Stephanie Hollman teases 'dramatic' season 4 of 'RHOD': 'The finale surprised me' (Exclusive)

Season 4 of "The Real Housewives of Dallas" just kicked off, and it sounds like things will go in unexpected directions on the Bravo hit this year.

While last season's biggest storyline proved to be the implosion of LeeAnne Locken's friendship with D'Andra Simmons, co-star Stephanie Hollman recently told AOL's Gibson Johns that their relationship won't be the only focus of their show's fourth season.

"People are going to expect everything from D’Andra and LeeAnne, but there’s drama from other people that isn’t going to be so expected," she teased during a recent interview. "It’s not all focused on last season, which is a good thing. We don’t want to just relive the same thing."

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According to Stephanie, there's no better evidence for this season's surprising nature than what happens in the season finale (which, admittedly, is a long way away). 

"This is the first year where, in the finale, I was expecting one thing and then it was so dramatic out of nowhere. I’ve never had that where I didn’t know what I was walking into," she revealed. "The finale surprised me. I thought it was going to be about one thing, but then it was about drama. Something extremely different happened out of nowhere with people I did not expect. The audience will be very interested in that."

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: Stephanie Hollman attends the Vivienne Hu Spring/Summer 2020 Front Row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on September 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Vivienne Hu)
DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Stephanie Hollman attends 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2018 at American Airlines Center on November 27, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 08: Stephanie Hollman attends the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 08, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/2018 Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- "Reunion" -- Pictured: (l-r) Stephanie Hollman, Brandi Redmond, D'Andra Simmons -- (Photo by: Greg Endries/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 20: Reality TV Personality Stephanie Hollman (R) and her Husband Travis Hollman (L) attend the Universal Kids family event celebrating new series "American Ninja Warrior Junior" and "Top Chef Junior" season 2 at The Lot at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 20, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Stephanie Hollman -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Cary Deuber and Stephanie Hollman -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Stephanie Hollman attends the LIKEtoKNOW.it official book launch celebration during NYFW at The Bowery Hotel on September 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for LIKEtoKNOW.it)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Stephanie Hollman attends OK! Magazine 12th Annual New York Fashion Week Celebration at Up & Down on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Season:2 -- Pictured: Stephanie Hollman -- (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Stephanie Hollman attends OK! Magazine Summer Kickoff Party at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Episode 301 -- Pictured: (l-r) LeeAnn Locken, Stephanie Hollman, Kameron Westcott -- (Photo by: Peter Larsen/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Kameron Westcott. D'Andra Callway Simmons, LeeAnn Locken, Andy Cohen, Brandi Redmond, Carey Deuber, Stephanie Hollman -- (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Stephanie Hollman attends OK! Magazine's Fall Fashion Week 2017 Event at Hudson Hotel on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images,)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Brandi Redmond, Stephanie Hollman and Cary Deuber -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Stephanie Hollman -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: TV Personality Stephanie Hollman attends the John Varvatos x MGK Fashion Week Concert at John Varvatos 315 Bowery Boutique on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for John Varvatos)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Season:2 -- Pictured: Stephanie Hollman -- (Photo by: Michael Larsen/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Courtenay Hall and Stephanie Hollman attends the BELLA New York Spring Issue Cover Party Hosted By Kelly Osbourne at Bagatelle on April 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Stephanie Hollman attends Vanderpump Dogs Foundation Gala at Taglyan Cultural Complex on November 3, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Cary Deuber (L) and Stephanie Hollman attend the Leanne Marshall fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at The Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Sq on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Stephanie Hollman attends the OK! Magazine Runway Ready Party at Dream Downtown on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Dowling/WireImage)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Season:1 -- Pictured: Stephanie Hollman -- (Photo by: Michael Larsen/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Pictured: Stephanie Hollman -- (Photo by: Peter Larsen/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Pictured: Stephanie Hollman -- (Photo by: Bill Matlock/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Pictured: (l-r) Stephanie Hollman, Brandi Redmond -- (Photo by: Bill Matlock/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Season:1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Casey Deuber, Brandi Redmond, Stephanie Hollman, LeeAnn Locken, Tiffany Hendra -- (Photo by: Michael Larsen/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: TV personality Stephanie Hollman attends the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: (L-R) Executive Vice President of Current Production, Bravo Media Shari Levine, and TV personalities Brandi Redmond, Stephanie Hollman, Cary Deuber, Tiffany Hendra, and LeeAnne Locken speak onstage during the 'The Real Housewives of Dallas' panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: (L-R) TV personalities Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman and Brandi Redmond attend the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Summer Press Day, April 1, 2016 -- Pictured: Stephanie Hollman of 'The Real Housewives of Dallas' poses for a portrait during the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by: Mike Windle/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Summer Press Day, April 1, 2016 -- Bravo Media's 'The Real Housewives of Dallas' -- Pictured: (l-r) Stephanie Hollman, Cary Deuber, Shari Levine, Executive Vice President Current Production, Bravo Media; Brandi Redmond, Tiffany Hendra, LeeAnne Locken -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: TV personality Stephanie Hollman visits the SiriusXM Studio on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: TV personalities Stephanie Hollman and Brandi Redmond pose for a photo with host Jenny McCarthy (C) during a visit to 'Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy' at the SiriusXM Studio on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Stephanie Hollman, Andy Cohen and Brandi Redmond -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Stephanie Hollman -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - APRIL 30: Stephanie Hollman attends the 2016 iHeartCountry Festival at The Frank Erwin Center on April 30, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 30: Stephanie Hollman arrives to the 2016 iHeartCountry Festival at The Frank Erwin Center on April 30, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - MAY 14: TV personality Stephanie Hollman attends 102.7 KIIS FM's 2016 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 14, 2016 in Carson, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - MAY 14: Travis Hollman (L) and TV personality Stephanie Hollman attend 102.7 KIIS FM's 2016 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 14, 2016 in Carson, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - MAY 14: Stephanie Hollman attends the 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2016 at the StubHub Center on May 14, 2016 in Carson, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
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As for her thoughts on longtime friends LeeAnne and D'Andra's inability to reconcile, Stephanie expressed her disappointment and said that, if this were her friendship to fix, she would rather let bygones be bygones in order to get her friend back.

"I’d rather have peace than resolution, so sometimes I’d rather have peace and my friend back than to be right. For them, they both want something from each other that they’re not willing to give," Stephanie explained. "D’Andra isn’t willing to say what LeeAnne wants her to say, which is, ‘I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have done that. I was spreading a rumor that I didn’t have the facts for.’ LeeAnne wants her to almost make up for it and court her and make a huge effort, but for D’Andra, she wants LeeAnne to let go of the past because it’s always brought up."

When it comes to what could ultimately repair LeeAnne and D'Andra's friendship, the only thing that could seemingly help them do that is for one of them to "be the biggest person." But Stephanie doesn't see that happening.

"It would take one of them to just be the bigger person and say, ‘Let’s move on. I’ll do anything you need,'" she went on. "But they’re also both strong-willed women, and so much time has passed, that it’s gotten to be about more than just that main issue. It’s so much more than that now."

What gives Stephanie such great perspective on LeeAnne and D'Andra's situation is the fact that she went through a major rough patch with BFF Brandi Redmond several seasons ago. The difference, of course, is that Stephanie and Brandi were able to find a resolution for their issues and, now, they've never been better. 

In fact, the fun-loving pair now co-host a podcast, "Weekly Dose of BS," which gives them ample opportunity to address their problems right away -- before things get out of hand.

"Whenever we have a hiccup or things feel a little off, we talk about it right away. The other day I said that something feels off, so when she came over to record a podcast, I was like, 'Let’s talk about how something feels off,'" Stephanie explained. "We’re like a married couple that went through a lot of therapy, and we talk about things right away. The show can make things complicated, so we’re very upfront about our feelings and we’re in a very great place. If I did this without her, I don’t think I would have as much fun."

"The Real Housewives of Dallas" airs on Bravo on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST 

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DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 27: LeeAnne Locken poses for a photo at the Unlikely Heroes 6th Annual Recognizing Heroes Charity Benefit at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas on October 27, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Unlikely Heroes )
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: LeeAnne Locken -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: LeeAnne Locken -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 15: Leeanne Locken arrives at the 3rd Annual Vanderpump Dog Foundation Gala at Taglyan Cultural Complex on November 15, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: LeeAnne Locken attends OK! Magazine 12th Annual New York Fashion Week Celebration at Up & Down on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - JULY 28: (L-R) LeeAnne Locken, Vicki Gunvalson, Heather McDonald, Patti Stanger, Jill Zarin, and Cindy Barshop attend the 6th Annual Jill Zarin Luxury Luncheon at Topping Rose House on July 28, 2018 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Season:2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Brandi Redmond, LeeAnne Locken, Stephanie Hollman, Cary Deuber, Kameron Westcott, D'Andra Simmons -- (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Season:2 -- Pictured: LeeAnne Locken -- (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 03: LeeAnne Locken attends The Trevor Project's 2017 TrevorLIVE LA at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: LeAnne Locken -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: LeAnne Locken -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Season:1 -- Pictured: LeeAnne Locken -- (Photo by: Michael Larsen/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Season:2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kameron Westcott, D'Andra Callway Simmons, Brandi Redmond, Carey Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, LeeAnn Locken -- (Photo by: Michael Larsen/F. Scott Schafer/Bravo)
DALLAS, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 12: Leeanne Locken attends the Unlikely Heroes 4th Annual Recognizing Heroes Charity Benefit at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas on November 12, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Peter Larsen/Getty Images for Unlikely Heroes)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: LeeAnne Locken is seen on May 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Cecily Strong and LeeAnne Locken -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: TV personality LeeAnne Locken visits the SiriusXM Studios on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: TV personalites LeeAnne Locken and Rich Emberlin visit the SiriusXM Studios on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Summer Press Day, April 1, 2016 -- Bravo Media's 'The Real Housewives of Dallas' -- Pictured: (l-r) Stephanie Hollman, Cary Deuber, Shari Levine, Executive Vice President Current Production, Bravo Media; Brandi Redmond, Tiffany Hendra, LeeAnne Locken -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WESTLAKE VILLAGE , CA - APRIL 01: LeeAnne Locken attends the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on April 01, 2016 in Westlake Village, California (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
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