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Fights, Fights, and More Fights

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Dina: What am I Doing Here?

Amber: Is Dina Coldhearted?

Dina: "The Reunion was Very Hard to Watch"

Teresa: We Love Hard, We Fight Hard

Dina: The Ladybug Event was Perfection

Amber: I Felt I Like I Was Being Hazed

Melissa: Continue to Pray for Teresa's Family

Why Amber Shares Her Cancer Story

Dina: I Was Team Santa

Teresa: I Don't Blame Jim

Bobby's Unacceptable Behavior

Amber: Dina is Jealous

Melissa: "We are Heartbroken"

Dina Reacts to the Sentencing

Kathy Talks Kevin Jonas

Amber: Dina Was Planning a Blood Bath

Jim and Amber Were on Different Pages

Dina on Bobby's "Bizarre" Behavior

Amber Calls BS on Dina

Nicole: Words are So Powerful

Teresa: "Kudos to Dina!"

Teresa: I Love the Show, I Love My Fans

Praying for a Positive Outcome for Teresa

"Tipsy Melissa is My Spirit Animal"

Dina's Lose-Lose Situation

Jacqueline on Her Status with Teresa

Why Teresa Told Dina the Rumor

Amber on Her Cancer Scare

Teresa: There was an Agenda to Hurt My Family

Melissa: I Do Feel for Amber

Dina: Gia's Beautiful Inside and Out

Nicole: This is Not 'Jerry Springer'

Amber on Her Meltdown with Teresa

Amber's Emotional Call to Teresa

Teresa Thanks the Fans

Dina: Florida Will Be the New Scary Island

Teresa: I Wish I Never Heard the Rumor

Amber on the Shocking Rino Rumor

Victoria Gotti's Big No No

Fights, Fights, and More Fights

Episode 20:'s Associate Editor takes a look at, you guessed it, the many finale fights.

Season 4 has come to a big, sparkly, leopard-print close with friends and family in disarray. What happened when the smoke cleared after things blew up at the Posche fashion show? Has anyone made up? (And more importantly, what's Rosie been up to? I miss her.)

Well, we'll just have to wait for next week's reunion to learn the answers. If you've already recovered from the many, many arguments and can't possibly go on without a taste of reunion to come, who am I to deprive you? Enjoy this scene where Teresa goes after Caroline's weight and parenting. (Yeah, you can guess how that's going to go down.)

I wouldn't say there are best moments from this episode, so instead let us count down the most intense fights of the evening.No. 3 - Jacqueline vs. Teresa

Things got really interesting when the finger pointing got turned on Jacqueline. As soon as Teresa said that, her face was frozen in a total WTF-just-happened-my-mind-can't-even-process-this face. Kind of like when a cartoon robot's circuits get overloaded or someone tells you a story so shocking you forget that your mouth is hanging wide open in shock.

Evidently being blamed for something is Jacqueline's trigger. She went OFF on Teresa for saying the Melissa debacle was her fault. Not even the ultimate forgiver could forgive that. It was reminiscent of the goody two shoes getting mistakenly blamed for something and freaking out because they've never gotten in trouble before.

But really the only thing anyone was thinking after this -- who was texting Jacqueline?!
No. 2 - Teresa vs. Joe and Melissa

Only at a Posche fashion show do the fights continue out to the parking lot and into the car. Only here would Teresa follow Joe and Melissa to their car while trying to get in the last word. So as a security officer tries to worm his way in there to tell the Gorgas that they have to keep driving and can't stop here, Teresa and Joe go back and forth as to why Teresa didn't kick the guy out of the party. (Though really I don't think Teresa could do that given it's not her party. Maybe she could have just asked Kim D. to make him leave? No need to resort to violence.)

The best part about this however is that Joe keeps telling Teresa she should have grabbed the guy's hair and pulled him out of there. The irony being of course that Angelo is bald. Someone would have to lend the guy some extensions first.
No. 1 - Joe Gorga vs. Kim D.

Why was this the most intense fight? Because these two are by far the most volatile combatants in attendance. I don't think anyone in their right mind would want to tussle with Joe or Kim D. Joe's got the most explosive temper on the show (and that's saying something) and some serious biceps to back it up. Kim D. however looks super scrappy and probably has some tricks stored up in her new longer locks.

Kim D. was playing with fire calling Joe a midget. Doesn't she know how sensitive the Joes are about their height? And then Joe calls Kim D. "drunk and high" but really isn't that a little unfair, since I imagine everyone gets drunk at the Posche fashion show just to cope with the awkward fighting that always ensues.

And who are the "big boys" Kim D. plays with? I can only hope that she just volunteers at the local Jersey fat camp...
And just because you probably need one more reunion preview for the road, enjoy:
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Amber: Is Dina Coldhearted?

Amber Marchese dishes on her first reunion and why Dina Manzo confuses her.

Hello Housewife friends!  Welcome to the jungle baby! My first reunion was a wild ride. Call me sick and twisted, but I had an unbelievable time at the reunion when most, I have been warned, dread it. I felt like it was “The Great Purge” and when I went home I was felt relieved of any built up tension. I don’t care if anyone has a grudge against me, my slate is clean and I harbor no ill feelings towards anyone. I love to argue my point, and I truly stood by all of my convictions this season, so I was ready to say exactly what was on my mind, and then some. 

I know the twins and I went at one another pretty hard, but that is what the reunion is all about. It is an opportunity to get it all out and potentially understand one another's position better. Then we can each make our own decisions as to where we want to go with our relationships. I am very much the type of person that can say some of the meanest things and sling mud, but hug it out at the end forgetting anything negative that was said. It just rolls off my back. I actually think it is healthier to say what needs to be said, and then move on.

One thing I did question after the reunion was if Dina actually has a heart or if I should start calling her the Tin Man. I actually have not figured her out yet. Is she really just a coldhearted bitch, or has she been hurt so many times that she has become warped and jaded. I feel I don’t owe anyone any reason as to why I call cancer “the cancer,” but I will give it once more anyhow. “The cancer” is “the monster” to me. It is a way for me to take away its power and to minimize it. “It” destroys lives, so “it” does not deserve a name. It is just “the cancer” -- it was “the monster” or “the dragon.” Although Dina claims to have an understanding of how devastating cancer is to a family, her actions and blatant lack of empathy proves otherwise.

In addition, I did not think it was appropriate for me to interject into family quarrels at the reunion; however, this is something that I feel strongly about. I have met Jaqueline and I have spoken to her on many occasions. In the very short time that I have gotten to know Jaqueline, I know and have empathy with the struggles she has caring for Nicholas. I felt that Dina’s interpretation of her nephew was callous and completely out of touch with reality. The only thing that keeps playing in my mind is, "You know nothing John Snow."  No, thank God, he is not hooked up to machines with cancer; however, what the Laurita family goes through is extremely difficult on a day to day basis that will continue on for a lifetime. It is emotionally and financially devastating. Although, Dina "visits" children with cancer, at the end of her visit she gets to go home, leaving it behind and goes on with her daily life. Since Dina does work with children with cancer, I pray that she can abstain from a self-absorbed lifestyle and become a loving, involved aunt.