By Lanford Beard
Updated March 22, 2012 at 06:03 PM EDT

Despite the insistence of the cast and producers of Jersey Shore to merrily roll along into season 6 like nothing has happened — certainly not a Snooki pregnancy nor The Situation’s confession of his prescription pill addiction — it’s hard to watch the sneak peek of tonight’s reunion with the same glee we once had. Before I get into the implications of Reality overtaking reality, judge for yourself in the clip below.

In the preview, Sitch is the target of a Bachelor-style gang-up, thanks to his self-appointment as season 4 and 5’s villainous mastermind (a role at which he utterly sucked, I must note). When J-Woww followed him outside, did it seem a little too produced? Was this planned all along?

What do you think, PopWatchers? How much longer can we watch this show knowing full well that it is destroying its own and very well might destroy a future generation in baby Snookionni (or — save us all! — baby Ronantha)? In other words, is the guilt on the cusp of overtaking the pleasure? That would most definitely be a situation.

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