Monday, January 30, 2012
Mob Wives: Recap Old Friends, New Archenemies Ep 205
Renee's first meeting is with Carla...
At Drita’s house, her friend Nicole visits. Drita needs the support of her friend because she is about to sign and mail the divorce papers to Lee. Drita is also upset because she has to tell Aleeya the truth about the divorce. Drita hasn’t talked to Lee since she confronted him on the phone about the cheating. She says he hurt everyone and never said he was sorry for what he did. Drita says the divorce papers are going to kill him. Nicole says she has to put herself first. Drita never wanted a divorce, it’s not how she was raised.
Karen goes to Ramona’s to talk about her meeting with Carla. She says Carla was defending Drita all summer long. Carla is still saying she heard Karen got beat up by Drita. Karen says she also had an issue with Carla talking about Ramona and calling her, her archenemy. Karen thinks that Drita is filling Carla’s head with her lies. Carla is Drita’s puppet. Archenemy? Ramona says she doesn’t need to think about Carla with all she has going on in her life. Karen says she made peace with Carla and wants Ramona to talk to her too. They feel Drita is behind their issues with Carla.
Carla and Drita meet. Carla wants to tell her about her meeting with Karen, but she seems very nervous and has trouble coming out with it. Finally she tells Drita about their conversation and that they ended up making up. Drita doesn’t look happy. She says she can never be friends with Karen. She said she tried to make up at Renee’s party and look where it got her. Drita is still upset that Karen told her she wanted to come to her house!
Karen and Karina go out to lunch before Karina has to go back to Arizona and school. Karen tells her she is staying in New York to pursue all the opportunities here, her book and the show. Karina wants to be with her mom. Karen thinks Karina is better off in Arizona right now and she would be safer there. Karina is upset she has to go back. Karen says it’s the hardest thing she has had to do to be away from her daughter and she becomes emotional.
Renee and Carla meet for lunch (picture above). Renee wants to know what is going on. Carla tells her she met Karen and Karen said she was mad that Carla was laughing on the rooftop during the rumble. Renee says we all know you laugh when you are nervous. Carla says Karen spent a lot of time talking about Drita and, the more she talked, the madder she got. Renee asks her what did Karen say about her party. Carla tells her that Ramona was bleeding all over the place. Renee says, everyone knows Drita threw the first punch. Ramona barely got hurt. Carla says Karen got in her face, but everything ended up good. Carla told Renee that at one point Karen said “I hope Ramona gets the best of you.” Renee gets upset because it doesn’t sound like Karen’s intentions were to make up. Renee is disappointed in Karen and wants to talk to her.
Karen and Ramona meet Renee for dinner. Renee wants to talk about Karen’s meeting with Carla. Renee asks Karen about her intentions. Karen explains all her issues with Carla and Drita again. She says she got fed up with Carla defending Drita. She got up in her face and would have put her foot in her neck. Renee starts defending Carla. Renee says everyone has so much to say about everyone else.. Ramona gets very heated and goes on a rant about Drita, saying Drita is the cancer of the group; she’s an outsider; a trouble maker. She’s a nobody; a crumb snatcher; a flip-floppin’ floozie! She took Karen’s name and wiped it all over Staten Island. Ramona will always defend Karen. Renee’s eyes open wide and she says they make her look like she isn’t the craziest one of the bunch now. Thank you.
Ramona has no shortage of words to describe Drita!
Karen tells Ramona she wants to have a spa party with wine, cheese, crackers, facials and massages. Girl time. Karen wants to use Renee’s house because there is more room and invite Carla. Ramona is ok with Karen starting over with a clean slate with Carla, she is good with it. She feels Drita is the one poisoning Carla against them. It’s all good.
At Drita’s house she is busy packing all of Lee’s things up. She is still very angry at Lee for betraying her. Carla stops by to visit. Carla understands what Drita is going through because Joe cheated on her and they were both good wives and mothers. While cleaning out Lee’s stuff Drita finds a letter in one of his pockets that he wrote from jail, telling her he loves her. Drita can’t breathe. All she ever wanted from Lee was an apology so she can at least build a friendship with him.
At Renee’s house, Karen visits to talk to Renee. Renee says she is mentally exhausted from all the girls fighting. Renee wants peace and for everyone to get along since her near death experience. She feels they are fighting over things that are not important. Then Karen gets emotional and tells Renee that the hardest thing she has ever had to do is be in Staten Island without her daughter. Renee says maybe if she said that to Drita, that they could repair their relationship. Karen says she doesn’t want to repair her relationship with Drita. Karen thinks the spa party will help everyone relax and tells Renee she is inviting Carla. She feels this party is a step in the right direction for everyone. Renee has some doubts and is worried they won’t all get along.
AJ walks into his home and goes over and gives Renee a big hug. Renee explains that her father Anthony “T.G.” Graziano was released from prison to a halfway house and spends time with AJ on the weekends. Mr. Graziano has been in jail for 11 years and hasn’t seen the new cell phones or seatbelts in cars. Renee and her father are still not on speaking terms. He is not happy with her. She won’t go see him unless he says it’s ok. AJ tells her to just show up at her parents home. AJ tells Renee that her father asked about her.
Back at Karen’s house, Karen calls Carla to invite her to the spa party at Renee’s. They talk about their last meeting being like the “Twilight Zone.” Karen says that they agreed to work on their friendship and this party is the first step to getting past all the drama. Carla agrees to go. Karen says that Renee needs them all to get along.
Drita and Carla meet for lunch. Carla tells Drita about Karen’s spa party. She knows Ramona will be there, she is Karen’s friend and that’s fine. Drita says Ramona is like a raccoon always in her f!ckin’ garbage. Drita’s advice to Carla, don’t try to argue one on one. Drita says she doesn’t trust them, Carla believes her and says Drita is not a liar. Then Drita tells Carla not to go to the party, she doesn’t need skin care. Now, Carla doesn’t know if she will go or not.
Renee sits down with Drita and Carla to make peace, but maybe
Renee, Carla and Drita meet for dinner. Renee doesn’t like being in the middle and wants to get her point across quietly. Renee tells them about her meeting with Karen and Ramona. They seem to have made up with Carla, but have nothing good to say about Drita. Ramona told Renee that Drita is not part of the lifestyle; she isn’t Italian, she married into it. Renee says she feels like she is betraying everyone and being disloyal by being in the middle. Drita says she can’t make up with Karen. Carla asks about the spa party. Renee tells Carla that Ramona thinks that she is being molded by Drita. Drita says that Ramona is Karen’s pet. Renee invites Drita to the spa party. Uh oh!
Then Renee has an important question to ask Drita. She wants to know if Drita told her sister in-law that Ramona said “Junior married her for her father and he is a loser without her.” Drita doesn’t answer right away, but then says one thousand percent. She says Ramona said worse than that too. Renee wants to know what else Ramona said because she is pissed that she would talk about her son’s father and call him a loser. She says Junior is not a loser without her. She wants to know how long ago Ramona said this and Drita says it was when she came back. Renee wants to know if she would say this to Ramona’s face, and Drita says yes.
My Two Cents: This was not the most exciting episode, but I still have to watch! I am happy that Drita is taking all the steps necessary to move on with her life. The divorce papers and packing Lee’s stuff are major steps. She needs to put herself and girls first and make the most of the opportunities before her now. And for crying out loud, please talk to Aleeya already. This news about Lee has been out since May and don’t you think Aleeya has heard something by now? It’s been all over the internet and even if Aleeya doesn’t go online, I’m sure her friends do.
The rehashing of Karen’s conversation with Carla took up quite a bit of the episode. It might have taken less time to just do a flash back. Apparently, Karen was very angry with Carla when they met up, but came to realize that Carla was being manipulated by Drita’s lies. Her issues are really with Drita. Even Ramona thinks that Drita has been turning Carla against her and Karen and she doesn’t even know Carla. Carla gets another free pass. It’s like no one watched season one where Carla took every opportunity to create friction between Drita and Karen?
Renee doesn’t think Karen met Carla with good intentions, but now she has placed herself right in the middle of Team Karen and Team Drita. She spends the episode meeting with members of each side, trying to talk sense into them. Basically, Renee’s point is that whatever they are fighting over is insignificant in the big scheme of things. They all have so much more to worry about in their lives without these petty squabbles. Renee is not getting through to anyone. Drita will never be friends with Karen and Karen will never be friends with Drita. And Ramona has not use for Drita! Drita hates Ramona. And Carla, being Carla, is a little wishy washy. Yes I will go to the spa party, maybe I’ll go, no I won’t go. Carla basically will be friends with Karen and tolerate her friend, Ramona. And because she doesn’t take a stand, Carla looks like she is being reasonable. I think Carla just doesn’t want to fight because it might mess her hair and dress and she might break a nail.
The spa party sounded like a good idea UNTIL Renee invited Drita! What was she thinking? Renee says she wants peace, but she just opened the flood gates to war. No one is going to be happy if Drita goes to the spa party…maybe not even Carla, because if she has to have her back, she might get dirty. This was the worst idea ever! I’m not sure what Renee’s intentions were, but it’s possible she wants to get Karen and Drita in the same room so Big Ang could work her “magic” on them again. I just hope Renee’s furniture and valuables are insured, that’s all I’m saying.
I loved the scenes with AJ and Karina. I enjoy seeing the “mothering” side of all the mob wives. It softens them a little. You can see how Renee and Karen put their children first, above all else. I think Karen is doing the right thing for Karina, by sending her back to Arizona, where her life is safe and stable. It’s an unselfish act on her part to put her daughter’s well being above her own needs. Karen has a lot going on right now with her book and there is going to be a reaction to it once it is released on February 14th. The show itself is still controversial. I would do the same thing myself if I were in her shoes. In fact when my kids want to do something I don‘t agree with, I always tell them that even if the risk of harm is less than 1%, it’s still to big of a risk for me when it comes to their safety. As for Renee and AJ, she is trying so hard to protect him from the lifestyle and makes sure he goes to college. I do not think AJ will disappoint her. He is a smart, loving young man and has his head on straight. He will have many opportunities in life after he gets his degree and he knows it. I think he is going to make Renee even more proud than she already is, if that‘s possible.
The final scene is a prescription for MORE drama! Renee asks Drita if she told her sister in-law that Ramona said, “Junior married her for her father and he is a f!ckin’ loser without her!” and Drita says yes, and she said worse than that too. This is material for a finale showdown if I ever heard one. I have to wonder what else did Ramona say? But more important, where is Drita getting her information? According to Drita she never knew Ramona and Ramona just came back to be on the show. According to Ramona (interview and picture on blog) she and Drita knew each other and she came back over two years ago. Drita doesn’t always tell it like it ‘tis. So who knows? All I know is this new set up for drama is explosive. A Renee/Ramona sit down? Who will win that one? Everyone place your bets and comment below!