Three ridiculously intense reunion episodes later, the Real Housewives of New Jersey's fourth season has come to an end (well, save for next week's "Lost Footage" ep), and we're bringing you the final installment of the #RHONJ twitter recap. The 'Wives have taken a liking to live-tweeting along with the episodes each week to strengthen their stances, and here's the rundown of who was saying what during the screamfest:
Jacqueline Laurita went on a spree of tweets that claimed Teresa Giudice was indeed behind the stripper rumors, and that Kim D protected her by saying T didn't know exactly was going down at the Posche fashion show. We can't post them all, but they're pretty much all along the lines of:
They told me T filmed earlier with guy and the guy laughed about setting Mel up.My other friend later said T knew 2 weeks b4
— Jacqueline Laurita (@JacLaurita) October 15, 2012
Kim D, however, seemed to contradict what she said on the reunion with a Tweet claiming Teresa had no idea what was going on... despite saying on the show T knew something was up:
For the last time!!! @teresa_giudice had NO clue about what I was doing. PERIOD!
— Kim DePaola (@KimDPosche) October 15, 2012
Meanwhile, Melissa Gorga played pretty much mum on the whole thing, avoiding any bomb throwing ... instead just inserting this little jab, pointed at Teresa's claim that Melissa stole her look:
Shall I wear glitter eye shadow on #wwhl??!!!
— Melissa Gorga (@melissagorga) October 14, 2012
Teresa stayed out of the fray altogether, as her only tweets were business related -- where she thanked her fans for a big appearance over the weekend and also plugged her Milania Hair Care products:
I had so much fun at Oyster Fest today!Thanks to everyone who came.You will love, love, love your Milania Hair Care products!
— Teresa Giudice (@Teresa_Giudice) October 15, 2012
Caroline Manzo was struck by the sad state of the Gorga-Giudice feud, especially when Joe Gorga had his breakdown moment:
Listen to Joe - this is awful!!!!
— Caroline Manzo(@CarolineManzo) October 15, 2012
Joe himself commented on the painful nature of the episode, but as he generally does, ended on what seemed to be a positive note with this tweet:
Tonight's episode is sad but true. Talk to me later about the "elephant". Im on my way to the clubhouse #WWHL
— Joe Gorga (@joegorga) October 15, 2012
And Kathy Wakile summed it up best with this analytic wrap-up of pretty much the entire reunion:
— Kathy Wakile (@KathyWakile) October 15, 2012
I do believe that Teresa is mentally imbalanced. She has gone to think that its "The Teresa Show" and that everyone is out to get her and that everyone wants to BE her. That is definately not normal. Also she does not take responsibility for a single thing. She attacks everyone but doesn't think that people will stand up for themselves when being attacked. She has 3 cookbooks yet I have never seen her cook. She has a Narcissistic personality and all her actions towards others are childish. She calls other opportunist yet sells stories every chance she gets. She has become the "new" Daniellle.
I wish all these ladies would act their ages,teresa has a odd way of joking if any of these ladies really considered her a friend they wouldve been able to forgive and forget they all are fake for television and it turned alot of people away from the show it reminds me of the crazy lady who use to be on the show.Anyway teresa if you said sorry and they dont except the hell with them,and it was really disgusting when carolines daughter who went to a weight camp,who cares you really needed it tv adds pounds,.And your brother if i was his parents i would sick too,no matter what blood is much thicker than water,and I believe melissa if a richer guy came along she would fly,but,your sister will always be there.Bringing on teresa's family just destroyed the show I use to have sunday nite get together to watch this show,it lasted for two weeks.its a bummer
Oh Boy.....Teresa acts like she has a mental illness. She never owns up to things, she "forgets" everything, and turns a blind eye to all of her bad behavior. Then there is the crazy tick of her tongue constantly licking the corner of her mouth. Your fans are great, but they are not going to be there forever. Your family do not like who you have become. Recognize that this is a flash in the pan and at the end of the day, there will be no fans to keep you company. Seek help.
Give Teresa a cooking show real house wife's is ruining her family and her quirky personality would be perfect!!!!!!!!!!!and who cares about a set up I am sick of it all/ what else would these ladies talk about if not Teresa ! Carolyn and Kathy are boring .
@Trippin-it @Nursie please,please, get rid of those two i bet the show would be great..I hope the company thinks about that no more Carojaqueline
I have seen the reunion 3 times now. I believe Jacqueline knew more about the stripper thing than anyone. Seen a bad side to you all.
I love Teresa & just because the others say these things DO NOT MAKE THEM TRUE! I have seen them all do far worse to her then she has done to them! Teresa is the reason I watch the show!
@EjadeS Of course , there are those who love watching train wrecks like Teresa. She doesn't know how to act any other way.
I think there is a bit of a set-up here- with Teresa as the target...If Jacqueline knew that Teresa was involved in something 'shady' about to happen the night of the fashion show while she was on her phone-then wouldn't Jacqueline also assume that of any of the housewives present-that Melissa was the target? She says she loves Melissa. That being said, why wouldn't Jacqueline, as a friend-tell Melissa, "Get out of here- your sister-in-law is setting you up for something!"
The fact that she didn't, leaves (Jacqueline) responsible for the outcome of the evening.
I have to say the proof is in the pudding- the video we're shown shows Teresa visibly bothered by Angelo approaching her in the salon. I don't think anyone could fake that except an actress...she's truly uncomfortable with the whole thing -
And lastly- why didn't anyone on the Reunion bring up that Melissa is a bit of a contradiction. When discussing the "Gentleman's Club/Stripper Joint" in her on camera interviews - she says she "Would have been crazy NOT to work there when men hand you $100 dollar bill," and in the next breath called it a "Strip Club"-only later to rebuff by saying it was a "Bar" and further back-peddle by saying "I hated working there- I was only there a few days" - ok, so which is it....
@DME Thank you for bringing up ONE of the many lies of the ever fake Melissa. And, she had the nerve to keep calling Teresa the liar...oh please.
@JMRN yeah,I believe melissa went on the show to try and ruin teresa but,shes the one who looked totally crazy trying to sing oh please we can all lipsink...
One more comment, does anyone else think Teresa looked "Possessed" on the reunion..cuz I sure did
I've been an avid housewife fan from the start, and although I favor no housewife, RHONJ is my favorite of all the series. I must say that watching Teresa over the years has been entertaining but recently it has become sad and worrisome. Whether Teresa blames her family for coming on the show or jealousy for all the destruction that is being caused, it doesn't really matter. She claims that since her family joined the cast relationships have changed for the worse. As viewers we've seen these relationships take a downward spiral and it's become hard to watch.
I watched WWHL where Andy explained to Jill the reasons she was not asked to return. He said there was a discussion where they asked the question, "how do we shake things up to make these relationships change?" I feel the same must be asked in this case. I'm sure there are plenty of viewers who feel Teresa should go, Melissa should go or Kathy and Melissa should go. Really though this decision shouldn't be based on a popularity contest. It should be somewhat based on what is morally correct. If you take a look at all the NJ Housewives, Teresa seems to be the only one who is besieged by problems. Granted, the show has brought her many wonderful financial opportunities which have allowed her to provide for her family, and that is a positive, but herein lies the moral aspect of the situation. I'm aware that this is a decision that should be made by Teresa, but at what point do we as viewers and producers and networks step back and say, "we don't want to be a part of this."
No matter which housewife you side with, it is clear to those of us who want to see, Teresa is in a bad place, with her marriage, her brother, friends and now her parents are being effected and they're not even on the show!! No other NJ housewife is having these problems. At what point do we say this show is hurting her and no longer helping her and at what point do we say enough is enough?
@Tu_Madre --I agree ...Teresa is trying to keep a roof over her children's head, Hopefully her business ventures will pay off .. I'm sure the children's faces every morning ""Gives her the will not to give up"" She's fighting for her livelihood ""
there has never been a household that does not talk about family or called a family a foul name...Teresa Joe gave u a way out & u still choose to lie sooo u don't want ur brother back ' & sister he ain't giving up his wife for u.....& to top it off u throw up to his face ur parents..u lost ur voice last night yelling u should have lost it asking for forgiviness...what a fool u r
OK Already! I think Bravo needs to do some fall house cleaning. Teresa is so full of "Poison", as Joe puts it. I think there isn't much more she can bring to the show except drama, drama and more drama. She just reminds me of the kind of person you try to avoid at all costs. Maybe if she gets her walking papers it would force her to realize she isn't all that. Also Ramona and Sonjia should head down the retirement hwy, they are not on Teresas' level but it's not from lack of trying. Every episode is screaming,yelling and just plain mean, nasty and hateful, please Bravo give us something new!
As Jim Rome says "Twitter is a loaded gun" Really, it shouldn't be used to air personal grievances. Not many people can communicate a coherent thought in 140 characters or less. You will be misunderstood more times than or not. Or make a complete ass of youself. One or the other.
Love Caroline, Melissa, Jacqueline, and Kathy so much! Time for Teresa to get the pink slip and go! It's too much, way too toxic. She needs to get some serious help.
Trippin-it itsjustme123 LuLu-2
WITHOUT TERESA THERE IS NO SHOW, NONE OF THE OTHERS COULD CARRY THAT SHOW, WITHOUT TERESA I WOULDN'T WATCH, AND I BET A MILLION BUCKS A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL THE SAME WAY
@itsjustme123 @LuLu-2 Never in a million years will I watch Caroline, Melissa, crazy Jac and boring Kathy...NEVER.
Teresa didnt cause the set up and it is so sad that she is hated from her family for something she didnt do. Wow I dont think I could watch another show if its going to be like this. I hope Teresa and Joe can work it out. I hate what Caroline and Jac did to Teresa. Very evil and vendictive. Melissa get over it. You are keeping family apart.
@sunshine680 Evidently you haven't watched the show enough to see how Teresa is the one who causes the conflict.
@lauriels Why were Caroline and Jac so damn hell-bent on doing everything to get involved with their constant butting in Teresa's business and family matters?
JACKIE IS OUT AND OUT CRAZY AND LOSING CONTROL OF HER SELF....CAROLINE WANTS TO CONTROL EVERYONE AND EVERY THING, HAT IS WHY MOST OF HER FAMILY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH CAROLINE
After watching the reunion for the second time; the reason I am sure Teresa did not want it discussed on the show was because it is not as controlled as an interview can be. She discloses what she wants and how she wants which is understandable!
This whole reunion was very sad to watch. Tre drives me crazy with her strange behavior, I think she really should see somebody and talk about her life. With her husband, financial issues, need for publicity I think she will eventually "crack". I think she shoul bow out of the show and focus on her home life next season.
Seems to me the two biggest issues of the season were Cookbook-gate and Stripper-gate. I am a pretty neutral viewer, but I think the continued push to make T apologize for the cookbook comments are a bit ridiculous. She has said she thought she was being funny. Obviously the joke fell flat. As to Stripper-gate, if we were to trust KimD--and no one seemed to deny---C, J and T ALL knew something was brewing. Since C drove Melissa to the fashion show, getting lost for over an hour, was there not a moment to discuss then? When did J start getting her text? Seems odd that this mutual friend's timing would have been such that not one text came in during the delayed late arrival of the 3. It also seems pretty ridiculous for Melissa to feel so wronged when she essentially did the same to T by chatting with Danielle prior the Season 2 reunion. How caught off guard was T that night when Danielle starts bringing up the family rift? Was T right for doing the same that was done to her? No, but they all should look themselves in the mirror and realize they all have given as much as they have received. My final thought was the issue T had with discussing legal troubles on TV when she had already released a story in a magazine. While she failed to verbalize why she asked her family not to discuss, I actually do see her point. It is one thing to give a finite response to a magazine. The troubles and issues were already in the press and she responded with a pretty basic PR non-statement. Opening the issue up to discuss while filming does increase the risk that something could be said or revealed that would harm their case.
@OK_RealHW Completely agree! And while I don't at all think Tre is perfect or innocent when it comes to her family situation, I find it so strange that her close and personal longterm friendships have deteriorated so quickly just by adding Mel to the picture.
I thought Kim implied that Theresa, like everyone else, apparently, knew something was going down but didn't know what or who it would target. Melissa, Jaqueline and the others blew this simple conversation with Angelo into ballistic territory blaming Teresa. What a waste of time especially since Kim arranged it!
carol23 According to Kim, T knew the target was Melissa but "didn't know" what it was but even that is now up for guessing just by reading Kim's tweet above.
@Scribbles @carol23 Odd how the only ones using the word 'target' were the Furious Four. They ALL knew what was going down. They couldn't even hide their proud smiles at the table while it was going down.
Theresa was vilified and Melissa needs to get over it. We all know she is hell bent on destroying Teresa and her brother's relationship/family.
@GuidoAK You are Delusional. What show have you been watching??? Gimme a break. Teresa can't see beyond her own lies and cover up. She deserves what she gets as she did this to herself.
Melissa should never let T in her family's life again! You can forgive but you dont have to hang out with people. Forgiving doesnt mean what the person did was right, just that you are releasing yourself from the control of that person. Keep protecting your family. Teresa CANNOT be trusted. Its in her character -if she has the chance she will do it again.