'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Teresa Giudice & Her Minions Ambush Melissa Gorga

Melissa Gorga and Kim D. Last week on RHONJ, things were looking so hopeful for a reunion between Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga. Then tonight ... all hell broke loose again.

After Caroline Manzo's intervention and with their father in the ICU, it looked like Teresa and Joe were a small talk and a few hugs away from making nice again. Then Joe got sick, and it came out that he really wasn't ready to be around Teresa and Joe Giudice after all and wasn't about to go to Gia's party either. Whether he was really sick or not was questionable, but when he sent Melissa Gorga in his place, there was no question that it wasn't going to end well. Hell, it didn't even start out well.

No sooner had Melissa walked through the door than Teresa's band of bitchy friends (Kim D. and Linda, the "skinny bitch" spy from the gym) cornered her and started interrogating her (or "interrogizing" her, as Teresa said) about why she was at "Teresa's gym" the other morning and why hadn't she gone to visit her father-in-law in the hospital. As if it were their business?

Melissa said she did go see him, the day after he was admitted. Teresa overhead this and pounced, as she claims it was four whole days before Melissa visited. Melissa did backtrack on her story once pressured and didn't seem sure exactly when she visited, but said it wasn't four days. Teresa wasn't buying it. "Why are you lying?" she asked her. Gia walked into the middle of it all and was clearly exasperated by their antics. "I hate this!" she told them.

With that Melissa stormed out before the cake was even cut and smeared all over Gia's face. She dragged out her kids, who -- along with Teresa's kids -- are being so unfairly involved this whole mess. I especially feel for Gia, whose 12th birthday was used as the stage for this drama. It's just not fair to them.

In the end Teresa was already worrying about what Melissa would go home and tell her husband Joe. Of course, Melissa is going to go tell him her side of the story, and it will drive an even deeper wedge between him and Teresa. So we're back to square one, or even a little behind it.

Honestly, after tonight, I can't even say whose side I'm on anymore. While Teresa should have never ambushed Melissa like that at her daughter's birthday party, Melissa did seem a little sketchy about her answer. Is it really that hard to remember what day of the week you did something so recently? I've previously been pretty strongly on Team Gorga, but lately, Melissa, in particular, is seeming less and less like the innocent victim she wants us to believe she is. Of course Teresa laughing about Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile being "fat asses" was so horrible, I can't say I'm on her team after tonight either. So I don't know. The only thing I do know -- that Kim D. is the most despicable of all. 

Which side are you on -- Team Gorga or Team Giudice?

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nonmember avatar Marci

Well, since the party was in January and the dad was in the hospital in November, I can understand why melissavwould forget some details. Jac tweeted a pic of Antonia visiting her grandpa in the hospital, which Melissa sent her back in November.

linzemae linzemae

Kim D is always the instigator! what a snake

bills... billsfan1104

I don't think Jacqueline is all innocent as she says she is. I still believe that Jacqueline and Kim D set up Teresa last year. Melissa just admitted on "watch what happens live", that she was wrong on the day she went. She knew when she went, she was busted and ha to make an excuse.

nonmember avatar Christine

Neither they all suck! They are an embarrassment to Italian Americans. Just greedy and nasty and awful - I feel sorry for the kids:(

nonmember avatar Christine

Neither they all suck! They are an embarrassment to Italian Americans. Just greedy and nasty and awful - I feel sorry for the kids:(

Gypsy... Gypsyqueen4life

Either way, I don't think it was necessary to interrogate her at the birthday party. I'm not sure why it was such a big deal to Kim & Teresa as to which day she went or didn't go.  I'm not a huge fan of Melissa either, but I do not believe that all of that was necessary or appropriate & very antagonistic.  It was Gia's birthday party, I think Teresa should have been more focused on her daughter & the party itself rather than creating unecessary drama.

bills... billsfan1104

Gypsy, I was coming back to say just that. I do not understand why Kim D had to say anything and Teresa should of stopped her.

Betty Salgado

I am a Teresa fan that has seen right through MelGo since day one. I also hate that this site isn't more unbiased towards Tre. Why no mention of trying to ambush Teresa, once again at her gym??

CAP1015 CAP1015

Right now in some back room, this show (and the other RH shows) is being used to train agents to take over our country.  100 years from now, they will look back and this will be the historical evicence of the fall of America.  These people are beyond stupid, immature, and mentally ill, and yet they get paid for their bad behaviour.  What does that teach others, "be an idiot and get paid".  To prove my point of how idiotic this is, it must be mental illness, because you can't tell me Teresa watches these shows and can think  she looks good, smart like a good parent, sister, etc?  These shows also prove money does not equal happiness, intelligence, class, talent, or common sense.  I'm a little dumber for watching this show, and that is my fault.

Tripl... TripleDee30

I'm not a big fan of Melissa but I definitely think she's getting the bitch edit this season (a la Jill Zarin of NY).  Regardless of what day she visited her father-in-law, I just don't understand why Teresa had to bring it up at Gia's party - that was definitely a discussion for another time & place. 

@Betty Salgado - How can it be an ambush if Teresa wasn't even at the gym when they were? 

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