I suppose it is time to get caught up on all of last night’s Bravo recaps. I’ll start with the RHONJ recap. I have no idea why they decided to post three new episodes last night. That’s a lot! This episode is going to be about a sad Easter, so I may not have a lot to say. The episode starts with everyone finding out that Joe Giudice’s deportation appeal has been denied. Of course we all knew that. And Joe is currently shopping at Fendi in Italy.
Jennifer’s brother comes over to give Olivia a piano lesson. Gabby continues to be bullied at school. We learn that her brother is gay. He refused to work in the family music business and instead found his tribe in musical theater. Gabby finds out on national TV that her uncle is gay.
Why is Danielle Staub on my TV? Teresa goes for drinks to catch up. Teresa doesn’t want to tell Audriana about Joe’s inevitable deportation. For some reason product seems to think we care about Danielle and Marty. Danielle tells Teresa they are getting along. Margaret and Joe have Marty over for dinner to give his side. Danielle says that “Oliver” is going to cosign with her to buy Marty’s house. Marty refuses to confirm or deny if he is sleeping with Danielle.
Jackie takes her kids to visit her father. Everything in his fridge is expired. This reminds me I need to go through my pantry again. But there are fifty billion other more pressing things to do in this shack. Then we get to see her dad fat shaming her by playing old videos. Why does production think that exploiting someone’s eating disorder in front of their children on national TV is okay? It’s vile. Jackie nearly died from her eating disorder. He seems to think it was “worth it.” He’s an asshole.
Easter Without Joe Giudice
I really don’t think Gia gets how bad ICE detention centers are. If she did, she wouldn’t still be trying to keep her father there. He called her five times the day before. He has served his time, let him take his deportation and get to Italy where he can be free! Teresa says that Joe blames her for not getting him his green card. Joe Gorga tries to explain to Gia that he is rotting in a hell hole with no hope of staying in the country. She doesn’t want to accept that reality. It’s hard for her to accept.
To make things worse, Teresa’s dad is in poor health. And he is drinking hot sauce straight from the bottle. Melissa and her brood show up with sprinkle cookies. Teresa hates sprinkle cookies. But the kids love them, and this year she didn’t throw them in the garage.
Sprinkle Cookies & A Sad Call From Joe
Teresa doesn’t seem to know how to prayer. She did may lollipop lamb chops for dinner which sounds delicious. Audriana says her dad makes them better. That ham also looks delicious. Joe calls and apparently Nono made the lamb chops not Teresa. She tells Joe his are better. Nono seems displeased, but he is barely breathing and should probably be on the way to the ER. I have gotten many tips about Nono over the past year about his hospitalizations. They are always ominous and scary. Anyway Nono jokingly calls Audriana a liar and everyone laughs.
There were lots of humorous moments on the call with Joe. It was very sweet. But Joe Gorga is the first to break down crying. This sets everyone else off crying as well. Audriana really loses it after she hangs up. Gia takes her off camera. Audriana wants to see her dad before he leaves for Italy. As much as Teresa has tried to keep her from knowing about the deportation, she knows.
Joe really has been stepping up for his sister and the kids. He’s doing way more for his dad as well. It’s great to see this family come together. Audriana hears Teresa and Joe debating whether or not Audriana should go to ICE and talk to her father “behind the glass.” Audrina asks her mom if she will tell her if her dad gets deported. Nono has to go lie down and take some oxygen.
Joe talks about the sprinkle cookies and how they don’t sweat the small stuff anymore. Then he force feeds Teresa a sprinkle cookie.
Easter With The Ex & The Next
Dolores has cut the apron strings for good and no longer cooks on holidays. She has it catered. Meanwhile Frank has decided to get the whole family in on pestering David to marry Dolores. He’s running late so everyone is pissed off. This is what dating a doctor is like. Also, Easter eggs should be hidden not just tossed around the yard. Sigh.
Next week: Once again Gia has to be the adult in the room when Joe and Teresa argue and he says he never wanted to marry her in the first place. Melissa and Joe consider having another baby. Margaret dumps a drink on the prostitution whore. She responds by yanking Margaret’s hair. Gee, I can’t wait for more brawling.