The Real Housewives of New Jersey Episode Guides
In the Name of the Father
Season premiere. New comers to the New Jersey 'Housewives', Melissa and Kathy prepare for a family christening, only to comment about their distaste for Joe and Teresa. A massive fight ensues during the festivities, where we learn that Guidice's brother and sister-in-law hold a big grudge towards her. Jacqueline is upset when she feels she's not being heard by Ashley. Caroline is wistful as she sees her boys leave the nest.
Drop Dead Gorgas
Teresa hosts a Halloween gathering with Caroline, Jacqueline and their kids where she tells them about the family mayhem during the Christening party. Kathy invites Joe and Melissa to talk over their side of the conflict. Caroline's daughter Lauren has starts her own retail makeup business. The annual Posche Fashion show is upon the housewives again, were the infamous Teresa and Danielle flare up took place last year. The ladies are concerned that Teresa will lock horns with Melissa this time, but instead there's an argument with Kathy.
Sealed With a Diss
Teresa is getting her second cookbook together, but negative vibes are still simmering with her cousin Kathy from the fashion show incident. Not only was she bothered by Teresa's attitude, but she feels she's made a bad first impression with Caroline. After seeing Teresa and her brother's animosity escalate, Jacqueline gives her a little help in writing a note to Joe to ease the tension. During this drama, Jacqueline has a heart to heart talk with her dad about Ashley, giving her more insight on why her daughter is so unhappy.
Teresa and brother Joe are still on the outs, but her heart felt letter may open a path to a reconciliation. Teresa hosts a big Thanksgiving dinner inviting Jacqueline's and Caroline's family; whereas, Joe and Melissa hold a big holiday bash with cousin Kathy and others. Both factions discuss forgiveness. Melissa is open to extending an olive branch if Joe doesn't. The kids are in their own world, as Caroline's sons are settling into their Hoboken home, and Ashley tries to butter Jacqueline and Chris into financially supporting a move to NYC by cleaning the house and doing chores.
Melissa lives out her dream of being a mother and pop star; Caroline attempts to take her motherly advice to the air waves; an unexpected phone call puts Teresa and her brother face to face for the first time since the christening.
Whine and Dine
Caroline serves up advice on her new radio show; Teresa and her brother Joe sit down to discuss their issues, but end up opening old wounds.
Teresa's Got a Gun
Teresa and Melissa bury the hatchet. The wives and their husbands leave the kids behind for a retreat to Teresa and Joe's house in the Catskills. After realizing her winning desserts were a hit at Thanksgiving, Kathy kicks her cooking up a notch and goes restaurant shopping.
Holidazed and Confused
Tension arises between Caroline's kids when Lauren admits to feeling left out of her brothers lives since they've moved into their own place. Kathy and Rich are scouting restaurant locations for a possible new business venture. Joey helps Melissa further her singing career by building a studio in their home. Joe and Teresa try to shake things up in the bedroom department.
Twas the Fight Before Christmas
Melissa and Joe Gorga throw a lavish holiday party. During the shindig, Kathy tries to bury the hatchet with Teresa; however, she may have pushed the point too far, making Teresa angry. Kim G comes to the party with Teresa's new nemesis Marsha Chacon, the wife of the opposing lawyer in the Guidice bankruptcy case. Hot tempered Teresa had an altercation with her a few days before outside the court room. Concerned that Kim G is trying to stir up trouble, Melissa asks Monica to leave.
There Arose Such a Clatter
Melissa and Joe Gorga's holiday party continues. With Marcia Chacon asked to leave, the fallout now rests on the shoulders of troublemaker Kim G. Caroline tries to get her to leave, but her son Chris is concerned that his life-long friendship with her son John may be in jeopardy tries to smooth things over. Nonetheless,his family bands together to send Kim fleeing off into the night. Christmas Eve turns into family dueling dinner parties with Karen preparing a feast and Teresa also pulling out the stops on a holiday spread. Joe and Melissa try to split their time between both parties, much to Teresa's dismay. Caroline's family dinner is also in full swing, and comes to a tearful moment when Ashley confesses that step-dad Chris would like her more.
A Very Jersey Christmas
The drama continues between Teresa and her cousin Karen. Brother Joe Gorga was invited to both houses for Christmas. Trying to be diplomatic, Joe, Melissa and kids make an appearance at Teresa's, but when they have to depart for Karen's party, Teresa tries to convince her brother that Karen is sabotaging the reconciliation by planning her party the same night. On a less dramatic note, Albert re-proposes marriage to Caroline, this time with a new and improved diamond ring on hand. Topping off the holidays, the Manzos and friends head into Manhattan to see Alexis Joel perform. Caroline harbors a secret wish that she and her son Albie fall in love and marry.
Auld Lang Syne for an Eye
The housewives are getting ready for new years, and Caroline is getting the Brownstone ready for their annual bash. She invites Teresa's cousin Kathy to try to start the new year with a reconciliation. Jacqueline's daughter Ashley is still adrift in what she wants to do with her life, and a talent for drawing is not inspiring her to do anything about it. Caroline's daughter Lauren is launching her makeup business at a local salon, and gearing up for an event to promote it. She asks Ashley to design a tee-shirt to place in the goody bags she's handing out, but does less than a stellar job. Teresa and Melissa are finally together for a play date, but bringing up the topic of Kathy is a sore point.
Child's Play No More
Still trying to patch up their differences, Melissa and Teresa make a play date with their kids; however, Teresa can't help but put in a few digs regarding Melissa's music career. Kathy and Rich's daughter is blossoming into a beautiful woman, as the male attention at the New Year's party can attest. They decide to have "the talk". Jacqueline's problems with Ashley are getting much worse. Ashley wants to move to California to go to school and to work - despite having any funds. Her biological father and step mother come to New Jersey as a surprise, but she gets more than she's bargained for when it becomes an intervention between both sets of parents. Jacqueline and Ashley have a bad fight at the restaurant, and lines that were drawn a while ago are beginning to fade as the question of her being thrown out of the house is discussed.
Belly Up & Up
Jacqueline and Ashley's fight at the restaurant continues. Her father and step mother tries to convince her to start growing up as Jacqueline and Chris come to a decision to let her move out and deal with reality. Lauren is relying on Ashley to create a shirt to promote the opening of her new makeup line, but she's not getting it done. Teresa and Joe's bankruptcy and fraud woes are flaring up. Friends and family are asking questions, and Teresa doesn't know what to tell them. They consult with their attorney to get a better view of the legalities. Kathy begins the process of starting a catering business by having a tasting party.
Black as Ink
Albie and Chris start up a new business and begin to brainstorm new projects. Karen prepares for a big birthday bash for Rich at a local Lebanese restaurant. The housewives and family are invited to join the fun and reluctantly partake in smoking hookahs and watching belly dancing. Lauren's grand opening for her new line of make-up brings family and friends together, but the one person conspicuously late is Ashley - who came through with the tee-shirts at the last minute. Melissa has a successful recording session in her at-home studio. Teresa has a book signing and invites her brother. He shows up late to support her, but he's upset by threatening text messages from her husband Joe. This leads to a drunken argument when she comes home.
Get to the Punta!
With the Guidice's, Wakeili's and the Gorda's relationship still tenuous, Melissa has arranged for a family vacation for the families (the Laurita's and Manzo's included) in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where the families have spent happier moments in the past. Their first day involves a cruise on the water bonding with games and good times. However, back on land, an enjoyable time sitting on the beach turns into another argument. Teresa and Joe talk about a restaurant business they're planning to set up. Rich and Karen talk about their hesitancy in doing the same since the long hours would take them away from their kids. Teresa takes that comment as a dig tied into the Gorda christening, when her baby was allegedly left unattended during the big fight. What started as a day of good vibes to heel old wounds, has turned into another set back for the family.
Blood is Thicker Than Guccis
Still in Punta Cana, Teresa and Karen are still reeling from their argument over their children and the rest of the housewives and their husbands are getting fed up. In an effort to get away from the drama, the husbands take their aggression out on the golf course while the ladies go food shopping for ideas for Teresa's next cook book. Back home, Melissa gets ready for Chris and Albie's press event for BLK Water where she's going to perform her new song. The event goes well. By night's end, Karen and Teresa made amends.
Singing in the Pain
Teresa and Melissa argue over their husband's text messages. While the drama continues, the housewives' households get ready for a 5K run/walk to help raise money for charity, but to also get in shape for a trip to the Dominican Republic. However, Joe Gorda and Joe Guidice are still at odds and must face each other during the race. Chris, Albie and roommate Greg invite Melissa and Joe to their apartment. Melissa plays her new song, and the guys, who are preparing for a launch party for 'Black Water', asks her to perform at the event. Back at the Guidices, Milania's birthday is here, and to cut down costs, they hold it in her husband Joe's pizzeria. With the riff between Joe and Joe is making the atmosphere tense. Gia sings a song she wrote for her mother and uncle. Clearly upset about their problems, she breaks down.
A Portrait of an Italian Family
Kathy and Richie send their daughter off to prom, but not without dad giving her date some advice about keeping his hands to himself. Jacqueline brings in Chris brother to give some worldly advice to Ashey,who is still floundering in life. Teresa brings her whole family together for a family portrait, hoping it symbolizes a fresh new chapter in a family that has been at war. However, when the pre-published copies of Teresa's new cookbook is circulated among the housewives, everyone is less than pleased her her introduction. Caroline's own Italian heritage is questioned as well as her cooking, and despite her truce with Melissa, Teresa pulls some punches over her sister-in-law's ability to copy her.
Reunion: Part 1
Andy Cohen sits down with the Housewives of New Jersey, sans Jacqueline Laurita, to discuss the drama they ladies handled in season three. Melissa and Kathy are still having issues with Teresa. Caroline has had it with Teresa's behavior, especially after her written jabs in the introduction of her latest cookbook. With season four filming during the week of this broadcast, a major falling out during a fashion show has spilled over into this reunion where the audience gets the sense things are not well among these once long time friends.
Reunion: Part 2
The arguments are heightened as Teresa confronts Caroline about her estranged relationship with her sister Dina. More of their past is dredged up as husbands are discussed. Melissa brings up Joe Guidice's verbal jabs are her and her husband (Teresa's brother), and Karen takes some verbal hits over her marriage to Ritchie.
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