As Part 1 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion showed us, things have taken a major turn since the explosive Season 2 finale. Stassi quit her job and moved to New York to be with her boyfriend; Tom and Kristen finally put an end to their toxic relationship; and of course, Katie dyed her back to a more natural shade of brown. (Thank God especially for that last one.)

But if you thought the drama was about to get under control, you better think again. When Lisa Vanderpump and her staff come together again next Monday night (February 17), Tom finally addresses what he was thinking when he punched Jax in the face.

“I never planned on doing that,” Tom explains. “But after talking to him, something just clicked in me. [...] I felt like if he can’t hurt emotionally, maybe I can hurt him physically. [...] But even hitting him, I couldn’t even do what I wanted to do. I hit him in his forehead, the hardest part of his body. I could have easily hit him in his mouth or his nose. Your life must have flashed before your eyes when you fell between the table and the couch. When you were pinned like that, I could have stomped on your face, knocked your teeth out, and really, really hurt you.”

Despite his desire to make Jax feel physically what he’s felt emotionally, Tom can’t overlook the fact that they used to be best friends. “Even as pissed off as I was, I still have a conscience. I never would have done it if Jax had been like, ‘Look man, I’m really sorry. I regret every moment. I feel horrible about it. I probably would have f—king hugged him.”

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