For some reason, despite my last RHONJ recap covering the finale, I was caught off guard that tonight is the reunion. My brain just doesn’t seem to retain any information at all lately. Nevertheless, it is indeed time for a reunion, Jersey style!
Theme for the stage is “the Jersey shore.” Margaret has had a breast reduction and a face lift. She looks great. Dolores has “a new vagina” and basically her entire body has been redone. Melissa has brought notes. Teresa is “wet and juicy” over her new man. Jackie just wants to get this over with. Apparently, Jackie and Teresa have been in a social media war.
The Gloves Are Off Right Away
Andy starts with a montage of all the Jersey kids. I love all the kids and husbands on this show. Apparently Cardi B and Will Smith have sampled Gia’s song from when she was a kid. Why? It’s so sad! Andy asks why Margaret doesn’t value Jennifer’s role as a stay at home mom and with that we are off to the races. Margaret says that she and Jennifer have different values. Even on her IG Jennifer identifies herself as “married to a plastic surgeon.” Then out of nowhere Teresa says maybe Jennifer is proud of that. AND THEN, she says “I mean you wouldn’t put married to a plumber in your bio!” WOW.
Then we move on to Jennifer’s relationship with her mother. They are still not spoken. Then, out of nowhere, Melissa blurts out that she would never speak to her mother the way that Jennifer’s speaks to hers. She says she threw her under the bus on TV! Screaming ensues. Jackie and Margaret both agree with Melissa. Jennifer says that she is being real about her life. Then she strongly implies that everything Melissa does on the show is fake. I believe that. Jennifer says that she doesn’t believe that her dad abused her mother. A fan seems to think that Jennifer is jealous of Melissa. Jennifer does talk about Melissa and her husband a lot in confessional. Then Jennifer accuses Margaret of saying that Joe is a plumber so we’ve heard that Joe Gorga doesn’t pay people. I kind of believe that too.
Melissa and Joe Gorga Discuss Their Marriage
After the break, Andy Brings out Joe Gorga. A montage of their fake marital issues is played. Joe says that Melissa is actually the controlling one. Melissa won’t even let him go play cards with the boys. Joe says that Melissa would be out four nights a week attending events. Joe says she was only at home because of the pandemic. He seems to think that the fame has gotten to Melissa’s head. They argue about whether or not Joe Gorga is a chauvinist. Joe apologizes for calling Delores “broken.” He says he is an amazing husband. Apparently, they are in a good place now.
There was a tearful segment about Teresa and Joe’s dad passing. Teresa and Louie are in love. Joe is glad that Teresa has someone who loves her. Then, we move on to Teresa and Joe’s relationship with regard to Joe Giudice. Joe Gorga said he and his parents held in their anger over Joe Giudice as long as they could. His anger spilled out at the shore. Apparently, Joe Giudice has maligned Joe and Melissa in the press a lot. He has said that Joe Gorga took money from his father and that Joe Gorga caused his parents to lose their home. How they hell did they lose their home when these thieves had millions in stolen funds? He also said Joe and Melissa never checked on Teresa’s parents when they were in the hospital.
After the break, Jennifer comes for Margaret by calling her husband submissive. Jennifer and Margaret scream at each other over Margaret sleeping with her boss. Jennifer called Margaret slutty in a tweet. My head hurts. Jennifer tells Jackie that Margaret started the rumors about Evan. I kind of believe that. Do you?
Next week, the husbands enter the arena…