The reconciliation between the Gorgas and Giudices continued tonight on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. There were tears, hugs, apologies (gasp!), and promises to communicate better. The peace feels precarious at best (drunko Melissa and the guys ice fishing together made me hella nervous), but it's the first peace these families have had in a long time, so it was a good start.
Caroline Manzo wasn't satisfied with that though; she was bound and determined to get Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita to come to some sort of resolution with each other too. Both are seriously hurting because of their imploded friendship, and while they each say they've completely moved on from one another, it's clear neither has.
Before Caroline would let Teresa catch her in the trust game, she made her promise that she'd try to resolve things with Jacqueline. Tears immediately filled Teresa's eyes, but she eventually agreed that she would. Surprisingly it was Juicy Joe who further encouraged her to patch things up with Jacqueline.
It was one of the first times I can remember him being likable and actually saying something smart. "We're going to make amends, and that's it," he told her. When she balked that Jacqueline had really hurt her, he said, "If you keep bringing up the past, you know what’s going to happen? Nothing’s ever going to get resolved."
Then more like the Juicy we know: "Your fucking brother just fucking charged me and I got over it. Get over it."
After a few tears from them both (yes, Juicy was even crying!), Teresa agreed, and previews for next week show her calling Jacqueline saying they need to talk. Whether Jacqueline will want to remains to be seen. She has proclaimed over and over to be done with Teresa. "My issues with Teresa are things that can't be fixed," she said.
We'll see. I hope they can fix things, for both of their sakes. I think Jacqueline is (usually) a good, loyal friend who brings out the best in Teresa, and I think Jacqueline truly enjoyed Teresa's companionship before things went wrong. Neither needs this lingering negativity that's nagging at them. Their friendship may never be the same again, but I hope they are able to reach some kind of mutual forgiveness at the very least.
Do you think Teresa and Jacqueline will make up? Do you think they should?
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