Frankly, I feel a little sad. Not only is this the last episode of the last season, but it seems to me that this season was very rushed and 10 episodes wasn't enough to accomplish what needed to be accomplished. I was under the mistaken impression that the Reunion Show would be at least two episodes, but it seems that this is all there is . . . a one hour reunion recapping six seasons and with new footage we have never seen. Even the Reunion has been short changed. I don't know why they had to bring things to an end so fast, it doesn't feel right. We've invested so much in the show and cast and I just hope we all feel satisfied after tonight's episode. I have my wine and laptop and I'm ready . . . so bring it on.
Six Epic Seasons of Mayhem! Mobsters! And Madness! All Comes Down! To The Reality Behind The Scenes! When Unseen Footage is Revealed! The Truth Is Exposed! All Bets Are Off! In The Final Sitdown!
Everyone meets at the hotel to get ready to film. Hair, makeup and wardrobe. Renee wants to know if she ever got as angry as some the girls she is watching? She must have forgotten those "crumbs." Carla says the way she [Drita] makes up stories is pathetic. Karen is excited to get to the Reunion. The women are told to watch old footage and footage that has never been aired before. Theses to rile them up before The Final Sit Down. It works. Karen says she is glad fans are finally going to see what goes on behind the scenes, they deserve to know the truth. I just wish the show had been longer and we were able to see a lot more footage!
Karen sees a video of Drita saying Karen brings up her father and he is too involved. Drita really looks miserable to me. Things on the show didn't turn out the way she expected. They have footage where Karen says "Everybody in the neighborhood went to jail because of her [Drita]." Drita is shock that this footage will be aired and she is fit to be tied. "That's not gonna be on tv is it?" Now she refuses to talk at the reunion and has decided to resort to fighting. The main issue seems to be the ongoing drama that has existed between Karen and Drita for 5 years. Karen says Drita is a psychopath who thinks she runs Staten Island. Renee says the only people who can't hear the truth are the people who lie.
Warehouse! Karen and Renee enter and take a seat. They reminisce about how the show started. Jennifer Graziano's idea for a television show of four women who had men in prison and had to keep the family together and the day to day struggles they faced in the lifestyle. Karen says Drita told her how happy she was that they were talking again. Karen felt nervous being on the show and opening a can of worms. Karen say when they named the show Mob Wives they all flipped out. Karen reminds Renee she wasn't too happy to see her back in Staten Island when the show started and how she blamed her for what her father did. But Karen also says she understands Renee was feeling she would be judged for associating with Karen because of the show. Karen says Drita has had a problem with everyone and tries to divide and conquer. She keeps harping on the problem Karen and Renee had. Renee says there is no divide and conquer. They are both still sitting there together in the end and the best of friends.
Angela walks in and looks fantastic. Karen brings Ang into their reminiscing conversation. When approached to do the show Ang said she couldn't do it. Ang says people told her if she does the show they wouldn't talk to her. Karen said before Ang joined the cast they were gonna kill each other. Ang doesn't like to hurt people's feelings. She was known as the peacemaker on the show. Except for the season she was having an issue with Renee. Karen makes reference to Drita causing problems and Ang calls her an "instigator." Then we see a clip: Drita is yelling at Ang because she never speaks up for herself and she tells Ang she is controlled by the puppet master. Too bad that didn't air when it happened, I could have had a field day with that.
Being bombarded by old footage, Drita is at the hotel complaining to producers she just wants to see Karen Gravano without security. She is really riled up.
Carla arrives at the warehouse all dressed in red. She doesn't know what will happen, but she wants some answers. Karen says she is just going to be real and whatever happens happens. Renee says you can't make up some situations that were shown, like the biggest mob bust happened during the filming of the show. What are the odds of that happening? Then to find out Junior turned informant and Renee's father was arrested because Junior wore a wire. Karen says their primary goal was to get on the show to make money for their families. Karen now feels all the things they fought over seem so ridiculous when Ang is fighting for her life. Ang says nothing was that serious. Ang says she has to leave. She tells them to behave and act as good as they look. (Note, Ang passed two weeks after the filming, may she rest in peace). Still seems so surreal to me that Ang is gone.
They put a live feed in Drita's room so she can hear and see everything that is going on in the warehouse. She just gets more pissed off, if that's possible.
Karen says they all had fights and they were superficial. But, her fight with Drita was deep. A lot of it had to do with Lee. Karen asks where did it go left? When she makes up stories and tries to affect her money and makes up lies about her father? Drita is watching this and threatens the producer. She wants to fight, that's it. Get the cameras out of her room. She says they are all trying to get her arrested. Drita is going down in the elevator, security is told to get in place. The girls are told this is their last chance to say what they want to say to Drita. Karen says she is a jerk off, she's not real, she's a television character. Drita is on her way. She wants to break Karen's jaw or wire it shut. Of course she does, she doesn't want Karen to tell any truths about her. Security is in place. Uh Oh! Drita walks in and runs over trying to get to Karen. Poor Carla was in the path of the tornado and got thrown on the table by security. They pull Drita away and Karen laughs at her for the theatrics. Drita yells at Renee "what are you looking at?" Renee is yelling they were supposed to have a conversation and not raise hands. Drita is running her mouth and Karen is aggravated. Karen has to sit in the back in order for Drita to sit down at the table. Drita says she will not sit down with Karen because she talks about Lee. Just another excuse not to face Karen. She is a coward! Drita yells she doesn't talk about her [Karen] baby's father. Karen is pissed and yells "you started it b*tch!" Drita gets her way. Karen says she has no balls to talk to her face. She even tried to sucker punch her. Karen tells Renee she did not get hit.
With Karen out of the room, Carla and Drita start talking. Carla said they were good friends for 3 seasons and then Drita changed. Drita acts shocked and says "I changed?" Come on Drita, millions of viewers saw how you turned on Carla (We're not friends like that and she's a mothball. Remember that? Of course not, you never admit to or remember anything you said or did). Carla says she never explained why she had an issue with her all of a sudden. And Carla adds she knows because of how Drita acted when she walked into Renee's party. Carla said fans didn't hear what went on when she left Renee's party, but she did. Clip. Drita said she is quitting the show a couple of times saying they wanted to make her look like a "f*ckin' jerk off" by blindsiding her with Carla's appearance. rita is in denial mode. Carla says she can't ever get anywhere with her because she always says she didn't do it. Karen is in the back and can't even hear their conversation, she is frustrated. Drita accuses Karen of being the biggest liar every season. Renee tells Drita she wants Karen in there to talk. They have a very big problem. Drita says she doesn't like it when people talk about her husband, the prize package.
Renee says everybody's family got talked about. Drita says she never talked about anyone. Another Lie. Karen starts yelling liar in the back. I know how Karen feels, it's hard to argue with a liar who makes things up and denies the truth. But then Renee tells Drita they have it on tape, she was talking about Sammy Gravano. She just saw it. We all saw it and heard it. Drita talks about Karen's family. Drita still insists she will not talk with Karen. Drita says "rats are always protected." Drita tells the producer she cannot sit with Karen at the table. She mentions Lee for some reason or excuse. I wish we could have heard a few words other than Lee. Drita says Karen makes up stories and Karen screams from the back that Drita made up stories about her father.
Drita sits down again and says Karen lies so much she can't sit with her. But now we are going to see who the real liar is. The producer finally brings Karen back into the warehouse. Karen walks in and sits down next to Carla across from Drita. Karen wants to know why, in season 5, Drita is in a corner telling production she can't work with Karen and she shouldn't be on the show. Drita says "who told you that ? It's bullsh*t." Meanwhile we all saw the video tape and it's up on Karen's timeline. Drita brought up Karen's father and said she can't work with [the threat of] Sammy The Bull. He's gonna come out of jail with nothing and try to kill people. She won't put her family in harm's way. She says she will quit the show. You can see the video on Karen's twitter. Drita tells Karen she said she couldn't work with Karen because she brings up men. She even denies what's on tape! Karen says Drita is the one bringing up the men. Drita lies and says she didn't say it. Big surprise there. Karen said she heard it (and so did we, it's in the video tape). Who should we believe, Drita or our lying eyes and ears?
Marissa enters. Karen wants Marissa to clarify what was said about the men. Marissa says she never said Karen said anything. Marissa met with Drita and said she heard that Drita told someone that Lee talked to O.Z. and told him the girls should play nice. Marissa wanted to know from Drita if the conversation took place between Lee and O.Z. Drita never gave her an answer. Renee says Drita jumped the gun and accused Karen of saying it when she didn't. Brittany walks in. Why, I really don't know. This is going to be a waste of a couple of minutes we don't have to spare. Brittany says Renee has done nothing but talk about her family from day one. Renee says it's the way she is and it's something she has to work on. Renee says Brittany did the same thing, she talked against Drita one minute and then they are best friends the next. Brittany talked against Drita in the Hamptons without knowing her. Brittany says if Renee hadn't brought up her family maybe things would have gone differently. Marissa says through all the drama, at the end of the day, she had fun and wouldn't mind working with them again. Then Marissa and Brittany leave.
The Producer wants the four of them to do one more thing to wrap things up. Karen brings up Angela and her fight with cancer. Renee says Ang gave them a lot of laughs and she has a good spirit. They all miss Ang at the reunion and they all agree on one thing, they will all be there for Ang. Certain people will no longer be friends, but hey will all always be connected because they were on this show together.
There you have it! Five years, six seasons of unbelievable drama. Many of us have been there from day one. We are going to miss our guilty pleasure. It's with sadness that we must close the book on a great show that was not only entertaining, but brought many of us together as friends. Jennifer Graziano had the vision to create an epic show and hopefully she will give us another before too long.
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