Juicy sits around with an ugly mug (well... uglier than usual) until Gia gets her award, then makes tracks. The kids clearly love seeing one another and run around giggling and playing after the meet. Melissa says it's sad that her kids can be so happy and she be so empty. Because this is really all about her. Ugh. Joe and Melissa go down to congratulate Gia. Teresa has other things in mind, though, and asks what happened with Gia's vault snafu. Gia says that she looked up and saw that Joe wasn't there, so she couldn't do her vault. It's almost as if she'd been fed these lines! Joe tells Teresa they need to meet up soon. As the Gorgas leave, Joe and Teresa's mom chews him out for being late. Teresa interviews that Joe needs to step up and be a man if he wants their relationship back to where it used to be. As the two parties leave, the children cry that they can't spend more time together. Melissa tells Antonia that daddy and aunt Teresa need to talk to each other before they can start going to the Giudices' house as much as they used to.
The Gorgas get back home and discuss Melissa's alienation from her in-laws. She thinks it's all about Joe when they're at family gatherings and that her in-laws think she is the reason for the rift between Joe and Teresa. Melissa insists she's the person spearheading the reconciliation even as she accuses Joe's family of treating her like shit. She makes it seem like she'll do anything for Joe and like it's his idea to keep himself at arm's length from his family. In fact, she's setting herself up as the ultimate victim. Crafty. Joe asks, "How can I respect my family if they don't respect my family?" He insists that Teresa is guilty and wrong and needs to apologize to Melissa.
Next week: Caroline does a test run for her radio show. Teresa and Joe meet up and hopefully tear down some wallpaper or something. Teresa calls Melissa for a sit-down.