It’s time to check back in with the Manzos. I’m going to zip through the last two episodes I have missed in a quick post. On the first episode, we see Albert! Caroline is bitching about doing the boys laundry and Albert points out she doesn’t need to be doing it. This reminds me of when I would be at college, or even beyond those years out working and I would drive home with a trunk full of laundry. I was bringing it because I didn’t have a washer and dryer (Fun fact: I still don’t have a washer and dryer) and I could get it all knocked out in the luxury of home without sitting in a laundromat all day. Mother would moan and groan at the site of it, and then I was forbidden from doing my own laundry. It was a scene that would play out over and over. I’d try to do my laundry but she would have none of it. All the while complaining about doing my laundry at my age. I think it’s just what moms do.
Anyway, those unemployed shiftless Manzo boys are opening up their second restaurant in this episode. Their newest location is at a race track. If these two would stop running restaurants and making bank on TV shows, they would have time to get a damn job like the rest of us. But alas, they are too busy meeting with contractors to build the new site. They are unhappy that the new site at the track is so small. Allegedly. It’s supposed to be small it’s a racetrack stand, people. And a beer truck.
Vito and Lauren have a cookout and Albie brings a new girlfriend, Brittany. She’s a ring card girl. She went to ring card girl school. When Caroline walks out Brittany says, “Hi Mama Manzo.” And now all that is left is to watch this girl be killed and devoured. Caroline goes back inside and Brittany says she thinks Caroline liked her. Caroline did not like her. All the men, oddly seem to like her.
The boys go to get the beer truck and it has clearly been muddied up for the show. #eyeroll Oh look at the track the beer truck is shiny and new. Go figure. Brittany shows up in some daisy dukes. Lauren throws some shade, because that is what siblings do. Later, Caroline talks to Albie about his girlfriend. Albie kindly points out that his dating life is none of her business.
Lauren tells Albie he needs to get started thinking about kids so the cousins will be the same age. While the premise is nice, it’s not exactly a reason for people to have children, Lauren. Especially Albie, who is dating a bimbo. It’s probably not the right time to be encouraging parenthood when clearly he is still on the bimbo circuit.
Lauren and Albie get in a big fight over Brittany. Lauren is clearly in the wrong here as Albie is a grown man who can date whoever he wants.
Oh I just realized I am not two episodes behind. The second recording is a “first look” that shows Caroline getting debriefed by Albie and Lauren crying to Vito without telling him all the mean shit she said to Albie. Caroline is concerned that the fracture between family members will continue for another generation. Oh please Caroline. Siblings fight. Parents need to stay out of it.
The good news is that we barely saw Jac this week. The bad news is that this show is full of bickering and they are missing the fun light-hearted stuff we are watching for.