We are in for so much fun Gasmii. Welcome to the first part of the Mob Wives Reunion. Words like epic, awesome, crazy, and surprising have been thrown around about this reunion.
OK, those words were mostly thrown around by me. But, still this shit was off the freaking hook! And as much as I thought the overall season was too long, the reunion seemed really short. This was the first time that I ever thought, “Thank Jeebus there is a second part to this reality show reunion.” Because, this shit deserved a second part.
Let’s jump right in to these shark infested waters, shall we?
We start with some clips from last season, narrated by the most ineffectual host ever: Joy Behar. Seriously, what was Vh1 thinking with this choice? Yes, Wendy Williams was boring as a host last year, but the women at least seemed to respect Wendy enough actually answer her questions. Plus, Wendy actually watched the show and knew who the players were.
But, I also suspect that we wouldn’t have gotten as much honesty if Wendy had hosted so maybe these bitches need someone ineffectual enough to let them scream it out for our entertainment. The problem is that we can’t hear all of the awesome verbal jabs when they are screaming at each other.
Anyway, they all look nice sitting there around Joy. Well, CousinSuckUp is kind of cross-eyed, but I guess that’s what happens when you are a duplicitous bitch pretending for the camera.
Ding ding ding!
We start right in with Junior’s betrayal. They show Junior moving in as Renee looks on. She seems to be trying to decide if she remembers this particular part of all of that bullshit.
I wonder if they purposefully edited that so that it was Renee now and the then image Junior’s watch facing forward – wait, as we learn later, of course they did! Jennifer Graziano knows how to tell a story, as we will find out later on.
So, we get to see all of the facial reactions of the women as they watch the flashbacks. Even Big Ang looks pissed off at that scumbag.
This is when Jennifer Graziano the creator and executive producer of the show first joins the stage. And, my first thought is that this is why I love this show. She has known Junior as a family member too. Of course we have to hear from her. THIS is Reality Television – still staged, but totally real. I can’t wait for season 3 you guys!
Anyway, we hear Jennifer’s perspective as someone who has treated Junior as family and who has decided to film her family for a world wide audience. She is, naturally, very angry that he would do that to Renee and wants to know why. Renee interrupts Jennifer to say that Junior did this because he is selfish, self-centered, evil, no good, the list goes on.
But, what is truly interesting is the look on Jennifer’s face as Renee is saying this. She goes from agreeing, to realizing that maybe she should say something to calm Renee down, to realizing that she totally struck reality gold with her sister. You can actually see her trying not to smile with the thought.
I wonder how many more breakdowns I can encourage her to have on film.
This was one moment that I had to freeze in order to watch a couple of times. I kind of recognize Jennifer’s smirk. Did Jennifer cast Karen as her cipher?
Renee goes on to say that there is something we (the audience) don’t know. We didn’t know that she miscarried because of all of this. She says that was the reason she was hospitalized in January.
Was that the time that she passed out during her father’s arraignment? Because I remember them saying she had to be hospitalized because of the stress. And, I remember truly hating Junior for putting her in a situation like that. I just can’t remember what time of year it was because this has been a seriously LONG season, Gasmii. OMG! I felt like I was never going to see it to the end. I even had a two week break from it and it still seems like I watched 79 episodes.