The Real Housewives of New Jersey RECAP 8/18/13: Season 5 Episode 12

The Real Housewives of New Jersey RECAP 8/18/13: Season 5 Episode 12

Tonight on BRAVO our favorite Housewife show THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY returns with and all new episode called, “Hair-binger of Doom.”  On tonight’s show Suspicion is in the air when a scandalous article about Melissa’s marriage rocks New Jersey. To get caught up for tonight’s crazy episode if you missed last’s week, you can read our full and detailed recap, right here.

On last week’s show with the adults’ relationships on the mend, Joe made up for lost time with his goddaughter, Gia, but an unexpected comment left him speechless. Old grudges died hard when Teresa hosted a charity event and confronted Jacqueline about an unresolved comment threatening their fragile reconciliation. Meanwhile, Jacqueline made an impulsive decision that filled her husband Chris, sister-in-law, Caroline, and daughter Ashlee with worry, but at least she had Kathy on her side!

Suspicion is in the air when a scandalous article about Melissa’s marriage rocks New Jersey and Teresa’s hair product launch puts Melissa face to face with a gossip-mongering ex-friend. As Jacqueline celebrates her return from LA (and her new tummy), an encounter with Caroline leaves Kathy questioning her partnership with Rich.

Tonight’s episode is going to be filled with more crazy Housewife drama that you won’t want to miss, so be sure to tune in for our live coverage of the show tonight at 8 PM EST! While you wait for our recap hit the comments and let us know how excited you are about the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey! Also we have a sneak peek video of tonight’s season 5 episode 12 below!

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Last week we watched Jaqueline undergo a tummy tuck and god knows what else on The Real Housewive’s of New Jersey. We also know for sure that the surgeon hacked off her old tattoo because they showed it sitting on a table looking all sorts of gross. Tonight she returns home to her family and is thrilled to see that Nicolas missed her.

Teresa heads over to Melissa’s house for a play date with all of the kids. She shows Teresa her book cover and then they discuss the rumors of Melissa cheating on Joe. She still isn’t sure whether or not to trust Teresa and when she asks her flat out Tre hedges before saying that she knows that Melissa is loyal.

The whole crew meets up at a hookah lounge to celebrate Melissa’s birthday a bit early. I have to admit, seeing Joe Giudice stroll up in a knee length fur coat is hilarious given his 39- count indictment! Joe Gorga has talked to the guys and they decide they’ll do a couples trip to an Arizona spa. Remember a few seasons ago when Lauren Manzo had no life and was miserable? Well now that she is skinny and has a business she has precious little time for Vito, her boyfriend that put up with her when she was miserable. She admits she could care less if they ever get engaged!

Teresa is about to launch her Milania Haircare line and she decides to invite Melissa and Joe to the party. They agree to attend in order to get to the bottom of the rumors once and for all. They know that Kim D and Jan will both be there and they have both had a hand in selling stories to the press. Melissa meets with her real friends and braces for war at Teresa’s launch party.

Melissa lasts for about 5 minutes at Teresa’s party before there is a total meltdown. Melissa and Jan go head to head with Jan insisting that she has been her cover story and alibi but that those days are over. Joe looks on as Melissa rips her apart and chases her out of the party and then goes to town on a woman named Peggy that she has never even met. Apparently Peggy repeated Jan’s supposed lies to the press. All the while that Melissa grills Peggy Teresa keeps interrupting to clarify that she is not friends with Peggy.

As Joe Gorga puts it, Teresa is proclaiming her innocense so loudly that she looks guilty.  Tune in next week for more RHONJ..