I finally got around to watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion Part 2. And I have to admit that it was definitely a let down compared to the greatness that was last week. But, the best lines of the night belonged to Teresa Giudice (“One at a time!” – imitating Danielle) and Jacqueline Laurita (“Shut the fuck up, you whore!”). Those women are undeniably fierce. I didn’t know the pushover had it in her.
This was, as Bravo announced, Danielle Staub’s last appearance for the franchise. She claims to have a spinoff in the works, but unless Bravo is interested we won’t be seeing her for a long time coming. Bravo has an exclusive contract with her that does not allow her to appear on another network for two more years. Tough luck, Beverly Danielle.
In my honest opinion, I’m not sure how the series is going to continue with or without Staub. She was right when she said we’d love to hate her. She is the craziest lunatic I have ever seen on television, but Kim G. definitely comes close. The series rests on the drama between Danielle and the other women – what lies beyond that is unknown. And yet at the same time, I can’t stand the bitch. She is the definition of psycho. But, personally, I have no interest watching more footage of Jacqueline’s overly annoying daughter Ashley or the Giudice women all dressed in bows. Who knows what will unfold, but I hope Bravo knows what they are doing. I think they could have dragged out the drama for at least one more season. Although, from what I’ve heard, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline refused to sign on for another season if Danielle was involved. In that case, I’d say they made the right decision.