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‘RHONJ’ Recap: Teresa Giudice & Melissa Gorga’s ‘Breakthrough’ Moment

Sun, July 29, 2012 11:42pm EDT by 1 Comment
‘RHONJ’ Recap: Teresa Giudice & Melissa Gorga’s ‘Breakthrough’ Moment

If we didn’t know any better, Teresa and Melissa could have been mistaken for sisters — who like each other! But is this the calm before the storm? Read on for more details.

On the July 29th episode, the RHONJ clan jetted off to California for a long getaway — and shockingly it stayed pretty drama free. Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga even had a “breakthrough” moment!

But before we get to the teary-eyed stuff, let’s start from the beginning.

Hurricane Irene is rolling up the East Coast and this puts their vacation plans into a tailspin.

“They say a hurricane is coming and all that means is rain and windy,” Teresa tells viewers.

Not so much. What this really means is that flights have been cancelled out of the tri-state area and the group is forced to drive five hours to the Pittsburgh airport.

The group makes it to Cali in one piece, all alive AND without any fights!

But the minor bickering begins once they’re in a Californian super market.

Kathy Wakile is riding her bike around the store and Teresa goes on to comment that she looks like the Wicked Witch of the West. Then Teresa asks Caroline if they need plates, and Caroline flat out ignores her.

But then the karma kicks in and Teresa ends up with – food poisoning?
No, just a simple case of the poops.

Back in the RV Caroline and Jacqueline gossip about Teresa.

“She’s actually been nice,” Jacqueline says.

At this point, Caroline is fed up.

“Nobody is dressed right. Nobody knows how to do anything,” Caroline says.

But the group does their best to get acclimated.

“Let’s go meet the neighbors,” Melissa says.

Teresa embarrasses Melissa in front of the neighbors by going on about how this wasn’t what she was expecting.

But later on Melissa and Teresa have a “breakthrough” moment.

Melissa bites the bullet and suggests to Teresa that she re-evaluates how she treats other people because she has a history of always fighting with everyone. And rather than blowing up in her face, Teresa listens to Melissa — defends her fights — but ultimately acts mature and rational.

Nice job, Mel!

It was nice to see the two be friends for once! As Chris Laurita once said: “The things they’re fighting about make no sense at all.”

Cheers to that!

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Were you happy to see Teresa and Melissa on good terms? Weigh in below.