I was multitasking when I watched last night and while I enjoyed the episode, I wasn’t paying much attention. I remember things like “Juicy Joe” lifting barbells with no shirt on (ew) and Teresa coming in to ask him what they should tell the children about all the tabloids they see about him screwing around on her and possibly doing time for his brilliant criminal act of using fake IDs to acquire a driver’s license since his was suspended. I remember Joe responding with “this is the life you signed up for,” which was meaningful in many ways, none of which Teresa understood. I remember that Teresa referred to her kids seeing these things in magazines as “family memories.” Indeed they are, Teresa, indeed they are. So is the car ride to “down the shore” where you decide to grill Joe about his infidelities with your foul-mouthed kids in the back seat. Misty water colored memories that will be told and retold in a therapists office for years.
The doctor is Dov Rand. Dr. Rand was arrested last December so I don’t think he is handling Caroline’s follow up. Dr. Rand it seems was taking kickbacks for referring his patients to an MRI center. It seemed that every time he sent someone over for an MRI, someone would come to his office and give him a little white envelope full of cash. That is illegal. So he got arrested. So did twelve other doctors and a nurse practitioner. Dr. Rand reportedly told the MRI center that he would have lots more patients once the episode of RHONJ aired where he gives guidance to Caroline. Is it possible he sent Caroline for an MRI? Is this the same doctor that Jacqueline was pimping out on twitter? I dunno. I wonder if his office is flooded with calls from menopausal women today. He hasn’t had his trial yet, and the website for his practice is still active. So if he seems like your kind of doctor, and you are in New Jersey, you can probably still get an appointment.
Leave me your thoughts in comments. And if you heard what Caroline said to the doctor about her symptoms, I’m dying to know.