The first part of RHONJ Reunion trilogy aired on November 2, 2014. The ladies looked stunning . . .
. . . always a contrast to the blood bath that occurs.
Fans of Teresa Giudice were elated that Dina Manzo had rejoined the cast. As a true friend to Teresa, Dina would be present to shield Teresa from Andy’s machine gun fire questions and cast attacks usually reserved for Teresa. But a funny thing happened “on the way to the waterboarding” . . .
Teresa’s cousins, Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri, showed up at the Reunion. Why? What exactly was their contribution to Season 6 that warranted an invitation to the Reunion? It wasn’t long before the reason for their appearance became obscenely obvious.
Rosie and Kathy were invited to provoke Teresa and Dina. Fortunately, the Pierri sisters failed miserably because both Teresa and Dina responded in like.
As to Teresa:
Background: Season 4 Reunion. Kathy gratuitously accused Teresa of bad mouthing her mother in law AND then called Teresa’s mother “a fucking liar” and father “a coward.” Teresa responded that her father was far from a coward, in fact he was more of a father to the Pierri family than Papa Pierri.
Rosie snapped. Security had to restrain Rosie backstage to prevent her from storming the stage as she raged at Teresa, “I’ll cut your fucking tongue out . . . I’ll kill you.”
When Teresa asked what was that, Kathy smugly replied, “You know exactly what that is.” Kathy and Rosie justified their actions by shouting that “PARENTS ARE OFF LIMITS.” By “PARENTS” Kathy and Rosie meant THEIR parents are off limits, not Teresa or Joe’s parents.
The exchange was repulsive. It was bad enough that it occurred, but it was far worse that Bravo felt the need to air the threats AND Andy was giddy in replaying the threats over and over as he fawned over Rosie. “Everybody loves Rosie” exclaimed Andy. Only Bravo would applaud terroristic threats.
Season 6 Reunion: Bravo invited Kathy and Rosie to appear at the Reunion even though both were marginal characters throughout the season.
Andy knew the family history; he knew Kathy’s uncanny ability to push Teresa’s buttons; he knew Teresa’s delicate emotional state; and he knew Rosie’s violent explosive reaction to the mere mention of her parents. So what did Andy do?
Andy replayed the clip where Mama Pierri (Teresa’s aunt) commented on Teresa and Joe’s legal issues by saying “you make mistakes, they catch up to you.” Andy then asked Teresa to respond to her aunt’s repulsive reaction to her legal issues.
If Teresa had responded there is no doubt that Security would have been pulling the women apart. Teresa however, foiled Bravo’s plans for chaos at the reunion. Teresa stood up in the middle of Andy’s question and simply walked off stage:
Andy was left to ask Kathy about Mama Pierri’s comments facing an empty chair where Teresa had been. Teresa refused to return until the Pierri sisters were done. The whole reason for their appearance at the reunion was foiled by Teresa’s refusal to play into the drama. So instead of the explosive confrontation that Rosie awaited:
she was left to insult Teresa by tweeting during the airing of the Reunion:
[Rosie must have forgotten that at the Reunion she stated that “everyone should stay off social media, twitter, twatter.”]
As to Dina:
Rosie and Kathy brought Jacqueline Laurita’s daughter, Ashlee, to do their make up. What a coincidence that they switched to a new make up artist who lives on the West Coast and happens to be Dina’s niece, the niece who has repeatedly attacked Dina on social media. A niece that attacked Dina on social media less than 30 days before the Reunion was taped.
Dina remained unfazed by the Pierri sisters and their coincidental choice of make up artist. Clearly Dina got the last laugh – by the looks of Kathy and Rosie, it appears that Ashlee is still a make up artist in training.
As far as blanket declarations that parents are off limits, it doesn’t work that way. If parents film, they are fair game and the pubic has a right to comment. This is not the first time Mama Pierri was used to hurt Teresa and her parents. See Kathy Wakile’s Forty Year Grudge Perhaps Kathy, Rosie and Mama Pierri should take note that Teresa is “a parent” to four impressionable daughters when they are busy bashing her without provocation.