Now that we've got 17 episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 4 under our belts, we thought it was a good time to check in on how our Jersey girls are faring. Here are our mid-season Power Rankings. Let the countdown begin!
Ranking: 5 (out of 5)
Ever since her cookbook came out, Teresa Giudice has been on everyone's you-know-what list. So far this season, she's had a parking lot showdown with sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, a tearful battle with bestie Jacqueline Laurita, a chin-slapping confrontation with cousin Kathy Wakile, and a friendship-ending blowout with Caroline Manzo. And her own husband, Juicy Joe, lovingly referred to her as his bitch wife ... and that was the nicer of the two names he called her. We almost feel bad for her. Almost.
Ranking: 4 (out of 5)
Between hitting menopause and losing her precious son Albie to another woman, Caroline has been extra irritable this season. While we do appreciate her no-nonsense, deadpan reactions to the constant circus that surrounds her, we have to agree with the masses that she has dwelled on the cookbook drama for way too long now. Not to mention the fact that she needs to lay off Lauren and her diet already ... your daughter is not fat!
Ranking: 3 (out of 5)
Truth be told, sometimes we forget that Kathy is still on the show. Aside from the infamous chin incident, Kathy has pretty much steered clear of all hostility thus far. For this feat, we give her both props and boredom points, hence her slot smack in the middle of the list. Basically, when it comes to Tre's cousin ... meh.
Ranking: 2 (out of 5)
Jacqueline, on the other hand, has provided plenty of entertainment for us. First, she created a ton of drama with Teresa over the fact that she had to find out about Joe's possible jail fate via the tabloids, and then she pretended to sleep through the biggest fight of the season. Above all, though, the woman seems happy and is attempting to keep it that way — especially by sending her out-of-control daughter Ashley(ee?) off to Vegas to fend for herself.
Ranking: 1 (out of 5)
Last but not least, Melissa Gorga takes top dibs in our power rankings. Yes, she's annoying. Yes, she often forgets to wear pants. But, her music career is soaring, she has beautiful kids who don't call each other hookers, and she has a husband who absolutely adores her. She's even managed to find joy in fondling Teresa again like the good old days. Nice work!