Okay last season there were less than a dozen people who cared about this show. But I kind of like it because all of these women are in the news for mobster crimes when the show is on hiatus and their mob ties are real. So I’m going to give it the good ole college try again this season.
Renee’s father and rat of an ex-husband are still in jail. Mob Candy has gone from just a shoe line to a complete fashion line. Because apparently anyone at all can just start a fashion line. AJ’s job in Miami did not work out so he is back home with Renee which is exactly where she wants him. Renee sells both fuck me pumps and fuck you pumps, literally.
Big Ang opened a bar in Miami called the Miami Monkey but she is back in Staten Island. Last I heard her daughter was running the bar down there. She has Drunken Monkey in Staten Island. Drita is back and sassy as ever. Everyone is going to a 1920s themed party to meet the “new blood.” The party is in Philadelphia. Our first new mob wife is Alicia DiMichele Garofalo whose husband Eddie “Tall Guy” Garofalo is in federal custody for a bunch of things from racketeering to murder conspiracy. He is alleged to be part of the Columbo crime family. Eddie is very close friends with Renee and Big Ang. You may need to pause reading to start a friends chart because you will be needing one later. Karen Gravano (who is not expected to appear this season) is an arch enemy of Alicia and their family do not like each other. Ramona Rizzo and Carla Facciolo are also not expected to return this season. There was a big financial dispute with the cast from last season which is why we will have “new blood” this season.
Drita has never met Alicia so we can expect these two to end up at each other’s throats after the producers work their behind the scenes magic. Alicia’s husband is “away” at the same place as Renee’s husband. Alicia pled guilty to embezzling charges and made The New York Post headlines under the nickname, “Wise Gal.” Alicia is also awaiting sentencing. But until then she is going to love, love, love or something. Alicia and Teresa would make for great cellmates! Big Ang says the Feds are sinking to a new low and now they are going after wives! Years ago that was unheard of! Ang rants. Alicia is concerned about her kids having both parents in prison. There seems to be a lot of that going around.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Mob Wives is constantly reminding me of the mob wives names. Big Ang wants to have a baby because her husband Neil, who is 40 wants a son. I think she is looking to go the surrogacy route. Renee and Drita think she is insane.
Renee is looking for the face of her brand for her launch party for her Mob Candy line. Basically, she wants a mini her. Alicia says she knows someone in Philly. Her name is Natalie. I would not take on that responsibility right now, new blood. Tread carefully.
Drita’s daughter is being bullied in school and she has to tell Lee. Lee wants her to beat the shit out of the kid or he will take care of it himself. Drita is worried Lee will violate his parole if he has to deal with it.
Alicia says her husband was leading a double life. She had no idea about his illegal activities. Ang asks Alicia how Eddie is doing and she says he has been down since it is the anniversary of Eddies father’s death. Eddie’s father was killed in a mob incident by “Sammy the Bull” Gravano, Karen’s father. Alicia says she knows that they (Drita and Big Ang) are close with Karen, but her father was responsible for 19 murders.
It’s time for Renee’s photo shoot. It appears that Natalie Guercio, Alicia’s friend from Philly will be the other new blood as well as the face of Mob Candy. She allegedly has some family ties to the mob in Philly and they run a funeral home. Renee wanted Big Ang and Drita to meet Natalie so they meet for lunch. It seems like Renee got too busy preparing for her launch so she backed out of the lunch. Natalie begins by ordering two drinks at a time and she had already been waiting awhile. The girl is hammered. FINALLY, the food comes and girl takes her fork and helps herself to Big Ang’s food. Oh.yes.she.did.
Time for the launch party and I kind of like Renee’s green leopard print Mob Candy dress. What? I look good in that army green color! At the launch Alicia sees Renee’s designer, Carla. Carla used to date Alicia’s husband Eddie. Alicia is not amused. The fashion show is… unusual… but interesting in a good way. Natalie manages to fall off the runway at the very end. Ooopsy.
Check out this post about Renee’s Mob Candy name. It appears that she got the idea from a magazine she did a cover shoot for a few weeks before. She claims she just thought it up. Click and read this and tell me what you think.
After the show, Drita and Big Ang tell Alicia about the weird behavior from Natalie at their lunch. Natalie overhears. Next week it looks like Eddie turns and is a rat, probably to try and keep Alicia out of prison. Alicia blames Renee for the story making it into the tabloids. Renee threatens to bury Alicia in the desert. Meanwhile, Natalie comes for Drita when Drita did not send for her and Drita is setting up bail in advance of her retaliation. Looks goooood!