July 10, 2012 at 01:00 PM EDT

Snooki and JWoww have been doing the roomie thing for the last couple weeks on their MTV spin-off but in this week’s episode (the first of a two-parter that concludes on July 19), the ladies invite back their Jersey Shore housemates—Pauly D, Vinny, Sammi, Ronnie, and Deena—for a special dinner, seen here in this exclusive photo. The occassion? Snooki plans to reveal her engagement and pregnancy with Jionni. Let’s just say things don’t go exactly according to plan. “Their reactions were crazy,” says executive producer Sally Ann Salsano. “There are two episodes it plays out over. First she says she’s engaged and I’m not sure Snooki got the reaction from everyone that she wanted.”

Next, Snooki dropped the pregnancy bombshell. “There’s no confusion on how anyone feels,” teases Salsano. “Jenni and Snooki hung behind because they had to clean up the dinner and without saying anything the cast made plans right out the door, like ‘We need to have a drink.’ They instantly wanted to go talk about it and we went with them.”

To witness the drama go down and see what the Shore housemates thought of Snooki’s big news, be sure and tune into the two-part Snooki & JWoww episode airing July 12 and July 19 at 10pm on MTV.

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