I love you Big Ang but sometimes you have to know when to stay out of grown folks' business. There is a time and place for everything and conversations like this should never happen at someone else's affair nor should it happen where the Jesus juice is flowing freely.
I do have to say Karen earned a lot of respect from me from the way she initially handled what started off as a conversation with Drita. Like many of you, I am so use to watching various reality shows with mostly female casts. While beef amongst cast mates is not uncommon, confronting the problem from jump is. We, the viewing public, are more often than not subjected to these women being petty and never really saying why they take issue with the other. This goes on for weeks and still doesn't get confronted head on, in spite of a two-part reunion at season's end. Karen avoided the song and dance and told Drita exactly why she has a problem with her.
The whole crux of Karen's problem with Drita is that she (as one of my aunts would said) 'talks out of both sides of her neck.' For those of you that aren't up on your hoodology, that means the bish says one thing and then will turn around and say the complete opposite five minutes later. When Karen confronted Drita about making the statement that they were never friends, Drita is quick to say 'I never said that.' Right after that comes out of her mouth, we see a clip from last season that backs up Karen's entire argument. Note to whomever is editing the Housewives shows, THIS is how you edit!!!! Thank you Mob Wives editing team for showing them how it's done!
Ramona sees what's going on and, like any good cousin, senses that some ish is about to pop off. I agree with everything she said to Big Ang about this not being the time or place to have that conversation. If Drita was serious about clearing the air she would have responded to Karen's previous attempts to contact her. Karen continues to go down the list of issues she has with Drita, including her allegedly telling people that she beat Karen so bad she had to be hospitalized and Drita continues to deny it. Funny how Drita never mentions to Karen that 'other people' told her she had gone to the hospital after their altercation but she can't shut her yap about it during her 'talking head' segment. I'm sorry Drita but I'm not buying what you are selling.
I guess Ramona got tired of hearing Drita be less than straight up with her cousin because she decides to go over and give her two cents. I get wanting to defend your family and having a low tolerance for liars but Ramona should have stayed out of it. That was between Drita and Karen and I'm pretty sure Karen is more than capable of handling herself with Drita. At this point Drita's got two people yelling and pointing in her face. I guess she felt cornered and that the rational thing to do was punch her way out. I guess Renee just found out you can't take all of your friends in public. Some have no home training and like to throw punches instead of using their words.
We got to see a little bit of this....
We got to see a little bit of this....
And a little bit of that ....
These ladies are lucky no one flipped over that balcony rail.
In all of the confusion, Ramona gets popped in the mouth and she's thinking Derek Tobacco (please tell me that's not his government name) did it. Of course, she's out to kick this dude's butt and so is Karen. Poor Renee doesn't know what the heck is going on and she's even more confused when Drita accuses her of setting her up.
Needless to say, Renee's party is ruined and she puts everybody out of the venue. Karen and Ramona have already let Junior know that Derek Tobacco was the one who punched Ramona in the mouth so Junior and the crew are ready to break his jaw. Meanwhile, Derek is hiding out in the van. So, your punk ass gets in the middle of a chick fight, pop one of them in the mouth, then wanna run & hide in the van......
The next morning, Staten Island is buzzing about what went on at the party. Of course, Big Ang is spilling all the tea. (Sidenote: Am I the only one who thinks the front of Big Ang's house looks like the PJ's?)
Carla swears up and down that she's glad she wasn't invited. We know that's a lie because, if it weren't, you wouldn't be on the phone trying to get the scoop on what happened. I like Ramona and, ultimately, it was Drita's decision to throw that first punch, but she needs to accept some responsibility. She shouldn't have gotten involved. Had she not, things might not have gone down the way they did. Most of the confusion has settled and we find out that Derek wasn't the one that hit Ramona. I still think he's a punk for hiding in that van. If you didn't do it, just man up and say you didn't.
We finally get to see post-fight DritaDrita may not be my favorite person but I have to agree with her on that point.
Karen and Ramona have moved on from the fight and decide to spend the day in Little Italy. I loved this because we finally get some insight into Ramona and her connection to the mob world. During their visit to a mafia themed museum we find out that Ramona is the granddaughter of 'Lefty Guns' Ruggiero, who was played by Al Pacino in the movie 'Donnie Brasco'. It will be interesting to learn more about Ramona and her family as the season goes on.
Renee is still going through it with Junior. He's facing at least 15 months on Federal charges and its a huge weight on Renee. She's still carrying a torch for the guy and Junior finally admits that he's still in love with her. They agree to give it another go even though Renee has concerns based on Junior's behavior in the past. I hope Junior decides to man up this time around and do right by Renee. I guess only time will tell.
Until next time!!