Holy. New Jersey. Housewives. Drama! And trust us, this is nothing compared to next week's finale episode!
The stage is set for what's sure to be one of the more drama-filled Housewives (of any locole) finales you've ever seen now that the sinister-looking Angelo has made his presence known ... with a little help from Kim D. Strange how whenever she appears, so does all sorts of pot-stirring, no? Alas, Angelo appeared claiming Melissa Gorga used to strip at a club he worked at, which made Teresa Giudice a bit uncomfortable at the salon. Little did she know (or did she?) that Angelo would be at Kim's Posche fashion show with plans to have a bit of a reunion with Melissa.
Was it a set-up? Did Teresa know, or was her warning to Melissa in the bathroom the real deal? You'll have to wait until the finale to find out how the insane night ended, but here's what the key players from the episode were saying last night while watching along with you all:
Melissa's none-too-surprised that when Kim is around, ridiculous things happen. Still, Mel's not buying that she was the lone soul behind Angelo's appearance.
Hmmm.. Kim D doesn't have enough reason to want to do this to me... Maybe someone made her do it...
— Melissa Gorga (@melissagorga) September 17, 2012
1 episode left... Then you will all have your answers..
— Melissa Gorga (@melissagorga) September 17, 2012
Kim was on fire on Twitter during the episode, and while answering fan questions and taking some jabs at Melissa, she made this proclamation:
Never hold back what u want to say as long as u r ready to face the consequences of your words!! #rhonj
— Kim DePaola (@KimDPosche) September 17, 2012
Meantime, Teresa stayed out of the fray, opting instead to stay quiet and tweet this pic of Dina Manzo:
With godparents John & Dina twitter.com/Teresa_Giudice…
— Teresa Giudice (@Teresa_Giudice) September 17, 2012
As you'll see next week, Joe Gorga was not very happy (those are the kindest words possible) with the Posche show shenanigans, and Angelo might not be his favorite person in the world.
I wish I was There with Angelo I would of given him a big kiss! LOL
— Joe Gorga (@joegorga) September 17, 2012
Jacqueline Laurita, who seemed to know something was coming at the show, thinks the finalewill bring clarity to the whole scenario:
All I can say is....pay attention to the sub titles in next episode and people that forget they are still mic'd. ;0)
— Jacqueline Laurita (@JacLaurita) September 17, 2012
Caroline Manzo kept things short and sweet:
You guys ready? Finale part one coming up soon - it's a doozy
— Caroline Manzo(@CarolineManzo) September 17, 2012
And because some comedic relief is always a good thing to cut the tension, Albie Manzo wrapped things up pretty perfectly:
Going for a run then #RHONJ. I haven't seen this one yet, heard its the one where a bunch of women argue. Should be a nice change of pace.
— Albie Manzo (@AlbieManzo) September 17, 2012
Do you think Teresa was involved in the set-up, or was this the work of a lone gunman by the name of Kim D? Comment below!
Melissa u r gorgeous... Theresa is jealous because you are more popular just all around a good person she's fake. Jackln Ur amazing u have a lot of thing too deal with but u r strong Ur best friends is Chris.. focus ion him an Ur kids forg etc the trash
I believe that over the years Theresa has wanted to get a firm answer for the Melissa question. However I also think she was getting past it and trying to bring the family together. Such a shame that when Melissa admits making disparaging comments about Theresa in the past, Theresa lets it go and moves on. The same is not afforded to her. No one denies her attempts to solve the burning question, but if she really did take part in the set up she should win an Emmy. You can tell by her face, actions, and comments, that she wanted no part in the conversation at the salon. Did she listen..yes.(so would everyone)..but no matter what she did at that point she was done....damned if she did damned if she didn't....Her brother and sister n law did not even let her explain. All these "family members" cast stones and burned Tre on the cross without even once considering her ...You say a lot of things you shouldn't when you are mad...but Jacqueline crossed the line with all of this and it was her not Theresa that separated this family. Melissa
The ONLY reason I think Teresa was trying to embarrass Melissa was the scene in the bathroom. Melissa had already put the incident behind her UNTIL Teresa brought it up. "Who was that bald guy?" She, if you believe her own words, met him at the salon earlier that afternoon AND was so affected by it that her "heart was beating 500 times" but she didn't know who he was. She was looking for a rise from Melissa pure and simple. She panicked when Melissa wanted to call her husband for support. I actually was proud of Teresa when she left the room at the salon. But her behavior later at the 'fashion" show was more like the Teresa I know and dislike. Shame on you, your priorites are really out of whack.
I think she was set up n everyone is so full of hate toward theresa they cant see the truth.caroline is looking for revenge and jumped at the opportunity to get theresa back for what happened with her sister. Jaqulline should mind her own business. If she knew what was going to happen before it did why didnt she say something to melissa shedid say her friend heard them befor it happenef why is no one bothered by that.
I think Teresa was set up real bad.....I hope Melissa notices this and continues to have a good relationship with her sister-in-law. Jacqueline will need to come up with some real heavy apology for Teresa....And as for Kim, I wouldn't shop at her store anymore....The Ladies don't need Posch, Posch needs them. Hopefully Posch will close and Kim can disappear with her hateful antics.
I think that Kim D knew that Angelo would be at the salon but Teresa didn't know who he was until he introduced himself. Teresa looked uncomfortable and it was genuine.
At the fashion show something was really off with all the girls. Especially when Angelo stopped at the table to say Hi to Melissa. Jac was looking down at her phone and Caro and Lauren were looking at each other huddled looking at their phones then Melissa looks at Kathy (who was smirking) telling her that she didn't know who he was. Jac was receiving a twit from Kat Rodriguez (Producer) or Kim G who lived across the street. Joe G and Richie were right next door waiting with Mic's to enter. This was all producer generated. Kat had to edit out all the comments that people were making re. Melissa and her Looker days in the background. The finale will be people holding Joe Gorga back from hitting Kim D and he will be calling Teresa names (edited out). But the real editing job will be when Angelo is at the bar talking to someone and he says something like Kim D and Teresa knew about Melissa stripping. The part where he says Teresa knew was edited from when she was at the Beauty shop getting her make up done and he said to Teresa I thought you knew about Melissa. It's a bonafide editing hack job to blame Teresa. Kat (producers) did not like Teresa and were very close with Melissa and cast. Every one knew about the set up but Teresa. And Jac took and ran with it telling Mel that it was a set up by Teresa. Jac stayed home the next day and did't attend the reunion but twitted all night drinking at Kim G's. The ultimate revenge for Mel, producers and Kim G to get back at Teresa.
This has really sick that a network would do this to a family for ratings. This family is ruined forever. And, the real people that lose here are the Gorga parents and the kids. Melissa and Joe Gorga didn't care who they hurt when they joined the show. Now she is on US Weekly saying that Teresa set her up and she is done. Boy this career hopefully for Bravo better make you rich because I can't believe that a network would enjoy doing this to a family on national tv and think that this is entertaining drama. These last two seasons have been so edited, scripted, staged scenes, scenes so out of sequence according to when events really occured to make Melissa be the break out star and wanting so much to make things right with Teresa it's just pathetic. The scene with Melissa doing the outing with girls getting pedicures was filmed in July. The talk with Caroline re. Teresa was filmed in October. There are so many other edited parts that I don't even know where to begin. In fact, Richie was just on twitter this upset about the edited Fish comment he made. So I guess it's not OK for anyone except Teresa. I don't care what bad blood was there with Teresa and her brother before season 3 and 4 no one deserves what Teresa and her family has been put through. Bravo keeps pushing and pushing are you waiting for somebody to have a breakdown or worse like Russel Armstrong. Bravo has gone too far.
I know you won't print this but I just had to vent. I have never been so affected by a reality show until NJ these last two seasons. It's because these are peoples REAL lives. The other HW shows I can take with a grain of salt and usually am not even interested in reading their blogs. The cat fighting is sometimes funny. But knowing that these women don't have to be friends after filming is why. New Jersey is no longer fun to watch. I get physically sick to my stomach when I watch. Next season I am out along with most people I know can't do it anymore. We're exhausted. I used to watch WWHL all the time now hardly ever. I totally lost respect for Andy Cohen sad to say.
Said my peace. People that say relax that this is a reality show are not understanding the ramifications and collateral damage that has been done to these families because a sister and brother were feuding. I have no respect for Joe and Melissa Gorga and the Marco sisters. I am 61 years old and able to read people very well and the first episode when Melissa and Joe were on it was so apparent their agenda. Disgusting that a brother would do that to his sister and parents on Natl tv. Hope for Joe that Melissa becomes a singing star for selling his family out. Greed and Jealousy!
Kim D. is teaming up with Danielle on this!!! Danielle's been dead for way too long. I know they haven't been showing those Danielle flashbacks for nothing. Kim D. is a snake and ALL the housewives need to cut her off, they're blind if they don't see just how much of a loser she is after these episodes!!!
Supposedly, Teresa was at Kim D.'s in the afternoon getting make-up done for the evening show when this Angelo character came up and started all of this. Teresa did good by saying "this is my sister in law, I'm not comfortable" and walking away. Teresa and Melissa were in a fairly good place, so why wouldn't Teresa have picked up the phone right then and there, called Melissa to let her know what just occured? Especially when Kim D. did all her little mannerisms, the "whoops", the smirks, let me get more info, etc. Teresa had to have felt something was not right, even though I don't believe she "set it up". Kim D. set it up, Angelo agreed to make sure Melissa was uncomfortable, and Teresa let it all happen. I don't know who Jacqueline was getting texts from, but it wasn't until the event was in progress, Teresa knew ahead of time. She had a chance to stop the drama earlier, and also when Angelo came by the table, why didn't she just say "excuse me, can I talk to you in private" (to Angelo). Then, pointedly, ask him why he came to the table , when earlier she had specifically told him this whole conversation was inappropriate? Was he trying to cause problems? We all know Teresa can be strong and stand her ground - but was this not worth it to her (family and all?).
I can't think of anytime I would ever try to make someone remember me from the past "don't you remember me?" unless I wanted to embarass someone or make someone uncomfortable. Even if it was just a bartender, waitress, or, dear lord, a dancer!.
Kim D set it all up, but Teresa could have really had someone's back for once. But I don't think she really wanted to....
You need to stay away from that Kim D. creature! she's a bad apple, and was already talking about your husband trying to give him a bad name, that right there would have been enough to kick her to the curb, piss on her fashion show. Melissa I know you dont need friends that bad. That chick is a mess and misery loves company..
Melissa, your heart is in the right place by wanting peace with Teresa for your husband, but this lady is so ready to destroy you, you need to watch everything you do when she's around. Melissa I know she's family but you really have to have a sit down with your hubby. She's crazy, and people like that will do anything to hurt, even your kids, i wouldn't want them around her, so what if she's there aunt, your kids and hubby have to come first and Joe needs to understand that. This lady is scarry, because you can see the hate in her eyes when your around. Watch your back, God Bless you and your family, and may the good Lord surround you with his angels.
I think Kim D and Teresa were in cahoots with Angelo. The scene in the spa where Angelo approaches Teresa is soooo fake and contrived. Teresa's said in her blog she is not a good actress - she's right on that! She totally overacted 'running' away so as not to listen to Angelo, pretended outrage at Kim D for asking questions that they already knew the answers to. Fake, fake, fake. Truthfully though, who cares if Melissa did or didn't strip. Its her past, now she is a good mom and a loving wife. She shouldn't be embarrassed if she did, however,if she didn't strip then she has every right to be outraged at the malicious gossip.
kim d is nothing but a troublemaker. she set theresa up for this whole thing. watch her face thru the whole exchange.
first of all who was texting Jac? I'm really suspicious about that! Second I don't think Teresa was involved at all. Melissa was trying to act all innocent in the bathroom with Teresa and then when she found out Teresa had met Angelo earlier and he said whet he did to Teresa Melissa went into panic mode and quickly decided to blame Teresa to get the heat off of herself. It's easy to blame Teresa, they've blamed her for everything for 2 seasons now.
Oh Melissa, God 4gives all...the hardest part is forgiving ourselves....let go girl - move forward and when any1 tries 2 bring you down/back.."been there done that and look where I'm at now" and be sure to say it with a smile that comes from within!!!
Melissa i hope you watched the entire screening of what made it to TV...Teresa didn't have anything to do with this guy outing you out....she had your back, and you were right about the Kim's they were looking for another drama during their show....As for Jacqueline and Caroline, especially Jacqueline she knew about this guy going to make a scene yet she didn't give you a heads up....the only "aha " moment was had by the viewers, who finally saw Teresa standing by you and not wanting to hear negative things about you...I think Caroline and Jacqueline are looking for you to take their sides, as their own family (Dina) doesn't want to be on their team...Think again my friend....blood is thicker than water and you to shall see this through.
Honestly, I feel this was a whole big Kim D set up. I think Kim D wants to be a regular on the show and what's the best way? Cause drama. When you look at the pieces separately, it seems to all fall into place. 1) You have Kim D's phone call with the insincere apology to Melissa. 2) You have Kim D talking Teresa into going to a new salon for hair and makeup. 3) When Angelo came over and told Teresa that Melissa used to dance for him, you have her fake "Ohhhhhhhh" (like she didn't know). 4) When Teresa said that she didn't want to talk about her family and left the room, Kim kept prying for more information about Melissa's past. 5) Kim D is the one that does the invites to the show. 6) Teresa looks extremely uncomfortable when Angelo comes to the table. --- I'm sorry, I do not think Teresa is that much of an accomplished actress. Yeah, maybe she didn't tell Melissa she ran into this guy at the salon, but that doesn't mean she was involved in a setup. IMHO
I smell Manzo/Laurita all over this set up - remember they want to be the last family standing! LOL Sorry I wouldn't watch them and IMO neither would the majority of the RHNJ viewers.
I think Kim D set this up. Teresa's body language tells me she didn't know anything about it. I was a entertainer /dancer for sixteen years and let me tell you, not all dancers are bad apples. There's bad apples in every industry. Jesus knows what's in your heart. Kim D likes to stir up trouble every time. She just wants camera time. She doesn't care about these ladies. She's jealous of Melissa and hubbys success. Dancing is a legal profession and theres good money to be made in the business. Most dancers are intelligent people. Theyre artists. If I must brag, I'm a writer now and I love it as much as I loved dancing. There's nothing wrong with dancing. I wish they would not show Kim D. on the show. She is a bad apple herself. I cant stand watching her. And truth be known, she probably auditioned for a job as a dancer and they wouldn't hire her. lol I love all the other ladies. Melissa I'm proud of you. Keep it up beautiful lady! Also, I would have supported you as a dancer too.Mrs.D in Mississippi
I really thought Teresa was innocent until I saw the scene when Melissa said she was going to call Joe. Teresa had guilt written all over her face. She was in a panic. I don't know if she was behind it but she didn't try to stop it. Just as bad. People open your eyes and realize that Teresa's nice act is for the cameras and to make money!! As my father used to say "She is as fake as a 3 dollar bill"
This is the first and only time that I felt Teresa was possibly innocent & was set up by Kim D. to make Melissa look bad. I don't think Teresa knew beforehand, but I am sure she was just loving every bit of it as it unfolded. Can't wait for part 2.
Wow, Kim is truly a vicious person. She called Melissa to "apoologize". The truth behind the call was to set Melissa up. She wanted to invite Melissa to her dumb fashion show and set up the entire situation to make Melissa look bad. Teresa should stop hanging out with people that only make her look worse.
I agree with kaybird, I think Teresa told Kim D about this guy and his connection to Melissa and Kim D found him and brought Teresa to that salon just to put a face to a name. Teresa is such a terrible actress, she obviously wasn't surprised and her "I don't want to talk or hear about my family" was such bull. She stood right outside the door and hung on every word he and Kim D were saying, she's so transparent and fake.
On completely different subject, I wish Caroline would stop referring to herself in the third person, it's so annoying and weird how often she does it.
I think Kim D set both Melissa and Teresa up to get back at them for throwing Kim G out of Melissa's holiday party. Aren't they sister in laws? I feel sorry for Teresa, she gets blamed for everything. Stay strong Teresa...the truth will eventually come out.
I agree with lotsaluck! It seems from this episode that Kim D was setting the whole thing up right from the start...it doesn't make sense to me if Teresa was involved being that she has "said" she wanted to patch things up with her brother and Melissa. I like Melissa and think she is genuine. Teresa has behaved terribly, she doesn't accept responsibility for herself and acts as if everything is everyone else's fault. She is a very shallow person and I'm surprised she doesn't see that for herself if she watches the show. I do hope she isn't involved in the latest scheme to make Melissa look bad. It just makes for bad behavior all around for everyone and a dramatic ending for the finale! I guess we will have to see what happens!
In my opinion it seems that Kim D wanted to have that guy there at the fashion show and Kim D knew he'd more then likely say something to Melissa, unfortunately Teresa is in the middle once again. This is my thoughts, I am just guessing that when things were bad for Melissa and Teresa I am sure Teresa was more friendly with Kim D but now since they had patched things up the friendship between Kim D and Teresa was not as close so this was all Kim D's doing, I feel and I think that Kim D just wants to cause a wedge between Melissa and Teresa... JMO... And I have not seen next week so I guess when I see the next one the truth will come put for me and how I view it. Because we all know that diffferent people can have 2 completely different opinions on what they see on TV. That's just plain reality!
All I have to say (first time every saying anything) after "The Bald Canary Sings" episode is ...wow. Wow that people can actually live life with even more drama than the creators of Soap Opera's, however I cannot take my eyes off of this show! If any of the housewives from any state had started off this way, there would be no way for the drama to go but boring. This show has actually turned into a "who done it?". I have to say I was suspecting Caroline there for a while due to her animosity towards Teresa, but wasn't sure if she was capable (moral wise) in bringing down innocent people in order to get to Teresa. I was suspicious, because editing did allow us to see that Melissa, in her way, did stand by Teresa by confronting Caroline about her "High School behavior" in the follow up to "Hot Tub of Sour Grapes". BUT, I have to say I watched and re-watched "The Bald Canary Sings" and Teresa has a history of confronting people when she feels wronged......that's okay, but her behavior while sitting (AT KIM'S INVITE) to Allure when baldy approached Kim and Teresa with his news about Melissa being a dancer, why didn't Teresa fly into Kim asking her why she'd brought her there that day and WHY KIM had a snicker in her voice and look of NON-surprise on her face? To me, if appeared as if Teresa told Kim all about this guy and his club (where Melissa danced) and then Kim didn't exactly tell Teresa that he'd be there that day and Teresa probably didn't know what he looked like or what his real name was (that's why the semi-surprised look by Teresa, because let's face it she's not a great actress and she did seem a little surprised)....so I think Teresa started it with "talk", Kim backed it up with action by taking Teresa where Baldy was currently working (semi-surprising Teresa), Teresa felt busted on the show and wanted to not appear as if she said anything to Kim to begin with......meanwhile my opinon that Caroline had anything to do with it is set very far in the back ground at this point, because I just don't feel that Caroline is capable of hurting Melissa. Teresa is the kind of person who won't take responsibility....."beware of the person who's never at fault, for they must truly be called GOD" (my own saying, don't look it up anywhere unless I tripped over a quote by mistake). Anyway, I'm looking forward to next weeks show and especially the reunion just to find out how this soap opera turns out! And by that I mean that I hope to see a HUGE SUPPORT following for MELISSA (love you girl) if you were still dancing, I'd come to support you....I'm a 50 year old woman and I support anything that good people have to do to make a living that doesn't hurt others!!!! Melissa and Jacqueline are the 2 level headed housewives in NJ...Caroline, sorry but you should have left Teresa alone a lot more, I'm sure you had reasons to be upset, but some of it was just too much and too High School. Don't let someone like Teresa get on your nerves to the point where you makes verbal bad choices yourself. And Teresa....boy o boy, there isn't enough time darling, but try starting with sometimes you are at fault and must take responsibility. You cannot learn to forgive yourself until you forgive others and you just seem to be someone who doesn't really want to face the truths in your life....I do wish you all well though. KD in Atlanta, GA
Of course he didn't lie but does anyone really care how she made a living back then... it's not illegal. We all have things in the past that we'd like to forget. Get over it people. Melissa, keep your head up.
@Rini You couldn't of said this any better. This is exactly how I feel! Everyone is blaming each other and the one to blame is Bravo and their producers. If Bravo had any sense they would make it right on the final episode.
@Rini Where in the world did you get all these details? Now if there is any truth to this...some heads need to roll.
@wil2ter Just out of curiosity how many times do you think Melissa has called Teresa after a Teresa bashing made by her supposed friends and family?
I totally agree . Tr had no Idea this guy was gonna be there Kim D did it to get back at Melissa. I think Tre just was in schock .. She could hardly speak. If she had called Melissa a n say what had happened with Angelo earlier in the day they would have cruxified her for bringing it up. Then for sure she would be blamed for the whole thing at the show. TRe did not know why Kim D apologizzed to Melissa, Watch the show again, Kim D claimed she did not know why Melissa was mad at her. I think tre has been treated abusively by all
@shammajo I think Caroline is behind this to sabotage Teresa her and Jacqueline
@Dark1Angel8 I totally agree with you on this! I don't think Teresa had anything to do with it at all! It's a shame that after all they were trying to do to get back their relationships with each other, this had to happen! Why would Teresa do this after all that's happened?! The last thing she would want is for her and her brother to be apart again!
@jacqueline.gildersleevesanzone Cause Kathy, Melissa, Caroline and Jacqueline dont try to hide that fact that they are backstabbing
I agree - I hope none of them still shop there and I hope Teresa is not still friends with this woman.
@mrsdonut I say LETS ENDORSE PORSCHE!!! Not only are her cloths super cute, but she actually had the ball and brain power to set up Melissa..Could i love Kim anymore. Kim D is a HERO.
@Izzy99 I think Caroline is behind this to get Teresa off the show
EVERYTHING about Caroline is annoying and weird.
@kaybird11111 I thought the exact thing!
@kaybird11111 me too, that was a great point of view