At Nora’s apartment, Nora and Pia discuss the most recent bar fight. Nora still avoids letting Pia know what she said about Renee’s custody battle. She’s only got one friend left, so I guess that’s a good idea. So, she tells Pia that she took a swing at Renee and then said, “I swing at her and then she grabs my hair while I’m trying to get away.” Where is your pride? Why be honest about that part? Do you really want to confirm to everyone that you took a swing at someone and then bolted like a kid on a playground? Punk!
Nora says she’d rather strip than be friends with Renee. I don’t know if Pia is stupid or just has a ton of patience. I’m thinking it’s the latter. I don’t see this patience with Nora lasting too terribly long.
My favorite mafiosa is having lunch with her momma. Leah’s mom has recently been diagnosed wtih breast cancer. Her mom wants to be really strong about all of this and not be sad. “Life goes on”, she says. You guys know I’m not going to make fun of breast cancer. I’m really sorry for Leah and her momma.
C-Wow went to school for fashion design, so she and Renee are at the fabric store. Unfortunately, C-Wow has the taste of a tacky drag queen so they’re looking at fluorescent acrylics. Renee gives a blow by blow of the bar fight. What I love about this scene the most is that she casually tells her about the face smashing she gave Nora. She’s like, “She took off and I just kinda’ threw her on the ground like a Barbie doll.” You almost broke her face on the bar! Dude, that was the best thing I’ve seen in a long time! Fess up to it! Own it. Be proud of yourself. I’ve wanted to do that to a lot of people. I just have this thing about consequences.
I couldn’t resist posting this image again.
Pia and Nora have switched scenes and now they’re at Pia’s place. Nora delves right into the Renee situation. Pia tries to be cool for a few minutes and then just snaps. It’s a fantastic snap. She loses it. Pia tells her to forget about it, it’s 8th grade bullshit, and then calls Renee a “lying fucking dog cunt”. That’s a new one. It brings up an image that I’m not fully comfortable with. Pia tells us that if Nora can’t let this thing go, she’s going to put Nora’s feet in cement blocks and toss her into the river.
C-Wow shows up at her therapist appointment. Apparently, a neighbor told her daughter about her parents’ divorce. That’s great. Nice neighbor, but even nicer parents for not telling her before telling the neighborhood. It seems as though this therapist thing is just for C-Wow to tell us about her divorce situation in a more dramatic way, because there’s no way they’ve built any sort of relationship here. VH1 and Bravo need to get more legitimate looking therapists for their shows. Even JJ on Teen Mom is more convincing.
Thank you, Miss Therapist Lady. I’ll see you again when I can think of something else that might be slightly interesting.
Back at Nora’s, she’s calling C-Wow to invite her to a party for her birthday. She says they’re meeting at her place and then taking a party bus to an undisclosed location. This, of course, freaks out C-Wow. This scene is in every single mob movie ever made. She’ll take her to a warehouse where she’ll walk in and someone will come up behind her with a piano wire. She wants C-Wow to bring Leah along, because she’s a lot of fun. I wonder what Leah will think of her punch-n-run shenanigans.
Renee shows up breathless at a coffee shop with her daughter. Someone tried to exorcise her and the evidence is still present on her forehead. Or, maybe it’s just Ash Wednesday. Who knows? Renee offers to accompany her daughter, Giana, to see her father in prison. Yeah, that sounds like a great idea since you’re already all wound up over the Nora thing and the custody thing. Giana didn’t find out that her dad was in prison until she was in 6th grade. Just as all of the other wifey shows, the children have more sense than their parents (OK, not counting Assley). Giana turns down Renee’s offer, because she knows her parents will just start arguing and Renee will smash her dad’s head into a bar.
No, no, no. I’m not evil. I’m religious.