Just as things seem to be simmering down at the housewives table, freaking Kim D. comes over to apologize on behalf of what Bald Guy said, in what is obviously an attempt to try to get someone to say yet again that Melissa was a stripper. She is her usual grotesque self, and mentions the fact that Bald Guy works at the salon, which piques Melissa's interest. She tells Kim D. to shut up and take a walk, which gets Caroline's attention. Kim D. smirks in response, and Melissa is certain that she had a huge role in setting her up. She of course wonders if Teresa was also involved.
As Teresa is pulled off to have a shot with Kim D. and Juicy's brother Pete, Caroline asks Jacqueline if she can see the incriminating text again. Lauren tries to stop her, but Caroline shows it to Melissa anyway. Jacqueline is very suspicious about a lot of things, including the fact that Teresa went to a salon that she never goes to, and that her brother in law just happened to show up at a ladies' fashion show. She obviously thinks that Teresa is involved, or else it is quite an unbelievable quinka dinket. Melissa reads the text, says, "un-fucking-believable," and we head to commercials.
When we return, Kathy and Melissa head outside to get some air and have a chat. Melissa recounts the situation with Bald Guy and his specific accusation of stripperdom. Kathy interviews that she doesn't care what Melissa did or didn't do. She and Joe have everlasting love of the kind that only a demonic devil (slash blazing moron) would want to ruin. Melissa tells Kathy that all of the bad stuff coming her way is Teresa-generated.
Meanwhile, Caroline and Jacqueline talk about what an obvious set up this is. And then freaking Joe Gorga and Richie show up looking for Bald Guy. Melissa is all, "I TOLD you you didn't have to come!" even though she really kind of did. She's an even worse actor than Teresa, though a Meryl-Streep-level thespian compared to Bald Guy. Joe is obviously agitated, and also is very interested by the fact that Pete Giudice is in the building.
Eventually, Jacqueline and Melissa agree that not only was Teresa a part of this set-up, but is in fact the main setter-upper. Melissa wonders why Teresa would try to take her down when they've made such strides in their relationship. She warns all the bitches out there to buckle up. Noted! Oh boy, and then Joe Gorga enters the building looking for Bald Guy and/or Pete Giudice. Melissa totally hopes that Pete gets a beating. Joe gets the other Bald Guy who is maybe the salon owner (????? I seriously have no idea anymore.) to text main Bald Guy (whom he says only worked at the salon for a day, which apparently is a common thing in New Jersey), and meanwhile Melissa lets Teresa know that someone accused her of being the architect of the set-up. Teresa wants to know who made such an accusation. The answer is THE WORLD. Melissa interviews that Teresa can try to pass it all off on Kim D., but everyone obviously knows better. Unless, in fact, Melissa set all this up herself to make us view her more sympathetically. Or maybe we are all just bit players in Andy Cohen's dream. In any case, Melissa vows not to be fooled thrice by Teresa.