It’s four days before we ship Joe off to fat camp never to be seen again, and he and Teresa are taking the girls to a bakery to make their own cupcakes. Why? I’m sure Milania could teach Teresa how to make cupcakes at home in their own kitchen. Teresa lies her usual lies in confessional when she tells us that it was Joe’s idea to go make cupcakes with the girls at some bakery who paid for the promotional time. Gia still has a lot of resentment toward Joe. She’s old enough and smart enough to know what her parents did, and she seems to put the blame squarely on her father.
Jac and Ashlee go shopping for baby stuff. Jac is beyond thrilled with the grandbaby. Grandma and mom are posting tons of cute photos on Instagram. Ashlee wants to do a natural birth. Jac is sad that she can’t share all of this with Teresa.
We get another “Siggy has a dysfunctional family” scene. Later she meets up with Dolores to talk about the situation. I have no idea what was said. I was busy trying to understand the wine glasses situation. Two women, 7 straws with the paper still on, in a wine glass. You don’t use straws with a wine glass. The water was also in a red wine glass. Later the family went to a holocaust memorial. I had paused enough to fast forward right through that. I’m trying to avoid as many heavy topics as possible. That’s why I’m watching this stupidity.
Meanwhile, At the Bowling Alley…
Rosie has a new girlfriend named Laura. They all go bowling with Kathy and her husband and Chris and Jac. It’s the counter filming to the Going Away Party they were not invited to. Well, Chris was invited. But Dolores told him not to go and for some reason he is listening. I think he was probably uninvited. He sent him a text instead. Rosie is hurt that she wasn’t invited.
Joe’s Going Away Party must not have been filmed by Bravo. All the footage for that was super grainy and there were no staged scenes. Teresa’s future husband says that he gave her religious medals before she went to prison and she wore them the whole time she was there. So he is giving some to Joe. I don’t think Joe will be allowed to wear them where he is going. He should know that since he is the prison expert.
The day before Joe leaves they spend the day enjoying the purloined house and all of its features while Milania rides her ATV across their spacious property. Apparently assets like ATVs are only seized if you are black. The criminals enjoy a lovely bottle of red while talking about his imminent departure. Teresa says it’s going to be harder for her than it will be for him. Joe says she paid her debt, and now it is time for him to pay his. He says he is going to try to become a better person in prison. Teresa says that Joe can go celebrate all the holidays, like “Ramadondon” in prison. He can go celebrate with the Jewish people. Teresa has no idea what a cake walk her sentence was compared to where Joe is going. Joe seems said and remorseful. Something we never saw from Teresa.
Melissa and Joe stay with the kids until school time while Teresa rides with Joe to prison. We see Milania crying alone in the window. Teresa tells Melissa and Joe that the prison didn’t look that scary.
Bravo films what is supposed to be Teresa and the girls in the bed on the first night without Joe. Everyone is crying. These girls will be forever damaged by this. Milania will probably never recover. Gabriella is already planning her departure. Gia refused to film and is either in her room crying alone or out with friend drinking getting into mischief. All because they really wanted a ginormous house and fancy things. Hope it was worth it, Teresa.