Mob Wives – Episode 10 – The Big, Big Bang


“This is friendship. Figure it the f— out or move the f— on,” sayeth wise Renee during the season finale of Mob Wives. But after a fight like this, is there anything left to figure out?

There’s so much to discuss in this episode, so let’s start at the least dramatic moments and work our way up. First of all, Carla. I’m going to go out on a possibly unpopular limb here and say that I was never really pro-Carla until tonight. Let’s discuss her amazingly stylish, yet casual approach to getting the mail before we do anything else.

And as she retrieves the day’s post, along comes her friend Eleanor, who’s there to discuss Carla’s situation with her ex-husband Joe. So one of the reason’s I’ve never felt much toward Carla is because in her big fight with Renee, it was kind of easy to side with Renee, who was trying to look out for Carla to tell her that her boyfriend was bad news. Carla seemed to brush off her friend and excuse her boyfriend’s bad behavior. But in this conversation that she has with Eleanor, Carla is kinda badass and no-nonsense when it comes to men, specifically her ex.

When the issue of Joe moving in with her just to crash comes up, Carla explains “I don’t think it’s a great idea being roommates with your ex.”

(Interesting that she says this now but she never really vocalized that to Renee when Renee let Junior move in.)

“Where’s my privacy?” Carla asks, and shuts down any ideas Joe has about resuming his old life with her. Go Carla, go! We are now officially Team Carla.

Now, Renee may not have been the center of attention in this episode, but man, did she have the best one-liners of the night. Renee has been Karen’s BFF all season, but her quote at the top of the post is obviously a motto she lives by, and she’s willing to “figure things the f— out” for the sake of her friendships. I doubt she knew what she was getting herself into though when she says of Karen and Drita’s sit-down: “These two girls gotta get this over with, and I’m glad I got front row seats.” Unfortunately her front row seats get her caught in the middle of (and a little bloodied during) their knock-down drag out, which I’ll get to…

But before we discuss the fight, let’s talk about Drita’s marriage. Drita finds out in this episode that Lee has been unfaithful to her and it’s killing her. “I waited all this time because he was so good to me. But he wasn’t so good to me,” she tells Carla when she finds out he’s been two-timing her with some beauty shop floozy. And not only that, but he was bringing their daughters around to see his other woman which, just, NO. That’s some balls, Lee. Some. Balls. When Drita learns all this, she is absolutely crushed.

“He’s one lucky-ass motherf—er that I found out when he was in jail. I guess God was lookin’ out for him,” Drita says, but since she can’t take out her revenge on him physically while he’s behind bars, she plans to divorce him in the hopes that he will never have the satisfaction of ever hearing her voice again. “I kept asking for a reason to leave and I guess I got one,” she says. (Now can she get those sexy pictures back, please, Lee?)

So if that isn’t enough drama in Drita’s life, she’s still got Karen to deal with. One of the things in this timeline (here we go with the timelines…) that we’d like to know is whether or not this fight would have ever started if Drita told Karen and the other girls attending this rooftop drinks night about Lee cheating on her. Would Karen have taken pity on her? Would Citronella candles still get smashed? I just don’t know. I guess it doesn’t matter now.

Drita wants to clear the air with Karen though, whose book she still hasn’t read, but whom she’s still feeling bitter toward for trying to come in and write about Lee and mess with her family. So, doing her best Molly Ringwald impression, she lies on the couch and calls her girls for a night out.

The women all show up to the rooftop bar of Drita’s choosing, which Renee cracks “I was thinking one of these bitches better have an umbrella and be Mary Poppins ’cause it’s a looong way down,” because she obviously knows that s—’s gonna go down and someone could get thrown overboard.

Sure enough, Drita tells the girls she wants them to be a witness to her air-clearing conversation with Karen and that’s when things start to get fuzzy—and not even because Drita got into a rage blackout.

Karen and Drita see their situation very differently. Karen admittedly (bombshell alert!) cheated on Lee for a couple years (!) and moved to Arizona just after that when she got pregnant by David, who she’s still on good terms with and who is caring for their daughter at the moment. But since Karen moved away, Drita claims her friendship with Karen went on hiatus and it was fine to date Lee, especially given Karen’s infidelity. Nothing is black and white here, but it certainly complicates things. (Not for Renee though, of course, who sticks by the girl code of not dating anyone’s ex ever, and says “Who cares about a timeline? I’m divorced from my husband twelve years. I dare you to go out with him!”)

You know what happens though when you take this heated conversation and you take it up a notch by standing up, right?

Oh, girl, don’t. Oh. You did. And Drita’s rage goes into FULL EFFECT.

And Renee is like, oh God, what is about to happen?

Oh God, seriously, what’s really about to happen??

And then her worst nightmare is realized. It’s a pig pile on top of her, and Drita – who remembers nothing – grabs Karens hair and doesn’t let go.

If you think you’ve seen anger, you haven’t seen anything until you stare into the faces of these two. “These two girls were going for each other’s jugular,” Renee says.

They barely get pulled apart before Karen attempts to go back for more and gets restrained.

And with THAT, as promised, the episode and the season go out with a big, big bang. (Perhaps my favorite reaction to this fight, or any fight ever, would have to be Renee’s, when she Tweeted today “All I gotta say is THANK GOD 4 SPANX.” This is why I love her so.)

If that’s not a satisfying enough ending for you, be sure to tune in to the Mob Wives reunion show, airing Sunday, July 10, when some of the questions about what the hell just happened will get cleared up.

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  1. Drita, Please dont cry about a man. I know you are hurt from what you found out about your husband but you should know by now or should i say years ago that you was not the only woman. Because the picture was there in your face all the time,that mean when he would go buy you all those new clothes he knew if he had done something bad what would make you smile and forget it. so i dont think you should feel that you need to hurt no one but him.and dont
    take that out on Karen, because she had him first, you should think her for trying to be your friend.Because at the end of anying married or what ever you want to think it was you will need a friend or someone to talk too. because when its all said and done, most of his life will be behind bars and you as a young mother and a lady should want better.Just dont spend your whole life doing nothing and having nothing try for once in your life to have something,its out there just make a change for your are a pretty young lady so the next time you feel like you want to BINK OUT AND TURN INTO A PITBULL TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND MAKE A CHANGE.Because he will set back and watch you make a fool of yourself and laugh at you.So dont be a monster and be a mother for your kids.if you keep being that crazy they will have to put you behind bars also, think about it. PEACE

  2. Kathy Sue says:

    Drita you keep bring up this Lee situation with Karen and i believe you knew you and her was friends but now you want to say you wasnt because you upset because he is in jail. all you need to do is suck it up because he is your man and you are acting like she is gonna take him from you. If she put something in there then sue but you wont even look so dont assume what you dont know because you are acting dumb founded and the fight was unnecessary on both you and karen that was STUPID and stop acting like you are tough nobody is scared i lthink all of you all need to get a life because you all are gonna end up friends in the end (p.s. KAREN had LEE FIRST and i think you are just JEALOUS she had him before you but you MARRIED him DUH) woman need to take note of this episode this what happen when you date your friend’s ex men

  3. Paki says:

    Obviously Karen STILL wants Lee…rather she regrets losing him to Drita. Drita, I’m on your side.. If your girl was screwing around on Lee, well then, Lee is fair game at that point. It really doesn’t matter if you knew they had broken up, or how long they were broken up. Karen messed around on him…numerous times by her own account…which means Karen didn’t think squat about the relationship. She looks pitiful crying on & on about when Drita got with him. And Drita, just so ya know…the dude married YOU…not Karen. As for Lee’s possible affair…you can’t be sure about that…women are catty in that way. Someone could be yankin your chain girl and just saying they were with him. I wouldn’t believe a word of it myself. Not saying that you should ignore the possibility of him cheating, but I would not not jump to conclusions at the word of some shampoo girl.

  4. Camille says:

    Drita should be mortified at her behavior. Does she want her children to see how her mother acts, her horrendously foul mouth? Drita seriously needs help and should seek anger management help immediately. She clearly cannot calmy absorb information without having a physiological change that rivals the Hulk. Learn to let go and forgive for the sake of your children.

  5. Jim says:

    Being an Italian american how humiliating that this disfunctional group of losers is now the new stereotype for us. I can only hope that the show is not renewed.

  6. amiwright says:

    Good excuse in case there’s a lawsuit. I don’t remember “the blackout rage”.

  7. amiwright says:

    I feel for you Jim. First you get Jersey Shore now Mob Wives…LOL

    Welcome to the world of sterotype…LOL