So much for sticking together, a united family front, and all that other Zen they achieved in Arizona. On tonight's episode of RHONJ, Melissa and Joe Gorga threw that all out the window at the first glimpse of Penny Drossos's (really bad) blonde hair.
Instead of sticking to her pact with Teresa Giudice that they confront Penny together about spreading rumors about the Gorgas (as Teresa claims), in one of the most staged and scripted events in all of Real Housewives history (and that's saying a lot), Melissa marched right up to Penny when she spotted her in a restaurant to try and get her to spill the dirt about Teresa. Not two seconds later, Joe was right behind her demanding to know who was behind the rumors.
This time, Penny didn't hesitate. She looked at Joe and said, "It was your sister." Just like they suspected.
She went on to try and prove that she and Teresa are actually friends, despite what Teresa said to the contrary. Her proof was that she had Teresa's cell and home phone numbers in her phone, which was flimsy, but a bit peculiar for sure for someone you barely know to have your digits. Not only that, she said that her husband, Johnny -- who has been harassing Melissa on Twitter -- has been getting his information from Teresa. Pretty damning stuff ... IF it's true.
Could Penny be full of crap and just looking to try and find a few minutes in the spotlight? Absolutely, but it all seems a little too suspicious. She did say that Teresa has asked them to stop with the rumors though, so at least there's that.
I'm not sure Teresa will ever admit that she had anything to do with the rumors, but maybe, just maybe, she's really ready to start anew now despite anything she did in the past. At this point, that's about the best the Gorgas can hope for. And didn't they say they didn't care anymore and were ready to move on no matter what, anyway?
All the rest of us can hope for is that this season mercifully comes to an end soon. I'm so sick of this same worn-out plot and old issues being regurgitated. It's more than time to move on.
Also tonight -- poor Kathy Wakile. Really, what else is there to say? At least everyone showed up to her cannoli party at some point, but prompt they were not. And what was with Teresa's totally catty comment to the camera about the cannoli? "Are they edible? Yeah." Nice support for the family there, Teresa, but I'm sure she'll have some excuse about how that wasn't what she meant at all. Just like she will about whatever Penny says she said and did.
Do you think Penny is telling the truth?
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