Cast Blog: #RHONJ

Born This Way

Episode 6: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor is still teary from Rosie's coming out.

Jersey's generally full of ham-throwing, table-flipping fun, but this week we went way deep. Like one giant, tear-inducing "It Gets Better" ad deep. The 'Wives really proved that when you're here in Jersey, you're family, whether you're gay or straight.

No. 3 - Hot Dogs and Sass

I normally wouldn't do this, but this unseen footage from the Chicago trip is just that good. (Thank you Bravotv.com!) Evidently in the wedding downtime, our beloved Jersey crew went out to see the sights of the Windy City, including the infamous Wiener Circle. Now I was not aware of this establishment until now, but they serve up two things to their patrons -- hot dogs and sass.

The employees had a field day with the 'Wives, implying they must be good at certain, um, bedroom activities to have such big diamonds. And for a few minutes it's all racy good fun, until Teresa asks for a milkshake. What happens next is shocking and a little NSFW. Let's just say the black bars used to censor ReDICKulous from RHOA were put to good use again here. I won't say anymore, just enjoy!

No. 2 - Heathered

Kathy's party at the Shore turned a little, well, Jersey Shore. Hot tub? Check. Plenty of skin showing? Check. Flirtatious behavior in said hot tub? Double check. All that was missing was a trip to Karma and some fist pumping.

What to make of this Heather? She started off all sweet and cute, having a serious heart-to-heart with Rosie. Then suddenly everyone's in the hot tub and she saunters out in a bikini, jumps in, and starts rubbing up on Rosie. Huh? How many shots were had in the time between talk and hot tub? (I'm guessing no one remembers.)

In any event, it was fun seeing Rosie loosen up and joke around with everyone. It seems like she's really coming into her own.
No. 1 - Born This Way

Rosie's coming out to the kids was perhaps one of the most emotional scenes I've ever watched on a Housewives show ever. (And I've seen pretty much all of them.) You could tell that it's been such a struggle for her, and it was brave to air this all on national television. I'm not sure whether it was sadder to hear Rosie talk about dealing with it alone for so many years or Kathy crying while discussing Rosie's struggles. But it was still wonderfully inspiring and powerful to watch for anyone who has struggled with their sexuality. Kudos, Rosie!

But of course just as you're about to shed a tear and reach for a tissue, Joseph Wakile saves the day with his patented mini-Rich comic relief. "Do you have gaydar? Mine's terrible." Oh, Joseph. I guess you won't be serving as Rosie's wingwoman anytime soon.
Next week you're cordially invited to Jamie and Rich's wedding. Don't forget to bring a fabulous hat!