'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Teresa Giudice & Joe Gorga Have an Emotional Breakthrough & Melissa Gorga Isn't Going to Like It

Teresa GiudiceThings got bad tonight on RHONJ. Real bad. We saw the fight between Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice play out and end with everyone fuming and covered in Joe Gorga's black hairspray (so perfect!). The team builders were scared sh*tless, and everyone was ready to pack it up and leave.

Only no one did. They stayed. Unfortunately, that meant we had to witness one of the most disturbing scenes Real Housewives has ever shown -- Teresa and Joe Giudice having sexy time in the bathtub. The fact that the poor waiter had to come in and serve them champagne in the midst of it was excruciating to watch. I shudder just thinking about it.

Fortunately, it also brought about one of the most touching scenes of all time. 

Joe Gorga was at his breaking point after the fight. Melissa Gorga only made things worse. She wouldn't even leave the room when Teresa wanted to talk to Joe alone, and she was doing everything she could to get digs in about her, even making fun of her business endorsements and blaming Teresa for not breaking up the fight. It was very clear that Melissa did NOT want her husband to make up with Teresa no matter what (and I question if she ever really has). It didn't seem like she had anything to worry about either ... for awhile. Joe was done. He called Teresa evil, the devil, his worst enemy, and of course, scum. At one point he said, "I hate her."

Then Dr. V with her blonde hair, but Italian vagina (WTF does that mean?), entered. Even she thought a reconciliation wasn't going to happen at first, and she called Teresa in so Joe could tell her he just wasn't ready. But when Teresa broke down, that brother-sister bond took over, and they had a touching moment in which they kissed, hugged, and sobbed with one another. It was incredibly sweet and emotional to watch after so much pain between them. There is still love there.

Melissa Gorga isn't going to like it though, and she's probably going to be their biggest hurdle toward rebuilding their relationship. Hopefully Joe will be on high alert for evidence of all of her little antics designed to pull him and Teresa apart. Not that Tre is totally innocent either. She's going to have to distance herself from Kim D. and others who try to do the same.

Previews for next week look much lighter, so I'm hopeful that this really is the beginning of their healing. We're not there yet, but it certainly can't get any worse. And can I just say how very thankful I am that Caroline isn't going to get credit for their reconciliation. Even though Teresa called and begged her to come, she had nothing to do with this breakthrough. I don't think I could take her ego if she did prompt it ... though that doesn't mean she won't try to take credit for it.

Do you think this is the start of healing? Do you think Melissa will put up resistance?


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Betty Zam

Finally!! A Stir blogger sees Melgo is evil and has been trying to keep the siblings apart!! :D

linzemae linzemae

If I was melissa I would want to keep them apart too. Theresa is toxic

nonmember avatar Heather

Teresa is SCUM

Lolarred Lolarred

Obviously Melissa doesn't want them to make up, all those negative comments, that chick is very possessive and she needs to back off from time to time..

nonmember avatar Guest

Great article! Melissa's edit is finally FAIR and REAL. And the true colors keep shining through each week. Looks like the poison really was Melissa.

bills... billsfan1104

I know Teresa isn't always innocent, but I don't think it is fair that she gets ALL the blame for everything too. I am glad that someone is finally writing about how manipulative Melissa is. And Richie doesn't help much either. For him to blame Teresa for that fight was wrong and it wasn't Guidice that went after Gorga.

nonmember avatar Joan Rosario

Melissa is a bitch! She needs to stf up sometimes!! Im super excited for the siblings to build a new relationship!! If Melissa doesn'tmess that up... HEY MELISSA.. FALL BACK!!!!

Pat Sayers

Come on why is it ok for Teresa to go and tell Joe everything and not Joe to go and tell Melissa everything. Dr. V put the guilt trip on Joe last night to make him fall into Teresa's trap. Why should she want to pick his mate he is a grown man, he can pick his own mate, good or bad. If Teresa wants to prove that she's not involved distance yourself from that scum you hang out with, you never open your mouth when they say anything you just shake your head yes when they say crap, so therefore you are involved in it. Man I need a life. I think Rosie needs to be the shrink.

Debbie Page Lazzara

Been saying it from day 1 melissa is not innocent in any of this, just can't figure out why  everyone on the show blames Treasa for all of the problems. And for meliss to get mad at treasa for not helping break up the fight, ARE YOU CRAZY i would never try to break those guys up, unless i had a death wish, melissa you could have really gotten hurt. LOVE ROSIE.


Donna Pacheco

I broke down right along with Teresa & Joe. I pray that they can get through all the pain and be a family once more, but I think Melissa is going to try her best to make sure it doesn't happen. Joey, wake up and watch your wife in action. Teresa isn't perfect, but neither is your wife!!! I love Rosie....she's really trying to help mend broken fences!

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