Real Housewives Of New Jersey Recap: New Feuds And Old Wounds

A storm has landed over the Jersey Shore, and The Real Housewives of New Jersey might never be the same. Forget the idea of a relaxing vacation on the beach. That’s not even close to what’s happening on this trip. Teresa Giudice & Jackie Goldschneider are at war. Let’s make that clear right away. There is no denying the toxicity of this feud. It’s causing everyone to dredge up past emotions and take fights to the next level.

EVERYONE is involved in this feud in some capacity. Margaret Josephs has been blindsided by the news that Joe Benigno talked about the rumor at guy’s night. By revealing he heard the rumor too, it breathes life into the venom Teresa’s been spewing. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Gorga family is at it again. Joe Gorga & Melissa Gorga don’t understand why Teresa hasn’t defended them against Joe Giudice. HERE WE GO AGAIN!

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Melissa says she wasn’t even born into the Gorga bs, and she’s done. I don’t blame her. It’s been so many years of family chaos. However, she’s the one who chose to come on the show behind Teresa’s back. In a way she’s responsible for the own chaos she’s living in.

Joe tries to talk to Teresa, but she says he should’ve stuck up for her. She didn’t stick up for him or Melissa with the recent Michelle Pais drama. Teresa hasn’t had Joe’s back when Joe Giudice was slamming him in the past. The crazy family past

Jackie says to Margaret that her husband is an asshole. She doesn’t like that he would ever give life to this rumor about Evan Goldschneider. She tells everyone she was fine until she learned that Joe got involved like that. Holy s**t! Are we about to embark on a Margaret vs Jackie feud for the first time? Something in this group dynamic needs to change. It’s been three against three for way too long.


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Margaret screams that Joe has always been good to Jackie and how she defended Jackie to the core. This is getting so personal in such a quick way. Jackie doesn’t understand why everyone is yelling at her which doesn’t even make sense. Although with the way Margaret is acting, I think that’s who Joe heard it from. She was probably gossiping behind Jackie’s back about her marriage.

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Jackie wants to know that her friends are not talking about her. Thankfully Joe explains that none of the other men thought Evan was cheating on her. Teresa triggered this entire meltdown. It’s time for battle, and the Jersey Shore has become a warzone for these families.

Teresa comes barreling back outside to confront her brother for not sticking up to her. Melissa hears this and starts racing toward Teresa. She wants to know when Teresa suddenly became a weak bitch that can’t defend herself. This is giving me such old school Jersey vibes! Melissa calls Teresa a sick bitch and demands she defend them against her ex husband. Someone is going to end up with a fist to the face during this fight.


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Joe is still pissed about what Teresa’s ex did that landed her in jail. Melissa tries to calm him down, but he’s viscerally upset about Joe putting his mother in an early grave. The hurt is so deep. Joe even slams the table while screaming about his former brother-in-law. Teresa’s just sitting there, but I can’t say I even blame her. This has spiraled so far out of control, I don’t even know how to react in that moment.

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Let’s not forget that Melissa dumped food all over the table in a rage. Where are the neighbors during this? This psycho s**t reminds me of parties my family has. So many dinners and parties end in destruction and screaming like this.

Dolores Catania attempts to mediate because she knows Joe & Teresa’s parents wouldn’t want this. Every point being made about Teresa’s former husband is valid though. He was the scum of the Earth throughout that entire marriage.


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Teresa wants a new beginning now that Joe is out of her life, but clearly old wounds are still open. Joe doesn’t want to see Melissa & Teresa fight again like the old days because it used to be so dark. Their family could NOT come back from another round of THAT.

Joe & Melissa beg Teresa to drop her issue with Jackie because she can’t handle it. It does have to end though. Once again Jackie’s given Teresa ammunition to keep the fight going. The second she went to the jail comment at Teresa, she sealed her fate.

Jennifer Aydin & Dolores really want Teresa to drop this, but she’s not feeling it at all. It’s impossible to make Teresa understand when she’s at fault. It’s never going to happen. Sometimes there’s little to nothing going on inside that convict cranium.


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Jackie calls Evan and tells him what went down, and she warns him of what might happen. Jackie’s also trying to turn all of this on Jennifer for some reason. Where is that coming from? What did Jennifer do or say at this dinner that was out of line? This is on EVERYONE else. Jennifer was being messy, but nothing was below the belt. If Margaret is so distraught about her husband’s loose lips, she should take it out on him.

Dolores expresses her concern to Frank Catania about Evan’s arrival. She doesn’t think he’s going to come in peace. Can you blame him? His reputation is on the line because Teresa’s doesn’t know when to stop. Not even just Teresa. EVERYONE is allowing these rumors to maintain momentum, and that’s concerning.

Melissa Gorga Real Housewives Of New Jersey

Early in the morning Joe pleaded with Teresa to squash the drama with Jackie once and for all. It’s time for this to end. Enough is enough. Who is winning in all of this? The only thing that’s assured if this keeps going is mutual destruction.

Teresa is willing to start fresh with Jackie, but she doesn’t want to speak to Evan. Why do these women keep adding conditions on what will make them squash this s**t. Let the mouse go! I love that even Jennifer & Dolores of all people admit that Teresa triggered the massive fight the night before. Is anyone going to say that to her face?


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Bill Aydin regrets coming home from boy’s night and filling in Jennifer on what Joe said. He really shouldn’t. He violated bro code in a big way. There was no reason to blab everything that was said. However, it was all being filmed for the show anyway, so does that even make sense? Not really.

Teresa goes up to Jackie, and she says that she won’t bring up Evan anymore. They both agree to bury the hatchet and drop this entire feud. THANK GOD. I didn’t think it was possible, but it’s finally over. For now at least. I’m sure it’ll come back up again at some point, but for a bit, we can move on.

I’m a bit surprised that Teresa actually listened to her brother and agreed to drop it. It’s usually hard to get through to her, if not impossible. The vibe of the trip and the season in general will be much lighter with this out of the way. The only hurdle still ahead of Teresa is Jackie’s insistence that she speak to Evan directly. I actually agree with Teresa on this one. I understand the need to clear things up with Evan, but it is a little awkward for Teresa to speak to him like that.

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Evan’s arrival sucks all of the life out of the room. Teresa is quaking at the sight of the man she’s been gossiping about. She gives the most awkward and uncomfortable apology in the history of life, but she did it! What got into Teresa? Margaret found it to be one of the weakest apologies ever, but it’s a miracle it happened.


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I think squashing this beef had more to do with making her brother happy than it didn’t being genuinely sorry. We’ll take what we can get! The fact she did it at all has my jaw on the floor. She doesn’t typically own up to anything she does.

At lunch Jennifer says she doesn’t think she’d ever seen Margaret that angry at Joe before. Of course, Jen is still being crucified for telling Teresa about Joe’s words at guy’s night. This became about more than the fight from the previous night though. Margaret calls out Jennifer for being a sloppy drunk.

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Jennifer fires back at Margaret saying she was sloppy by sleeping with her boss when she was younger. NO JENNIFER. We don’t go there. That’s taking it a little bit too far. Say what you want about Marge, but no man in a position of power should ever take advantage of a woman like that. That’s unacceptable.

Dolores wants Jennifer to keep her mouth shut going forward. That’s probably something that needs to happen. However, Jennifer thinks Marge is projecting her childhood issues onto her. Oh that’s definitely what’s happening here. Margaret even said as much at Teresa’s pool party.


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Jennifer’s doubling down on the comments about Margaret’s boss. She thinks she purposely slept with her boss to get to the top. That’s a bold accusation to throw at someone who said that to you in a sensitive manner. This is far from over. Things are going to get much nastier for this group from this point forward.


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