01/27/2012 04:11 am ET Updated Mar 27, 2012

'Jersey Shore': Pauly Organizes A 'Jersey' Task Force To Get Vinny Back (VIDEO)

After a full episode without Vinny, Pauly D decided enough was enough this week on "Jersey Shore" (Thu., 10 p.m. EST on MTV). So he rallied up the troops -- AKA the "Jersey Shore" cast and camera crew -- to go to Vinny's house in Staten Island and convince him to come back to the "Jersey" house with them.

"We barge into Vinny's house like we were a SWAT team," Sammi said, and she wasn't wrong. The entire gang swarmed around Vinny, who seemed positively stunned to see them. While he left the show to work on his anxiety and depression and to get out of a funk he was in, he apparently spent some time working out and getting a new chest tattoo. The tat reads "Let Go-Let God."

"Am I 100%? I don't think so," Vinny admitted. "But I think I'm ready to just make the next step and continue working hard at recovering when I'm at the Shore."

And so he packed up his belongings and went back with the gang. "Jersey Shore" is complete once again. Did you miss Vinny while he was away? Do you think he's ready to be back?

Find out as "Jersey Shore" continues every Thursdays at 10 p.m. EST on MTV.

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