Mob Wives: New Blood, Season 4 Episode 11

Renee finally arrives at Drita’s house for dinner. All the girls are there waiting. Natalie says that Renee brings out the bitch in her. Alicia hopes that the “Good Renee” shows up, instead of the “Bad Renee” from Vegas who likes to put people in chokeholds.

Renee sits at the table and no one is talking. They are all eating Drita’s delicious crab cakes while staring at each other. Finally, Alicia speaks. She says that she is being sentenced next week and would like to resolve her issues with Renee before then. Natalie tells Renee that she has just been defending her BFF, Alicia. Natalie is a good ass friend. Alicia says that when she accused Renee of leaking information, she never meant that Renee was a rat, only that she was gossiping about the case. Renee brought up an excellent point that Alicia’s real problem with her has to do with Renee’s friendship with Carla, Eddie’s ex who he was seeing behind Alicia’s back.

I loved how Drita broke it down for them. Renee and Carla have been friends forever, therefore, her loyalty is with Carla. And even though she has been friends with Eddie for like 30 years, her loyalty is still with Carla, and Alicia has to respect that.

Natalie wants to resolve her issues with Renee as well and brings up Mob Candy. Natalie refers to them as business partners, even though I think it is more that Renee hired her to do a job. Anyways, Natalie said that there was a lot of miscommunication on both their parts. Renee agreed.

Fast forward to the end of the night, everyone apologized and agreed to move forward. It was actually very peaceful and Drita was amazed that she “managed a zoo”, because they are all a bunch of wild animals.

Drita is opening her second store very, very soon, but it is not ready, so she is freaking out.

Natalie and London are apartment hunting in my hometown, Brooklyn. Natalie is not impressed with the apartment they are looking at, because it lacks closet space, lacks space in general, doesn’t have an elevator, or a washer/dryer. Welcome to NY, Natalie. You’re not gonna find that in any apartment, unless you are willing to shell out beaucoup dollars. London, clearly not ready for all this, doesn’t understand why Natalie needs more than two bedrooms. Natalie says it’s because she wants to have another baby, eventually. London is NOT thinking babies, and instead, is thinking about the awesome nightlife that the city affords them. Natalie lets London know that she is coming from a house in Philly with her son and is looking for something for a family, aka, not a tiny ass apartment.

Alicia’s bank called her to say that they are closing all NINE of her accounts due to the shadiness surrounding her case. Who the hell has NINE bank accounts? And why? Please, somebody tell me.

It is the night of Drita’s second store opening and all the ladies are there. Renee offers her support to Alicia when she goes for her sentencing next week, but Alicia says it’ll just be her and her brother in court. Natalie and London show up, and he is still rockin’ this hideous acid wash jean jacket. You know, at first I thought London was hot, but now I’m not so sure. He has one of those faces that your mind changes its opinion on often.

Anyways, Natalie is pushing this marriage thing HARD, so she leaves London to Alicia, who lectures him. Natalie is way too good-looking to have to beg some dude to marry her. It’s starting to come across as desperate.

Moving on, Renee calls Alicia because she says that Natalie is targeting her on social media. Alicia says that Natalie must have a reason to tweet that Renee gives married guys blow jobs. Renee says that all she did was tweet that she doesn’t condone married men cheating and that Natalie went off on her for no reason. Something’s not making sense…

Big Ang and Neil are at the doctor’s office because they have decided to have a kid via an egg donor and Neil’s sperm. Neil goes in the lil’ room to “rub it out”, as Big Ang keeps saying over and over again. She refuses to help him in the physical sense, so instead, she picks out a porno for him to watch. How nice. When Neil’s done, he comes out of the room with his lil’ cup full of jizz and VH1 shows that shit like it’s cool. REALLY, VH1?! REALLY?!! F-ING GROSS!!!

Alicia is home with her two youngest boys, who are writing letters to their dad in prison. Eddie calls and the kids speak to him. Then Alicia speaks to him, and for some reason, fights with him in front of the boys, which of course, causes them to ask questions. Alicia explains to them that “Daddy made mistakes that might send Mommy away”. Nice.

Renee is having a Ho, Ho, Ho Pajama Party in what looks like a hotel room. Big Ang shows up as a geisha girl in a kimono that barely covers her huge ass knockers. The ladies talk about the tweets that Natalie aimed at Renee. Renee wants to know what Alicia is going to do about it. Alicia says that she can’t control Natalie, she is a grown woman. Renee is being a drama queen, per usual, and says that Natalie’s tweets are basically ruining her reputation. Drita says that if you haven’t been with any married men then it shouldn’t matter. I agree.

If you don’t pay attention to Twitter during Mob Wives, you really need to. Shit gets cray cray. The ladies talk shit to each other back and forth. It’s great.

Natalie tweeted the tweet she tweeted about (oy vey). Renee said a whole lot more than she doesn’t condone married men cheating. This is the tweet that caused Natalie to go off on Renee. Karen was in on it and erything.

Mob Wives Natalie Text

Renee, OWN YO SHIT. Natalie, you are a good ass friend.

What’d you guys think of this week’s episode? Are you Team Natalie on this one or Team Renee?

MobWives: New Blood, Season 4 Episode 10

Alicia calls Natalie to discuss Eddie’s sentencing, which is tomorrow. Alicia hasn’t really told anyone about it, because she doesn’t want to get her boys’ hopes up and then they do not sentence him, AGAIN. She is hoping that the judge agrees with Eddie’s plea deal, which would mean that he only gets a year and a half to two years in prison. Keep in mind, he has been in prison for a few years already awaiting sentencing.

Renee asked Natalie to meet up to “clear the air”. Renee brings up Mob Candy and basically tells Natalie that she is fired. Natalie says that she quit a long time ago and actually, never got paid and was just helping a “friend”. Didn’t they meet via Alicia at the Mob Candy audition? So, I don’t know how much weight Natalie’s “helping a friend” argument has. Natalie says that even though Renee said she was over everything in Vegas, she really wasn’t. Renee doesn’t think either of them were over it, although Natalie says she was. Renee thought that the Halloween party invite was insincere and a setup. Natalie was as confused as the rest of us were by these statements.

I respect Natalie’s honesty when she told Renee that she was flat out hurt by her. She felt that Renee lied to her and betrayed her with the whole Vegas fiasco. On Renee’s part, though, she did apologize, but it seemed like Natalie didn’t want to accept it, and instead, wanted to drag this fight on. I’m with Renee, let’s lay our cards on the table, talk about it, forgive, and move the f on.

After Natalie refused to move on with Renee, she started bringing up the wiretaps and how she felt that Renee was not only disloyal to her, but to Alicia. Ok, this is a no no. Natalie, this has nothing to do with you. Stay out of it. Renee said she was done and walked out. I don’t blame her.

Drita is on the phone with Lee, who is at the sports memorabilia store he owns. Drita says that even though he is home, they don’t see a lot of each other because they are both so busy working. Still, Drita says that she is very happy and in love, and that it is surreal for her to finally be a family with him under one roof. She tells Lee that he is turning her into a “softie”, a “jerkoff”, and a “happy dick on a rainbow”, which is making it hard for her to make gangsta rap music. Lee showed his softer side by telling her how beautiful the house looked and how proud he was of her. Aww, see, he’s not THAT bad. Then, Drita mentioned that she was going to invite the girls to a classy lunch and was worried that they would fight. Lee gave her his usual advice, which was who gives a f and that Drita should “just let them beat the shit out of each other”. Drita had the funniest line of the night when she said that Lee is not “1-800-Good-Advice”. No, he is not.

Renee visits a lawyer because she wants to ensure that she is aware when Junior is released from prison. She has conflicting feelings about this because “the lifestyle” means never involving the authorities. This is ridiculous and shows how dysfunctional “the lifestyle” really is. Renee needs to protect herself. I know that she never wants to hear from Junior again, but she has to know that their paths will cross again, as they share a son, AJ, who seems to still be in contact with his dad.

Big Ang and Renee are at the nail salon and we learn that Big Ang’s daughter is engaged. On top of that, her son AJ proposed to his pregnant girlfriend by yelling at her. Big Ang is super excited about all of the upcoming wedding showers, engagement parties, baby shower, etc that she will be throwing, but wonders how this will affect her and Neil trying to have a baby of their own.

Renee has lunch with her friend Nikole and we learn than she is a domestic abuse survivor, which is even more reason for her to protect herself from Junior. She doesn’t feel comfortable talking to Big Ang and Drita about this because they are so chummy with Alicia and Natalie, who are at odds with Renee. Renee is upset that she introduced all of the girls to each other and now she feels like the outsider.

Renee meets Drita for lunch and Drita wants to know why she didn’t show up to the classy lady lunch, which was pretty uneventful. Renee said that it is not that she is hating on Alicia or Natalie, she is just over them and doesn’t have time for the drama they bring into her life. I relate to Renee so much with this. You just get to a point in your life where you only have time for positivity. Drita invites Renee to a dinner at her house and Renee says that she will go.

Natalie is at a fashion shoot at a bar she used to work at and Alicia stops by to drop off clothes from her boutique. They talk about Renee being a no show at the lunch and also about Alicia growing depressed over her upcoming sentencing. I feel so bad for her!

Drita is baking up a storm for her dinner. Natalie arrives and is not only impressed with Drita’s kitchen skills, but also her interior decorating skills. The other ladies arrive and the question on everyone’s minds is is Renee going to show? Big Ang wants everyone to clear the air and Drita wants to make sure that Renee doesn’t feel bombarded. The episode ends with the doorbell ringing, Renee has arrived!

What’d you guys think of this week’s episode? Do you understand where Renee is coming from? How do you think the dinner is going to go?

Mob Wives: New Blood, Season 4 Episode 8

Drita meets with her music producer because he has a new track that he wants her to rap on. If you recall, about two years ago, she made a rap song, Everything’s A Go, with rapper French Montana. Now, her producer wants to hook her up with Method Man (OMG!) for this track. Seriously, this is huge. Drita is ecstatic because Method Man is one of her “five favorite rappers of all-time”, and it would be a dream come true to work with him.

MobWives S4 Ep8 Drita Rap

Renee and Big Ang are taking a walk and talking about Alicia basically calling Renee a rat last week. Renee is super offended by this, because she is no rat.

Drita and Alicia meet for dinner and talk about the “Renee as a rat” thing too. Alicia feels that if Renee is her and Eddie’s friend, she should not be discussing their case with other people. And, even if Renee’s intentions are good, the people she is discussing it with may not have the best intentions. I agree.

Alicia says that Eddie, who has listened to the wiretaps over and over, says that it is not true what Renee is telling/hearing from people. Alicia never said that she knew everything her husband did. Alicia feels that Renee, or one of the people she is gossiping with, is trying to dig up dirt on her to further incriminate her.

MobWives S4 Ep8 Alicia Drita Dinner

While I don’t think Renee is a rat by any means, I do think that she needs to be more sensitive to the situation. ESPECIALLY if she claims to be one of Eddie’s oldest and dearest friends. I would be devastated if I found out that my “friend” was discussing my personal business with random people. Renee is trying to chalk it up to “everyone in Staten Island is talking” about the case, like it’s the weather. It’s not. This is serious. You are talking about the wife of one of your best friends, as you say, going to jail and his kids being without parents. Whether or not you “like” Alicia, it is fair to say that she is not a bad person and does not deserve to go to jail, nor do their kids deserve to be parentless. If there is talk going on about her case, as a FRIEND to Eddie, you should not only NOT talk about it, you should tell the people who are talking about it to STFU. These are the people you should be getting gangster with, not Alicia.

Drita is trying to write lyrics to the Method Man track, but she is in love and it is making her soft. Tell me about it, girlfriend. She asks for her daughters’ help, but Gizelle is too busy putting church hats on weird looking stuffed animals to care. Aleeya comes by and offers her support. Aleeya is one of those kids that is calm and wise beyond her years.

MobWives S4 Ep8 Drita Writing

Now, some people may roll their eyes at Drita as a rapper, but I think that she is inspirational and a true testament to never giving up on your dreams. She is setting a great example for her daughters. Also, if an opportunity comes along, take that shit! Grab life by the balls! Life is short and how many people can say that they have a rap song with Method Man?!

Natalie and London are having dinner and she flat out asks him where do they stand and what does he see for their future. She don’t play around, and I respect that. She has a kid and is sick of the constant traveling between Philly and NYC, so it’s understandable. Ideally, she wants London to move to Philly and help her run the funeral parlor. London, like most men, seems to be moving a little slower than his lady.

MobWives S4 Ep8 Natalie London Dinner

Renee gets a letter from Junior, and although she is talking shit now, I pray that when he gets out, she doesn’t go back to this psychopath. How the hell are you going to fake get back together with your ex-wife/son’s mother, record your lives so you can incriminate her dad, get him arrested, and then write a letter to her asking for a fresh start?! Get the f outta here. Renee better think about getting a restraining order when he gets out of prison.

MobWives S4 Ep 8 Renee Letter

AJ comes home as Renee is reading the letter, and for some reason, Renee tries to read it to him. AJ, more adult than his parents, tells her that he is not interested in her slamming his dad. Wow. This whole situation must be so hard for AJ and I applaud his maturity.

Alicia and Natalie meet to discuss Renee. Alicia does not appreciate Renee’s passive-aggressive tweets directed towards her.

Renee meets with the infamous Carla, aka Eddie’s ex who he eats Chinese food with while Renee tags along. Carla says that she knows she is on the wiretaps because the feds told her. Apparently, they have to tell anyone who is on the wiretaps that they are on it. Renee says that this is proof that there are actually a whole lot of people, not just her, who have knowledge of what is on the wiretaps.

As a wife, some of Carla’s statements were infuriating. Talking about how she is still close to Eddie’s family, she helped Eddie buy Alicia gifts, and that she is a part of Eddie’s family. Move the f on, CARLA. I don’t trust that ish. When your ex gets married and especially when YOU get married, you need to cut all ties. Ex’s are ex’s for a reason. And it is super disrespectful to your significant other to be all up in your ex’s business. Move the f on. That’s just my opinion. I don’t play that ish and Carla’s statements last night are exactly why. Girl, bye!

Natalie and London are in a hotel in NYC, even though London has an apartment there, because hotel hopping keeps things spicy for them. They are a super hot couple, so they may be on to something here. Natalie brings up the future again, and to appease her, London agrees to getting a place in NYC for them. He insists on a one bedroom, even though Natalie has a son and wants more kids with London. Mmm… I don’t know about this, but Natalie says it is a step in the right direction.

Drita heads to Big Ang’s where there is pizza, which is perfect because Drita is starving. They talk about how Alicia is mad at Renee’s tweets towards her and Drita says that anyone who talks shit on Twitter is a p-word. Big Ang says that she HATES Twitter, with the same amount of disgust my mom has towards it, which leads me to believe that this is universal amongst older people.

MobWives S4 Ep 8 Big Ang Twitter

Alicia meets with Renee and shit hits the fan. They talk about the usual suspects – the wiretaps, Renee gossiping about the wiretaps, Alicia still being pissed off about Renee getting Chinese food with Eddie and Carla, etc. Renee says she has heard that Alicia has a boyfriend and Alicia says that she does not have a boyfriend, RIGHT NOW. She says that she can do whatever she wants and that Eddie is fine with it. Well, ok then. I always wondered how that ish worked when your man was in prison.

Renee tells Alicia that she is not about this life and that talks like she is a f-ng goddess or something. Alicia replies that she is a f-ng goddess. Yess, girl, yes. Renee says that she has been Eddie’s friend since they were kids and Alicia told her to act like it then! Agreed. Renee tells her that she doesn’t like her as a person and walks out.

Even though, I agree mostly with Alicia, I DO NOT think Renee is a rat and I do think that Alicia is focusing on Renee so much because she is still pissed about Renee going to dinner with Eddie and Carla. I also think she is taking that anger out on Renee, when it should really all go towards her husband.

What’d you guys think of this week’s episode? Whose side are you on? Alicia’s or Renee’s?

Mob Wives: New Blood, Season 4 Episode 7

The episode starts off with Drita calling Big Ang because she had a nightmare that two people were creeping in her house. They were there to do her harm, so she shot them dead. I know what you’re thinking, it’s just a dream, so what’s the big deal? Well, according to Drita, her dreams always come true. It’s a family curse gift. Big Ang tries to comfort her, but Drita is buggin’ out.

Alicia’s brother stops by and tells her that she needs a plan in place in case she is sent to jail. Alicia says that she can not bring herself to think about that because they would eat her alive in prison. Her bro tells her that she needs to start thinking about it, and soon, because they could send her away at her sentencing. He makes a good point.

Natalie stops by Big Ang’s house to talk to her and Drita about the fight fights with Renee in Vegas. I thought we resolved this shit?? Natalie is still upset that Renee referred to her as a puppet and she doesn’t believe her apology was sincere. Drita and Big Ang said that Renee doesn’t let anything go, so the situation between Natalie and Renee is going to explode. Again.

Big Ang is having dinner with her hubby, Neil, her son AJ, and his girlfriend, whose name I did not catch. The girlfriend is using her pregnancy as an excuse as to why she can not get a job. Big Ang has little sympathy for her, because she worked when she was pregnant. She tells them that she wants 20 grandkids. AJ tells her, “Then you push them out.” Big Ang has been contemplating how to tell AJ that she might have another kid with Neil, so this is a perfect time to do it! She tells them that she is planning on having a baby. It went right over their heads, so I’m thinking that they did not hear her.

Renee and her son, also named AJ, are playing darts. She fills him in on Vegas and what a horror it was. She admits that she was wrong to raise her hand to Natalie. AJ tells her that she doesn’t have to fight random people who don’t mean anything to her. Renee says it is not over between her and Natalie, because she talked shit about Mob Candy. It is so sad to me that AJ is wise beyond his years, because it most likely happened out of necessity, rather than it being a natural thing.

Drita and Big Ang see an article in the newspaper showing Alicia and Drita in Vegas having a good ol’ time! The article basically says that Alicia lied to the judge about where she was going and it paints her in a bad light. In Philly, Alicia is showing Natalie the same article. She says that the paper is lying, and that she made everyone involved in the case aware that she was going to Vegas. Alicia believes that someone is feeding false information to the press, in an effort to be malicious. Natalie is a really good friend to Alicia, so is angry that someone is messing with her “family”.

We get to see Gizelle in this episode and she is more adorable than I remember! She really has grown since last season, and it is good to know that since Lee has been back, her personality has blossomed. Drita wants to get her into modeling, like she was into as a child, because she thinks Gizelle is just like her. She starts selling Gizelle the idea of being a model by telling her that she would get paid. Gizelle tells her, “I have money.” She then reaches for her piggy bank and pulls out a crapload of money, like the BALLER that she is.

Alicia visits her lawyer to talk about the newspaper article. It turns out that a lot of the info in the article could have been taken off of Alicia’s Instagram. Alicia went to see her lawyer so that he could calm her down, and instead he confirmed her worst fears. I feel bad for Alicia, but it is common sense. You are awaiting sentencing. You should be humble. You shouldn’t be taking pics left and right of vacations to Vegas. Her lawyer said that she could get up to five years in jail!

Big Ang is at the Drunken Monkey reading the newspaper and spots ANOTHER article talking shit about Alicia. This one is saying that Alicia is lying about how much money she makes. Big Ang asks how Eddie, in prison, is handling all of these articles and the possibility that there is a rat leaking info to the press about his wife/mother of his children. Alicia said that he is pissed and Big Ang pities the fool who gets on Eddie’s bad side.

Renee apologizes to Drita for ruining the Vegas trip. Big Ang calls in and they all talk about the newspaper articles. The judge wants to see Alicia before her sentencing and the ladies, based on their experience, think that this means that she is probably going to jail. Yikes!

Alicia tells Drita that she is fed up with the articles. She believes that someone has a personal vendetta against her and that they are out to hurt her, hurt her children, and that they want to see her behind bars.

Renee, Big Ang, and Drita meet up and are discussing Alicia going to prison. Alicia is a nice woman from a good family. To survive in prison, one needs to be a “tough bitch”, so the girls are worried about Alicia. Renee fills the girls in on some of the dirt heard on the wire taps. Alicia is being accused of robbing the union. Drita says that’s bullshit and that Alicia would have never intentionally robbed anyone, because she would never risk going to prison and losing her boys. Renee said that on the wire taps, Alicia says that she knows everything her husband does. I’m with Drita, as a wife, she probably thought she knew everything, and therefore had no problem saying that. But now, that statement is coming back to bite her in the ass. The ladies decide to head to Philly, to show Alicia support before her sentencing.

In Philly, Alicia tell the girls that she did the books for their trucking company because she wanted to make sure it was on the straight and narrow. Yet, in the next breath, she says that she had no idea what her husband was into and that she trusted him completely. If you had no idea about anything, why do you feel the need to make sure the books are legit? Mmm…

Alicia basically accuses someone in the group of ratting her out to the newspapers. I think she is trying to pinpoint Renee, and that’s just crazy. Everyone knows that Renee’s not a rat. Renee is understandably offended. Drita kinda ratted Renee out about telling them about the info on the wire taps. Alicia makes a good point, if Renee is on her side, why is she gossiping about the case?? Renee says that everyone on Staten Island is talking about it. So, if you’re a friend, why add fuel to the fire?

What’d you guys think of this week’s episode? Do you think Renee is a rat? Do you think Alicia knew more about her husband’s business than she is letting on??

Mob Wives: New Blood, Season 4 Episode 6

The ladies are still in Vegas this week and things take a turn for the better between Renee and Natalie. Thank God! Because all that drama was so NOT delicious.

Drita takes Alicia and Natalie to the race track to drive cars and release some tension. Natalie says that she’s not going to get in the way of the other girls’ friendship with Renee and will talk to her when she’s ready. Speak of the devil, Renee and Big Ang show up to the track ready to race. Renee is annoyed and a lil’ confused as to why the other girls are embracing Natalie. She marches over to the bleachers to sit and pout because she is a big baby not two-faced. Renee gets angrier by the minute as she watches Natalie have the time of her life with HER friends. She eventually tells Alicia and Big Ang that she has an issue with them being so chummy with Natalie. After all, Natalie disprespected Renee. AND she disrespected Alicia by bringing up Eddie going to dinner with his ex and Renee. Big Ang reminds Renee that SHE is the one who actually brought him up, not Natalie. Renee has selective memory, and a substance abuse problem, so they have to keep reminding her that she was the one who started the whole thing and then wouldn’t let that shit go for nothing. Alicia told Renee that Renee’s beef with Natalie has nothing to do with her and she is not getting involved. Renee questions her friends’ loyalty.

Drita, Big Ang, and Alicia are getting pampered in their suite for a night out without drama, aka Renee and Natalie. Drita is obsessing about the money she lost gambling. She was saving up to open another store. Alicia is enjoying bonding with Drita and Big Ang. The girls joke about the fight between Renee and Natalie. Drita doesn’t understand why she is always surrounded by drama and wonders if she needs new friends. But then she realizes, “Old, new, from out of space, you hang out with us, it’s a warzone.” The ladies go out and leave Renee and Natalie to deal with each other. Uh-oh…

The ladies arrive at a restaurant where a mysterious pay phone, remember pay phones?, talks to them. Big Ang tells the pay phone that she is “Big Ang” and the pay phone lets her in, no problems. At dinner, Drita says that Renee is lost and needs to find herself. She is irrational, under the influence, and walking around like she’s Bugsy Siegel. Drita said that one day she is going to mess with the wrong person. Big Ang said that she already did, when she tried to pick on Natalie.

Drita flat-out called Renee a spoiled brat. Alicia doesn’t think that Renee will change. The ladies wonder what she is up to. Shot to Renee in her room crying on the phone to her son, AJ. She tells him that she is falling apart and is disappointed in herself. Meanwhile, back at the restaurant, Big Ang is telling the girls that Renee needs to stop with the pills. Alicia said that she has never seen Renee act like this. Big Ang says that’s because Renee is not in the right frame of mind on this trip. Also, she is never happy, is her own worst enemy, and can’t let go of the past. Back to Renee, AJ doesn’t know what to tell her because he is just a kid. I wonder how many times in his life he has had to deal with his mother’s erratic behavior, and I feel for him. Cut to the restaurant, where Big Ang is saying that she thinks a tragedy is going to happen with Renee and that they are possibly going to find her dead one day. Damn! Is it that serious? We see Renee screaming Natalie’s name through the suite. She gets to her door and starts knocking. Oh shit, what is about to happen.

Natalie answers and finally agrees to talk with Renee, because she is sick of the whole thing and just wants it to be over with. Renee says that she can’t remember the argument from the night before. Natalie doesn’t appreciate Renee using “we” language when discussing the fight. Natalie feels that Renee is primarily responsible for all of this. Renee said that she is big on respect, and the word “delicious” irritated her. Natalie is sick of the word. And I think I speak for all of us when I say, Amen, sister. Natalie said that she apologized more than once. She really did. She didn’t appreciate Renee trying to “jerk her off” in front of people by saying she was a puppet. That was major disrespect because she is a grown woman, a mother, and “a business person”. Again, I think people misjudged Natalie. They saw a young, pretty girl, with a bit of a wild streak, and thought that meant they could take advantage of her. What they didn’t know was that she is a strong woman with a good head on her shoulders, and oh yea, a buttload of self-respect.

I appreciate Natalie’s realness. She said that Renee really hurt her and she feels backstabbed and betrayed. Renee admitted that she made a mistake by misjudging Natalie. Renee apologized and Natalie accepted her apology. They agreed to move on. However, this is Mob Wives, so while Natalie forgives, she says that she is never going to forget.

Drita, Big Ang, and Alicia stop at the suite after dinner and before going to a strip club. They learn that Renee and Natalie made up, so now they all can go to the strip club like one big happy family! Natalie is excited to go to the strip club and make it rain. The ladies are having a great time at the club, getting lap dances, and giving each other lap dances. Drita says exactly what we’re all thinking about Natalie’s outfit. She is dressed like a stripper from 1985. She is wearing some sort of unitard that looks like it belonged to The Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Is that still his name? Or is he back to plain ol’ Prince these days? Regardless, Natalie looks amazing in her unitard, so I don’t think anyone minds much. Renee is having such a great time a the club that she decides to get on the pole herself!

The next morning the ladies are hungover. They give breakfast another try and hopefully no one throws a glass. Did Big Ang just say that she had 35 lemon shots last night? How is she not in the hospital right now?! Renee said that she is done with alcohol. Drita is not looking forward to explaining to Lee that she lost $8,000 gambling. Alicia is worried about Eddie’s (and her) sentencing.

Natalie is glad to be back in Philly, running her family’s funeral home. She spends her days talking to families on the phone, making funeral arrangements, and oh yea, putting makeup on dead people. She says that constantly being around death makes her aware of what’s really important and she likes to live life to the fullest. This girl has layers, people.

Eddie’s sentencing is coming up in a few days and Alicia is helping her oldest son, Anthony, pack up for college. Anthony is her rock and he seems pretty mature for his age. He has basically had to be “the man of the house”, since Eddie was arrested years ago. Alicia gets emotional as she reads an old letter from Eddie to Anthony, where he expresses remorse over making Anthony a man at such a young age. Turns out, Eddie is not his biological dad. Anthony is Alicia’s son from her first marriage, but Eddie has raised him as his own. And this is why she loves him despite all of the lies. He is a wonderful father to her boys. Alicia’s son wants to know what happens if Alicia has to go to jail and Alicia can not even bring herself too think about that.

Drita is working at her store and finally decides to tell Lee that she lost all of her savings. She calls Lee and he calls her every name in the book, like “f-bleep-ing dick” and “f-bleep-ing degenerate f-bleep”. On one hand, I am from Brooklyn, and understand that this is how people talk there. On the other hand, I have been removed from Brooklyn for a few years now, and understand that this is not normal to the rest of the world. Do I think Drita is being emotionally or verbally abused by Lee? No. I just think this is how they talk to each other. Is it healthy? Probably not.

Alicia is with her younger sons talking to them about Eddie’s sentencing and what it means. The whole family has been waiting years for him to be sentenced. Alicia is tired of being in limbo and just wants to know what is going to happen. She explains to the boys that once their dad gets sentenced, he will move closer to them, and then they can spend a whole day with him in prison, instead of an hour. The whole thing is really sad and I feel for her and her family. Alicia is trying to figure out the outcome of her sentence based off of what Eddie’s sentence will be. She figures if they go easy on him, they might go easy on her. Dear Lord, I can’t even imagine what this woman is going through.

Alicia meets Renee for lunch. Eddie’s sentencing has been postponed, AGAIN, and Alicia is cracking. She feels like her family is being emotionally held hostage. She feel helpless for her husband. This is the first time we see Alicia break down and it is heartbreaking, but also a reminder of how unbelievably strong she is 99% of the time. Alicia says that she can’t talk to her family about this, because they are not from this lifestyle and wouldn’t understand. Renee’s basically like, uh hello! You’re on a show called Mob Wives, b I gotchu. She tells Alicia that she has her extended family, aka the Mob Wives, and that she can cry and yell to them all she wants. Aww.

What’d you guys think of this week’s episode? Does your heartbreak for Alicia too?

Mob Wives: New Blood, Season 4 Episode 5

Ok so, it looks like everyone survived Renee’s Paranormal Activity-style possession by the pool last week because it is the next morning & Big Ang ordered room service for everyone. Alicia is up & her & Big Ang talk about Renee’s zombie-like presence the night before. Alicia thought that she was supposed to be in recovery & Big Ang says that this is how Renee gets when things become too stressful in her life. She just can’t handle pressure, so she relapses. Alicia feels that all this “delicious” pettiness is holding the group back from having the time of their lives & she is particularly concerned because this is her last trip before her sentencing.

Renee wakes up & is presumably sober, but still has “the crazy eyes”. Drita joins the ladies & is upset not so much that she lost $6,000, but that she now has to explain to her husband, Lee, that she lost $6,000. I love seeing Drita adjust to life as a wife, after being on her own for so long. It is hilarious & the woman really needs her own reality show. As Drita thinks about what she is going to say, Big Ang reminds her that it doesn’t matter, because no matter what she says, Lee is going to think she is a liar.

Renee refuses to let Natalie’s delicious comment go & says that the comment plays in her head over & over like a broken record. Uh, problems much? That sh*t’s not normal. Drita doesn’t feel comfortable talking sh*t about Natalie when she is not there, so goes to wake her up. Well, this is going to end well. NOT.

Drita takes Natalie to the side before entering the dining area & lets her know that Renee doesn’t let anything go & is a f-ng time bomb. Drita doesn’t want Natalie feeling ambushed when she walks into the dining area, because Drita knows what that feels like. She also tells Natalie that she didn’t appreciate her calling her a “whore” the night of the delicious comment because they don’t know each other like that. And that she talked mad sh*t about Natalie for it. Natalie tells her, again, that it was all meant in fun, but apologized. Drita recommended that she also take Big Ang to the side & apologize, because she wasn’t feeling being called a whore by some girl she just met either. Natalie agreed.

Meanwhile, in the dining area, Big Ang tells Renee that whatever happens when Natalie walks in the room doesn’t have to turn nasty. Uhh… does Big Ang know what show she’s on? Natalie walks in & Drita starts mediating the situation. Renee says that she is confused because (as she starts pointing to the fruit on the table) grapes are delicious & strawberries are delicious, but the man next to her is NEVER delicious. You got that, ladies? For the 75th time, Natalie apologized to Renee. She told her that the delicious comment had nothing to do with Renee’s man (except it was directed to him & was about him) & that she didn’t meant it in a disrespectful way. Then, Renee gets up. Natalie tells her not to get up. Of course, being Renee, she says that if she wants to get up, she’ll get the f up. This is when Natalie says something that puts Renee over the edge – which, in all honesty, isn’t that hard to do, but this one was pretty ballsy…

Renee tries to make an example of what Natalie did & says to Alicia, “Edward’s my friend & he smells delicious”. Natalie says THIS – “You would know. You went to dinners with him.” Aww sh*t! It’s on! Renee then grabs Natalie’s arm & is like, “Let me take you for a walk”. Natalie tells her not to grab her arm. She then tells Renee that Michael looks like a turtle caught in headlights. Lol. Ok. Renee throws Natalie’s breakfast in Alicia’s direction & breaks a glass. Natalie, admist the chaos, is concerned about her friend’s wellbeing, & I thought that was sweet. Like I said before, their friendship is genuine & I dig that.

So basically, it’s a whole lotta back & forth. You don’t respect me. No, you don’t respect me! Yada yada. Renee, clearly defeated, tries to save face by telling Natalie that she is gonna give her “a pass”. Natalie is basically like, I don’t need your pass. I’m not your puppet, yada, yada. Then Renee gets in her face. Natalie says “I dare you to touch me”. Oooh. This is when we all start to realize that this chick Natalie has some MAJOR balls. And we all start to respect her in a way that we didn’t before.

Natalie keeps running her mouth, so Renee walks up to her & basically starts strangling her. Alicia, so cute, is completely flabbergasted. She says that this is not how women act. Drita calls Renee Superfly Snuka? Supa wha? Supa who? I looked him up & he’s a professional wrestler. Ok. Makes sense. Lol. They keep going back & forth, & Renee goes after her again, & the cycle continues.

Basically, I’m with Natalie on this one. Not only did she show major heart & balls, but she did try to apologize sincerely to Renee a thousand times already. Why Renee wouldn’t let that sh*t go, I don’t know. What I do know is that if we started a drinking game where every time the word “delicious” was said in an episode this season, we’d all be in the hospital for alcohol poisoning.

After the shenanigans, Renee goes to her room & falls asleep. Natalie calls her boyfriend, London. Big Ang & Drita marvel over Natalie’s huge, unexpected balls. And Alicia still can’t believe that two grown women would ever act that way, because she is one hell of a classy broad.

Big Ang tells Alicia that she believes that Renee’s ex-husband, Junior’s, betrayal last season was just too much for her to handle. I can see that, because that sh*t was bananas. Big Ang asked Alicia how her husband, Eddie, was doing in prison. Alicia said that there is still no word on his sentencing. She is hoping that the judge will agree with his plea deal & then he will only get eight years. If not, they are back to the drawing board & anything can happen. Alicia feels so betrayed by Eddie that she doesn’t know if she is going to wait for him while he is behind bars. At least, that’s how I took what she was saying. Big Ang tried to reassure her that once Eddie gets out, it’ll be like he never left, but Alicia isn’t so sure.

Drita goes looking for Natalie to smooth things over, so that they don’t have another World War III up in the suite. Drita says that there are many sides to Renee & the one that they just witnessed, the drunk, drugged up, ticking f-ng time bomb, who makes mountains out of molehills, is the Renee that no one wants to hang with. Drita respects Natalie for sticking up for herself.

Once Renee wakes up, the ladies, sans Natalie, check out the Mob Attraction exhibit & have a good time. Renee & Drita talk about Natalie & Drita encourages her to just let it go. Renee starts feeling betrayed & is confused as to why all of a sudden Drita is sticking up for a girl whom a few days ago she wanted to beat the crap out of.

At the pool, Renee calls Natalie from the suite & asks her to come up to talk. Wow. Seems like Drita’s words really got to her. Natalie says that she is not mentally prepared for all that just yet. Really, NATALIE? Alicia, Drita, & Big Ang try to convince Natalie to go, because her & Renee are RUINING THEIR VACATION. Natalie bitches that she needs to “decompress” & that everyone needs to leave her the f alone. She is acting kind of bratty & I don’t know how much longer Drita is going to put up with this attitude before punching her in the face. Just sayin’.

So, what’d you guys think of this week’s episode? Does Natalie have balls or what? What’s Renee’s problem? And do you think Michael looks like a turtle?

Mob Wives: New Blood, Season 4 Episode 3

This show keeps getting better & better!

Big Ang visits Drita at her house & how much of a BOSS, or Lady Boss, is Drita with her Scarface-style surveillance cameras? Drita’s backyard is being renovated because Lee is back & he has extravagant tastes. Last time he tried to live beyond his means, though, he attempted to rob a bank & was sent to prison. Drita is making sure that this time, they have a budget. She wants a tiki bar & palm trees & I think that that is adorable. Also, Lee started a sports memorabilia business & it is going well. Drita is not used to him going to work every day, but is really proud of her man.

Alicia is in Philly cooking Sunday dinner for her family & it look delicious. Pasta, meatballs, salad, & bread… as a Brooklynite, that’s really all the food one needs in life. We meet Alicia’s sons, who are 8 years old, 11 years old, & 18 years old. Wait… what?! This woman has an 18 year old child? How old is she?? People must mistake her for his girlfriend when they go out!

Mob Wives Alicia Son

Anyways, Alicia’s brother, Anthony, shows up & shes says that they are best friends. They go outside to talk about all of the dirty lil’ secrets Alicia is finding out about her husband through these wiretaps. Alicia is super hurt that her husband has been leading a double life. At this point, she doesn’t even want to hear his voice, so instead of calling him, she is going to send him an email letting him know how hurt she is. She feels that he ruined her trust, took her innocence, & she doesn’t think that she will ever be the same person again. Ouch. I feel her pain. Her main focus, now that she is a single mother, is remaining strong for her 3 boys.

Renee is having dinner with her friend Nikole, who like her friend, Carla, also dated Eddie Garofalo. It turns out that everyone in Staten Island dated Eddie at some point or another. Renee is pissed off that Alicia interrogated her last week over the wiretaps. Renee is only friends with Alicia through Eddie, & she has known Eddie since they were kids, so that is where her loyalty lies.

Mob Wives Renee Nikole Lunch

Renee visits Drita at her store so that Drita can do her makeup for a date she is going on. A DATE?! Say whaaa?? You go, girl! It’s about damn time. Drita says that when Renee is with a guy, she is all about that guy, & will jump you for even looking at him. I believe it. Apparently, Renee’s date doesn’t know about her lifestyle. This should be interesting. Drita does a fabulous job on Renee’s makeup. She looks great for her date! She mustn’t be late! Ok, I’ll stop rhyming now.

Mob Wives Renee Makeup

We actually get to see this date! AWESOME. At first, I thought the hostess guy who seated her was her date. Thank God it wasn’t, because that guy was a straight up NERD & it would’ve NEVER worked out. I think we were all pleasantly surprised when her date showed up. Homeboy is SUPER FINE. Again, YOU GO GIRL. Now, this is what I’m talking about. F Junior! Renee says that she hasn’t been on a date in years & this is painfully obvious because she makes some classic mistakes. Like, telling him too much too soon. The first date should be light. Fun. It shouldn’t be you talking about your dad in prison or what an a-hole your ex-husband is. TMI girl, TMI. Her date is really nice though, & says that he doesn’t care about her past. Renee doesn’t know if he is too good to be true, but right now she is just going to enjoy it. Yesss girl, yes. Then she told him that she has a knife in her purse & will basically shank him if she needs to. Smh, Renee, smh.

Mob Wives Renee Date

Alicia has the girls, Drita, Big Ang, & Renee over for dinner. I wonder how the Staten Island girls feel about having to travel 2 hours to Philly just to shoot a scene. Anyways, right away Alicia calls out Renee & the wiretaps to the other girls. She says that she still has unanswered questions. I’m a total girl’s girl & would never f with a married man, but Alicia! Renee is not the one you need to be mad at. You’re husband is! It is his job, only his, to answer all of your questions. Drita sticks up for Alicia & makes a good point that if it were Renee, she would be livid. Then Drita gave us a “Drita-ism” & said that if she saw Lee eating in a restaurant with his ex, she would get back in her car, drive though the restaurant & over their table, & that they could eat her tires. Lol. Where does she come up with this stuff? Alicia is completely dumbfounded as to why Eddie would risk his wife & 3 kids for an ex & Chinese food. It’s because men are stupid, Alicia.

Mob Wives Alicia House Dinner

Big Ang is out to lunch with her son AJ, who is out of recovery. She is very proud of him & is about to be a grandma again! AJ’s girlfriend is pregnant & eating EVERYTHING. Big Ang is not ready to tell her son that her & her husband, Neil, are actually thinking about having a baby of their own. Am I the only one digging Big Ang’s headpiece?

Mob Wives Big Ang Headpiece

Alicia is hanging out with her sister & friend. She got a letter from Eddie apologizing for his lies. He said that she is his best friend & that he has made many mistakes, yada yada. He admitted that he was wrong & asked for her forgiveness. He also explained why he did what he did, he was born into this lifestyle & didn’t know any other way. Alicia is guarded though, because she doesn’t want to be manipulated by him anymore. Her friend said that since Alicia met him, he has been the primary source of her pain. Damn, girl. Tell us how you really feel. Alicia is starting to wonder if she made a huge mistake by standing by his side & being so loyal to a man who has done nothing but lie to her.

Mob Wives Alicia Letter

Drita takes Aleeya to a self-defense class because she is still being bullied. Drita believes that Aleeya needs to solve her problem by being able to defend herself. Again, maybe it is because I am from Brooklyn, but I agree 100%. Some people are just jerkoffs & no amount of words are going to change them. They need to be punched in the face. It’s as simple as that.

Mob Wives Drita Aleeya Self-Defense

Renee invited Michael to Girls Night, for some reason. Renee, you just met the guy. He doesn’t need to meet your friends yet. All the girls are there, even Natalie. Alicia says that she is not going to bother Renee anymore about the wiretaps & it’s really between her & Eddie. I am glad she realizes this. Natalie says that she has been hanging out with dead bodies all week & needs to feel alive. Lol. Natalie is drunk & talking mad sh*t. She is yelling “Whores!” at the girls as they dance. She means it in a friendly way, but Drita ain’t having it. She told Natalie that she will break her face if she keeps calling her a whore. Natalie said that it was all in good fun & actually means that you are sexy & scandalous. What Natalie doesn’t realize is that these girls haven’t decided yet if they even like her, so she needs to chill.

Michael arrives & this is when all hell breaks loose. All the girls think that he is handsome. However, Drita & Big Ang know not to f with him because Renee is crazy. Natalie makes the mistake of life by telling him that he “smells delicious”. Renee is pissed & tells her to fall the f back. Then Renee leaves because she doesn’t want to strangle Natalie in front of her date. Natalie doesn’t understand why Renee is upset & won’t let her & Michael lave. She blocks the door & then follows them out. This is not going to be good…

Mob Wives Renee Natalie Delicious

Alicia brings up an interesting point that Renee thinks it’s inappropriate for a woman to make a comment about HER man, but has no problem disrespecting other women by going to dinner with their husbands & their husbands’ ex-girlfriends. Did you follow all that? Ok. Anyways, I’m with Renee. Let another woman call my husband delicious! And to my face! Aww hell no! Renee begs Drita to take Natalie away & starts freaking out. I pray she doesn’t have one of her breakdowns in front of this gorgeous man. Renee, this is WAY too intense for a second date! Natalie is still confused because she thought that her & Renee had a connection. Natalie thinks that she is a lot closer to these women than she actually is.

Drita & Alicia are grabbing brunch or lunch the next day. Alicia was sticking up for her friend, Natalie & pointing out that Renee is a hypocrite. Drita was siding with her friend, Renee. She said that if another woman thinks that Lee smells good, she better take that sh*t to the grave. Hell. Yeah. Renee shows up & is still heated over the delicious comment. Alicia again stands up for Natalie & that makes me believe that she is a good friend. Drita didn’t appreciate Natalie calling her a whore & says that she is going to break her face. Renee says that she is going to have a talk with Natalie & set her straight.

What’d you guys think of this week’s episode? Is Renee a hypocrite??

Mob Wives: New Blood, Season 4 Episode 2

As I mentioned in my recap last week, I am a huge Mob Wives fan & I was unsure if I wanted to give Mob Wives: New Blood a try. Well, after last night’s episode, I am glad I did! This show is great!

Let’s get to it.

Renee visits Alicia in Philly, because Alicia is going to start carrying Mob Candy in her boutique. We learn a little more about her marriage to Eddie “Tall Guy” Garofalo. He was arrested for embezzling, extortion, racketeering, & murder conspiracy. She was arrested because she did the books for their trucking company. The reason that she did the books is because she wanted to make sure it was done legit. Her son witnessed her arrest & it was understandably a horrible & degrading experience for her. However, she is standing by her man because he is the love of her life.

Drita & Big Ang are getting pampered at the salon and talking about crazy drunk Natalie. Renee says that she feels a connection with Natalie, & they are worried that Natalie might be a bad influence on her. They are also worried that the stresses of running Mob Candy might be too much for her. Renee is a recovering addict & they don’t want her to relapse. Then we learn that Drita has a stalker coming by her store, Just Me, & he is being aggressive with her employees.

Mob Wives Drita Salon

Natalie is at dinner with her boyfriend, London, who lives in Harlem. She says that they are soulmates & like Bonnie & Clyde. She too feels a connection with Renee & is pissed off that the other girls were talking sh*t about her at the Mob Candy party.

Drita & Alicia are becoming fast friends & are taking a walk on the boardwalk in Staten Island. They bond over not growing up in the lifestyle & marrying men who are the exact opposites of their dads. Alicia says that her husband, Eddie, was living a double life & that she feels betrayed. Drita talks to her about Lee’s infidelity. Alicia doesn’t feel that she can trust her husband anymore & that is what hurts the most. I really feel for this girl.

Mob Wives Drita & Alicia Boardwalk

Drita stops by her store & one of her employees tells her that the stalker came back & Drita is pissed. She calls Lee, & in typical Lee fashion, he advises Drita to get aggressive with the guy. Drita says that she’s not going to call the cops on this guy, because when she is done with him, he’s gonna need to call the cops on her. And this is why I love Drita. As women, we are taught to be afraid, but Drita refuses to be the victim.

Mob Wives Drita Stalker

Renee meets Natalie for lunch & invited the other ladies so that they can clear the air regarding the Mob Candy party drama. Drita is the only one that shows up & Renee gets right into it. Drita lets Natalie know that she has no problem saying anything to her face. Natalie is going on & on about what a tough girl she is, that she’s from South Philly, yada yada & I am scared for her because I know that at any moment Drita could reach across the table & beat the living crap out of her. Lucky for her, Drita was too busy trying to figure out what the hell she was saying & if they were, in fact, having an argument.

Mob Wives Lunch

The feds give Alicia five years of her husband’s phone calls to listen to, so that she can listen to herself on them & prepare her defense. Ugh, this is not going to be good. Her brother comes by & apparently he used to go out with Eddie to strip clubs, which Alicia knew about. What she didn’t know, however, was that he was talking to other women. The brother isn’t really talking & I think it’s a damn shame that “The Bro Code” outranks his own family. Again, I really feel for Alicia in this episode.

Mob Wives Alicia Wire Taps

Drita goes to Big Ang’s house. Renee is there & they start talking about the lunch with Natalie. Big Ang is fed up with this girl & lets Renee know it.

Mob Wives Big Ang

After listening to her friends, Renee agrees that Natalie needs to calm the f down. She goes to Philly to visit Natalie & tells her what the girls told her about Natalie’s “wacked out” behavior. At first, Natalie is defensive, but then she agrees to squash it because she can be mature & Renee is her boss.

Then Alicia visits Natalie at work. Natalie runs her family’s funeral home & all I can think, with her looking fab in her business suit, is that she can’t be THAT hot of a mess if she is running a business. Just sayin’. Anyways, Alicia tells her about the wire taps & how Eddie was still talking to his ex, Carla from last week’s episode, after Alicia asked him to end the friendship with her. Apparently it was nothing too scandalous, they just went out to dinner – with Renee. Natalie is pissed off for Alicia & talks about how she hates goomahs. I hate them too & I would be just as upset as Alicia is if I were in her situation.

Mob Wives Natalie

Drita hires a security company to install cameras. As she is talking to the security guy, her stalker comes by & even though they blurred his face, homeboy is CAH-REEPY. He was standing in the doorway, just staring at her, & when she confronted him, HE RAN AWAY! Do you hear what I am saying right now? Drita, who probably weighs no more than 105 lbs soaking wet, scared off a grown man using just her bravado. She then said something about when a crazy person meets another crazy person, they get scared. Lol did I mention I LOVE Drita?!

Alicia goes to Renee’s house to confront her about what she heard on the wire taps. Renee’s my girl & all, but right away she looks guilty. Alicia is really hurt because her husband was not coming home to her while she was 8 months pregnant & instead, he was out eating Chinese food with Carla & Renee. Renee sorta fessed up, but wouldn’t provide Alicia with any details, because she is “not a rat”. I understand why Alicia is mad, but I also agree with Renee that she needs to take this up with her husband. And also, why didn’t Alicia grill her brother like she did Renee? Either way, she needs to talk to her husband about this & no one else.

What did you all think of this week’s episode? Was Renee wrong for going to dinner with Alicia’s hubby & ex-girlfriend?

Mob Wives: New Blood, Season 4 Episode 1

I LOVE Mob Wives. I moved to the DMV area from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn a couple of years ago, but I go home A LOT. I have to. Brooklyn is in my blood & if I go too long without it, I get some serious withdrawals. This may sound weird to some of you guys, but watching Mob Wives is very comforting to me, even more so than RHONJ, because with Staten Island being right across the Verrazano, it really is a lil’ dose of home for me. I often find myself putting Mob Wives on in my house for background noise. Listening to these angry women cursing & yelling at each other is soothing to me. It reminds me of home.

Because I’m from Brooklyn, I am fiercely loyal. Therefore, I really wasn’t feeling this “New Blood” angle. AND they’re from Philadelphia? Whaaa?? Why? VH1 couldn’t find some women in the tri-state area with mob ties? Really? Anywho, more than that, I just wanted everyone from the regular cast, Karen Gravano, Ramona Rizzo, Love Majewski, & Carla Facciolo to be in this season.

After much thought, I decided to give Mob Wives: New Blood a try. And it wasn’t bad, but I don’t know if these two new girls, Alicia DiMichele Garofalo & Natalie Guercio are going to be enough to fill the shoes of the other four women, each with their own larger than life personality. While watching the season premiere, I was entertained, but still holding out hope that one of the regular cast members would show up or will show up at some point in the future. I guess we’ll just have to wait & see…

Ok so, let’s get to it!

Renee Graziano – Renee is at home working on her company, Mob Candy, which is expanding from shoes into clothing as well & she looks fantastic! Renee had such a rough time last year dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, her ex-husband ratting out her dad – you name it, this woman’s been through it. So, the fact that she is even functioning, much less THRIVING is wonderful. So proud of my girl Renee. And in her words, “the boss bitch” is DEF back.

Big Ang – Most people don’t know what to make of Big Ang at first, but once you get to know her, it is pretty much impossible to ever say anything negative about her. She is sweet, caring, & just wants everyone to get along! Big Ang is back from shooting Miami Monkey & is ecstatic to be back in Staten Island. I have to agree with her, guys in Miami are waaay too pretty & us NY girls really need our men to be, well, men. Renee calls Big Ang to talk about the party that they are going to that night in Philadelphia. Their friend, new cast member Alicia, is throwing a 1920s costume party. I was kind of surpised that Big Ang wasn’t into costume parties. She seems like the type who would enjoy dressing up. Instead, Big Ang feels that people should be able to just come as they are & get whacked! Alrighty, then.

Drita Davanzo – Drita is & always will be my favorite Mob Wife. How can anyone not love her? She is a great mom, ride or die wife, loyal friend, & has the biggest heart – until you f with her, then… WATCH OUT. Drita is talking to her hubby, Lee, on phone about her upcoming trip to Philly for the party. Lee got out of prison not too long ago & I am glad that Drita has decided to reconcile with him, despite finding out that he cheated on her many years ago. I hope for their daughters’ sake that they can make their family work. Drita summed up her & Lee’s relationship by saying that they are either madly in love with each other or want to kill each other. Ahhh… ain’t love grand? Like Renee, Drita’s business, Lady Boss, is thriving & I am so proud of her! She really has made a name for herself & is a great role model for her girls.

Mob Wives Drita Phone Lee

Renee & Big Ang arrive at the party looking fab. Drita comes a lil’ later & I love her gangster outfit. We are introduced to Alicia. Alicia seems like a classy broad who has a lot of style. Her husband, Edward “The Tall Guy” Garofalo, is in prison awaiting sentencing. He is charged with racketeering & murder conspiracy, to name a few.

Apparently, the Garofalos & the Gravanos, as in former cast member Karen Gravano, do not get along because allegedly, Karen’s father is responsible for the murder of Eddie’s father. Wow. Deep sh*t here. Are the rumors true? Is this why Karen is not on this season? But why would VH1 get rid of an established cast member, who has a loyal fan base, for a complete unknown?? The fact that they keep mentioning Karen means that she is going to show up at some point, right? (Pleeease… )

Another twist is that Alicia was also arrested for embezzling money & pleaded guilty to avoid a trial. She is now awaiting sentencing, as well. I hope for her kids’ sake, she doesn’t go to jail.

Mob Wives Costume Party

Back in Staten Island, Drita, Renee, & Big Ang are having some girl talk. Big Ang says that her hubby, Neil, wants a baby. Say whaaa?? The girls are just as shocked as us viewers, but each express it very differently. Renee sits there in silence, unable to get any words out, while making shocked faces. Drita is screaming random things while making grand hand gestures. Lol. No one is asking the obvious question, which is, HOW?! How on Earth is this 53-year-old woman going to have a baby?? Big Ang answers all of our questions by saying that she is considering using a surrogate. Big Ang also wants Drita to have a baby (pregnancy pact!), & while a lil’ Davanzo boy would be adorable, I agree with Drita that her current family needs more time adjusting to being a family.

Renee holds a casting call for models to represent Mob Candy, & she asks Alicia to help her. I can understand why. Homegirl has style. I am loving all of her outfits in this episode. All the models are lame, so Alicia suggests her friend, Nicole, also from Philly.

Drita is working at her store & calls Lee to break the news to him that their oldest daughter, Aleeya, is being bullied. This makes me angry, because if you are a Mob Wives fan, you know that Aleeya is a sweetheart. And maybe it’s the Brooklyn in me, but I agree with Lee 100% when he says, “Well tell Aleeya to break their f*cking face!” Problem. Solved.

Big Ang has Drita & Alicia over. Alicia explains that she had no idea what her husband was up to & his arrest came as a complete shock. She said that her husband was upset because it was the anniversary of his dad’s death. Drita, who just met Alicia not too long ago, asks questions like, how did he die? He was murdered. Who killed him? “Sammy the Bull” Gravano. As in, Karen’s dad. Aww sh*t. Alicia went on to say that she doesn’t understand why Karen is writing books & bragging about her dad, when he is equivalent to a serial killer. Ok, I can see her side, but umm… didn’t you just say your husband is awaiting sentencing for murder conspiracy?? Alicia says that she will never, ever be in a room with Karen. Come on VH1, you mean to tell me that all of this talk about Karen, & you’re not going to have her on to defend herself?

Mob Wives Alicia Big Ang's

We meet new cast member Natalie at Renee’s photo shoot, & she seems like a blast. Her family is in the burying mobsters business. Don’t get the wrong idea though, they just own a funeral home. At the photo shoot, Alicia pulls Renee to the side to talk about Karen & how f-ed up she thinks she is. Renee made it very clear that even though she is friends with Alicia & her husband, she is not going to turn on Karen ever. Karen helped her when she was at her lowest & also, she would never hold anyone accountable for their father’s sins. What if someone did that to her son, AJ? Renee is so right. Say what you will about Sammy Gravano, but you can not blame Karen for anything that her father did. That’s ridiculous. And yes her dad did some horrible things, but Karen is human. That is her father & she only knew him as a father. Is Alicia going to turn around & disown/hate her husband for his sins? Not so easy, huh?

Mob Wives Natalie & Renee Photo Shoot

Big Ang & Drita meet Natalie for lunch & homegirl is GONE. Two lemon drops & a Grey Goose with cranberry will do that to ya. Big Ang & Drita’s reactions to Natalie’s ramblings were hysterical. Then she ate off of Big Ang’s plate & they had enough. Natalie managed to do something few people can do, which is piss off Big Ang, so you know she has to be a hot mess! Big Ang & Drita got the hell out of there with the quickness.

Mob Wives Lunch with Natalie

At Renee’s launch party for Mob Candy’s clothing line, Alicia sees some woman named Carla, who works with Renee, who used to date her husband a million years ago. So what?? I can tell this girl is insecure & is going to be DRAMA. During the fashion show, Natalie’s drunk ass fell on the runway. Later on that night, she heard the girls talking mad sh*t about her. And now she wants to know why they don’t grow some balls & say it to her face. Uh-oh! Looks like some sh*t’s about to go down next week!

Mob Wives Gossiping

What’d you guys think of this week’s episode? Do you miss the old girls? Do you like the new ones?