As Kennedy pretended to curtail his drinking, he downed shot after shot with Kent and his best friend Logan Noh. It went downhill from there.
Kennedy then explained to his friends that his new girlfriend Raquel was moving in and they joked about "eating all of her pasta," from a party days earlier, which rubbed him the wrong way.
"Oh, yeah, you think you can be mean? You want to bully a little girl with her pasta? Poor Raquel?" he ripped into Kent. "A more beautiful woman than you will ever be? Don't f**k with my b*tch, because I will f**k with your fat f**k man."
Kent was horrified, but Kennedy continued.
"He's gonna get bored of you, and he's gonna be on to the next young, pretty blonde. You want the truth?" he said about her newly divorced boyfriend, Hollywood producer Randall Emmett.
Kent initially tried to diffuse the situation, saying: "James, I literally said that Raquel said, 'Do you want some of my pasta?'" but he wouldn't let her finish.
"We're not talking about the damn pasta, get over it. You've always been a b*tch to her, to Raquel. Honey, honey, you f**k a fat man because he pays for your rent."
After that, Kent had enough.
"You know what? You can't say whatever the f**k you want. Learn your f**king place, mother**ker, or else you're gonna learn real goddamn quick when you look next to you and I'm not there anymore."
Kent then stormed off yelling: "You're gonna be real f**king upset. So, know how the f**k to talk to somebody when they're your friend. I'm out."
She explained her friend's massive personality change, saying: "When James drinks he becomes this werewolf. This happens to James after 2 drinks."
Kennedy's lifestyle continued to be a major storyline in the episode, when his actions with Noh got questioned.
"Watching James and Logan interact for like two seconds, I don't know what's going on," Jax Taylor said about the pair. "I don't know, it's weird. I just don't know who's the top and who's the bottom."
His girlfriend Raquel seemed uncomfortable about his close relationship with his best friend too. Kennedy said to Noh: "Do I think you're in love with me? Absolutely," and the friend teased back: ""Oh, you're in love with me also."
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Kennedy admitted "As a best friend, yeah," and Noh told his girlfriend: "Me and James just have a very deep relationship, so for me it's like, I just always look out for him, you know?"
That didn't fly with Raquel Leviss.
"Yeah, but there's something going on," she said, glaring at her boyfriend.
Later on, Taylor and Brittany Cartwright's infidelity scandal continued, with the cheater's sweet actions winning over his religious girlfriend. "I'm seeing him putting in an effort. And that's all I wanted" she told viewers.
Stassi Schroeder tried to talk her out of staying with him, saying: "He's going to beg, cry, say he's going to get help and hurt you all over again. Jax knows exactly what he's doing. He's doing the bare minimum to keep Brittany around and she's falling for it. Never in Jax' 38 years of living has Jax ever broken up with a girl."
Kristen Doute even tried to bring in reinforcement, flying Cartwright's mother in from Kentucky to talk some sense into her.
"I absolutely refuse to let Jax bring her down," she said. "I want Jax and Brittany to break up so badly. If Brittany's own mother can't talk her into breaking up with Jax, no one can."
"I feel him wanting to pull away from me. I'm so worried Rob is going to say we're done," she confessed.
Katie Maloney had no sympathy for her after getting called out for spreading the rumor that Valletta cheated on Marie.
"The b*tch cannot comprehend anything that is beyond an Instagram story or a snapchat selfie," she quipped.
During the 2017 Gay Pride Parade, SUR was the center of the party, and Marie's relationship drama played out.
"If I lose him because of what these b*tches say," she whined. "He's trying really hard to act like this isn't bothering him," she said about the girls spreading rumors about him cheating.
"We haven't had sex in a week. I just feel like it's been an off week."
But Valletta showed up at the Pride party and they kissed and made up – for now.
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