'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Penny Drossos Confirms What Everyone Suspected About Teresa Giudice

Penny DrossosFinally, it was the moment we've been waiting for all season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey (also pretty much the only thing we've talked about all season) -- the showdown between Teresa Giudice and Penny Drossos. Or I should say the big moment take two after that first fake, staged one when Penny backed up Teresa's story that they were not friends (with Teresa staring her down).

Melissa Gorga (aka Melissa Gaga) confronted Teresa with the accusations Penny had made about her last week, and Teresa, of course, denied them, saying she didn't know Penny from a hole in the wall. Then tweets about the Lauritas faking their son's autism for publicity started coming from Penny's husband, and everyone wanted answers as to why these people were so focused on taking down their family. Kim D's big store opening provided the perfect opportunity.

Jacqueline wasted no time in confronting Penny, whose husband, Johnny, wasn't there. Penny denied that her husband had ever tweeted that about Jacqueline's son ... then she changed her tune and she said they were put up to it. She continued talking out of both sides of her mouth when Melissa pulled her away to talk to Teresa.

It was comical really with all the fingers flying and f-bombs going off. If only Teresa had saved her purple pimp outfit for this occasion, it would have been even better, but unfortunately she used that for her bizarro lunch/advice session with Victoria Gotti.

The whole Penny-Teresa confrontation was a bit hard to follow with all the yelling, but one thing came across very clear -- Penny said Teresa was behind everything. She said Teresa knew Melissa was being set up at the fashion show last year, and that she wanted to destroy her. Bam -- she confirmed what everyone has suspected about Teresa all along. The problem -- she's about as trustworthy as ... Teresa.

Teresa's only rebuttal was that Penny is crazy and wanted to destroy their family. I would really like to give Teresa the benefit of the doubt. I don't want to believe she'd really do these things to her own family, but she doesn't seem innocent either. And really, where else would Penny be getting all of this information? I think it's probably something like Jacqueline suggested -- Teresa started it all and then couldn't stop it when she wanted it stop. Now it's biting her in the ass. 

Next week's finale looks intense, complete the brawl that has several of them still facing assault charges. Weren't they just singing "Kumbaya"?

Who do you believe -- Teresa or Penny?

 

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Betty Zam

Julie according to Penny everything is edited. There was a site that put Bravo on blast and its now gone...Everything happened out of order and Penny says its not Teresa's fault. Maybe that's why Mel got mad at Joe. N Joe was so upset bc he was told Tre knew about it.
According to them everything happened backwards and that producers were forcing storylines, etc.

Audrey L Wolfe

My opinion of all of the anger stems from Teresa's brother and wife were jealous of Teresa and felt they should be on the show too look at how they act they are so stuck on themselves it makes you sick as far as Mellissa I do believe she cheated on Joe just from what Jan said It's all about wanting more than the next person right from the beginning at the baby's christening when Joe stated to his sister Teresa go back to your real family and that she was garbage all because Teresa didn't want them on the show but they weaseled there way in didn't they and about the singing REALLY give me a break can't trust them their camera HOGS sickening so If Teresa showed animosity against them I understand it even if Teresa did start the rumors so be it they intruded in on her winfall and got jealous

nonmember avatar jan

I believe teresa, penny heard most of that stuff on last year's show. I think penny is trying to get more viewing time.

hexxuss hexxuss

I think they showed their script out of order. ;-)

Debbie Page Lazzara

It's all a bunch of bull, getting really tired of this story line ,ENOUGH ALREADY,, And i'm sure penny was getting all this stuff from last year.

2kids... 2kids2dogs2cats

You need to check your facts before you post this, the Posche II party was filmed long before the Arizona trip, for some reason Bravo aired the filming out of order, why don't you try looking for Penny's blog? She said the entire thing was edited to make Teresa look guilty, and to avoid shedding light on Albert Manzo's affair.

Betty Jean Keitz

  Why if everyone kissed and made up is Joe trying to start everything up again???He behaves like every 13 year old boy I ever went to school with.He's so immature.I suspect Bravo paid Penny to stir up some trouble in a feeble attempt to make this season interesting.

nonmember avatar Tina S

I don't think Theresa is a hundred percent innocent in all the melissa rumors, but I think melissa has a lot of hatters in her immediate so called circle of friends. Didn't anyone catch her girlfriends reaction at her lunch date with them in the city? She says she's having lunch with her closest friends, even one was in her wedding, then she start boasting about her new book deal on how to have a happy marriage. All the mean while these 3 ladies are looking at eachother and eye rolling with annoyance and melissa is completely oblivious to all of this. The Gorgas are responsible for their own demise and they need to stop pointing fingers and own it. Not only that Kim D is always involved when it is about melissa. She's a pot stirrer and likes to watch it boil over.

Kay Wiermaa

Teresa is behind it ALL.  What goes around comes around.  Good luck in slammertown

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