The CBS daytime talk show returned for its first episode in a month, its first since Osbourne's exit after a heated discussion about race, with Underwood revealing she experienced PTSD and feared being seen as "the angry Black woman" following the March 10 heated discussion over Osbourne's defense of Piers Morgan's anti-Meghan Markle comments. “I feel like I’ve been in, like, PTSD because it was a trauma, and I feel like I want to get past this because I really wanted to get back to work with my friends and my colleagues and the crew … but I also wanted to get back to the audience," she said, according to Page Six. Underwood added: “I didn’t want to escalate things with Sharon because I thought I was having a conversation with a friend, but also I knew I had to be an example for others to follow because I didn’t want to perceived as the angry black woman, and that really scared me. I didn’t want to be that and I wanted to remain calm and remain focused, and it’s difficult to go back to that day because I just feel the trauma. I feel fearful, apprehensive.” Underwood opened Monday's episode from backstage, where she promised to "get to the healing." “It’s Monday, April 12, and it’s time for an episode of The Talk that will be unlike any other we’ve had before.” Underwood said. “As you may know, during our break, Sharon decided to leave The Talk. We need to process the events of that day and what happened since, so we can get to the healing. Over the next hour, we will honestly discuss what occurred and explore some of our feelings. And we’ll also show you how anyone can become more comfortable discussing important issues and having difficult conversations. By the end of the hour, we want everyone to feel empowered and ready to move forward. So, let’s start talking."