What’s a blogger to do when the show they blog is filming and no one is leaking information? Well, you have to be creative, you have to look for clues, and you have to put the pieces together and try to make sense out of what you know and find on Twitter. That’s what I’m doing, and here is a mixture of fact and speculation for season five, due to premiere in December.
Who’s in the cast next season? Old Blood + New Blood = Bad Blood. We know that Natalie is officially returning, even though I couldn’t figure out why. She is Alicia’s sidekick and Alicia resigned from the show. Natalie has no storyline or “mob ties” in the true sense of the word. She works at her grandfather’s funeral home. She does hair and makeup for clients who can’t complain. Enough said. As for Alicia, I think she is returning to the show, although no one has said so. I come to this conclusion because the long awaiting sentencing and restitution part of her criminal case is over. She doesn’t have to worry about her “image” as a mother. And the girl has to earning a living. You might think I would be disgusted with her return, but I’m not. More on why I’m not will follow below.
We definitely know that Drita and Big Ang are returning. That is official. The two “peacemakers,” who manage to stir up trouble while “trying” to calm their friends down, are back to play “Switzerland.” They are never really neutral or show loyalty to “Old Blood.” We saw this play out last season when they sided with Alicia and Natalie (who they both couldn’t stand) against Renee. Renee, who suffered a relapse in her addiction, couldn’t get an ounce of sympathy or compassion from either of her so called “friends.” And you may remember how Drita attacked Renee on the Reunion Show, blindsiding her with things that happened back in season one. It was ugly and left Renee stunned, hurt, and speechless. Renee is not about to forget that.
Bring back Karen Gravano! Nothing is official about Karen coming back in season five, but I listed plenty of “evidence” that she is spending a lot of time in New York the past three months. I speculate that Karen will come back and save Mob Wives! Karen has a big beef with Alicia. In the first episode of season four, Alicia opened a can of worms by attacking Karen and her father over the murder of her father in law (a man she never knew). Karen wasn’t able to tell her story, so we wrote a blog trying to cover a little of it for readers, Now, Karen can come back and handle her issues with Alicia face to face. Great storyline, great ratings! And that’s why I will not be upset to see Alicia back in the cast. This season Alicia will earn her money, Karen will see to that.