The lawyer tells her that he has no idea when Joe’s case will go to trial because Federal cases are notoriously slow because they want to put pressure on him to become a rat. Instead of excusing her daughter from this conversation, she whines about how unfair the system is. You know what’s unfair? That I have to sit and listen to your bullshit while my taxes pay for your drug trafficking boyfriend to have 3 square meals a day, all the time in the world to work out, and TV privileges.
Then, she says that she is actually engaged to the guy and that none of her friends or family know, just her kids, and now a national television audience. She apparently kept the engagement secret from her friends (I wonder if she knew they would tell her it was way too soon to even think about getting married to the guy?). And, she is afraid to wear the ring because the feds already confiscated her jewelry. The Attorney tells her that as long as she can prove that the ring was bought with legit funds, she should feel free to wear it. I question whether or not she can prove such a thing. Then, I question my own sanity for caring this much about a CousinSuckUp plot point.
So all of the women are anxious about the coming hurricane. Renee calls Drita to talk about what’s happening because she is still in Florida and is feeling helpless when it comes to AJ. Drita promises her that she will be happy to check on him and that he can call her if needs anything at all. You guys, I grew up on the Gulf Coast. I am originally from Mobile, Alabama and went to high school in South West Florida. I have witnessed the devastation of so many hurricanes. So, this really hits home for me.
If there is ever a silver lining in a natural disaster situation, it’s the way people will bond together to help each other out. This is what is happening with the Mob Wives now. I’m glad that they are seeing just how insignificant their petty dramas are in comparison to people being without power and basic necessities for weeks and even months. So, the women brace for the storm and we get a really nice PSA from all of the women asking to help provide Sandy victims with the basic necessities as they try to put their lives back together.
That last part of the episode was so sobering, that I am going to skip snarking on next week’s preview.
Instead, I will do my own little PSA: Please do what you can to help those still suffering the effects of Hurricane Sandy. My personal organization of choice is the American Red Cross as they have been an amazing beacon when my family suffered through these types of natural disasters. But, please feel free to list any other charitable organizations that you support in the comments.