Jersey Shore Recap: Let’s Make It Official

Last night's Jersey Shore was a refreshing break from constant partying.  I don't care who knows it, I love these kids.  It would be a dream come true for me to spend some time hanging out with Pauly and Vinny.  They are just too funny!

We begin as Deena Cortese is arrested for dancing in the streets.  Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola is crying that her friend is being taken away, but Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been through this several times.  She'll get a couple hours in the drunk tank, and then she'll be released.  He believes that to honor their fallen meatball, they must keep drinking.  Shots it is!  Meanwhile, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Vinny, Guadagnino and DJ Pauly D Delvecchio go tanning at the tanning salon where Paula works.  The Situation has decided he's going to ask her to be his girlfriend.  She deserves the title after all of the good sex and chocolate covered strawberries.  After, they head to the sporting goods store to find some Sunday Funday activities.  They buy out the store, including, but not limited to, a punching dummy, a fishing pole, and a stroller.  Mike purchases the stroller for Snooki in hopes that it will help her to forgive him.  Pauly knows she'll never accept the gift in a million years, but he thinks it's fun to watch.  He's right.

Back at home, Ronnie and Sam tell Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley about Deena's predicament.  Since they are both wasted and Jenni is on crutches, Snooki is enlisted to drive to the jail to bail out Deena.  Snooki is proud of her fellow meatball, but I think she says it best when she says it's a pretty messed up world when she's considered the most responsible.  Truer words have never been spoken.  When they arrive at the jail, they are greeted by Deena's parents.  Rookie mistake, according to Rawn.  When you get arrested at the Shore, you call your roommates, not mom and dad.  Once her parents pick her up, she is treated to quite the lecture. 


On their way home from jail, Ronnie and Snooks stop to get Deena a card.  They arrive home after the guys have brought in all of their loot, and everyone is excited to see Deena is back home.  The guys are cooking Sunday dinner, and Snooki is defrosting by stuffing her bra with frozen foods.  Mike is trying to entice Snooki onto the roof so she can see the stroller.  She refuses, obvi.  Rawn comes outside to tell her that Mike has actually done something really nice for her, and he takes her upstairs to see it.  Snooki can't believe Mike bought her a stroller.  Over Sunday dinner, Mike prompts Snooki to thank him for the stroller.  He then reveals his plan to ask Paula to be his girlfriend by writing it on a t-shirt. 

After dinner, Vinny and Pauly are chilling in the jacuzzi when the flasher from last week starts yelling to them from the boardwalk.  The guys are happy to get another eye full.  Jenni is upset that Roger hasn't called since he pushed her at Bamboo.  She's heading back to the doctor to find out if she needs a cast or surgery.  Snooki is beyond thrilled that Jenni may be stuck at home with her.  They make a pit stop at a wheelchair store to test drive rascals which they both purchase.  At the Shore Store, Mike is making a shirt which asks Paula to make it official.  Gag.  When Mike goes on his break, Danny adds "I like men" to the back of shirt.  Hilarious.  Unfortunately, Mike sees it and makes a new one.  At the doctor, Jenni learns that her ankle isn't fractured, and Snooki is beyond disappointed. 

All of the roommates join Mike on his date with Paula.  They sit across the restaurant watching Mike squirm as he attempts to ask Paula to go steady.  He unbuttons his shirt to reveal his t-shirt.  Paula is thrilled, and the roommates applaud.  Vinny thinks they are a perfect pair given they are both as dumb as a box of rocks.  Paula immediately starts talking about getting married and having babies.  Check please!  Back at home, Paula requests the smush room and starts talking about sex on the reg.  Mike is shocked to see this unfiltered side of Paula, and he convinces her to sleep in his bed with no nookie.  Who is this guy? 

We are treated to a quick scene where everyone makes fun of Sammi's outfit.  It totally looks like she's got a bunch of post-it notes going up her arm.  After a sleepless night, Jenni calls Roger only to get his voicemail.  Paula leaves the next morning, and Mike's life coach/boxing trainer comes over.  Mike rehashes the date and Paula's behavior.  A tearful Jenni is crying to the girls, and Vinny thinks that perhaps Roger is sick of the fighting.  Rawn thinks he just needs time to cool down.  Sam and Ronnie remind us of their past drama…if those crazy kids can make it, anyone can!  Jenni decides to call him one more time, and when he answers he asks why she's not out looking for attention with her crutches.  He is livid with her.  Roger is done with the drama and acting a fool.  He wants her to have her summer, but he doesn't want to be a part of it.  We all know how this turns out though!

Next week, Snooki attempts to cook, Vinny and Pauly pull the ultimate prank on Deena.  Deena has a meltdown and wants to go home.


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