If we’ve learned anything, it’s that nothing is forever in The Real Housewives world — especially friendships. This week’s episode showed us how former BFFs Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice were dealing with their recent friendship divorce, while Melissa Gorga danced around looking upset that someone else’s storyline was on display.
In true Jersey fashion, there were almost too many drunken fights and animal print dresses to count, but luckily we managed to break it all down, and choose our top five WTF moments from Season 4, Episode 9 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey!
Read on for our picks, and feel free to chime in with your own in the comments below!
1. Friendship Divorce Court
Whether it was crying hysterically in her room (with her mic on), or yelling drunkenly in a public setting, Jacqueline was in rare form this week. Her blowout with Teresa was clearly a turning point for her, but it was pretty obvious that she couldn’t really hold it together, even with everyone telling her that she did the right thing. While Teresa was busy writing in her burn book and scrambling to find new allies, Jacqueline was genuinely broken, and on the brink of tears for pretty much the entire episode.
4. Melissa’s Ready For Her Close-Up
Look, we get why Melissa was excited about being interviewed by the man who just won’t go away, Ryan Seacrest, on his national morning radio show, but spending all day adorning herself with a full face of makeup and wardrobe for a PHONE interview was a little over the top. Especially since Joe had already outclassed everyone with his on-air ad lib that she’s such a good singer because she “gets so much practice in the bedroom.” We get it Joe — you “do sex” with your wife. Can we please move on?
3. Joe Is “Embarrassed” For Teresa?
After Teresa is left without anyone to call everyday, she’s forced to actually talk to her husband, who couldn’t be bothered to be supportive. Advising her to just “forget about them,” and then dismissing her for some vague appointment, Joe Giudice was unapologetically dismissive of Teresa’s problems. While therapy may not be his cup of tea, saying that he was “embarrassed” of Teresa made us think that Joe and Teresa could probably use a few sessions of their own.
2. Boozy babes
Ahh, we love a good New Jersey party. And even though this one was at a trendy spot in New York, it still gave the gals an excuse to put on something sparkly, drink heavily and say ridiculous things. While the night was supposed to be about Melissa’s new something or other, it was Rosie, Kathy’s sister, and Heather, Jacqueline’s friend, who stole the show by being absolutely wasted and therefore hilarious. Whether it was kissing everyone in sight or telling Jacqueline to just “F*** it,’ these ladies knew how to have a good time.
1. Teresa and Jacqueline Round II: “F*** You”
Given that they were both going to be in the same room for longer than 10 seconds and liquor was involved, it was inevitable that Teresa and Jacqueline would somehow find a way to get back in the ring for round two. We could barely hear them over the club’s music, or the Manzo boys’s spot on impression of their conversation, but it didn’t sound like it was going well. After getting a series of blank stares from Teresa, Jacqueline realized it was best to finally throw in the towel and just throw back a shot and scream “f*** you” at her former bestie.