordering people around and insulting them for good measure, that she did what she usually does, went too far with it at the wrong time with the wrong person, and it blew up on her. Tony is NOT Jon, and she found that out quick, fast and in a hellified hurry.
I agree with nanarama . . . I think the producers might've had a "come to Jesus" talk with Tony off-camera, one of 'em probably went and got his mic pack, and he put it back on and did what he felt he needed to do to salvage the situation --- or, to be blunt and tacky about it --- save himself from getting sued because of his contract.
Maybe they had a "CTJ" talk with Kate off-camera, too, who knows?
But quite frankly, I truly don't think Jesus or anybody else can save Kate from herself.
It doesn't seem to me that TONY is the problem, here, it's KATE.
I hope she goes soon.