By Shaunna Murphy
Updated October 13, 2011 at 11:20 PM EDT
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Did anybody else see the super-special Thanksgiving-tacular episode of Bethenny Ever After last year? Let’s briefly recap. Last Thanksgiving, Bethenny Frankel, the svelte and shrill mistress of margarita, had an intense turkey related meltdown. She moaned and groaned and stomped her tiny little feet, ultimately deciding to stab her assistant in the jugular with a state of the art stainless steel turkey baster. Okay, so that last part may have been slightly fabricated. But the point here is that Bethenny Frankel is a Type A lady with a harsh tongue and an anxious temperament, so if she was really “lost at sea” you’ll probably be able to tell by the intensity of her tantrum when the episode airs. At least that’s what Bravo is counting on.

Last month, Frankel was filming in New England with her husband, Jason Hoppy, when their boat’s GPS reportedly malfunctioned. Frankel said she was stranded in the treacherous Atlantic waters until the Coast Guard finally showed up 20 hours later. Tim Russell, the man who rescued them, told the Jewish Journal that the whole thing was a big fat SkinnyGirl lie staged for TV. But a rep for Bravo told EW that the drama was as real as a housewife:

“It is accurate that Bethenny, Jason and their therapist were stranded at sea when the navigation on their boat broke during a taping for the new season of Bethenny Ever After. The Coast Guard referred a private tow vessel who eventually led their boat out. When people see the episode, they will certainly see for themselves that this was very real.”

Well PopWatchers, it looks like you’ll have to tune in to Bethenny Ever After to determine if this whole mess was genuine. Does anybody else wish that this whole thing played out closer to the recently discovered lair of the Kraken? Drama by Bravo!

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