On this week of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Joe Giudice continued to prepare to leave for prison. With approximately one month to go, he continued to be on edge about his future. The Giudice’s family lawyer came over to check-in with Teresa and Joe and had a talk with Joe about how can be “too nice” sometimes and let the wrong people around him. He warned Joe how this could be a problem for Giudice in prison.
Teresa took Joe to get a yoga massage in order to help his frustration and they talked about how their four daughters felt about him leaving, but Joe told Teresa that even though she told her children she went away for work while she was in prison, they know the truth. “They know what’s going on. They’re not stupid,” he told his wife, adding, “They know where you were. Even Audriana knew.”
Dolores Catania tried to step-up and make up for the fact that she had been slacking on her gym partner. She went to work and came up with an idea to bring in more women customers to the gym by hosting ladies nights.
Meanwhile, Melissa Gorga was struggling to manage her boutique and please her husband Joe with driving their kids around, making dinner and maintaining her other wifely duties her thought weren’t getting done. When Melissa came home exhausted from work one evening while Joe was making the children’s lunches, he told her that he needed his life back and called her income a crumb, while his was the cake. She labeled him an old school Italian and asked him if his mother dropped him on his head as a baby, because she couldn’t understand how he wasn’t being supportive of her business.
“I think I manned up 10 years ago when I put you in a beautiful home and gave you nice things,” Joe yelled. “You bring in crumbs! I don’t need your money. I need my wife!”
But Melissa listened to some advice from Siggy Flicker. She brought her family over that Sunday and cooked her husband a home cooked meal, which seemed to diffuse the situation.
Dolores had been surprised to learn that Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri weren’t on civil terms with their cousin Teresa and she was even more surprised to learn that they were going to be showing up at Teresa’s book signing. When she shared the news with Jacqueline and Chris Laurita, they pulled up to the signing and Chris joked, “Good news is the cops are here, so if there are any problems, it’ll get broken up.”
When Kathy and Rosie showed up and asked Teresa to sign their books, Rosie asked Teresa if she would join them for lunch… this caught Teresa off guard and she finally managed to say, “My time is very precious right now since my husband is leaving soon.”
“My cousins never reached out to me when I was away,” Teresa said to the camera. “Sorry if I’m not dying to go out to lunch with family members who stab me in the back.”
And when Rosie tried to reconcile with Joe Giudice and admit she had made some harsh comments about being excluded from New Year’s Eve, she got just as an icy of a response, which didn’t sit well with her.
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