Sunday's episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was one of the most intense ones of the season—from Teresa's emotional breakdown with her brother Joe Gorga to the violent fight between Gorga and his brother-in-law Joe Giudice.
How did the stars react to reliving the retreat at Lake George? Here are are the five most revelatory points from their most recent blog posts.
Kathy Went to the Retreat With an Open Mind
Though she was apprehensive at first, Kathy Wakile says she willingly participated in the exercises to help mend the Gorga-Giudice rift. "When the fight broke out, we all did what we could do to break the fight up!" she writes. "Even though I made a joke about my nose job, I did still attempt to help rather than run in the opposite direction."
Melissa Has Fighting Words for Teresa
Teresa Giudice has revealed she has potentially damning information about Melissa, which she has yet to reveal. And Melissa is ready to call her bluff. "Teresa can threaten me all she likes," she writes. "All day long, or all night in the hot tub. In fact, I beg her to write in her blog what she 'has.' What lie is up her sleeve? I’m dying to know. Do share with us all, Teresa. It’s been open season on me for a while. You might as well bring it out. I’ve been called everything under the sun. What else you got? I can’t wait to hear directly from you, not others."
Joe Called His Sister Teresa "Scum," But She Can't Hate Him
When Joe Gorga hurled an insult at his sister, it broke Teresa's heart, she says. Still, she has had a hard time treating him with similar ire. "[His insult was] confusing and hurtful and it breaks my heart," she writes. "But still, I can’t hate him. I’ve never hated him. I don’t know why he has so much hate inside him."
Teresa Didn't Run From the Fight Because She Was Scared
"I did run to get security to break it up, but I got back to the room before they did," she writes. "And I broke up the fight right away. How is that? There were 4 people there trying to “break it up” but only I could do it? Seems to me they weren’t really trying to break it up, they were also attacking my husband. Poor guy!"
Caroline Is a Modest Housewife!
She wasn't thrilled to see how she looked when Teresa called her on the phone, asking for her to come to Lake George. "Just as a reminder to myself, always take time to put make-up on—what a mess!" she writes. Sorry, but we have to respectfully disagree!
Read all of the RHONJ stars' blogs and tell us: what were you most shocked to read in their posts?
I feel bad for Teresa. She is surrounded by people with normal intelligence and she doesn't quite understand what's going on. It's like kicking a snarling puppy. Leave her and her shallow forehead alone! She is clearly non compos mentis.
Tre'...what I saw from this retreat is that you had good intentions. The whole show you didn't trash anyone. Jackie backed out because she's a flake. You and your hubby were attacked-No one else in this trip had good intentions. You were the bigger person...you asked Melissa for a hug, you told her you loved her...and I know you meant it but you're not getting it in return. She trashed you the whole show. Good luck to you..whatever happens. You may not have sisters or sister in laws but you have 4 beautiful daughters. You will never be alone.
Carolyn...don't worry about not wearing makeup. You need an "Inside" makeover. I cannot forget how mean and disgraceful you were last season.
Kathy...you didn't run the opposite direction? You're insinuating that Tre' did. Who needs enemies with a cousin like you?? It's pretty clear to intelligent viewers what happened...don't insult our intelligence..Please! Every time Tre' tries to speak with you about anyone or anything..you put your hands in your face/ you don't want to be involved. But you seem pretty open to listen to people bash Teresa. Take your husband by the hand and GO AWAY!
Melissa says that she can't wait to hear directly from Teresa..No others. Is this an admission to the fact that it was never Teresa spreading the rumors? I think so. Thank you Jesus.
Rosie has it right see tells you to your face not behind your back.I know its hard but we must forgive for ourselves, our family and love ones.
I do feel bad what the IN LAWS said but remember they are not blood. It was upsetting seeing Melissa hitting Joe in the face.You were right wanting to speak to your brother alone.
I think you are all incredible people for still trying to get everyone together. Teresa, unfortunately, needs professional help to figure out her issues, even to face the fact that she has issues. I don't doubt the good intentions but I don't feel any of you are really qualified to get to the root, there is too much emotional baggage that comes with it. (Understandable, of course). I don't know what it would take to motivate her into therapy, her husband certainly would not agree. Just good luck to you all and I hope you don't have to endure too much more emotional damage. I think cutting her loose to stew in her own juices and maybe be forced to face the fact she may be partly at fault would be the best course. Tough problems require tough love and she is certainly a tough nut to crack.
angryinny do you realize what Teresa been going thru the past few years. She was the one that called on Dr V . to help. Unless Bravo doesn't show her brother and the rest helping her out, they only went against her.So naturally her Walls of defense will come up went her own family is siding with non family members.
Why doesn't Rosie write a blog? Now, that's something I would look forward to reading every week!
Teresa Giudice brings on the drama without getting to dark like calling people disgusting pig & physically harming anyone or telling ex friendships secrets or betraying people. That is why she has such loyal fans. But yes she brings on the drama and is no angel!
First Kathy-She said herself that they did'nt go there with a open mind she was with joe-Melissa and her husband and heard what they were saying. Second-Melissa will never make up with Teresa because she has nothing going on in her life interesting other than fighting with Teresa. Third-Joe does what Melissa SAYS or she'll kick him out of the bedroom. Fourth -Teresa should tell Bravo If they don't get rid of Kathy-Her husband-Melissa-Little Joe-and Jackie shes walking. If I was Teresa I would'nt put myself thur all of this grap. If Teresa goes that show would'nt last 2 weeks. And as for Caroline she needs to work on her own family.
sammie46 I don't want to see Caroline's family. They're all adults, let them do their own show. I'd keep Caroline. I don't much like her, but I do think she's smart and funny. She's the only empty nester and I'd like to see her stretch a bit, have some fun and do cool non-mom, never-thought-she'd-do things!