By Joanne Rosa
Yeah, DJ Pauly D is the prank war champion, yeah! Last week, Pauly called ex “Jersey Shore” roommate Angelina to come to the house. We left off with intoxicated Nicole, Jenni, and Deena walking into the house blindsided by Angelina’s presence.
Deena didn’t really care that Angelina was there, and why would she? If it wasn’t for Angelina leaving twice, Deena never would have been a part of the “Jersey Shore”. If anything, Deena’s thankful Angelina was around causing unnecessary scenes in early seasons. Nicole and Jenni are still holding a grudge from all of the drama she caused. Angelina had a problem with everyone in the Jersey Shore house at one point. Nicole and Jenni ran upstairs to avoid Angelina and beat up Ronnie out of frustration.
Angelina went upstairs to unpack her stuff in the smush room and confront the housemates. Jenni straight up asked why Angelina’s here, and she simply stated that she wanted to make amends. Nicole called Angelina out for going to the tabloids and talking about her, but she fiercely denied calling Nicole ugly. Angelina doesn’t have the bond that the rest of the house has, but she honestly believes she can change that. Jenni and Nicole immediately shutdown that idea, and at this point they’re unleashing their eight years of anger. “I bet you won’t make it a f***ing week in this house because you are not apart of our f***ing family. At the end of the day, you have not experienced what we all experienced together. Not once did you try to make amends in eight f***ing years… you’re not in group chat!” Angelina has no chance of making it out in Miami if Jenni isn’t on her side.
Deena cut into the conversation to point out that everyone is getting a little out of hand, and Jenni shut her down hard. “Deena, relax, because you haven’t even been in this house for f***ing eight years to deal with this bitch.” That’s a bit harsh, but where’s the lie? Jenni is not here for Angelina’s change of heart. She wants her out, but Angelina is planning to stay. All we have to say is that Jenni is officially JWoww again.
Weirdly enough, Ronnie befriended Angelina because he empathized with her situation. Even weirder is that he tried to give her advice like he isn’t an emotionally immature man-boy with a baby on the way. Just because Mike and Jenni gave you some real talk doesn’t mean you are one of the wise men now. He told Angelina to take one step at a time to try and repair friendships in the house. He went back to the rest of the housemates to relay the same message, but Snooki and JWoww aren’t down with the plan.
The next day, JWoww went to boxing to get out her anger while Snooki and Deena planned a meatball day. They invited Ronnie, who of course asked if Angelina could tag along. Snooki was obviously opposed to the idea, but Ron eventually persuaded her to let Angelina come. Even though Angelina was allowed to come to meatball day, Snooki couldn’t let the alleged tabloid story go. By the time they got to the bar, Snooki borrowed someone’s phone to look up the article. The 2016 In Touch article quotes Angelina saying “She’s trying to copy my look. It’s funny how she goes and gets her lips done at the same exact place that I got mine done. Yeah, so now all the times on [Jersey Shore] she used to call me ugly, now she’s trying to look like me… I don’t really think [the new lips] are doing much for her to be honest with you. I don’t know what the hell that’s about but, whatever. But with me, I look totally different with it, you know?”
OK, so Angelina didn’t call her ugly, but it was still rude. Angelina admitted she was wrong and apologized. As soon as that was settled, shots were had, and raging commenced.
Jenni got back from boxing and was surprised to see how much luggage Angelina brought with her. After a saucy meatball day, Snooki, Deena, Ronnie, and Angelina arrived back home. Jenni was beyond pissed that Angelina was getting along with Ronnie, Snooki, and Deena. Angelina boasted about how great of a time she had today and how she admitted her wrongs. Jenni clearly realized that her life would be better if she tried to get along with Angelina, so she called her into the family meeting for some questioning. Angelina’s intentions are to right her wrongs and have a clean slate with everyone in the house. In the middle of Angelina’s moment, Deena asked Snooki for a glass of wine. Jenni told the two of them to cut it out and let Angelina have her moment. They spent all day with Angelina so they were done with her moments. Deena and Snooki lashed out at Jenni, and she singled out Deena and told her to relax. Deena was offended that Jenni singled her out, but it’s not a surprise. Deena can be a hardcore third wheeler sometimes. She cannot compete with Nicole and Jenni’s relationship. As expected, drunk Deena started crying.
After a full day of drinking, the housemates recovered with an IV and a banana bag. If only all of us could recover from a hangover like this. Mike wasn’t feeling a hangover at all (he’s sober), and good thing! Jenni flew her jeweler out to Miami to sit down with Mike and help him pick the perfect ring for Lauren (which he does).
It’s been fun having Angelina around, but now that the hype is over, Pauly realizes it’s not right to have Angelina around for too long. They want to finish this trip how they finished the “Jersey Shore”, and that doesn’t include Angelina. Honestly, we get it. Angelina should show them that she cares about maintaining a friendship with them when the cameras aren’t rolling. They need to know that Angelina isn’t just trying to earn some checks and create a name for herself on their show. Even though Pauly was the mastermind behind the prank, he bowed out of telling Angelina the news. Everyone voted that Jenni should break the news to Angelina when they all go out to dinner.
After Mike orders half the menu (we really should let him live his life), Angelina awkwardly proposes a toast to thank everyone for accepting her into their home. Jenni suggested that Pauly toast to something that would make Jenni’s life easier when she breaks the news to Angelina, but he ends up toasting to bringing Angelina back, and everyone toasts to Angelina. Jenni finally bites the bullet and “In the last 48 hours, [I’ve learned] you’re a good person. I would like to get to know you more, but I don’t want to get to know you more here.”