Back outside, Juicy wonders what's wrong with Kathy, and Teresa urges him to stay out of it. If only she had had the chance to say that to Melissa. Alas, Kathy has already cornered her to talk yet more trash about behavior. She insists that her heart is pure and that Teresa "better wrap a sweater around that heart of [hers] -- that icy heart -- because [she's] gonna catch a nasty cold." To Melissa's credit, she holds true to her unsteady peace with Teresa and comforts Kathy without bashing Teresa. She insists the two of them will work it out and encourages Kathy not to waste her tears on Christmas.
Just when you think things have subsided, another Joey (Melissa's brother-in-law) abandons all tact and calls out Juicy for owing him a thousand dollars. Juicy decides to take the higher road, telling Joey to call him and starts making his way toward the door. On the way, they see Melissa and tell her what just went down. Melissa urges him to stay and heads over to confront her brother-in-law and tells him to tone it down. Teresa brags on Juicy for not decking the drunk skunk. Joey continues to claim he didn't say anything wrong, but you can tell even his family members are embarrassed.
Speaking of embarrassments, it's Kim G! The only person who's later than Teresa. And she has brought with her Juicy and Teresa's nemesis Monica Chacon, a.k.a. the wife of the lawyer of the guy who sued Juicy. Yes, it's complicated. Before they even get in the door, Kim G. and Monica are cackling and making jibes about Teresa and Juicy. Then they get in the door, grab drinks as quickly as possible and toast to "people learning how to control themselves." So this is going to turn out well...
Juicy gets wind of the women's arrival and warns Teresa not to say a word to them. Of course Kathy makes a beeline for Kim G. and gives her a warm hug. Across the room, even Melissa wants Monica to leave because she doesn't know her. She tells Caroline she's going to ask Monica to leave, and Caroline advises her to do it away from everybody. Melissa heads over and is reminded that she met Monica at the Posche fashion show. Teresa skulks in the background, waiting for the Gorgas to kick Monica out as Melissa dispenses of the pleasantries.