I’m going to try to pop out what I hope will be a quick RHONJ recap. Banjo has decided to live either right under my feet or out in the very back of the yard in the dark. There appears to be no inbetween tonight. Anyway, we start talking about Dolores’s home renovations again. This may be the most monotonous storyline we have ever had to endure. With doctor jumping ship, it looks like the plan is for Frank to move into the house with her kids. Again, nobody cares. Jackie’s kids are off to sleepover camp.
Family Ties Unravel
Gia is already pushing merch. That didn’t take long. Teresa and Gia tell Milania about a pool part that Louis is having to try to get the Gorgas and the Giudices back together. Milania wants nothing to do with her uncle. Frank and the Joes go out drinking together. And they are drinking a lot. They talk about sex. Frank seems to still be in love with Dolores. He says that David, the third in there throuple has disappeared. Joe is still angry with the girls. They laugh about the video of Luis naked in the woods with a bunch of naked guys. Jack and Evan look forward to two weeks childfree. They want to throw a keg party. It’s a flashback to their college days. Jackie’s struggling with her eating disorder again. It’s very bad. She needs help. Evan is very supportive.
Off to Luis and Teresa’s house where they are preparing for the big pool party with the intention bringing Joe Gorga and the girls together. Luis sees himself as some sort of self-help guru. All the Giudice girls are there even Gabriella. She’s too normal for this family. Luis is making pizzas from scratch in the outdoor oven. They look delicious. When Luis starts talking, Melissa’s son has a total WTF look on his face. Teresa says she has no character flaws to work on. Melissa says that she wishes that the two families should spend more time together.
Joe Gorga says basically that the family should not hold on to grudges. Milania is there and that pissed her off. Milania says she wants to let go of her fear about what is going to happen next. Joe says they need to stop living in the past. Somehow they get to a happily ever after. For now anyway.
Beer Pong & Dong Talk
Traci and Tiki are coming to the keg party. They should fit right in considering how she got with Tiki. She says that the rumors are not true. Also, we will see Margaret for the first time this episode. What’s going on with her? The guests arrive to the bar with lots of beer pong set ups. I don’t think I ever played that. The first catfight begins because Margaret tells Melissa that Dolores told her that Joe Gorga has a big dick. Melissa goes to ask Joe Gorga if he had sex with Dolores when they were young. They both deny it. Traci stands up for Jennifer when Margaret starts trashing her. Jackie defends Jennifer as well.
Then, Bill and Jennifer arrive. Jackie greets them both with hugs and kisses. Bill gravitates to Tiki. Margaret is shoving food in her mouth and ignoring everyone. Dolores finally admits that she and David have broken up. Dolores says basically she dumped him because he refused to fully commit and he was already married to his job. The guys are all getting along, drinking shots from the ice luge and playing beer pong. Jennifer tells Dolores that Jackie told her Dolores is not her friend. This starts a screaming match between Jackie and Dolores. Dolores looks like she is about to hit Jackie. Gorga alerts Frank and it ends there.