And just like that, RHONJ comes to an abrupt stop after only 12 episodes. This of course means that everyone gets about half the check for a normal season. What remains to be seen is whether or not Teresa and Joe will film a few more post sentencing episodes to scrap together a few more bucks. I suppose time will tell.
We start the show at the courthouse. I really think that is cool looking court house. Love the blind justice statue. Paul Fishman announces that Joe Giudice received 41 months and Teresa got 15.
Then we flash back to six months earlier. Teresa and Melissa are hanging out at her house with all the kids. The kids are bouncing off the walls. Teresa is stressed.
Meanwhile, Dina and the twins are at “Abbey’s House” where the Project Ladybug event will be taking place. It’s ginormous. Is that an actual residence or an event hall? There are giant dogs there that make it seem like maybe Abbey lives there. Oh, it is her home and Dina is worried about the hoodlums coming. Victoria is NOT invited. Teressa is still expecting an apology from Teresa. She makes snide comments about the Giudice family falling apart.
Melissa and Joe break ground on the house they are not really building. For some reason this involves digging a very deep hole.
At the setup for the Project Ladybug event, Teresa looks bad even under ten layers of makeup. The stress is totally taking its toll.
Teressa is arriving with an attitude toward Teresa. Fireworks are definitely on the menu. During the fashion show Amber pulls Rino aside to try to apologize. Rino says that Jim has major issues with women. Rino just wants to move on. Rino was very kind. Teressa could take a lesson from her husband. Teressa goes up to Teresa and Teresa tries to explain that she was not involved in the rumor. The twins ask Teresa is she is really that stupid. They keep poking Teresa calling her stupid. The girls hug it out eventually.
There was very little of the event shown. It seems that this is the season wrap up. Teresa was feeling sick in the bathroom. Everyone did a little talking head about nothing in particular. I forgot about Tre’s fear of dogs. And there were 2 or 3 Great Danes in the house. Tre hid in the closet.
Back to sentencing day. Kathy, Richie, and Rosie are watching the sentencing on TV. They are really upset. Jac heads over to the Wakile’s to wait for Tre’s verdict. There were several hours between Joe and Tre’s sentence. The folks at the Wakile house seem genuinely upset. Rich is actually crying.
Bravo has once again fucked up my Sunday night DVR plans which are quite complex by tacking on a stupid WWHL episode with the twins on to the show. God my heart was breaking for the Wakiles. Why were Melissa and Joe not filmed on sentencing day.?