This week’s episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey saw Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice’s struggling friendship finally flatline, leaving Teresa with zero housewives in her corner, and us with a whole lot of drama to wade through.
Somehow we managed to narrow it down, so read on for our top five WTF picks for Season 4, Episode 8, “Best Friends For Never.”
5. Lauren Manzo Is Back on Food, But Still Off
We don’t know who Lauren Manzo’s all-liquid diet has been harder on, her or us. Obviously a broth based breakfast, lunch and dinner is much harder than merely watching it, so we were glad Lauren finally ditched Dr. Perricone for some real grub. Even so, sitting there while the boys chowed down on a delicious pizza pie, while she felt guilty about a few shreds of cheese on her salad made us wish she’d find a way to embrace those curves, or at least focus on something else for a few minutes.
4. Ashlee’s Eviction: Part 2
Unfortunately, given Ashlee’s track record, we shouldn’t really be surprised that her dad kicked her out of the house, and told her to “buy her own ticket to California,” but that doesn’t make it any less tragic. We feel for Jacqueline — whose family antics have her throwing back shots of Bailey’s like a pro — especially since she’s already forced to deal with Teresa’s shady behavior. If Ashlee is headed back to Franklin Lakes, at least the Laurita’s liquor cabinet will most definitely be getting a lot of love.
3. Bank of Laurita Bail Out?
Speaking of Teresa’s financial faux pas (and when aren’t we?), we found out this week that, early on in their bankruptcy proceedings, Chris and Jacqueline Laurita selflessly stepped up and offered to buy all of Teresa’s stuff so they could give back to them free of charge if it ever went to auction. If that’s not friendship, we don’t know what is. Besides, there are only so many leopard print outfits and fur lined jackets one Jersey housewife can own. Right?
2. Giudices Renovate While the Bank Confiscates
OK, we appreciate Teresa and Joe trying to keep up appearances, but doing a full scale outdoor renovation of your house is probably not the best idea when you’re “doing bankruptcy” as Teresa so eloquently puts it. While it’s sweet that they want to build a place for Teresa’s aging parents (with a chandelier no less), perhaps it would be best to focus on their own ailing home situation. Plus, we’re pretty sure Teresa is the only one that enjoys watching Juicy Joe sweat all over the place.
1. Danielle Staub and Melissa Gorga: Undercover BFFs?
So, you may have needed a map to navigate the confusing friendship-ending battle between Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice, but one thing that stood out was this little gem: Former New Jersey ‘housewife’ Danielle Staub tweet tattled on Melissa Gorga, revealing that it was Melissa who was feeding inside family dirt to her, in the hopes of destroying our fair Teresa. Seeing as this was a full two calendar years ago, it may not be super timely, but it definitely clears up a few things from Real Housewives’ reunions past.