“This is your family!” Caro dramatically tells Ter. “Yeah, and look what they’re doin’ to me!” Ter yells back. All they had to do was follow the one little rule of not being on Ter’s TV show. But the allure of the Jersey shore club scene and the DIY cannoli game was just too much.
Now Caro is shaking her head about how she’s on the outside looking in and it’s so hurtful. Mel is now in on the action, yelling about how Ter is always bashing her husband and her marriage, culminating in an overwrought, “You don’t get to play victim!” Just another price of being on display, I guess.
But Ter’s not going to let Mel one up her on anything, and that includes being a victim. So now she’s yelling about how she hasn’t spoken to her brother in over a year and it’s Mel’s fault. Mel counters that it’s Ter’s fault for calling her a stripper. Ter denies calling her a stripper. I’m getting this odd sense of déjà vu, as though somehow, somewhere, I might have heard this fight before…oh right, that’s cause it’s the 95th time I’m recapping it.
And we know we’re not up to the Posche part of the reunion yet, so Andy shuts this fight down with the information that in talking to Kat, he was actually trying to introduce a nice segment about the relationship between Kat and Rosie. Of course he is interrupted by Kat to tell him that Ter tried to ruin that too, but Andy steamrolls her with some boring love and tolerance speech.
We relive Rosie’s dramatic coming out to Kat’s kids, and some talk of ups and downs between Rosie and Kat. Ter tells Kat that Rosie said she felt left out, and there’s her part in this one. Then she accuses Kat of being homophobic. Let’s get Rosie’s take on this.
Rosie strolls out looking like a very tan grape. Someone got the crappy makeup artist. Andy compliments her on bringing “energy, fun and heart” to the RHONJ. What is he talking about? Were we watching the same show?
If Rosie is to be complimented for anything, it’s obviously this.
Ro makes sure to tell us the big coming out moment with the kids was real reality. She says they never realized she was gay, they just thought of her as crazy Aunt Rosie. Then she sobs and says she wasn’t scared because she felt complete. Well, Rosie normally gives me a lot of laughs so I’ll let her have this moment…as long as it leads to a bloodfeud.
And it does – actually, we travel to a bloodfeud of the past, when Rosie was dating a girl who was leading her “down a bad path” and Kat did not approve. At that time, they fought. It wasn’t about Rosie being gay we are told – Kat always accepted her, she just didn’t accept who she was with. Do we buy Kat as the pioneer for gay rights?
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