Deena, meanwhile, is a whole new person. Or, rather, she's lost a few pounds and straightened her hair. She doesn't know who she'll play with now that the two drunkest people she knows are either sober or pregnant. Her boyfriend, Chris, shows up to see her off. She screams about how she's "finally happy," but it's hard to really think anything of it, because she's always shrieking about something.
Snooki picks up JWOWW and then we get a driving montage as everyone makes their way. There isn't the usual intense suspense about who will arrive first and get the best room. Instead, Mike tells us this is the first time he's driven across this bridge sober. He arrives first and starts cooking up the meal he bought. He says this is the Italian version of an apology. Because he can't actually say it. Deena arrives next and Mike definitely notices the new look. She's lucky she has a shallow audience. He tells her he's also quit smoking and she tells him he looks great. She hopes he stays like this, because she likes it. He tells her it's okay to drink and smoke around him. Pauly shows up and has to wander around, all "Hello?" until he finds Mike and Deena on the deck. Pauly says that he and Mike totally clicked the first time they met, and seeing Mike right now is like seeing the same guy again. Is it possible that Mike was only a douchebag because of a drug and alcohol problem? Ron and Sam show up next. Sam's not forgiving Mike for messing with her relationship. She thinks he'll always be the same. Vinny shows up next, and gets teased for looking pale. What is this? Season 1? They realize that no one has even claimed a room yet. My, how they've grown. They even let Sam and Ron have the room for two and MVP takes the three-bed room upstairs. They are the only single people in the house at this point. Pauly and Vinny are glad to have Mike back to himself. But wait. How does anyone know the real Mike? We have never seen him sober, have we?