The Giudices finally arrive and, man, are they dressed to the nines. There are animal prints galore, a fedora on Gia, and Milania is wearing what I believe may have been a prototype from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. How many muppets had to die for that thing, kid? Milania immediately sets about tearing up the Gorga kids' play room while Teresa demands a glass of wine. While the kids play, Melissa brings up Kathy. Teresa <
lies insists she was nice to Kathy at Melissa's Christmas party and gets in a jabby insinuation that Melissa's closeness with Kathy is wrong since Melissa should be loyal to Teresa.
Melissa wonders what happened to pull them apart. Teresa insists Kathy has a nasty side and quickly gets feisty, saying pointedly, "Let me see if you're going to like this one, Miss Melissa..." She brings up that Kathy didn't ask Teresa to be part of her wedding, even though Teresa was the only cousin in America at the time. Melissa points out that Teresa didn't ask Kathy to be in her wedding either, and it seems that it was a retaliatory move because of Kathy's snub. Teresa also mentions that she's uncomfortable with Richie's inappropriate teasing. She thinks Rich is not a gentleman -- unlike her husband Juicy Joe, who she claims has never insulted Kathy. Melissa's, like, "What about the other night when he called Kathy fat?" Teresa's justification? He didn't say it to her face, so it's okay.
Teresa says she's publishing another cookbook in May. This one will be all family recipes. Melissa asks if Teresa wants some of hers. Teresa knee-jerks, "No." Then asks passive-aggressively, "Do you have any recipes?" Melissa offers again, but Teresa isn't picking down what she's putting up. She interviews, "Pork recipe? We all know that bitch doesn't cook." Melissa mentions that she has her own side project, too, in the album. Teresa is shocked and taken aback that Melissa is a singer. Melissa says Joe asks her to sing all the time, but Teresa just looks at her like she's crazy. Then she dismisses it, saying, "Nowadays anybody can be a singer. Kim Kardashian came out with a song..." Kind of like how Coolio and Ted Nugent came out with cookbooks?