'American Chopper': Junior Walks Into the Lions' Den to Confront His Dad [Exclusive Video]
Reality TV's fiercest family feud may finally be coming to an end: Bickering father-and-son motorcycle builders Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. (aka Senior and Junior) will meet face-to-face on tonight's season finale of Discovery's "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior." And we've got an exclusive first look at the reunion right here. Check it out:
In the clip, Paul Junior drives over to his old stomping grounds, Orange County Choppers, to sit down with his dad for a long-overdue talk. And Junior has mixed feelings about it, admitting to "a little anxiety" and a feeling that he's "walking into the lions' den," but concluding that "as a man, this is what you do -- the hard stuff." And Senior seems open to a reconciliation as well, saying that the meeting "can't go [any] worse than the last time" (referring to an off-camera meeting that went sour) and giving Junior credit for being the first to reach out.
Of course, it's understandable if these two feel a bit of trepidation, considering the accusations and lawsuits that have flown back and forth between them over the last few years. (After years of fighting, Senior fired Junior back in 2008, which led to Junior opening up a rival bike shop, Paul Jr. Designs; they've rarely spoken since.) And that's not even the only family drama on tap for tonight: Paul Junior's brother Mikey, who helped Junior open PJD, is ready to say goodbye and leave the show for good.
Now that you've seen the buildup, be sure to tune in tonight to see if the Teutul boys can finally bury the hatchet once and for all and get back to work. After all, these bikes aren't gonna build themselves.
The season finale of "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior" airs Monday, 5/21 at 9 PM on Discovery.