Drita meets Ang at a fancy restaurant. Drita considers Ang a real friend, the only one who has had her back. I guess Drita forgot all the times Carla had her back? Drita says she is going to put Ang in the book about her life. Ang is a legend in Staten Island. And, of course, she can't leave out all those fights at Ang's Nocturnal Bar. Ang tells her she can't have a bar any more, her bar days are over. No bar, no money. Ang says Neil has to start contributing. Ang tells Drita she is throwing herself a birthday party with all the girls. Even though she is short on money, no expense will be spared. Neil will probably have to work 5 years just to pay for that party. Ang tells her how Carla was freaking out when she found out Drita told Ang about her ex-boyfriend. Ang knows she did it out of concern. Drita is getting hot under the collar and talks about violence again. Ang thinks they can talk at her party and straighten it out. We all know how those party "talks" always end up . . . hair pulling and no cake!
Renee's house. Renee is trying to keep herself in a happy and healthy space. She is gardening and doesn't know what's up with Drita. Karen shows up and says she had a rough weekend. She has problems with Storm. She says while she was out with the girls the phone kept ringing and she didn't see it. It was Storm asking her where she is. Meanwhile, he hangs out all night working at the club and that's okay. He went to Karen's house to wait for her and he had been drinking and acting crazy. He grabbed her phone. Now her phone is broken. He was disrespecting her. Karen feels things are out of control, no coming back from it, it's just over. This isn't the first time there have been problems. The same problems. Maybe couple's therapy is in order here, but I doubt Storm would go for that.
Ang's house. Ang says her bills are piling up. Neil got a second job with her brother in construction, but he still doesn't bring home any money. There is no money coming in, she can't pay the bills by herself. He works every day, but Ang says she has yet to see a pay check. She says he doesn't pay for anything. Neil says she chose to buy expensive things and an expensive house. He says he wants to be with her, but she doesn't want to be with him. Neil leaves for work. "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out." Ang should have known that Neil could never support her in the lifestyle the wise guys got her accustomed to on the salary of a sanitation worker. This relationship was doomed form the get go. Neil seems like a nice enough guy if only he could win the lottery.
Manhattan. Drita is sick of people bringing up things from the past. Sure she does, because when you set people up and sell them out you don't want that coming back to bite you in the ass. On the other hand, when she is meeting with an agent about getting her story published, Drita doesn't mind revisiting the past. She pitches her story to an agent. She tells the agent she lived in the projects, she was a soccer player, she chose a bad path at 17 or 18 and got involved with a street guy. She got caught up in shoot outs, got shot at. She says she came from nothing and never even went to a restaurant. Then she dates someone who lavishes her with expensive gifts and a lifestyle that looked good to her. The agent wants to know if she is going to talk about all this in her book. Drita says she has to. The Agent says Drita has to submit a proposal with some of the stories of her life so she can get a feel for it. The agent says it sounds like an interesting, unique story. The agent better have a ghost writer handy to tackle this book. I want to know if Drita plans to write about Karen in her book after giving her hell for mentioning Lee?
Brooklyn. Carla, Renee, Kim and Etty meet for a meal and wine. Renee wants to fill them in about what's going on, but Carla speaks up. Carla tells them about the Mermaid Parade and all of a sudden there is Love and she told her what Drita did. Then she found out that Drita betrayed her by telling Ang her business about her ex-boyfriend. Carla feels sad and betrayed. Renee says Drita has a different definition of friendship. Renee thinks it's funny Drita blames her for all the problems when she is starting fights with everyone. Renee mentions Ang's party and they will all be there at the same time. Carla just wants to know what her problem is. I think her problem is guilt for the way she treated Carla after Carla defended her and had her back for three seasons. Only a million viewers were witnesses to that. And then we jump to "we aren't friends like that" and the "mothball" comment. Drita is the only one who can connect those dots.
Ang's Party in her sister's yard. "The cancer free, 55th birthday party." She says no way Neil is coming to her party after the argument they had. Renee says she isn't in the mood to see Drita. Carla loves Ang's parties. Karen says they all have issues, but no one has issues with Ang and they are there to support her. Brittany is excited to spend time with all the girls. Drita arrives and isn't happy seeing all the girls there. But, she goes over and kisses Renee and Karen. They seemed shocked. I did a double take. Carla says if Drita wants to speak to her she will have to go over to her. Drita loves the yard. Marissa goes over to the girls, but isn't happy to see Brittany there. Drita and Marissa meet when Marissa wishes Ang a Happy Birthday. Drita says Ang told her Marissa said she snubbed her. Marissa reminds her about the details of the incident. Drita says Marissa's boyfriend, Jamie aka O.Z. was like a brother to her so she would never snub his girlfriend. Drita explains that she thought Marissa was with someone she didn't care for or respect at the time. Marissa isn't sure what to think for now. Drita tells Ang she is a friendly mother f*cker. (Until she isn't.) Got to hand it to Marissa for telling Drita exactly how it is.
Carla is pissed Drita won't go over and talk to her. Don't hold your breath Carla. Ang says the group is divided and they are making no attempt to make up. Ang tells Drita she should talk to Carla. Marissa notices Brittany is hanging out with Drita after all she had to say in the Hamptons about her. Carla is sick of Drita staring at her from across the room. Suddenly, a jerk at the party (who coincidently looks like the stalker that waddled away from Drita's store) says Karen's father is a rat. Karen overhears him and calls him out on it. The guy was shaking in his shoes. Karen wants him to say it to her face not behind her back. He won't repeat it. He looks all around trying to find a way to escape. Karen tells him she doesn't want him to disrespect her father. Of course they have the guy remove from the party before things get out of hand. He was dressed like he was going to a ballgame and didn't even look like he even belonged there. Drita decides she doesn't want to talk to Carla at this point because there is too much drama. I guess that's as good of an excuse as any. Even if they did talk, Drita would have to scream at the top of her lungs to drown Carla out because Carla is in the right and Drita has no good explanation for the way she has been treating her.
Storm and Karen meet at the park. Karen has reached her stress limit. She is giving him back his stuff, it's in her trunk. They are not seeing eye to eye. Karen gets emotional. He doesn't get it that she needs to express her feelings, they need to communicate. Karen knows they love each other, and they are on the same team, but they have to work on communication and their unresolved issues.
Cabo restaurant. Ang is meeting up with Carla and Marissa to see if they remember what happened at the party because she was so drunk she can't remember anything. Carla asks about Neil. Ang says they aren't getting along. Marissa tells them Drita admitted she snubbed her and apologized. Carla was surprised to hear that. Marissa wants to know how Brittany, who was team KG in the Hamptons, is hanging with Drita when she had plenty to say about her in the Hamptons. Marissa says Drita preys on the weak. Marissa doesn't care for flip-floppers and weak people. Carla says Brittany asked her 100 times if she spoke to Drita. Carla says that's her business. Carla says if she and Drita have a problem they should talk it out. Ang says she is going to take matters in her own hands and straighten all these issues out.
Ang gets a warehouse from a friend for the sitdown. It's just like the wise guys used to do it. Ang says, "Tonight things are going to change for better or for worse." All the ladies are all going to meet and talk. Karen is going there to back up anything she has said or done. Carla wants them all be under the same roof, in front of each other, to put it all on the table. Renee says she avoided Drita at the party, but tonight the bullying ends. Ang wants to end all these problems and move on. Drita says going to this meeting is like going to a "hornet's nest." She is still calling them fake b*tches. With this attitude how can things not go wrong? Drita arrives last. She is ready for a fight. Next week everyone has their say! DO NOT miss next week's episode . . . called The Sitdown!