The bad news is that Real Housewives of New Jersey is coming to an end. Can you believe that tonight is the second to last episode of the season!? The good news is that Season 9 really blessed us with so many iconic moments. They really got cast right this time around!
Speaking of cast members, even though she’s not a full-time Housewife, Danielle Staub is at the center of the drama. Again. Now, Teresa Giudice and Margaret Josephs have tension because of Teresa’s (strangely) unwavering loyalty toward Danielle. Those “prostitution whore” days are long gone. That’s for sure!
Teresa Giudice has given Real Housewives of New Jersey fans so many iconic reunion moments. In Season 2 she infamously threw host Andy Cohen like a rag doll. In Seasons 3-5 she faced off against all of her costars completely isolated with no allies. Also, who could possibly forget her tearful Season 6 send-off moment. Teresa became emotional telling Andy and the rest of the cast that it might be her last reunion because she was “going away”.
It’s been an epic season, and the reunion is shaping up to be explosive. Jersey OG Teresa had issues with Melissa Gorga, Jackie Goldschneider, and more recently Margaret Josephs. The longer the season rages on, the more the old Teresa starts to show. Namaste Teresa may be a thing of the past come reunion time. Luckily for fans, Margaret and Andy are giving some insight on Teresa and her reunion behavior.
We know we’re over the work week hump when we get another episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey! Fresh off placing third in a body-building competition, Teresa Giudice wants to celebrate her feat with some tequila and a girls’ trip. And what better place for tequila and drama than an all expenses paid (by Bravo) getaway to Mexico?
Seriously, what could go wrong?
(Ask any of the RHOC ladies…) Unfortunately for Margaret Josephs, she has managed to parlay her feud with Danielle Staub into a threesome of threats with Danielle’s new bestie Jennifer Aydin thanks in big part to necklace-gate. After one too many heated dinners, she even memorializes the demise of her friendships with a toast–right into Danielle’s face. It’s this season’s birthday cake…or table. Take your pick! Oh, and did I mention the camels? The exotic creatures are right at home hanging out with a monkey’s a$$hole.
Real Housewives of New Jersey newbie Jennifer Aydin has had her share of drama this season. She gifted Jackie Goldschneider with a dagger from Turkey (so Jackie can stab Jennifer in the back again) after Jackie wrote an article about Jennifer’s extravagant lifestyle and how it affects her children. Jennifer was insulted that Margaret Josephs referred to her brother’s fiancée as “mail order.”
Margaret had a lovely necklace made for Teresa Giudice with the word “strong” on it to celebrate Teresa’s participation in the fitness competition. Margaret checked with all the RHONJ ladies, and they agreed to chip in. But then, when Teresa opened the gift at a dinner in Cabo, “cocktail queen” Jennifer took a big swig of tequila and called the necklace “ugly.”
So last night’s Real Housewives of New Jersey welcomed Teresa Giudice back into the land of tequila with minimal drama (that’s saved for next week!). Margaret Josephs does her best to be relevant, and while I really like her, she’s sinking down to a level she shouldn’t…or maybe she’s required to–this is reality television after all! Thankfully the kids scenes were kept to a minimum. I know several readers didn’t appreciate my snarky request not to snark on the kids, but we can all agree we are here to snark…I just like keeping it to the adults who signed up for this circus! As always, thank you for reading, and now, let’s get to slinging super bronzed snark!
The RHONJ episode opens with the ladies and their families prepping for their day a la Southern Charm’s formula. Teresa is sharing her very tiny wardrobe for the upcoming bodybuilding competition with daughters Audriana, Gabriella, and Gia. Audriana calls it like she sees it. The outfit is gross and is certainly going to go up her mom’s butt. Teresa shares that she was nervous to tell incarcerated husband Joe Guidice that she was participating in such an event due to his jealous tendencies. She’s relieved that he is not only supportive, but he hopes she wins. Realizing she can’t change her mother’s tiny-weeny-bikini choices, Audriana remembers the ol’ “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” mantra and models some seriously killer poses her mom should use on the catwalk.
Jennifer Aydin came out swinging during last night’s Real Housewives of New Jersey episode. At first, it seemed nice that she brought souvenirs from Turkey for her costars. Then, she “joked” that Margaret Josephs’ gift was “in the mail.” It was a (failed) reference to Margaret referring to Jennifer’s brother’s fiance as a “mail-order bride.”
Then, Jennifer gave Jackie Goldschneider a Turkish knife to “stab her in the back”. Yes, this is about that article Jackie wrote about “spoiled children” after she left Jennifer’s home with its sixteen bathrooms.
A very huge thank you to The Marvelous Mrs. Mary for covering the Real Housewives of New Jersey recap last week when I was traveling for my day job. She always calls it like she sees it, and these women require a lot of attention. Finally, Teresa Giudice seems to be getting along with sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and Jackie Goldschneider, the newbie who broke Tre code early on in the season. Jennifer Aydin is still harping on Jackie’s stupid article in the wake of her trip to Turkey. Give it up, already! Does anyone even read this paper they keep mentioning? Sheesh. Even Margaret Josephs has sunk below the fray with her recent comments about Jennifer’s brother’s engagements. Can’t we all just get along? No. I know the answer will always be “no.”
That said, I’d give my eye teeth to watch a Dolores Catania/Danielle Staub smackdown to energize this RHONJ lull! If we can’t have that nugget, I guess I’ll settle for a Marty Caffrey/Joe Benigno Italian grinder seasoned with a Joe Gorga voice of reason. For dessert? A heaping portion of Milania Giudice’s rap debut–mad props to her for having the guts to perform in front of all of those people! I’m full…but these folks are FULL OF IT!
Tonight’s Real Housewives of New Jersey episode is a dramatic one for Jennifer Aydin. She gives Jackie Goldschneider a souvenir from Turkey. No, it’s not a peace offering. Instead, it’s a passive aggressive gesture in retaliation for the article Jackie wrote about spoiled children.
Jennifer gives her an ancient Turkish dagger to “stab people in the back.” Did she just realize that she has to make some waves to get a callback for a second season? After bragging about her Paramus mansion for too many episodes to count, Jennifer amping up the drama tonight. Jackie isn’t the only Housewife she fights with.