We start the premiere super-sized episode on a sad note for Teresa and Joe Gorga, who lost their mom this past year after she contracted pneumonia. Teresa cries that her mom was a fighter, but caring and loving too. She would want her family to be strong after her passing, which is what Teresa plans to be as she handles her four daughters, Audriana, Milania, Gabriella, and Gia, solo while Joe Giudice is serving his prison sentence. Or away at “camp,” as the ruse goes.
Brave new world over at Bravo, because after sweating for years she’d never return Danielle Staub says returning to Real Housewives Of New Jersey feels “like coming home.” Let’s hope that’s not a home in foreclosure!
“I can’t even think of words to describe how good it feels,” Danielle gushed. And the best part: her friendship with Teresa Giudice. “I was so happy to be back and a part and to have somebody to talk to, and Teresa and I were getting along well.”
Melissa, Danielle, and Margaret may not agree on everything this season – except that they think Siggy is kind of a mess. Margaret shares, “I don’t think we have a villain, but we have the insane. I don’t like to throw shade, but I do have to say that Siggy acts a little crazy – over the top. You know, she walks in a restaurant screaming, she cries very easily, her emotions run high. So that doesn’t really gel with me. I’m a little sarcastic, call it like it is, don’t cry at the drop of a hat.”
Unfortunately, Danielle Staubdid not receive full time status so the fandom isn’t blessed with a tagline from the returning cast member. Aside from the blatant absence of tagline from Danielle, the rest serve as a preview of what to expect from the rest of the ladies this season.
“Everything aligned perfectly,” Danielle gushed of her decision to return to RHONJ after a lengthy absence. Danielle’s decision was impacted after she bonded with Teresaover yoga and realized there would be no more table flips or country club shake downs. I am sure it did not hurt that Teresa and Danielle were also able to bond over running Jacqueline off.
Kathy also brought along her husband, Rich. We wonder how awkward things were since a lot of Kathy’s former Jersey co-stars were also at the NYFW event: Melissa Gorga, Danielle Staub, and newbieMargaret Josephs.
Siggy Flicker is back, but she is not the peacemaker from last year. She has a lot to address this season. From her friendship with the always controversial Kim D to her issues with the new Housewife Margaret Josephs, it looks like she will be in the thick of the drama this season. And then there’s the part of the trailer (which I can’t stop watching) where she tells Danielle Staub “you’re f-cked up” immediately after Danielle says “that’s f-cked up.” It looks like Jersey is going to be off the rails this year and Siggy teases about the “epic season” that is just a month away.
Kate, Nico, and Andy discussed the Below Deck episode and even shared their commentary on some of the Below Deck Mediterranean drama that went down during its last season. Plus, two Real Housewives rang the door bell for some surprise appearances.