'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Season 5 Premiere Recap: Caroline Manzo Needs to Stay Out of the Gorga-Giudice Feud

Teresa GiudiceThe Real Housewives of New Jersey were finally back for season five tonight, and, damn if that hour didn't fly by. They jumped right back into the drama, without missing a beat.

Unfortunately, the Gorga and Giudice children are caught right in the middle of the drama, and being used as pawns by their parents who hadn't spoken in more than a year, even after Hurricane Sandy. At least for the most part tonight they were being used for good as Antonia sent Milania a note saying she missed her. That gave Teresa Giudice an excuse to call and ask for a play date.

Melissa Gorga (looking like she had some work done, but I'm not quite sure what) was still pissed as hell and wasn't about to just drop her daughter off in the Giudice den of delusion, so the two argued back and forth childishly via text about who got to take the girls where. Finally, 11-year-old Gia (who seems like a pretty cool kid) solved it and arranged for both moms to meet with the girls.

When they did, the girls were thrilled to see each other, but between Teresa and Melissa,  it was tense, awkward, and weird. And what was up with Melissa micromanaging their jewelry making? She was making Teresa look like the sane one. Then it got even more uncomfortable when they found out they both had parties planned for their daughters' First Communions on the same day. But they did it, and it was a first step ... as painful as it was.

What was really painful though (even more than having Teresa refer to the song Joe was trying to quote as "Dust in the Air") was seeing Caroline Manzo butt her big nose into the situation because ... I have no idea why. Well, other than to give her some relevancy on the show. It was just weird, and even Melissa thought so.

Caroline said she knew Teresa might tell her to eff off, but she was willing to take that risk and go talk to Teresa on Joe's behalf. But it's none of her effing business. It's not Caroline's family, and she has plenty of her own family drama she should be dealing with. Just because she dishes advice on the radio doesn't mean she needs to be doing it real life; it's just annoying. I have to admit I can't wait to see how it all goes down when she and Teresa finally meet, though.

Previews for the rest of the season look absolutely insane. I seriously can't wait to watch it all go down. Welcome back, Jersey.

Do you think Caroline should intervene in the Gorga-Giudice feud? Do you think it will help?


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2rcom4t 2rcom4t

As much as I like Caroline it's time for her to stick to her own family and stay out of  Joe and Teresa Business let their family sort it out. And now I have that song going through my head Sheesh

hotrd... hotrdumommy

Caroline needs to just fall back and let the Gorga/Guidice feud run its course on its own. It has gone on for what seems like forever and I don't think there is anything new she can contribute to bring an end to it. Seriously it's none of her business.

nonmember avatar Geri;)

Caroline is a very smart & kind woman. She gives great advice. She has no choice but to see and hear the problems because she works with all of them. And even after all the low down dirty stuff Teresa has done and said to and about Caroline and her family Caroline still gives Joe the great advice that for your parents and children you have to try again no matter how painful!! Go Caroline Manzo and Team Gorga!!!

Victo... Victoria0785

I think Caroline has valuable advise to give in this situation, she us 1 of 11 siblings, and has had ups and downs with all of them (normal family stuff). Unlike Teresa she has never tried to get between Tre and Joe like Tre has done to her and Dina. Friends try to help one another. I wish people would stop kissing Tres ass all the time, she's a petty vindictive jealous disgusting person. I've never been a fan of hers, and seeing the way she goes out of her way to undermine her brothers marriage sealed it for me. If my sister ever talked to/ about my husband that way, or let her husband, I would have cut them out of my life so fast!

Debbie Reynolds

I hope the whole season isn't about this family fight, cause gonna be boring and I'm not sure I am gonna watch this season.


Sheila Shea

No i think Joe needs to talk to his sister, an they need to find away to put their angry away so the kids can see each other.

Patty Ford Tournear

Remember, she did not want to get involved. Joe asked her to.

Lizar... Lizardannie1966

Caroline's 'sage advice" and heralded parenting skills have clearly gone to Caroline's head.

She's not this way on Facebook nor Twitter.

She is this way on Bravo, however and because she is paid by Bravo to depict this type of role.

Joseph Josep Avina

I hope Theresa Flips a table on her medalling Ass !!!

Marialice Powers

Again, you don;t like Caroline, so we all knew this post was coming. But as I watched a recap of last season, I realized one thing that everyone in the cast said at one point. "I will just have to watch what I say to Teresa".  Why does everyone have to pussyfoot around her? Because she takes no one elses feelings into consideration. She does this weird double speak thing when she gets caught in a lie and then screams louder than everyone else to make herself believe what she just said.           In last nights show, Joe Gorga said he was drawn to Caroline as a big sister, voice of reason type person.  He is grasping at straws to try to mend things with his crazy ass sister. Maybe he thinks this will work, nothing else has. I myself have been in this situation, still am and I would like resolution like that also. Watch the show and try not to interpret!!!


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