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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Who Might Have a Secret Sister?

Well, they're going there!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9 Episode 5 did not lack for drama. 

The reason? Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga are more at odds than ever, and it's making for a healthy dose of drama on a weekly basis.

Teresa Giudice Possibly Rapping

The latest twist in the tale occurred when Teresa dragged her brother, Joe Gorga, for not spending time with their father, Giacinto. 

"Get the f*** outta here," Joe yelled as he stormed out of Teresa's home, and shouting:

"Shove it up your f***ing ass! You've always gotta bitch."

"I've gotta go back to work. Is that OK with you, or am I a scumbag for working?" Joe said as he exited the scene. 

If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, you know that Joe has said that his work has kept him super busy, thinking that makes up for the lack of time he spends with his father. 

Joe Gorga Poses

Teresa has long blamed sister-in-law Melissa for the way Joe acted, and that's clearly why their feud is starting to go into overdrive again. 

It all came to a head at a children's party that Jennifer Aydin hosted for everyone. 

Teresa complained that Melissa was the one who was the problem and that she was "getting him all amped up," or something. 

Jackie then decided enough was enough and defended Melissa. 

"She's entitled to talk to her husband in the way that she feels comfortable," the new addition to the cast said. 

Jackie Goldschneider Trashes Teresa Giudice

Jackie continued to defend Melissa, adding:

"I give you credit because I would've gotten up and stormed away from the f***ing table."

Jackie even ruffled Jennifer's feathers because the latter seemed to think you could control your man. 

"The idea that you can control your husband is ridiculous. If you can control him then that means you have a husband without a backbone," Jackie seethed. 

The drama went into overdrive when Teresa told Jackie to "mind your own business" before yelling that she was to stop messing with her family. 

Teresa Giudice Promotes RHONJ

That's when Jackie went for the jugular and uttered the following words:

"Do you really feel like your husband would be in jail right now if you could control what he did?"

Everyone was blindsided, and Teresa managed to respond without actually throwing a table. 

"Why are you bringing up my husband and where he is?" Teresa calmly quizzed, but she saved her rage for a confessional. 

"How dare she throw it in my face that my husband's away. Who the f*** does this bitch think she is?" Teresa shrieked, adding:

"Jackie's lucky that Milania just walked in because I'm not gonna fight in front of my daughter. This isn't f***ing over." 

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9 Cast

As for Jackie, she took to a confessional to drag Teresa some more. 

"I think Teresa is used to bulldozing Melissa with her BFF Dolores, but I won't stand for that. If you're a bitch, I'll call you out on it. And if you don't like it, that's your problem, not mine."

Melissa was thankful for Jackie but knew it would only spell further drama. 

"I appreciate Jackie backing me up. But I know Teresa - when you say something that stings her she does not forget. I do not think this is going to be good for the two of them."

Elsewhere, Melissa asked both of her sisters Lysa and Kim whether they had a secret half-sister. 

Melissa Gorga Sobs

Oh yes, the show is killing it this season. 

Apparently, Melissa attended a psychic who said that her father had a message for her:

She had three sisters!

"I mean we heard things about him being unfaithful, but a child? Never!" said Lysa. 

"Throughout my childhood, my dad would leave the house sometimes and come back a couple of days later," Teresa added in a confessional.

"Is it a possibility that he was with another woman, or creating another child? Yeah, there's definitely a possibility of that."

Melissa Gorga on a Red Carpet

"I have watched my mom cry for years over my father. He would always just apologize for not coming home."

Okay then. This might be the most intriguing storyline on the show in quite some time. 

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Housewives & Heifers

The newest addition to The Real Housewives of New Jersey is not all she cracked up to be. 

Wednesday's episode of the Bravo hit made the housewives see Jennifer Aydin in a new light, and it became abundantly clear that this new star is not the person everyone thought she was. 

Jennifer Aydin Promotes The Real Housewives of New Jersey

If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, you know that Aydin appeared as one of the more down-to-earth cast members when she debuted, despite the fact that her husband wants her to spend every waking moment with the children. 

On a recent episode, her husband was less than impressed that Jennifer wanted to go to Oklahoma with her fellow cast members, and with the ladies on the trip during Wednesday's installment, viewers got a glimpse of Aydin's true nature. 

It's not easy for someone to go from living the high life to living the not so high life, but Jennifer had already stirred up some drama when she complained that she wanted to stay in one of the nicer rooms. 

The ladies were out for dinner early into the episode and got talking about what they liked to do in the snow. That's when the housewives realized this newbie was not like any of them. 

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9 Cast

"It's so much work. I was miserable the whole time, so I just left the nanny with them," she said of taking her children skiing. 

"I don't have a nanny that raises my kids; I have a 'wife.' That's what I call it. I have a woman to cook and clean for me because I have seven bedrooms upstairs. I have two more guest rooms in my basement, and my basement has 11-foot high ceilings."

The true kicker was that Jennifer went on to say that she does bag searches of people who frequent her home ... including her nannies. 

"I have a security system in my house," she continued. "A lot of the rooms have cameras, and my nannies -- before they leave -- I do random bag checks."

It certainly ruffled some feathers, and fellow newbie, Jackie Goldschneider brought up a very good point. 

To wit:

"You trust people with your children but not with your silverware?" Jackie complained in a confessional. 

Dolores Catania Promotes RHONJ

That wasn't all from Jennifer. She went on to say that she went out to a nightclub dressed up as a dominatrix. Jennifer had been somewhat reserved during her first episodes on the show, but she's more than making up for that now. 

"I never told my husband about the dominatrix thing until after we were engaged," she said in a confessional.

"He was a little bit shocked, but he was kind of like, 'Okay, now go whip some shit up -- but in the kitchen.'"

Okay then. 

Jackie and Margaret took issue with the way Jennifer was acting and complained that they didn't think they were getting the real person. 

In true reality TV fashion, they said this out of earshot of the newbie. 

Tensions continued to mount when the ladies decided that the person who lost out on the cattle show would have to sleep in the trailer. 

Everyone seemed on board ... except for Jennifer. 

Margaret Josephs

"It was very tight. I mean, I have a very large house. I come from 16 bathrooms," she told the women.

"We were told we were going to a ranch. It's a 1,000-acre ranch. I thought it was maybe gonna be luxurious. Seriously, one bathroom in the hallway for all those bedrooms? It's really hard. It's really easy in life to move up, but it's hard to go back down."

"God has a very funny way of humbling people," said Dolores Catania who was thankful for what she had, and was the one sleeping in the trailer. 

Jennifer then got even more obnoxious by speaking highly of her home after she asked the ladies if they would be interested in visiting. 

"I've had people compare it Monte Carlo or a hotel in France," Jennifer told them. "What I've been describing about the house -- it just doesn't do it justice. I have this huge fountain!"

"I have a fountain, too," said Teresa as it became clear these housewives were comparing fountains. 

Teresa Giudice Promotes RHONJ

Jennifer continued with the insults about Oklahoma, and she seemingly saved the best for near the end of the episode. 

"If I have a few days off, I wanna go where it's sunny. I wanna go where it's glamorous," she whined.

"But like, Oklahoma? What are you gonna go cow-tipping? I feel like if I came here, I would probably just stay in a hotel."

Margaret's friend, Polly, who was allowing all the women in her home had to leave the situation because she was tired of her way of life being dragged. 

The drama continued to ramp up when they returned to Polly's home, and Jennifer took issue with the music. 

"What is this country music? What a f--king snore," she yelled. 

Jennifer Aydin in Oklahoma

"Like, people listen to that music? Ha! She coulda played some house music or something and get really turned up. You know, cater to the guest!"

Margaret reprimanded Jennifer for her comments and for being "socially inappropriate."

"Okay, so I'm socially inappropriate. What're you gonna do about it? I don't like the music! I'm entitled to an opinion," Jennifer fired back. 

Yeah, Jennifer is not the nice person she first appeared to be!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9 Episode 2 Recap: Teresa Giudice Reignites Her Feud With Joe & Melissa Gorga

Wednesday's episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reignited the feud between Teresa Giudice and her brother, Joe Gorga, and it looks like we're in for a season of backstabs between the brother and sister. 

If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, you know the season premiere found Teresa opening up about Joe steering clear of their father in recent months, signaling that things were going south for the family. 

Teresa Giudice Promotes RHONJ

"My brother used to be around more when my mom first passed away, and I’m really nervous to say anything to him because when I brought this up in the past, it got ugly,� Teresa explained of the situation in a confessional.

“My brother and I have been doing really well for a while now, and I definitely don’t want history to repeat itself. Life is short. I just don’t want my brother to have any regrets.�

In true Teresa fashion, she brought it up during a family gathering. Thankfully, she did not throw some tables. She's learned from her mistakes. 

Things started to get heated during the dinner party, with Joe's father Giacinto yelling about his son not calling him, going as far as saying "F--k you" to him. 

“Are you going to be around more for this one? He wants you around more,� she said. “The kid that’s not around the most, that’s the kid you always want.�

Teresa Giudice on Watch What Happens

Melissa who has feuded with Teresa in the past because of her association with her brother took to a confessional to complain about the whole thing. 

“Who brings up a super sensitive, going-to-cause-a-problem conversation on Easter Sunday? Especially in front of my father-in-law, who is super upset as it is,� she asked.

“This is definitely not the day, the time, the place. Like, your timing sucks.�

“Not on Easter,� Melissa added.

“This conversation gets my skin crawling because I get instant flashbacks of the pain that Joe went through years ago over conversations that were similar."

Melissa Gorga on a Red Carpet

"I know my husband. When you push him, and you constantly say the same thing to him over and over again, I know he’s going to explode. Joe is a ticking time bomb. It’s going to happen.�

Joe made it clear that he was getting sick of the way Teresa was acting. 

“You gotta cut that out,� he snapped at Teresa.

“You always bring that up in front of Daddy. ‘Oh you work too much, you’re not around.’ Listen to me, if I was sitting in a bar all day, if I was sitting in restaurants, that’s a different story. But what am I going to do? When you put in 15 hours a day, hard work? I’m exhausted.�

“You know my life. You know the business, it’s crazy. I work hardcore, all day, every day, nonstop. Unbelievable stresses,� Joe added.

Joe Gorga Poses

“My business takes all my freakin time. Is he going to pay my bills? No one pays my bills. What am I going to do, just give it all up?�

That was not all Teresa had to say, however. 

“I’m just saying, he bitches to me all the time,� she complained. “I got to hear him! ‘Your brother don’t call me. It’s been five days.’“

“Since I’ve lost my mom, holidays are more emotional. I’m just trying to make the holiday as best as I can for my dad. I just want to make him happy. He needs that,� Teresa said, addressing the cameras.

“Before I went away, I spent a lot of time with my mom. And right now all I can think about is how when I came home, I wished I spent more time with my mom. So it’s frustrating that my brother makes the effort to see my dad just on a holiday.�

Teresa's daughter, Gia, turned to her uncle Joe with her take on what was going on. 

“It’s not fair,� said the teenager. “We get it so much from Nonno, you don’t even know. I know you have work, trust me, I know. But if you don’t call him for a day, he says something. … At least just try, in a week, just one designated day for Nonno.�

Gia Giudice on IG

But there was no getting through to Joe who maintained that he was a busy man. 

“I don’t give a s—,� yelled Teresa. “You have to make time. In life, that’s how it is. Capeesh?�

While the fighting simmered down and everyone enjoyed the rest of the day, Joe confirmed in a confessional that he was mad at his sister. 

“Teresa was always like this when we were kids,� Joe admitted. “When it came to me, she would rat me out. Why are you still doing this? It’s going to cause a big problem again, which we don’t need.�

As if that wasn't enough drama, Margaret informed Danielle that she was going to an event hosted by Dolores and things got a little bit crazy. 

"She invited me to this thing--," said Margaret BUT Danielle butted in. 

"And you coulda said, 'No, I'm not coming because that will make Danielle very upset and very hurt. It'll hurt her!' Because you coulda said, 'This would hurt me if the tables were turned.' You coulda said anything but, 'Yes, I'll come.'"

Danielle Staub Smiles

As Margaret tried to calm Danielle down, the former main cast member decided to storm off, but she came back with a parting shot:

"What is it that you two really have in common? You cheated on your husband, and she got cheated on?"

That has got to be one of the best one-liners in the history of the series, and just like that, it looks like another friendship is over. 

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Danielle Staub Stirs the Pot

The Real Housewives of New Jersey is back!

Wednesday's season premiere of the Bravo hit started the process of filling in the blanks for fans and set up the season's big villain: Danielle Staub. 

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9 Cast

Teresa Giudice, in particular, was all about switching up her look for a bikini fitness competition and that meant doing some exercising and clean eating. 

"With Joe being away right now, there is a lot of stress raising four daughters on my own, and working out is a great stress relief for me," she explained to viewers, adding:

"So I definitely kicked it up a notch and entered a bikini fitness competition."

Teresa was visibly more toned than she was when we last saw her, so she's definitely doing something right. 

And while many have been quick to claim Teresa's relationship with Joe is on thin ice, then the premiere may have proven just that. 

Teresa Giudice Promotes RHONJ

"I wanted to do this when Joe was home, and he always said to me, 'You're not doing that.' He was like, 'You're not going on stage in a bikini,'" she said to her personal trainer. 

"It's another year until he comes home, so I was just like, 'I'm just doing it. I don't care what he says.'"

"So have we told him yet?" her trainer questioned.

"No," Teresa responded with a grin. 

"Since Joe's been away, I have gotten used to my independence. I haven't been independent like this -- I don't think ever, but I am doing this fitness competition for me," Teresa said in a confessional.

Teresa Giudice Shows Off Her Hair

"I don't care what anybody thinks -- my husband or anyone. Sorry, Joe!"

It's certainly intriguing that Teresa managed to adapt without her husband, and her wording does seem to imply that it's her way or no way going forward. 

Now that we know Joe is facing deportation from the United States, it certainly raises questions about whether Teresa would go to Italy with him. 

This is all assuming the appeal is denied, of course, but still, there's going to be a lot of drama on the new season of this series if it chronicles Teresa continuing to veer away from married life. 

Teresa is the woman who is prone to lash out when her buttons are pushed, but this new iteration of her was sober and very empowering. 

Teresa Giudice Instagram Pose

How long will that last? We give it a handful of episodes. 

Elsewhere, we finally got some much-needed insight into Dolores Catania's relationship with her ex-husband, Frank, who was allegedly disbarred as an attorney. 

If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, you know that Andy Cohen quizzed Dolores on the most recent reunion episode, and Dolores had no clue what he was talking about. 

"Frank broke my trust 20 years ago when he cheated on me, and over the past 20 years, Frank and I have built that trust again," Dolores dished in a confessional.

"But now it's gone, because when Frank was disbarred, Frank didn't tell me about it, and I found out in the most public way possible," she continued. 

Dolores Catania Promotes RHONJ

"I was embarrassed, and I looked like a liar. And that's what pissed me off the most."

"Since Frank lost his law license, I worry. Are we financially okay? Because we have two kids in college," she added.

And while Dolores is still mad at Frank, they have a new business venture that's helping them out. 

"Our gyms do great, but that's not stable. So now, Frank and I are flipping houses together. We've done this in the past."

"Frank hires the people to do the construction, and I would sell them. I was the realtor. Right now, we're on our second flip. The first one sold, and the money's good!"

Oh, and if you're wondering, Dolores is still dating her boyfriend, and he's totally not concerned about Frank. 

If the boyfriend were not part of the equation, one would think that Dolores and Frank were still an item. They live together, have a lot of chemistry, and still have the arguments people in love have every other day. 

Danielle Staub Smiles

Hell, even someone as wild as Danielle Staub picked up on it last season and used it to her advantage multiple times. 

Danielle is the type of person to cling to a storyline for dear life in order to get her face back on the small screen again. 

Her antics last season never landed her the regular cast member status, so look for her to amp up the crazy a few notches this year. 

The good thing here is that everyone seems to be picking up on Danielle's stirring. Teresa and Margaret were open and honest with Dolores about Danielle quizzing them about Frank being disbarred. 

Dolores seemed like she was going to flip the eff out at Melissa Gorga's 39th birthday party, but the new house flipper left the situation entirely and stood at another part of the room. 

Oh yes, this feud is going to be fun!

What are your thoughts on the premiere?

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Promo: You Want Something, B-tch?

DING! DING! DING!

It's about to be totally on between Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga.

Yes, again.

Following a season in which these two Real Housewives of New Jersey sort of got along, our first look at upcoming episodes features the women clashing over new castmates.

Big time.

“Teresa, this one’s got you going in circles,” Gorga screams in the sneak peek featured here, pointing to new colleague Jennifer Aydin. “You don’t even know what you’re saying anymore!”

“You’re drinking the f-cking Kool-Aid with her,” Giudice fires back about the second new addition, Jackie Goldschneider. “You want something bitch?”

Ahhh, how we missed these exchanges.

Do the sisters-in-law actually come to blows?

At one point, Gorga gets right into Giudice's face and yells: “You got the wrong f-cking girl!”

Melissa, of course, is married to Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga, and she has accused her costar of not treating her like family in the past.

These two have never really gotten along, much to the delight of viewers.

“I really don’t know if you’re going to really, like, love me like a real sister,” an emotional Gorga says toward the end of the trailer.

Aydin and Margaret Josephs also get in a fight in this trailer, hurling shade at each other for the most personal of reasons.

“I can’t relate to people who have affairs with married people,” she says to Josephs, who responds: “That’s why your husband sleeps in his girlfriend’s bed.”

“Shut the f-ck up with that,” Aydin screams in return.

In March, we learned that Jacqueline Laurita would NOT be coming back to the series, with Jennifer and Jackie hired about a month later.

The former is a mother to five kds, ranging from 5 to 13-years old and is happily (perhaps?) married to a successful plastic surgeon. 

The latter, meanwhile, is a mother of two sets of twins under the age of 10 and a friend of Margaret Josephs, according to a Bravo release.

She's also a former real estate lawyer, who has recently kicked off a new career as a parent blogger.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres on Bravo Wednesday, November 7, at 9/8c.

Will you be tuning in?

Get your first look at the craziness to come now!

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 15 Recap: Margaret vs. Siggy

Kim D was back to stir the pot on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 15, and Teresa Giudice was not about to let her leave without throwing in her two cents. 

“F—k yeah, I’m on probation, bitch,” Teresa snarled at her enemy before saying that Posche stood for “Piece Of S—t Coke wHore Every day.”

Yes, we're not so sure Teresa is very good at her spelling. We pity the editor of her books. 

Kim then pointed out that the fashion show raised $3,000 for the family, and that only paved the way for some more drama as Teresa claimed Kim stole some of the money for herself. 

Teresa Giudice Instagram Pose

Teresa yelled that Kim D liked to wreck marriages, and even threw in some words about her being a madame. This paved the way for Kim to say that she did not hate the idea of being one. 

Wouldn't it be great if returned full-time? There would be fights on an episodic basis. It would really be Kim D vs. the world. 

When Kim D was ushered out of the studio because she served her purpose to rile the women up, Margaret Josephs admitted that she was being sued for over $9 million by Vineyard Vines. 

This has been widely speculated on social media and something Siggy Flicker has been taunting her with via social media, so it's excellent that Margaret admitted it. 

Siggy Flicker Picture

Margaret was adamant that it was "normal" in the industry, but Siggy continued to try and paint the fashion designer as a bad person. 

Now that Siggy is out of the cast, we can breathe a huge sigh of relief until the producers cast the next unstable person to try and cut the women down. 

Then, it all switched up and gave us a Dolores Catania and Danielle Staub argument for the ages. If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, you will already know that Danielle has been critical of Dolores' relationship with her ex-husband, Frank. 

Danielle Staub Attends Wine Tasting In New Jersey

Dolores admitted that something was "off" with Danielle and that she did not have any evidence to back up the claims that she was on drugs.

“I get it. You don’t like me, but shut the f—k up and stop calling me names,” Danielle fired back at her nemesis. 

“I don’t want anything to do with Dolores Catania, that piece of s—t,” Danielle subsequently said while Dolores was backstage, and it became clear that Dolores loved winding Danielle up. 

She was legit laughing and Danielle shouting. Well played, Dolores. 

In the end, it all came down to Margaret vs. Siggy, which has been the storyline all season long. 

Siggy would not confirm whether she thought Margaret was anti-semitic, saying: 

“Only Margaret knows what’s in her heart.”

Siggy Flicker

But things took a tense turn when Margaret started telling Siggy that she had deep ties to Jewish people. 

“Shame on you. You are not Jewish. You didn’t convert. You are not Jewish,” Siggy balked at her. 

Andy chimed in with his thoughts and admitted that his parents did not agree with Siggy's sentiments about Margaret. 

“You don’t bring him up in casual conversation,” Siggy said. “It’s done.”

So, that's a wrap on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8!

Margaret Josephs

What did you think of all the action? 

Was it worth the wait?

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 14 Recap: Margaret Josephs vs. Siggy Flicker

When you have a group as divided as the one on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, it's difficult to imagine what will happen at the reunion. 

On The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 14, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Siggy Flicker, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs and Danielle Staub assembled to break down their thoughts on the tumultuous season of drama. 

Siggy Flicker, Dolores Catania

As always, it all seemed friendly when the episode kicked off, and Margaret was quick to reveal that Joe's kids watch the show, but they still do not want anything to do with her. 

You could tell that was difficult for her, but the whole situation for her seemed bizarre because, well, she left the father of the children and expected them to continue as though everything was normal. 

“The only genuine thing you’ve said to me this season is that you are trying to destroy me,” Margaret said to Siggy with a wealthy dose of side-eye, but Siggy continued to act like Margaret was out to her. 

Siggy Flicker Picture

Margaret did admit that both of them were as bad as each other, but Siggy continued to act like she was the main attraction of the cast and that Margaret was nothing more than a vile peasant. 

Margaret defended her stance about Soggy gate. She said it was about Siggy's behavior and not to trash her medical condition. Andy chimed in, saying that Siggy was selling merchandise the "Soggy" at her retreat. 

Siggy countered that she turns negatives into positives. We think the more probable cause is she turns anything into a profit. Margaret closed off her trash talk of Siggy by saying that her blaming her erratic behavior on menopause was "victimizing."

Siggy Flicker

In the most random topic change ever, Siggy yelled at Margaret that her husband shot a bear like "Elmer Fudd."

The conversation switched to whether there would be changes for Teresa and Joe when they get to get back together. 

“I guess when he comes home, he has a lot of making up to do. I was hurt, and a lot of anger came out,” she said. 

However, Andy questioned whether Teresa would move to Italy with Joe if he was deported and she said the following:

Teresa Giudice Instagram Pose

“Whatever God has planned for me, that’s what will happen,” she declared. Yeah, there was something off about it. Maybe the rumors about Teresa having a new man are correct. 

Andy then quizzed the ladies about the great big cake fight that kicked off the season. Melissa was mad that Siggy ridiculed her multiple times about it, and felt like she needed to dial it back. 

“It was humiliating. I was embarrassed,” Melissa said while glaring at Siggy. 

Tensions took a turn for the worse when Kim D was introduced to the stage. 

Kim DePaola

“I guess they let the animal out of the cage,” Teresa snapped before adding, " “I thought this was The Real Housewives of New Jersey, not Tales from the Crypt.”

Andy told Teresa not to move off the couch. Teresa wanted to slap Kim D around the stage. Let's face it, Kim has been vile to everyone. 

What did you think of the drama?

The Real Housewives of New Jersey comes to a dramatic conclusion next Wednesday on Bravo!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 13 Recap: Prisons, Proposals, and Parties

With the news that Siggy Flicker was quitting The Real Housewives of New Jersey, many many questioned what her final storyline would focus on. 

Unsurprisingly, The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 13 did not paint her in the best light, and the season concluded with the star looking like the rudest housewife in the history of the franchise. 

When the episode began, Margaret was getting a little too excited about her birthday party. She was having her dress fitted, and there's no denying it was a visually delightful dress. 

Danielle appeared and could not resist taking some more shots at Siggy. Maybe Danielle is just glad that she's not the one on the outs with the gals. The days of Danielle being a pariah are over, and she's using it to her full advantage. 

The action switched up to Casa de Giudice as the family got ready to give Teresa a surprise of her own for her birthday. Melissa, Joe and the girls. 

Teresa Giudice Instagram Pose

It was a cake with letters from the girls to show how much they loved her. If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, you will already know that the girls have been hard on Teresa this season. 

For Teresa, she's had a lot on her mind with her mother dying and her husband locked up in the slammer. Speaking of Joe, Teresa had not been to visit him in almost eight months. 

Given the countless rumors that Teresa has moved on with a new man, maybe she's officially through with Joe. They've been through a lot as a couple, and maybe it's time for them to move on. 

Anyway. Teresa wanted to visit and have him apologize for everything the family has been through. 

Teresa Giudice on Season 8

“I’m nervous to see Joe after all this time, and I want him to say sorry and really mean it,” she confessed to the camera with a tear dripping down her face. 

In an unsurprising turn of events, the cameras were not allowed in the prison and Teresa reported back that she did not get that apology she so desperately wanted. 

Before Teresa got to tell Melissa and Joe Gorga about all of it, the husband and wife chatted about the prospect of Teresa leaving her husband. 

They both agreed that Teresa would leave if he didn't apologize, but Teresa confirmed the truth when she arrived to meet them. 

“He said, ‘I’m so sorry, I’ll never let anything like this happen ever again,’” she reported. “He seems sincere,” she added. “Listen, no one’s perfect. Everyone makes mistakes.”

Margaret Josephs

Margaret's party finally arrived, and she actually entered the venue on a fake horse. So, yeah, that happened. Everyone seemed to be laughing at Margaret as opposed to with her. 

Then, disaster struck when a rumor spread like a wildfire around the party that Siggy was not coming. It was quickly revealed that she fell and hurt herself. 

“Oh my God, it’s another deflection,” Danielle said with a grin. “She’s trying to get attention.” Dolores sprung into action, saying: “You’re such a slob.”

Siggy started texting the other women and completely iced Margaret out. We finally got to see her leaving the hospital, so it sounds like she really went. 

It was obvious Siggy did not want to go to the party, but she heard that Danielle was trash talking her and made it her mission to get there. 

Siggy Flicker Picture

As Margaret checked in with her, Siggy said, “I don’t want to be friends. I came here to be with Teresa and Melissa.”

Who goes to a party and speaks to the host like that? Margaret's actions to Siggy have been justified because of the way Siggy has acted in the past. 

“If you don’t want to be here, just f–king leave,” Margaret said because she was done with the whole thing. 

Siggy got up to leave, and Dolores and Teresa left with her. This only made things more awkward for everyone, but it also closed out the season. 

Now, what will happen at the reunion? Will Siggy even show up? Oh, the drama!

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 11 Recap: Fauxpology

Siggy Flicker and Margaret Josephs are never going to be friends, and it's great for our viewing pleasure. 

When The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 11 got underway, we found out that Siggy decided to continue the trip because she allegedly wanted to be there for her friends. 

Melissa, who is still one of the most delightful housewives in the franchise, decided it would be a good idea to get Danielle and Siggy together to assess the damage. 

“I just feel like Margaret has been very insensitive with me,” Siggy said while trying to hold back the tears. Oh yes, Soggy Flicker is back, you guys. 

“I gave her an opportunity to say, ‘Yeah, maybe that was in poor taste,’” Siggy added of the Hitler comment. 

The ladies quickly moved on from the chat to enjoy their day out which involved them cycling around the streets of Milan before indulging in some wine in a park.

Dolores, Margaret and Teresa went to some Italian dude's house to learn how to make pasta from flour and egg. The ladies really are trying to throw every Italian stereotype into this trip. 

Teresa Giudice Instagram Pose

Teresa was tasked with slicing and dicing some meat, and it was like she was taking her rage out on Joe Giudice for getting her put in jail. They could not use the mean because the wood on the surface below was mixed through. 

When it was time for dinner, the ladies assembled, and it was evident Margaret was done playing nice. She did not want to associate with Siggy, and things got awkward at the dinner table. 

Melissa pulled Margaret aside because she could tell there was something wrong. 

"I’m trying to make sure you’re OK,” Melissa said as she checked on her new pal. Margaret admitted that she felt bad for what she said and she headed back to the table to apologize. 

“I never knew that would hurt you to the core and if I did, I never would have said it,” Margaret said to Siggy. “I never want to hurt you. I’m sorry.”

Teresa Giudice Poses

Siggy did not acknowledge the fact that Margaret apologized. This was yet another instance in which Siggy's complicated personality came to the forefront. 

While the other ladies agreed that Margaret took the first step, Siggy admitted to the camera that she was just not ready to speak. 

“You just don’t get over a comment like that within 24 hours,” Siggy said proving once again that she will hold this grudge to the death. 

After one final day of being apart, the ladies had one last meal in Italy, but this one was contained in a private room in the hotel. They were very likely barred from everywhere because of the fight on the first night. 

“Last night you gave me a heartfelt apology that was sincere, and I thank you for that. I need time to process that. I’m still upset. I don’t think anybody should reference Hitler,” said Siggy. 

“I said I was sorry. Do you genuinely feel I am anti-Semitic?” Margaret questioned. 

Margaret Josephs

“Where I came up with that was not out of the sky. All of these moments of me feeling attacked by Margaret and then the Hitler statement, that’s where it came from – but if I hurt your feelings, then I apologize for that,” Siggy replied.

“I’m trying to take it the best way I possibly can,” Margaret said with a shrug. “Listen, I know that you’re trying to apologize, but it’s not about that you hurt my feelings. It’s about that you aligned me with a hate group.”

“That’s relationship-ending, career-ending.”

“Listen I said it in the heat of the moment, but I don’t really think that you are anti-Semitic,” Siggy finally admitted. “I don’t believe that Margaret is anti-Semitic. I believe that Margaret is anti-Siggy.”

Siggy Flicker Poses

Margaret took issue with the fact Siggy thought it was okay for herself to say stuff and got offended when others said it. 

“I think that everyone is human and if you give yourself a pass, you should give some other people a pass,” she concluded. 

What will become of these former friends? Will they both wave the white flag and move on? 

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 10 Recap: Meltdown in Milan

The ladies continued their trip to Milan on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 10, and it set the stage for one of the biggest bust-ups in the history of the entire series. 

When the episode got underway, the ladies made their way to Italy, and everyone seemed to think it was all about Margaret and Melissa's business trip.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Cast

Here's the thing: The business trip lasted all of two minutes, with Melissa and Marge going to a showroom. Melissa ordered two of everything and reiterated that one was for her and the other was for the store. 

Who says you can't mix business with pleasure? Margaret does seem to know what she's talking about as far as the fashion world is concerned. 

Melissa could do with some tips to get her store off the ground and bring some new trends to New Jersey. Her store is a bit bland right now, and there never seems to be many customers. 

While all of the ladies were still reeling from what happened on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 9, they decided to let bygones be bygones in the name of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in the fashion capital of the world. 

Siggy Flicker Poses

When they met up in a restaurant for some fine dining, the Hitler comments came up and they did not go down well. With Margaret, she was looking out for her pals when Siggy went crazy at her. 

While her analogy about Hitler was out there, Siggy chose to take it to heart, and that's what happens when you're one of the most emotional people in the world. 

"The first time Margaret referenced Hitler, I was in such a shock I couldn’t speak,” Siggy Flicker revealed to audiences on Wednesday’s episode.

“So it’s hard to enjoy Italy because the more I think about it, I get more hurt and more angry, and I hit my breaking point.”

“Margaret will always go below the belt to hurt me. The fact that she would say Hilter’s name when she knows I’m a super Jew? My father’s a Holocaust survivor. What kind of person has Hitler on their mind?"

Teresa Giudice Instagram Pose

"I want to call Margaret out about how insensitive it was to reference Hilter when we were talking about a fashion show!”

Siggy then started arguing with Margaret at the dinner table. 

“In our lives, there are going to be people who don’t like me and vice versa,” Flicker said. “I’m going to use Margaret as an example. Just recently, for us to be in an argument and all of a sudden for her to use Hitler as a comparison — it’s inappropriate. Can you guys admit it?”

“Unless we’re discussing the Holocaust, Hitler’s name should not come up,” Flicker continued. “I am the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. It’s inappropriate!”

Margaret was understandably taken aback and defended herself in the elegant way we would expect her to. 

“I said, ‘Hitler would have been good to me, does that make him a good person?’ ” she recalled.

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“Kim D’s only goal in life is to destroy Teresa and Melissa. She’s f——- evil. And how are you supposed to make analogies about evil people if you can’t use the evil peoples' names!”

Margaret then said that she has various family members who are Jewish and that she was not the person Siggy was making her out to be. 

“Honey, I know many people who married Jews who can’t stand Jews,” Flicker responded. “You’re anti-Semitic!”

“How dare you say I can’t stand Jews!” Josephs yelled. “To call me anti-Semitic, that’s a f—ing bulls— move… Do you think this is acceptable?”

Siggy was defiant and refused to apologize. That's when Danielle went crazy after being dismissed by Siggy. She threw water at her and tried to move a chair to get to her. 

Siggy was not one to back down, either, but the whole fight was brought to a halt because the ladies were thrown out of the restaurant. Stay classy, you guys. 

In the aftermath of the fight, Siggy and Danielle took the morning away from the ladies to gather their thoughts. 

Siggy did understand that what she did to Danielle was wrong, and apologized. Danielle accepted the apology, but it seems like a matter of time before Danielle doles out some revenge. 

While the others were out, Dolores and Margaret got into a heated exchange about what happened. 

“I do not think you’re anti-Semitic, but I think you’re anti-Siggy,” Dolores claimed.

Danielle Staub Attends Wine Tasting In New Jersey

“This is what started the fight in the first place. You decided to make a point about something you don’t really know the dynamics of. [It was] not necessary [and] in poor taste. I might have said the same thing to you if I was Siggy. Probably worse, in fact.”

“If she would have just said, ‘Margaret, I feel like you said that purposely to hurt me,’ I would have said, ‘I would have never said that purposely to hurt you,'” Margaret replied.

“[Siggy] just said that to be f—— vicious. She feels insecure, she has to call people names and take pot-shots. I’m f—— done with her. She’s a nut bar,” Josephs yelled.

“I don’t think there’s anything more viral than assassinating someone’s character. This has gone from a spat to an all-out war.”

Siggy later announced her decision to quit the trip and head home. 

Yes, she's out!

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 9 Recap: When Chairs Fly

Kim D. has got to be the woman the producers of The Real Housewives of New Jersey call in when they need to inject some drama back into the show. 

It's almost like they thought, "Darn, Danielle is not bringing the drama we thought she would. Could we get Kim D. back to stir the pot and fracture the friendships of the core women?"

It's not a bad thing, but if The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 9 proved anything, it was that Kim should not come back again because her claims do not hold much water. 

What Posche Really Stands For

Siggy and Dolores showed up to prepare for the fashion show, Kim wanted to know how her claims about Teresa being a cheat went down with everyone. 

“Everyone hates you so much,” Siggy said proving again that she is not one to try and sugar coat things. 

Kim then said that she heard Teresa was done with Jone, so she could do what she wanted. That's when Siggy and Dolores defended her. 

“Welcome to the Posche fundraiser. Toodloo!” Kim said to the women as she gave them a breather. 

Kim DePaola on Instagram

Teresa claimed to Melissa that she would keep her composure and not fight with her hands because she needed to keep it together or she ran the risk of being hauled back to jail. 

Not one to show any fear, Kim said that she would fight Teresa, Margaret, Dolores, and Melissa. Yes, really. 

"I'll take you all, come on,” the villain said, but it was not clear whether she was smiling, or pooping her pants. We can thank the botox for that. 

“Nobody is gonna talk about my husband or me,” Teresa says.

“You talked about my husband two years ago. Did you see him fuck another girl?”  

That's when Kim said Teresa has been spotted out at clubs and getting close to other men. 

Kim DePaola

"Piece Of Shit, Coke Whore, Home Wrecker Every Day!," Teresa said of what Posche stands for. Her attempt to string a sentence together failed because it did not make sense. 

Kim then went for the jugular and said that if Teresa got rowdy, she would have her locked up. 

Melissa tried to defend Teresa and asked Siggy and Dolores whether they were disgusted yet by what they were seeing. Dolores started yelling and getting up in her grill. 

Teresa left and referred to Siggy and Dolores as Kim's puppets.  

Siggy and Dolores See the Light

The next day, Siggy and Dolores went to dinner with Frank, and he was straight to the point about understanding where Teresa was coming from. 

Siggy Flicker Poses

The two women agreed that maybe they should have left the event, and Siggy went to visit Teresa to let her know she was sorry. 

Teresa accepted, and they were friends again, but Melissa was still unsure about the pair making their way to Milan. 

Melissa closed her segment essentially saying that Dolores had better watch her back. Is anyone else her just for Melissa and Danielle teaming up to take down Dolores?

Like Mother, Like Daughter

The other big plot strand was Marge Sr. going on a date with Margaret's accountant. Margaret and her husband went along for the ride to chaperone the date, but it became clear there was something sketchy going on. 

Margaret made ill-timed comments about her mother still being capable of "swallowing." Yes, that is what Steve will be dealing with if he becomes a permanent fixture to the family. 

The Other Side

In a more serious scene, Melissa, Teresa, and Joe spoke to a medium about Nona's passing, and the medium said that she was happily on the other side and is out of her pain. 

Teresa Giudice Instagram Pose

It was unsettling because all three of them were bawling their eyes out. The only thing that irked me was that the woman could have gotten her information from watching every episode of the show before meeting them. 

Sigh. 

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 8 Recap: Kim D Returns!!!

Maybe Danielle Staub is back on the scene to get some revenge, after all, you guys. 

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season Season 8 Episode 8 picked up at the retreat at the moment Margaret was imitating Siggy's alter ego, Soggy.

You could tell Siggy was mad, but she then went into further detail about the extent of her being bullied for her name as a kid. 

The ladies started to repair their friendships, but then Danielle stood up and asked to speak to Teresa to hash out their differences. If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, you will know that these two are back to being friends. 

Danielle then revealed that the "prostitution whore" comment still hangs over her and daughters. She said it with tears streaming down her face, and it seemed like she was using this as a calculated move to cause some trouble. 

Danielle is a well-known troublemaker, and her motives for making nice with Teresa have always been sketchy. Teresa was taken aback, but the other women seemed to agree with Danielle. 

Danielle Staub Attends Wine Tasting In New Jersey

Teresa said she would apologize to Danielle's daughters if she thought it was going to be something that would benefit them. Seriously though, it's hard to imagine the kids still thinking about what was said. 

Danielle has to accept part of the blame for appearing on reality TV. What did she expect to happen?!

Margaret then rehashed the fact that her kids had not spoken to her in six years. Siggy's relationship expert friend said that it would be best to reach out to her ex-husband and connect with them through him. 

Margaret agreed to take it to heart and said she would try it, but she was not holding her breath. 

Teresa was then put on the spot about her relationship with Joe, and she finally admitted what most fans already knew: She resented him for putting their family in the spotlight in that manner and leaving her with the kids. 

Teresa Giudice Poses

“I do have little bit of resentment with Joe,� she admitted.

In a later scene, Kim D and her Posche fashion brand returned to the show, and she was intent on causing some trouble. Dolores and Siggy visited her, and all she wanted to talk about was Teresa allegedly cheating on Joe. 

This woman is always brought in to cause some drama when the action is drying up. 

“Teresa and Melissa are not coming obviously because they don’t like you,� Siggy told Kim about her fashion event. Siggy continued to defend Teresa when Kim said about the cheating drama. 

Siggy Flicker Poses

Siggy said there needed to be pictures or nobody would take her seriously. Kim tried, but she mostly failed because she is bitter. 

The final big event found the ladies agreeing to go to Italy together because Margaret and Melissa were going for work, and thought they would extend the invitation to their friends. 

Just when things were happy between the ladies, Siggy and Dolores announced they would appear in Kim's fashion show, and that's when the fireworks started. 

“Are you f*cking kidding me? � Teresa yells. “We don’t live in Switzerland,� Melissa fires back. “You’ve got to pick a side.�

Melissa continued to stick the knife in because she was mad about everything that happened between her and Kim D. 

Melissa Gorga on a Red Carpet

"Mrs. Relationship Expert. [Margaret] called you Soggy. I have been called a stripper. I have been called a whore. I have been told my husband is a piece of sh*t, and that my children are a piece of sh*t. Don’t you see what a vile human she is?�

“I judge my friends on the way that treat me,� Siggy said in retaliation. 

Teresa wanted to know what Dolores said about the cheating allegation, and Dolores did not seem like she believed Teresa was innocent. In true Teresa fashion, she hurled a glass in the restaurant. 

“You should have f*cking stuck up for me,� screamed Teresa at her friend of 20 years. 

“I did,� Dolores yelled, “and don’t think I will again.�

Kim DePaola on Instagram

Dolores and Siggy then decided they were done with the situation, but troublemaker Danielle had a parting shot for the ladies. 

“The line in the sand has been drawn. Have a nice time, ladies,� she said as they departed. 

Teresa said it was time for some revenge and asked the ladies to attend the event with her. 

“We’ll walk in there like Charlie’s f*cking Angels plus one!� said Danielle who was grinning from ear to ear. 

This is going to be fun!

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