This week, DragQueenRenee goes to rehab. Carla continues to not give a fuck. Drita and her girls make me question my ability to snark, Karen continues to piss me off, and CousinSuckUp drinks up valuable time that could be better served picking lint out of my toenails rather than watching her.
You guys, I know that with all the new people (Ang, Love, Raquel, Carla’s Joe), they will eventually have to change the opening, but they will never EVER have a better opening than the original four bitches walking the boardwalk.
We start out with Carla and Big Ang (Yay!) getting their nails done. Ang is wearing a curly wig. I’m not sure what to make of it, but since it’s Ang, I like it. It’s just another small part of this drag queen showcase that we call Mob Wives, alright?
Anyway, Carla and Ang are soon joined by Drita. As the girls are getting their nails perfect for their next hair pulling bar brawl, they discuss the fact that Renee is going to rehab. This is where I immediately see that Jennifer G. is losing her touch with editing of story lines.
Carla, who has every right to be over Renee, actually says that she hopes this helps Renee and that as long as Renee doesn’t attack her when she comes back from rehab, she will be cool with her. But, Jennifer G. keeps throwing in all of these shocked reaction shots of Drita and Ang. The thing is, the reaction shots are so obviously not reactions to what Carla is actually saying. It’s like “Tha Letter” that Renee is so sure means that Junior is going to kill her. There’s no “there” there. It all feels like a manipulated story. Thank Jeebus things get real later on because, I was about to give up when I first saw this scene.
Let’s talk about this scene. Carla says that it’s great that Renee realizes she needs help, and for some reason we see Drita and Ang give her weird reaction looks. Then, Big Ang(Yay!) gives a talking head about how important it is to be supportive to people in rehab and she uses her son as an example. It’s icky on Jennifer G’s part to do this because she is using Big Ang’s son to negate the ridiculous bullshit that Renee has put her friend of 20 years through.
Come on people! Big Ang(Yay!) was a drug moll. There is no way that she didn’t use, have friends that didn’t use, or have family that didn’t use. But, I sincerely doubt that she ever turned on her friends based on gossip that everyone “heard in the street” the way that Renee has done with Carla over and over again. That was some blatant abuse of editing right there.
Now we find out what a total douche Carla’s Joe is. He goes to meet up with a lawyer to discuss his past history and future divorce. He makes it sound as though Carla is going to be so pissed off about the divorce. We already know from the first two seasons that Carla was waiting for him to get out of jail and settled back into a normal life with his kids before divorcing him. It is quite obvious that Carla is not in love with Joe and is seeing other guys. This dickhead is actually using his wife’s show to earn a living while bashing her at the same time. It’s revolting. Anyway, the lawyer advises him to keep it friendly with Carla. Joe says that he is always on his best behavior, except when he is cheating, stealing, and evading his taxes.