With the group completely shattered after the intensity of the Vermont trip, this week brings us back to New Jersey for some R&R. Well, that is until dueling fashion shows split the group even more and Jacqueline swears off ever reconnecting with Teresa and Melissa. I’m getting ahead of myself though, so let’s jump in to go over every little detail.
Jacqueline is retaliating against Siggy and Dolores for not leaving Vermont when she did by ghosting them on text. This sends Siggy into a tailspin, questioning Jacqueline’s decision to scream in Teresa and Melissa’s face during the infamous dinner last week. Dolores is obviously concerned for Siggy’s well-being, but she’s been through this rodeo before: the infamous Teresa/Jacqueline deck fight of 2011. As both women believed they were completely justified in their feelings at that time, Dolores believes that they will never fully recover. The only way to really squash any residual anger that Dolores, Siggy, and Jacqueline might have is to meet up to discuss all the drama.
But before we get into the Vermont retrospective, let’s talk Melissa. She had to put her major fight with Jacqueline on the backburner when she got home from the trip because of the impending Envy Boutique fashion show. Her business partner, the jet-setting Jackie, drops the knowledge that online sales are down and they need to take a new direction. For some reason Melissa believes that taking more selfies will turn her entire business around, and sadly no one tries to dissuade her from that idea. Before she goes back to whatever tanning bed she lives in, Jackie also shares that she will be in the Bahamas during the big fashion show. It’s nice to see how dedicated she is to her job… of moonlighting as a Pink impersonator.
Siggy and Dolores finally stop by the Laurita home to nip the possible drama in the bud. They’re apprehensive with how Jacqueline will treat them, but thankfully they have nothing to worry about — she doesn’t blame them for anything that happened in Vermont. Jacqueline needed time on her own to sort through her feelings about the blowup, and her moment of clarity came when she decided to cut all ties with Teresa and Melissa. Dolores understands this decision; Siggy tries to sympathize, but she can’t help but look on in sadness over another friendship being torn apart.
Meanwhile, we get a closer look into Joe Gorga’s feelings on Teresa’s husband. Brother Joe stops by the Giudice house to check on his sister, with sandwich in hand, naturally. He mentions that he has some built up resentment against Joe for how he got everyone involved in his scheme. Teresa responds by expressing her own frustrations and admitting that she should have not so easily trusted the paperwork thrown her way. It seems overall her biggest fear is who will take out the garbage while Joe is in prison, which Joe Gorga takes as a call to action for him to stop by to do the work.
NEXT: The Posche fashion show isn’t what it used to be…