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.
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.
If it wasn’t for the people who do the hair, makeup, and wardrobe styling, the Real Housewives that we love (and hate) would not be the same. So of course, the Housewives came together to celebrate the wedding for two of their go-to hair and makeup artists Julius Michaels and Arturo Ortiz.
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.
I’m guessing this means RHONJ is still filming as Danielle’s new BFFTeresa Giudice was there, along with new Housewife Margaret Josephs and rumored possible castmate Alisa Maria Fronzaglia, who is a friend of Teresa’s and has been filming intermittently with the ladies for a while – for years actually. We’ll see if she actually makes the cut this year!