The A-List Dallas Reunion Recap: “Y’all Are Pill-Poppin’ Hos”
The A-List: Dallas, Logo’s epic reality-TV melodrama, concluded its first season with a few unresolved storylines. So of course there was the de rigueur reunion show with a celebrity moderator, sexual tension, insults, revelations and walk-offs.
Git ‘er done!
All six cast members converged on a sound stage in New York—not Dallas, for some reason—where Wendy Williams was playing ringmaster. (Brayden, James’ scene-stealing cohort whose primary role was to gasp in shock at the cast’s antics, was shamefully not invited to participate.) Wendy’s hosted two contentious A-List: New York reunions, so she knows exactly what buttons to push with this crew. And she is having none of their tomfoolery. Right from the jump she advises the group—with a wary eye on James and Phillip—that if they’re gonna fling their drinks to aim them at the camera crew because she is working a brand-new wig. A girl must have her priorities!
Each castmate receives his own personalized clip package summarizing ten episodes of quips, catfights, crying jags and assorted moments of bad and/or embarrassing behavior. Taylor the Terrible, the most polarizing and gossiped-about, is saved for last. He sits through the first 45 minutes with a glacially cool expression on his face and says virtually nothing, even as Wendy cues up a segment devoted specifically to his poisonous love triangle with Cowboy Levi and Chase of the Swooping Hair. This has been one of Taylor’s tactics all season: to set off on a gleeful path of destruction and then snootily take the high road when confronted for his bad behavior.