Last night Real Housewives Of New Jersey lost one of its greatest assets when Joe Giudice left for prison. Just think – all it took for the Gorgadices to mend their family feud was for Juicy to get incarcerated!
The episode begins counting down the days before Joe goes “away” for 41 months. No one feels it as deeply as Teresa Giudice, who tries to make each moment count with special activities for the girls to bond with their dad. First is a little Magnolia Bakery plug to decorate cupcakes for the birthdays Joe will miss while locked up. Also, there was glitter and we know Teresa has never been able to turn her back on an errant piece of glitter.
I know many are criticizing Teresa Giudice for not wanting a relationship with her cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri. Plus, she was super cold when they showed up at the book signing. Teresa can be polarizing, but it does seem like she has a legitimate reason to not want to be around Rosie and Kathy.
Teresa has a ton going on right now – she is basically a single mom to her four daughters since Joe Giudice is in prison. She’s trying hard to hustle and provide for her family. And Teresa only wants to be a part of situations that are positive. So, if she doesn’t view interacting with her cousins as positive, that makes sense. Tre also got more specific about what Kathy and Rosie did (and didn’t do) to offend her so greatly.
Teresa admits that without Joe, who is serving 41 months in Fort Dix Correctional Facility, their family feels “incomplete” and that being a single mom to 4 girls is overwhelming. “It’s hard, we are just doing the best that we can, getting through it day by day… ”
On tonight’s episode, Joe and Teresa Giudice attempt to have dinner with Chris andJacqueline Laurita but it’s a disaster waiting to happen. Jacs and Teresa’s recently rekindled friendship is blown to hell when Jacqueline accuses Teresa of blaming everyone else for her crimes and slams her for filing a fraudulent bankruptcy.
At this point, I am just impatiently waiting for the drama to go down between Jacqueline Laurita and enemies turned best friendsTeresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga. We all know that the harmony between Jacqueline and Teresa won’t last for long, so I’m ready for the good stuff to happen. In the mean time we have to sit around and watch Jacqueline try her best to be Teresa’s sidekick all while she makes passive aggressive digs about New Jersey’s queen.
Without a doubt, Jacqueline was pissed off when Teresa didn’t flip out on Siggy Flicker for bringing up the tabloid rumors about Joe Giudice’s alleged adultery – especially since it went horribly awry in 2011 when Jacqueline mentioned tabloid gossip. I didn’t buy it for a second when Jacqueline feigned that she was happy that Teresa had a calmer reaction. As per usual, Jacqueline found another way to throw Teresa under the bus so she can try to bring her down, even though it somehow never works. Jacqueline never makes an impact with her insults, but she still tries.
I know we are only a few episodes in, but I have to say that I still don’t know what to make of Siggy Flicker. At first, I was living for her and I loved watching her sip lobster bisque out of straw since she was still wearing bandages after her face lift.
First, Michael weighs in on current Real Housewives story lines. AboutTeresa Giudice‘s emotional return, he says, “Great TV. Her hair was fantastic – best hair line in the business.” As for Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s newbies, Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania, he loves them both. About a post-face lift Siggy showing up in bandages, Michael says, “This woman has balls.” He adds that Dolores is fantastic and has a beautiful family.