'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Watch Out, Penny!

Teresa GiudiceIt was kind of an odd circle tonight on The Real Housewives of New Jersey with a tease in the opening scenes of Joe Gorga's angry explosion that sent a glass flying. I think they did it to keep our interest, because all of the peace, love, and Zen were getting a little boring.

So all the while during the rewind when everyone was bonding over massages, creating mayhem at the pool, and walking on tightropes in the sky, we knew something big was coming. When Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga promised while balancing many feet above the ground to never fight again, we knew it wasn't going to be that easy. Especially because down on the ground, Joe was still seeing and seething over nasty tweets about his wife cheating, from none other than Penny Drossos Karagiorgis -- who Teresa went to great lengths to let them know was not her friend. A little too great of lengths, because it all seemed a bit staged for the Gorgas' taste.

Melissa said she was willing to move on (though clearly she wasn't, as she demonstrated when she pointedly left Teresa out of her birthday toast), but Joe wanted it to stop. He wasn't going to be happy until Teresa admitted she had something to do with all the rumors. He said some of the things being said no one would know but Teresa. Teresa, of course, said she had nothing to do with them, tried to blame Melissa's friend Jan, and didn't want to confront Penny because she didn't want to give her any more power. So there they were shouting and screaming, and the glass flew.

It looked like all the work they'd done was for nothing, and they'd leave in an even worse place than they'd come. Then with a little help from Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita, they came to a solution -- they would unite as a team and confront Penny. Teresa was reluctant, but in the end agreed to do so. Then it was rah rah, go united team. "You go deal with that bitch," Albert Manzo told them.

Previews for next week don't show a confrontation between Joe, Teresa, and Penny, but rather Penny and Melissa talking one-on-one. That could be interesting, and we'll see how far Penny throws Teresa under the bus.

I don't know if Teresa is involved in the rumors or not. I don't get the feeling that she's maliciously trying to plant the rumors (or at least isn't anymore), but I do think she may know more, or has been around more when they're being ignited, than she's letting on.

In any case, it's united Team Giudice-Gorga ... for now. Whoever is behind those rumors should be scared -- especially if it's Teresa, and this all blows up in her face.

Most disturbing moment of the night: It's a tie between Joe Gorga doing "the dip" and the fringed purple tube top and daisy dukes Melissa wore to do an adventure course -- NOT cute.

Do you think Teresa has something to do with the rumors? Do you think Joe and Teresa reuniting will make them stop?


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bills... billsfan1104

I am beginning to wonder now. Because Teresa and Melissa are not talking now.

nonmember avatar sandy

Here's the thing about Theresa: She really believes the lies she tells. That is what is so frustrating and infuriating for everyone around her. Most folks lie, and they do it quite strategically and consciously; it's not always malicious or meant to stir trouble, but we all lie, and just about everybody knows that they're doing it. I don't even know if "liar" is a relevant term for Theresa: If she has convinced herself that what she is saying is true, then is she "lying?" She may not be telling the truth, but to her, it is: She operates in a psychologically distorted reality of her own making.

Marie Loverso Amatruda

Personally I think Melissa is behind it all! She can't stand that her husband and his sister may actually make up and behave like the adult they are. Check out Melissa's face whenever Theresa and Joe have a real moment of connection!

Debbie Page Lazzara

I don't believe for one minute Treasa has any thing to do with the rummers, and really tired of people trying to get her to confess to something she may have nothing to do with, show is becoming so annoying.

Judith Grant Lombardo

Oh yes she did, you will find out in the next few episodes... she is in her own fantasy world, its really not her fault, she has a mental disorder and should be checked out.

Jo-Ann Tuohey

Even if Teresa is behind the rumors, I don't blame her. Melissa has been so nasty and vindictive, trying to keep Teresa and her own brother apart, that I wouldn't blame Teresa at all for trying to get back at her. People you  need to start watching what Melissa is doing, making faces at Teresa, firing up Joe Gorga to get him mad at Teresa, backstabbing Teresa to her own friends, etc., Melissa is the villian here, not Teresa. Teresa loves her brother.


nonmember avatar mary

I hate to say this, but Tre is just to stupid to be malicious. Mel, on the other hand, is someone I wouldn't trust ever. I knew her when she was a dancer, and no one "just danced," if you know what I mean. She was a mean girl then, and she's mean girl now, and I have no doubt she cheated on that creepy, overly hairy husband. I met Mel in FL and we stayed in touch until a few years ago. She got too famous and didn't need friends anymore. No wonder Jan turned on her.

Kay Wiermaa

Of COURSE.  She is 100% responsible for sh** stirring.  Why else would anyone have anything to say about Melissa???

Birgit Banyak Van Beber

YES, I think she has a lot to do with those Rumors, she hates Melisa and is devilJealous of her too, you can totally tell. I hope that she gets coughed red handed in a freaking Lie right in front of her Brother and Melisa ..... Teresa and her Husband need there Family no more then ever , because of what's been going on in there Life's right now with all that Fraud and crap they did over the years, while on the show and making money of the show....Geezzz , why do people have to be so Greedy and flaunt Money around like Teresa is doing, like when she went shopping that one time and had a bunch of Money on Hand and said that she only pays with cash.....and who in the hell cares Teresa if you have it or not....You need to take care of your Issues with your Brother and his Wife or you will lose your Brother in a Heart beat at least you have your Brother living in the same State, I have all my siblings in Germany and my Mom and Dad also.....Get you Head out of your A** and be truthful for a change Miss Wonderful......NOT....

John T. Farrell

I'm dying to see Penny go down and take Teresa with her. What a pair of pathological psycho-bitches. And fugly, very fugly.

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