Seeing that they're never going to agree, Joe changes the subject by calling Teresa fake. He thinks it's ridiculous that she treats Caroline and Jacqueline like family when she barely even talks to him, her brother. He tells her that friends come up to him and ask what happened to her. He condemns her: "You're lost, honey." Teresa wonders if these "friends" are Kathy and Rich, whom she deems two-faced.
Joe returns back to the meat of the matter. He just wants her to admit she screwed up. In turn, she wants him to congratulate her on her success with her book. He obliges, but it's not enough for her. He counters that she never invites him to her book signings. She says they're on Facebook, but apparently he doesn't have an account. God, this is petty.
Joe takes things to the next level by accusing Teresa of being a bad aunt. The conversation circles back to Melissa and how she's keeping their kids from Teresa. Joe explains that Melissa keeps her distance because Teresa's tell-it-like-it-is personality has hurt her in the past. Witness CookieGate '08. Teresa insists that Melissa has hurt her just as much, such as with the nonsense incident involving the housewarming card. Joe tries to explain it, but I fall asleep easily. Needless to say, they're both small-minded button pushers with a long list of grievances with each other -- most of which have been self-generated and/or stem from some rivalry that sprung out of nowhere.
Joe says the main problem is that Teresa and Melissa are too similar for their own good. That similarity bred competition, even though Teresa won't admit to it. He says that, since the problem lies between the two women, they should step up and squash it. Especially as relates to the division it's brought on between the Gorga parents and Joe's kids. Instead of realizing she should stop being a brat (because that wouldn't be any fun!), Teresa circles back around to her original point that she won't act civilized unless Melissa does. You like how she did this? She's only acting like a child because Melissa is. If Melissa would stop (or eat shit), then things would be dandy. Never mind that Melissa's only acting the way she is because of Teresa's behavior. It's an echo chamber, and Teresa is totally and completely outside of the realm of responsibility in her own mind. You can't argue with crazy, people. She'll flip a table on your ass. Speaking of which, why is all the furniture still upright? This meet-up is a bust.