Ariana and a Vanderpump Rules producer discuss her intense finale battle with Tom Sandoval.

The Vanderpump Rules Season 10 finale was not short on shocking moments, but one of the most memorable ones occurred when 

Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix finally had a one-on-one conversation and discussed his affair with Raquel Leviss. 

Even though the conversation would have been intense regardless, as Vanderpump Rules executive producer Alex Baskin explained to Variety,

there's a reason why things went awry: Ariana and Tom were "cohabiting the same space, but not really talking to each other,

" so that scene "was one of the first times that they had spoken to each other since she found out about the relationship with Raquel."

Ariana unloaded on Tom naturally. "I've known you for nine years, ever since you and [Tom] Schwartz were roommates and we became friends.

When you were literally driving a 1997 Honda Civic while donning combat boots and skinny pants and had nothing to your name. 

In the epilogue, she said, "I loved you then, when you had nothing. You have a small amount of money.