RHONJ Recap: Teresa Breaks Down During Jennifer’s Event; Margaret Calls Jennifer “Tone Deaf” at Her Book Reading Party

by Elizabeth

RHONJ Recap: Teresa Gets Upset Over Losing Her Mother, Margaret Calls Jennifer "Tone Deaf" at Her Book Reading Party

This week on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we are going yachting and to a ladies’ tea party. Will there be rough waters at sea so maybe Marge won’t throw Jennifer overboard? Let’s hang on for dear life and be optimistic!

In summary, this episode is about relationships between mothers and daughters and one very cute son. It is not loaded with drama, but there are some heartfelt moments that are shared with us. Let’s open our hearts and dive into their relationships, shall we?

Margaret tells Joe B. she is excited about going on Emily Liebert’s yacht, but hold the phone — is he really eating a bowl of cannoli for breakfast? YUM! She will be doing a reading of her book, which Emmmmily says is really common in the literary world. Margaret is hoping she will be able to get Jennifer to realize that she was an a*s when she accused her of sleeping her way to the top. Well, Marge, you can always hope!

Dolores talks to Frankie Jr. about what is going on with her breast biopsy. She calls it a little “girl stuff.” Frankie Jr. is upset that his mom didn’t tell him about something really important about her health. He is such a sweet and very handsome kid and thankfully doesn’t take after his father!

Teresa is chatting with Gia about what Joe Giudice has been up to dating-wise. He is voice texting Gia, which sounds super creepy. Joe calls and he is aware that Teresa is dating someone. He is dating his lawyer. That is good — it’s best to just sleep with your legal representation at your side at all times when you are Joe Giudice. Milania and Gia are both happy that their parents are dating.

Jennifer talks with Gabby about her virtual school. She asks her how she felt about her grandparents fighting. Gabby was troubled that they were screaming at each other. Jennifer tells Gabby that her mom was really an intimidating presence when she was growing up. She was terrified of her and didn’t cross her.

Jennifer tells Gabby that her grandparents had an arranged marriage and it was not a happy one. She tells Gabby that Josephine would do anything to get out of her childhood home. Josephine was basically cooking and cleaning for everyone and just wanted to escape it.

Jennifer makes a good point that her mom didn’t get the opportunity to choose her own life. Josephine has lived her life with a lot of regrets and felt like she had no voice. Jennifer thinks it is important for Gabby to understand this since she is close in age to when her mom was pushed into this marriage. I agree with Jennifer. It’s important to share with Gabby some context on why there is so much animosity between her grandparents.

Margaret arrives at the yacht named Frivolous and chats with her author, Emily Liebert. How appropriate of a name for a boat to transport this group of bougie ladies, right? Jackie (in a pretty orange jumpsuit) is scouting out the crew for potential prospects for Teresa. She thinks there are some young studs she might be interested in. Teresa and Dolores, aka Sophia Loren, board the yacht. Melissa isn’t coming since she is sick.

Teresa FINALLY admits she is dating and went to Glenmere Mansion with him. She shares that she asked her mom to send her someone. Teresa met him on the Jersey Shore out walking. She claims they are taking it slow and she says she hasn’t slept with the horny player her beau yet. Margaret doesn’t believe that Teresa has been feeding her p*ssy nonstop with all of that pineapple unless it needed replenishing.

Dolores is happy that Teresa is dating and found a good guy. She wants her to be courted by a nice gentleman. Margaret tells Teresa that they couldn’t get anything out of Melissa about if she was dating. Dolores isn’t buying Teresa’s laissez-faire attitude since she has been watching her pre-game loading up on pineapple. She knows her ride-or-die friend has been priming her pump.

Margaret decides to read the chapter about sleeping with her boss. Margaret names her Boss “Dick,” and he preferred his jeans finely pressed. She shares how he got her back to his apartment and rubbed up on her. Margaret admits that she knew he was in a position of power and felt she had to go along with it.  She rationalized at the time that she was a grown woman and she was able to make her own choices.

Jennifer recognizes that this is a different version of the story that Margaret shared in Lake George. She feels bad that she read the situation differently. Jennifer thought Margaret slept her way to the top. Margaret calls Jen tone deaf and Jen tells her to change the channel then. YIKES, that went left quickly!

Jennifer is still upset over being called a sloppy drunk. She tells the ladies that her household is a sh*tshow now with her kids homeschooling and her parents fighting. Jennifer was trying to apologize and then Margaret decided to be the accountability police and school her on proper Twitter protocol. She sincerely explains she was wrong and misjudged Marge.

Jennifer tells them that her mom is depressed and lonely. Josephine thinks John emotionally abused her. Jennifer wants to do something nice for her mom and invites them with their moms to a tea party. Teresa is sad that she is the only one without a mom, and that is very heartbreaking.

Margaret wants to move things along and doesn’t want to argue with Jennifer anymore. Jennifer is happy to have a ceasefire for now. She does respect Margaret and wants to remain cordial.

Jackie visits Melissa at her house and is offered lunch. Did she really just say she ate lunch in the car?  Melissa made a salad for them and you know production is probably telling them to keep offering Jackie food just like they push more booze on Jennifer. I see production’s hands all over these scenes.