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Who do you believe -- Teresa Giudice or Jacqueline Laurita?
October 3, 2012 at 12:34 PM

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Reunion Part 1 Recap: Teresa Giudice Is Delusional

Posted by Julie Ryan Evans on October 1, 2012

Teresa GiudiceThroughout this season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, I've really tried to give Teresa Giudice the benefit of the doubt. Caroline Manzo has become a grumpy bully who seems to have it out for her at all costs, and I wasn't even willing to crucify her for the whole Melissa Gorga strippergate incident. Tonight, however, it became clear that despite any of that, Teresa is just delusional.

Case in huge, glittery point -- Melissa's eye shadow. For the entire first part of the reunion, I was distracted by it (when I wasn't blinded by Teresa's garish, green gown) and trying to figure out how Melissa was keeping her eyes open with three inches of that gold sparkly stuff on her lids. So when Teresa accused her of stealing that look from her, it was just too ridiculous for words. And that was only a small, but extremely telling, glimpse into the craziness that is Teresa's world.

Jacqueline Laurita not only showed up for this reunion, but she was fired up. Gone were her typical mousy, passive ways. She was out to expose Teresa, and she did a pretty convincing job of it. After that completely heart-wrenching breakdown over her son's autism diagnosis, there's just no way she was lying when she swore on his life that Teresa did tell her that Melissa was a stripper. Honestly, that was about all of the proof I needed, but there was more.

Teresa just couldn't defend herself against anything anyone was saying. She truly seems to believe that they're all jealous of her and setting her up for sport. Then she kept throwing out ugly, below-the-belt insults and trying to make everything about her. She couldn't even let Jacqueline talk about her son's autism without rudely interrupting and trying to turn the attention to her.

Jacqueline was pissed. "You’re a liar, you’re sick, you’re going to hell," she told Teresa. Teresa shot back with her recycled line about Jacqueline being a devil because she was wearing a red dress. Than at some point in all of the heated back and forth, Teresa yelled out to Caroline and everyone, "You want to be me!"

That pretty much sealed the delusional deal. And if that (plus that dress) wasn't enough, the fact that she thinks that Juicy Joe is hotter than Richie Wakile and would pick up more women if they were pitted against one another just clenched it. Um, no.

Then she really did it when she threw out that Richie and Kathy almost got divorced. She said she knew because her mother told her. Kathy was irate and went low as well, saying that if her mother said that, she was a liar too. She also called Teresa's father a coward. That sent Teresa scrambling over to Caroline and Jacqueline's couch, and then she went after Kathy's deceased father. It all ended on an ugly note with Kathy's sister, Rosie Pierri, blowing her sh*t backstage, vowing to kill Teresa. It was intense to say the least.

Based on tonight, I'm not even so much convinced that Teresa's a liar as I am that she just has no concept of reality and what the truth really is in many cases. And she clearly has NO idea what Napalm is.

As heated as tonight was, however, part two next week looks even more so with Rosie, Juicy Joe, and Kim D. taking spots on the couches. I'm not sure if any of them can save Teresa now, but it should be interesting to watch them try.

Who do you believe -- Teresa Giudice or Jacqueline Laurita?

Replies

  • jerzeetomato
    October 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Teresa is delusional and I think that she absolutely had a hand in the whole strippergate thing.  Her "I don't want to hear this" statements were strictly for the cameras.  Why else would she go after Melissa and says lets go find this guy and confront him?  Simply to embarass Melissa even more.  I guess she didn't expect Melissa to call her husband and have it all blow up in her face.

  • ceciliam
    October 3, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    I think Teresa is nuts!

  • DylansMom1207
    October 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

     I had given too many chances to Teresa thinking, no she didn't do it/say it.  The icing on the cake for me was her bull--it act at the fashion show.  Feel my heart and then off kissing all of Kim's friends.  She is 100% in on it! 

    Go Jaqueline!

  • jerzeetomato
    October 4, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    Team jacqueline all the way!  And say what you want - yes Caroline was a bit of a bully this season - at least she is 100 % genuine and real to your face, all the time.

    Quoting DylansMom1207:

     I had given too many chances to Teresa thinking, no she didn't do it/say it.  The icing on the cake for me was her bull--it act at the fashion show.  Feel my heart and then off kissing all of Kim's friends.  She is 100% in on it! 

    Go Jaqueline!


  • ummali
    by ummali
    October 5, 2012 at 8:48 AM
    I can't wait for sunday!!!
  • DylansMom1207
    October 6, 2012 at 4:04 PM
    Love Caroline!!!!!!!

    Quoting jerzeetomato:

    Team jacqueline all the way!  And say what you want - yes Caroline was a bit of a bully this season - at least she is 100 % genuine and real to your face, all the time.

    Quoting DylansMom1207:

     I had given too many chances to Teresa thinking, no she didn't do it/say it.  The icing on the cake for me was her bull--it act at the fashion show.  Feel my heart and then off kissing all of Kim's friends.  She is 100% in on it! 


    Go Jaqueline!


  • TheJerseyGirl
    October 6, 2012 at 9:52 PM
    Exactly!

    Quoting jerzeetomato:

    Teresa is delusional and I think that she absolutely had a hand in the whole strippergate thing.  Her "I don't want to hear this" statements were strictly for the cameras.  Why else would she go after Melissa and says lets go find this guy and confront him?  Simply to embarass Melissa even more.  I guess she didn't expect Melissa to call her husband and have it all blow up in her face.

  • TheJerseyGirl
    October 6, 2012 at 9:53 PM
    Me too!

    Quoting ummali:

    I can't wait for sunday!!!

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