Things are heating up on Real Housewives of New Jersey, with the first cast trip for season 12 bringing two of the housewives dangerously close to a physical altercation in this week’s episode. Last week, viewers saw the series’ OG, Teresa Giudice speed away from Jennifer Aydin’s Jersey Shore home after getting into an argument with a producer over her castmates’ treatment of her new beau, Luis ‘Louie’ Ruelas.
‘Jersey Shore Showdown’ picks up right where ‘Shady Down The Shore’ left off, but while Teresa Giudice’s frustration with her co-stars may mark the beginning of the drama, the bickering between two other housewives leads to a big score, kicking off an explosive new storyline.
‘Shady Down The Shore’ saw Teresa Giudice staying at Jennifer Shore’s house instead of her own – a move made to avoid being on top of her kids, but one that presented a somewhat awkward request to her host. Namely, the barbecue she planned to host would have to be moved to Jennifer’s house.
While Jennifer initially agreed to accommodate everyone in her space, Teresa Giudice’s absence makes things decidedly uncomfortable for her at the beginning of ‘Jersey Shore Showdown,’ and she complains about feeling abandoned and left to fend for herself in a situation with people she doesn’t “really like.”
Fortunately for Jennifer, Teresa’s absence is somewhat short-lived, as she arrives at the event, with Louie in tow, when everyone has started eating.
However, as she tries to shrug off her late arrival, when she joins the group, Jennifer has told the others of her unexpected departure, and Traci-Lynn Johnson urges the others to deal with the situation.
RHONJ: Margaret Josephs And Teresa Giudice Argue About Louie
After Teresa Giudice exposes her frustrations with the group over their constant questioning of Louie, she focuses on Margaret Josephs, pointing out that she seems to be at the center of everything. This prompts Margaret Josephs to say that she has no problem with Louie, but she feels that he should address the rumors surrounding him – a suggestion that Louie readily accepts.
Teresa Giudice, however, sees things differently, and claims that Louie doesn’t need to explain himself, despite her desire to share her side of the story.
Louie eventually threatens to leave the party if Teresa doesn’t let him talk, and addresses the video, once and for all – though Margaret Josephs takes her confessional to share that his explanation that he didn’t want to marry his ex doesn’t make sense, since in the video, he had stated that he wanted exactly the opposite. While Margaret claims to be over it all, she still has questions – and something tells us that this storyline hasn’t been put to bed yet.