Tonight's Bravo episode of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" was titled "Zen Things I Hate About You." As the episode opens, they recall meeting with the horse whisperer and Joe Giudice revealing that he is scared of the consequences awaiting him from the upcoming trial.
On the last night of the trip, Jacqueline sees a different Teresa; she wants her friendship back and is peaceful and happy. Caroline asks everyone to come clean, because they have had kum-by-ya moments before; then the hate started over again. Joe Gorga stated that Penny was still bashing Melissa on Twitter and spreading nasty rumors about them. He knows that some facts have been brought up among the rumors, and he is fearful that Teresa has let slip certain things about her brother and his wife. Joe Giudice defended Teresa and knows that she would never hurt her brother. Joe Gorga wants these enemies to stop, and he expects Teresa to put an end to it. She disagrees that she does not want to give them the satisfaction that she cares.
As Rosie, Kathy and Richie go for a walk, Kathy tells her that it was nice of her to defend her to the group, but there is no need for it. Rosie has nobody who tells her that she is great, and she has to continually tell herself this information.
Caroline and Albert are waiting to get massages, and she is so surprised that Albert connected with Wyatt. He admitted that his father was a very strict disciplinarian, but he does not look back with anger, but tributes it to his success. Albert has told Caroline that he will not retire until the kids are set. Caroline does not mind doing without something, to see Albert happy.
As the girls are off doing their thing, the quiet place turned into a frat party, as the husbands sat around the pool being loud and throwing each other into the pool. Then a few people got up and left, leaving the guys to their horseplay. They did have their own kum-by-ya moment when Joe Gorga toasted his brother-in-law and announced that he was a good guy, and he no longer hated him.
As the guys did their thing, the women were at the tennis court. The instructor told them to leave their ego at the door; did she know who she was talking to?
Later, the couples met with the course leader. He told them they were going to have to trust each other. There were several poles with cables attached to them. They were harnessed up and had to climb a pole to walk across the cables trusting each other to help them walk across. Joe Gorga and Teresa went first. Joe knows that their parents taught her that if things in your life are going wrong; to never let anyone know. He wants to break down the façade and have the world see his real sister. After a few steps, Teresa fell, but wanted to go again. Different couples went up there, then Melissa and Teresa had their turn. As they held on to each other, they inched across the wobbly wire. They agreed if they can do this, they can do anything together. As they made it near the halfway point, they really did well.
While the women were on the wire, Joe Gorga was seeing nasty twitter messages from Penny about them, and he wants them to stop. That evening, it was Melissa’s birthday dinner. As the rest of the gang awaited her entrance, she arrived in a sparkling romper. Finally, the birthday cake arrived and the entire gang had a great time. Her birthday wish was not shared with the group, but she wanted the nasty rumors to stop. Melissa toasted everyone but Teresa and Caroline now knows that the distrust is still there.
Soon, Rosie wanted the group to get some more life to it. They wanted Melissa to sing, but her voice was nearly gone from being sick most of the week. Joe brought out the champagne to toast his wife and friends. Caroline told the group that they had to all admit what was on their minds. Let out all the inhibitions and whatever they were hiding inside. Finally, Joe Gorga mentioned Penny and all the nasty tweets. Joe thanked Caroline for mentioning this. Joe told Teresa that he believed that she gave these people the ammunition they are using against them. Teresa refused to admit to having anything to do with it. Joe then threw his glass against the wall in anger. Teresa refused to take responsibility for any of it. Finally, she agreed to go as a united front and talk to them to put a stop to the rumors.
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