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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Season Finale Recap: The Housewives Turn Their Backs On Teresa Giudice!

Mon, October 10, 2011 12:04am EDT by HL Intern 11 Comments

The Gorgas and Guidices take a family portrait, Ashley moves to California and Caroline defriends Teresa on the season finale of RHONJ!

After a season of fighting between the Gorgas and Giudices, they finally seem hopeful and ready to reconcile. But Teresa’s cookbook stirs up drama on the Oct. 9th season finale.

The two families are getting ready to take a family photo — which at first appeared to be going well. “I feel like we’re finally moving forward,” Teresa Giudice says, even sharing her hope with sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.  “I just want to say I’m so glad everything is good again.”

Both families are adamant about never wanting to go back to the vicious fighting that happened earlier this season (flipping tables and all). “I don’t ever want to go back to that place,” Teresa says. Melissa agrees and says she is genuinely dedicated to making their relationship work.

Meanwhile, Kathy Wakile and her husband Rich, prepare for their daughter Victoria, 17, to go to her first prom! She looks absolutely stunning, but her parents express concerns about her date’s intentions.

And Jaqueline Laurita continues to battle with her daughter, Ashley, who ends up moving to California — despite her disapproving parents!

But the season finale drama really boils down to Teresa’s cookbook. When it’s finally on stands her family and friends read the rude remarks Teresa wrote about them.

Melissa is especially upset about Teresa writing “my baby sister-in-law copies off of everything I do. From the shoes that I wear to the chairs on my front porch.” Melissa says she isn’t going to tell her husband, Joe Gorga, because she doesn’t want to upset him.

And Caroline Manzo also becomes upset by Teresa’s book which says Caroline isn’t 100 percent Italian! But Caroline gives Teresa the ultimate insult back: “I’d rather be my kind of Italian, then her kind of Italian.” Ouch!

Looks like Teresa’s friends and family are dropping like flies– does her cookbook have a recipe for making up? Because she’s definitely going to need it!

What did you think of the RHONJ season finale, Hollywoodlifers? Were you shocked Teresa was the one left without any friends? Or were the other housewives overreacting? Weigh in and vote below!

— Nicole Karlis