The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns to Bravo on July 10

By Lanford Beard
Updated July 01, 2016 04:40 PM
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Credit: Gillian Laub

Teresa Giudice could not have been more ready to reunite with her husband, Joe, and four daughters after nearly a year – but were they ready for her?

In a new sneak peek at the season premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, only 30 minutes remain until Teresa’s big return from prison, and the Giudice household is buzzing – well, everyone except spunky third daughter Milania.

In the clip, which was first posted by E! Online, oldest daughter Gia – who stepped up in helping her father take care of her younger sisters while Teresa was away – urges a groggy Milania to get up and dressed for her mom.

But anyone who watches RHONJ knows that Milania marches to the beat of her own drum.

As the minutes tick down, Gia grows frustrated and warns her younger sis: “I swear to god, if you make your mother’s picture taken by a paparazzi, you’re going to be in so much trouble.”

She then adds to her dad, “Like, even on this type of morning, she has to act up. Like that kid seriously needs help.”

Though the clip stops just as Teresa – who is sporting a sleek blowout after some primping in the prison bathroom – enters her kitchen (and before we can see if the girls pulled it together), we know that Teresa would have been thrilled even if one of her girls’ hair looked like a “rat’s nest.”

A week later, the whole family had clearly devoted more time to their appearances, as witness by Teresa’s happy holiday message to her fans on Twitter: “Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year from our family to yours!”

Atop the greeting, which was her first public statement since being released, was a picture-perfect snap of all five Giudices smiling in color-coordinated, festive clothes.

More recently, Teresa shed some light on those first few days home.

“It’s been a whirlwind since I’ve been home,” she told PEOPLE in February, adding that she was getting “lots of hugs and kisses. In one day I’d say like over a hundred kisses.”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns to Bravo on July 10.