The thing about these sorts of blow-ups is that they're initially unscripted-- they just boil up from someplace crazy in one or more housewives-- and it's fascinating -- So viewers get really stirred up and take sides etc--
But then there's the danger that it seems like all they can do is try to foment and surpass the craziness in later seasons-- so everyone starts to vie for tv time and notoriety--but it all seems scripted and empty. For one thing, Bravo wants to cash in on the excitement--But there's really no where to go-- And people who haven't been strident, even like Alex, start to feel like they won't be on the show, so you get all this back-stabbing and petty fights breaking out over stuff that's so exaggerated that it becomes degrading to everyone, including the audience.
I really hope that we don't get a lot of phony making up or a lot of phony blow-ups over nothing. It's like these ruptures don't really have a next chapter. IRL, when people fall out like this they don't keep on with seeing one another-- they just write one another off. It's not like they have deep relationships that would lead to some sort of meaningful closeness or deeper understanding. But in these shows there's this forced ongoing relationship. So someone has to play peace-maker-- and then everyone tries to position themselves around whoever is the craziest or most successful in grabbing screen time.
and the whole thing just degenerates. I hope I"m wrong, but I kind of see it coming.