Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita agree to move forward, if not as friends, then at least as civil acquaintances. Joe Gorga spends overdue quality time with Gia. And Jacqueline decides to undergo plastic surgery.
Teresa tells Jacqueline that she would never try to hurt her. Yet, Jacqueline wants to know where they go from here. Teresa says she simply wants to be civil, and if Jacqueline hears something that upsets her, she should just text her.
Joe Gorga & Gia Giudice Go On A Go-Kart Date
Later, Gia Giudice goes on a go-kart date with Joe Gorga. After a bit of racing, Gia and Joe have a slice of pizza, and Gia starts getting real. “I love Zia Melissa dearly, but don’t you feel like when I was little little, it was different?” (This girl is totally brainwashed. And what the heck is a Zia?)
Joe tells Gia that she shouldn’t take everyone at face-value and there are two sides to every story. Gia then brings up the fight at the christening.
“It definitely wasn’t the right place and time,” Gia tells him, “because it was your son’s christening … It didn’t only affect, like, Nonna and Nonno. It affected, like, me. Kids said stuff at school, like your uncle’s a maniac, and then I wouldn’t fight back. So basically I just, like, broke down in tears.”
Joe tells her he was disgusted by the incident and he’s going to try and be a better person.
Jacqueline Laurita Gets Plastic Surgery
Jacqueline reveals to Kathy Wakile that she’s getting a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills — what? Maybe she’s so sick of Teresa that she’s hoping to jump ship and join the cast of RHOBH.
“You are brave,” Kathy says. Yes, because those procedures are so rare in Beverly Hills.
In California, Jacqueline meets Ashlee at the plastic surgeon’s office for her consultation. While talking with the doctor, Jacqueline is forced to reveal her stomach.
Although the doctor warned Jacqueline not to drink alcohol or eat anything too heavy, Jacqueline drinks a tequila shot and orders a king size taco salad while at dinner with her parents and daughter.
Ashlee and Jacqueline’s parents don’t approve of the plastic surgery, but Jacqueline isn’t changing her mind.
During surgery, we get a sexy shot of Jacqueline’s tummy tattoo — freshly sliced from her abdomen. Score!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Will things stay cordial like this for long? Or will the drama kick into high gear come next week?
— Chris Rogers