I have to hand it to the Bravo editors who turned Caroline Manzo's prediction about Teresa Giudice's future into the prophecy heard round the world. It was the best minute or two of The Real Housewives of New Jersey ever since last year's season premiere when a Godfather-esque fight broke out during a christening. The powers-that-be at the network made Caroline's voice front and center and dimmed all the background noise as they showed footage of Teresa and Joe Giudice pretending, as the editing would allude, to be happy. I was in awe. Mrs. Manzo put the gun on the mantel, now we just have to wait and see when and how it gets used.
But before we get to that, we, of course, have to have Teresa's reaction to Caroline's fortune-telling. And we, of course, have to laugh at her knee-jerk reaction to put people down when she feels threatened.
Teresa was on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live last night and when Andy asked her about Carolina's soothsaying, Teresa responded, well, how should we say this -- she responds in a way only Teresa can. She raises her eyebrows, blinks a thousand times, gets a little stuttery, throws Caroline under the bus for having her own skeletons, then giggles her way out as if ha ha ha it's all no big deal, but really, it's the biggest deal in the world. Even Andy seemed uncomfortable by her transparency.
Only time and the judicial branch of New Jersey will tell if Joe Giudice is taken to the slammer, but I buy into Caroline's oracle hook, line, and sinker. It makes perfect sense that Teresa would write a book about raising four kids while their dad is in jail. I mean, she's sold that story before, why wouldn't she do it again.
But what I'm really hoping for is some sort of twist. Maybe Tre will, indeed, expose Caroline's alleged skeletons -- did Caroline push her daughter too far to get a lap band? was she the one who funded Albie's hair plugs? should she, the self-appointed mama bear and voice of reason, be more concerned that the her adult children are riding her coattails into the less-than-savory reality TV arena? -- maybe, just maybe, Teresa's the loaded gun on stage that no one's really thinking of.
What do you think?