It seems like Jac Laurita has finally stopped trying to write the next great American novel every week in her Bravo blogs. She is also the only one that has one up yet. I hesitate to even post about it since the RHONJ recap comments have already gone to pot to be yet another fucking autism debate. I fear the hoards of rabid autism … I don’t even know what to call them… Internet experts maybe?…are going to take over every RHONJ post for the rest of the season. I will continue to ignore that topic, but it doesn’t seem to do any good. Especially this week where we FINALLY got a decent episode of the show. I should not be shocked now that the fun shows get very few comments, while the comments on shit shows like RHONY are still going strong a week later. This is why we can’t have nice things.
I’m going to only address Jac’s comments on the dynamics between Melissa and Teresa because that’s all I found interesting in her blog this week.
There’s something I’ve been noticing since the show has been airing that I didn’t see before: It’s the look on Melissa’s face every time Teresa or I say that we are communicating and/or doing well together or when we are saying nice things about each other. It’s been consistent. I think she was bothered by it. It may be where her animosity was coming from. She may have felt threatened or jealous of my friendship with Teresa. She shouldn’t be.
Did I miss this? I am always typing and more listening to the show than actually having my eyes on the screen at all times. I don’t find this theory far-fetched, but I haven’t seen the signs yet. Did I miss it or could this be foreshadowing?
Teresa’s relationship with me is completely different than Teresa’s relationship with Melissa. They are family. They should always be close for the sake of their family, their parents and their kids. That goes without saying, and I respect that. My relationship with Teresa takes effort, because we are not family. We are friends that have a long history of closeness then had a falling out. Teresa and Melissa never had that closeness. They are finally just opening the doors to getting to know each other now. One relationship should not interfere with the other.
I know we hate Jac. I get it. But she really seems like a little island of sanity sometimes this season. I mean if you ignore the autism storyline, and the bankruptcy that is barely touched upon, Jac has moments of sanity. She also talked about the car ride with Siggy this week and all the fun and games they had in the car. Who is this fun person that looks like Jac?
It was never my intention to take Teresa away from Melissa. It’s just a different relationship. I’m hoping that it was never Melissa’s intention to come in between Teresa and me either. I was just focused on getting my friendship back on track with Teresa, not realizing that Melissa was starting to feel a little threatened by my closeness with her. The truth is, I would have loved for us all to be close. That is the way it should’ve/could’ve been. Can’t we all get along?
In a word, “noe.” No you can’t just all get along. That is part of the Real Housewives handbook. The reason is that the majority of the audience wants to hate you. As many of you as possible. No matter what happens, not matter who is friends with whom, the audience is looking for every little thing to judge negatively. I hope that Jac continues to play the rational one, because that would further exacerbate Teresa’s crazy. But that is unlikely.
It’s only a matter of time before the old, insane Jac appears and she teams up with Rosie and Kathy against Teresa and Melissa. Then we may have a hard time picking teams.