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On Jersey Shore Season 6, Episode 11: “Awkward,” The Situation finally decided to “man up” and formally apologize to Snooki for his behavior during Season 5.

To rehash their friendship-killing fight, The Situation began making claims as far back as Florence, Italy that he and Snooki had some form of sex while she was still with now-fiance and baby-daddy Jionni LaValle. He threatened to tell Jionni all throughout Season 5, while Snooki maintained her position that it never happened. The whole thing culminated with Mike confronting Jionni and telling him about the alleged hook-up, and Jionni reacting passively and appearing not to care.

Now, on Season 6, the final season, The Situation is sober and wants very much to renew his once-fantastic relationship with Snooki. So he showed up at Snooki’s house, and they sat down to talk it out.

He explained that he’s a “different person” now, and wants to just look her in the eye and say he’s sorry. Snooki says she was hurt because, “You totally made a fool out of him. I just don’t understand why you would do that to me.” Mike says that he was probably just over-protective

“You’re the best friend I’ve had, to be honest,” he said. “I’m willing to fix whatever needs to be fixed.”

“We’re the same person, we got each other,” Snooki responded. She said that she found his apology really genuine. And then something really great happened. Snooki said she accepted his apology!

While their relationship is still fragile, Snooki agreed to give him a high five, though she said right afterwards, “You awkward man, you.”

Honestly? We were kind of moved! Do you think the friendship has a chance now? More importantly, will Mike be invited to the wedding?

Catch the next new episode of Jersey Shore on Thursday, December 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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