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“The Real Housewives of Potomac” Cast Tries to Repair Divide in Tense Season 8 Reunion Trailer (Exclusive)

Gizelle Bryant, Ashley Darby, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Robyn Dixon, Karen Huger, Dr. Wendy Osefo, Mia Thornton and Nneka Ihim are all dressed in black — but for who's funeral?

Can The Real Housewives of Potomac cast repair their divide?

That's the question on everyone's mind, including executive producer Andy Cohen, who begins the season 8 reunion by setting an intention for the Potomac Housewives: "That each of you can find a path towards moving forward."

PEOPLE has the exclusive premiere of the trailer for the three-part reunion, which kicks off Sunday, March 31 — a week after the season 8 finale airs.

Gizelle Bryant, Ashley Darby, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Robyn Dixon, Karen Huger, Dr. Wendy Osefo, Mia Thornton and new Housewife Nneka Ihim are all back to reflect on the fractured state of their friendship.

<p>CLIFTON Prescod/Bravo</p> Ashley Boalch Darby, Wendy Osefo, Candiace Dillard, Mia Thornton, Karen Huger, Gizelle Bryant, Robyn Dixon, and Nneka Ihim

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Ashley Boalch Darby, Wendy Osefo, Candiace Dillard, Mia Thornton, Karen Huger, Gizelle Bryant, Robyn Dixon, and Nneka Ihim

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Season 8 has been particularly difficult for the women. They've been so split that it's not only had an impact on the flow of the show, but also viewership, with ratings down and the audience not holding back their distaste for the disjointed season.

"The flaw of this season is that there are women who aren't able to find any common ground with some of the other women, so there are all these pockets of women that just won't even acknowledge each other — which is not a recipe for, you know, [good TV]," Andy said on his radio show, SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live, earlier this month. "One of the hallmarks of the Housewives is finding a way to move forward. And so, that was kind of the directive of the Potomac reunion."

Jason Kempin/Getty Images; Dominik Bindl/FilmMagic Gizelle Bryant and Candiace Dillard Bassett
Jason Kempin/Getty Images; Dominik Bindl/FilmMagic Gizelle Bryant and Candiace Dillard Bassett

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Whether or not they were able to do that remains to be seen. In the reunion trailer, things don't look promising as Candiace continues to trade insults with Gizelle and Robyn, a feud that has only gotten deeper as the season went on.

"You're a loser," Candiace tells Robyn at one point, before Gizelle lists all the things Candiace has said about her. "'Gizelle's an imp, Gizelle's the devil, Gizelle is evil...'"

"All true!" says Candiace, standing behind her words.

"I think you guys need Jesus, himself," Andy tells the women, Candiace quickly telling him, "I have Him. He is right here."

<p>Jai Lennard/Bravo</p> Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Wendy Osefo and Mia Thornton

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Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Wendy Osefo and Mia Thornton

As those three try to sort things out, Wendy and Nneka address their issues, with Nneka claiming the professor and talk show host "iced me out of this group."

Two of the biggest reunion trailer bombshells, however, come from moments not related to cast tensions.

It starts with Ashley, when she opens up about her separation from estranged husband Michael Darby. The two — who share sons Dean, 4, and Dylan, 3 — were married for eight years before she announced their separation in April 2022. They have yet to file for divorce, and from the sound of it, that won't be happening anytime soon.

"I still love him," Ashley says. "I still massage this man's feet every night. I massage Michael's feet."

Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Ashley Darby and Michael Darby at 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen'
Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Ashley Darby and Michael Darby at 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen'

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Then there's Mia, who shows up to the reunion with her estranged husband, Gordon Thornton. The two have been up and down since she announced their separation in September, though they appear to be on good terms now, with Gordon even saying hello to Mia's new boyfriend — radio personality Incognito, or "Inc" — as Mia FaceTimes him.

On stage, though, Mia drops the bombshell that Inc thinks he's the father of Mia's 8-year-old son Jeremiah Carter — something Gordon has previously alleged.

"Still," a shocked Ashley says.

<p>Heidi Gutman/BRAVO via Getty</p> Mia Thornton and Gordon Thornton at 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen'

Heidi Gutman/BRAVO via Getty

Mia Thornton and Gordon Thornton at 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen'

Here's what else fans can expect from the reunion:

Part 1: Sunday, March 31: The season eight reunion kicks off as the women take center stage among their Monarch magazine Icons gallery to rehash all of the drama that occurred both on and off camera. The ladies bond over what they do best, which is talking dirty. Robyn gets called to task for always defending Juan. Candiace is caught off guard when Gizelle and Robyn drop some shocking allegations about Chris. Mia opens up about her new boyfriend and is confronted with a rumor from her past.

Part 2: Sunday, April 7: The reunion continues as Gizelle becomes emotional reflecting on her relationship with her late father. Robyn reveals the reason her friendship with Candiace came to a seeming end. The husbands join the stage to reflect upon the season. Wendy and Nneka face off to clear up all the rumors, but things go south when a bombshell receipt is put on the table.

Part 3: Sunday, April 14: The reunion comes to an emotional close as Gordon shares heartbreaking news. Ashley gives an update on her divorce with Michael. Things take a turn after Keiarna takes the stage as the ladies discuss who is to blame for the altercation at the GnA Showcase. Andy attempts to mend the fractured group with the fate of long-time friendships in the air.

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The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo. Episodes can also be streamed on Peacock.

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