‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Reunion Part 2 Recap: Joe Giudice Takes the Hot Seat

Celebuzz / October 8, 2012

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Part 2 of the reunion show unveiled stunning allegations made against Joe and Teresa Giudice and their marriage.

Here are some of the jaw-dropping moments from the special.

Caroline Manzo counsels: Even with all the animosity Mama Manzo feels towards Teresa, Caroline attempted to show her the error of her ways. Caroline implored to Teresa, Kathy Wakile and Melissa to take a step back and see what reality TV feuding has done to their family. “When we die, the viewers won’t be at our funerals,” Caroline said, desperately trying to get through to her former friend.

Melissa’s move: Melissa admitted she and her family placed their home on the market, all due to the cantankerous relationship with Teresa. Mel tearfully told host Andy Cohen she didn’t want her children in the same school as her nieces, because she worried about them one day ganging up on her daughter. How sad.

Joe and the mystery Napa phone call: Throughout the season, viewers wondered who the heck “Juicy Joe” had been talking to on the phone in Napa. Was Joe stepping out on Tre? After snarking that he was talking to Albie, Joe claimed he had been chatting with male co-workers.

Jacqueline dropped a bombshell: While insisting her marriage to Joe was intact, Tre claimed Jacqueline Laurita had once told her Chris cheated on her! Jac, who had been deferring about the state of Tre’s union, blasted back that her ex-BFF told her that she’d once walked in on Joe shagging a co-worker! Jacqueline went to allege verbal and physical abuse going down in the Giudice family.

Kathy and Rosie team up against Teresa: Kathy and little sister Rosie Pierri decided they were fed up with their cousin’s claims about their father and Kathy being unsupportive of Rosie’s coming out as a lesbian. Rosie revealed Kathy was one of her biggest supporters, and only got upset because of an ex-girlfriend, who Kathy felt was taking advantage of Ro.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Teresa claimed Melissa wrote her song, “On Display,” all about her. Guess Tre also thinks Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” was made for her as well.

Thank you, TV gods.: Lauren Manzo calming Rosie down. Happy she was there to talk Ro down from her angry place when everyone behind the scenes seemed to scared.

Awk-ward: Joe’s time on the couch. Juicy looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there.

Hotness: Andy wrangling some sort of law and order to the reunion. Man still looked hot while keeping the chaos under control.

Fab-u-lous: Melissa singing on Teresa’s command to show she didn’t rely on auto tunes. Mel won that round.

Can. Not. Wait.: All of the hubands appear and for sneaky schemer Kim D. to tell her side of what happened at the fashion show.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 10

Did Melissa make the right choice in moving to keep her kids away from Teresa’s? Is Joe cheating? Tell us in the comments.

– Jillian Bowe