Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mob Wives Ep 608 "Cuts Both Ways"

Tonight's episode of Mob Wives was the first out of three episodes (that are left) that will air since we heard the news of the sudden passing of Big Ang. There are only ten episodes this season. There is also a two part reunion that will be episodes 11 and 12 that Ang taped with the cast a few weeks before she passed away. We've been told that since Ang's passing last week this episode along with the rest of the season will be dedicated to her. There is also going to be a tribute special about Ang scheduled to air later in March after the reunion. 

We really aren't gonna touch too much on what the other scenes were about because it was mainly just dedicated to Ang. The show began with Drita showing Gizzelle her printed copy of her upcoming book that she's writing about. She also told Gizzelle that her birthday is coming up. Gizzelle says she wants another puppy for her birthday but Drita doesn't think Lee will  go for it. In the next scene AJ sits downs with his mom Renee to go over the tickets he got. This was probably the most hilarious scene with these two of the night. Apparently AJ got a ticket for peeing in public. Renee then wants to know why AJ is never home since he moved back in with her. AJ suggests that Renee get a hobby so that she's not bored without him around. 
Brittany tells Karen that Drita spoke to Marissa about the rumors she heard about their men hanging out. Brittany then tells Karen that Drita thinks its Karen spreading the rumors. Karen gets annoyed and goes off about Drita and Lee. Karen says that she's not obsessed with Lee because she knows way too many secrets about the both of them. 
It was very weird as a fan and viewer of the show to watch this episode tonight knowing that Ang is no longer with us. This is like something out of the Sopranos or Goodfellas where the God Mother (Big Ang) passes away out of nowhere. Its just not suppose to happen. Then again, this is reality TV and you definitely can't script this. In this scene Neil wants Ang to let him come home after their fight last week. You might not be able to see it by watching these two argue but deep down these two really do love each other. In the end Neil realizes he messed up and should've been there at her appointment last week. I've always loved their relationship.
Ang and Neil go to her pre op appointment to find out more about how the doctors are going to remove the cancer in her lung. The doctor tells Ang that she might need chemo after the surgery while she recovers. You could tell Ang was scared in this scene. This whole scene was sad because she kept saying how she was afraid of dying.
Renee takes AJ's advice and finds a hobby in dancing. Renee says that she loves to dance and used to dance all the time when she was younger. She's actually pretty good at it. Renee could totally do Dancing with the Stars.
Karen invites Carla, Renee, Marissa and Ang out to draw art. They all agree that they need to do something fun with Ang to get her mind off of everything's she's been going through with cancer. Turns out none of the girls knew that they would be drawing a naked model. This was actually a really funny scene with Ang in it.
Finally the last scene was just about Ang getting ready to go to the hospital to have her surgery on her lung. This entire scene was so sad (yet very well edited together) to watch Ang talk about how all she kept thinking about were her grand kids and wondering if she's ever gonna see them again, because we all know the outcome of how this ends. Tune in next Wednesday for an all new episode of Mob Wives at 8 PM only on vh1.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Mob Wives Ep 607 "Exes and Whys" (R.I.P Big Ang)

Last night's episode of Mob Wives was titled "Exes and Whys". It started with all of the girls at a baseball game. Rene tries to tell Karen that its the national anthem that's playing but Karen thinks its the "Star Spangled banner". Renee tries to tell Karen its the same thing. When Brittany shows up she tells them that shes getting ready to walk in a fashion show for New York's fashion week. When Renee tries to find out if Brittany has cooled down since her fight with Marissa, Brittany thinks everyone is against her. Renee tries to tell Brittany that perhaps the fight was a lesson for her to control her anger. Brittany doesn't think she should've handled the situation any different. 
When Ang goes to see a specialist doctor to find out more about the possible cancer she has on her lung she ends up getting more bad news. The doctor thinks that Ang is in the early stages of lung cancer and should have surgery again to have it removed. 
When Carla, Karen, and Marissa go out to eat Karen tells them that she met with Brittany. Karen thinks that Drita is using Brittany to tell them how she feels. Marissa says that Drita has been saying that OZ reached out to Lee about her hanging out with Drita. Marissa says that's not true because OZ is on parole and isn't allowed to be around any felons. 

When Ang goes to Drita's house, she tells her that she has lung cancer. Drita is upset and feels bad for what Ang is going through. Ang doesn't want to be a burden to Drita or anyone with this news so she just wants to keep it to herself. Ang then tells Drita that she was upset that Neil didn't go with her to the specialist when she found out about lung cancer. 
Carla and Renee meet up for drinks. Carla thinks that Drita doesn't like Marissa. So instead of telling her Carla thinks Drita is using Brittany to do the dirty work. 
Drita meets up with Marissa for drinks. Drita insists that she likes Marissa and her boyfriend OZ. Marissa tells Drita about the rumor she heard about Lee and OZ and Drita says it didn't happen. Drita thinks Karen's the one who started this rumor.
When Brittany goes to Drita's house, Drita tells her about the rumor that Marissa told her about OZ and Lee. Drita thinks that Karen is obsessed with her and her marriage to Lee which is why she thinks she started this rumor.
After last night's episode aired it was revealed that Ang was in the hospital and not doing too well.
It was later announced from a rep on Ang's twitter (seen above) that Ang lost her battle with cancer in the middle of the night. We had heard that her family and friends as well as some of the cast (along with Jenn Graziano) were by her side earlier in the night. We dedicate this blog post to her. R.I.P BIG ANG
The last scene of the episode was about Brittany walking in her fashion show. Karen and Drita showed up to support her and they kept their distance with each other. Drita noted that when Ang showed up she didn't look like she felt too well. Tune in next Wednesday for an all new episode of Mob Wives only on Vh1.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mob Wives Ep 606 "Younger Version of the Same Old BS"

Tonight's episode of Mob Wives was titled "Younger Version of the Same Old BS". Now before we get into this recap I gotta be honest, when I first read that this was the title for the episode I honestly didn't know why they named it this. Turns out later on in the first opening scene of the episode I quickly figured it out. The episode picked up from last week where the OGs organized for Brittany and Marissa to meet up to squash their beef. Needless to say it didn't go too well. Bottom line is Brittany came to fight Marissa and she made it known too. Security and the rest of the cast jump in to break it up. Sides were taken amongst these two. Drita backed up Brittany which pissed Karen off because Brittany would have never calmed down if it wasn't for Drita telling her to. 
In the next scene Drita and Ang go back in time to a familiar hangout spot that used to be a strip club but is now a resturaunt. Drita needed to go back to this place because in order to write her book that's about her life, she needs to go back to some old spots and talk about what happened and explain why those spots were so significant in her life.
AJ and Andrea move back in with his mom Renee for a few nights. Renee shows them their new bedroom that she redecorated with Ang's help. Renee tells them the house rules, no alcohol, no parties, do the laundry. AJ says he will do his laundry, but Andrea says no he will their (meaning Renee and hers) laundry.
Ang meets up with Marissa to talk to her about the fight between her and Brittany. Ang tries to explain to her that she doesn't take sides and that she really doesn't like it when anyone fights. Ang is the peacemaker and that's it. However Marissa wants her to be on her side. 
Ang goes with Neil to her doctors for a checkup on how she's recovering from having cancer. Although Ang is cancer free, she still has to for monthly tests to make sure she still good. Unfortunately, the doctor tells her that her latest CAT scan shows that she has spots on her lung and she needs to go for a biopsy to make sure its not a tumor. Ang isn't happy. She doesn't want to have surgery again. *Side note* this is the scene where we now know (from reading in the news lately) that Ang's cancer has returned and has spread to her lungs and head. This is probably one of the saddest scenes ever to watch along with the last scene where she tells Renee and Karen the news. I feel like tonight's episode was mainly focused around Ang being sick which is understandable because that's a serious situation. I mean this is reality tv and you can't script real life situations like Ang being sick. The fight with Marissa and Brittany were all little extra scenes that (as Karen stated) aren't that important. This is probably why the episode was called "Younger version of the same Old BS" because that's just what it was. Marissa and Brittany are both young girls fighting over nothing. It was nothing that the OG girls haven't fought about in their past either. There's way more important things to focus on than these two fighting, such as Ang's health. 
When Ang tells Renee and Karen about what the doctor told her they're shocked. Karen tells her that they will be there for her and she'll get through it. To find out how you can help Big Ang with her cancer, Renee and her sister Jenn created a shirt for Ang that you can buy over at mobcandystore.com where the proceeds will go to Ang's battle and cancer research.
When Karen meets up with Brittany (does anyone notice that they film at this resturaunt a lot in the last 6 seasons) to talk about what happened with the fight between her and Marissa. Brittany doesn't feel that Karen had her back during the fight. Karen tries to tell her that Drita doesn't have her back. They both leave the resturaunt knowing where each of their loyalties lies. Brittany's lies with Drita and Karen's can be civil with Brittany but she's gonna keep an eye out for her. Be sure to tune in next for an all new episode at 8 only on VH1.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mob Wives Ep 605 "The Sitdown"

Tonight's episode of Mob Wives picked up where it ended last week, where all of the OGs were having a sitdown that Ang organized in a warehouse so that they could hash out their issues between Drita and Carla. Drita is the last one to arrive. Carla starts the conversation off by explaining that they were all friends at one point. Drita brings up someone who is not present at the sitdown aka LOVE. Carla points out that it has nothing to do with Love but that its more about their friendships amongst everyone at the table. Carla wants to know why Drita told Ang about her problems with her ex boyfriend. Drita tells her that she was only telling her because she was concerned about her. The all argue for a minute until they all agree that they've all fought with each other. Renee wants them to both admit that they were hurt and move on. Drita doesn't think that Renee should be the one who resolves anything between her and Carla. Drita asks Renee what she thinks a friendship is. Drita admits that she was wrong for blaming Renee for being the cause of all the problems. In the end they all apologize to each other for hurting one another. When they leave the sitdown we see a few flashbacks from the past seasons (those were some good moments by the way from season 1 and 2 that they showed).

Renee takes AJ and Andrea out to an ice bar where she tries to persuade them with gifts so that they will stay at her house. These were some really cool gifts actually. They each got a rolex. AJ agrees that he will stay at her house for three nights. 
All of the OGs have lunch with Brittany. Ang tells Brittany that Marissa called her flip-flopper. Carla wants to know why Brittany was against Drita in the Hamptons but was cool with her at Ang's party. Renee tries to tell Brittany that Marissa thinks that because she's friends with Karen then her loyalty should lie there not with Drita. Brittany flips out about Marissa but Renee doesn't think its that serious and they should just talk it out. 

When Drita has drinks with Karen, Carla and Marissa everything seems fine. When Marissa brings up the lush word, Drita wants to know why she has a problem with Brittany and why she called her a fip-flopper. Drita thinks Marissa doesn't care what Brittany is doing, but that she does care enough to talk about her. Drita then tells Marissa that Brittany had told her that she back peddles on what she said. 
When the girls finally get together so that Brittany and Marissa can talk over their issues. As they're waiting for Marissa to get there Brittany is already ready to fight with her and she hasn't even showed up yet. Karen feels like shes in a awkward position because she's close with both of them. Karen feels that Brittany and Marissa should be at a table by themselves without all of the OGs there so that they can talk it just the two of them. Finally when Marissa shows up (she doesn't look like she's dressed to fight someone) Brittany automatically asks her what her problem is. Marissa says that she doesn't have a problem. Brittany runs to Renee for help and asks her why Marissa called her a cheerleader and flip-flopper, but Renee says that Marissa never called her a cheerleader. Nothing gets resolved. In fact Brittany offers to fight Marissa instead and things go left right away and the show cuts off. We'll have to see how the fight goes on next week's episode of Mob Wives.