Danielle Staub’s return was always going to make sparks fly, but the drama from her has been rather subdued to date.
That all changed on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 7 when she was put on the spot once again for Dolores allegedly warning her about Teresa Giudice only wanting money.
When the episode got underway, Siggy Flicker was going on about her brand new idea to host overnight retreats to help empower women. If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, you will know that Siggy has done anything but empower her co-stars.
She’s flat-out publicly shamed some of them, belittled them and made them feel like their feelings are not being taken into consideration. We shudder to think what she would be saying about Margaret if Dolores did not manage to get her to give the fashion mogul another chance.
It’s unclear whether Michael knows his wife does not empower women. Maybe that’s the reason why he wants her to do fewer things associated with extending her brand. At the first big speech of the retreat, it seemed like Siggy was calling Margaret out in the same way she called Melissa out two weeks ago.
Margaret, and most viewers, prepared for the worst when Siggy brought up the whole “Soggy Flicker” thing. But Siggy opened up to a whole room full of people about the various names she was called in school.
It was horrible to watch because, for the first time, it seemed like Siggy was being genuine with all of the women about her past. The ladies then made their way to a room that included various things for them to do.
They could talk about plastic surgery, get some new pictures taken for their dating profiles, get make-up done, or even buy clothing with empowering statements written on them.
Most of the ladies bonded, but Teresa turned to Danielle and told her about a meeting she had with Dolores. Teresa noted that she had known Dolores for over twenty years, and it would not be wise to cut her out.
Danielle got on board with that, but she was not impressed when she heard that Dolores practically called her a drug abuser. Danielle managed to keep her composure, but the two ladies went at it over dinner.
Dolores questioned Danielle’s motives for being friends with Teresa after all of the years of animosity. Danielle denied that she had any bad blood with Teresa, noting that she wanted to be friends with her.
Somehow, we believe her, but she does have a sketchy track record when it comes to keeping people close to her. The other ladies seemed to collectively agree that Dolores went below the belt by saying she had a drug problem.
Danielle is not one to let things go, and if the trailer at the close of the episode is anything to go by, she will get her revenge, and it will be worth the wait.
The episode featured a lot of filler, and it’s becoming increasingly apparent that these women are just not able to bring the drama. They don’t make the fight scenes like they once did, and it’s sad.
We would even go as far as to say it may be time to rest this iteration of the franchise. All of the stories have been done to death previously. The only two that can still bring some drama are Dolores and Danielle.
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