"There's very few people in my life that I'd like carry a dagger for, like if I ever get the chance to say what I [feel]," Edwards said of Resnick. "She's one of them."

By Adam Carlson
January 26, 2016 10:40 PM

Two women and their feud sat down to dinner. It was just like every other installment of the Real Housewives franchise, until it was not.

Because on Tuesday night’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kathryn Edwards and Faye Resnick very much did not get into any kind of all-caps altercation, despite the fact that Resnick had previously claimed Edwards’ ex-husband Marcus Allen cheated on Edwards with Nicole Brown Simpson (which Allen and Edwards both deny).

The confrontation remained restrained despite the fact that Edwards described her feelings toward Resnick this way: “There’s very few people in my life that I’d like carry a dagger for, like if I ever get the chance to say what I [feel]. She’s one of them.”

Instead of an argument, they had what appeared to be the barest possible two-person conversation, wherein Edwards and Resnick (and the rest of the women, all attending a dinner at Kyle Richards‘ home) talked around Resnick’s earlier allegation.

“For me to not say something, I’d feel like I was being phony,” Edwards told Resnick, making a vague reference to the “book,” in which Resnick had made her allegation, as the “elephant in the room.”

(The two were sitting directly across from one another at the dinner table.)

“I have nothing to say to anyone about what happened 20-something years ago. That was a very hard time, and it’s sad,” Resnick said, neither one of them saying accusation or cheating or Nicole or O.J.

“There’s not really much to discuss at this point, is there?” Resnick asked.

Speaking to the camera, Lisa Rinna said the only way she could describe Resnick’s mood in that moment, in terms of body language, would be a stiff-arm.

And then Resnick clarified that she didn’t feel anything “pejorative” toward Edwards, and asked if Edwards felt any better, and Edwards said that she did.

Earlier in the episode, Edwards had said that she felt she “had to say something” to Resnick, and that she had been thinking on this for 20 years.

“If you get in my crawl, it’s like rapid-fire,” Edwards told the other women. And: “Don’t act like you know me when you don’t know me.”

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But this is what it boiled down to: Edwards and Resnick circling each other at the dinner table, the bad blood between them – and the possible blow-up or airing-out – exerting no real force on either.

That didn’t keep Resnick from apologizing … to everyone … even though she felt that “this” (without defining what “this” was) should be discussed in private.

Edwards kept a cool head in the end.

“There’s a part of me that feels a little cheated, because I was ready,” she said. “I was ready to annihilate her.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.

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