Tonight's Bravo episode of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" was titled "Spaghetti Western & Meatballs." As the episode opens, Teresa is doing a cooking demo for her newest cookbook. Kathy could not make the Milania event the previous night, but Teresa told Kathy that Jan showed up, and Melissa had it out with her. She also told Kathy that she was cleared of any charges that she initiated the rumors about Melissa.
Joe is planning the trip that the group will be taking to Arizona to celebrate Melissa’s birthday. Although Teresa feels vindicated, Joe and Melissa both have trust issues with her. At the Wakile house, they are packing for the trip, and Richie is being his usual obnoxious self. The Manzos are also planning to be away, but they want alone time too. Teresa is packing skimpy bikinis, and Gia does not agree that she should wear such a thing that will go up her butt. The Lauritas are also getting ready to go, and Jacqueline still has second thoughts, but misses their friendship.
Three couples arrive, but the Manzos and Lauritas are stuck in the airport awaiting their flight. Melissa feels like she is coming down with some illness, and hopes to feel better to celebrate her birthday.
When the three first couples to arrive at Miraval, they are given the tour of the place and shown the quiet area. Richie does not agree that they should be quiet and blows a loud fart as they are walking out of the room, as the tour guide is aghast.
As they enjoy the hot tub, the rest of the party joins them; finally. Caroline and Albert are in their room and Chris & Jacqueline check out their room. The desert is beautiful with mountains in the background. Rosie also arrived to join the fun and celebration. They had a barbeque by the pool, and they found out that there was an energy healer there that night. Tina Powers was the energist who came to meet with them all. The guys were not very receptive to what she had to say, as they did not believe any of it. However, she started honing in on discourse and distrust with Melissa and Teresa. She also told them that blood was thicker than water and people plant things to cause disharmony and to ignore these bad vibes. She mentioned someone’s father who passed from a heart attack and pictures of him are no longer viewed. Richie immediately mentioned his father and how he was in their wedding video, and since he died twelve years ago, he has not been able to watch it. Fans got to see a different side of Richie. She then mentioned someone who died of lung cancer, it was Rosie and Kathy’s father, and they were both very emotional. He was a man who lived and died for his children. But now Kathy and Rosie know that he is dancing, and his legs are fine.
Rosie, Teresa and Kathy were sitting by the fire as Kathy talked about her last times with him. As Kathy told her father she loved him, he did not get the chance to tell her the same before he died. She finally got the validation she waited over ten years for.
Melissa is in the room and taking pills. She is not feeling well, but Joe offers her Tarzan to help her get better. This is not the medicine she wants or needs.
The next day, they go on a hike, minus Melissa, who is in bad pain and resting by the pool. The come upon a traditional healer named Pam, who wants them to think about things they want to let go of and experience a cleansing. They each have a pad to write these things, and then they burn them. Caroline released worry. Joe Gorga let go of anger and hatred. Kathy put everyone else’s needs before her own and was happy to let go of it. Jacqueline let go of negativity and let go of feelings of animosity she had for Teresa. Teresa called up her brother and the rest of the group. She wanted to express her love, friendship and reuniting. Teresa also said that she was afraid that karma will come back to hurt her kids. Which Jacqueline interpreted as her situation with Nick.
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