Elsewhere, Joe Gorga is backpedaling on his promise to go to Teresa's book signing that night. He shares some messages from Juicy accusing her and Melissa of being fake and threatening to break Joe's jaw. Melissa is particularly angry because Teresa has long insisted she was the cause of the rift between the two families. She believes Juicy is the source. Joe adds that Juicy is ultimately hurting Gia since Joe is her much-beloved godfather. (All the while they're having this trash talking session in front of their own kids, mind you.) Melissa thinks the problem stems from jealousy on Juicy and Teresa's part at the Gorgas' work ethic and success. Joe says Juicy and Teresa bring out the worst in him, such as with the christening, and that one day he's going to snap. Wait. The christening wasn't him snapping? Table flipping and fist fights are snapping?
That evening, Teresa arrives an hour late to her own book signing, banging her door into a nearby car on the way in. She is greeted by a host of fans, one of whom proposes to her with a huge fake diamond ring keychain. She jokes that she's going to show it to Juicy and tell him he needs to do better. I wonder how many people in the audience actively cringed in light of her ongoing financial difficulties. As the signing carries on, there's no sign of Joe and Melissa. Teresa says she "would love to see how [it] feels" to have family who supports her. A sentiment I'm sure Melissa and Kathy could echo. Speaking of Kathy, she and Rich arrive just as Teresa's packing up to congratulate Teresa. Kathy pulls her own copy out of her bag and says she wants to buy a copy for her mother. Kathy interviews that she never intended to hurt Teresa and doesn't know how things got as strained as they did. Since Teresa is already decked out in her purple fur (yes, another horrendi-fur), they say they won't keep her and make their way out. Teresa hangs behind and pulls out her phone, presumably to text Joe as to why he and Melissa didn't show up.
Just as she's doing so, Joe and Melissa show up. Sure, it's at 8:30 PM for a five o'clock book signing, but they got an hour free since Teresa couldn't even be asked to make it on time. Melissa struts in, asking, "It's already over?!" And Joe thanks her for inviting him, though he does mention again that it was the first time. Joe makes a big show of buying 10 copies of the book even though Teresa already gave him one. He congratulates Teresa and asks her to sign a copy of the book for him. She struggles over what to write for several minutes, then tears up as she writes, "Joe, I love you more than anything in this world. I miss my brother. Love, Teresa."