Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mob Wives: Why Isn’t Karen on Season 4?

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The question every fan would like the answer to…why isn’t Karen Gravano going to be on Season 4 of Mob Wives.  I have been patiently waiting and searching for some explanation from VH1 or even Jennifer Graziano, executive Producer and long time friend of Karen. No explanation has been forthcoming except that the show needed some “new blood” to keep it fresh. I don’t know why the “new blood” couldn’t mix with the “old blood,” but now maybe there is at least one reason.

The reason is “bad blood.” This bad blood is the result of past mob history involving Karen’s father, Sammy “the Bull” Gravano and Edward Garafalo, father in-law of “new blood” mob wife, Alicia DiMichele, from Philly. According to reports, Gambino family boss, John Gotti, allegedly ordered a hit on Edward Garafalo Sr. back in 1990 and it was carried out by underboss, Sammy Gravano. The mobster who has been charged with committing the hit, along with two other men, is Daniel Fama. Compounding the seriousness of the murder for authorities is the assertion that Edward Garafalo Sr. was an informant who was allegedly killed so he could not testify against the mob. Fama contends he was never aware that Garafalo was an informant.

Now, it is being reported that Sammy Gravano is prepared to testify on behalf of Fama, saying John Gotti ordered the hit on Garafalo for various reasons, none of which included Garafalo’s cooperation with authorities. Thanks to Sammy’s willingness to help, Fama is now out of prison on bail. This is surely not sitting well with Alicia’s husband, Edward “Tall Guy” Garafalo, Jr. who is currently sitting in a prison cell himself since 2010 for several of charges, including pension embezzlement. (Alicia is awaiting sentencing on similar charges.) I imagine “Tall Guy” would like Fama to be punished for killing his father and cannot be too happy that Sammy is intervening on his behalf.

This may be the reason that Alicia’s husband allegedly wanted her on Mob Wives, so that she could reveal information that might impact Fama’s trial. At the same time it appears, from what I heard Karen say in an interview last month, that “Tall Guy” had something to do with Karen’s not being on season four of Mob Wives. From what I read between the lines, Karen seems to feel that Garafalo would not let his wife be on the show if Karen was going to be back this season. Karen believes that the Garafalos want to tell a one-sided story to the public. Her absence from the show makes it impossible for Karen to refute anything Alicia says this season. It seems that Alicia’s storyline is so compelling to producers that the “powers that be” decided it was better for the show to have Alicia on rather than Karen. However, I think it would have been wiser and more fair to have them both, don't you?

So 23 year old mob history has now become current events. Old blood plus new blood equals bad blood. This is just a small sampling of tons of information currently on the internet, you just have to Google the names. Since Karen will not be an active part of the storyline this season, I will be taking a lot of what happens with a grain...no, a box of salt.

16 comments:

shannon said...

Yeah, seems like,after the bullshit that,happened on the last episode last,season and with this new,twist it does seem like it will be one sided. Karen was always up front with everything on the show. I read her book as well and she never sugar coated anything, if u try to get somebody else kicked off the show just to get your side heard....their is something seriously not right with that. So if I was Karen I would be happy to walk away....if,they want to fo her like that for a dime then F them. I am so not gonna watch bc of what I have learned......✌

Jane Springfield said...

Yes, yes, because in the mob world, if you TRULY want credibility on your man's behalf, you go on a TV show claimed to be looked down on by "the real wise guys".

Bullshit if you ask me. Karen will always have a following because of who she is...it's something she's come to accept. Sounds like they just want to bring in "new blood" for drama ratings.

Ed Scarpo said...

I think the three were fired over money; Ramona has gone on record saying as much. the show is failing - I believe the new blood bit. If the show were a hit then those three would still be on it. Karen won't have a voice this series? Hard to believe : she's already spun this to her benefit. Alicia is a real mob wife with a notorious mobster husband - jenns wanted her on the show for a while as well. Anyone notice the link between Drita and Alicia? Well Lee worked on some level with a garofalo.... Lee reported to TG too. I wonder if the men are playing a role behind the scenes.... just think rambling thoughts out loud.....

Anonymous said...

I know Carla said she was not getting paid enough. So did Ramona, I assume this is why Karen did too.

Anonymous said...

I wish Karen was still on the show:'/ To bad Renee is still on.... she's just annoying and I'm glad Carla's boring ass is off to:-) #Drita#1

Anonymous said...

I didn't watch season 3. It really turned me off how the ladies are always mimicking their murderous, violent spouses or family members. People were killed. Banks were robbed - which means innocent people were robbed. I was hoping for a more redemptive show, but these women are sociopathic. Ramona and Love - true sociopaths. Karen doesn't give a fig about human life, and frankly does Renee? She sure worships her killer family. Even Big Ang who is very endearing doesn't mind the killers. Carla is the most even keeled, and her lack of histrionics is appealing, but she doesn't seem to perturbed by mob violence. Even Drita seems to be a fan of the life.

Angela said...

Chiara,
I believe that Karen has been compelled not to be on the show due to the "bad" blood between the two families. Sounds like a "conflict of interest to the case" that the Granzianos may not be aware of but the Gravanos are... if you understand.. That is just my opinion and my feeling. It would have been a great story line.

Chiara Soprano said...

Angela I understand what you are saying, but it's not the impression I am getting from Karen. I hope more of the truth comes out so this isn't based on speculation, for Karen's sake.

Anonymous said...

I just finished first eppisode. Not feeling it. I want our old girls back that were our disfunctional fam. These new girls are annoying! As much as I love the rest of the fam. These girls will make me quit watching. Poor move guys poor move. Good thing for me though one less show on my show list

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how this makes sense. All of the women that were let go admitted on Twitter they asked for more money because they deserved it & would have gotten it if Jen took a pay cut but she wouldn't so they were fired and they hired the "new blood" for cheaper instead. So was this girl brought in before or after Karen demanded more money? It sounds like to me Karen is bitter for being let go due to her demands and now she's pushing this new blood against her story that's beyond ridiculous. Y would they let Karen go for this new girl? Makes no sense. Something else had to happen FIRST! I think the new girl came after Karens demanding stunt & she got fired & now she's pissed!

Anonymous said...

I think karen is handling buisness in az and this is a start to next season where karen will be bck to confront alicia on the the bs

Anonymous said...

I know people who lost family members to sammy the bull. I agree with Alicia, Karen walks around bragging about it and never once acknowledges that her father is indeed a serial killer. So many lives were destroyed, not just those who were murdered. Karen was too cocky. Good riddance! I am glad the "powers that be" finally figured that out

Anonymous said...

I am disappointed the Karen isn’t part of season 4. I am sure everyone has their reasons for liking her or disliking her. All of Mr. Gravano’s victims were actively part of the lifestyle. Sorry for the families lost but it is what their loved ones signed up for. The Garofalos are family to the Gravanos. Alicia didn’t even know her father-in-law. She and her husband have their own victims. The glass house rule should definitely apply in this situation.

Brandy Subia said...

Alicia is stupid. Mobsters can murder, rob, and take advantage on people, and profit from that life. Then you may go to jail, you may get killed. Dont like that? Dont join the mob, yhe easy way, get a dam job like the rest of us honest schmucks. Or dont get mad when street justice kicks in. Animals kill the animals

Anonymous said...

I liked the old cast better! I used to hang onto my seat because the drama was real. And I loved the hair and outfits. Now it's just ho hum. I feel no anxiety if I miss an episode. What a waste.....I liked Love too. All the producers had to do was lay down some rules. Even Karla was great there because she kept the drama rolling. That's why I watched. This season seems fake, babyish, and scripted....

Anonymous said...

I miss ramona and karen... Please let season five bring them back! Keep natalie and like to see her and ramona be great friends!