Mob Wives – Episode 6 – You Be Nice And I’ll Be Nice


Oh, what now?

This week is all about relationships. Husbands, ex-husbands, friends, archenemies. Name a type of relationship, this show’s got at least one.

Renee is not exactly going through an easy time. Her time in the hospital might have given her some clarity and a new outlook on life, but her friends’ constant fighting and the fact that Junior, with whom she is reconciling, is going to face another 21-month prison sentence and leave her alone again is weighing heavy.

Honestly, given all the drama in her life, the news of her recent hospital stint this past week was no surprise, but the first scene from this episode makes it very clear how much stress she’s under. We love you, Renee! Just know that, please.

Drita‘s also having an issue that makes us want to reach through the TV and hug her. While Renee is facing a forced separation from Junior due to the feds intervening and wanting to lock him up, Drita has forced herself to separate from Lee, having just sent him her signed divorce papers.

The hard part comes now that she needs to tell her eleven-year-old daughter Aleeya about it. “I’m thinking ‘don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t cry, stay strong’ and…I cried,” Drita says as she breaks down in front of Aleeya.

Drita, we love you too!

In happier news, it’s time for the much-anticipated spa party!!

“I wanna get a massage, I want a facial, and I wanna get spray tanned,” Big Ang says at the onset of Karen beauty soiree. Oh, “And I wanna get a buzz on.” Love.

Big Ang’s idea of a spa party sounds perfect, and if the party was just limited to spa services, that would be one thing. Unfortunately, it also includes punch that Big Ang says tastes “rotten,” and the news that Renee invited Drita. “Everybody was all discombombulated,” Big Ang says when Renee dropped that bit of info. “Didn’t faze me at all though.”

“If Drita shows up, it’s Renee’s home, Karen and I will do nothing but respect Renee. If the bitch wants to start something, she’s going to get a facial with my fist,” Ramona says, offering a service only offered at a very niche type of spa.

When Carla calls to tell Karen she’s not coming because she’s planning to have some time with her family, it’s Renee who flips out and thinks that’s a BS excuse.

“I’m not sticking around for any of this drama bulls—,” Big Ang says and she grabs a quick spray tan and then hightails it out of there.

Which is a smart move on her part because it means she missed Renee and Ramona’s fight.

Ramona really wants to call Carla to tell her how she feels, but Renee doesn’t want that done in her house, not here, not now, not ever.

It’s not so much Ramona’s feelings toward Carla that piss Renee off, it’s the fact that last week, Drita confirmed a rumor that Ramona had been talking smack about Junior and Renee has been quietly seething ever since.

“They killed my spa party,” Karen says.

Yep. The was no joy in Mud(bath)ville that day.

“I do think Renee is afraid of anything good. She’s not used to it,” Drita says when she goes over to Renee’s house to do her makeup and discuss the state of Renee’s relationship. Renee has admitted to Drita that she’s sabotaging her relationship with Junior by assuming the worst is going to happen with him (i.e. his past history of cheating). When Drita comes over again, Renee admits that she took Junior’s phone, which he thinks he misplaced, so she could do some sleuthing. This could either be a giant relationship-sabotager or she could learn some key information about his private life outside their house.

“Junior does not have a really good track record,” Renee says, “nor does he have a really good criminal record neither.” So she and Drita try to figure out the password to unlock the phone, which is hilarious because it’s the day his mom died

(that’s not really hilarious, the funny part is just that a) Renee actually guessed it correctly, and b) that she high fived Drita when it worked).

They listen to a series of messages and Drita is basically having a heart attack because of all this spying. “I know exactly how Lee and Junior must feel when the Feds come pick them up,” Drita says when Junior walks in on them and Renee quickly hides his phone. “That’s exactly how I felt.”

LIKE A COMMON CRIMINAL, I tell ya. It’s funny how a woman so afraid of getting caught doing something so small was married to a man whose job it was to rob banks.

Over on the “let’s do something active” soundstage, Karen and Ramona take a bike ride and as they cruise along, they try to figure out what happened at the spa party.

Ramona, who has never actually even met Carla, wants to nip the situation in the butt and/or face (“the situation” being Carla herself). Ramona’s not sure why Renee freaked out so much at the party, but she’s willing to meet with Carla, who she is just positive has only been put on God’s green earth to sit at Drita’s side and nod her head politely, to get to the bottom of their beef, which isn’t really a beef since, again, they’ve never met.

Drita and Carla go to hang with Big Ang at her bar, and when they get there Ang actually says “Meet my cousin Vinny,” so in case you were wondering where they got that movie title…

Big Ang tells Carla that Karen was very disappointed that she bailed on the spa party (and she wasn’t even there to see the real fireworks), but Carla assessed the situation and says “If I would have went to that party, it wouldn’t have went well.” When Big Ang lists off the people who were at the party, she mentions “the girl who did my spray tan,” Ramona’s friend Adriana,

who used to be a friend of Carla’s “until she stuck her nose where it shouldn’t have been,” (flashback to Lee’s secret room! What’s the story here?) but things ended badly between them. Carla is especially relieved she dodged the one-two punch (one=Ramona, two=Adriana).

However, Ramona calls Carla up to meet one-on-one to see if they can figure out what their relationship is, are the archenemies? Or will they actually like each other?

Wouldn’t that be something?

Before that happens though, Drita meets with her friend Bridget who says that she heard from her best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. Wait no, sorry, wrong plot. What she actually heard what that Lee wants to contest the divorce. Because gossip spreads around Staten Island the way cold sores spread through the Jersey Shore house. On Staten Island, Drita says, “Everybody knows everybody’s business. It doesn’t even shock me if I go in the f—in’ bodega and the guy goes ‘You know, I heard Lee’s not going to sign the papers’ I would not be shocked.”

If that report really is true and Lee plans to fight Drita on this, she’s ready for war. “I will flip out. I’m gonna take a ride to his jail, and I’m going to end up being a roommate,” Drita tells Bridget.

Carla tells Renee that she’s going to meet with Ramona and Renee’s only reaction is “For real for real, I would not f— with that b—h.” It’s pretty obvious that Carla’s interest in meeting up with her now though is definitely amped up, she wants to see what’s going to go down as much as we all do. “Either we’re gonna get over it or we’re not,” Carla says.

Finally, their fateful, salon-straightened meeting occurs and Ramona lays it out there for Carla, she’s been hearing things that Carla supposedly said (that they were archenemies), and that she thinks Carla’s brain is molded by Drita.

(Cut to Drita reenacting the “Hello” video by Lionel Richie, only instead of a bust of clay forming Lionel’s face, Drita’s working on Carla’s frontal lobe.) Carla swears she never said the archenemy thing (Ramona doesn’t buy that since she heard it on two boroughs), and that she, and not Drita, makes her own mind up.

(Cut to Drita smashing the brain she’s worked on as her teardrops splash down her smock, mingling with the dried-up drabs of clay.)

After they talk, they seem to agree that neither of them actually has a problem with the other. “Be nice, and I’ll be nice,” Ramona says, and Carla’s like “Well, yeah, duh.” There are still elements of distrust, but at least for now, this is not going to explode in a ball of rage and molded-brain clay.

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  1. JOYCE KING says:

    Karen came back with that stupid book that she was supposedly writing and she was wanting no part of that lifestyle. Now she wants to play the victim after she started all the trouble? i think she should go back into therapy. I hate to tell her, from what i grew up hearing about Sammy the Bull, she couldnt hold a candle to him and she should quit trying to. In my eyes, she is such a fake. Get over yourself and get on with your life and stay out of other people’s lives and business that is not your’s. Ramona is your cousin and yes, if cousins are close and separate for a while, things just mesh when back together because you still keep in contact. Friendship doesnt always work out that way even with the best of friends. Personally, i think Carla has more class in her little finger than both Karen and Ramona could ever try to have. I feel bad for Drita and for Renee because they both have alot on their plates right now and they dont need either one of these punks attitude and troublemaking skiills. You believe gossip and that is not wise, no matter how reliable the source. Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see and you just may work out your own lives.

  2. Julie says:

    I love the show… I love the addition of Big Ang! Im not sure about Karen and Ramona; seems like they should go to New Jersey Housewives… but im a huge fan of the rest of the cast!

  3. Diana says:

    I hate the addition of Ramona. She is a trouble-maker. Karen keeps trying to ride off of her fathers life. She is not even a mob wife. I have no desire to read her book. I see her personality all over the screen. She is out of wack and needs to see her therapist, go back to AZ and be a mother to her daughter. Ramona is riding on Karens tail. She wants to be somebody, she makes up stuff in her head then delivers it to Karen so she can get riled about it too.
    Carla is a very classy lady. Ramona and Karen cannot hold a candle to her. Drita is a good mom and was a good wife. Lee was not good to her. I feel bad for her and Renee. There is alot going on in their lives. But Drita will pull it through. Renee seems to be hanging on a thin thread. I hope she sees that Jr. is trying and really try to be happy. It will be ok Renee..I love Big Ang, she is a great addition to the show. I know she has probably seen alot in her lilfe. She is interesting to say the least. Carla and Drita would be the type of women I would hang with as well as Renee. I dump friends like Karen, and stay far away from people like Ramona. I am sure there are other people to add to the show who are prettier and more intersting than Ramona. Not pretty in the least.

  4. Sherri says:

    I am so over Karen/Ramona b.s. and the issues they have with Drita and Carla. Grown up and let it go because at the end of the day it is not the deep. I respect Drita for trying to make amends and move past it but Karen is holding on to anger because she’s hearing things around the neighborhood. Unless you hear it straight from the horses mouth, let it roll right off your back. Anyone can say they heard this that and the third but to hold ill feelings towards someone because of hearsay is petty.

  5. Jill says:

    I have never blogged, so I don’t know if I’m doing this correctly. Essentially, I wanted to send fan mail to Drita, she is just such an amazing, beautiful and classy woman. I know she has a reputation that is less than wonderful, but in my opinion, SO MANY PEOPLE are jealous of her beauty and just her, in general, which I think starts all the problems the other jealous housewives have with her.

    I really wanted to tell Drita (I don’t know if she reads this), that you are really the only reason I watch Mob Wives (and if I won the contest, I would just want to meet you, and perhaps Ramona- she is your best friend, right?) It would truly be an honor to meet you, since you are such a strong and amazing woman, with an enormous heart – which shows so easily when she cares about someone. I was sad to hear about the pain of the divorce that you are going through, but again, it takes a VERY strong woman to do what you are doing- facing single-motherhood is such a terrifying ordeal, and so far, you have done it with class and intelligence and I really wish you all the great vibes and prayers in the world that everything work out for you.

    I also wish there was a way I could submit this as a “fan letter”. I know I am being silly and that I am full of wishful thinking, but I wanted to offer you my friendship (I sense that you are living in such a fishbowl and that if would be great if you could find someone, who is removed from that world and who can also keep her mouth shut), I have went through bad times too, and sometimes it just helps to be able to talk to someone (since I am a stranger and I live in Colorado, there is really not one person who I would talk about you to – No one would really be different. In addition, I have had my back stabbed so many times, that I value LOYALTY and HONESTLY above almost all else in a friendship).

    So, I please keep your head up high and if you weren’t such a gorgeous person (inside and out), then mayhe all those other women wouldn’t be so insecure and take their frustrations out on you. P,S, I absolutely LOVE your coat and CL’s in the Mob Wives intro. I love CL’s myself, although I went through hell where a stalker ruined my life and career, so I can’t afford them much anymore. As for the jacket, I tried on a waist length, it looked fabulous, but I just couldn’t justify spending that much (as gorgeous as it is) on a coat!

    My prayers are with you and your child/children, especially since telling them about the divorce must be breaking your heart (way more that Lee did!).