In lieu of Bravo’s version of water boarding, commonly known as Season 5 of RHONJ, Bravo should have aired a one hour special where Teresa Giudice is tied to a stake in the middle of the Roman Colosseum; Melissa, Kathy, Caroline & Jacqueline can throw stones, boulders, arrows, xanax bottles or whatever they choose to the cheers of their husbands.
Such a special would have been more humane to Teresa and her supporters rather than the carnage that is presented each week on Bravo as edited and fabricated by Siren Media.
The show is not entertaining. It’s torture – slow, progressive, systematic inhuman torture. Furthermore, it is infuriating to know that viewers are manipulated by shoddy editing, with no regard for the real life chronological sequence of events. Truth means nothing. Time means nothing. At the end of the day, all that matters is that Teresa must be blamed for “victimizing” Melissa. Has anyone seen Groundhog Day?
The September 8th episode ended with the cast having an after dinner drink at the Miraval lounge on their last night in Arizona. Everyone was enjoying their final hours at Miraval when Caroline interrupted the joking to proclaim that it was imperative that they reveal any additional issues that remained unsettled. Why would Caroline feel the need to open old wounds after days of endless therapy sessions with paid unbiased professionals?
Let’s put a few things in prospective in order to understand Caroline’s self serving motives in cranking up Joe Gorga and shifting the focus back to Teresa.
The following is a time line of relevant events in Season 5:
- December 3, 2013 – Posche Holiday Party
- January 18, 2013- Kim D Jewelry Launch
- January 31, 2013- Drinks at Bellisimo
- February 18, 2013- Milania Launch
- February 28, 2013 – Gorgas & Penny Drossos dinner at Chakra
- March 2013- J Gorga & R Wakile go to Penny’s husband’s business “off the record”
- March 16, 2013- Miraval in Arizona for entire cast
- March 29, 2013- Wakiles telephone Karagiorgis “off the record”
- March 3o, 2013- Posche II Grand Opening at Moxie Salon in Ridgewood
Shortly after the Milania Launch, the Gorgas and Wakiles made several overtures to Penny Drossos’ husband Johnny Karagiorgis (@JohnnyTheGrk), to implicate Teresa for the cheating rumors. The Gorgas and Wakiles attempted to poison Penny against Teresa while promising Penny future filming endeavors with Melissa and Kathy. The Wakiles were on the phone with Karagiorgis for over an hour the night before Posche II Grand Opening despite Kathy Wakile’s proclamation that “family must stick together against outsiders.”
On March 14, 2013, a little bird told Caroline that one of the producers sought to reveal a rumor regarding Albert Sr. Caroline sought the identity of the producer. When no one would reveal who it was, Caroline pointed her finger at Penny. So the anger and hostility that Caroline & Albert displayed at Miraval in stirring the others was not to “help heal the Gorgas/Giudices” but rather to vilify Penny (as she did Danielle in Seasons 1 and 2).
Caroline Manzo tells Joe Gorga ” Joe, hug your sister because she is standing up for you. You go deal with that bitch.”
Albert Manzo chimes in “You’re not wrong. If the two of you confront those pieces of garbage, when it’s over, you will be united.”
Not once does Caroline mention her true motivation. She simply cranks up Joe Gorga, the man she knows to be violent and easily provoked to do her dirty work against her perceived threat.
In order to further the recurring “Teresa’s Fault” theme, Production is permitted to edit and/or fabricate footage to tell it’s tale. Season 5’s tale is more disjointed than usual since it appears Production can’t make up it’s mind whether it wants to pretend that Teresa is the puppet master for Jan, Kim D or Penny. Furthermore, Production can’t seem to decide whether it wants to portray Teresa as “slow” or a master manipulator. The truth is clear: these women are not Teresa’s puppets. They have repeatedly declared that Teresa did not encourage, participate or promote the rumor that Melissa was cheating.
Perhaps Siren Media and/or Bravo can finally focus on answering the burning question: Did Melissa cheat? thus making her marriage advice book the biggest joke since the launch of her lip syncing non existent music career.