Mob Wives Recap: Storm A-Brewin’ [Episode 3]

Posted on Dec 18 2014 - 5:32am by Norrth Cafe

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Big night, big fight!  Natalie, determined to turn peace into war, is going at Karen, setting Drita and Ang off when she refers to Karen’s family as a bunch of informants.  Ang’snight is ruined by the fighting as we hear police cars in the background.  I wonder if Long Island police are on high alert every time this show is back in production!  Security splits them apart, but manages to let Karen go at Natalie when she continues calling Karen and her family “rats”.  Natalie Marbles still insists that Karen’s boyfriend, Storm, came after her.  Storm tells Karen to drop it since Marbles is drunk, belligerent, and sounds stupid.

The next day, Drita is at home after the stress of the fight. She and Lee lovingly laugh about him helping Gizelle – who did well on her spelling test.  We learn that he randomly callsGizelle to quiz her on homework.  Was I the only one distracted by the security monitor next to the bed – especially as Drita’s organizing her jewelry?  Is that for safety, a warning that they’re always watching, both?  Drita and Lee talk about how much harder it is to be home from prison, working, and taking care of children.

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Marbles is on the phone with London. She is back in Philly (sorry Philly) and London is in NYC. She thinks they need time apart. SURPRISE!  He is actually outside and wants to talk… DAMN!  I was hoping she would hang up and the scene would be over.  He missed her? It genuinely stuns me. As they walk and talk, she pretty much tells him that he is not man enough to stand up for her. He’s too much of a peacemaker. He reminds her that she takes everything too personally, and that comment sets her off.  She tells him he has a great woman at his side (WHO?) and that they have a family he’ll lose it if he doesn’t try harder. I see someone who won’t be happy unless London is beaten to a bloody pulp every time she imagines a slight.

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Renee and Karen are meeting up to talk about the party. Apparently VH1 producers like sound effects. We heard sirens but Karen tells Renee no police were called. In a TH a gleeful Renee is hoping Karen put Natalie in a trash bag and left her to the sanitation department. Do NOT piss off Renee. Ever. Karen and Renee think that London saying that he doesn’t agree with how Natalie conducts her business is an admission that she is a cop caller. My feeling is that he’s talking about her generally crappy attitude toward almost all living things. Karen thinks Marbles must be golden between the sheets for someone as nice as him to put up with her.  (I can taste the pizza I ate last month with that comment). Renee is planning to call Ang to find out where her loyalties are, letting Marbles in the group – especially after she’s attacked Renee and now Karen.

Big Ang needs outside advice to deal with the craziness taking place in the group.  She decides to see the “boss of bosses”… Victoria Gotti… serious!?!?!  I avoided her scenes on RHONJ and now she’s on Mob Wives? ARGH! Ang first pays homage to Gotti’s father. I crap you not, they talk about there being no more men with ethics and morals. I now taste pizza I ate last year. Gotti talks about how one strong personality can drum things up for everyone… Ang sees Natalie as the problem but sees Renee as a problem, too, because she talks about Ang’s family. They both agree that families are off limits and Gotti tells her that women should build each other up (IRONY!). Ang agrees. Gotti tells Ang to set boundaries, calling out anyone who drags family into conversations. I think Freud is resting peacefully in his grave now that Gotti is on the scene to solve the psychological and emotional problems of the Mob Wives.

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Big Ang, Drita, and Natalie are at lunch. Drita does a double take when Marbles says that London doesn’t listen when people get in their digs.  Drita says he’s not a street guy and that Marbles should be happy for that. Ang brings up her comments to Karen and Marbles thinks she said “what everyone in the world” wanted to say. (grandiose) Marbles is not reading the room well. They tell her she’s hitting below the belt and her mouth is vicious. She doesn’t get the context. She’s smiling and nodding like it’s a compliment. In her TH, she’s vowing to never change. Oh boy.

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Renee visits Karen’s new house, and tests the kitchen counters by sitting on them. Yeah, NO!  We learn that Karen is stressed after fighting with Storm. She overslept and woke up to find a woman in their home (his apartment).  She hit Storm and the woman ran off.  Karen cries thinking about what she’s bringing her daughter into. So sad.  Through a visit to Drita’s, we learn that BigAng’s granddaughter has arrived! CONGRATS!   Sadly, AJ missed the birth.  He is at Rikers on a parole violation due to a failed drug test. Again, so sad.  Both women hope it’s a wakeup call, like it was for Lee.  They also talk about a call from Renee asking for a meeting. Let’s hope it goes well.

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Renee is having lunch with her son AJ and Andrea, his girlfriend.  She loves the girl and wants to know if they plan to live together.  AJ snarks, unhappy his mother is asking. They joke and trade barbs about which of them is thin-skinned.  Andrea confirms that AJ is thin-skinned, too.  BigAng talks to her AJ and she is anxious for him to come home, so is he. This is strike two and his third strike earns him 3 – 6 years.

Later, a guilty looking (my opinion) Storm unexpectedly shows up at Karen’s.  He claims the woman she found was his dude’s girlfriend looking to use the bathroom… at 7am. Yeah…ok, Shaggy:

 

He tells her she took things too far.  It ends with him apologizing, and flinching when Karen moves to go inside.  Whoops! He follows her into the house and makes her angrier when he doesn’t seem to take it all seriously. She tells him a man doesn’t bring another girl home and then try to flip it on his girl. He tells her that she loves drama. She breaks up with him and tells him to leave. He refuses to go so she does and tells him he’d better be gone when she returns. I actually liked them together.

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Renee and Big Ang are talking and trying to work things out.  They call it a family disagreement, but in a TH Renee notes she never had these family problems until Natalie joined them.  Ang reminds Renee that four people claim to have heard her make comments about Ang’s family. Just then we see a woman in a suit and heels walk in, filmed from the knees down.  Renee looks uncomfortable. Ang smirks.  Not a good look, friends.

My money is on Gotti to referee.  We will find out next week.

 

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  • Get out

    Thanks North for taking one for the team, I usually have to watch twice to catch everything that goes down, Marbles isn’t the only one who mumbles when they talk. I wonder if next week is when Ang goes over the table after Renee? This whole set-up of making Victoria Gotti the Godmother of Staten/Long Island is laughable, are the girls going to have to kiss her ring every time she enters a room?

    • stevienix

      I know and calling her the Boss? I would not want to be called that if I were her you know that whole family is still involved in the mafia somehow. Helllo I would not want them lookin at me if I were diry in any way, shape or form. But hello look how rock star her father acted. Didn’t Sammy flip on him? LIke she isn’t biased in any way?
      error… dirty

      • Norrth

        For her son’s sake you would think Gotti would not want to be involved in this stuff.

      • Get out

        Oh hell yeah Sammy flipped on him, that’s what finally brought the Teflon Don down. I’ve watched like every show on John Gotti that I find on tv, he was really a fascinating person. He liked to talk too much though, big tough guy stuff, it’s all on recordings that the Fed’s made of him. John Jr. was in prison for a while, it’s said that he’s “out of the life” now, Peter never got in it, he’s another one who like’s to hear himself talk. There is a sister, Angel that I don’t know much about, she was on a few episodes of Growing up Gotti, she seemed nice and not uptight like Victoria. I’m on the edge of my seat to see if Karen and Victoria are filmed together – it’s pretty clear Karen isn’t scared, or else she would have never returned to NY.

        • Babson_Chick

          what ever happened to her sons?

          • Get out

            There was a special on A&E about a month ago or so, Growing up Gotti, 10 years later. I missed it for some reason, but I’m going to watch it on line or something. John is getting married, and the boy’s are all in together owning a Scrap Yard. She said they are all making a really good living, not like she’s going to say they are in the poor house, right?

          • Babson_Chick

            Thanks for the update. I watched the show years ago and thought she spoiled her boys – like Renee and Big Ang seem to do.

        • Juliana

          Oh yea for those of us who lived here in the area during that time, he was constantly on the news. Constantly. I know a few people that knew him. I’ve studied them in college classes too, the who mob thing. The teacher was a former state trooper that was part of the team working to take him and his associates down. It really is fascinating stuff. Two semesters with the same teacher, the book for the class is like 40-50 lbs, lol. It’s very much still alive here where I live, just in different ways.

    • Norrth

      I really don’t understand why Gotti would want to be in the middle of all of this. She should be living a quiet life. She spent a lot of years trying to remake herself and now she’s in the midst of this stuff. If Ang goes after Renee to impress her, I hope Renee ends her friendship with Ang.

      • Babson_Chick

        Am guessing Vic is bored and wants some camera time.

  • Bad Barbie

    You mean Staten Island. This show is not in LI.

    Lol about Storm. Karen is a joke.

    • Get out

      I put the Long Island in because that’s where Victoria lives, she’s not on Staten, so I guess she’s like a District Manager because her territory as Godmother is larger.
      Happy Holidays all!!!!

      • DoneWithBravo

        I just wrote about that too, since I’m from LI. I’m sure they barely film this show on LI and she’ll hardly be on it. She’s an embarrassment to LI and to NY.

        • Juliana

          VG slays me. She is just so brutally ugly. lol.

  • twifan2

    GREAT recap, as usual Norrth! 🙂
    It’s just getting crazier & crazier! & it’s not even the middle of the season! 😮
    AND OMG! VG! 😮

    • Norrth

      I can’t believe the way the producers are hitting us with wild stuff ep after ep! This is good. Tbe previews of New Natalie look promising.

  • stevienix

    OMG I LOVE THIS SHOW! I am team Karen Gravano because I have thought all along Natalie is full of poop! Can not staaaaand her for some reason. Love Drita too.

  • stevienix

    Okay and Storm, hello just coming in at 7am with a female? I am with Karen on that one. I did kinda like Alicia last season, but I wouldn’t be on there again either.

    • Norrth

      I wonder if Storm felt stupid dropping that line as soon as he said it. Where was the mystery friend when his girl was being chased out of the apartment?

    • Bad Barbie

      She should be in NY more often he does that all day.

    • OhNoYouDidnt

      I think Karen and Storm probably have some banging sex, however I would like to see Karen with a more refined yet hard guy. I think she can absolutely bag such a guy.

  • DoneWithBravo

    I don’t watch the show, but I don’t understand the reference to Long Island (my hometown) in the first portion of this thread??????? I know that Gotti lives on LI, but adding her is new, so why would there be extra security on LI regarding this show? Confused.

    • Bad Barbie

      The writer confused Staten Island with LI.

  • Jersey

    Is Storm a club promoter or something? I just find it odd at his age to be out clubbing until 7am. I think the whole situation is shady. Karen said she had a bad feeling after his reaction to her being home when he walked in. Isn’t your gut feeling always right?. And why was he walking into the bedroom if the girl came to use the bathroom? Hmmm… As for Natalie, I can’t stand this girl. I don’t believe for a second she’s as tough as she’s trying to come off. I think anyone can be when there’s security on hand..

    • Juliana

      Always follow that guy feeling.

    • Bad Barbie

      He is not a club promoter. That’s all he does though. Keeps his business busy.

  • Babson_Chick

    Nat has a very high opinion of herself and I think she’s full of hot air – wish someone would stick a pin in her to let some of it out.

  • Juliana

    Good thing I know this is scripted tv, lol. Natalie’s mouth is going to get her into a lot of trouble but not with these women who are too old to be fighting with this tiny bopper. I do love that thing that Karen did though with the boob bumping, that was hysterical.

    • Hi Juliana. Do you think it’s all fake on this show? I sometimes wonder how grown women can be so angry.

  • donna

    I like Natalie, I really do. I will always believe Renee started this whole bruhaha. She’s still mad at that “delicious” comment! And Renee needs to slap AJ for the way he talks to her! And what’s with Karen & this wanna be “street talk” of hers: “WE AIN’T ROCKIN’ I AIN’T YOUR GIRL!” Really Karen, Really?

    • OhNoYouDidnt

      lol…I think it’s less appealing on Renee, the talking. I think Renee has really ramped up the street talk which at her age (no offense intended) is not appealing. It sits better on Karen’s lips. I like Karen. She seems to be one of the most genuine on the cast.