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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' recap: Just desserts (dinner party)

It’s episode three it is clear that the Christmas magic is gone.

This episode featured name-calling, fancy dessert parties and, yes, drama. 

Teresa: Teresa has a photo shoot for her new dessert line. During the photo shoot, every parent in the United States who was watching had the same thought: "Thank goodness Milania is not my daughter."

Milania grabs the camera and starts taking pictures, calls the cameraman a butthole and tells him to shut up. I personally find Milania entertaining but then again she’s not my kid. Teresa then has a dessert debut party for all her close friends to taste her new products. Amber tells Teresa how impressed she was of her strength with everything that is going on. Amber proceeds to cry, which makes Teresa cry; more on this later.

Teresa and Joe go to dinner with Nicole, Bobby, Teresa and Rino. The dinner goes well and Rino says that even though they had all just met, that they support Teresa and Joe. Awww!

Later in the episode, Teresa goes over to Dina’s house to have a psychic read her future. He says Teresa is going to move and everything will work out for her. However, he says that Joe isn’t going to be in the clear.

Teresa quote of the night: “You’re always going to have the haters and let the haters hate, but I just love, love love.”

Dina: My best friend Lindsay casually met Dina Sunday afternoon in New York City. It was difficult to pay attention to what Dina was doing because I couldn’t help thinking that I didn’t meet Dina. #bittergirlproblems.

Dina is still trying to find balance with all the changes in her life. The medium says Dina will be living in another place and that Lexi will be all right.  We find out that Lexi didn’t get into NYU. Dina finds Amber to be a drama queen when she cries at Teresa’s party. Dina doesn’t like when there is a new girl to the group and acts all emotional. I feel you Dina, I feel you.

Dina quote of the night: “Teresa is at the top of my prayer pile.”

Melissa: The Gorgas have a new family business! At first Melissa thought that Joe had invested in the garbage business, but it is actually a fancy paper shredder in a truck. This new business will delay Joe building their unnecessary mansion.

Melissa drives with Amber on the way to Teresa’s dessert debut party. While in the car, Amber tells her, even though in her side interview Amber said she doesn’t want to be the gossiper, that Nicole broke up a marriage. While watching this, I thought she said Nicole broke up her own marriage, which led to her divorce. It reminded me of the Season 2 reunion when it was unclear if Teresa said “don’t bring up my family” or “don’t break up my family.” I guess history repeats itself.

She and Amber go out to dinner and Amber continues put the blame on Melissa for them losing touch with her. Melissa is starting to become annoyed with this, as am I, because Amber didn’t reach out to Melissa either.

Later, Melissa tells the twins what Amber said about Nicole while shopping at Zabayon, which I hopes becomes the new Posche.

Melissa quote of the night: “I’m not going to lie, I’m a big fan of being blindfolded and having things stuck in my mouth.”

Amber: In my previous posts I said that Amber will probably get on my nerves, and this episode she did. Amber definitely stirred the pot by spreading rumors, pointing the finger and acting like a drama queen.

As stated above, Amber made Teresa cry at her dessert debut. It starts by Amber apologizing to Teresa if anyone offended her at her harvest party. She then goes on to say how impressed she is of her strength and the crying domino effect happens. Amber proceeds to make it about her and say how she understands what Teresa is going through because she almost lost her life.

I don’t really know if you can compare having cancer to being indicted on mortgage fraud. There is a time and a place Amber, and this wasn’t it.

Amber’s husband Jim brings the drama too. First of all, he preps his family to star in his new commercial for his business. While Jim and Bobby are watching the kids while Amber is out to dinner with Melissa, they feed the kid McDonald’s and Bobby tells Jim about how well the dinner with Teresa and Joe went and how they planned a guy’s night.

Jim says he can’t attend the guy’s night because he is the CEO of a mortgage company and doesn’t find it appropriate to hang out with Joe who is indicted. Jim says that he is the "predator and Joe is the prey.” That was vicious.

So eventually the news gets out to Melissa as to why Jim didn’t want to go to the guy’s night and she is offended because Amber wants to be friends with her but then her husband is being rude. SO.MUCH.DRAMA.

Rino and Teresa might be the chefs, but Amber is definitely stirring the pot.

Amber’s quote of the night: “I get the women’s lib thing and we should be independent, but I like being the wife.”

Teresa and Nicole: Besides going out to dinner with Teresa, the only significant thing that happened with the twins was when Melissa tells them of Amber’s accusations. Melissa decided to tell Nicole because she knows what it’s like for someone to spread false rumors about you.

When the twins found out, they are pissed! They immediately leave the store; one of the twins had a pair of pants she was trying on and promised she would pay for them later. They decide to drive to Amber’s house to confront her.

However, the best part of this and the entire episode was when they have to put gas in the car. They pull up to the station and are in a hurry because they want to go confront Amber. The only problem is that the gas attendant is walking the pace of a turtle to the car. #Jerseyproblems. The twins holler at him to walk faster. Hilarious.

When they arrive at Amber’s house they see that the family is still up and decide to talk to her at another time when her kids aren’t there.

Next week we’ll get to see the confrontation happen at Bobby’s first responder’s party and the preview showed hair being pulled. Yes, housewives, yes.

Nicole’s quote of the night: “I don’t know where she [Amber] is getting it from.  She’s pulling it out of her fat ass,” in regards to the homewrecking allegations.

Teresa’s quote of the night: “I’m very protective of my twin, I was in utero with her for nine months.” 

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