Monday, March 19, 2012
Mob Wives: Recap “Fire Away” Ep 210
The fun at Shenanigans continues with Carla and her former "archenemies."
The fun at Shenanigans continues as Renee calls Junior to tell him to pick her up, and leaves Carla alone with Ramona and Karen. They ask if she is glad she came and if she is having a good time with them. Carla says yes. Then the name Drita comes up and Carla cringes. Karen says that Carla is Team Carla. Karen says she only has a problem with one person and she brought that person into her circle. But, both Ramona and Karen say they respect Carla for being loyal to Drita.
Neck brace for thyroid surgery?
Back in Staten Island Big Ang is wearing a neck brace and Drita comes over to visit. Big Ang had a biopsy of her thyroid and needs surgery to remove it. Big Ang talks about a handsome young doctor who tells her to get in a wheelchair. She said it was like a horror movie, going down a corridor with cabinets and medicine. She felt like she was going to the electric chair. Surgery sucks! Drita talks about going to anger management and how she has to learn to argue without using her fists. Big Ang thinks all the fighting is out of control. Drita wants to sit down with Karen and discuss their issues.
Carla calls Joe on the phone, from the Poconos, and tells him about the loser at the bar. She feels that Joe is going to be a big help to her with the kids once he is done with the halfway house. He says he will be done in a few days. Her kids are going to be ecstatic.
Renee's a gun expert!
Karen finds Renee in the cabin. Renee says she decided to stay in the Poconos and calm down. Renee rehashes the scene of the jerk at the bar who called them “b!tches.” Karen thinks the whole thing escalated. Renee doesn’t tolerate disrespect. Karen wants to know what they are going to do today. It’s their last day and Renee wants to get in a little shooting. They all go to the shooting range. Karen says she was 6 when she saw her first handgun under her father’s bed. The instructor gives them safety tips, always point the muzzle of the gun in a safe direction and treat it as if it is always loaded. He says fire arms are for sport. Ramona likes all guns. Renee is really enjoying the whole shooting experience, but Renee can’t hit the target at all. She finally gets in a good shot in and is able to release some of her aggression. Renee and Carla are happy to be going home to Staten Island.
At Drita’s house, she is on the phone with her cousin Jackie who wants her to do some modeling for her swimwear line. Drita says yes and gives her, her measurements: 34D-25-34. Drita is glad to be getting paid for the modeling.
Renee, Junior, AJ and Sydney all go out to a nice dinner. Renee asks how long they have been dating. It’s been 4 months. Renee is happy AJ found a girl who respects him and his parents. Renee is happy to be with her family.
Latex or lambskin condoms! What's the difference?
At Renee’s house, Renee decides she needs to talk to AJ about sex because he is going to a party in NJ and might be sleeping over. AJ doesn’t want to talk about sex with Renee, but that isn’t going to stop Renee. She is prepared to tell him a few things like the difference between latex condoms and lambskin condoms. AJ is getting very embarrassed and says he doesn’t use condoms and then clarifies that he isn’t sexually active. Then they both get up from the living room and Renee chases AJ around the kitchen while they both laugh.
At Karen’s house, Ramona pays a visit to talk about her daughter, Melina’s, birthday. Ramona is getting her a computer, but Melina wants something from her boyfriend, Joe. Melina wants to visit him in jail and Ramona is torn about what to do. Both Karen and Ramona knows how it feels to visit a loved one in jail. Karen thinks she should let her do it, it might comfort her. Ramona says Karina was upset. And Karen answers because Karina had a gun put to her head by a cop and watched her father get arrested. She says she was comforted when she got to see he was alright in jail. Ramona decides she will take Melina for a visit.
Carla and Drita go bowling to have some fun. Drita decides to ask Carla about her trip to the Poconos and if they talked about her. Carla says how did you guess, and then goes into all the drama that happened when Renee drank the vodka and confronted Ramona. Carla says a melee started. Ramona told Renee that Drita was a liar. Drita is getting furious and says she can’t stand Ramona. Carla says that Renee sides with Drita when she is with them, but when she is with Ramona and Karen she sides with Ramona. Drita says Ramona had her nose in the air and always thought she was better than everyone. She was a rich spoiled b!tch! Now she wants to act tough and fight. Drita says Ramona is fiesty because she got popped in the mouth. Scene ends when Drita bowls a strike.
Drita reminds me of a grown up Pebbles Flintstone!
Drita is really heated from her conversation with Carla so she goes to see Big Ang. They both decide to get spray tans. Drita needs one for the modeling gig at her cousin’s house. Big Ang takes off her robe and she is wearing a bikini at age 51. Everyone is impressed. Big Ang is getting over her surgery and likes the tan. Drita is always happy when she is around Big Ang and now she feels ready for her photo shoot. She goes to her cousin’s house where she puts on a few suits and they take pictures. Drita says she is doing things to improve herself like boxing, anger management and modeling.
Bigg Ang fill out a swimsuit like nobody's business!
Melina, 11, and her mother, Ramona go to have a bite to eat after visiting her boyfriend, Joe, in prison. Her daughter says she found the place depressing and she was sad to leave. Tears stream down her face as she tells Ramona she is attached to Joe. Ramona tells her to pray. She asks her if she was scared. Ramona tells her that she used to go visit her grandfather, when she was Melina’s age, and she understands how she feels. It’s hard to say good bye. Ramona says that her children have no relationship with their father or her own father, and now this happens to the boyfriend, the one man in their lives.
Ramona sets Renee straight about Drita's motives for lying.
At Ramona’s house, Renee drops in for a talk. She takes out her phone to show Ramona that she got an email from Drita about what happened in the Poconos. Ramona is seeing red. She tells Renee that Drita lied about everything in order to embarrass and hurt Renee and to break up their friendship and their families. As Ramona talks, Renee literally starts shaking from the aggravation. Renee gets very worked up. Then Renee becomes very angry at Carla, saying she should have stayed neutral. Ramona thinks, Carla shouldn’t have to stay neutral, she is Drita’s friend and isn’t wrong to side with her. Renee decides she needs to have a serious talk with Drita as she leaves.
The long awaited homecoming of Daddy!
Joe is finished with the halfway house! Carla invites him over for a family dinner. Joe wasn’t allowed to enter their home while he was in the halfway house. She is making a big dinner and asks Joseph to set the table for her. The doorbell rings and it’s Joe. The kids and Carla are excited to see him. Joe looks good! He likes the house. Carla says it’s good to have a man in the house again. They look like a beautiful family sitting at the dinner table. Carla doesn’t know if they will each end up married to different people or find their way back to each other. Time will tell.
But they do make a lovely little family!
MY TWO CENTS: (Opinion)
A lot less drama this week. Here goes. I think Carla only went to the Poconos because the show wanted her to and she got paid for the air time. There is no way in hell that she went for “fun.” Things were put to rest with Karen and Ramona, but she hasn’t spent any time with them since their sit downs, so why would she spend a long weekend with them? I know Renee was there “for” Carla, but Renee clearly hasn’t been herself. Even Karen mentioned that in green screen. Carla was lucky things went as well as they did.
As for Big Ang, I am sorry she needed the surgery and it was such an ordeal. It’s always a scary experience. But, as much as she says she is against fighting, she is still egging Drita on whenever she talks about fighting Ramona. That’s not the way to keep the peace!
Personally, I would not find the shooting range a place to relax or to have fun for that matter. It was interesting to see how much Ramona and Renee knew about guns. Renee practically named every gun on the table! I could tell you the difference between a pistol and a rifle and that’s about it. Evidently they picked up on a few things growing up. I’m glad that Renee felt better after hitting her target. Better for her to hit it there than at home.
After Renee and Junior have dinner with AJ and his girlfriend, Sydney, Renee decides it’s time for her to have the “sex” talk with AJ. AJ is already 17, so I’m sure he thinks he knows everything he needs to know about sex. However, having the “sex talk” on television is the height of embarrassment. I’m sure he would have turned red had he been alone with Renee without the cameras. One thing I know, teenagers do not like to talk about sex with their parents. The time to have the talk is when they are preteens, which I’m sure Renee did. I imagine this talk was for entertainment value only. Poor AJ, the things he does for his Aunt Jenn!
The whole business about Melina wanting to visit Ramona’s boyfriend in jail was very touching. Melina is a very sweet, sensitive little girl. She shed some quiet tears, which are the saddest, because you can tell they come from the heart. I could see that Ramona agonized over her decision to take her daughter to see Joe. I think her daughter was mature enough to handle it and we can’t always protect our children from the realities of life. Sometimes we have to expose them to situations we don’t like and be there to walk them through it. It looks like Ramona and her daughter even bonded over this experience.
Frankly, I was more horrified about what Karen said about Karina’s experience. That had to be extremely traumatizing for her.
Carla and Drita’s “fun” at the bowling alley was spoiled the second the Poconos came up. Drita is mad saying Ramona lied. Drita is seeing red even as she bowls a strike. But Ramona is also mad saying Drita lied. Ramona took it a step further and swore on her children’s and grandfather’s lives that she is not lying. That carries a lot of weight with Renee and with me. That is not something a loving mother would do, if they were lying. To be honest, I was a bit horrified that Renee asked Ramona to do that, but Ramona did it in a split second, without hesitating. Maybe that is part of the lifestyle? I don’t believe in swearing on people’s lives, but it is extremely persuasive when they do. So what’s next? Will Renee ask Drita to swear on her girls’ lives too?
Drita is so pissed, after bowling with Carla, that she runs to Big Ang. They both decide to get spray tans. Drita needs it for her modeling gig anyway. Big Ang gets rid of her neck brace and wears a swimsuit. I have lots I could say here. First of all I never heard of someone wearing a neck brace for thyroid surgery…ever. Neck braces are for whiplash, or spinal cord injuries. I looked it up and couldn’t find a good reason for the neck brace as a treatment for thyroid surgery. I can only imagine it was just to cover Big Ang’s neck, because maybe she didn’t have any surgery? I didn’t see any issues with her neck when she was getting the spray tan, did you? I’m sorry if she did have a thyroid issue, but if she didn’t, can someone please make up a more plausible excuse, like removal of a bunion on her foot. And I have to mention Big Ang in a swimsuit. I just want to say I never saw anyone fill out a swim suit better. I can’t believe she found one in her size.
Joe Ferragamo finally makes it on the show! Carla looked very happy. It was a very heartwarming scene seeing the family reunited in their home. Carla seems to have softened regarding Joe and open to future possibilities. She even looked sincere too. I am reserving judgment on this one. She just might have been excited because he’ll be moving in and helping out with the kids now.
Finally, Renee brings Drita’s email to show Ramona what she said. I don’t believe Drita wrote an email, but that’s just me. Ramona and Renee’s little explosive discussion about Drita leaves me wondering how Drita is going to explain her lying about what she said, Ramona said? Renee will not rest until she gets at the truth because now it has put a strain on her relationship with Ramona and tested it. I don’t know if Drita knows she lied or not. Drita lies quite a bit, or she twists the truth so much that she might not think she lied. You know, like she told Karen on the rooftop, “It’s important to state the fact that we weren’t friends when I got together with Lee.” But on the balcony, she said, “I never said we weren’t friends, I always said we were friends.” So it’s hard to know what’s going on in that pretty little head of hers.
What did you think? I’ve love to know!