Italian tempers flared and apologies were made during the season finale of ‘RHONJ,’ — and you’ll never believe who opened up about making mistakes in the past!
The ‘RHONJ’ Cast Members Fight At Posche 2 Party
The Sept. 29 season finale opened with the cast at the Posche 2 party from the previous episode — we certainly missed good ol’ Kim D and her drama! Things got ugly real fast when gossips Penny and her husband John, who blamed Teresa for spreading the rumors that Melissa cheated on Joe Gorga, actually met Joe at the party — and then all hell broke loose.
Teresa started screaming accusations about Penny and John starting the whole thing, Joe started screaming that John said nasty things on Twitter about him and Caroline Manzo yelled at Kim D that she started the whole thing by having everyone there — it was basically a super classy soiree. Joe Gorga also got a little physical and aggressive with John — and Joe Giudice, for once, did not!
Everyone then stopped screaming eventually and fled the party, with Teresa screaming, “You wanna buy Milania hair products, then stay the f**k out!” You tell ’em, Teresa — plugging your own hair care products is of the utmost importance right now!
Nobody could believe the night ended like that — but it did, with an obligatory flurry of fur coats and large white SUVs speeding away. The next day, Jacqueline Laurita and her husband Chris Laurita discussed that Teresa should own up to her brother about what she did to hurt Melissa in the rumor-spreading process, and they told her so when Teresa came over to talk.
Teresa admitted to meeting with Penny and her friends, who trash-talked Melissa when Teresa previously wasn’t on good terms with her sister-in-law, and enjoyed all of the negative things that were said at the time. With all of the family therapy the cast had been through recently, the last thing that everyone wanted was to backtrack on their progress.
Joe and Melissa also agreed that Teresa needs to come clean about what she’s done and simply own up to everything so everyone can truly move forward.
Teresa Giudice On ‘RHONJ’: ‘I Do Regret Things I’ve Done’
Teresa and her brother had a chance to talk the next day at a BLK water tasting.
She told him, “I love you more than anything,” immediately tearing up. She explained that when she wasn’t in a good place with Melissa when she and Penny gossiped about her and said, “Maybe I do regret the things I’ve done.” She enjoyed other people putting Melissa down, but after so much therapy, she was sorry for how she acted.
She admitted it was wrong of her and “should have done things differently.” She also revealed, “I made a mistake. I never put them up to doing anything.” Sounds like Teresa just fueled Penny’s fire in the whole matter.
Joe accepted her apology, though, saying, “Teresa never admitted to anything — so in her way of admitting this, it is a big deal. It gives me closure… Her tears are genuine and it could take us to a better place.”
They hugged and said they didn’t want to fight anymore — they just wanted to be a family.
For symbolism’s sake, the end of the finale took the cast back to the Giudice’s home on the Jersey Shore, repaired after Hurricane Sandy. Even though a storm ripped through the family, they repaired it within time also. So for the occasion, Joe and Teresa invited everyone over for a barbecue.
Everyone seemed to be in a good place at the end of the show — except for Teresa and Joe. They are still awaiting their trial for Joe’s 2011 indictment for having a fraudulent driver’s license — and a 2013 indictment on federal charges of bank and bankruptcy fraud.
Joe darkly ended the episode with, “I don’t know what the future holds, but I’ll do whatever I gotta do.” Will he? Only time will tell.
With another season of RHONJ come and gone, what do you think will happen, HollywoodLifers? Do you think that after Teresa’s apology, it’s smooth sailing for the Giudices and Gorgas — or will there be more drama to come at the reunion? Sound off!
— Ivy Jacobson