We had heard that season 3 was going to be one of the best seasons yet but I don't think any of us knew just how good of a season it was going to be until episode one titled "Mob Knives" aired. Being as big of a fan of the show as I am; I gotta admit when I first read what the first episode was called, a part of me was a little nervous. The other part of me was thinking "of course there's gonna be an episode with the words mob knives in it. I mean after all, this show is called Mob Wives". I gotta hand it to them though, these are some tough girls who have been through a lot of stuff with their fathers, husbands, ex husbands, and boyfriends going away to jail and having to raise their kids on their own.
Season 3 wasted no time at all getting us caught up on what had been going on with all of the girls over the summer and it sure didn't take long for accusations and conflict to arise either. When Drita and Carla go for a walk on the boardwalk with their dogs Lucky and Elvis, Carla begins to tell her about Big Ang's son AJ having to stay in a drug program for 18-24 months. When Drita asks Carla if she's talked to Renee, right away Drita says Carla goes into "tw*t mode" and accuses Renee of being a "junk box". At this point Drita says that she's on good terms with Renee and that shes not going to get in the middle of her and Carla's issues. Carla then starts accusing Renee of popping pills and explains that the reason Renee's a junkie is because she has a problem with drugs. Drita says she doesn't like this conversation and goes on to say that it surprised her that Carla was accusing Renee of being on drugs.
Renee has a locksmith come by and change the locks to her house because someone broke in while she was away in Atlantic City. She feels like it was a personal attack because of how bad they destroyed her house. She goes on to explain that they destroyed her bible and took her pictures, threw them across the room and even took the security tape out from her attic. She tells AJ that she feels unsafe living there and that she wants a gun. She explains to AJ that there was a black car parked outside of her house with three guys in it and that they watch them come and go. Renee thinks that they are coming after her because of what Junior did when he cooperated with the government. Renee and AJ get into a little mom and son disagreement about respecting each other's fathers. I love these two, there's never a dull moment between them when you watch them. They're either chasing each other around the house after having that awkward sex talk conversation (season 2). Or they're arguing with each other about AJ's school. Either way, they keep me laughing. When we first see AJ this episode we noticed that he's got a nice little facial hair happening which makes him look all grown up. AJ feels that although he realizes what his dad did was wrong, he feels that Renee should move on from it. AJ goes on to tell his mom Renee that he wants her to respect him and stop talking about his dad Junior. Even though Renee knows how much AJ loves his dad Junior, she can't forgive Junior for betraying her family. Renee tells AJ that she wants him to respect her dad (AJ's grandfather) because he's 72 yrs old and in jail for what Junior did. AJ tells Renee that he does respect his grandfather.
Over at Big Ang's house as she is recovering from having surgery on 6 toes her friend Love Majewski stops by to check on her and to catch up on what has been going on with all of the girls since she's been away. Big Ang tells us that she has known Love for 20 yrs and that she went to school with Karen and Ramona. Love's ex fiance was Ray Merolle who was a part of a car theft ring called the Untouchables (based on the movie Gone in 60 seconds). Love tells us that she's shot her ex boyfriend, poisoned another ex boyfriend and even stabbed her last ex boyfriend in front of his mother. I think I might like this chick, she sounds tough and like she can throw down if she needed to. When Love asks what all of the girls have been up to Ang tells her that Renee and Carla have problems with each other. Love tells Ang that shes been on the other end of that with Renee because Renee thought that Love was sleeping with Junior. Ang invites Love to the Drunken Monkey the next night to catch up with everyone and she agrees to go.
Renee and Drita meet up to catch up on what's been going on with each other. Renee proceeds to tell Drita about the break in at her house and how she feels like it was a personal attack. Renee goes on to tell Drita how they ripped pictures of her father and threw them across the room and destroyed her bible. When Renee asks Drita how things are going with Lee, she tells her that he's supposed to be coming home within six months. Renee thinks Drita and Lee will get back together once he comes home. When the topic turns to Carla things get real really fast. Renee tells Drita how she really feels about Carla. One of the reasons why I like Renee is because she tells it like it is and how she feels about someone no matter what.This girl's not bsing around and I love it. They don't call Renee the HBIC (head b**ch in charge) for nothing. Renee feels like Carla is sneaky, conniving, whore, husband f**king douche bag, and it doesn't just end there. When Drita asks Renee what Carla did to her to make her mad at her, Renee explains how she caught Carla trying to make a move on one of her friend's man while they were out at a club together with Renee's cousin. Renee says that although she's known that Carla has a history of being with married men, she's never said anything about it but this time she says Carla messed with the wrong person. Renee tells Drita that she has no respect for Carla because she sleeps with married men. When Drita asks Renee if she wants to talk to Carla about it, Renee says that she has nothing to say to her but "f**k u you filthy c*nt". Renee then tells Drita that her next issue with Carla is that she's going around town telling people that the only reason Renee chopped her body up was so that she could look like her. "No b**ch I chopped my body up so that I could look like me with a skinnier body because if I wanted to look like you I'd put a f**king horse face on my head" (this had me laughing so hard because Renee has the best one liners ever). Drita chuckles and then begins to tell Renee that she heard that Carla called her a junkie. Renee gets angry and says that Carla better be real careful with her. "You want to go to war with me? Do you know what war with me is?" You could tell by the look on Drita's face during this scene that she felt uncomfortable being in the middle between her two friend's having issues with each other. Being that I like all of them, I probably would have felt the same way.
We only got to see Ramona for one scene but being that I'm a NASCAR fan myself I kinda liked this scene where she's racing cars with her daughters on the track. I've always loved Ramona's one liners and so I wasn't surprised when she came up with the triple D line (Daddy Done Diddly) when she was referring to her kid's dad. Ramona explains that the reason why she refers to her ex husband as the triple D is because he fled from the law, left her penniless and left her to take care of all of the responsibilities with providing for her kids. When she tells her girls that they might have to live in a apartment her girls don't seem to mind having to share rooms as long as they're all together. She says that her boyfriend Joe is still in prison from getting arrested last year and she doesn't know when he will be home.
When Drita meets up Carla to fill her on what her and Renee talked about she tells Carla that Renee thinks Carla sleeps with married men. Carla denies it and says she's only ever had boyfriends all of her life and was never with someone else's husband. When Drita tells Carla that Renee heard that Carla had been going around town saying that Renee only got surgery so that she could look like her, Carla says she never said that. Carla then calls Renee a lying little b**ch and that everything Renee says is a lie and that the reason for that is because she's a junkie and a f**king pill poppin b**ch. Personally I have to agree with Big Ang on this one and say that although I like Carla, I just don't like that she called Renee junkie. I don't think it's right for anyone to call their friend of 20 something yrs a junkie. I think she used a poor choice of words when she said that about Renee but that's just my opinion. Renee has every right to be upset Carla that she said that about her. I know if I were in Renee's situation, I would definitely feel the same way she does about that word junkie.
Drita stops by Big Ang's to fill her in whats going on between Carla and Renee. Big Ang asks if Carla talked about Renee ever and Drita says she can't even lie and said yes she ripped Renee. Big Ang reminds Drita that over the summer she remembers Renee telling her about an incident that happened between Renee's son AJ and Carla over twitter. Big Ang feels that no matter what the argument is about, you should never bring their kids in it. Drita and Ang decide to set up a brunch (that later turns into a D day brawl) so that Carla and Renee can sit down and hash out their issues. I love Big Ang for trying to keep the peace among all of the girls. I think everyone should have a Big Ang in their life who can try to make everyone get along and not worry about the small stuff.
Over at the Drunken Monkey Renee tells Karen and Big Ang that Carla's going around town calling her a junkie. Karen points out that Carla is an antagonizer. When Love shows up you could tell Renee was irritated. Renee sends Ang and Karen out for a walk so that she and Love could talk and sort out their issues Renee had about Love being with Junior. Renee explains that she originally had heard that Love had been with Junior from ten different people from ten different neighborhoods. While Karen and Ang are outside while Renee and Love talk she says that will tell it like it is. Love says that she was never with him and that she would never sleep with a married man. Love tells Renee that she had only met him twice when he was making a deal with one of her ex boyfriends. Love goes on to explain to Renee that one time when her ex boyfriend and Junior were making a deal together her ex had tried to put her hands on her and Junior stepped in and told him not to ever put his hands on a woman.Love says all Junior was trying to do was to defend her from her ex who was trying to put his hands on her that was it. Renee says that because she knows how much of a liar Junior is, she chooses not believe that Love slept with him.
As D-day (Dumb b**ch day) arrives (my favorite one liners from Renee by far, next to crusty crotch that is), Renee and Carla head to Big Ang's to meet up with her and Drita for brunch so that they can sort out their issues between one another. Drita gets there first and tells Ang she's got a lot of confidence for using glass plates and glasses for the brunch. Drita thinks that she and Ang should stay during the whole conversation between Carla and Renee. Renee shows up before Carla and she seems to be in a good mood ready to tackle her issues with Carla head on. When Carla shows up (as a viewer you could cut the tension between her and Renee with a....butter knife) she doesn't seem that agitated with Renee, but that doesn't last long as Renee starts in on her. Renee begins with her first issue with Carla about her moving in on one of her friends' man while they were at a club over the summer with Renee's cousin. Carla said that she didn't do anything to Renee's friends' man and that he followed her all around the club. Renee says she should have walked back over to the girls if her friend's man was following her. Renee then calls Carla out for being a go-to-girl. Renee brings up the next issue she has with Carla about calling her a junkie. Carla admits to calling Renee a junkie. Renee then turns to Big Ang and says that if she's a junkie then that means Ang's son AJ (who is in a drug program) is also a junkie. Carla tells Renee that Ang's son isn't a junkie because he's getting help. Ang steps in to intervene and says that she doesn't like the word junkie because its childish and her son AJ has a problem with drugs. Renee tells Carla that she's not a junkie and that she is an addict. Next Renee brings up the third issue about Carla sleeping with married men. Carla brings out the butter knife says that she never slept with married men and that its not Renee's business what she does.
Finally Renee brings up her last issue with Carla about her verbally attacking her son AJ on twitter. Carla says that she never said anything to AJ on twitter and that he doesn't need to be attacking her on twitter because he's not a child. Renee says that AJ's her child therefore Carla shouldn't be attacking him on twitter. Carla says that if he is a child then he shouldn't be allowed on twitter. Personally I think AJ's old enough to have twitter. Its not like he's a 4 yr old who plays with crayons. He's 18 therefore he's old enough to do what he wants. As long as he's not rude to anyone on there then he should be able to be on twitter. Since Renee brings up twitter, Carla accuses Renee of talking to her ex husband Joe and inviting him and his gf out to eat on twitter. Renee says that Carla can't admit to anything she's done wrong and that she has a mentality of a f**king gnat. Carla tells Renee that she has the mentality of a junkie. In the end these two didn't solve anything at the brunch except that they will be civil to each other if they see each other on the street. At least Big Ang and Drita tried to fix this issue between Carla and Renee. Only time will tell what happens next between these two. Next week's episode is called Bad Boys. After reading the summary of what its about it looks like its going to be another good episode.