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Real Housewives of NJ Season 2- ep. 6 Spoilers and Recap

Teresa is pretty sure Gia is going to be a star. She takes her in for some acting coaching and while in the waiting room we are treated to some fun. I don’t think Teresa understands what a stage mother is and honestly, I don’t think SHE is one. Stage moms are usually very driven and put their own needs/wants/intentions first. I don’t see Teresa like that. She sees her child as one of the most beautiful and talented beings to ever grace the planet and she is proud to show her off. I can’t even fault her for that. It’s really sweet.

While waiting with the other parents she makes conversation….or she tries to. She casually says that Gia is trying out for a Christian Slater movie and asks if anyone else is going for that. The woman next to her takes an appropriate stage mom stance; eyes buldge, nostrils flare, leans slightly toward Teresa before she says “Yeah, we are.” with the slightlest bit of a threat laced in there…somewhere. Teresa senses the danger but she is confused by it. Usually when a woman acts like this it is because they are protecting their man. Teresa is out of her comfort zone so she dismisses it and begins to talk to the room in general and to no one really. She tells everyone that Gia doesn’t need prepping and she memorized her lines quickly. It was really bragging because Teresa just thought this was information that other parents of aspiring stars might relate to. She goes on to share her child’s interests and mesmerizes the room with amazing details. She then says she is not a stage mom, which I happen to agree with. I don’t think she is. I really believe that if Gia said ‘I don’t want to do this fashion show’ then she wouldn’t do it. Teresa worst mothering trait is to allow her children to dictate far too much.

We see a bit of Gia’s lesson. She is a cute kid and in the right role I think she would be great.

Chris was given a promotion at the Brownstone. Anyone can see that this family has worked hard to make this business a success. They might have a lot of money but they earned it. I like that the family works together and shares in the fruit of their labor. The kids are being trained to work and will likely have a role in the business someday. What’s not to like about that?

Danielle’s scene last week not only served to show her as a complete ASS and that NO ONE is out to get her. Nothing happened to her at the Brownstone! NOTHING.

Jacqueline went to the Salon and of course Kim G (nice lady) appeared at the same time. I am sure Bravo had nothing to do with the timing. It was just a coincidence. Right? Kim wants to talk about Danielle and says she is SO DRAINED- then the baby interrupted. Jacqueline doesn’t want to talk about it but Kim G insisted. Finally J opens up and says a few things that are all pretty accurate. Kim G is far too sane to hang in Danielle and not see how NUTS she is. For some reason she ends the conversation saying that she still wants to give her a chance. WHY? Is she in a Bravo contract? How much is dignity worth these days?

Kim G throws a birthday party for Danielle. They have professional make up artists getting them dolled up. Kim begins to criticize Danny for calling Chris a “faggot” and says that Danielle could have made a better choice for an escort. Danielle informs us that she is a GAY ADVOCATE. Stop right there. What the heck is a gay advocate? An advocate that happens to be gay? Is Danielle gay? No, I don’t think so….so??? Danielle then explains that it’s ok to call someone a FAGGOT if they are not really gay? **checking my name calling handbook** Nope, nothing in there about that loop hole. She then tells us in her personal interview that she was offended when he used the term but she was being “protected at that moment and was in the LIONS DEN.” Protected from WHAT? From not having a choice table to sit at during a charity event? Did Danny protect her from DONATING at the event because she sure didn’t do that. Did Danny protect her from making an ass out of herself? No, he didn’t.

Kim calmly says that Chris is her son’s best friend and she expresses her disapproval for Danny’s actions. Pause…then Danielle comes up with a whole new angle: Shame on his mother and father for not being out there, knowing that I was arriving and he has to deal with that on his own. Shame on them.”….Wow…Does she hear herself? They knew SHE was coming and should have done…what? They let their son do his job and they are wrong for that? THEY should have been there to greet her? Can you imagine her response if the Manzo’s HAD been there? She proceeds to rant about the Manzo’s and warns Kim to watch her “legancies”….Kim changes the subject and says they need to get to the party.

At the party Kim G’s mother-in-law hugs Danielle and then takes her outside to talk. Kim G and the MIL try to talk to her. This is the first time I am realizing that Kim G is wearing a fur vest. Wasn’t Danielle wearing that last week? Maybe they each have one or maybe Danielle is borrowing Kim’s clothes? Ok…sorry…back to important things. The ladies are tryign to talk some sense into Danielle who feels the timing was wrong and they should not have brought it up at HER birthday party…the one that THEY paid for. On another side note: who are these guests? Kim G wants Danielle to GET OVER IT. We all do. Danielle says she IS over it but she doesn’t want anyone that loves HER to defend THEM. Danielle says tearfully that the “they” will be happy to hear that at her birthday party they were bringing this up. Both nice ladies tell her that she shouldn’t care and that she cares too much about them. I DO NOT CARE ABOUT THEM, Danielle insists…just because she stalks them and talks about them endlessly does not mean that she cares about them. Not at all.

Inside we see a toast ..or something…being given by Danielle at her own party. Kim G is holding a GIANT glass of wine. Ahhh…..that explains all this. Kim G is drunk and doesn’t realize this is not a dream. Wait till she sobors up and finds out that she befriended a crazy woman while on a bender….

Dina is planning an event for Project Lady Bug and I admire her work for that. She has to talk about Danielle. AGAIN. This whole season has been a on track record for her. Is there nothing else on her mind?

The acting school/agent wants Gia to lose her Jersey accent. This confuses both mother and child. I wish Teresa would take her child and run. Leave her accent ALONE.

Danielle is ranting in her kitchen. ALONE. To her credit she is aware that she is talking to herself. Kim G comes to visit….why? It was in the script. Danielle says that Ashley has been setting up hate pages about her on Facebook and that it’s ‘highly terroristic”…most 50 yr old women would be upset if an 18 year set up a Facebook page against them. Right? She is says “it’s nothing short of the KKK” to her. REALLY? She says she feels threatened by Ashley’s behavior and actions and underlying messages….which we all know Danielle is capable of reading since she is so level headed. Kim G tells her to go to the police and deal with it. In truth I think Kim G just wanted her to talk to anyone other than HER…the police, the FBI, the guy at the deli counter, the greeter at Walmart….anyone other than her. I joined that Facebook page during the episode and read through it. Ashley did not set it up.

Jacquie and Teresa meet at a nice restaurant where T shares that Danielle and her daughter are getting into a Facebook war and text messages have been exchanged. Ashley is called to come join them. Danielle is spreading a rumor that Ashley threatened her life and she is calling the police to get a restraining order. Ashley explains what she said to her in the text and it is possible that a crazy woman could twist it to mean she was threatened. Texting “When you die you will go to Hell” could mean “I am going to kill you”….if you are insane you might read it that way.

Danielle takes Danny to a store to try on clothes. It appears she nor he are BUYING anything and I feel bad that the store has to waste their time dressing up a felon. Danielle has that fur vest on again. Dina calls her for a meeting. Danny and Danielle put their brilliant minds together and decide that this must be a meeting to apologize for ‘what happened the other night’…yeah, that makes sense. She wants Danny to be ‘available” to make her feel more at ease….because Dina might do….WHAT? She is paranoid and crazy beyond description.

Ashley posted on Facebook that Danielle put a warrant out for her arrest. Her mother and her boyfriend both tell her that it was a wrong and that baffles Ashley. I bet Ashley will be embarassed by all this in 10 years when she sees the tapes. Her boyfriend, who is older, assures her that she will go to jail if she does anything to Danielle. According to some reports online Ashley ended up pulling out some of Danielle’s extensions and the police were involved. I guess she decided not to listen. Kids these days.

Caroline has most of the family over for dinner. I love how she is with her family. They laugh, they have fun, they are nice to each other. Somethings can’t be faked and their interaction is one of them. Italian families rock.

Dina is going off to meet Danielle to tell her that she doesn’t want to see her again. I guess they are breaking up? No amount of Bravo writing will make this meeting valid. You don’t need to see someone that you never see to tell them that you don’t want to see them again. Read that again, I promise it makes sense.

Back at the family dinner Ashley brings up what happened with Danielle and the text messages. Caroline is listening intently. She is trying to find the way to address this but she is not sure how to proceed. She likes her motivations, to protect the family, but she doesn’t like the delivery.

They talk for a while about Danny calling Chris a faggot. Does everyone remember that Danny spent time in prision and he might have some…issues…with….never mind. The family is trying to decide if they are offended and I think they voted YES.

Meeting time with Dina and Danielle. Danny is waiting in the parking lot to “protect” Danielle. It’s amazing those two found each other. Neither one notices how whacked the other is. Perfect combo….and frightening at the same time. They should only be allowed to talk while supervised.

Chakra ‘s sign got a nice shot and plug. Wonder what kind of deal was worked out.

Dina starts to talk and she tells Danielle that she is done with her. In the ONLY moment of clarity we have ever seen Danielle tells us “You called me and ASKED me to come to tell me that you don’t want to be around me? Who does that?” Now I see what Bravo was doing. They picked up a book on how to interact with crazy people and created a scene that Danielle would finally GET. I am glad Dina played along. Danielle wants to bring the rest of the family into it. Dina does a good job at keeping the conversation on track for the most part….and then it starts to spiral down…..

and we are left with: TO BE CONTINUED

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June 8, 2010 - Posted by | Reality TV

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