Dolores Catania has been pretty ho-hum as a newbie cast member on Real Housewives of New Jersey this season. But when Dolores got riled up after Jacqueline Laurita lashed out at her this week, Teresa Giudice says she wasn’t necessarily surprised – not because it’s in Dolores’ nature to do so, but because Jacqueline was involved. And as we have seen, Jacqueline can push almost anyone to their breaking point!
Teresa reviews the calmer moments of the episode first, describing how she’s trying to support her daughters while hubby Joe Giudice is “away.” She reflects, “It was hard to see my daughters in pain and missing their father. I was upset that Joe was gone and couldn’t imagine what they were going through. As you saw, I tried to give them extra love, affection and attention — anything to help make things better for them.”
Much like Russian literature, this week’s Below Deck was all about longing and rejection. And Captain Lee Rosbach does not shy away from snarking on all of it in his latest blog! Claiming Kelley Johnson and Sierra Storm both lack maturity, Lee calls them out on their antics, as well as crew’s overall lack of professionalism.
Captain Lee begins, “The guests are just the best. We have romance in the air, but it shouldn’t affect my crew. Where are their heads? Never mind, I withdraw that question. Everyone, save for a couple, seem more preoccupied with their social, and love life than the task at hand. Which, by the way, is running a successful charter yacht to the highest standards. Instead they are running around worrying more about getting laid than anything else.”
Tom Sandoval has been slogging through the thick soup of drama on Vanderpump Rules since the very beginning, and he has come back to stir up more of it for season five! Tom shares that he and girlfriend Ariana Madix are feeling stronger than ever, though they’re still not ready to tie the knot. He also says viewers will be seeing a “new” Stassi Schroeder this season, as she tries her hand at adulting on camera.
Reflecting on how things shook out last season, Tom says he and Ariana tried to stay away from Kristen Doute above the fray as much as possible. “I really felt like we were in a good place as far as the rest of the group is concerned. We could kind of be as involved as we wanted to be, and no one could give us any shit about it; especially after last year.”
Remember when Below Deck was just a newborn babe of a Bravo show, and chief stew Adrienne Gang was the center of the entire crew’s disdain? Well, Adrienne sure does! And she is a teensy bit bitter about how easy the chief stews since season one have had it. At least, that’s the way she sees it!
To be fair, Adrienne was consistently tortured by her second stew, Samantha Orme, who perma-smirked her way through her entire stint aboard Honor, undermining Adrienne’s management efforts at every turn. Adrienne claims, “I think the chief stews since me have had it a lot easier than I did with the girls that they had. The girls that they had actually wanted to do work.”
Returning players for season three include: Juliet Angus, Caroline Fleming, Marissa Hermer, Julie Montagu and Caroline Stanbury. Former “friend” of the show – and soon to be ex-sister in law of Caroline Stanbury – Sophie Stanbury will also join the cast full time. Newbie Adela King, long time friend of Caroline S, will also join the cast, albeit in a “friend” capacity.
Before unraveling that mess, Melissa focuses on Juicy Joe’s departure for “camp.” She writes, “I think we can all agree that last night’s episode was so raw and emotional. No matter how you look at the situation, it is heartbreaking to see a family go through something like this. Teresa [Giudice]and her girls are incredibly strong. I’m so happy that we were able to be there for them and have the kids spend time together with Joe Giudice before he went away.”