Real Housewives Of New Jersey Recap: Hungarian Food For Thought

The drama’s heating up between Margaret Josephs and Teresa Giudice on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Once again, there’s another feud that could split the group down the middle. In a show where loyalty is everything, where does everyone’s loyalty lie?

Time to celebrate! Marge Sr. is turning 75! To mark the milestone birthday, Margaret is throwing her mother a lavish Hungarian bash. I personally LOVE Marge Sr. and as a personal friend of mine, I’m thrilled for her to reach this point in her life. Fabulous!

However, there’s some concern as to if her event can go off without any big drama. Margaret’s on the outs with Teresa, so if she’s on the guestlist, all hell could break loose. We can’t be having that!

Hearing the horrors of Marge Sr.’s childhood is heartbreaking. I can’t even imagine the sheer terror that must be felt to be trapped in a war-torn country. Then, to come over to the USA and not speak the language. Damn. The courage that it must’ve taken to get through every day and build something for herself. I can’t even imagine being stuck in a new place and having no tools to communicate. Terrifying.

Marge is in a good place with Jennifer Aydin, so she’s on the invite list. Not only that, but it looks like this will be the first time Bill Aydin is going to be around the other men after storming out. So much for no drama! With the way he left things, I’d expect a confrontation or two to go down.

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Teresa’s finally moving in with Louie Ruelas, so she enlists Dolores Catania’s help in cleaning. Dolores hasn’t been on vacation since before the virus broke out, but that’s coming to an end. Before we can learn where they’re going, Tre blows up about Margaret and Traci Barber.

Teresa loves Margaret’s mother, but she’s not heartbroken about being left off the guest list. She doesn’t want to be around someone like Marge anymore. We are finally in a full-fledged feud between these two. The tension’s been bubbling beneath the surface for many seasons.

Traci and Tiki Barber drop by Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga’s. Holy hell. These two will never learn. Why do they go out of their way to be besties with people that have tension with Teresa? Whether Tre is right or wrong isn’t even relevant. It’s another example of this family having zero concept of the definition of loyalty.

Melissa’s still dragging on about Antonia Gorga not wanting to return to cheer. Also, why’s she trying to compare her past hurt with her daughter’s? She’s negating her daughter’s feelings because Antonia didn’t go through as much trauma as her. Girl, bye.

She’s always finding something random to speak on to give herself a storyline. It’s almost as if the sole purpose of having the Barbers there was to bring up Antonia. Not cool. Either come up with something legitimate to share with the world or get off your sister-in-law’s show.

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Jackie Goldschneider’s finally getting ice cream with her kids! What a huge step for her in her recovery. It was a big goal for her, and she’s making the effort to do this. Good for Jackie.

The first bite of ice cream was the first time in nearly two decades that she stepped outside her comfort zone. It was a gigantic freefall for Jackie, but she’s putting in the work. She’s tasting her kid’s ice cream too! What a major moment for Jackie in this recovery process. It might seem small, but it can’t be overstated how huge this was for Jackie.

Melissa’s at the gym with Antonia to keep working through her injury. The recovery process is in full swing, but hopefully, Melissa isn’t pushing her too hard. She hasn’t seen Antonia train in weeks, so she’ll get a better idea of what’s going on by witnessing it firsthand.

Melissa’s thrilled to hear that Antonia wants to tumble again. Thankfully, Antonia calls Melissa out for trying to paint a narrative of her being depressed. At least it gives Melissa the chance to admit she was projecting a little bit on her daughter. Hopefully, this is the first step forward for this mother-daughter duo.

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Jackie speaks with her therapist, and she’s BEAMING with pride. However, it’s a little concerning that Jackie won’t accept any help from Evan Goldschneider. I can’t imagine it would hurt having her more prominently in her corner.

Jackie admits she only ate less than half of her cup of ice cream. She couldn’t stop thinking about it once she left though. Jackie felt like a “normal” person would skip a future meal because of having the ice cream. Thankfully, the therapist explains to her that it’s not the case.

Jackie’s fully aware of the dire consequences of her eating disorder. So much could negatively impact her health if she doesn’t try to get further in recovery. It’ll happen! I’m sure of it.

Bill’s happy to support Jennifer by attending the birthday party. It has to be awkward though because Marge is the person who outed the affair. She triggered the domino effect of the renewed issues between Jennifer and Bill. There’s no way he’s completely over what went down.

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Teresa and her girls are super emotional while packing away some of their final things. It’s the end of an era! Time to make some new memories. Time to make memories that might not come with such an undertone of pain.

IT’S SO WILD THAT MARGE SR’S PARTY IS AT THE SAME LOCATION AS THE ICONIC CHRISTENING! OH MY GOD. I don’t think it’ll be as iconic as that, but it looks like a boatload of fun!

Joe Benigno begs the other men not to start a fight with Bill at the party. I bet he’d never hear the end of it from Margaret if they did. Only Margaret is allowed to cause a scene at other people’s parties. Don’t forget that!

Frank Catania doesn’t believe Bill owes Joe the apology he’s seeking. Damn right. What man on this planet would sit there and say his wife is an evil person like Joe’s expecting. Get the f*ck out of here with THAT nonsense.

Joe agrees to let the issue die, so Bill’s officially back in the group. It’s great timing because Dolores is planning a fun trip! NASHVILLE! Despite not being present for the party tonight, Teresa and Louie are invited to Nashville.

TELL US – TEAM MARGARET OR TEAM TERESA? ARE YOU HAPPY THE MEN FORGAVE BILL? ARE YOU ENJOYING THIS SEASON OF THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY?

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