The Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Pack Your Baggage

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey are headed to Napa...the long way. "Pack Your Baggage" finds the ladies camping in heels. We recap all of the stupidity in our THG +/- review.

The show opens with the recap of Caroline commenting that Albie hasn't had a serious girlfriend in about two year but how he should really be concentrating on work. Minus 7. Albie's a grown man. Can't he have a career and a girlfriend?  You'd think mom would want him to be happy.

Well Momma Caroline might not be pleased when she hears that Albie's asked Lindsey to move in.  Actually Albie, Chris and Greg all ask her to move in and it really is kind of sweet.  Plus 10. Nice job boys.

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But the trip to California is closing in almost as fast as hurricane Irene but that's not about to stop this crew. With the airports closed they ditch their kids on their parents and drive several hours to catch a flight out of Pittsburgh. Plus 8 for sheer determination.

Did we really have to witness both Joes peeing on the side of the road? Were the fast food restaurant bathrooms not good enough for them. Do their mommies need to remind them to go before they leave? Minus 12.

It takes a road trip and two flights to get this crew to San Francisco. What do they do when they're bored on a road trip? Watch videos of cows having sex of course. Minus 9.

They finally make their way to Camping World to pick up their RVs and buy some camping gear and that's where the real stupidity begins. 

They have no plan. They have no list. They have no brains but they have plenty of disposable cash.  Minus 10.

At least Kathy picks up the RV's For Dummies handbook. Plus 15. Talk about truth in advertising.

At least Teresa's heels have fringe. Plus 8. It's her idea of going for a western theme. Then she locks herself in the RV bathroom and announces her stomach troubles, which her husband then broadcasts to the other RVs. Thanks for sharing. Minus 9.

Joe Gorga's driving the Gorga/Guidice RV even though he's never driven anything even close to this size. Why? Because Joe Guidice still doesn't have a valid license.

Guidice starts cutting sausage with a huge knife in the RV kitchen while they're driving down the highway. Minus 8. I think someone needs to read the RVs For Dummies book before he loses a finger.

Just when I think the stupidity factor can't get any higher Lauren asks what the number 12 means next the city name on the road sign. Um..perhaps 12 miles more until you get there? The scary part is I don't think she's joking. Minus 12.

When this crazy crew finally rolls in to the RV park the locals come out to watch the show.  The looks on their faces are priceless. Plus 7.

Teresa Feels Up Melissa

It's all going so well. Melissa and Teresa are feeling one another up. Joe Gorga's showing his equipment (and I don't mean his camping gear) to the Manzos. We find out Kathy's a screamer and Richie's standing at attention for all to see. I don't even know how to issue points for that.

As happy as every one seems, Teresa can't let that silly pizzelle comment of Kathy's go.  I'll give her a plus 6 for telling Kathy about how she feels and not stewing about it. 

But then she has to dredge it all up to Melissa. When Melissa brings up that maybe Teresa needs to look at her own behavior I thought for sure all Hell was going to break lose but somehow the comment seems to roll right off her.  Plus 8

Teresa does promise one thing…she won't put any of her family or friends in her next book. Minus 13. Does she really believe people are buying these books for the recipes?

The first California episode has everyone smiling. What are the odds they stay that way?



Let me start out by saying to RTeresa that I thought that she was wrong in her toast and leaving out Kathy,esp when you included everyone else around the table. Next, Caroline should SHUT HER FREAKING MOUTH AND STAY THE HELL OUT OF EVERYBODIES BUSINESS!!!! She just sits around waiting to jump on Teresa for anything. Get a life Caroline. Take care of YOUR family before you start to mess around with other's!!! Nobody died and left you the title of "Godmother". Why are you even on the show? You are a "NON-M----- f------ factor" as Evelyn on Basketball Wives would say. You only keep S--- stirred up!!! As far as Teresa's problem with HER HUSBAND goes, YOU NEED to worry about what your husband is doing!!!! You are a BITTER OLD BIDDY and VERY jealous of Teresa!!! Do us ALL a favor Caroline and get OFF the show!!!!


Theresa isn't the problem . They r jealous of her success period . Did any of u hear Melissa admitting to what she said to Danielle .? They r ganging up on her . Am so disappointed in joe for talking about his sister like that . Teresa never discusses joe it's usually Melissa and we now all see she had a reason for that


Caroline manzo is just a bitter miserable person . I can't see why she wants Jacqueline to stop talking to theresa . Caroline you need to start focusing on ur family . You are just a bitter person get a life. These women are so jealous of Theresa . Why can't we just support each other . Caroline Theresa doesn't need to talk about u or ur kids to make u look bad . U seem to be doing that all on ur own


Teresa feels compelled to make EVERYONE aware of their transgressions towards her. She is constantly finding fault and accusing. This time it was Kathy's turn with the recipes. However, there has never been a time when she has accepted responsibility for any or even a teeny bit of her actions towards others. She obviously has not become a complete,secure self-actualized person. Such a human being accepts themselves and takes full responsibility for their actions because they know that anyone who tried to put over on anyone that they are blameless is a complete fool. People know better. She's pathetic.


Chris is more than just a "roommate" to Albie!


Exactly what does Greg bennett do for a living? Heseems to be a sponge, and always right in the middle of family business, and nOT his family.
why would he go on this Napa trip? I'm so curious to know why is in the 'HOUSEWIVES show, he's not related to anyone or is he? Hmmmm


Theresa, the back stabbing- liar. she has recipes from many family members...she is a plagerist, if tghat fits in this case. She should donate ALL her proceeds to the charity of Kathy's choice


Don't know why I read this. Hoping someone got some class I suppose, but obviously not. Goes to show you don't have to live in a trailer park to be trashy.


so I guess teresa won't be all crazy town until the next episode?


Now I get why Kathy said what she did at Teresa's book signing. As much as I like Kathy, that did seem like a dig, esp since she had the book and it couldn't have been the first time she had seen those recipes in there. She wanted credit where credit was her mother. If Teresa's mother called and asked specifically for those, we all know they were Kathy's mom's and not Teresa's. Come on Teresa...fess up and be gracious. Also, you DO hold grudges. Kathy seemed happpy to put that behind her...YOU, ont the other hand were the one who couldn't drop it!

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