Jacqueline Laurita returned to Bravo on Sunday’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Episode 10, and she is back with a vengeance.
Her comeback dovetailed with the drama surrounding Teresa Giudice, whom Jacque says she reached out to twice recently, but received little response.
"You are weighing heavily on my mind," said Laurita, reading to former housewife Kathy Wakile one of the lengthy text messages she had sent Giudice.
"You were like a sister to me," she went on. "I wish I could be there to hug you."
Teresa’s reply: "Thank you for thinking of me and my family. Kisses."
"When you pour your heart out and all you get is, ‘Thank you. Kisses,’ that’s closing the book for me," said Wakile on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Episode 10.
Still Jacque remained somewhat sympathetic and supportive.
"They have to go through the rest of their life as convicted felons," said Laurita of her co-star’s infamous fraud case. "For her to take on guilt was huge."
Meanwhile, Giudice was looking to downsize to a 8,800-square-foot home while considering putting her mega-mansion on the market for $4 million.
Yes, downsize TO an 8,800-square-foot residence.
"Because of our legal bills, we’ve cut back on spending," said Giudice. "Joe and I have been thinking about downsizing. Years ago, I was all about materialistic things."
"My priorities have shifted."
Words you never thought would escape Teresa Giudice’s mouth.
"I’m a businesswoman," she added. "I’m thinkin’ business."
"So, you mean you’re actually startin’ to use your head a little bit?" Joe Giudice, her husband, asked in a bit of a zinger lobbed at his embattled wife.
Meanwhile, Amber Marchese learned – not shockingly – after last week’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Episode 9 that she’ll be alright.
"The blood work is perfectly fine," Marchese’s oncologist reported. "The chances for a reoccurrence drop every year … I pronounce you in perfect health!"
Very good for her. Very bad for Bravo stringing us along to kill time.
Finally, during the girls’ trip to Florida, the weather was perfect.
"Shoveling snow, I’m not gonna lie, not my thing," Melissa Gorga said.
"There may be some cougars by the pool!" laughed Dina Manzo.
As always, to catch up on past and current episodes, you can watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online from beginning to end at TV Fanatic.