Just when it looked like it was all peace and light with the RHONJ crew, tonight we saw that nothing has really changed all that much when it comes to the feud between Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice. Though they both said sorry and hugged it out, neither of them trusts the other. Of course, neither seems all that trustworthy, so there's that too.
With Melissa's book on finding your true love coming out, she was all sorts of bent out of shape that someone had been planting rumors that she'd cheated on Joe. She immediately suspected Teresa had something to do with it, and although she didn't come out and accuse her of it, she implied it as heavily as she applies her eye shadow.
Teresa was bound and determined to prove her innocence ... a little too bound and determined though.
Teresa invited Melissa to her hair product line launch and was adamant that she confront Penny and Jan (the women who had been spreading rumors about her) there. She promised to have her back and said this was her opportunity.
Only when Jan confronted Melissa, Teresa just stood there blinking her eyes the whole time. Jan went off on Melissa and accused her again of getting together with her ex. Not a bit of back covering from Tre there.
Then Penny came up, and Melissa couldn't get a straight answer out of her when she asked who was asking all these questions about her. It was partly because Teresa kept interrupting her to make sure she cleared Teresa's name. No, she and Penny aren't friends. No, she'd never met Angelo before he confronted Melissa about dancing at his club. Nope, none of it had anything to do with Teresa. Smug, satisfied, and vindicated, Teresa skipped off ... though not before Penny left. She wasn't about to leave her and Melissa alone together.
The Gorgas weren't convinced of Teresa's innocence at all. In fact, her little production may have done more harm than good. "I don’t feel like I’m getting the whole truth," Joe said. "Teresa’s trying too hard to make herself look innocent."
Melissa concurred, "Nothing adds up. It just feels like someone’s hands are a little dirty." I'm not a huge Melissa fan, but I agree -- nothing does add up. Someone is pulling the puppet strings, and who else would have a motive other than Teresa? I think it's possible/probable that she has at least something to do with the whole thing. Of course, it also wouldn't surprise me at all if some of the rumors about Melissa are true.
Next week it looks like the whole gang is off to Arizona for a relaxing spa vacation to celebrate Melissa's birthday. When talking about how nice and healing it will be, Joe Gorga said (in all seriousness), "Everyone gets along on vacation." Ha!
Best moment of the night: Jacqueline Laurita's amazing reunion with her son Nicholas. Tears!
Do you think Teresa is involved in planting these rumors? Do you think Melissa did meet up with her ex?
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