The Real Housewives of New Jersey

10 Worst Episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Bravo heads to the Garden State for this installment of the "Housewives" franchise, focusing on affluent Jersey girls who are more than just friends: The cast has changed through the seasons but the featured housewives through the years have included Caroline Manzo, a devoted wife and mother of three adult children; former Las Vegas cosmetologist Jacqueline Laurita, who is now a full-time housewife; and Teresa Giudice, a mother of four who runs her household without help from a nanny or personal assistant.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey - S2E5

#1 - Into the Lion's Den (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Baby Audriana is home from the hospital and although Teresa and Joe couldn’t be happier with their fourth princess, Teresa pleads with Joe to get “snipped.” After all – “happy wife, happy life.” Meanwhile, Jacqueline and Ashley are still struggling to get along, but in true Manzo form, Caroline’s kids reach out and try to bridge the gap. After a heartfelt invitation to a charity event at the Brownstone, Danielle calls in some favors as she prepares to walk into the lion’s den one more time. But the road of good intentions gets bumpy for Danielle when she and her protective entourage perceive that the Brownstone has set up a "big surprise".

The episode was rated 6.52 from 25 votes.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey - S2E12

#2 - Youth Will Be Served (Season 2 - Episode 12)


Teresa and Joe celebrate their 10 year anniversary in true Giudice style. Trying to stay out of the drama, juicy Joe has his own issues to deal with when his new business gets some help from some very hands-on customers and his little princesses learn a tough lesson in the process. Meanwhile, Ashley continues her mission to prove Danielle is not the changed person she claims to be. And while Danielle is trying to focus on the positive by planning her daughter Christine’s sweet 16, she gets sidetracked when a friend, who knows a thing or two about fighting, decides to give her some self-defense lessons.

The episode was rated 6.58 from 19 votes.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey - S6E15

#3 - Secrets Revealed Part One (Season 6 - Episode 15)

During a trip to Atlantic City, N.J., the women bare it all, revealing shocking secrets, skimpy clothes and provocative dance moves; Joe Giudice baby-sits Milania; Teresa is offended by Kathy's Christmas gift.

The episode was rated 6.61 from 28 votes.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey - S2E6

#4 - It's Not Me, It's You (Season 2 - Episode 6)


After the outburst at the Brownstone, another battle breaks out, but this time via Facebook, when Danielle accuses Jacqueline’s teenage daughter of threatening her life. Wanting to put an end to the drama, Jacqueline and Teresa confront Ashley about the alleged attacks. Surrounded by all of this negative energy, Dina decides to follow her energist’s advice and sets up a face-to-face meeting with Danielle to officially cut her out of her life. Despite Caroline’s advice, Dina meets with Danielle one-on-one but the negative energies ignite into yet another confrontation.

The episode was rated 6.73 from 22 votes.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey - S9E7

#5 - Brunch Gone Bad (Season 9 - Episode 7)

Margaret hosts a brunch leading to a big blowup; Teresa, Melissa, Joe Gorga, and Margaret head to Danielle's wedding, but tensions run high between Teresa and her brother. Melissa worries their family drama could ruin Danielle's special day.

The episode was rated 6.78 from 87 votes.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey - S2E8

#6 - Bubbies Gone Bad (Season 2 - Episode 8)



The episode was rated 6.85 from 20 votes.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey - S3E4

#7 - Gobblefellas (Season 3 - Episode 4)

The wives' Thanksgiving is stuffed with drama, resentment and regret. Divisions mark Turkey Day when Teresa presides over a "friendsgiving" feast for only Jacqueline, Caroline and their families. Conversely, the Gorgas host a separate get-together with the Wakiles.

The episode was rated 6.85 from 20 votes.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey - S9E4

#8 - Housewives & Heifers (Season 9 - Episode 4)


As their Oklahoma trip continues, the ladies compete in a cattle show. Margaret's husband takes care of an increasingly demanding Marge Sr. while Teresa questions whether Joe and Melissa care enough about family. Later, Jennifer insults Margaret's friend Polly, causing Margaret to lose her cool.

The episode was rated 6.87 from 82 votes.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey - S1E3

#9 - Not One of Us (Season 1 - Episode 3)

For the New Jersey housewives, being fabulous is all about being a great mom and a great friend, but when Danielle invites all the ladies over for a Mom's Night Out Spa Party - the party goes from fabulous to frightening. The claws come out and rumors begin to swirl about Danielle, and Jacqueline's family puts pressure on her to end the friendship.

The episode was rated 6.90 from 30 votes.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey - S5E21

#10 - Housewives Tell All (Season 5 - Episode 21)



The episode was rated 6.92 from 13 votes.

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