'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Teresa Is Driving Joe & Melissa Away but Not Apart

Melissa Gorga and Teresa GiudiceTonight we saw almost an hour of evidence on The Real Housewives of New Jersey that Teresa Giudice is completely out of touch with reality. Not that that's any big revelation, but the vastness of her own little Teresa universe in which she resides and NEVER sees her own flaws or shortcomings was awe-inducing nonetheless.

She and Melissa Gorga are still feuding over this comment Teresa made to her brother, Joe Giudice, that she thinks Melissa would leave him in a minute if a richer guy came along. Her evidence? Just because "people said" she might and that's kind of her hunch. Never mind the small children they're raising together and that they seem happy together; she's just pulling all of this out of her ass because she wants to drive them apart. Why? I have no idea.

Instead of addressing the issue with Melissa herself, Teresa waited until the big Summer Solstice luncheon. There, amidst the peace, third-eye stickers, and white tranquility, Teresa and Melissa had it out.

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The shouting match between Melissa and Teresa was pretty brief because as soon as Melissa brought up the world J-A-I-L, Teresa lost it and stormed out. Funny thing is that she was the one who brought up her husband having to "go away." She just never warned Melissa that jail is such a bad word -- especially in Jersey it seems. Semantics can be a bitch.

Teresa can't argue effectively to save her life, and Melissa did a good job of going toe-to-toe (verbally) with her. When Teresa shot out that the Gorgas gossip all the time about her and Joe, Melissa was justifiably incredulous. "We don't even discuss you or your husband," she told her. Hard for Teresa to believe I'm sure, but not everyone does.

The best/most outrageous moment came when Teresa spouted off about the Gorgas' annoying habit of delivering birthday gifts for the Giudice children to their school instead of her home. Then all of a sudden, Teresa pretended like Melissa was the insane one after Melissa nicely reminded her that one of her son's birthdays was three months ago and, as of yet, he hadn't received a gift from the Giudices. The silence this was met with from Teresa was golden indeed. Instead of just offering a mea culpa though, Teresa tried to blame it all on Melissa instead. "Why do you always have to bring up gifts, Melissa?" she asked her ... with a straight face.

In the end, the wise Caroline Manzo told the camera: "For their own family security, Melissa and Joe may have to walk away." While you never want to see a family broken up, this is one case in which a party (i.e.,Teresa) is so out of touch with reality you just can't reason with them enough to work things out. How does that saying go again: "You can't argue with ...?" That, or they could all take the advice of Rosie Pierri: "Everybody should shut up!" Either way.

Oh, and could Kim D. please go away now?

Do you think Teresa is completely delusional? Are you a fan of Rosie?

 

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nonmember avatar Amber

LOL I love Rosie!!! She reminds me of Megan from Bridesmaids

Best comeback of the night Melissa snapping back at Teresa when T said something must be wrong if Melissa didn't know where her husband was and Melissa's like "I don't know. Maybe he's cheating on me!"

kcanela kcanela

i like rosie . as for teresa, i feel sorry for her, shes out of touch with reality. shes jealous of melissa's HAPPY marriage plain and simple.

mamav... mamavaness

I used to love teresa but this season she has gone mad!!! what happened to the old teresa?

MeAnd... MeAndTommyLee

The old Teresa got full of herself from being on reality tv.  I still say there is a human being inside of there and she will recover shortly.

bills... billsfan1104

I am beginning to like Kathy an Ro, who both want to keep the peace.  I use to like Caroline, but I believe that she is antigonizing and wanting to see everyone against Teresa, because she probably is pissed that her and her sister are fighting and her sister sees her for what she is.

kathi... kathislove80

Rosie is making the show this season! She was hilarious when she was watching all the kids. She's too funny.

Teresa is dilusionsal. I feel bad for her girls.

nonmember avatar Brooke

Can I just say that I LOVE Rosie!!! She is such a fun character for this season. And Teresa??? She is bat shit crazy! Don't mess with a marriage!

nonmember avatar Tonya

Rosie is a hoot. Teresa seems to have lost it, but I do not at all buy Melissa's innocent victim act either. Caroline loves to stir the pot and lost all credibility with me when she claimed on the reunion show that she was never friends with Teresa, that they'd simply been acquaintances. The only one I like at this point is Jaqueline, who just seems so above all the crap.

nonmember avatar Sczerhess

Teresa looked like a total tool last night.. She argues just for the sake of arguing..and doesn't even make sense..Melissa gave it to her good last night and Teresa looked like a blubbering idiot.. I agree.. She is so jealous of Melissa and she just wants to pull others down to her level..Melissa is younger, prettier and classier!

Jodie Mancin Lear

I feel bad for Gia. Her parents behavior is effecting her she seems so sad. She has taken on the role of caretaker for her siblings because her parents are so self involved with themselves. She is going to need therapy before this is all said and done. All of their kids are acting out. it is a train wreck that is hard to watch.

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