After a break, Joe gets sad because he loves his goddaughter Gia, but doesn't really know what's going on in her life. He calls Teresa over, and she notes that he appears to be on as many steroids as Juicy these days. But he wants to flex some emotional muscles. Joe says that he doesn't want to argue, and Teresa starts crying. She says she can't take the family feud anymore, because it's too stressful. She interviews that her trust with Joe is gone, because he told his WIFE the extremely rude thing Teresa said about her. And I have to say that I'm note entirely anti-Teresa at this point, but her insistence that what she told Joe was in confidence and that he somehow betrayed her by telling Melissa is completely idiotic. Teresa tells Joe that she's not going to tell him anything ever again, and will keep her feelings to herself. I feel like ducks have more emotional intelligence than this crew. Teresa then says that Joe isn't her brother anymore, and accuses him of starting a big war by telling Melissa THE THING THAT TERESA SAID THAT WAS REALLY MEAN. Oh my God.
Joe points out that Teresa shouldn't even be saying such things, and then gets into how Juicy is a controlling manipulative goon. Richie looks on and says that this is exactly why he didn't want his kids' friends to come to the party. Joe wants Teresa to go home and sleep on the question of whether she wants a relationship with him. Teresa wants Joe to be like the old Joe. The single Joe. Joe brings up the fact that Juicy hates him, and has always hated him. I guess the lesson we've learned from this whole situation is that interpersonal family drama is fundamentally really dull. Melissa of course claims to want brother and sister to communicate with each other, which is a lie. In the end, Joe wants Teresa to accept that she was wrong. Teresa wonders what she's been wrong about, and Joe tells her that he just wants her to be normal. Teresa in turn asks us to suspend a whole lot of disbelief as she says, "I am normal." She then wonders why Joe always thinks that Teresa has to be the one to reach out, before noting that Gia initially hated Melissa because she has good instincts. I don't even know anymore. This conversation has been going on for one million minutes. The poor editors who had to shape this drivel. In the end, alls Joe wants Teresa to do is snap out of it. Unfortunately, this doesn't have the transformative effect like when Cher says it. Teresa calls Joe the meanest brother ever, and we head to a break. Can Tabatha take over this family, maybe?