Real Housewives of New York Season 14 Reunion, Part 1 Recap: Erin and Sai’s Apology Tour

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Settle in for our Real Housewives of New York Season 14 reunion, Part 1 recap! As the cast of The Real Housewives of New York gathers to get ready for the reunion, Ubah Hassan is noticeably absent. Apparently, she’s getting ready at her own apartment and will arrive fully glammed.

Even though she’s remaining separate, she did send a group text ahead of time. “I’d like to kindly request that you refrain from intervening during my conversation with Kerin tomorrow,” it reads. Who is Kerin? Is she calling Erin Lichy a “Karen?” If the shoe fits … it had better be a Louboutin.

Erin texts back, “I will not be slandered by you. I have done NOTHING to you.” Except maybe stir the pot on multiple occasions.

Once she arrives at the studio, host Andy Cohen visits Ubah in her dressing room. When he asks how she’s feeling, she answers, “Very hurt.”

“My teammates did not stand up for me,” she explains. “Erin lied and gaslighted me.”

“Well, the goal of today,” he tells her, “is to talk about it all. And then, hopefully, come to a better place.”

“It’s not gonna turn into Fight Club is it?” Brynn Whitfield wants to know. Welcome to Part 1 of the RHONY Reunion, bitches!

Erin doesn’t own her sh*t

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When the subject of Erin’s anniversary party comes up, Sai De Silva is still complaining that there was “no food.”

Andy has viewer questions for the cast. “Noah on Twitter said, ‘Why is Erin not serving food? Why does she continue to serve appetizers to hungry people?'” Andy wants Erin to defend her hostessing ability.

“Oh, my God,” she moans. “I host all the time. We are Jewish. We center everything around food … My anniversary party was more of a cocktail vibe.” But Andy points out that if the invitation says 7:00 to 9:00, most people would assume dinner would be served.

Jessel Taank’s husband Pavit Randhawa wrote on Instagram, “I was starving! Erin needs to consult me for the next one!” He added a snap of two slices of bread, alongside some tomato, lettuce and cheese. Is that supposed to be a sandwich?! That’s just pathetic.

“He’s like the seventh Housewife!” Brynn laughs.

Andy reads another question for Erin from Sandra in Montecito, California. “How has watching the show changed your view of the friendship [with Sai]?”

“Honestly, I have no idea what happened to her,” Erin answers. “Something, like, switched.”

“Me?” Sai responds. “Something happened to me? You lie. And you don’t own your sh*t.” Okay then. Tell us how you really feel, Sai.

Is Erin “direct” or just rude?

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Continuing with Erin, Andy says, “On the show, you said you’re direct and cannot be fake. But some of the women have called you out for being rude. What’s the difference between being direct and being rude?”

“I think sometimes I can come off a little rude,” Erin admits. “Maybe that’s something I should work on,” which causes Brynn to snort-laugh through her nose.

“I don’t think Erin’s rude,” Ubah interjects. “She’s polite, she’s elegant, she’s nice. But I think she’s a sh*t-stirrer.” Erin agrees.

But Ubah adds, “And she gaslights.” Sai seconds this.

Jenna’s body image issues

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When the ladies went to Anguilla for the girls’ trip, Jenna Lyons flew a day early in order to get some sun. She has a genetic condition that makes her skin very blotchy. Getting a little sun helps. Sh*t-stirrer Erin, however, planted the idea in the other women’s minds that Jenna flew early just so she could fly first class.

Andy reads a question from another viewer. “Erin, what was your reaction [to] finding out how insecure Jenna is about her body?”

“Even when we went to Anguilla,” Erin responds, “I don’t think any of us realized … [But] watching it and seeing how much you opened up in the confessionals, I didn’t realize it was to that level.”

“I feel bad about that,” Erin tells Jenna. “I’m sorry I said that … I am sorry.”

“What you guys don’t know,” Jenna adds, “is that when I saw it, I reached out to Erin and said, ‘That actually felt sh*tty … That didn’t feel good.'”

Sai also jumps on the apology train. “Watching back, I apologize. I think we were very hard on her,” she admits.

Jessel upset about her marriage being discussed

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Eventually, Andy asks Jessel how she feels about the group talking about her private life.

“I’m kind of speechless, honestly,” Jessel says. “You guys talked about my marriage in such a f*cking disgusting way … You insinuated my husband was cheating on me.”

“I did not insinuate that,” Erin lies. Thank you, Bravo Production, for producing footage that clearly shows Erin insinuating just that.

Jessel then asks, “Do you watch [the show] with a f*cking blindfold over your face?” Jessel also mentions Erin bringing up that Pavit doesn’t wear a wedding ring, which Brynn confirms. Lots of men don’t wear rings. Wearing a ring doesn’t determine someone’s faithfulness.

When Jessel told Sai that she and Pavit had “done the deed” on their staycation, Sai said she didn’t believe they actually had sex. Andy asks Sai, “Do you still think she was lying?”

“You know what? It’s none of my business,” Sai finally admits. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t comment on anyone’s marriage but my own … It just doesn’t look like you have a connection.”

Was that another dig wrapped in an apology? Come on, Sai.

“No one deserves to comment on my marriage,” Jessel concludes, becoming emotional. “Also, I was talking about postpartum … When you have four years of IVF, it’s okay to have these struggles. It’s normal … You implied that my husband was cheating on me because I’m not having sex with him.”

Though Erin and Sai both emphatically deny they ever did any such thing, we all know they did.

That’s a wrap for the Real Housewives of New York Season 14 reunion, Part 1 recap!

The Real Housewives of New York Reunion Part 2 airs October 29 at 9/8c on Bravo.