The family bonding retreat on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" actually worked -- well, sort of. But not before things got really ugly when Joe Gorga confronted his sister, Teresa, in an epic screaming match. He accused her of starting rumors about his infidelity.
Teresa insisted she had nothing to do with the rumors, but Joe was certain she was responsible and he told her over and over again that he just wanted to see the rumors stop. He even smashed a wine glass into a wall to emphasize how serious he was.
“Joe, the glass almost went in my eye," Teresa said, but Joe barely seemed to notice.
Joe's wife, Melissa, took him out of the room to calm down, and the fit seemed to have made an impact. Teresa agreed to clear up the rumors with her brother and confront the women who were really responsible for it all. But was that enough?
The Stir's Julie Ryan Evans suspected Teresa may need to take more responsibility herself. "I don't know if Teresa is involved in the rumors or not," she admitted. "I don't get the feeling that she's maliciously trying to plant the rumors (or at least isn't anymore), but I do think she may know more, or has been around more when they're being ignited, than she's letting on.”
And HuffPost's Syndey Levin pointed out that viewers learned another valuable Jersey "Housewives" lesson from that wine-glass-shattering scene. She wrote, "Even Melissa admits she finally feels content, and she breaks into a genuine smile (or at least as close to a smile as you can get with a brain full of Botox) ... So what have we learned tonight, dear reader? In times of crisis, eschew therapy and team building and just have a totally childish, screaming freak out. It works like a charm, and a red-with-rage face really highlights a deep tan!”
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey' stick to their own unique brand of therapy every Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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