The first few episodes of this season seemed really chopped up. I think the reason for that is that there was so much drama at the end of filming, they decided to cut out a lot of the initial scenes. Italy will probably be three episodes and the Kim D Posche Fashion Show will be at least two. While it is weird having Margaret already enmeshed with Teresa and Melissa in what appears to be a short period of time, if that is the reason for it, I am down with all that. I presume the reason they didn’t do that on RHOOC is because they don’t have much at the end of filming of interest either.
Margaret has a launch part for her cosmetic bags. She is going to have the party at her house. Her house is currently being renovated by her husband the contractor. Since Margaret left her first husband for this one when he was the contractor on their home, he will not allow any other contractors in the house. That’s hysterical. It also means that renovations will take forever.
Joe, Melissa and Teresa are trying to move their dad’s furniture into Teresa’s house. It’s ridiculous. Joe is surprised that Dolores is siding with Siggy over the rest of the group. Everyone films a husband scene to discuss the fallout of the Boca trip.
Melissa is suddenly super close with Margaret “because they are in the same industry.” Margaret doesn’t understand why Siggy blocked her on social media but not anyone else. Margaret invited Siggy to her launch party but she refused to attend. So does Dolores.
I am not sure if I would let my ex of 18 years move back in with me or not. Would you? Dolores did and they are already fighting like an old married couple about how to parent Frankie. Frankie and his parents go out to dinner. It’s clear that Frankie has been spoiled rotten by his mother and Frank wants to whip him into shape. Frankie seems more concerned with his girlfriend rather than college.
Siggy and Teresa meet to talk about the Boca trip over some big glasses of wine. Siggy wants to rehash #cakegate. Also, Teresa stormed out of Siggy’s house the last time they saw each other. Siggy makes it clear she is really the most angry at Siggy. She says she has no soul and she can’t stand the bitch. In Teresa’s talking head she says that Siggy has become unhinged. Siggy says she hates the bitch and wants to yank those pony tails right out of her head. Teresa says she wishes Siggy would come to the party but Siggy is adamant she will not. We saw no apologies on either side about what caused the issues between these two. Based on what I know about filming, Siggy and Delores are out of the loop for the entire season.
Joe takes Melissa to lunch at a pizzeria. There are no customers. Joe tells Melissa that he has bought into the restaurant and will be taking it over and changing the name. Actually, I think Teresa bought the place with her hidden stolen money. In my opinion. Allegedly. At least this way, Melissa has a televised alibi that keeps her hands clean. Melissa is only mildly miffed by the “blindside.” Joe says the restaurant gives his father something to do.
Teresa and her new man the sleazy lawyer go to a publisher to have a fake meeting where she pretends she came up with the title and the cover before writing the book. This whole meeting is obscene.
Siggy and Dolores have a protest pajama party instead of attending Margaret’s product launch. They are both in pigtails. I might be the only one but I enjoyed the comic relief. I know, I know, the comments will be full of vitriol toward Siggy.
Margaret has discovered that her oven doesn’t work. Clearly she has never used it before. How to grown women not know how to cook? She hired caterers who discovered the problem. She had to send the caterers to a neighbor’s house to heat things up.
At the party Teresa is quick to tell Margaret that Siggy says she hates her and called her a fucking bitch. Wow, Teresa, you were just talking about Dolores not being loyal and you have no idea what loyalty is either. Even to your husband the felon. Margaret texts Siggy and tells her she misses her at the party and wishes she was there. she wants to meet up with her the next day. Siggy agrees. Dolores tells Siggy that Margaret is fake as fuck and just wants to “take Siggy’s place.” That may be true but she ended up taking Danielle’s place.
The next day Siggy and Margaret meet up at a diner to chat. Margaret says that she doesn’t understand what she did to make her so angry. Siggy and Margaret get into it right off the bat. Of course they are making a scene in the diner which is full of extras who have signed releases.
Margaret thinks Siggy is a hypocrite because she is a “relationship expert” who sucks at relationships. She also is not very empowering of women according to Margaret. Siggy’s argument, which I also understand is that she brought Margaret into the group. I know that is not a literal thing that happened but when production assigns a new girl to a current cast member, that new girl is being hired to support that person’s side in all the catfights. On RHOOC this season, Lydia and Peggy were brought in to defend Vicki to Tamra and Shannon. They have performed their roles tenaciously. They did their job. Margaret on the other hand is friend jumping and just like Dolores said, coming for Siggy’s spot holding the nonexistent object. Frankly, I’ve always thought they should hold a tomato. Jersey is famous for their varietal of tomatoes. There is a weird argument about who is more like Joan Rivers and who knew Joan Rivers better. Both of them accuse the other of being crazy. Siggy randomly drops that she gets hormone pellets shoved up her ass. Margaret says that everyone knows that Dolores is so far up her ass she will never contradict her and everyone knows. Siggy cries. They talk about how they do not really know each other. Margaret apologizes for making her cry. Margaret wants peace moving forward in filming. Margaret says she hopes that there will cry less in future scenes.
Next week: Delores goes off on Danielle (who was cut out of most of tonight’s scenes) Melissa and Teresa argue when she finds out that Teresa is also a partner in the Pizzeria.