Before we get into tonight’s RHONJ recap where Teresa takes the girls to see Joe in the ICE facility, we need to talk about present day Joe Giudice. Joe is on a “fishing trip with four other guys. They began their trip in Mexico. I assumed he was in Mexico so the girls could come see him, but that does not appear to have happened. Instead, he was partying with random women at a fancy hotel pool. Now the guys have continued on to Cuba for more fishing. Clearly Joe is living his best life. He posts often about his love for his girls and usually includes Teresa in those posts.
Last week on RHONJ, we left off in the middle of a fight between Jennifer and Jackie and Melissa. Jennifer had no defense other than to start throwing plates and cutlery at Melissa. Teresa and Dolores leave with Jennifer. They are both pissed because Melissa said Jackie was winning because Jackie doesn’t waster her money. The food comes and Margaret, Jackie and Melissa eat lunch. But they still have to bring up Jackie’s food issues. I am so annoyed by them bringing this up all the time. Jackie cries about checking herself into to get help for her eating disorder. Marge finally gets that she needs to shut up about Jackie’s eating issues.
Jennifer Heads Back To Her Gaudy Paramus House
Back at that house, Dolores tries to make Jennifer understand that Jackie has different values than they do. Jennifer wants to go home. Teresa and Dolores say they will leave with her if she makes that choice. That suits me just fine. Can they leave the entire show as well?
When the other three get back to the house, the fireworks begin. Melissa is pissed with Teresa for leaving with the person who through a plate and silverware at her at lunch. Teresa is always on the wrong side of the argument. Jackie says she is not meant to be friends with the likes of Jennifer. Jennifer says she is going home. YAY! Jennifer tries to stir the pot with Melissa and Teresa. Jennifer leaves, and takes Delores with her. Teresa is not giving up the beach, or the screen time.
Disco Naps For Everyone!
Delores says she is leaving with Jennifer. Teresa finally decides to stay with Melissa and the rest. Melissa and the rest of the girls go to take a disco nap. Then head out for the night.
Meanwhile, back in Jersey, the two Joes go out for drinks. I think Joe Gorga must have something in his contract about having scenes when Melissa is out of town. Frank joins the guys night out.
In the Hamptons, the ladies all order lobster and crab cakes. I was excited for my spaghetti sauce after the recap, but now it seems mediocre. Teresa brings up dating the pool guy. She says they have never had sex. They met in high school. He sent Teresa a shirtless bathroom selfie. Teresa thinks that is a just friends picture. The conversation turns to Joe Giudice and how the girls idolize him while she is the one holding everything down. Dinner is uncharacteristically calm and enjoyable.
Who’s Your Mama?
And just like that we are back in New Jersey. Dolores’s dog’s name is dog? Melissa and Joe work out and she tells Joe she feels sure that Teresa is moving on from Joe Giudice. Margaret wants to have a serious talk with her mother. She gives Marge Sr. her presents from The Hamptons. She tells her mom that this is the last time she moving. Marge Sr. agrees. Margaret feels like she is the mom in their relationship. They both get emotional. Why is Marge Sr. still working at 73? Marge Sr. says she will try to be more like a mother. It’s kind of late for that, no?
Jackie and her brother take her kids bowling. Jennifer would freak out. Apparently her brother has a learning disability. I would have had no idea if she had not said anything. I guess the more he speaks the more observable it is. W
I am so caught up I had time to start the pasta water during the commercial break. Teresa and Joe Gorga go out for dinner. Joe sure gets a lot of screen time. I ain’t mad about it. Just an observation. Teresa has clearance to take the girls to go see Joe Giudice. It seems he can only have three visitors. So it looks like it will be Teresa, Gia and Milania. That’s not cool. I think Gabriella needs to see him. Why does Teresa even have to go in?
Ice, Ice, Baby
Joe wants Gia to tell her dad it’s okay for him to go to Italy. There is no time for us to get to this visit. Teresa and the girls are on the way there. The leave at 6 am and have to be there before 9:45. An hour and a half into the three and a half hour trip Teresa talks to Dolores on the phone about the process of getting in. Teresa realizes she has forgotten her wallet with her drivers license in it. And she forgot the girls birth certificates. And that is where the episode ends. I’ll add comments below if anything interesting happens on WWHL.
In other news, on WWHL tonight, Melissa will be on with Megan McCain. And the seating chart for the RHONJ reunion seemed strange to a lot of people. What do you think about it?