Amidst working hard to overcome family differences in Arizona with therapy, there’s still unrest between a few cast members that spark another fire after Melissa’s birthday dinner.
When heated words are exchanged between the Gorgas and the Giudices, it’s never good — and when glassware gets broken, it’s even worse. So when the cast goes to a therapy resort in Arizona for Melissa Gorga‘s birthday and therapy sessions, you know that everyone is going to let their true feelings out.
The ‘RHONJ’ Walk The Line In Arizona
In the third and final installment of the The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Melissa wakes up on her birthday the way any girl would want to: with her husband, Joe Gorga, thrusting his crotch in her face, doing a dance move called the “dip.” Melissa didn’t look like she enjoyed it (and we didn’t either!) but Teresa Giudice barged in and interrupted with a birthday gift for Melissa: peace panties! Literally, a thong with a peace sign on it. So you’d think that with such a sincere gift, Teresa truly wants their fighting to be over. But at a heated tennis therapy game that afternoon where the girls are instructed to “check their egos at the door,” emotions ran high when Rosie Pierri and Melissa beat Teresa and Kathy Wakile.
The whole group then came together for another exciting therapy session when they paired up and walked across high wire where they had to face each other and be in sync, because only then would they reach the end of the wire. Teresa and her brother Joe went across, even though he wants her to “be real and be more open, because if she did, I would respect her more.” Chris Laurita and Al Manzo fell, Joe Giudice and Rosie fell, and Melissa and Teresa eventually fell, but only after Teresa started it off by saying, “Trust me bitch.” Melissa’s confessional of “Is she gonna push me off?” didn’t hold much more faith. Caroline Manzo noticed that she didn’t get the feeling of truth with them and that feelings were still masked.
Teresa Giudice Is Snubbed In Melissa Gorga’s Birthday Speech
While getting ready for her birthday dinner, Melissa complains that she’s tired of therapy and wants to go home — and after sports therapy, horse therapy and walking a high wire therapy, we kinda agree. She also thinks that Teresa shouldn’t come clean about anything unless she truly owns up to it.
At dinner, after blowing out her birthday candles, Melissa also not-so-subtly says all she wants is for all the rumors and mean tweets to stop — isn’t that what everyone wishes for on their birthday?
Then, she stands up to toast her friends and delivers heartfelt statements one by one around the table, saying that Jacqueline Laurita and Chris are new friends that now feel like old friends, Kathy for being such a good friend, and her husband Rich for being sweet and loving to her children. She toasts to husband Joe and brother-in-law Joe for working things out, and Rosie for being so lovely. Caroline observes this skeptically, waiting for Melissa to recognize Teresa — but she never does. She then ends her toast, leaving many confused faces at the table.
Joe Gorga Slams A Glass Against The Wall
After dinner, the group sits around with drinks and the large elephant in the room about rumors not being addressed. Caroline has had it, saying, “We’ve all been here before, so don’t hold it in, just say it now. Don’t let this be a bandaid. I’m not doing this again.” Teresa had been suspected of gossiping to an outside party about cheating rumors in the Gorga’s marriage, and Melissa and Joe wanted that laid out on the table from Teresa, who denied having anything to do with it, saying she won’t admit to something she didn’t do.
Melissa’s husband got so worked up over the cheating rumors that he then got up and hurled a glass against the wall, which Melissa was none too pleased about, saying “What the f**k is wrong with you, you idiot?” to him. Once he calmed down, Joe hugged his sister and believed her when she said she didn’t spread any rumors about his marriage. We agree with Caroline when she said, “We didn’t need a horse or a high wire — we needed the truth.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think that Teresa really didn’t spread any rumors about Melissa’s marriage? If you were Melissa, would you believe her?
WATCH: Melissa Gorga Snubs Teresa At Birthday Dinner
— Ivy Jacobson
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