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'Jersey Shore' recap, Snooki's baby shower

'Jersey Shore' recap, Snooki's baby shower

Not sure whether it was because last week’s holiday-hiatus or that this episode was really that good, but I think it is one of my favorites of the season.

It was a perfect melodrama filled with resentments, plotting, surprises, dance battles, confrontations and a blast from the past (who should have stayed there). I was entertained the whole way with little to no eye-rolling, which means Deena was a well-behaved meatball.

The main event of the episode was the surprise “Shore Shower” for Snooki. Throughout the episode, the housemates wrap gifts, send Snooki out on date nights, keep her out of the baby store and tell her they have other plans.

I felt bad for Jionni for a...