'RHONJ' Recap: Joe Gorga Explodes At Teresa Giudice After Therapy

Mon, July 2, 2012 12:38am EST by 12 Comments
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Joe’s plan to diffuse Teresa’s war with Melissa Gorga was a total failure! Which housewife do YOU side with?

When the July 1 episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey began, Joe Giudice was engaging in a little child labor while building the garage, but he ended up having to fire Melania for insubordination — and throwing handfuls of stucco at her sisters. Teresa Giudice also pitched in, pointing out that the squishy cement looked like a vagina.

Teresa’s awesome (and borderline manic) lesbian cousin Rosie dropped by for a friendly visit — and by “friendly visit,” I mean she sat Teresa down and screamed to her about the tabloids. But being the clever little minx that she is, Teresa managed to turn the conversation, telling Rosie to blame Kathy for leaving her out because she was gay.

The “Rosie is a lesbian” issue was brought up again at a super-awkward family dinner, when Kathy asked Rosie to take her to a gay bar. Kathy then proceeded to rave about how much her husband Rich loves going to gay bars — a line that was suspiciously tossed aside.

Then Kathy and Rosie’s mom told a super-long story about being abandoned by her parents when she was five. I think it was sad because everyone was sobbing by the end of it… but I zoned out, so who’s to know, really?

At last, Teresa and Joe Gorga‘s day in therapy arrived — and with it, a whole lotta drama. Their therapist basically concluded that Teresa’s real issue was with Joe’s wife, Melissa Gorga, and that they needed to start doing more things as a family.

Apparently their first family activity was fighting, because the moment Teresa and Joe left the therapist’s office, they were at each other’s throats. Joe brought up a Star magazine article in which he was accused of leaving their parents’ homeless, then screamed at Teresa for supposedly building a s**tty apartment above her new garage.

So therapy definitely brought Teresa and Joe closer together — but now they need a referee to tear them back apart!

Since not much was resolved this week, the battle lines between Teresa and Melissa are still drawn. Which housewife’s side are YOU on? Vote below, then drop a comment with more of your thoughts.

— Andy Swift

More RHONJ News:

  1. ‘RHONJ’ Recap: Teresa Giudice And Jacqueline Laurita’s Devastating ‘Friendship Divorce’
  2. ‘RHONJ’ Recap: Teresa Giudice Refuses To Go To Therapy With Joe Gorga
  3. ‘RHONJ’: Melissa Gorga & Kathy Wakile Planned to Take Down Teresa Guidice on ‘The View’