The next day, Caroline calls Kathy to invite her to The Brownstone's annual New Year's Eve party. Caroline explains that her family and the Wakiles have been friends for years. Despite her loyalty to Teresa, Caroline refuses to hate Kathy just because Teresa says so. Kathy immediately mentions that there might be some awkwardness. Caroline responds, "I'd like to think that we're all adults and that we can get together in a room and have a good time and act appropriately." In combination with the notion of Teresa (or any Gorga, really), there are about 15 things wrong with that sentence. I mean, with this powder keg in place, Caroline might as well invite Kim G.
That night, Bratshley joins Lauren as she prepares for the grand opening of Face By Lauren Manzo, her cosmetics line, at Chateau. Lauren has designated Bratshley with designing the T-shirts that will go in her goodie bags. They sit down, wherein Bratshley presents Lauren one half-assed idea after another. What's more, they don't match what Lauren asked for. "It looks like she did them in her car," says Lauren. Lauren tells Bratshley to treat her like a client instead of a cousin and that, if she were a stranger, she would have blown her first impression. Bratshley does not take this well and prattles about how she won't have to work with clients when she's a professional artist. Apparently she's never heard of commissioned work. Lauren sends Bratshley off to get it right this time and warns, "If I don't have samples next time we meet, it's going to be a shitstorm."
The next day, Melissa is cleaning the house in preparation for Teresa's arrival. It seems like she's been waiting a while because Antonia asks repeatedly (and rather glumly), "When are they going to come?" and Melissa puts her off repeatedly. She insists that, if Teresa said she'd show up, she'll show up. Half an hour later over at Teresa's house, Milania is having a tantrum and throwing her clothes out of her drawers instead of getting dressed. An hour after that, Melissa watches as the kids jump around in their own personal bouncy castle (so jealous!) and wait for Teresa. Melissa doesn't understand why Teresa, who lives five minutes away, can be an hour and a half late. An hour after that, Teresa has finally made it on the road with the girls, who are fighting like cats and dogs. Back at the Gorga mansion, Gino tells Melissa he doesn't want to play with Milania because she chokes him.