The Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Public Displays of Rejection

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How does a Real Housewife of New Jersey hit rock bottom? When she has no one left to hear her whine. That's the place Teresa Guidice found herself in during last night's episode, "Public Displays of Rejection."

We break down all the drama below in THG's +/- recap!

What doesn't Teresa understand? Jacqueline was upset about the magazine saying she was going to jail and confronted her about it. Minus 10 because I don't see what's the big deal.

Teresa and Joe Giudice Pic

But Teresa calls it an ambush. I'll give her a Plus 3 because once Caroline jumped into the fray it sort of felt like one but that wasn't Jacqueline's intention. Teresa's biggest issue is that she can never see someone else's point of view.

When she runs home to cry on Joe's shoulder he gives his typical response. He tells her she has him and she doesn't need anyone else so move on. Minus 12. It always feels like Teresa's husband is trying to isolate her from the rest of the world. Maybe it's because the less friends she has, the less likely she is to leave his sorry butt.

Of course Joe can't have a conversation without calling someone names. According to him Jacqueline is a dodo bird. Eh. Minus 5. That's lightweight for Joe. Maybe he's distracted by his missing koi.

Is anyone curious what kind of behavioral issues got Joe Guidice sent to therapy at age 11? No? Me neither. 

In a surprise move Teresa reaches out to Kathy.  Minus 10 to Teresa for trying to play it off like she and Kathy have never had any real problems but maybe it's true if you compare it to the problems Teresa has with everyone else.

Kathy thinks the lunch invite is weird. No Kathy, it's not weird, it's desperation.

Over at the Gorga household Melissa's putting on makeup for her phone interview with Ryan Seacrest. Plus 9 to Joe for for poking fun at her for it. An extra Plus 5 for telling his daughter she won't be wearing lipstick again until she's 21.  The guy is almost cute when he's in daddy mode.

But Minus 7 because couldn't Melissa have taken that phone call in private without Joe and the kids joining in. If she wants to be taken seriously she could work on being a little more professional.

Melissa's song, "On Display" debuts on Seacrest's radio show. Like the song says, it puts her on display and that means taking the good, like the people congratulating her, along with the bad.  The bad being the people tweeting that her song sucks. 

Gorga throws yet another party for Melissa. Minus 5 because I hated her dress but plus 10 because the Gorga's certainly enjoy a good party, even when they have to throw it themselves.

When the party throws all of the haters into one room you know someone's going to start a fight. Who would have thought it would be Jacqueline who kicks it off.

As Jacqueline stalked over to Teresa I found myself yelling, 'Don't do it!" Minus 8. She didn't listen.

Melissa and Joe Gorga

And in a shocking twist, (that's sarcasm for those who missed it), Teresa believes she's the only one hurting and she hasn't done anything wrong. Plus 10 because at least you can count on Teresa to be consistent.

I couldn't help but laugh when Teresa mentions that she and Jacqueline haven't had a fight in their 15 year friendship. No kidding. Generally Jacqueline's a push over and she's always worshiped Teresa. It's about time those rose colored glasses came off.

Teresa calls Jacqueline a psycho bitch but only to the camera, not to her face and says she should have punched her…but it's not her style. Minus 11. No, Teresa prefers cursing and flipping tables.

The f**k you's fly between the former friends and if possible I think things got even worse.

Plus 12 to Melissa who notices the fight in progress and quips about it being, "the mother f**king Teresa show" once again. But she keeps her cool and tries to break it up, only to get dragged into the middle of it.

When confronted by her conversation with Danielle, 2 years ago, Melissa is honest.  At the time, she hated Teresa and she used Danielle to get to her. She even apologizes for it. Damn.  Plus 15.  It's nice to see someone taking the high road for a change.

The sisters-in-laws seem to mend fences but will it stick. I'm not optimistic. Teresa's feeling alone now that she's lost Jacqueline. It's why she agreed to go to therapy with her brother.
Since she believes the problems are all his, the endeavor is destined for failure. 

Any chance I'm wrong? Check back next week to find out.


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