Teresa is cooking in a Skinny Girl apron that she died black and is trying to pass off as her own. If you like the range featured in this photo, it is a Wolf 48″ stainless steel range with a 6 burner stove and charbroiler on top and double ovens below and will be available for purchase on October 3rd at 12pm at 6 Indian Lane in Montville Township, New Jersey.
Teresa says that the Italy trip brought them all closer together, but I don’t really see how that is possible since everyone was clearly (and rightfully) annoyed by the behavior of her children and her husband and she basically told them all to “go scratch” in her interviews and blogs.
I just want to point something out here: These are the chairs from Teresa’s round table that is in her kitchen. And this room is the Living Room – you can see the couches pushed against the wall. These two observations lead me to belive that Teresa does not have a furnished dinning room. I am also going to go a step further and speculate that there is a plastic folding table under that fancy table cloth.
Teresa subtly plugs her book by saying that Italian food doesn’t make you fat and she doesn’t know why people think that. No one at the table is particularly skinny, Joe is a balloon, Teresa and Jacqueline are both having trouble getting the baby weight off, Caroline used diet supplements, and Albert had to have surgery to lose weight. Sorry Teresa, but your dinner party doesn’t make a very good commercial for a book about staying skinny.
Caroline starts going on about all the horrible things Danielle has done to the family. And are you ready for it? Are you ready to finally hear what the hell Danielle did to these people that was so horrible, awful, unimaginable and unforgivable? Here it is:
1 – Danielle said that Teresa’s house was in foreclosure. Which is technically true, Teresa does own a house that is “under” foreclosure, just not the one she is living in.
2 – “What she tried to do to Christopher.” What was that exactly? Her psychological F U? Danny calling him a gay slur? Get over it Caroline. Critofer is a big boy. He will survive.
3 – “The Dina situation.” After two seasons they are still refusing to reveal what exactly the “Dina situation” is. But whatever it is, it can’t be all that bad because at the beginning of the season Dina was texting Danielle and attempting to be on good terms with her. The truce ended only after Danielle put chairs out for Dina and Jac at her luncheon even though she knew they weren’t coming. Crazy? Yes. A reason to hate someone? No.
4 – And we can’t forget the thing with Ashley. Oh, this horrible thing with Ashley. Danielle wants justice for having her hair ripped out – the monster!
And that’s about all there is on Caroline’s list. 4 things that aren’t even real things. These people are grasping at straws to find a reason to dislike Danielle.
Then Caroline tells them that they have to come up with a way to get Danielle (the woman who avoids super markets in the off chance she might run into one of them and runs away when they try to talk to her) out of their lives. And how are they going to do this? By not talking about her anymore? By not going out of their way to talk to her when they see her? By not chasing her? By not instigating with her on Facebook and text messages?
No. She is going to do it by meeting with her, of course. Caroline saw how well that worked for Dina, so she figured why not do exactly the same thing?
Danielle asks: “How the fuck did she get my number?” I’m sure she got it from Jacqueline, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out. The question is: why was it stored in her phone? Danielle says she changed all of their names in her phonebook to “Don’t answer”. I also used to do that for people I didn’t like… in high school.
Jillian wants to know what normal person would want to go meet Caroline Manzo. Poor, innocent, naive Jillian. The answer is that no normal person would want to go to that meeting – only your mother would.
Jac, Chris, and Trashley agree (for the 87th time) that they are not going to talk about Danielle anymore. Trashley smirks, acts sarcastic, disrespectful, and is clearly very proud of herself for pulling Danielle’s hair. I can’t stand Trashley or her stupid Smurf hats. Sorry Jac, better luck with the next two.
Danny comes over to Danielle’s and they discuss the upcoming meeting with Caroline. Danny seems to spend a lot of time hanging out with Danielle during the day. Doesn’t his parole conditions require him to have a job?
The last time Danielle had a confrontation with Caroline she called her garbage and Danielle still hasn’t gotten over it. So the only reasonable thing to do is bring guys with guns to the meeting. Because you can never be too careful when dealing with a 5 foot tall housewife who utters insults without warning.
Caroline’s children also think it’s a bad idea to have a meeting with Danielle. But the producers really need this horribly boring season to end with a bang, and being the team player that she is, Caroline is going to go along with this ridiculous story line.
I am just fascinated by this whole “energist” thing the women are into. It’s amazing. Brilliant idea. I think I’m going to become one. You want to give me money to send positive energy your way? No problem. Done. Call me any time.
The women each prepare for their “meeting”. It’s very dramatic with the dark scenes and the music and all. Andy Cohen and Dana White ignored my tweets, but I still feel that a UFC style cage match would be an appropriate way to end each season. And more entertaining than a fake meeting.
The whole thing is comical. Caroline should be embarrassed. Danielle should be too, but I don’t think embarrassment is an emotion she is capable of feeling.
Caroline learned from Good Fellas that when you are meeting someone you don’t trust, you should always arrive 15 minutes early.
Would you drink the tap water in Jersey? After seeing the way these women act I wouldn’t trust it. Just sayin.
Over at the Brownstone everyone is waiting for Caroline to join them after her meeting.
Well, it hasn’t been very long since the scene where the Laurita’s agreed to never speak of Danielle again, and once again Jac is going on and on and on about Danielle’s past and stuff everyone already knows and no one cares about anymore. Ashley says what the rest of us are thinking: that she’s sick of hearing Jac say the exact same thing over and over again. Jac does not like being confronted with the truth. Especially not when the cameras are rolling.
Jac says that she was simply trying to point out that Danielle lied.
Ashley says that she knows – she hears it every single day
Jac says that Ashley couldn’t possibly hear it every single day because she isn’t home every single day.
They sound like a couple of children when they argue.
Finally we get to the meeting. Caroline starts off real good. She’s talking, she’s being nice and calm, and Danielle is agreeing with everything she says. All seems to be going well. But I think where Caroline loses her (where she lost me) is when she says that she doesn’t understand why Danielle wants to pursue charges on Ashley, because since Danielle herself is a criminal, she should be more understanding of criminal behavior. (I’m paraphrasing – but that’s pretty much what she said.)
Caroline abandons her idea of getting Danielle to drop the charges on Trashley pretty quickly in favor of talking down to her in order to make herself feel superior. They go back and forth for a while. Danielle can’t name one thing Caroline ever did to her. Caroline can’t name one thing Danielle ever did to her. Neither one of them can come up with a reason why they hate the other. No one watching has any clue what even started this feud in the first place and we aren’t getting any answers out of this conversation. Apparently Caroline has friends under indictment but they edit out her response because Bravo wants one more “mystery” to keep us talking and speculating about the show.
Caroline is trying to make Danielle feel bad, but Danielle really isn’t too bothered by any of the non sense Caroline is spewing. Caroline is desperate, scrambling, trying to find a way to get to her, and then in her rush to come up with an insult, Caroline makes a big mistake. Of all the insulting words in the English language that she could have chosen, she (with her bright read hair and heavy makeup) calls Danielle a clown. Danielle finds this insult as absurd as the rest of us do. Oh Caroline, why did you do this to yourself? I don’t even feel bad because you totally asked for it:
The meeting was pointless. Caroline didn’t get the charges dropped, Danielle didn’t get the respect she wanted, and we didn’t get the dramatic ending we were hoping for. Caroline was right about one thing – we are all losers in a losing game.
Danielle goes home and tells her daughters “it’s done, it’s finished” as though she accomplished something. She went, she got called a clown and garbage, and she came home. Nice job Danielle.
She did accomplish some good lines though:
To Caroline: “Know your place Caroline. You ain’t no matriarch of my family.”
To Teresa: “My kids wore lace and crinoline at those ages. Okay? My dogs wear leopard” Oooooh. Burn.
Caroline shows up at the Brownstone and tells everyone her slightly altered version of events. Then she lets them all know that they are never to speak of Danielle or have anything to do with her ever again. And they all agree. Good. Done. End of the drama.
If you are on twitter, you will know that although Jac and Trashley were seen nodding their heads in this scene, they clearly did not get the message as they continue to obsess over Danielle on twitter. And what has Danielle said about them since filming wrapped? Not much.
The final scenes: