Then, Joy asks why she (Joy) has never had to worry about someone coming for her. And CousinSuckUp starts pushing Drita’s buttons. She says that it’s a conversation that she and someone else have to have off camera. Then, she gives this smirk.
That just might get me some more screen time, at least enough to last until I can get my jewelry out of Texas.
This irritated me so much because the dumb bitch just got finished saying that at the end of the day she is a mother and now she is trying to challenge Drita to some bullshit but wants to make sure it happens off camera – so it will never actually happen.
Wow! We are only halfway through this shit and I feel like I have learned so much just by listening to them and watching their reactions to each other.
The women have really been on their best behavior. Even though CousinSuckUp is trying to stir some shit up with Drita because, really, it’s her only chance a relevance, everyone has been cordial.
And, to my surprised enjoyment, the core cast (Renee, Drita, Carla, Karen, and Big Ang), is actually enjoying this conversation. This entire season could have played out without CousinSuckUp and it would have been no less dramatic. Having her there to feed the Drita/Karen war was really unnecessary. Yes, they most likely would have made up much quicker, but considering how long they had to draw out the Karen/Drita fight, I really don’t see how they gained anything with CousinSuckUp’s appearance.
She lifts right out and not only that, the show have been more enjoyable, and seemed a lot less phony. But, I’m going to blame Jennifer for that. I seriously think that Jennifer – like most smart reality show producers – went into this as though she were casting modern day soap opera. The only thing is, Jennifer also wanted to be recognized as a character in this soap. So, she chose Karen to play the Jennifer role.
Hear me out on this one Gasmii. All of that totally scripted stuff that Karen said to Renee in the first season, couldn’t have come from Karen. The Karen/Carla sit down totally showed us that Karen can’t have a rational true-to-life conversation. Karen (and to some extent, Renee) is totally Jennifer’s cipher. Jennifer could literally fill Karen with the information that she wanted her to have and film the reaction. That’s why what is about to happen is the most EPIC thing I have ever seen on a reality show reunion (plus, I totally just geeked out there for a second, thinking about math and Shakespeare).
Now, it is on to the Renee and Carla drama. We see the clips about Carla not coming to see Renee or even calling Renee while Renee was in the hospital. We see Carla calling Renee a bi-polar bitch. We see Renee having a couple of breakdowns that involve threatening to hurt Carla. All in all, it’s totally a long time friendship between a drama queen and a rarely emotional person is like in real life. Which is exactly what the two of them confirm. They’ve known each other forever. They are good for now. Renee might have a major meltdown and Carla might shut her off because of it. But, in the end they are there for each other.
And, Renee even admits that when Carla called her a bi-polar bitch, she wasn’t bothered by the bitch part. She was only bothered by being called bi-polar simply because she has never been diagnosed. And, you guys? For a second, I love every member of the crew (the actual crew, so Joy and CousinSuckUp aren’t included) Because, even Karen can’t conceal the love she has for these women.
OK, I’ll admit it. I do love them and the way we all work.
Seriously, I actually liked Karen for a second. It was the first truly real moment that I felt with her. And, yeah, it was brief, but it’s Karen. She’s not a good actor. She can only say her lines or genuinely react to what is happening around her. And, saying her lines means that she is incapable of reacting in a genuine way. I think that this is the thing that Drita misses about her and Karen’s friendship. They were close, and Karen was probably fun to hang out with. But, Karen came back to Staten Island to do this show with the agenda of acting the part that Jennifer wanted her to.