I feel like this whole season has been a few decent episodes with a whole lotta boring ones…
This was a good one.
We picked up at the Posche fashion show.
Which in and of itself cracks me up.
Posche seems like a little rinky-dink boutique, basically the size of Melissa Gorga”s closet at home, that caters to the wanna-be-affluent Jersey “society” women.
Which means lots of leopard, lots of bedazzling, lots of faux fur.
But anyway, Kim D throws a “fashion” show every year for Posche. That’s where we left off…
Creeper Angelo had just walked up to the table where our ladies were sitting and asked Melissa if she remembered him.
In my opinion, I think she did, but didn’t want to admit it.
She said she remembered his face, but couldn’t place him.
Recognizing him from the “bikini bar” she worked at briefly, would open up a whole can of worms, so pretending like she didn’t know who he was, was an easier alternative.
Teresa sat there with a look on her face, basically waiting for the drama to drop, saying her heart was “Beating 500″. Kathy naively asked if she had too much coffee.
Anyway, when the “confrontation” didn’t go down as Teresa had expected she followed Melissa into the bathroom to keep it going. Honestly, if Teresa hadn’t followed her into the bathroom and continued the conversation, none of the drama would have happened.
But she did.
And it did.
Teresa asked Melissa who Angelo was, basically “testing” her. Finally Teresa told Melissa that she was in Kim D’s salon that afternoon and that guy just so happened to be there on the exact same day that she needed her make-up done in a salon next door to a Bail Bondsman. The salon seemed totally like Kim D’s style, but not Teresa’s..especially since we all know that she has a team of people who always come to her house to do her hair and make up.
Anyway, Melissa suddenly remembers who Angelo is brushes it off.
But Teresa was having none of it. She wasn’t about to let this nugget go without there being some sort of confrontation.
She wanted to go “talk” to this Angelo guy and let the news that Melissa used to work in a strip club get out to everyone at the show, but make it seem like she is defending the honor of her Sister in Law.
Obviously a thought-out plot.
What happens next is probably the most telling part of the whole episode. After Kim D. keeps it decidedly classy by yelling “Everybody F-ing dance”, Angelo gets caught spilling a secret.
Angelo tells a random party goer (I am assuming he was unaware his microphone pack was still on and that he was still being recorded) how Kim and Teresa are trying to set up Melissa and that it was their idea for him to walk up and confront her.
I mean honestly, look at the facts..why was he there in the first place? He had no business of being there and the fact that he was working in that weird salon for just the “day” which was also the same day that Teresa was going to be there with Kim D? Hellllooooo.
While the other ladies are sitting at the table eating salad Jacqueline starts getting texts from some mutual friends of hers and Teresa’s telling her that “something is going to go down” at the fashion show and that “she’s not the target”.
Back in the bathroom Melissa decided to call her husband..which honestly is what any normal woman would do when confronted by a major creeper of a man…and Teresa lost her mind.
I am guessing she wanted the whole situation to happen like she and Kim D had planned, and her brother Joe showing up was throwing a wrench into the big “Melissa used to be a stripper” reveal.
Teresa hurried over to confront Angelo, which I think basically meant to yell at him while people were watching, but then to tell him to get lost before her brother showed up. Angelo decided to hit the bricks early on, figuring he had earned his paycheck for the night…
Another wrench in Teresa’s plan.
When all the ladies sit back down at the dinner table there is so much awkward tension, that I was cringing from my couch.
Jacqueline, Caroline and Lauren saw the texts that it was all a set up, but sat quietly by and watched as the drama unfolded.
At some point there was “fashion” at the “Fashion Show”..but all that was really peripheral…
Kim D decided to walk over to the table and tell the ladies that Angelo decided to leave because he felt like “nobody liked him”. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!
At that point I guess everyone decided it was time to leave. As soon as they all went outside they realized that Joe Gorga showed up with Richie in tow. Joe wanted to confront Angelo, but with Angelo having skedaddled he was only left with Kim D…which lead to some of the best moments of the episode.
There is obviously no love lost between these two…she called him a “midget” and he called her a “dirty whore” and told her to go “sniff a line”, which made me literally laugh out loud. I’m still not sure why, except truer words have never been spoken.
Also, he informed us, in his confessional to the camera, that Kim D and Teresa are “Butt Buddies”. Now, I THOUGHT i knew what that meant, but maybe I don’t?
So while this major confrontation is going down outside Teresa decides that now is the time to make her rounds at the party…visiting all the tables and greeting everyone with kisses.
Obviously she needed time to come up with a new story in her head.
Finally Joe and Melissa decide to leave and that’s when Teresa chooses to come outside. She tried to catch up with her brother. Melissa tried to tell Joe to say, “Shame on You”, but as we all know Joe is a little long-winded and “shame on you” turned into a whole illogical car-window argument that had to be broken up by the Police directing traffic.
Finally Teresa sees Jacqueline and essentially blames her for the entire mess. She alleges that Jacqueline is setting HER up. It was a futile attempt to pass the blame onto someone else…which we all know by now, is Teresa’s favorite past-time.
The fact that Teresa has been trying to “expose” Melissa for being a stripper for the past few years has now officially blown up in her face.
Quite frankly, would it even MATTER at this point if she was?
The reunion show is next week and it’s a THREE PARTER!
It has been about a year since all this went down, and apparently most of them haven’t talked since.
I CANNOT wait!