Here we are, halfway through this amazing season 3 of RHONJ. It starts with Christmas at the Giudices, as they put up their christmas tree. Teresa claims she got the tree in semi-precious metal and not entirely gold since they are “cutting back.” Once again we all ask… “Who does this?” Come on, just get a normal tree with normal ornaments! Simple.
Melissa lets us know she is throwing a christmas party for Jesus and children. Um…for one, where are the kids? And 2…I don’t think Jesus would condone drinking,gambling,and chaotic drama! But, hey, this is the Jersey housewives we’re talking about! How could there not be any! I like that they are donating the money to charity for children at St. Josephs hospital. Not once have we heard Teresa do that for her lavish housewarming party or Gia’s bday back in season 2. But I guess that’s where the cookie crumbles..
Over at Jacqueline’s, it is Ashley’s birthday. Jac gives Ashley her a protection necklace from her physic. Good job, Jacqueline! Maybe that’ll create some sanity in Ashley’s delusions! Don’t get me wrong, I know Ashley is going to become a wonderful young woman, but as of now, this girl has got to figure out a couple of things. For one, she is blessed to have 2 families that love her. Love is infinite, so she should feel she has enough love to give around to all her family. She’ll soon realize that.
Jacqueline informs Ashley that her dad was going to surprise her and come to her birthday, but unfortunately he couldn’t make it. Upset Ashley calls her dad in a respectable voice to let them know she was going to dinner to celebrate. While at Ashley’s birthday dinner, she pretends to
text her imaginary friends , while Jacqueline tries not to lose it when she asks her to stop texting while she’s giving her a speech. Ashley informs us viewers in an interview how money shouldn’t buy a relationship. She wants to become closer to Chris. Sure Ashley…somehow it’s hard to believe when you asked Chris to buy you an apartment to move closer to your job….
Moving on, “Fabulous Fred” the party planner, steps into Le Chateau Gorga Mansion, to plan the party. Fred puts it out there that if they wanted “beautiful people who speak well” that would be on the expensive scale. Joey takes it all in. Finally he agrees. 50k for the Christmas Party. Can you believe there was Ice sculptures of Joey and Melissa…..uh…where’s Jesus’ sculpture? Exactly… Gambling,drinking,drama, and Jesus do not mix at all. Especially not in the same sentence.
We see Kathy decorating with her family as she goes on about how she will treat Teresa at the christmas party. She explains she will be cordial with a simple greet. We all saw how THAT turned out!
Finally it’s the day of the party and Melissa and Joe have a talk about what they would do without eachother, Melissa says she would “cut it right off.” As usual, it’s the Gorga’s awkward conversations.
Well, that’s um… well, it’s nice to know she takes her love for Joe so seriously. Melissa realizes her g-string is showing and she can’t have her thong visible through her wedding dress. Melissa’s sister, Lyssa advises her to just go without cause Jesus don’t care about underwear! Melissa doesn’t want her crotch hanging out, though! Especially since this party is for TV charity. Kathy looks really grossed out by Lyssa’s suggestion. Yeah – me too.
Back at the Giudice Mini Mansion, Teresa gets ready for the party. She claims Melissa stole her hair dresser Evelyn from her. Come on, that sounded childish. Just because she decides to get her hair done by Evelyn doesn’t mean she copied. In one of Melissa’s blogs, she said a friend referred Evelyn to her.Joe Giudice doesn’t want to go at all, but he supports his wife. I commend Joe for that.
It’s the christmas party and everything turns out magnifico! I loved Melissa’s sequined dress in this episode. Everyone arrives on time except the Giudice’s. As usual Teresa is late, but it’s not her fault. It’s Joe’s. He takes all day to finally be ready to go. One thing that disturbed me was how he was so reluctant. It was because he would be in a room full of a people he owed money to….
Teresa arrives at the party and Kathy decides to finally make her move. Kathy’s dress was nice and I loved that hairdo. Kathy tries with a simple greet but Teresa pushes her away…AGAIN. To read more on this, go look at my previous blog post on Teresa vs. Kathy.
Drama begins anew when Melissa’s brother-in-law confronts Joe about the $1,000 he owes him. Joe is like “who me? Owe somebody money? Must be Gorga.” Joe actually handles it well when he advises the guy to call him about it later and walks away to find his wife who finds Melissa to warn her about her brother-in-law being such an a**-hole. Melissa is super pissed and goes to find her Brother-in-law to calm the situation down and tells him to let it go. Teresa is very, very, very proud of her Juicy for not punching Melissa’s BIL in the face.
Next it’s Kim G. and Monica Chacon on the party…..To read more on the Kim G and Monica drama, read my previous blog post on it.
Tell me- What do you think about Teresa “cutting back”? Was it right for Kathy to go up to Teresa? Should Kim G. have brought Monica there? And did the Gorga’s do the right thing by kicking Monica out?
Let me know by leaving your comments below!
Tune in this weekend! -housewivesofbravo