Carla and Renee go visit Ang now that she is home from the hospital, to keep her spirits up. Carla brings a tray of fish to warm up. Thank God it wasn't her escarole and beans dish. Ang has her hair and makeup done. Karen arrives. Ang is in pain, but wants to cook for them. She tells them the doctors took more of the lung because it was deeper than they thought. She credits Neil for being there for her, sleeping the chair every night. She says it's so painful. They hope she doesn't need chemo. Karen tells them her father was denied early release. She has been stressed out going through this process all year. Karen feels the judge is just denying him because he is Sammy "The Bull" and nothing comes easy for him. They all enjoy Carla's meal. I hope she brought her Prosecco wine to go with it!
Giselle is turning 8 and all she wants is another puppy. Drita tells Lee she bought her a one and a half pound puppy. Aleeya and Giselle get home from school. Drita hides the puppy in all Giselle's stuff animals on the sofa. At first she can't even see it. She screams when she finally sees the puppy move. Drita is giving her full responsibility for taking care of the dog.
Brittany is at the park meeting up with Karen. Karen tells her about her visit with her father and how he was denied his early release. Brittany feels Karen has had it worse than she has, living in her father's shadow. The subject of Drita comes up. Again Karen explains how Drita should have come to her if she had an issue, not gone to Brittany. They made a pack at the warehouse not to talk about each other any more. But, of course, Drita is not true to her word and goes to Brittany to talk about her. Karen wishes Brittany would have shut her down and told her to talk to Karen about it. Brittany says she didn't realize they had a 25 year history. Brittany doesn't want to be part of any conflict between Karen and Drita. And Karen says the same way Drita should have gone to her, she thinks Brittany should sit down and talk to Renee and Carla about her issues. Brittany doesn't want to be instigated. Karen says their fathers are friends and she should sit down with the ladies and make this better. Brittany doesn't have a good attitude even though she says she will talk to them. Just what we needed on the show, a Drita wanna be.
Karen is motivated to do something with her father's artwork. She has taken all of it to the curator of a museum to look at. She really wants to show the world there's a different side to her father. The curator is very impressed with is work and the detail. Karen wants to do an exhibit and the curator is willing to show his work. She wants to select the pieces with Karen for a VIP opening. Karen is excited.
Ang is at the doctor for a check up. The doctor says she will be in pain for a while. He goes over her pathology report. He says she had lung cancer, but no lymph nodes were involved so she doesn't need chemo or radiation at this point. She will have to get regular scans to monitor her health. Ang is so happy she wants to go celebrate being cancer free. I am still in shock over Ang's passing. Every medical report that we heard was positive and yet her disease progressed so fast. It's surreal to watch her on the show knowing she is gone.
Drita meets up with Brittany where she supposedly works, a pastry store. They talk about how great the fashion show went. Brittany fills her in about her meeting with Karen. Drita calls Karen a liar. Drita says Karen was cute when she was younger and got a lot of attention for being daughter the underboss. Drita says she will not talk to her about Karen. Brittany says she is going to talk to Carla and Renee. Drita says Carla is the most immature f*cking person. Well, as long as she doesn't talk about the ladies behind their backs, right? Brittany doesn't want Carla's face in her face giggling. Brittany says they have a stick up their asses because she is friends with Drita. I guess Brittany will never get that the others are trying to warn her to watch her back. They've all been burned in the past. Drita is not friend material. But, she will probably have to learn that lesson the hard way.
Renee goes for another ballroom dance lesson. She enjoys dancing, likes her partner and gets a few laughs out of it.
The day of Sammy's exhibit arrives. It's a full house. Carla and Ang show up. Karina is there. Ang is very impressed with the sketches. Marissa arrives. Ang tells them she is so excited, she is cancer free. No chemo! Carla is so happy to hear Ang's news. They all have a drink. Storm goes over and kisses Karen. He always has her back. He supports her dreams and vision and he supports her supporting her father. Karen says she didn't invited Brittany so the exhibit would be drama free. After meeting her the other day she still has issues with Carla, Renee and Marissa. Ang still thinks this should be resolved with a little sit-down. Carla really doesn't understand how Brittany thinks she is an instigator. Karen wants Brittany to tell them to her face what her problem is. Time to break bread or break heads?
The women, Karen, Renee, and Carla meet at DeStefano's Steakhouse in Brooklyn, to have a chat with Brittany. What a waste of a good meal. You know this isn't going to end good. Carla is wearing a "bullet" on her necklace and Renee jokingly asks if she is "looking to shoot somebody tonight? Shoot to kill honey." They are waiting for Brittany, who struts in a minute later. Renee wants to resolve their issues out of respect for Karen and Carla really wants to hear what she has to say before she takes a bite of steak. Karen is happy and pleasant, and tells Brittany she was telling the women about the fashion show and what Brittany did a great job. Renee adds her dig, "Sorry we missed it," knowing she wasn't invited on purpose. Brittany says it wasn't personal, she just wanted the experience to be positive. Renee says she was a little insulted.
Renee is annoyed because Karen asked her to accept Brittany and not cause problems, and she went against what she believed in because Karen is her friend. She welcomed her into her home and would have never caused a problem at her event. Brittany responds saying she just didn't want to hear anything about Marissa, her temper, and she feels every time they are together it's been brought up. Brittany implies that she fought with Marissa because of things that Renee and Carla said to her. Renee gets angry. There is no way Brittany is going to blame her or Carla for her wanting to fight Marissa. Brittany starts to mention the things Marissa called her and how Renee and Carla kept bringing it up, like the "flip-flopper" comment. Big Ang walks into the restaurant!
Karen starts to say maybe this whole thing was a misunderstanding, but Brittany cuts her off saying maybe they just can't handle that she likes Drita. Everyone says it's not about Drita at all. Renee says she doesn't care if Drita drops dead tomorrow. They don't like each other. Karen has a long history of bad blood with her. Renee says before making friends with someone and defending them you should get to know them first. No one cares if she is friends with Drita, that's not the point of this conversation. However, no matter what anyone says, Brittany is stuck on their issue being her friendship with Drita. They insist they don't care if she is friends with Drita. Carla mentions the word teacher. Brittany starts screaming who is my teacher? She turns to Carla and says maybe Drita was your teacher for three years. Carla gets irritated, she doesn't know anything about her friendship with Drita.
Drita and Brittany meet in the park. Brittany is fed up and she is about to unload it all on Drita. Karen never told her not to like Drita. Drita says they always talk behind her back. Brittany tells her all the things Karen said about Lee in the boutique that ended with "tell her, tell her, tell her." Drita goes ballistic. Drita promises to give Karen the beating of a lifetime. She is going to break Karen's jaw. Karen Gravano is dead, dead, dead. How many times have we heard that threat?
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