The set-up: Thomas Ravenel hosts a dinner party for the cast. Everything seems OK until Thomas decides to make a “speech,” going around the table and criticizing everyone. Thomas calls out Shep for dating around and labels Cameran “self-righteous, judgmental and sanctimonious.”
“I mean, the definition of sanctimonious is someone that feels like they’re morally superior,” Cameran tells ET. “And I guess, in that case, I kind of have to kind of agree with him. Maybe I am, maybe I am sanctimonious?”
The dinner party takes an even uglier turn when Thomas starts to threaten his guests, with Shep, Cameran and their co-stars fleeing the house. Thomas chases them out the front door, pauses to yell at them through the gate, then confronts them again outside.
“I hope those aren’t his true colors, but you never know,” Shep says.
“I don’t know if he was having a [psychotic] break or what… but it was, it was shocking, to say the least,” Cameran admits.
Sadly for fans, we’ll have to wait until the end of the season to see more of the fight. The show jumps back three months in time just after the opening sequence. Still, Cameran and Shep promise lots of drama from Thomas and his baby momma, Kathryn Dennis, in all the episodes leading up to that point.
“We were just, in the car ride over here, like, ‘Can you believe [Thomas is] in his 50s?’” Cameran shares.
“They’re combustible,” Shep notes. “We try to stay out of the fray, honestly.”
“He’s on Twitter saying all these caustic comments and stuff,” Shep adds.
Indeed, Thomas caught some Southern Charm fans’ attention last week with a since-deleted tweet, which read: “So sick of carrying the stupid show so some idiots can get a check outside mommy and daddy’s wallet and pocketbooks.”