‘RHONJ’ Recap: Caroline Manzo Gets Rid Of Teresa Giudice

Mon, August 27, 2012 12:12am EDT by 35 Comments
Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap
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Caroline and Teresa ‘throw down’ on the August 26 episode of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey!’ Buckle up, because it was certainly a bumpy ride!

On the August 26 episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, friendships are destroyed and a road trip comes to an end as Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice finally “throw down.”

Things start off rough as Teresa’s toast left Kathy Wakile with hurt feelings. Joe Gorga, always the comedian, tries to break the tension by pulling off his pants and jumping in the hot tub. (The sight always made me feel better, so why not them, right?) The Gorgas and the Giudices play nice in the hot tub, and  Kathy finds it to be the perfect opportunity to try and make nice with Teresa. Kathy, the selfless woman that she is, focuses their conversation on Teresa mending her relationship with Caroline — and totally ignores their current poor standing.

Unfortunately, Caroline is within ten feet of the conversation and takes in all of Teresa’s insults, lies and utter nonsense. Showing true class, Caroline holds back from getting involved as she’s afraid that she will throw Teresa “off the roof” if she gets up out of her seat. Kathy is trying to get through to Teresa and insists that Caroline and Jacqueline Laurita are really her friends, so she needs to stop talking smack about them (That may be an understatement). Teresa is having none of it.

Teresa takes a momentary timeout to get a new robe, but reappears — just in time for a showdown with Caroline. Caroline refuses to believe that Teresa is sorry for mocking the Manzos in her cookbook and printing lies in magazines. Caroline calls Teresa out on everything she’s done in the past year — selling stories to the tabloids, telling the ladies who they can and can’t be friends with and not wanting to fix the relationships with her family — specifically Melissa Gorga and Kathy.

Meanwhile in the other half of the room, Joe Giudice admits to Chris Laurita that Teresa sells stories to the tabloids! Chris tells Joe Giudice that Jacqueline was just offered $50K to talk to one of the tabloids about Teresa, but turned it down. Joe thinks she’s nuts for turning down the offer. Joe thinks that Jacqueline should have thrown everyone under the bus and took the cash (At least Joe is honest — unlike his wife).

Caroline and Teresa’s conversation escalates and the guys end up getting involved. Joe Giudice is screaming for them to end it as Caroline’s husband Albert Manzo listens, ready to jump to his wife’s defense — if need be.

Jacqueline spends the entire argument with her face planted into a pillow, pretending to sleep while both Melissa and Kathy stay silent in the background. Lauren Manzo eventually comes to her mom’s defense and puts her two cents in. Teresa keeps yapping that she never said a bad word about any of them!

With persuasion from Chris, Joe Giudice decides to book an early flight and get Teresa out of there — post haste! Melissa and Joe Gorga decide to leave with them out of family loyalty. Unbeknownst to Teresa, Caroline already told Melissa that her dear sister-in-law has said a whole slew of nasty things about her over the past year. Caroline confesses, “[Teresa's] called her a whore, gold digger, she was a stripper.”

As the Gorgas head out, Caroline heads to her bedroom where she has a complete breakdown.

After watching the season three reunion special (filmed AFTER season four was completed), we know things are only going to go south from here.

How do you feel? Leave your comments below! Did you feel bad for Teresa, or is she completely delusional? Are you excited for Dina Manzo’s return next week?

– Christopher Rogers

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Gina

Posted at 2:40 PM on October 19, 2012  

I like Caroline but she has a problem forgiving people. Teresa is narcissitic and dumb. However, she doesn’t think before she opens her mouth at times. Comparing Caroline’s cooking to the Olive Garden’s is insulting.

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Go Away Already

Posted at 1:40 PM on October 11, 2012  

I think all of these skanks should make a porno together……it could be called the “Real Hobag’s of NJ”…..Caroline could be a dominatrix
……think about girls…..money, money, money!

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big becki

Posted at 10:41 PM on October 5, 2012  

Teresa’s feelings, right or wrong, ring true. When she pulled up at Kathie’s face, it was a knee-jerk reaction. She was desperate and looking for someone to make eye contact and believe her. Tre is loyal and I just don’t see a conniving bone in her body. She lives on feelings. Caroline is calculating and boring. NO TERESEA EQUALS NO SHOW.

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Teresa # 1 Fan

Posted at 12:17 PM on October 3, 2012  

Get rid of everyone except Teresa she’s the only on worth watching.

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Dee

Posted at 2:25 AM on September 24, 2012  

Wow reading everyone’s comments have so much truth to it all…To start with Tre, sorry but she’s not smart enough to pull a stunt as to “SET UP ANYONE” especially Melissa because she knows her brother will always stand up for his wife regardless…Kim never liked Melissa, it was her who planned this whole set up!!! Caroline acts like her sh– don’t smell!! If she was sooooooooooo perfect then why does her relationship suffer with her own sister! It was said that Tre was responsible for that, as Caroline would say I’M NOT BUYING IT!! If they were close nobody can stand in a relationship between two sisters, I don’t care what may or may not of been said..Kathy plays quite but I agree she’s a trouble maker. Jaqueline is confused and I believe she wants the friendship with Tre but is being misled with information..Teresa is so self absorbed in details of words, grabs the negativity of them and defense her merit all the time, it’s sad because she always worries about who’s going to hurt her when in fact it is her that never seems to get along with anyone long enough for it to matter. I believe she feels robbed of not having the relationship she once had with her brother and consequently becomes jealous of Melissa who has taken her brother away, it shows imaturity on her part. Jacqueline actually wants to be her own person not get mixed up with the chatter and wants to decide what and who is best in her life. Melissa is up for debate, she said who wouldn’t take $100.00 a tip so I’m up on that one for the truth, and yes why isn’t she sueing the guy for sladder! Hopefully we will find out…and yes this is all for TV nonsense to make money, I got itt!!!!

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Krista8521

Posted at 4:45 PM on September 10, 2012  

Caroline grow up and act like a adult, and I hate to break it to you, but your sons are big losers with a capitol L.

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Kathy

Posted at 10:37 PM on September 6, 2012  

People, people…. Don’t you know that it all for the cameras. All of these folks do it for the money. If they don’t have conflict, they don’t have a show. It’s like my grandson and his dad watching the WWE. Everyone knows it’s staged and fake but they love pretending it’s real. They love having a good guy and a bad guy to pit against one another and then root for. These “Reality Stars” are fighting and back stabbing all the way to the bank. Get a clue. LOL

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ANNA

Posted at 5:26 PM on August 31, 2012  

Melissa, Caroline, Kathy, Lauren, and Caroline’s daughter are the biggest phonies of the show! These people may not follow a story line, but at the end, they gather together and calculate and set up ways to threaten and verbally abuse Teresa! These women are sociopaths! Melissa and Kathy have no value to being respectful and loyal but the hypocrites surely want it in return! The nerve of these witches! I’m so proud of Teresa not going gully on them!!!

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shelly

Posted at 8:14 PM on August 30, 2012  

I have been watching this show a long time and am astonished by the turn of Theresa. She’s clearly threatened by her sister in law Melissa, in denile of the goings on within her own life. I get that she’s trying to make a living now that her husband has screwed up his reputation, but really? She has thrown everyone under the bus just to make a buck. Mind you, these were people that have stood by her for years. It can’t be everybody elses fault, she needs to take ownership of her actions and be responsible for the mess she has made out of her relationships. It’s truly sad to watch her hurt those people who love her ie, Kathy and Jacklyn. Carolyn just called her out on her behavior, that’s what I like about her, at least she’s upfront and honest. She’s clearly done with Theresa. If it were me, I would be too. You can’t reason with her. sometimes you have to say enough’s enough.

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Zoe

Posted at 3:22 PM on August 28, 2012  

I agree with kmv and Keisha, and debbie t.

The Manzos can dish it out but they can’t take it. How many times have they made jokes and laughed at the expensive of the other cast members? And Caroline always grinning like an idiot at everything her yahoo son Christopher says. Oh, but when it’s THEM at the butt of a joke (a harmless one at that), it’s a different story. Caroline is a bully and a c*nt.

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Krista8521

Posted at 4:47 PM on September 10, 2012  

You hit it on the head Zoe! Carolines kids are friggin stupid apes and she acts like they are royality.
I wish Caroline would get better fitting dentures when she talks it sounds like she has a mouth full of donkey doo.

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Sue

Posted at 11:26 AM on August 28, 2012  

Teresa clearly has a some mental health issues, but the kind that never gets fixed because she doesn’t think she does anything wrong. I am so turned off by her and Melissa that I no longer watch this show. Too bad, NJ was my favorite one.

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Andy

Posted at 3:09 PM on August 28, 2012  

I dont think I could of put it any better myself. As much as I hate to say it I think this might be Coraline’s last season and mine to. I dont know what change happened to Teressa but shes a total delusional bully and I cant stand watching her anymore.

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Rose

Posted at 11:21 AM on August 28, 2012  

Teresa is so fake. Everything about her is ugly. Her looks, her attitiude and manners. She has to be the center of attention all the time. She is so miserable in her life that she has to make everybody else’s life miserable. To me Teresa is one person that should never be trusted. She is such a bully!!!

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Keisha

Posted at 9:14 AM on August 28, 2012  

Teresa apologized to Caroline sooo many times! What else did Caroline want? Teresa was begging for her forgiveness. Accept her apology or not and keep it moving! Caroline got down right nasty and started telling her she sucks , etc.! It was unneccessary and uncalled for! Caroline also went too far by telling Melissa and Kathy that Teresa used to talk about her in the past! Teresa and Melissa have made tons of progress and it seemed as if Caroline was the one trying to put another wedge between them. When Melissa asked what did she say about her, Caroline replied that it was neither here or there… well, you brought it up! I think Caroline has gotten bitter over time.

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sheila

Posted at 8:37 AM on August 28, 2012  

I’ve been watching this season hoping that it would make me want to watch next season. Come on are we all living in another world. To summit up Caroline is going thru menopause so what she has become a nasty person and her daughter as well. Teresa needs to work on her vocabulary so she sounds like her points and issues are valid. Kathy really disappoints me I love the relationship she has with her sister Rosie and the place they are but, she has become a troublemaker. She clearly started the fight that night with Teresa and Caroline. At the end of the day I believe everyone is out to make money they all get paid to air their dirty laundry on tv. Very dissapointed in this reality show.

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Sue

Posted at 11:27 AM on August 28, 2012  

me too! you summed it up beautifully.

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janet w

Posted at 6:55 AM on August 28, 2012  

My question from this episode is about the call that joe made in the vineyard..is there a mistress and if so why cant theresa see it. Its so obvious. When this showed first aired i loved theresa but know not so much (it makes believe fame leads to destruction over the week minded)

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shelly

Posted at 8:19 PM on August 30, 2012  

I agree with you Janet. I have a feeling she is aware of something going on, and she’s trying to hide it. This is why she jumps all over anyone who asks her if she’s ok. Obviously, people are hearing things and ask her because they care for her. I believe she figures “its’ not really happening to me”. repeat the mantra long enough, you believe it.

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Di

Posted at 6:36 AM on August 28, 2012  

Caroline and Kathy both are troublemakers, and should be fired from the show along with Caroline’s kids.

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bob

Posted at 7:40 AM on August 28, 2012  

Caroline, is the nicest person on the show. Teresa is a total nut job spreading rumors about the others trying to make her self look better, she even tried to ruin her brothers life.

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Jojo

Posted at 10:47 AM on August 28, 2012  

Are u all kidding me??? Teresa is phony as they come, second she doesn’t see whats right infront of her face..she sounds like a idiot!!!! and most of all…I would never want a friend like her!!!

 
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Jackie

Posted at 12:55 AM on August 28, 2012  

2 questions.. #1. just how much Italian is Caroline that this stupid comment make her so livid and #2..Caroline do you ever get lonely up on that pedestal? Give it a break, are the apologys you give the only genuine ones? I have watched this show every year and this time it is Teresa that can do no right.. Since when does being someones friend mean you have to tell EVERYTHING that is going on in your life? Doesn’t Teresa deserve some sort of privacy? Personally, I think that Caroline and Kathy should stick together and be BFF’s.. after all no one will ever be a perfect as they are;) Word to the wise though, my bet is that next season Caroline will be jawwing on Cathy…

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Jess

Posted at 10:16 AM on August 30, 2012  

Sooo disgusted with Caroline. Yes, Tre has been in the wrong several times, but Caroline’s meanness is out of control. What a miserable woman she is. I think Melissa was in the right by saying Caroline just needs to stop, move on.

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Arlene

Posted at 11:20 PM on August 27, 2012  

After watching the show, I firmly believe that Caroline dislikes Teresa because she is friends with Dina.
The cookbook and tabloids are history. How much more are we going to listen to Caroline talk about that.
Teresa has nothing to apologize for. She has already done that. All I could get out of last night’s show was
Caroline talking in circles and not making any sense. If someone called me the names that Caroline called
Teresa, I would not forgive her for those awful words.
Caroline should take a long hard long look at herself and take blame for the hurt she caused to Teresa. If I was
in Teresa’s shoes, I would not even bother with her. She is not one I would be friends with.

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T Cameron

Posted at 1:29 PM on August 27, 2012  

I don’t understand why Teresa gets the blame for all of this. Maybe its just me but Caroline has been working like a maggot at trying to turn all of the women against Teresa. The whole thing at Jacqueline’s house was ridiculous. Teresa apologized to Caroline, what else was she supposed to do?
It seems like someone had already gotten in Jacqueline’s head before Teresa got to her house that day that she attacked Teresa. Just because someone is your best friend you may not want to talk about everything.

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debbie t.

Posted at 2:06 PM on August 27, 2012  

I agree, Teresa is in a bad place and maybe pretending that everything is alright is her way of coping with it. People need to stop trying to start stuff and, that is what being a friend is all about. Also, I get sick and tired of people saying that they want no drama but then keep talking about things. I truly believe it is all down to jealousy. Now, Teresa totally sticks her foot in her mouth many times, but I believe she has a good heart. And I can understand Teresa getting all defensive when she knows that people are constantly juding her.

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Jackie

Posted at 1:01 AM on August 28, 2012  

It kind of seemed to me that Jacqueline and Melissa were beginning to see that Caroline was not about to let this go. By both of them saying they were not getting in the middle of the fight does show that they think Caroline should let it go. Cathy is playing all sides and it is a little sad to watch..she is just does not belong to the main trunk of the family tree but clings on only as a branch!!

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Rhonda

Posted at 8:30 AM on August 27, 2012  

Caroline, She is no better than anyone else! Does she not hear herself? Stop acting like you are perfect. Hypocrite !

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blm1957

Posted at 11:22 AM on August 27, 2012  

Last night I really saw Caroline,for the true Bully,Mess*-starting 50yrs.(lol)you pretend to be,so NICE,and Ladt-like, is that why your Grown A Children,are (ALL Unmarried)under your Nose.No purpose!!! get a life!! no wonder you were Crying so hard,as the show ended,and to think Once,I really liked you as a Mother & Friend (NO MORE)… Shame on you! know i understand Dina’s actions!!! wow!!!

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debbie t.

Posted at 2:00 PM on August 27, 2012  

I totally agree. No matter how much she denies it, she does act like the high and almighty. She needs to stop being a bully, Teresa is not perfect but neither is Caroline. And maybe Caroline she take some of her own words to heart and keep her mouth shut.

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Sue

Posted at 11:34 AM on August 28, 2012  

so right!

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D. J.

Posted at 1:52 AM on August 27, 2012  

PLEASE DON’T BRING CAROLYN SISTER BACK IT WILL BE A BIG MISTAKE….REALLY DON’T….DON’T JUST THINK ABOUT YOUR RATING… THEIR FAMILY… RESPECT THAT PLEASE…

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GetTREoffTheSHOW

Posted at 1:34 AM on August 27, 2012  

I can’t stand Teresa or her husband. I hope they get kicked off the show. As for Dina, she is a lousy sister for not standing up for Caroline. She needs to be kicked to the curb for her outright showing her face on the show on Teresa’s behalf!!! Caroline could do better for a sister like her! Dina is pure scum and doesn’e know what family loyality is about….neither does Teresa!!

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kmv

Posted at 2:57 PM on August 28, 2012  

Caroline and her kids think they are above everyone else.I am appalled by her kids behavior (who are young adults) . Her kids seem to have no other life other than being with their parents. As a mother of two , my job is to encourage independence not dependence. The most important gift you could give to your children is to educate them. Caroline you and your husband missed the boat!

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