Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was all about trying new things. We saw Kathy Wakile give us a taste of her desserts, and then finally give Teresa a taste of her own medicine. Melissa Gorga stepped all too easily into the role of a superstar diva, while the men all tried to back away from the disaster that Napa will surely be.
Somehow, we managed to narrow all of this down, so read on for our top 5 WTF moments from Season 4, Episode 13 and feel free to chime in with your own picks in the comments below!
1. Skinnygirl Shade
We’re never surprised by anything Teresa Giudice says about her fellow Jersey Housewives anymore, but we were shocked when she crossed the Lincoln Tunnel to throw shade at Housewife alum, Bethenny Frankel and her Skinnygirl alcohol brand. While talking about her plans for expanding her brand, Teresa made sure to note that she didn’t want her Fabellini cocktail to taste too “diet-y,” like, say, Frankel’s lucrative liquor apparently does. We’d be careful Teresa, because you could probably take a page or two out of Bethenny’s multi-million dollar playbook.
2. Kathy’s Cookies?
Teresa didn’t really have time to slip in any more subtle jabs, because she was busy defending her own cookbook recipes against cousin Kathy’s passive-aggressive comments. While “supporting” Teresa at her book signing, Kathy gave us a glimpse of her catty side when she noted that the Fabulicious chef’s confetti cookies were actually her own mother’s original recipe. We’re not sure who to believe in this battle of the desserts, but we’re pretty sure the outcome will be anything but sweet.
3. Linda the Bodyguard
Since Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo gave up on Teresa earlier this season, it seems as though Teresa was forced to bring in a second-string player, in the form of her friend and foot soldier, Linda. Even though she was a new addition, she knew exactly how to be the perfect party pooper at Kathy’s tasting, snubbing the desserts and then Jacqueline for leaving her friend hanging. Being rude to Jacqueline is one thing, but dissing the desserts is where we cross the line!
4. Wacky Jacque!
Maybe Jacqueline is a little nervous about the upcoming trip to Napa, or maybe she’s just not great with new people, but something strange was going on at her lunch with Lauren Manzo and a couple cosmetics executives. Rather than the slightly ditzy demeanor that we’ve come to know and love, her antics bordered on vulgar and inappropriate. Tip for your next business meeting: Don’t mention vajazzling your “chucky” in mixed company.
5. Tool Time
When Chris Laurita sat all the husbands down to discuss their wives’s petty problems at the end of Sunday’s episode, he probably thought they would be having a calm and rational conversation for once. Boy, was he wrong. Between Joe Giudice’s ridiculous rantings about the gossip magazines’ lies, to his totally serious accusations of tool theft by Joe Gorga, it became pretty clear that common sense had left the building. Maybe a detour to Home Depot before their trek to Napa would guarantee a smooth vacation?