Credit: MTV Photo: Snooki Crying Jersey Shore Season 5

Well, this is the one we’ve all been waiting for. On tonight’s Jersey Shore Season 5, Episode 3: “Dropping Like Flies,” Vinny is officially gone from the Shore house. Here’s what else we can expect from tonight’s season-changing shocker of an episode.

Deena Nicole Loses It
By “it,” we mean two things: her elaborate mess of hair extensions, and a bit of her dignity. We’ve seen sneak peeks showing the shot in a glass trying to find her way through the crimp forest of her detachable weave, and we know that Deena begins crying — make that collapses into dry-heaving sobs of sadness — after finding out that Vinny left while she was out flashing cooka and dancing her dress off.

Snooki & Deena (But Mostly Snooki) Get “Wastey-Pants”
Hot on the heels of Jionni’s somber warning to stop getting fall-down-drunk in public, Snooki decides to...completely ignore him and get as drunk as possible in the most public of places: the boardwalk. Deena’s beloved gay bestie helps Snooks stay out of trouble by quite literally dragging her unconscious down the beach. Yay!

The Situation Will “Explore His Inner Demons”
Yes, that’s what the show’s official synopsis declares. Despite some erratic behavior in the past, many of the cast members have insisted that no one in the house does drugs; we know The Situation is having no problem getting grenades back to the smush room; so what demons will Mike be battling?

Happy Birthday, Pauly D!
Despite the depressed state of mind DJ Pauly D must be in, post-Vinpocalypse, a guido must always honor the day of his birth with massive amounts of alcohol, an after-hours chicken sandwich, and at least one grenade letting it in. We’ll see how Pauly handles the celebration without the love of his life by his side.

Tune in tonight, January 19 at 10pm ET/PT on MTV.

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