With little to no explanation, Amber arrives at Melissa’s house with chicken soup of assorted food. Lots of hugs. Melissa’s aunt has died and Joe is very busy with work so she is struggling. Amber was very sweet. She did have to point out that she had cancer just like Melissa’s mom. How long will this détente last?
Nicole and her mom talk about how they are going out to Vino’s restaurant with the family for Valentines Day. Nicole points out she has been with Bobby for a year. Nicole’s mother points out that he can go long stretches without seeing her. She fears that Bobby may be a confirmed bachelor. Nicole is ready to get married. it seems Bobby is not.
Next we are to believe that Joe took all the girls out for a date night while Teresa stays home and signs books. Melissia came over and they opened some Fabelini made a fire and watched The Godfather. Teresa explains that it is her favorite movie and holds a lot of life lessons. I assume the main one would be that as long as you don’t get killed, crime pays very well. Melissa and Teresa seem to have truly made up this time. Maybe.
Dina goes to see Vicki Zeigler from that Bravo show Untying the Knot for divorce advice. Because, cross-promotion. Dina really doesn’t want to divorce Tommy. That’s the bottom line.
The twins get together make some sexy “selfies” of Nicole to send to Bobby. Why am I the only one on the planet that knows what selfies are? If someone else is taking a picture it’s not a selfie! TeRESSA also tries to explain to Nicole that she is getting ahead of herself with her relationship with Bobby.
Joe and Teresa are taking care of their business calendar on Valentines Day. Making sure they have all of Teresa’s appearances on the calendar. Teresa says they have a lot of legal bills and every appearance counts. Teresa said her businesses are suffering now that she is a felon. Joe says she is the “brand” and he is the “brawn.” Teresa doesn’t know what “brawn” is.
Dina hates Valentine’s Day because her first high school boyfriend dumped her on that day and Tommy proposed on Valentine’s Day.
Joe and Melissa go on a Valentine’s date. They discuss that Joe just bought more buildings. Joe is working too much for Melissa’s taste. Melissa made a book of sexy pictures for Joe’s Valentine’s present and had the waiter bring it to him as the dessert menu. That’s actually an awesome idea.
At the twins family Valentines dinner, TeRESSA talks about her divorce from Rino and how he screwed a lot of strippers before they remarried. Bobby gets pressure from everyone at the table to hurry up and marry Nicole. The strippers that Rino screwed between marriages have been sprinkle throughout this episode. We are building to a crescendo where Victoria Gotti drops a bombshell on Tre regarding the subject.
Teresa goes to a Fabellini bottle signing. She says she worries now that no one will show up. When people do show up it makes her feel humble. That makes two words this episode we have learned that Teresa doesn’t know. Amber shows up to Teresa’s bottle signing, followed shortly by Victoria Gotti. Theresa says that she and Victoria are “kender spirits.” Victoria invites Amber to Teresa over to her house after the signing is over.
It’s the season of the puppies. Joe Gorga bought a puppy for the family to cheer everyone up since Melissa’s aunt died.
Tre and Amber head to Victoria’s house, where Amber fears to tread because her husband is a attorney…wait what? I thought he was a mortgage broker, or a bank owner or a special consultant to prosecutors everywhere, but she goes anyway. Victoria’s script calls for her to release some gossip on the twins. Victoria said she met Rino years ago when she went to one of his restaurants and he was enamored with her. He sat down with her party and started telling jokes. About two weeks later, Victoria had a heart problem and had to have surgery. When she woke up Rino was there with food from the restaurant and a diamond Rolex watch. Victoria says she was taken aback. She would not accept it. She was not interested in him in that way but they remained very good friends. After that, one night they were out with a group in his restaurant and he started talking about his divorce. He said he did something she will never forgive me for. So we all are thinking it is going to be Nicole, but no, it was her MOTHER, Santa. Okay we will be talking about this for the rest of the season. Amber left (I thought she was car sick from being a passenger in the car, but now she can drive herself home? Teresa says that lots of people are no longer interested in her dessert line. She shared a sweet text from Gia.
Next week: The Plea deal happens.