The season finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was one of the most interesting episodes of the season. After Dina left mid-way through the season, the ties with Danielle became looser and looser since the Manzos & Teresa’s family rarely interacted with Ms. Staub.
Danielle shared a mutal friend, Kim G, with former BFF, Jacqueline to connect the two parties but it felt forced and ridiculous watching Kim go back and forth between the two homes.
In the conclusion to the season (not counting the two hours of reunion catfighting commencing next Monday), Mama Manzo called for a sit down with Danielle. Danielle’s ex-con friend, Danny, who has had a lot of camera time this season due to Danielle’s inability to maintain female friendships, incited her to think Caroline had masterminded all the bad behaviour this year. If you watch the show you will know Caroline completely took the opposite stance. It was sad to see how easy it is to mislead and instigate drama with Danielle. I felt pretty bad for her.
Consistent with her avoidance tactics all season long, Caroline addressed the larger Manzo Clan including the children on making a pact to go and end all the drama with Ms. Staub. She should’ve said “let’s all promise to Sttttaub it.” I kid, I kid.
The conversation was civil to a point and then Danielle couldn’t defend her going after Jacqueline’s ill-behaved daughter, Ashley who pulled her extensions at a country club event. The final shot of Ashley said she had to pay a fine of $189 and the harassment charges were dismissed by the judge.
We were once again treated to an awkward moment of false victory when Danielle went home to tell her two daughters it was all over with the Manzos. They didn’t seem very impressed when their mother when she introduced the two body guards she hired for her sitdown with Caroline. Danielle had proclaimed she was bringing “Danielle’s Mafia!” and “There’s guys here with guns!” prior to meeting with Manzo. Danielle’s best comeback to Caroline’s accusations she is a clown and garbage was to point out that Caroline has red hair which makes her the clown. Oh, beat up on a ginger! Um. Danielle take a class in zingers instead of kick boxing.
There’s no way that Bravo can pull this off for a third season. If you just can’t get enough of being STAUBBED watch her “performance” with featuring her possible lover on the morning show. The dancers were imported from 1989.
I dedicate ‘Family’ to Caroline who towed the line that hurting her family, is hurting her: