Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mob Wives Ep 307 "No Love Lost"

Tonight's episode of Mob Wives  titled "No Love Lost" picked up from last week's cliff hanger where Drita tells Big Ang and Carla that Lee is home. Drita said that she was shocked that he was home so soon and that he didn't tell her that he was coming home when she had just visited him with their daughters. When Big Ang asks Drita if she fed Lee when he came home and she says yes and that it was her. Drita explains that "when a man goes away its like he's been in a freezer and he comes out like a riped vegetable" (best one liner by Drita this season). I love her. Drita says that even though Lee's home, he still has to go to the halfway house for a few months. Drita asks Big Ang and Carla what they think she should do about letting Lee move back in after he gets out of the halfway house. Big Ang thinks that Drita should let Lee back in the house and give it a second chance. 

Karen, Ramona and Love go to Karen's friend Toni Marie's charity art event for breast cancer together. Karen explains that Toni's ex husband was a part of her Dad Sammy's crew and that he was like an uncle to her growing up. Ramona tells Karen and Love that Lee is back in town. Karen says that she wishes him well and the best of luck. Karen hopes that Lee can stay out of trouble so that he can spend more time with Aleeya and Gizzelle.
Renee returns home from rehab feeling really good and happy to be back with her family in time for the holidays. When Renee calls Drita to let her know that she's back home, Drita's so excited for her and she feels like things are going to be good for her. When Drita fills Renee in on Lee being home, Renee's really happy for her. Renee says that Drita just needed Lee to come home from jail in order for her to realize that she should be back with him. Renee tells Drita that she wants to get together with everyone to catch up.
When Renee goes bowling with Big Ang, Ramona, Karen and Drita, they're all very glad to see her and that she's home from rehab. Big Ang was the best at throwing the bowling ball. I love her. Even Drita said she's never seen someone throw a ball like Ang does (who was over four years old). Renee tells the girls how rehab went and that she bowled a lot when she was in rehab which is why she's so good playing against them and ends up winning. Renee tells the girls that she learned that she had anger problems, they joke with her and tell her that they could have told her that. When Renee asks what she's missed out on since being away, Drita tells her that everyone's getting along (well everyone but her and Carla that is). Renee says that a year ago everyone was pulling each other's hair out and now they're all bowling together. It was so good to see Renee happy and having fun with everyone and all of them getting along.
Big Ang takes her husband Neil to get a makeover. He gets a new haircut and shaves a little. I love these two together, they're so cute and funny together. Big Ang says that all women should have a tight leash on their men and maybe choke them a little (best one liner of Big Ang).  
When Karen and Drita are invited to go on a spa day with Ramona and Renee, Ramona and Renee don't show up. When Drita fills Karen in more about Lee being home.Karen says that she hopes that Lee doesn't go back to jail and that he's there for Drita and his daughters because she knows he how much he loves his family. It was nice to see Drita and Karen hang out and be friends again because I've always liked these two. My favorite part of this scene was when Karen said that it was good that they could lay down willingly and not lay each other out, I love this girl.
Ramona and Renee decided to go to little Italy and hang out for the night instead of going to the spa. The two talk about Ramona's grandfather and Renee's dad being good friends. On this particular night out, it happens to be the one year anniversary that Renee's dad went back to jail. Ramona brings up that it's also coming up on the anniversary of her grandfather's death. Ramona suggests throwing a memorial for her grandfather with just her close friends. She wants to remember him with happy tears not sad tears every time his anniversary comes around.

Carla and Big Ang go shopping for light bulbs and Carla asks for Ang's advice on what she thinks about getting full or joint custody of her kids with Joe. Ang thinks that Carla should get full custody of their kids not joint custody because Joe's the one who left. Ang says that she's old school and women in this lifestyle take care of the kids on their own when their husbands are away so they should get full custody of the kids if the husband decides to leave the marriage.
When Neil makes a romantic dinner for Ang, he sets off their smoke alarms. The best part of this scene for was when Neil was on the phone with his friend asking how to cook broccoli. Poor Neil he tries so hard to cook for his wife and he almost burns the house down. These two need their own show. Maybe "Big Ang and Neil Show"?
When Ramona has a memorial for her grandfather Lefty, Renee, Love, Big Ang, and Karen show up for it. Renee and Karen both speak about what a wonderful guy Lefty was. Love remembers when Ramona's grandfather passed away and she knows how much Lefty meant to Ramona. Ramona explains that when she came back home, there were some people who knew her from who her grandfather was and they welcomed her with opened arms, but others like her dad didn't. Renee explains that they all share an unbreakable bond together from birth to death.
Carla finally meets Joe's girlfriend, Raquel for the first time at a cafe. Carla feels that she needs to meet Raquel so that she knows that her kids are safe when they're staying with her and Joe. Joe says that he waited three or four months before he let Raquel meet his kids. Carla feels that it wasn't anything personal about Raquel  that she didn't like, but it was just that mother instinct of her wanting to protect her kids and make sure that they were safe. Carla explains that she just didn't want Joe bringing hoes in his house around their kids. Carla feels better after meeting Raquel and feels more comfortable with her kids being around her.
Karen and Love meet Drita for drinks where they talk about Love's issues with Carla. Love says that Carla is twelve lbs and that she's gonna hit her and she'll fly through the wall. Drita agrees with Love. Karen says that she's heard that Carla's talked about her, Renee, and Ramona so obviously there's something that Carla has a problem with. Drita says that she doesn't want to be in the middle of Love and Carla's issue. Drita says that she's concerned about this because of what happened between Renee and Carla when Carla picked up a knife. Love says that Carla's not gonna do that to her and if she does try to then she's gonna leave stabbed. Drita jokes with Love and says that she might want to just stay home. I gotta say I'm with Drita on this one. I'd be a little afraid of Love myself (I'm kidding I love LOVE and her one liners). Be sure to watch next week's episode of Mob Wives titled "Time and Punishment" at 10 pm on Vh1.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mob Wives Ep 306 "After the Storm"

Tonight's episode of Mob Wives titled "After the Storm" picked up the day after Hurricane Sandy hit Staten Island. This was a very emotional episode for everyone. Even if you were not in New York when the storm hit, you remember how bad it was. I put together a collage below of pictures from the storm with a quote that Ramona said on the show. "Staten Island Saved Staten Island". The other picture in the collage under the quote is the Mob Wives Saving Lives charity that Renee set up (while she was in Fl. in rehab) for people to donate money to after the storm. I myself donated to this charity, and it really made me feel good to know that I was helping others who were in need. 
The show begins with Carla in the background describing what she woke up to the next morning after the storm had past. Carla says that she woke up to it being pitch black outside and everything was really quiet. Karen says that people lost everything and people loss loved ones. Karen was staying in Mid town Manhattan during the storm. She says that when she was allowed to come back on the island she felt like she was living in the twilight zone. Drita says that she stayed at her mom's with her daughters and when she came back, her street was fine but the next street over had massive destruction. Big Ang says that when she woke up the day after the storm hit, she figured that everyone was okay because her house was fine and she still had power. However, when she went outside to drive around everything looked like the end of the world. The girls explained that certain streets got hit harder than others did. Love said that she had to throw out some things that were destroyed in the storm. Her car was destroyed.
Drita and her daughters packed some clothes and toys up from their house and donated it to people who were in need. Drita said that driving to her house it looked like a war zone. 
When Ramona calls Renee in Fl while she's still in rehab, she fills her in on how bad the storm hit the island. Renee is shocked by what the storm did to everyone in Staten Island but she's thankful that her family is okay. Big Ang made a bunch of food and her and Neil took it to a shelter where there were kids staying there from the storm who lost their homes. Ang played and talked with the kids there. Ang loss the salon that she had just opened 8 weeks before the storm hit.
Karen and Ramona went door to door handing out supplies to friends and strangers who were in need and left with nothing. One of their close friends lost just about everything in their home. Ramona said that Staten Island became the forgotten borough and that they had to help each other rebuild after the storm. Vh1 did a great job taking the cameras into some of the places that no one had seen yet. I remember Ramona being on Dr. Drew and them going door to door trying to help out and find out why no one had come to help them rebuild or hand out supplies.
You can definitely count on Love to lighten the mood when the show starts getting sad from seeing all the devastation from the storm. This was probably one of my favorite Love scenes ever so far this season. When she gets a call from her ex boyfriend Joey (the iron man) who calls to see how she made it through the storm he wants to get back together. Love says that her history with men haven't gone so well. She says that it's not like she's dated guys from a butcher, a baker, a candle stick maker (best line of the night by far from Love, couldn't stop laughing). Love says she's dated a car theft, home invader, robber, attempted murderer etc. I could not stop laughing during this scene because of how crazy Love and Joey's relationship was.
Love says that she calls Joey "the iron man" because every time she stabs him the knives break (this had me laughing). Love says that she's stabbed him so many times that she can't remember why she did it. Love said that she doesn't know why she and Joey keep getting back together, but that it may have something to do with her stabbing him.
Still helping out others after Hurricane Sandy, Ramona finds an apartment to move to. When Ramona has Karen help her move in some of her stuff, Ramona says that this is the first time that she's moving on her own with her kids as a single mom. Even though she still hasn't told anyone that she's secretly engaged to Joe (who's still behind bars), Ramona hopes that one day when he gets released things will turn back to normal and they can have a party and tell everyone that they're engaged.
When AJ goes to FL. to visit his mom Renee in rehab, they have a family session. Can I just say that after 2 seasons and 5 episodes into season 3 we FINALLY get to here what AJ has to say about his mom being in rehab and how he feels about her addiction. The guy cleans up nice for his first interview. Hes got a nice style going for him. Clean cut, shaved a little, and no glasses. Not bad for his first interview. Let's hope he gets to have more of these interviews later in the season.
Renee was really happy that AJ agreed to meet with her in rehab to have a family session together because she wanted AJ to have a better understanding of why she can't just stop taking pills on her own. AJ says that he doesn't agree with his mom's addiction and going to rehab, but says that she's been through a lot and he feels bad for her. AJ feels that no matter how hard life gets, there should be no reason to use drugs. AJ says that he just wants her to stop and not let him down anymore. AJ explains that he's been let down by his dad and by her. AJ says that he feels that when he sees that his mom is using, she ends up sleeping all the time and slurring her speech. AJ explains that seeing his mom that way makes him feel depressed. AJ says that his way of handling it is by just leaving. AJ goes on to say that he always had to worry about his dad, Junior being in jail and his mom using pills. AJ says that when Renee uses, he can tell that she's not his mom anymore. Renee says that she's shocked to know that AJ knew more about what was going on than she thought he did. AJ says that Renee always tries to put others first and help them first, but he says that a person has to help themselves before they can help others and that's what he wants her to do. AJ wants her to get clean for herself and then for him. When the therapist tells Renee that she hasn't been able to have these kinds of talks with AJ because she's been off somewhere else self medicating, she breaks down and apologizes to him. AJ being the sweet caring son that he is, forgives his mom and tells her that now she just has to make changes. During this scene AJ tweeted his mom Renee and told her how much he loves her and that she's the best. Renee replied to AJ saying that she loved him more than anything and she thanked him for giving her a second chance.
Back at the Drunken Monkey, Big Ang has everyone dropping off supplies (diapers, formula etc.). She even had some of her friends called the Bronx boys who came to deliver a big truck load of food and clothes to her. Even in a sad time like this Ang still found a way to make us laugh with one of her one liners and I loved it. She joked that things that fall off the back of a truck can come in handy sometimes.
Back in FL. Renee finishes rehab and graduates. A lot of the people in the rehab were sad to see her go, but they were happy that she was graduating. It was interesting to hear what they had to say about her and what their first impressions of her were. Some of them looked at her like a mother figure while others looked at her like the baddest b**ch (in a good way). Renee says she's learned how to forgive. She's ready to come back to Staten Island and prove that nothing can stop her. We the fans are so proud of how far you've come and for completing rehab. Congrats!!!
During this scene AJ tweeted to his fans how strong his mom was during rehab and that she made him proud when she graduated from the program. Renee replied to his tweet by saying that she couldn't have done it without him. The show ends with another cliff hanger (vh1 and their cliff hangers they love to keep you wanting more, kidding) when Drita invites Big Ang and Carla over to her house so that she can tell her some shocking news. Drita explains that she had gone out to run errands and Aleeya called her and was frantic but then the line cut off. Drita knew something wasn't right so she quickly went back to her house and guess who was standing at her door when she opened it......SUSPENSE...LEE was at the door..Big Ang asked the question we were all dying to know...Lee's came home??? Next week's episode is titled "No Love Loss", don't forget to watch next Sunday at 10 pm on Vh1.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mob Wives Ep 305 "The Gathering Storm"

Tonight's episode of Mob Wives titled "The Gathering Storm" began with Ramona meeting Karen and Big Ang at a store to shop for clothes. Ramona tells Big Ang and Karen that her daughters Anissa and Melina are having a birthday party together since they're a year and four days a part from each other. Ramona also tells Ang and Karen that she has to call Drita to invite her daughter Aleeya to the party because Anissa and Melina go to school together and they are all good friends. Ramona says this is a hard decision for her to make on whether or not Aleeya should come to her daughters party because of the tension between her and Drita. Ramona thinks that she needs to meet with Drita first to clear the air with their issues before inviting her and Aleeyah to her daughters party.
Back in Florida with Renee in rehab, she has an anger management group session where she tries to figure out why she gets so angry all the time. Renee says that she's angry that she can't trust people. Then things get heated between her and another one of the group members. The group member doesn't understand why people like Renee hold grudges. This gets Renee fired up. Renee said that she's heard this person talk about her behind her back. She explains that she gets really angry when people talk about her behind her back. The therapist gives her a reality check and tells her that she has anger problems. The therapist tries to explain to Renee that its not about the other person but that its about her.
At the Drunken Monkey Ang's husband Neil shows up at the bar after she threw him out of their house. Neil wants to move back home with her but she's not having it. She tells him that she's sick of throwing him out of their house and that when she went to have surgery he left her there.
Karen meets with a friend of Storm to talk about investing in a recording studio for her daughter Karina. She says that she just found out this summer that Karina can sing. She's hoping that by investing in the studio and getting Karina to sing would might make her want to come to New York. When Karen takes Karina and her cousins (who have formed a music group together) to the studio to meet a vocal coach, they try to test out a song that they've wrote together. They sound really good.
When Ramona calls Drita to invite Aleeya to Annissa and Melina's party Drita is shocked that she's even calling her. Ramona and Drita both agree that before Aleeya goes to the birthday party, these two need to have a sit down so that they can hash out their issues so that there's no problems at the party. At the sit down Drita and Ramona go over their issues with each other. Things surprisingly go really well. They talk about what happened at Renee's birthday party last season and they both agree that there were so many rumors going around about each other that things just got really out of hand. They agree to call a truce and do a hand shake on it. Ramona said that even though not all of them get a long right now, it's good that they made peace for the sake of their kids. Ramona jokes that Renee would probably be the one to come back from Florida and f**k them up. Best one liner of the night by Ramona. I love it.
When Drita goes to the gym with Carla she tells her that she and Ramona made up. Carla still doesn't believe that that Ramona's gonna be nice to Drita.
Joe goes to Carla's to tell her that he's seen a divorce attorney and that he wants to file for divorce. Carla doesn't seem that thrilled about it. Joe says that he wants to make a fresh start and put their marriage and him going to jail in the past. Joe lays down the rules of how the divorce is going to go with the papers. Joe says that he considers their marriage a business arrangement.
When Big Ang decides to go work during the daytime shift at the drunken monkey, a fight breaks out. When the fight gets escalated Ang's husband shows up at the right place at the right time to break up the fight. He definitely scored some points with Ang on that one. 
At Ramona's daughters birthday party everyone's there. Who would have thought we'd see Ramona, Karen and Drita all in one room at a party together with their kids with no fighting? This has gotta be some sick sadistic dream that they're all friends. I'm kidding I love that they're all good with each other right now because I do like Drita, Ramona, and Karen equally, so I think this is great news. There's a big difference from how the adults throw a birthday party than from how their kids throw a birthday party. I think Drita said it best, adults throw cake at a party and the kids eat it at a party. I love Drita's one liners. It was nice to see all of the girls getting along and seeing their kids having fun together. 
When Ramona goes to meet with her boyfriend Joe's lawyer to get an update on when his trial is. Joe's lawyer tells Ramona that right now they don't know when his trial is going to be set. He also explains to her that he is labeled as being a part of an organize crime and that the feds will do everything they can to try to make him become a rat. Ramona announces that she's been secretly engaged to Joe since before he got arrested. She's been afraid to wear  it and tell people that she's engaged because she didn't want the feds to come and take it from her thinking that Joe stole it. Joe's lawyer says that she shouldn't have a problem with them getting it because he bought with his own money. Congrats to Ramona for being engaged.
When Renee calls Drita from rehab in Florida to see how everyone's doing in Staten Island, she tells her how rehab is going for her and that she learned that she has an anger problem. Drita doesn't seem that surprised hearing that. You could tell in this scene how far Renee's come from being in rehab and how much progress she's made. We the fans are all very proud of you Renee. You're definitely not hitting any foul balls in there. She has taken this situation and said "this is the 9th inning with bases loaded with 2 outs, so its time to do what AJ told me to do which is to hit a grand slam out of the park".  Can't wait to find out how the rest of this 9th inning turns out this season. Drita also fills Renee in on her relationship with Lee and how they're trying to date each other again.
Drita also fills Renee in on a new friend who's making a name for herself before even getting to Staten Island. Her name is Sandy and already no one on the island is fond of her. I think everyone can agree with Drita when it comes to describing who Sandy is and what her purpose for coming to the island is. Sandy is a massive f**king storm coming to Staten Island. She's like a hurricane. Drita then explains to Renee how her area where she lives is in zone A which means that she has to evacuate. Renee tells Drita to call and check on AJ and see if he's okay during the storm. Renee also explains that her new house where she and AJ moved to is near the water which is why she's so concerned for AJ and everyone else on the island. Drita says that she's staying with her mom during the storm.  Karen is also in zone A where she lives so she has to evacuate as well. 
The ending of this tonight's episode really hit home for everyone who was affected by Hurricane Sandy. We all remember how bad this storm was back in October when this happened, but I think seeing the footage of the storm and the water rising on tonight's show really showed us how bad it was for everyone. Props to Jenn Graziano and VH1 for sharing that with us. When the show ended the mob wives came on the screen to ask everyone to donate to  relief fund to help those who were affected by hurricane Sandy. Click on the link to watch. Mob Wives Help with Hurricane Sandy and do your part in helping with the relief fund. Next week's episode is titled "After the Storm" where the girls go back to their homes after the storm to look at the damage that hurricane Sandy has done to the island as people try to clean up and rebuild. Be sure to watch next Sunday at 10 pm on VH1, you don't want to miss it.