Kathy keeps running while Rich has fallen behind and is struggling a little. As it were, though his speed is just right for Juicy. The two of them jog side by side and horse around. Teresa takes the opportunity to snark that the Wakiles run all the time and aren't getting any skinnier. Unnecessary. As they approach the 3.5K marker, it's clear that Teresa views this as a competition between her and Kathy. She starts pep talking Juicy, who has resumed to walking. Elsewhere, Albie crosses the finish line first... mainly because he cheated. As did Christopher, Greg, and Joe by crawling under a fence to cut through the course. Joe celebrates by leaping into Greg's arms. Lauren gives him a cutting expression while Melissa says, "I swear you like men, just admit it."
Kathy and Rich arrive next, and everyone jokes that they should send out a search party for the Giudices. Christopher thinks Teresa stopped to go shopping. Juicy, meanwhile, is still walking in the midst of traffic, looking like the asshole he generally does, only with more context. Teresa crosses the finish line to cheers from her brother. Some minutes later, Juicy runs -- as if has been the whole time -- across the finish line, then breaks out the sausage and wine to celebrate. Did I mention, it's been zipped up inside his jacket the entire time he's been running? Bet that stuff's going to taste gooo-ooood. Then, nonsensically, Joe ties a scarf around Greg's neck and parades him around the finish line like a dog and/or submissive slave. See Melissa's prior comments.
The next night, the Manzo boys and Greg are preparing for the Gorgas' arrival in Hoboken. Greg is particularly uptight because he doesn't want the high-living Gorgas to think their apartment is a pigsty. Christopher thinks he wants to impress Melissa because he lives vicariously through her and her bold fashion choices. At this time, there is a fuchsia puffy jacket on Greg's Chihuahua that some might call supporting evidence. The guys make their game plan for how the night will transpire. Greg plans to have some "girl talk" with Melissa, during which he hopes to plant the idea in her head that he should be the love interest in her first music video. Christopher can't resist: "And, you know, the strange plot twist is that you end up with Joe." Greg says without a doubt, "I'll take it." Christopher laughs heartily while Albie just sits there, shakes his head, and drinks his cocktail. Yes, my friend, you will need more of that in the hours to come.