Monday, May 7, 2012
Mob Wives: Recap “Of Dogs and Men” Ep 216
Karen tells Ramona about meeting Drita!
At Drita’s house, Drita is feeding Lucky treats when the phone rings and it’s Lee. He says this is his last year in state prison and he is going to Brooklyn. She tells him she made a rap video with French Montana about a bank robbery. She asks if he needs anything. She tells him she is going to start dating and wants to know if he hopes she meets a nice guy. He says yes. Drita says Lee was always very supportive and now he is being sweet. She says his being sweet reminds her of why she loved him in the first place, and that makes the divorce harder. She is glad they are friends right now.
Karen and Ramona are walking through a store. After talking to Rena about meeting Drita, Karen wants to hear what Ramona has to say. She mentions the meeting with Drita and Ramona says, “no, sorry.” Karen says Renee keeps asking her to sit down with Drita and Karen wants to clear the air with Drita. Ramona says, “You might as well put Drita out with the trash, cause she’s trash,” and will never admit anything. Karen wants to do this for Renee and be the bigger person. Ramona says Drita doesn’t like the truth and when she hears something she doesn’t like she will attack her.
Carla gets wise about Joe's girlfriend from Bigg Ang
Carla and Bigg Ang go for drinks. Bigg Ang asks about Joe. Carla says nothing romantic is going on, he doesn’t come around that much. Carla doesn’t want to get back together with him, she doesn’t trust him, he cheated on her 100 times. She says it’s all his fault their marriage fell apart. Bigg Ang asks if he has a girlfriend. Carla says she doesn’t know. Big Ang thinks that’s why he hasn’t been coming around to see Carla and the kids. Carla says she needs to find out if a girlfriend is taking up all his quality time.
Big Ang and AJ are at the jewelry store. She is buying him a gold chain for his birthday. They talk about his girlfriends. He is 23 and she wants him to get serious and settle down. She is cooking his birthday dinner. She mentions a bunch of things like pigs feet, sweet sausage and braciole, some of his favorites.
Renee, AJ and Sydney go to a bowling alley. Renee is concerned about AJ, he is withdrawn and having problems keeping his grades up ever since her father went to prison. Renee asks him about school; the school called her to tell her he wasn’t doing well. He says nothing is going on at school, but Renee senses a bad attitude. AJ is her only concern. She asks Sydney to talk to him and tell him how important school is. Renee says AJ still needs the guidance of a parent, she is concerned.
At Karen’s apartment, Karen says her book is done and the spa is open; the next thing is for her to bring Karina to New York to live with her. Dave is flying in from Arizona to see Karen. She is excited to see him. She wants them to talk and figure out what is best for Karina. Karen left her in Arizona to keep her life stable while she was getting the show and book done. Dave tells her Karina wants to come to New York, but she doesn’t want to leave her friends. He talks about being in prison for 10 years and how he and Karen disconnected. He says he misses her. He wants to know what they have planned…Karen says, “wine!”
Drita compares herself to a "leech," ouch!
Drita visits her friend Nicole to talk to her about meeting with Karen. She says she doesn’t trust Karen. Nicole tells her Karen can’t be civil. Drita says she doesn’t want to be Karen’s friend, she is meeting with her for Renee’s sake. Drita says her massive problem is with Ramona. She thinks Ramona manipulates Karen and controls what she says and does. She says, “I’m gonna be chewing on her [Ramona’s] face like a leech.” Nicole says how can you make up with Karen when you want to kill her best friend?
The cousins laugh over pool table sex!
Ramona and Karen are playing pool. Karen mentions she always wanted to have sex on a pool table. Ramona laughs and tells her to tell Dave. Karen says Dave is good looking, has a crazy swagger and he is good in bed. Karen doesn’t know how to feel. She spent the night with Dave, she is blushing. It’s possible that she fears commitment. Ramona thinks maybe because every guy she has dated has let her down and broken her heart. Karen says she enjoyed being with Dave and he gave her an orgasm.
Hmmm do I sense some sexual tension here?
Carla and Joe are working out at the gym (maybe not just their muscles, but some sexual tension too). Carla say she doesn’t trust Joe. She tells him (not very subtly) that Carmen says she doesn’t spend enough time with dad. She tells him that he hasn’t been around much for his kids. He says he has put his time in with his kids, but he spends time with other people too. He has been seeing a girl. Carla says she must be 19, he changes girls like he changes underwear. He tells Carla that he likes her and they have been exclusive. Carla doesn’t like that he has a serious girlfriend after just getting out of jail. It’s too soon. He says he is 42, should he wait until he is 82? Joe isn’t really taking Carla seriously and makes a joke out of the conversation. He tells her the girlfriend met the kids and they get along great. Carla asks, “She f*ckin’ brings her Barbie collection over?” Carla has a sour puss. Then he reminds her that he has never said anything about her boyfriends because that’s her business and this is his business. Carla says the kids are her business.
Carla's not too happy with Joe's answers about his new love
Carla and her puppy, Elvis go to meet Drita and Lucky, and Bigg Ang and Little Louis, at the park for a play date. Really Carla just wants to spill the beans of what went on between her and Joe. Bigg Ang loves Lucky and says the dog is Drita’s twin…so cute. Carla tells them that she talked to Joe and asked him where he has been. He told her he has a girlfriend. Drita is shocked that he is seeing someone so soon after getting out of jail. Bigg Ang says that they all jump from girl to girl as soon as they are let out of prison. She is young. Carla says he will get a new one every few months. Carla is upset because Joe couldn’t wait to prove to her he was a changed man and try to work on repairing the marriage. Now she says she is moving on.
Looks like a little rekindling is going on here with Karen & Dave!
At the Lair nightclub, Karen and Dave go for drinks. Karen loves Dave and wants to talk to him about their future and their relationship. He tells her he has been dating. She tells him he better not have had a “b*tch” in her bed. She isn’t surprised about his dating. She doesn’t want to jump into anything. In 2000, her whole family was arrested and she was left to raise Karina alone and work to support her. He doesn’t want to talk about the past, he wants to know where they are going from here. He tells her Karina asked if they were getting back together. Karen is surprised to hear that. He says he isn’t sure if he will move back to New York, his job and life are in Arizona now. She tells him she misses him. He asks how much. They kisssssssssssssssss!
Renee tells it like it is when it comes to Junior!
Renee goes on Cherry Martinez’ radio show “Lock Down Love” to talk about her father and Junior. She says it’s very personal interview that she will only do with Cherry. She wants to share something and then let it go. She says when she first met Junior, she thought he was her prince. But, he wasn’t, he became a snitch. She says she is coping the best way she can, but she has stopped loving and respecting Junior. She says he is the worst kind of snitch. He wore a wire in his watch and went into her father’s home and taped their conversations. That’s not a man. A man goes to jail and serves his time, not drag everyone down with him. She would spit on him if she saw him. She says a rat is a rat is a rat and if you are going out with a man like that--walk away and move on.
Drita is at her house picking up the mail. There is a letter from Lee. Drita is under the impression Lee is returning to Brooklyn to serve out the last year of his sentence. She is glad the kids can visit him, it means so much to Aleeya. BUT, the letter says he will not be in Brooklyn after all, he is being sent to Pennsylvania. The phone rings and it’s her friend, Jessica. Drita reads her the letter she just got from Lee. He is going to be 7 hours away and there will be no phone calls, just email. Drita is heartbroken for Aleeya. She says every time she has to tell her something about her father it’s always sad news. Drita is pissed because she knows his lawyer asked for him to be sent to a facility closer to home to be able to see his children. Drita feels they did this on spite and it’s the children who are being punished for his mistakes.
MY TWO CENTS
I have my work cut out for me this morning. I think it’s best and less confusing if I take this mob wife by mob wife.
Bigg Ang had a few cute scenes, nothing earth shattering. A trip to the jewelry store, some homemade sauce for AJ’s birthday, a little word to the wise for Carla about Joe and men in prison.
There is not enough of Ramona in the last two episodes! I enjoy Ramona. Ramona basically wants to see Karen happy and if that means her getting back together with Dave, she seems to be supporting that. However, Ramona is not supporting the “sit down” Karen wants to have with Drita, under any circumstances. Ramona is right to believe that things will quickly flare up and Karen will be attacked again. It almost seems inevitable. If not, why make it a finale? No one wants to see Drita and Karen have a nice chat over tea and crumpets. I’m not saying I want to see a brawl either. What I want to see is a serious discussion, some ownership and taking responsibility for what happened in the past, some honesty and some apologies. Now when you mix that list with Drita’s temperament, it’s like pouring gasoline on a fire. What can I say except good luck Karen?
Renee is still working out her issues with Junior. They are huge. It’s a good thing she has a lot to keep her busy and she is surrounded by people who care about her. If it was me, I don’t think I could handle it as well as she has. This is her third “tear-free” week! Renee basically goes on Cherry’s radio show to tell the world exactly what she thinks of Junior and that she is done with him. Maybe it’s another step towards freeing herself from the hurt and the past and healing. I hope so. She also has to deal with AJ, who may not talk about how he is feeling about his father and grandfather. Teenagers rarely talk. Instead, Renee says his school work and grades are suffering and, she has every reason to be concerned, because AJ should be starting college this fall. I think going to college would be good for AJ right now because the work will keep him distracted from his family problems and he will be moving forward in a positive direction.
Speaking of moving forward in a positive direction, Karen says that a lot. It dawned on me last night that of all the women on the show, Karen has made the most strides forward. I believe that talking about being positive and thinking positive thoughts really moves people in that direction. It’s working for Karen. She’s made the most of her being a cast member on the show, she has published her book and made the best seller’s list, she has partnered with Dr. Fiorillo in the Luminique Spa, her relationship with Dave maybe a romance waiting to blossom, she is bringing her daughter back to live with her…all the pieces of the puzzle in her life are really falling into place. And I give her credit for agreeing to meet with Drita to try and eliminate that “negative” aspect from her life…”IF” it can be done. And I say "IF" because...
...Drita is as negative as Karen is positive. When Karen spoke of meeting Drita, she didn’t say negative things like she didn’t trust her and doesn’t want to be friends with her, the way Drita did. Karen seems to be hoping for a positive resolution because they have to work together and for Renee‘s sake. Drita is starting out with a very negative attitude, big surprise! She doesn’t trust Karen and doesn’t want to be her friend, but she wants to sit down with her? Please someone tell me how this is supposed to work? Oh, let’s not forget she wants to “chew Ramona’s face like a leech.” Even her friend Nicole asks how can she say she wants to talk to Karen, and “be friends,” when she wants to kill her best friend? I’d like to know that too. Always negative, always fighting, always aggressive.
I also noted that Drita complains and cries a lot about how far away Lee is, and that’s why she can bring the kids for a visit. Really? I can’t help but notice she does plenty of traveling to see fans, some in fairly distant locations. I don’t say they should go every weekend, but if it’s so important to Aleeya, why can’t they go every other month? Even once every three months? Last night she was in North Carolina at Club Barcelona, for example, and that’s further away than Pennsylvania. Just sayin’.
Now for my “favorite” [insert sarcasm] mob wife, Carla! Carla can’t make up her mind about Joe and his “19 year old girl friend.” Our sources tell us she is more like 23, half Carla’s age, but maybe she looks 19 to Carla, who is old enough to be her mother. That must sting, especially knowing how sensitive Carla is about her age. Carla says she just wants Joe to spend more time with the kids, that’s why she is pissed. But, at the dog park, she actually reveals, to Bigg Ang and Drita, that she is mad because he didn’t make an effort to show her he had changed and wanted to reconcile with her. I think she fantasized about the two of them getting back together. We all saw the look in her eyes when he returned home this season. She lit up like a Christmas tree. But Joe went his own way and it is his business. I’m sure he knew about Handyman, because everyone in Staten Island talks. Carla is the first to know about the “word on the street." We’ve even had sources tell us they saw Carla with Handy. She was allegedly in the Drunken Monkey with him, after she claimed they had broken up. (There is an interesting blog on Carla’s Handyman if you missed it.) So maybe Joe got wind of it and maybe he didn’t like it, but he minded his own business. Maybe Carla should too? Carla’s reaction was pretty strong for someone who doesn’t care. It sounded a lot like jealousy to me. Good luck to Joe and his new girlfriend!
And, now we KNOW there will be a sit down next week. The glimpse I saw was Karen trying to clarify something that was said and Drita holding her head like it was going to explode. I hope they hired security for this scene.
Let me know what you thought of the episode and if I missed anything. It’s hard to write and watch and glance at the tweets!