Just enough time to post Detox’s recap before I head out to the airport…. Early morning – long day ahead – looking forward to the beach and sunny weather ….
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“Mob Wives” By Detox
Welcome back to “Mob Wives”!
This week Drita tells Renee all about her “new boyfriend,” and she gets very special, customized rims for her car. Big Ang invites Carla to her annual Christmas Party and lets her know that she will be inviting friends, family and ALL of her cast mates. After initial apprehension, Carla agrees to attend the party. Karen gets a call from Storm while she is out shopping with Love, and she and Storm agree to meet at a restaurant. She is not sure if this will be a business meeting or an actual date. Love tells Karen that she has been out of the dating game so long that she needs a piano to fall on her head in order to realize when a man is interested in her and actually asking her out on a date. Karen ends up having a “date” date (and not a business meeting) with Storm. Love reconnects with an “old flame” by telephone (and No, it is not the ex- from last week. This is a whole different one.). Ramona finally puts her engagement ring on her finger. She excitedly tells Karen her news about being engaged; however, she does not quite get the happy and supportive response she expected from Karen. Karen, instead, goes ballistic and tries to tell Ramona why she thinks Ramona is making a big mistake. The two of them get into a huge fight that seems to continue and roll over into a party held by one of Ramona’s friends. At the party, Ramona ends up announcing that she is engaged to her incarcerated fiancé. Renee is super-supportive and tells Ramona so. Big Ang is very skeptical and tells Ramona so. Karen again tries to impress upon Ramona that she is in denial and does not really know what she is getting her and her family into, but she eventually relents and reluctantly agrees to support Ramona marrying her fiancé. Big Ang receives some disappointing news about her Christmas Party.
O.K., Is everybody ready? Here we go!
Drita Tells Renee About Her New Boyfriend
Drita and Renee meet for lunch. Drita tells Renee that she has a “brand new boyfriend.” Renee’s eyes widen in surprise when she hears this (and so do mine). Drita continues and says, “His name is Lee, and we are in love and inseparable” and breaks into a smile showing all 65 of her teeth.
Renee visibly relaxes and grins back at Drita, looking very happy to hear about Drita and Lee working on their marriage and about Drita and Lee being so happy. She interviews that she thinks it is wonderful that Drita and Lee are trying to work it out. Drita interviews that she is a VERY proud person, and it is not easy for her to swallow her pride and forgive Lee for cheating on her and to take him back. She says, however, that she is glad that she is swallowing her pride and giving her marriage and family another chance because if, in the end, Lee screws up again, or the marriage simply does not work out, she will be able to take comfort in the fact that she did everything to make it work. And, because of that, she will have NO regrets if it does NOT work.
Drita then asks Renee about A.J. Renee says that A.J. is great, working and still with his girlfriend, Sydney.
Renee changes the subject and tells Drita that she finally got a chance to talk to her father about her addiction and her stint in rehab. She says that her father was very upset, and he is very concerned about whether or not she can remain sober. Renee confesses to Drita that she HAS felt like drinking and/or popping a pill since she has been back from rehab. She says that, in order to deal with the temptation, she has being doing her best to stay occupied and to stay out of “drama.”
Big Ang and Carla Catch Up At “The Drunken Monkey”
Carla stops by to visit Ang while she is working at “The Drunken Monkey.” She tells Big Ang that she recently met with Raquel and Joe, and she says that the meeting went well. Big Ang tells Carla that this is a good thing.
Carla then asks Big Ang if she started her Christmas shopping. Big Ang, the shopaholic, looks at Carla like she is crazy and says, “I finished my Christmas shopping 2 months ago.” Carla says she’s jealous and notes that she still has so much shopping left to do before the holiday.
Big Ang then tells Carla that, since they are on the subject of Christmas, she wants to invite Carla to a big Christmas Party she is having. Carla asks Big Ang who she is inviting, and Big Ang says “Everybody.” When Carla asks what “Everybody” means, Big Ang informs her that she will be inviting ALL of the cast mates as well as some of her other friends and some of her family members. Hearing this makes Carla look less enthused about Big Ang’s Christmas Party. She interviews that knowing that “everybody” will be at Ang’s party makes her “nervous.”
Carla tells Big Ang that she will go to the party for Ang’s sake, but it will be uncomfortable for her. Ang interviews that she feels bad that Carla is on the outs with so many of the girls.
Carla tells Ang that she now hears that Love also has a problem with her, but she could not care any less (Then why are you even bringing it up?). She interviews that she does not even know Love, but she’s heard Love has been going around talking about her (That’s funny. Love has heard the same thing about you.). She dismissively says, “I’m done with these girls and their drama!”
Carla informs Ang that she can be cordial with Renee if Renee is “normal” and does not “start” anything with her. She interviews that she should be o.k. at the party because she will at least have Big Ang and Drita there in her corner.
Big Ang tells Carla that Renee “seems like a different person” since she got out of rehab. Carla has a skeptical look on her face.
Did He Ask Me Out On A Date?
In a voice over shown as Karen and Love walk into a store, Karen says that because she is not a big cook, she loves prepared foods, and she has invited Love to go food shopping with her.
As Karen and Love walk through the store talking about all of the Italian items and tasting samples, they talk about how it was so hard for them to find good Italian food when they traveled to other states. Karen mentions that, when she first moved to Arizona, it was really hard, but it has gotten better. Love interviews that, at one time, Arizona became like “a little Staten Island” because many former mob members were sent there when they went into witness protection or followed other family members there. She surmises that this is probably why the Italian food offered in Arizona got better.
Speaking of Arizona, Karen tells Love that she has to go to Arizona and finish “that chapter” of her life. She explains that she has to have a long talk with Dave and get some things straight between them She says she has already bought her plane ticket. So, she is definitely going. Love listens supportively. She interviews that, if she were in Karen’s shoes, she’d probably “just MURDER Dave and bury his body,” but she “understands” why Karen can’t do that because they do have a daughter together. She explains that she’s not a Mom. She further explains that she might NOT murder Dave if she had a child with him even if she were in Karen’s shoes because that makes things more complicated (LOL. Love kills me. She talks so tough, and I really DO think she is. I think she exaggerates when she talks about “murdering” people, though. Then again, she claims to have stabbed people in her past, and none of her ex-boyfriends have come out to refute her story. So…who really knows? *Shrug*).
While they are walking through the aisles shopping, Karen receives a call from her business partner (and possible new love interest), “Storm” He asks her how she is and what she’s doing. She tells him. Love interviews that Karen looks “giddy like a little kid over this phone call. What’s going on?!”
Storm then asks Karen if she would like to get together. She says she would, and she asks him if he likes Italian food. He says he does. So, they agree to get together at an Italian restaurant. Love, who is continuing to watch Karen while she talks on the phone and to listen to Karen’s side of the conversation smiles excitedly for Karen. She interviews that she’s glad that Karen “might be getting some action!”
When Karen hangs up the phone, she tells Love about her conversation with Storm. Love is so excited that she smiles and claps her hands with glee. Karen seems less excited, and she tells Love that she is not sure if Storm asked her out on a “date” or a “business meeting.” She interviews that she is wondering, “Is this business or pleasure?”
Love asks Karen if she needs a piano to fall on her head for her to “get it.” She tells Karen that, in her opinion, Storm was definitely asking Karen out on “a date, NOT a business meeting” because it sounded like they were having a personal – not business – conversation on the phone just now.
Karen still looks unsure.
Drita takes Big Ang with her to the shop where she is going to have new, customized rims placed on her car. Once they walk into the shop, Drita excitedly asks the guy behind the counter for her rims.
He brings them out to her, and Drita is thrilled with the way they turned out. They are nice and sparkly and very nice as far as rims go, I guess (I say “I guess,” because I really do not know all that much about rims. *Shrug*). The words “Lady Boss” are written in the middle of each rim (Now, I DO like THAT). Drita interviews that this is Lee’s nickname for her (I love that nickname. I wish someone would call ME that because that is what I often feel like.). The man tells Drita that there will be a short wait while he installs the rims on Drita’s vehicle. Drita is super-excited.
While they wait, Drita and Big Ang walk outside the shop so that Ang can have a cigarette and so that they can chat. Drita tells Big Ang that she wants to get Lee “all set up” because, when she first got with him, all she had were “a few sweat suits and some tennis shoes,” and Lee changed all that for her. She says that Lee gave her “the WORLD, and he did it because he WANTED to and not because I ASKED him to because I didn’t”. Drita interviews that she wants to return the favor.
Big Ang supportively tells Drita that she thinks Drita is doing the right thing by working on her family with Lee.
Drita informs Big Ang that she is going to buy Lee a car “because he really needs one,” and she is going to get herself a “new boob job so I can look good naked now.” She claims that her right breast looks wonky, and her implants need “a tune-up.”
Big Ang says, “So, you’re going to get a car, new boobs and PREGNANT!”. Drita looks at Ang with a look of horror and screams, “You KEEP saying that!! I don’t want to get pregnant right now because I am trying to start a business.” Big Ang tells Drita that she says it because this is honestly what she feels is going to happen (Big Ang could be right. Drita will probably finally have a little boy that she will either name “Lee D’Avanzo, Jr.” or “Lee D’Avanzo, II.” I personally prefer “Lee D’Avanzo, II” because that way they can nickname him “Deuce.” I know that sounds ghetto, and I wouldn’t personally do it, but I’d love it if Drita would — just because it’s kind of “gangsta” and fits in with their whole “Mob vibe.” “Deuce D’Avanzo.” I think it has a nice ring to it. Don’t you?).
As she takes another drag on her cigarette, Big Ang then asks Drita, “So, how’s the SEX life?!” Drita says, “There IS no sex life!” She explains that Lee is only allowed to work and then basically go straight back to the halfway house, where he is not allowed to have any visitors (But wait a minute, Drita? Earlier, when you had lunch with Renee, you said that Lee was your “new boyfriend” and that the two of you were now “inseparable.” How can you guys be “inseparable” if, based on what you are saying now, you guys hardly have any time together, particularly not enough time to have sex. I’m confused. Oh well.).
When Big Ang hears that Lee has a job, she asks Drita where. Drita tells her that one of Lee’s friends “hooked him up with a job at a funeral home.” Drita interviews that she thinks this is a good thing because “There’s no chance he can get in trouble for killing anybody there because they’re ALREADY DEAD!!” (That was funny, Drita.).
Big Ang advises Drita that she should go to Lee’s job and have sex with him there. Drita blushes and screams, “What is the MATTER with you??!!” to Big Ang (I notice that, despite how tough Drita is, she often blushes and clams up when it comes to the subject of her sex life. It’s cute.).
Big Ang continues playing “Mob Moll Dear Abby” and advises Drita to have sex with Lee in a car if she can. Drita blushes again and screams that they might be arrested for indecent exposure, and she does not want to risk that because Lee JUST got out of prison (for the 2nd time). Ang interviews that she thinks “Drita should have sex with Lee EVERYWHERE.” She then reminisces about the time she joined the “Mile-High Club” and had sex in an airplane bathroom. She grins and says that “It was very small and very COZY and very nice” as she bats her huge eyes and huge false eyelashes (Big Ang is SUCH a kick!! I love this woman).
The Quiet Storm
Karen walks into the restaurant to meet Storm for either a “date” or a “business meeting.” She’s still not sure. She interviews that she has not done “the date thing” in a very long time.
Storm is already at the table, and when Karen greets him, she explains that she lost her voice earlier that day (Her voice is definitely strained). Storm tells her it’s o.k. (At this point, I notice that Storm has one of those “deep, baritone, sexy, Barry-White-type” voices going on. This ALMOST makes up for his bottom row of teeth on which he is either wearing a grill or has installed several gold teeth, which I want to have ripped out and replaced immediately by the nearest dentist.).
Once Karen gets comfortable, she gets straight to the point and asks Storm if this is a business dinner or something else. Storm tells her that this is up to her. Karen interviews that she is attracted to Storm but nervous about the fact that they are also business partners and the problems mixing business and pleasure could possibly bring (Aww, Girl! This music business thing is not your MAIN gig. This show is. Also, aren’t you writing another book? What about that Spa you invested in last season? Do you still have that? Just go for it with ol’ “Stormy Weather.” If it does not work out, get a new business partner in the music industry or just call it a day on that particular side gig. I bet you if you got your “Baby Daddy” out of your house and installed PAYING renters in that bad boy, you’d be less stressed about finances. You’d also probably be less stressed because you’d be getting LAID. Just sayin’! And that is “Business Advice from Detox.” You can thank me later, Karen.).
Storm then tells Karen that he thinks that they can keep Business and Pleasure separate (Yeah…that’s what they all say). Karen just looks at him like she is mulling it over.
Karen then asks Storm if he is dating. He says that he is “playing the field like Derek Jeter” (You go, Boy! I like that line. Karen, this is a sign that if you start dating Storm, you also need to start dating other people until the both of you decide you want to only see each other and become monogamous. Don’t put all of your eggs in Storm’s basket when he is letting you know upfront that he IS seeing other women. I DO like the fact that he is upfront about it, though. Many other men would just LIE until they got into your underwear and only tell you the truth afterwards. “Wow! That was great! By the way….” And that is “Love Advice from Detox.” You can thank me later for that too, Karen.).
During this date, I see Karen undergo the same strange “transformation disease” that seems to have affected Drita this season: she magically turns into a damned “schoolgirl” while she is sitting at the table with Storm. Her outfit changes into a Catholic School uniform, and she magically has ribbons in her hair. All she would need is some braces, and her and Storm’s TEEFS (a.k.a. “teeth”) would kinda match. She’s all “giddy-like,” and it’s cute to see (It’s cute when these rough, tough “BROADS” show their softer, vulnerable, girlie-pink sides).
Storm then asks Karen how her daughter, Karina, is doing. She tells him that Karina is fine, and she asks him if he has any children. He tells her that he has a 7-year-old daughter (That’s do-able. I’m glad he does not have a gaggle of kids all over the damned place!). Karen interviews that she feels more relaxed now that they are both talking about their children. She says that Storm is a good guy for her because he is NOT in “the lifestyle,” and he has a legitimate business (I agree).
Engagement By Safety Deposit Box
Ramona interviews that she is finally going to pick up her engagement ring from a safety deposit box. She says she never thought she would get married again, but Joe (her jailed fiancé) “gets” her. She says that they both knew they would be together from the minute they reconnected and started talking again. Ramona says it was their “destiny.” (My eyes roll at this. He might be her destiny, but I guess I’m just too jaded to see it. Whatever you say, Ramona. If you LIKE it, I LOVE it!).
As she is driving to pick up her ring, Ramona calls Karen. Karen does not pick up. So, Ramona leaves a message asking Karen to come over because she has something she wants to discuss with her. Ramona interviews that she wants to tell Karen before anyone else does. She says she just does not want to hide her engagement anymore, and the one person she has REALLY wants to tell is Karen because she just knows that Karen “is going to be so happy” for her “because she knows everything I’ve been through.”
Guess What? I’m Engaged!
Guess What? You’re An Idiot!
Ramona is at her apartment admiring the engagement ring on her finger (I have to admit that it IS a VERY nice ring). Karen arrives and just walks in because Ramona’s door is unlocked (for some strange reason). She interviews that as she walked in, because of the message Ramona left her, she was thinking, “What the f*ck is going on??!!”
Ramona asks Karen to sit down with her in Ramona’s living room. Karen complies. Ramona then begins by telling Karen that Joe (Ramona’s fiancé, unbeknownst to Karen at this point) is re-applying for bail, and it looks like he might get it and be able to have a week “back home.”
Karen asks Ramona why he would only have a week if he is granted bail (I’m wondering the same thing. I know virtually nothing about Criminal Law. Basically, what I tell friends and family members who get into any type of criminal trouble and ask me to represent them is, “I know basically nothing about Criminal Law except what I remember from Law School years ago. You can take your chances with me if you want, but we might as well also start writing your APPEAL now because if I represent you, you are going to JAIL, Buddy!!” I figure it is better to be honest as opposed to acting like some know-it-all big-shot who sends a friend or a family member down the river when I knew in the first damned place that Criminal Law was not my area of expertise. Believe me when I tell you that there are plenty of OTHER lawyers who are not so honest and ethical. They will take your money; get up and act the fool in Court; and send you to the slammer without losing any sleep!).
Ramona explains that, if Joe is granted bail, one of the conditions required by the Federal Government is that he must pay to have an armed guard with him at all times. This costs between $5000-$8000 per week (What the EFF??!!). Ramona interviews that the Federal Government is “watching Joe very closely, and this is why they will require that he have an armed guard if he is granted bail.” (Again, what the EFF??!! O.K. I don’t know much about Criminal Law, but based on the little bit of criminal law I DO know and based on the fact that the Federal Government is requiring that this fool have and pay for an armed guard as a mandatory condition of his bail, it sounds like this “fiancé” is facing some SERIOUS charges that could mean he will be going away for a VERY long time if he does not beat them. Those are not exactly ideal “wedding” circumstances if you ask me. But, as the saying goes, “The heart wants what the heart wants.”).
Ramona then drops the bomb: she tells Karen that she and Joe want to get married during that week he is back home and out on bail. She looks to Karen excitedly and expectantly awaiting her positive response.
At first, Karen just sits there with no expression on her face like she is either in shock or has “zoned out.” She finally speaks and tells Ramona, “You’re buggin’!!” (In urban slang, “buggin’” can mean “acting ridiculous and crazy,” and I’m pretty sure Karen is using the term in this way). Karen interviews that she is in shock.
Karen then asks Ramona to back up and explain to her how in the hell this all happened. As Karen is speaking, I can see her temperature rising, and I can also hear her voice slowly rising too.
Ramona says, “When Joe was out, he bought a ring for me. He saved it with the intention of proposing to me, but he got arrested and put in jail before he could do that. He eventually asked me to marry him and told me to go and get my engagement ring in a safety deposit box where he had placed it.”
Karen asks Ramona how that made her feel. Ramona said that it was bittersweet because she was very happy that Joe proposed to her, but she was very sad that he did it while he was in jail.
Karen tells Ramona that she feels like Ramona is in denial about the fact that Joe could be going to prison for a very, very long time. Suddenly, Karen explodes and just goes off. She starts screaming a series of questions at Ramona: “Are you ready to be married to a man that might be in prison for years and years??!! Are you willing to make THAT type of serious commitment??!! Have you REALLY thought about what you are getting yourself and your family into??!!” All the while Karen is doing this, Ramona looks at her like she is bewildered, stunned and very, very hurt (I honestly see BOTH sides to this. I can totally understand Karen’s fear for and disappointment in Ramona that is coming out in a way that sounds like insensitive, judgmental RAGE. But I know that she is only reacting this way out of fear for Ramona because she loves her so much, and she personally knows what it is like to have a father and a man you love locked up in prison for years and years while you live your life in limbo basically waiting for him. On the other hand, I can also understand Ramona’s position and her feeling extremely hurt and eventually angry that her friend, who HAS loved and waited for a man in prison just like her Mother is STILL doing now when it comes to her own father, is not only NOT being supportive, she is also berating and judging her.).
Ramona tells Karen that she can’t believe that Karen is acting this way, and she cannot understand why Karen is not happy for her. Karen says, “Your fairytale became a f*ckin’ nightmare because the FEDS came and took away your Prince Charming!”
Ramona finally gets angry and screams, “This is why I didn’t invite you to my 1st wedding at City Hall!!” (What? Did Karen disapprove of Ramona marrying that man too? If so, WHY? I would love to know the back story on THAT one).
Karen tells Ramona that she feels like she is now her father talking to Ramona and Ramona is her back then. She explains that he father tried over and over to warn her about getting involved with Dave because of his criminal background and the likelihood that he would end up in prison while she waited for him and suffered for years. She tells Ramona that, in the end, her father turned out to be right because she was stubborn and did not listen and ended up “waiting 10 f*cking YEARS while Dave was in jail” (and Dave is now sleeping with another woman while living rent-free in HER damned house!! Just sayin’!).
Ramona tells Karen that her “whole attitude SUCKS!!” Karen interviews and says, “I am going to say it to your FACE! I am not going to act all happy and tell you one thing to your FACE and say something totally different behind your BACK!!” (I ALWAYS respect a person that deals with me in this way. Many other people, however, do NOT respect or appreciate this. In fact, they downright RESENT it and only want to hear what they want to hear.). Ramona interviews that telling Karen should have been a happy time for her, but Karen’s attitude ruined it.
Ramona again screams at Karen and says, “You think you’re a hot shot now because you got a music man boyfriend, and you’re no longer dating a JAILBIRD and you’re out of ‘the lifestyle’??!! Now that I am in the position that YOU were once in, you want to judge me and act like I’m a ‘Black Sheep’??!!”
Karen just ignores the questions and storms out of Ramona’s apartment (This is my first time seeing these 2 fight. It’s weird.).
Another Damned Ex- Pines Away For Love
Love is on her front porch playing with her cute little dog when she receives a phone call from ANOTHER ex-boyfriend (I think Love is telling the truth about her ex-boyfriends not being able to leave her alone even after the relationship is over). This particular ex-boyfriend’s name is “Fate” (I’m pretty sure that is not his REAL name – at least, I am hoping it’s not). She interviews that Fate is a very special person in her life. She again says that she does not know what it is, but she has never had an ex-boyfriend that totally stopped talking to her (This is even more remarkable when you consider the fact that she has tried to stab, actually stabbed and/or poisoned more than 1 of these ex-boyfriends).
Love tells Fate that it has been a couple of years since they saw each other last. He tells her that’s because she “ran away!” Love interviews that her Mother calls her “The Runaway Bride” (I would say that might be accurate considering she says she has been engaged 6 times). Fate then tells Love that “underneath that tough exterior, you’re a real sweetheart.” (I don’t know why I could always sense this about Love despite all of her crazy, tough talk, but I could. This guy is either proving me right, or he’s a big b*llsh*tter. Time will tell.). Love grins when he says this.
Love tells him that he is the ONLY person that she would commit to right now. He says he wants to believe her (He is another one who has a sexy voice! I wonder what he looks like.). Love interviews that Fate is in Las Vegas, and she is in New York City. She says she can’t imagine leaving New York right now, though.
Fate asks Love to send him some pictures. Love interviews and says that she and Fate love each other. They just can’t be together right now because of the distance between them.
Ramona Reveals Her Engagement To Others
Ramona is shown walking into a huge house and being greeted by a woman I have never seen before. It turns out that the woman’s name is Alisa Marie, and she is, not only a friend of Ramona’s, but also a designer of furs, leather handbags and jewelry (FYI: Alisa Marie is also a stylist who used to style Melissa Gorga until she and Melissa fell out for some reason. She supposedly cannot stand Melissa now, and they got into some type of nasty altercation at a party attended by Sherri Shepherd, who tweeted about it. Alisa was also, at one time, even being considered as a new housewife for RHONJ).
Alisa is having a huge party to show off her new line of furs, handbags, and jewelry. There are already lots of other women at this party. Ramona interviews that she invited “a bunch” of people to come to Alisa Marie’s house for the showing.
Big Ang and Karen arrive at the same time. It turns out that Renee is already at the party when Ramona arrives. Karen interviews that she has not talked to or seen Ramona since their argument over Ramona’s engagement. She says that she is sure things will be tense between Ramona and her at this party. Ramona interviews that she is still incredibly irritated and agitated with Karen over the things she said when Ramona announced her engagement to her.
A large group of women are gathered in the kitchen, and Renee suggests opening a bottle of champagne to toast to each other and the party “even though I can’t even drink it!” The other women heartily agree, and the champagne starts flowing.
Alisa Marie’s collection of furs, handbags and jewelry are briefly shown, and I see plenty of nice-looking items. Big Ang, the shopaholic, interviews that she “wants EVERYTHING!!”
At a certain point, Karen and Ramona end up near each other trying on furs. Karen says something (I wasn’t fast enough to catch what she said) snippy and antagonistic toward Ramona. Ramona responds in a similar fashion. She interviews that Karen is starting to do the same thing she has always done whenever they are in a fight: she “picks and picks and picks until we end up having a WAR! She’s been doing this since we were friends as children!”
Ramona ends up taking the fur off and moving into the kitchen to talk to the other guests. She walks up to Renee, who is having a conversation with one of the party guests. Ramona asks them what they are talking about. Renee says that they are discussing men and how she thinks women do too much for them. Renee continues her conversation with the woman and tells her how she stayed with an incarcerated man for years out of loyalty. Renee explains that she did it out of love for him and for her family, but if she had to do it all over again, she would put HERSELF first. If she did that, she does not think she would have stayed with him. Ramona’s eyes widen at this, and she looks a little perturbed (or in the words of Porsha, from RHOA, “perturd”).
Karen walks into the same room as Ramona, and they again make snippy comments toward each other. Renee is continuing her conversation about staying with an incarcerated man, and she says, “If you love YOURSELF, you deserve BETTER. You also need to think about what is really best for your FAMILY when it comes to making that type of decision.” Karen interviews that Renee must have a 6th sense because she cannot believe how ironic it is that Renee is talking about this subject considering Ramona’s situation. Ramona interviews and asks, “Did Karen tell Renee my news about my engagement??!!” She says that there will be a BIG problem if Karen did this.
Ramona then loudly speaks up and says that she feels like Renee’s conversation is being directed toward HER specifically. Renee looks shocked, and her eyes widen when Ramona says this. She tells Ramona that the conversation is not geared toward Ramona at ALL! She interviews and swears on her life that her conversation was NOT geared toward Ramona (She looks like she is telling the truth to me. I honestly think that Ramona is being paranoid and ultra-sensitive right now considering the nasty argument she and Karen got into over her decision and Karen’s disapproval of same). Karen yells, “It’s your conscience that is making you think Renee is talking about you!” Ramona looks extremely annoyed that Karen has yelled this out in front of the whole group.
Ramona yells and asks the entire group to be quiet because she has an announcement to make. She tells them that she was dating someone who got incarcerated, but they had decided to get married before he was jailed. And they are now engaged.
The entire group looks momentarily stunned, and then several women start congratulating Ramona. Renee interviews that she is happy for Ramona “because this is what she wanted. So, let’s celebrate!” Big Ang, on the other hand, interviews that she is “not sure this is such a good idea.”
Renee then loudly expresses her full support for Ramona. Karen loudly says that she feels like she is in “The Twilight Zone.” She interviews that she feels like these women will tell Ramona one thing to her face and say something else behind her back (Many of them probably WILL). Karen, continuing in a loud tone, says, “It’s not about a WEDDING!! She is in denial!” She then specifically addresses Ramona and says, “I don’t want to see you make a mistake. Do you WANT this kind of life?! My mother has not talked to my Dad for 3 months because he is back in the hole! Do you know what that’s like for her? Do you know what that’s like for his children?!”
Big Ang interviews that Ramona’s fiancé’ is facing “some SERIOUS charges.” She says that she does not think Ramona really realizes how serious these charges are and how much time he might really get.
Renee speaks loudly too, and she takes up for Ramona. She tells her that if this is what she REALLY wants to do, then she should do it, and she is happy for her. Ramona looks very happy to hear this.
Karen then loudly asks Ramona where her engagement ring is and why she is not even wearing it right now. Ramona looks supremely irritated and gives Karen a dirty look without answering her. Karen continues and tells Ramona that the fact that she is not wearing her ring is a sign that she subconsciously has doubts about everything (That’s an interesting theory. Karen could be right. Karen could be wrong. Who knows?).
Ramona and Karen then start screaming at each other so quickly and so loudly that I can’t even make out what they are saying. Ramona interviews that she cannot believe the way Karen is acting.
Ramona finally pulls her ring out from her purse, puts it on and displays it for the women at the party, who “Ooh and Aah” over it. Renee tells Ramona, “If you want to marry him, marry him!” Big Ang then immediately says, “Stay engaged and that’s it!” Ramona interviews that a person just can’t “shut off” love. Renee tells Ramona, “My best advice to you is if that you truly feel it in your heart and in your soul, do it.”
Eventually, the entire group, including Karen, raise their glasses and toast to Ramona’s engagement. Ramona looks very pleased and happy when they all do this. Karen interviews that, even though she totally disapproves of this whole wedding and what Ramona is doing, she has no choice but to support Ramona if this is what she is set on doing no matter what. She interviews and says, “I guess I’ll now be picking out a bridesmaid’s dress and helping Ramona pick her dress….but I WON’T be happy about it on the inside.” (I understand Karen’s feelings and position. I am glad she is putting her own personal feelings aside to support her longtime friend, though). Renee interviews and says, “Hold on to that ring real tight, Girl!! You might need to hock it one day!” (I know that’s right!).
Big Ang’s Christmas Party Is NOT Getting Off To A Good Start
Big Ang is at her house getting ready for the big Christmas Party she is having that evening. She receives a phone call from Renee. Without wasting any time, Renee just flat out tells Big Ang that she will NOT be going to her Christmas Party. Big Ang looks thoroughly disappointed and expresses her disappointment and displeasure to Renee.
Renee explains that, because she is focused on her recovery, she knows that she has to refrain from placing herself in situations that make her uncomfortable (Smart move, Renee. I am glad you are really focusing on your recovery). She tells Big Ang that Carla REALLY hurt her feelings with the things she said at Ang’s brunch, which was the last time she saw her.
Big Ang reminds Renee that she also said very hurtful things to Carla. Renee tells Big Ang that her calling Carla a “husband f*cker” (This part was bleeped out, but I read Renee’s lips) is NOT as bad as Carla calling her “a junkie” (Many people would disagree with that. I get it. I can see both sides. On the one hand, being called a husband f*cker is extremely offensive; however, it might not be as offensive if the person really IS a husband f*cker. This person might be totally upset that this information was said on CAMERA, however. So, I can see Carla being upset by that. By the same token, I can see Renee being upset by being called “a junkie” because it is a pejorative term that minimizes her disease and makes it seem like it is something that she just chose to do for fun and is able to stop at any minute just like that, without serious help and without serious effort, which is not the case.).
Renee tells Big Ang that she just does not know if she can go to Big Ang’s party “and NOT snap Carla’s neck!!” (Well, at least she’s honest). Big Ang finally gives up and says, “O.K. Well, we’ll try again in the future.”
Immediately after she hangs up with Renee, Big Ang receives a call from Love. She tells Ang that she won’t be able to make it to the party either because she is “sick as a dog” and has the flu. Big Ang again looks thoroughly disappointed. She interviews that she has been cooking all day, and she is disappointed. Love interviews that she really wanted to go to Big Ang’s party so she could finally meet with Carla face-to-face to figure out what is going on with her. She says, “Luckily, Carla is saved by the flu!” Big Ang interviews that, back in her day, if a person felt sick, they simply took a shot of whiskey and partied anyway (I actually believe her. Ya gotta love Big Ang! What a BROAD!).
Big Ang has her Christmas Party.
Karen and Drita both confront Carla about her behavior toward Renee at Ang’s brunch. Karen says she cannot believe the things she heard Carla told Renee, and she cannot believe what she heard about the way Carla acted. Surprisingly, Drita asks Carla, “Do you know what I would’ve f*ckin’ done to you if you would have pulled a knife on me??!! I would’ve shoved it down your f*ckin’ THROAT!!” Carla just looks at them without saying anything. She actually looks a little stunned.
Karen finally flies to Arizona and has her talk with Dave.
Renee takes Ang with her to a place to look at dogs because she wants “an attack dog.” The dogs look vicious, and both Big Ang and Renee look a little terrified.
Karen has a talk with her brother while she is in Arizona. He tells her that he thinks they “might be able to get Daddy out (of prison).” Karen responds, “We’ve gotta go to war.”
See you guys next week!
Saturday Night Lineup, March 9th by BB
8PM – American Ninja Warrior (NBC); Cops (Fox); Too Cute! (Anpl); RHOBH First Look (Bravo)
9PM – 48 Hours Hard Evidence (TLC); My Big Redneck Vacation (CMT); Pit Boss (Anpl); Auction Hunters (Spike); Blackboard Wars (OWN); Oddities (Science); Deadly Sins (ID); Renovation Realities (DIY); Ripper Street (BBC); The Incredible Dr. Pol
10PM – 48 Hours (CBS); Flipping Boston (A&E); 48 Hours Hard Evidence (TLC); My Big Redneck Vacation (CMT); Savage Family Diggers (Spike); Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal (OWN); Scorned: Love Kills (ID); Graham Norton (BBC)
11PM – SNL: Justin Timberlake
Saturday – Happy Birthday majnon