'Real Housewives NY' reunion: Alex McCord says Jill Zarin 'doesn't actually listen'


After a literally insane season of " The Real Housewives of New York City," Bravo promises that the reunion special will be the most dramatic one ever.

Alex McCord told us that they're not kidding. In fact, she says that the two-hour special came out of approximately nine hours of shooting. And what they culled from the footage will not disappoint.

"I think that it's certainly very dramatic," Alex tells Zap2it. "Everything that we had to talk about, we did. I imagine that it's going to be nails-on-the-edge-of-the-seat for the whole two hours."

In the sneak peek above, Alex gets a chance to call Jill Zarin out onscreen for things that happened primarily when the cameras weren't rolling.

"We touch on some of the really crazy Machiavellian stuff that went on behind the scenes," says Alex. "Where various housewives tried to control things by trying to skew storylines to their advantage, trying to strategize by getting other housewives not to film with other people."

She says we did see a little bit of that on the show when Jill sent a threatening email to Kelly Bensimon after she found out that the former model had supposedly made up with Bethenny Frankel at Brooklyn Fashion Weekend.

"You see that it's very clear that to some of us it's a reality show and it's a platform to do good things either for ourselves or for charity," Alex points out. "For others, it encompasses their whole life."

In the clip, Alex confronts Jill about placing negative stories about the other housewives in the press. Jill then accused Alex of trying to place a negative story about her in the press, as well.

"It's funny how I was calling her out for feeding stories to the press and she's bragging about she's got her next installment," says Alex. "It has been three weeks since we filmed the reunion and I still have no idea what she was talking about."

In the end, we asked Alex if she felt better about confronting Jill on the reunion special.

"I wish I could say yes," she says. "But the answer is no and I'll tell you why. Both at the reunion and if you go back to Jen's cocktail party -- the "mean girl" and "you're still in high school" conversation - Jill doesn't actually listen."

She adds, "Either she's completely manipulative or she's clueless. Neither one is a good thing."

"The Real Housewives of New York City" reunion airs Thursday, June 10 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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