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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Cast Teases 'Best Episode Ever' and Lala Kent’s Return

by Brice Sander 4:51 PM PST, February 13, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Cast Teases 'Best Episode Ever' and Lala Kent’s Return

Vanderpump Rules is about to get crazier than ever -- that promise straight from Lisa Vanderpump and her SUR-vers.

“I've just seen next week's episode and the week's after, and that is a very funny, intense, probably out of five seasons, the best episode I've ever seen is coming very soon,” Lisa teases.

ET caught up with the SUR owner and the cast of her Bravo show at OK Magazine’s Pre-GRAMMY Party in Los Angeles last week.

“I mean, it’s a good one,” Ariana Madix says.

“It’s a really good one,” Tom Sandoval adds. “I almost think the following episode is going to be even better.”

Judging by the teaser, the next episode is the start of the all-cast trip to New Orleans for Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz’s joint bachelor-bachelorette party.

“It’s Hurricane TomKat,” Stassi Schroeder says in the promo.

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“I haven’t watched it,” Scheana Shay admits, “and I don’t plan on watching it … There’s a lot of things in there I don’t want to relive, and Kristen [Doute] advised me not to watch it if I wanted to keep a smile on my face, so I’m skipping this one.”

The New Orleans trip is also where we’ll see the Toms have a mutual meltdown... in drag. The midseason tease features a moment where Sandoval busts open a bathroom door, revealing a broken-down Schwartz on the toilet.

“He’s a f**king battered wife,” Sandoval announces. “Look at him!”

“I wish there was a simple answer [to how we got to that point],” he tells ET. “It’s very complicated.”

“Look at your life, look at your choices,” Ariana chimes in. “You'll see how hard it was for me to take that seriously.”

Monday’s all-new episode will also seemingly see DJ James Kennedy be welcomed back to SUR, getting yet another chance from Lisa and her husband, Ken Todd.

“Slowly but surely, everything's gonna turn up good,” James promises. “Yeah, I might get another chance, sooner or later. Who knows.”

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Now the question is, will Lala Kent turn up again before season five ends? The controversial SUR hostess walked away from the restaurant -- and seemingly the series -- a few episodes back, saying she wanted to keep her life private.

“It was a tough season for me,” Lala admits. “Trying to keep a relationship that I love and adore private, but I just feel like … give them Lala! And if Vanderpump is the way to get them, let's do it. I don't know.”

Chances are, the next time we’d see the 25-year-old would be at the end-of-season reunion.

“Scheana was trying to talk me into going,” Lala confesses.

“She should be there,” Lisa declares. “I know myself, with Housewives, when I’ve been under pressure, I’ve thought, ‘Oh, I don’t wanna go to the reunion.’ And you saw it, Adrienne [Maloof] didn’t once. I think it’s always good to go and defend yourself, really, because otherwise, somebody fills your void, you know? And Lala wouldn’t want her void filled, now would she?”

“No one else can speak for her,” Ariana adds, echoing Lisa’s sentiment. “I think the best way to speak your piece is to show up and say it yourself. Because, I can't speak for her. You can't. None of us really know Lala better than she does. So, I think she should face the music and I think it won't be as bad as she thinks it'll be.”

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“I hope [she comes],” James says. “I need some backup, otherwise I’m in the dragon’s den with the rest of them. Kristen’s gonna eat me. Stassi’s gonna prepare it.”

“I’m good at backing people up,” Lala says. “It’s pretty exhausting, though. We’ll see. I don’t know. I may just watch it and tweet from a yacht.”

Stay tuned to Vanderpump Rules every Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo to see all the drama unfold. While you watch, you can play ET’s drinking game for the show -- invented by Kate, Stassi and Kristen! Learn the rules in the video below.

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