Gnatalie meets Drita at The Stone House. Big Ang arrives to join them. Ang says Natalie D’s Christmas party was a horror and f*ckin' torture. They start talking about Natalie D’s party. Ang says that party was annoying and Carla was there too, kissing and hugging. Drita says for four years Renee tried to turn her against Carla and now they are kissing cousins. Ang says all she knows about Natalie D is that she hates Gnatalie.They never talk about anything else. Ang tells them Natalie D had a problem with Drita not coming to the party. Drita is glad she didn’t go and have listen to more of the same Gnat bashing. Drita says she wanted to kill Gnat at one point because of her. Ang says Natalie D wants to talk with Drita. Drita isn’t too happy to hear that. I have to agree with Drita and Ang here. At this point I think everyone is sick and tired of the storyline of the two Natalies. Did it really have to take so many episodes to get to the truth, whatever that may be? It's just exhausting.
At Natalie D’s house, Renee and Karen are visiting. They are sitting outside talking (even though this was supposed to be during the holidays). Natalie D says she is annoyed Drita didn’t show up at her party. Karen says Drita has a hard time believing what people say. Natalie D thinks Drita is naïve and a flip flopper. Natalie D says Gnat hurt people she cares about and she feels she will turn on Drita. Renee understands Nat D’s frustration, but she doesn’t want any drama in her life. Good for Renee! Stay out of it, that's smart. Natalie D says she broke up with her boyfriend, Ronnie. They have been working on the relationship for four years. He still chases other females. She feels if he doesn’t change she has to move on without him. I say cut your losses, what is it going to take? Speak of the devil, Ronnie shows up and Nat D starts fighting with him to get out of her house. He is not allowed anywhere near her family or her mother’s house. The fight is getting Renee upset. Renee thinks there night be a real problem between Natalie D and Drita. We'll see.
Renee’s house, Karen arrives. Renee says she is a new person, has a new outlook, is moving in a forward direction, she feels calmer and more rational. She feels exhausted due to her relationships with the girls, her past relationships and her drug addiction. And she was upset by Natalie’s fight with her boyfriend. She feels it sent her backwards to a time when she was with Junior and that it could be a trigger. So she wants to be cleansed by a new baptism so she can start fresh. She wants her past washed away by the "Boss." Karen agrees with Renee that this is a good idea. Renee asks Karen to be her God-sister. Karen is thrilled and honored. The baptism will be at church. It will be a personal, quiet ceremony with 4 or 5 people coming. She will invite Big Ang and Drita. Renee wants to be closer to God than ever before.
Natalie D and her Mom go shopping and chat. Natalie D trusts her mom with her life. Natalie tells her she was fighting with Ronnie and they broke up. Her mom says he has a lot more bad than good in him. Natalie has broken up with Ronnie several times. She loves him, but her mom says he is not good for her. Her mom says she can’t give him any more chances. He has made Natalie cry on too many occasions. She says it would take a really long time for her mom to trust him. Her mom says you deserve to be happy and she doesn’t believe he can make her happy or that they are meant to be. I agree with Nat D's mom. Stop trying to make Ronnie into the man you want him to be, it ain't gonna happen.
Big Ang pops in on Karen. Drita follows. Karen plans to tell them about Renee’s baptism and how she wants to wash away all the negativity from her past. She hopes they will support her. Ang and Drita are all for it. Natalie D will not be invited. Karen tells Drita that Natalie D is pissed that she didn’t go to her party. Now Drita is even more pissed that Natalie D is telling everyone except Drita that she is upset with her over the party. Drita wants to hash this out with Nat D. This has to be resolved so there is no negativity for Renee.
Back in Philly Gnatalie drops in on a friend, Amy. Gnat needs some advice from her best friend. She starts by saying Natalie D is a real trouble maker a pot stirrer, calling her a cop caller. Drita and Ang keep coming to her every five seconds to ask about something Natalie D said about her. They keep sticking up for her, but they shouldn’t be put in the middle of this. Gnat is pissed that Natalie D is trying to ruin her friendships with Drita and Ang. Gnat doesn’t want to fight, she is done.
Karen is a the bar with her cousin, Rena. Karen wants to talk to her about the new law reduction in sentencing for nonviolent drug crime. Rena says she doesn’t think they are going to consider Sammy nonviolent because of his past crimes. Karen says that has nothing to do with his current incarceration. Karen feels bad because her father pleaded guilty to protect her and her brother. He got 20 years in prison for his kids. Karen says she will spend her last dollar to fight for her father. Rena says she has her mother and her daughter to consider before she fights too hard. Rena is trying to be realistic. I always enjoy scenes with Rena and think she would make a great permanent cast member. She is grounded and level headed and we could use more of that on the show.
Ang’s house. Drita is there and they are snacking by the fireplace. Drita says she called Natalie D because she can’t take it any more. She wants to see proof of what she is saying about Gnat or she should shut the f*ck up. Drita says she thinks Natalie D’s agenda is to bad mouth Gnatalie. Ang says Gnat doesn’t bother her. Ang says the only one causing trouble is Natalie D. Drita is going to meet with her one on one and worse case scenario Nat D is going to get beat up. Ang hopes that Nat D is the one who is weeded out of their little circle.
Karen comes home and Storm tells her the mail is there. She hates mails because it's always bills. Karen says she and Storm are both in a good place and have each other’s back. She finds a letter from her father. She reads it out loud and gets emotional. He tells her how much he loves her and what a wonderful daughter she is. The letter gets her choked up. He told her how much he respects her and Karen is even more determined to get him home. She feels his love and loyalty is what made her who she is today. He signs it "Sammy The Bull."
Church time. Renee and Karen arrive. Karen is proud of Renee. Renee is letting everything go today, the things that have been holding her back. It’s about letting God handle everything. Ang says hopefully this baptism can help her move forward and bring her peace in her life. Renee says walking around with all this hurt is bringing her down. She needs to let that all go. They are waiting for Drita to show up, she was invited. She doesn’t show. The ceremony continues without her. Renee gets baptized.
Apparently Drita skipped the baptism to cleanse herself of all the BS with Natalie D. They meet at a restaurant for a sitdown. Drita wants to talk about why she didn’t go to the party. Drita says it’s not that she is taking sides, but she is sick of hearing all this BS. Drita brings up the PO officer story and the toxic relationship Gnat told her about. Natalie D wants Drita to know the truth and takes out her phone to play a recording. Here goes. No tape is being played that we can hear, but Drita gets an earful. Drita is shocked and stunned. Here is the tape that was allegedly played for Drita. It was posted on facebook by Nat D several days ago. Natalie D says her friend's voice was disguised to protect his identity..
Next week is the season finale! What did you think of the tape Natalie D played for Drita? How many times has Drita switched sides between the Natalies?
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