Andrei Jackamets/Bravo
August 24, 2010 01:00 AM

Another season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey came to an end Monday, when Bravo aired the tense meeting between Caroline Manzo and Danielle Staub.

Determined to put an end to the “nonsense” between her friends, family and their enemy, Caroline hoped Danielle would drop the charges against her niece Ashley, who was involved in the infamous hair-pulling incident, so both sides could move forward with their (separate) lives.

But the meeting didn’t exactly go as she’d hoped.

Danielle didn’t back down, claiming Ashley, 19, ought to be punished for assaulting her. She also refused to answer Caroline’s questions about specific times she felt attacked by the extended Manzo clan, including Teresa Giudice. Instead, she tossed the question back at Caroline, who seemed to lose her cool a bit when she called Danielle a “clown,” said her life was a “joke” and repeated the insult that she was “garbage,” prompting Danielle to walk out – escorted by a bodyguard.

After claiming she did her best to reason with her, the Manzo matriarch returned to her waiting family and told them she had gone to the meeting to speak for each of them. Despite the result, she believed she did the right thing.

But what do you think? Caroline claimed she was trying to quell the drama by engaging with Danielle but the meeting ended in shouting and name-calling. So, who’s to blame?

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