Boy, they really teased us in the promo for this week's new episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, didn't they?
What seemed poised to be another round of battle in what we've been led to believe is the season of Teresa Giudice vs. Jacqueline Laurita was actually a relatively peaceful weekend getaway that saw the pair communicating, apologizing, and reminiscing about better times. And that phone call Teresa made to Joe Giudice begging him to come and get her? It was all a prank. Tricky, Bravo. Very tricky.
Despite some initial awkwardness upon Jacqueline's arrival with Teresa remaining planted on the couch, forcing Jacqueline to come to her, things ran very smoothly. There was even hugging and offers to be there for one another when times get tough in the future. Of course, having seen the trailer for the entire season, we know this ceasefire between the two frenemies is bound to come to an end at some point. But for now, all's well that ends well. Even if it is a little boring. (Seriously. We want the fireworks. Enough playing nice. It's time to play not nice, as Teresa would say.)
We have to talk, for a second, about Siggy Flicker and her incessant meddling. She clearly means well, but she's trying to force this relationship to get back on track way too hard. Our patience for her constant whispering with Melissa Gorga and Dolores Catania, as well as her weird celebration of Teresa being nice on the first night, is starting to wear thin. It's no wonder Jacqueline snapped in the final moments of the episode when she thought she caught Melissa and Dolores talking in hushed tones about her yet again. We probably would've too. We get that being a relationship expert is her thing, but she'd do well to rein it in just a little.
While we brace ourselves for Teresa and Jacqueline's friendship to sour yet again, we'll leave you with one final thought: May the ongoing saga of Joe Gorga trying (and failing) to cook food for his kids never end. Because it's hysterical.
What did you think of Teresa and Jacqueline's reconciliation? And what do you think will be the thing to have them at each other's throats once more? Let us know in the comments below.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
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