'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Camping Heals All

Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline LauritaWow, I don't know if it's all of that fresh air, being out of Jersey, or what, but this camping trip has been one giant healing session for The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, but then just when it's about to, someone catches it midair and graciously gives it back to its rightful owner. It's weird ... and a little boring.

Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice are so chummy it's bordering on sickening. I'm glad for their families, but we really don't need to see Melissa grabbing Tre's body parts and savoring how squishy her ass is. Meanwhile the Joes were bonding over showing off their "sausages" and while peeing, and it was just one big love fest. Boy was that therapist ever wrong when he warned them that they shouldn't share an RV.

I have no delusions that it's going to be like this forever -- there's simply too much crazy there to keep things copacetic for too long. But it's nice/bizarre to see them get along for now.

Then there were Teresa and Jacqueline Laurita. They'd been cordially skating around one another the entire trip, not really addressing their big blow-up. Then Teresa asked her to come help her with dessert, which was, of course, just a guise to talk about what was happening.

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It was a baffling conversation as it always is when these two talk, with Teresa spinning a web of confusion around poor Jacqueline who just can't quite keep up with the madness. Teresa, of course, thinks she's the one who has been wronged, and opened things up saying, "I just want to know where do we go from here. I’m still hurt by what you did. I'm not going to lie."

When Jacqueline said she was hurt too, Teresa shot back, "But I didn't do nothing to you." Of course not; she never does nothing to nobody.

When she finally yelled that they should just go their separate ways, Jacqueline broke down. Teresa then softened and started crying too (or at least said she was crying with nary a tear in sight) and suddenly they were a big mushy pile of friendship again. See, camping is relationship magic for this group.

But Caroline Manzo, for one, isn't buying it, and she made another of her ominous yet totally obvious predictions: "As sure as I know my name is Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline is going to get hurt. I wish I could say something but I won’t because she’s going to have to realize it for herself. I can’t help her."

No one can. Now the race is on to see who Teresa will screw over first -- Melissa or Jacqueline. Hmmm?

Up next week, the call that seems to indicate Joe Giudice is cheating and that he's an even bigger jerk than we thought. Can't wait. "Kumbaya" may come to a screeching halt.

Do you think Caroline's prediction will come true and Teresa will hurt Jacqueline again?


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littl... littlesuzyfrog

Uh, Yeah.  Jacquelline is a sweet girl who followa the equiette rules of friendship...where as Teresa is like she will chew you up, spit you out, and then accuse you that it's not her fault, you were the one that fed you "bad food"  

However it is good drama, even though I wish she treat as least one person nicely.  It would help her image, showing that it isn't her fault that you hate her, it's you, becuase see I have friends.  Really, It's all on you.  That's Teresa in a nutshell.  (emphasis of nut).  Ha Ha.

GoshDarn GoshDarn

Of course Carolines prediction is right. I cant wait to watch next weeks episode though.  

nonmember avatar Jen Roy

I love how you write. You are so good at it. You explain everything so well! Everything you said about who Tre will screw over first to waiting for that phone call! I can't wait! Great job!!

Jacquie Singleton

It's inevitable that Teresa is going to bulldoze everyone/thing in her path. Caroline, Jacqueline, Kathy, her borther, her kids and her much deserving husband are all going to feel the wrath of Hurricane Teresa. I don't know why she thinks so highly of herself, she is dillusional about her appeal to others, her ability to be a friend, her obligation to be a mother (those kids are totally out of control!) and her wacked out version of reality. She sucks the life out of everyone in her midst without remorse!

I think the show wouldn't make it without her hysterics, but that whole group would be better off without her in their lives!

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