“I need a break. You all can have the conversation without me,” Giudice said, abruptly standing up in her gown and walking off set, asking a producer, “Where’s the bathroom?”
Giudice was upset when her cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri joined the show and a clip was shown in which their mother (Teresa’s aunt) stated that if people do something wrong, it will eventually catch up with them.
“I don’t want to be out there with that conversation,” Giudice continued off camera. “To me, family doesn’t act like that. What my aunt said, very inappropriate.”
“This has hurt my heart,” Pierri said during Giudice’s absence. “They’re my family.”
“Are we still talkin’ about this?” Giudice said upon returning. “If so, I’ll leave again.”
Much of the focus of Part One did center on family, particularly the long-standing family feud between Dina Manzo and sister Caroline Manzo as well as brother Chris and sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita.
“I’m not going to lie I would never do a show with family again,” said Manzo, who amended that to say she might do a cooking show with her sister. She later became emotional and strongly hinted that she would consider reconciling with the Manzo’d with Children star. “I love my brother, I love my sister.”
“There are certain people, I cannot have exchanges with it’s healthier to love from a distance I don’t want a relationship with Jacqueline I don’t need the chaos.”
When host Andy Cohen pressed Manzo about her relationship with her nephew Nicholas, who struggles with autism, she said, “I don’t know Nicholas at all There’s nothing I can do to help Nicholas, but pray for him.”
Cohen asked Amber Marchese – as many of the wives implied throughout the season – if she felt she was playing the cancer card to earn sympathy.
“I hope to God you never get it,” Marchese said in response to twins Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea who felt she had been. “I never used it as a sympathy card … I wanted to use this show as a platform and, hopefully, save a life.”
Part Two of The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s three-part reunion will air Thursday (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.