'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Joe Giudice & Joe Gorga Take Things From Bad to Scary

Teresa Giudice and Melissa GorgaHere. We. Go. The Real Housewives of New Jersey started the big retreat tonight, and shoes weren't even removed before the verbal jabs started flying. By the end, the jabs turned physical with Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga getting into an all-out brawl. Those poor team builders didn't stand a chance.

The only sane ones (in this instance anyway) were Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo, who chose not to come. Teresa was especially pissed that Jacqueline didn't show, since she dared her and all, and she thinks everything is all Jacqueline's fault. 

Joe Giudice revealed himself to be an even bigger ignorant pig than ever when he said he thinks Jacqueline uses her son, Nicholas, who has autism, as an excuse. "Autism isn’t really a bad disease ... some of them are like scientists." The man is simply loathsome.

As for Teresa, she refuses to accept any responsibility, and she definitely needs to take some of the blame. Not all, but some. She also really needs to move on from this Jacqueline issue, or at least set it aside from her issues with her brother. Jacqueline's tweet calling her a moron didn't help, but still, she's not there, and there are plenty of people there with whom Teresa has problems to work out.

So they began the team building exercises ... with a constant flow of alcohol paving the way. Talk about being on a collision course with danger.

All of Melissa Gorga's dramatic antics were on full display (on display) with her dropping to her knees at one point begging Teresa to stop hurting their family. She kissed her ring, bowed to "the queen," and it was really ridiculous to watch. As crazy as Teresa may be, Melissa isn't innocent in this whole mess at all, and with stunts like that, you can see why Teresa might not be her biggest fan.

The only one I feel even a remote ounce of sympathy for is Joe Gorga. He's truly caught in the middle of two crazy women, and it's not a place I'd wish on my own worst enemy. But even he has been pushed to a point where he can't hold back anymore ... and did not.

After Melissa called Teresa poison, Teresa told Joe to "get balls. Be a man. Stick with your family." His reply: "I'm not sticking with scum like you."

Teresa then rushed out to tell Juicy Joe, and it was all over after that. He went in to demand an apology, and as soon as he walked in, Joe Gorga charged him. Of course, Bravo ended things there with an annoying "to be continued", so we'll have to wait until next week to see what happens. Previews show things getting even uglier. While I'm dying to see what the outcome is (and hoping it's the rock bottom before recovery), more than anything I hope they show the expressions of those team builders watching this whole thing go down.

Who do you think behaved the worst tonight (the choices are plentiful)? Do you think this will be the start of some healing?

 

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bills... billsfan1104

Joe Guidice also stated that he didn't know much about Autism and he slowly back tracked. He is ignorant about Autism so I will give him some slack. I felt for Teresa. Because Melissa, Joe and Kathy's husband seemed to want to blame Teresa for everything. Teresa is not spreading the rumors, others are. And if Melissa cannot see that, the relationship will never heal. And Melissa did play the victim and was hysterical over the top tonight.

bills... billsfan1104

And I still believe that Jacqueline is not innocent in any of this and she has a lot to do with some of this stuff

nonmember avatar krisann

They are 2 of the stupidest uneducated out spoken people! Stop and think how dumb your looking to the world before you open your mouth. Really Tre has the mind of a 12 yr old girl and hubby is a caveman! They are a perfect match....Dumb and dumber!

Patricia Perez

Teresa just doesn't get it. She is the root of what happened between her husband and brother!!! Why would run out crying to your husband, that your brother called you scum. I am not married to Joe Guidice and I apparently know him better then his own wife. The reaction she received from his was the exact reaction I knew would occur!!! Once again by claiming that you are the victim Teresa Sh#t hit the fan!! Good going!

Debbie Page Lazzara

Melissa clearly plays the biggest victim of all, I'm so tired of her acting so innocent all the time, everybody is always telling Treesa to own up to her mistakes, how about you all take your own advice and do the same. So over all the drama of Jersey.

Kay Wiermaa

Really, hillsfan1104??  Giving Joe Guidice a 'pass' after making ignorant statements about autism?  He makes ignorant statements bashing everyone on that show except his wife (well, unless we overhear him calling her a c*nt on the phone with his mistress).  He needs to shut up and listen, think and CHILL.  Everything out of his mouth is so incredibly STUPID.


Please don't feel bad for Teresa.  Until she can own up to flipping tables, flipping out, flipping facts around and being the overall mistress of mix-up, don't worry bout her.  She needs to realize she started EVERYTHING.  Melissa did nothing here, except I did really love when she stood up as Melissa GORGA.  GOR.GA. to Teresa.  T needs to realize her brother married and loves Melissa and if Teresa is jealous he is not sleeping with her...oh well.

Marie L. Moody

I agree with you Kay Wiermaa.  Teresa is blinded by her own self indulgience.  She's a child that will never grow up!  J Guidice is a cheating fake of a husband and that's another thing Teresa is blinded to because she could never face the fact that she's not #1.  These people have no scruples at all!  Dumb and Dumber, that's Joe and Teresa G.

nonmember avatar Sarah Kelly

You know it's really funny how Teresa is always accused of either setting Melissa up or talking behind her back. Melissa does the exact same thing. On the way up to the retreat they were all talking about Teresas marriage. And from the looks on her friends faces Melissa has no room to make comments about anyone's marriage. The brawl so to speak wasn't Teresas fault. Her brother is so disrespectful and he's that way because hes being lead to believe Teresa is starting everything and she's not. They showed a perfect example last night. When they flashed back to them talking about Melissa apparently cheating which Teresa had nothing to do with. The first thing jaqueline says is Teresa back at it again and there was Joe sucking it up. Then all of a sudden it teresa's fault Melissa's friend told her secret. Blame the right people. They really need to stop with the whole teresa's the blame for everything.

nonmember avatar Sarah Kelly

You know it's really funny how Teresa is always accused of either setting Melissa up or talking behind her back. Melissa does the exact same thing. On the way up to the retreat they were all talking about Teresas marriage. And from the looks on her friends faces Melissa has no room to make comments about anyone's marriage. The brawl so to speak wasn't Teresas fault. Her brother is so disrespectful and he's that way because hes being lead to believe Teresa is starting everything and she's not. They showed a perfect example last night. When they flashed back to them talking about Melissa apparently cheating which Teresa had nothing to do with. The first thing jaqueline says is Teresa back at it again and there was Joe sucking it up. Then all of a sudden it teresa's fault Melissa's friend told her secret. Blame the right people. They really need to stop with the whole teresa's the blame for everything.

nonmember avatar Veronica

I'm so sick of this family drama & I 100% blame the Gorgas. All you need to do is watch the very first episode they were ever on where Joe attacks Teresa all for saying congratulations. He ruined his own child's baptism for his chance to get on TV and he ruined his family or origin for it too. His poor parents. I really do feel sorry for them. Teresa keeps trying for them, but she should have walked away from them after that baptism. I would have wrote them off and refused to film with them.

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