Renee sits down to multiple questionings by doctors/counselors. She lists all of the different drugs she has been taking and I’m surprised that she is still able to stand. She says that her biggest stressor is that Junior is going to come back and harm her.
After flying to Buffalo, Drita and her girls drive 5 hours to get to the hotel. The plan is to wake up the next morning and go visit Lee. Drita says that she would never say that the visiting room of a prison is any kind of place to subject her daughters to. But, she feels really strongly that the girls have a relationship with their dad.
But, she knows that if she allows Lee back into all of their lives and he fails them again. Her kids’ heartbreak is going to be her fault. And, you guys, I’m kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I got misty eyed over that.
Now, we cut to Carla walking her dog, Elvis. Joe says that Elvis was his dog that Raquel was the one who named him Elvis and Carla just kept him. That makes no sense. I could have sworn Elvis was around before Joe got out. So, when did he and Raquel get together? Was it while he was in prison? Was it while he was in the halfway house? Was it while he was staying with Carla before he got his own place? And if he was with Racquel while he was in prison, why the hell did he have Carla sending him care packages and picking him up from prison on his release date? I get wanting Carla to pick him up since she brought the kids. But, why was he still treating Carla like the faithful wife if he was already with Raquel? Something is fishy about Joe and Raquel and their “relationship.”
Then, we see probably the douchiest exchange I have ever seen on this show. First of all, why do the two of them have talking heads? I don’t like them trying to horn in on this show when we have no relationship with either of them. At least, Joe has a tangential tie to the show being married to Carla. But, Racquel? What the hell Jennifer?!
Anyway, Joe and Carla haven’t spoke to each other in a week and somehow – in Joe’s mind, that means that they are fighting and that Carla is going to contest the divorce which could make it take longer. I think he is just gassing up Racquel because she is dumb enough to let him. And, she is saying some straight bull shit about how she can be respectful, but Carla better not make her mad? Bitch, have several seats off camera. No one cares about your fake feud/bid to make it on this show.
Joe really thinks highly of himself. He thinks that Carla is going to throw away the papers and is totally playing the mistress against the wife. I think Joe doesn’t want the divorce but he has to make Racqel think it’s all Carla and not him. She probably has been pushing him to commit and this is his cheater’s MO.