Real Housewives of New Jersey “Reunion – Part Three”
It’s the end of the season! I know that this has been a short season, but I’m ready for it to be over! The husbands are still on stage to talk about their drama. We get a repeat of Jim causing all of the issues. He’s just sitting there with that sh*t-eating grin on his face. Jim is asked why he tried to pick a fight with Joe. Jim says that he actually likes Joey, but that he would have won in a fight because he’s the tallest. Juicy says that he didn’t care what Jim was saying, he didn’t want to get involve. Jim tries to say that he wasn’t sh*t-talking about anyone, including Juicy, but Andy puts him down, saying “yeah, you were.” Jim says that he was shocked by the indictment and shocked because the prosecutor was already working on two cases with “his” bank. Amber was already in the show, so he couldn’t hang out with them for ethical reasons. Jim says that he thinks that he would most love to hang out with Juicy and Joe. Teresa says that she was hurt by being judged before Jim actually knew them. Bottom line – Jim isn’t going to admit that he did anything wrong and is going to keep making excuses, even when he gets called out for continuing the feuds on twitter after the show ends.
As for Jim and Bobby – Bobby says that Jim talked trash about Juicy and Joe. We get a clip to prove it. Once the camera was off, Jim said that he “brought the noise” and celebrated burying the other guys. Amber denies it. As for the first responder party – Amber says that Jim was just trying to get her out of the house. She says that the ladies were inappropriate for grilling Jim about what just happened. Amber admits that he was condescending, but Jim says that Dina lacks the intellectual capacity to understand that he wanted to get his wife out of the house. Dina calls Jim out for confusing Teresa with legal jargon.
They move on to the Florida trip. Dina says that no shenanigans happened with the pool boy. She was the Caroline of the group, meaning that she wanted to sit on the sidelines. They vote to throw Jim into the gator-infested swamp, if they could oust anyone. Of course, the Victoria Gotti rumor comes up. Jim laughed through the whole set of clips. He says that it was drunken fun. What a horrible person! Amber says that they thought the whole rumor was a joke, but it didn’t seem that way when Jim yelled it at the party. Rino says that he did not tell Victoria Gotti that he slept with his mother-in-law and that he’s disgusted that she would say that about a grandmother. Teresa A. says that her mother would never do that to her and she doesn’t understand why anyone entertained the rumor. She appreciates that Dina constantly said that the rumor wasn’t true. Teresa is asked if she believes the rumor, but doesn’t really give a straight answer. Reminds me of Lisa answering the rumors about Kyle/Mauricio – say I don’t think it’s true, but you never know. Rino is the voice of reason here, which is amazing to me. I like him so much more than I did after the first episode! Teresa A. believes that Teresa knew what Victoria was going to say. Teresa says that she told Dina so that Teresa A. wouldn’t be blindsided in Florida. Dina admits that she wishes she had told the twins off camera. Rino is upset that Jim was so disrespectful of Teresa A. The men get into it more than the women this season, it annoying. Jim wants to know why Rino wasn’t there to support his wife. Rino notes that he refused to film with Jim because of his behavior.
On to the Bobby cheating rumor. Bobby says that he has a tenant, but was not having an affair. He accuses Jim and Amber of taking a small piece of information and spinning it. Jim says that he was accusing Bobby of cheating with a different woman. Nicole says that Bobby was very disrespectful of her in Florida. Bobby says that he meant that she was stupid to take Jim’s bait, and apologizes for it. He says that he didn’t hide in the bathroom, he was trying to get away from the camera. Jim then tells his version, which is completely different than what we saw. Jim admits that he’s rude, saying that it’s intentional. He would never be rude to his wife, but it’s fine to be rude to any other woman. Wow, his parents must be so proud! Bottom line – Bobby and Jim will never be friends again. Amber says that Jim is very hurt by the end of the relationship because he has never had a friend “do that to him.” Bobby calls her out on that, saying that he never did anything to Jim. The men finally leave.
Teresa A. is still made at Teresa for repeating the Gotti rumor. Teresa A. says that you can’t hurt people in life and expect to get away scot-free. She doesn’t want to get into the legal matters, but says that Teresa deliberately hurts people and should expect some blow-back. Teresa A. thinks that Teresa threw her under the bus because she wanted the attention off of her. Teresa says that Teresa A. should have laughed it off, just like Melissa laughed off her rumors. Umm, Melissa didn’t laugh off the stripper rumors. Teresa A. says that her father was very hurt to have the rumor on national TV. I understand how upsetting that would be. Teresa A. hopes to move forward with Teresa.
Teresa A. has learned that alcohol and TV don’t mix. Nicole learned to focus on what’s really important. Amber learned to keep her husband off twitter. Melissa has learned that the little things don’t matter as much. Dina remembered why she walked away from the show. She doesn’t like the fighting. If she had to do it again, she would not come back. Teresa apologizes to her fans, who were let down by her. She wants to make herself a better person and grow through her experiences. She says that she 80% regrets her experience, 20% doesn’t. Teresa says that she is most scared of not being with her daughters. She wants her daughters to visit her, and says that anyone is welcome to visit. This will be her last reunion. It’s bittersweet watching all of the clips of Teresa’s time on the show – Audriana’s birth, the table flip, the stage mother makeup on Gia. Andy is emotional as he says goodbye to the ladies, especially Teresa.