October 14, 2011 at 05:40 PM EDT

The ladies entered this season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey like lions, and they obviously had no intention of going out like lambs. With an 11th-hour flair-up caused by Housewife Teresa Giudice’s trash-talking in her latest book Fabulicious!, the women of Franklin Lakes — even usually diplomatic Caroline Manzo (pictured right) — went into the two-part finale on decidedly bad terms. After learning that Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, with whom she’s skirmished all season, was in touch with former Housewives nemesis Danielle Staub, Teresa spits, “You’re the devil! I’m, like, lookin’ at The Exorcist right now!” See the diabolically good preview after the jump.

Teresa’s ever-combative behavior, it seems, has caused a domino effect that will have far-reaching effects from the reunion into next season. From a walk-out by Jacqueline Laurita (who skipped the reunion) to friction between “thick as thieves sisters” Caroline and Dina Manzo (a former Housewife), all signs point to trouble with a capital BRAVO for Teresa — and fabuliciously guilt-free pleasure for fans.

So how excited are you, PopWatchers? How do you think this season of RHONJ has measured up? Did they save the best for last or what? Will you be sad to see Jacqueline go? Are you on Team Teresa or Team Caroline? Has Teresa dug herself into a hole she can’t get escape?

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