Sunday’s (April 22) Season 4 premiere of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Bravo was akin to hearing the “duh-nuh, duh-nuh” music from “Jaws.” You know something bad is coming, but frankly viewers can’t be positive who the shark is just yet: Is it Teresa Giudice or all of the other housewives combined?
Jacqueline Laurita was absent from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Season 3 reunion, which occurred as filming for Season 4 was happening simultaneously, and this season promises to answer the looming question, “Why?”
Surely, it’s not just because of Teresa’s flippant comments — which she says were jokes — about other cast members in her cookbook, right? And Jacqueline seems to have remained above the fray — and on Teresa’s side — during the disputes between Teresa and her brother, Joe Gorga, and sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga. So that can’t be the final straw for Jacqueline.
Viewers didn’t get a lot of clarity from the premiere around the enormous falling out to come, but the show is doing a bang-up job of setting the stage for tragedy — or at least as tragic as “Real Housewives of New Jersey” drama can be.
“There are evil people out there, and sometimes they come in the shape of your friends,” Jacqueline ominously says in the sneak peek of the remainder of the season.