Bravotv.com: Why was it so much harder to get Teresa and Melissa to see eye to eye than Teresa and her brother?
Dr. V: Teresa and Joe are siblings; that's a close blood-bond that's almost always present, even through the worst fights. The problem is the only blood between Teresa and Melissa up till now has been bad blood. We're not starting from a place of unconditional love...it's the difference between driving a Porsche to get where you're going or having to hitchhike. At night. In the rain.
Bravotv.com: What do you think was the key to helping Teresa and Melissa meet each other halfway?
Dr. V: They finally figured out that their love for Joe is more important than their anger with each other. Which is good, because unlike Joe, their anger doesn't give a sh-- about them and is going to ultimately leave them alone and empty.