On last night’s Real Housewives Of New Jersey, the saga of Teresa Giudice‘s never-wavering love for Joe continued. Unfortunately for Joe, he’s about to go away for a 41 month ‘staycation’ at the federal penitentiary and no home security cameras are gonna replace him once Teresa takes over.
While Joe binge drinks and verbally abuses his dog, daughters, and wife, Teresa gets ready for the official launch of Turning The Tables. A lot rests on this little book – a veritable ‘How Not To’ manual for aspiring Italian Housewives everywhere. A tale as aged as wine of a woman who vowed to stand by her man through orange is the new black, through bankruptcy and back, through thick and thickening girth, through humiliation and outbursts, through cheating and chutzpah…
When it comes to Real Housewives of New Jersey, I’m so used to the craziness and table flipping and rogue fashion shows amped up on faux fur, pleather, white zin, and screaming–it’s actually weird when we get to see the calmer side of things. Am I right? This week’s episode was relatively free of the drama and cattiness these ladies love to spew. What’s that about? We all know a girls’ weekend is when the claws come out for the housewives. Not this one…only Jacqueline Laurita’s paranoia was present, but honestly, we’re all used to it at this point.
Siggy Flicker deserves a slow clap for the reconciliation I never imagined possible between Jacqueline and Teresa Giudice, and it was certainly refreshing to see more laughing out loud and less lashing out between the frenemies who have been fuming and feuding for ages. Over-under on how long this will last? Carolina Manzo has an idea…
I’ve been wondering why it took Dolores Catania so long to become an official cast member on Real Housewives of New Jersey since she’s been friends with the original crew for decades. Now I realized it was probably because she’s just too kind and normal. Nevertheless, Dolores has made it her mission to be the peace maker in the group along with the other new girl Siggy Flicker. With that said, Dolores and Siggy seem pretty determined to make sure that Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita resolve their differences.
Just based on the trailer for Season 7 and all of the trash talking in the press and on social media, it is pretty clear that Tre and Jac are far from being best friends. They’ve emphasized a million times that there will always be a love there thanks to their long history, but it doesn’t seem realistic that these two will come back together, no matter how hard Dolores and Siggy try.
“Never say never,” Caroline acknowledges of the spa-made peace between Teresa and Jacqueline‘s lasting. Mama Manzo, the eternal pessimist, is predicting more drama for the Real Housewives Of New Jersey frienemies.
Based on the fact that Siggy Flicker is a “relationship expert” for a living it makes sense that she would want to mend the relationships between the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members. First off, I’m sure that this is something she would want to do since it is probably second nature because of her job. Second, it would be the ultimate testimonial for her business if she was able to make some actual progress within that group of women.
Nevertheless, I don’t know if this is going to work for Real Housewives of New Jersey. The intensity of the relationships and the fights are what make it such a crazy thing to watch. But if I’m keeping it real, I do not think there’s anyone who can actually bring long lasting peace to the New Jersey houses. Sorry, Siggy.