#MobWives Recap: Karen and Ratalie Start A New War [Episode 8]

Posted on Feb 5 2015 - 9:25am by Norrth Cafe

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No joke, tonight’s episode has more bleeping than words you can use in church.  We pick up with NatG on the run while making empty threats, hitting her inhaler and then sucking on a cigarette. Karen is in hot pursuit, stating that she’s willing to catch a case to beat NatG’s BLEEP. Drita is hyped and throwing threats about BLEEPING someone up, but I’m not sure who she’s mad at. She’s either sunburned or turning some shade of “rage red” and I notice that the crew was smart enough to back off of her. When NatG gets home, it takes London a minute to notice that she has a scratch.  She presents herself as being at the meeting to make peace, to be respectful and that she held her tongue. She starts bragging how she won and took care of things… you know, while on the run. London is shocked that Renee didn’t help jump her. NatG, who seems to live in a place you can’t get to without a bong hit, thinks Renee left the door open to a friendship and was trying to make peace with her – that they have some sort of deep connection (I meant take two bong hits to reach her happy place). NatG concludes by calling Karen a ghetto rat informer and then mumbling incoherent threats.

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Renee finds a letter that Junior (rat MFer, according to her) sent to AJJunior want AJ to know that he’s different from the people he’s locked behind bars with and she is infuriated that he’s laying out his case to their son.  She has no sympathy for Junior, stating he ratted not because he’s sorry for what he’s done, but because he is afraid to do the time. She comments that he should have never pulled the trigger. True, true. We learn that Junior isn’t supposed to be writing to Renee’s home. It’s scary to think about the fact that Junior seems to know where she lives no matter where she is. In her anger, Renee hits that glass shattering high note her voice takes on whenever she starts screaming about Junior, not that I blame her, this time.

Drita, done hulking out, has her children help her pick pictures for her calendar.  Her kids are adorable! She is planning to have a party to celebrate the calendar’s release and hopes no blood will be spilled… pffft, like she doesn’t know the producers.  Karen and NatD meet up and the word “rat” is thrown around again. Karen brings up a great point; Big Ang and Drita stayed quiet instead of trying to mediate and put the conflict to rest. Were they more worried about their friendship with NatG than with her?

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NatD drops a bomb, stating that NatG called her boyfriend, again, and called Drita and Big Ang “sea hags,” along with Renee and Karen.  More threats about BLEEP-kicking and knocking people the BLEEP out. It’s not that I want it to happen, I’m just tired of excessive threats that we all know are never going to become action.

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Speaking of action, Karen wants to open medical marijuana business in Arizona – where it’s legal.  Storm is excited and they talk about the strain she wants to create. Storm, who she refers to as the East Coast Snoop Dog, gives her a lot of advice. In a moment of rare candor for #Mobwives, Karen opens up and talks about the fact that she ran an illegal drug trade when she was younger but plans to go legit this time. She and Karena are going to AZ for the opening of her brother’s restaurant and she will keep looking into it. She decides she wants to be the Cush queen, sell a little OG_Gravano, and become “KG Cush Queen.”

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Drita meets up with NatD at a boxing gym to hear what she has to say about NatG. – a perfect setting. She believes NatD about the sea hags comment. Drita threatens to crack her BLEEPING head. Tons more bleeping, mostly because of NatD who wants to knock NatG’s chicklets out of her mouth.  While they are bleeping it up, Renee and her friend Tiffany are shopping. Tiffany jokes that a pair of pants Renee is holding up has space for her new booty. The laughter ends when Karen finds Renee to let her know that she heard through the prison grapevine that Junior has been sentenced. He got 11 years. Unreal. Renee feels that she and her son will have 11 years peace with him behind bars. I sorry for the family of the man he killed.

The restaurant in AZ opens and Karen and her family are together. Karena is gorgeous and looks like a younger version of her mother. Karen’s brother’s son looks like his younger self, too. Karen’s mom talks about how wild and out of control Karen and her brother were when they were young. One night the two were almost killed by their father when they were sneaking back into the house. Karen’s mom, who she thinks of as a perfect #mobwife, is stunned that Karen wants to open a medical marijuana business after everything that happened with the ecstasy ring she and her brother ran, roughly 20 years ago.  1 – we just talk about the kids grades at our family dinner table, and possible vacations… which explains why we would never be offered a frickin’ reality show. 2 – Karen states that her father took the rap for them and is doing 20 years behind bars to give them a second chance… I think her license just went up in smoke. HA!

Renee tries to talk with AJ about Junior. He’s not having it, especially since Junior has been gone for more than half of his life.  Renee feels bad that she had a father who was there for her and that AJ has never had that.  She breaks down and talks about how that lifestyle isn’t worth it and he tells her that it’s not their fault, the lives others have chosen.  He is either being very distant or very mature.

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Calendar release party/fight time.  Everyone looks gorgeous.  Karen is still in AZ, thankfully, because we learn that NatG was invited before the fight happened. Tensions begin to flair when Big Ang seems to want to force a truce and is stunned to see a huge change in Drita’s attitude. Drita is done taking up for NatGAng seems offended when Drita and Renee joke that the two Nats need mob names to tell them apart and Renee comes up with Ratalie, the 5 cent Philly Whore for NatG.. harsh, but I can’t tell if Ang is more upset with Renee or with Drita for laughing.

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All are stunned when NatG texts Renee an invitation for dinner stating that Renee told her that all she had to do was ring her bell to make things right. The producers show us just how obscene (in thought, not content) the offer to take Renee to dinner is given the FULL context of what Renee said… that they would NEVER go back to the way things were since Renee gave her chance after chance, etc… Drita and Renee feel that NatalieG is crazy.

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NatD shows up and in a TH we learn that she has no plans to bring up the other Natalie, who she calls trash juice.  Hey, I’m still a fan of “dumpster juice.” The others bring her up. Ang goes into denial when the “sea hags” comment is raised. She thinks, as if it makes it better, that NatG didn’t mean her and Drita, even though NatD tells her that NatG specifically used their names. Drita and Renee are fed up with Ang, who is in turn fed up with them and begins insulting NatD. We end with Big Ang angrily walking away with a “bye bitches.” Big Ang is loyal, but not when it counts, in my book. A recent tweet from Drita suggests, to me, that Big Ang is going to be shocked at how wrong she is. From Drita’s timeline, between next week and the reunion, we’re going to hear some hard truths!

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  • Jennymckitty

    Thanks for the great recap, Norrth! I’m glad that I’m not the only person who wonders how Karen can get a dispensing license. I feel certain she couldn’t get a permit to sell alcohol. It really makes me wonder what the requirements are or how well this industry is being monitored.

    • Norrth

      She says that her father took the rap, but I have no idea what that really means. If she was arrested, but not convicted she might have a shot. It will be interesting to see what her lawyer has to say. Could OG Gravano become a reality?

      • Jennymckitty

        She spoke of it in past shows. I may be wrong but I believe she got probation.

        • Norrth

          I think these women tell a little too much of their history. I often wonder if they are monitored by people who worry that they’ll spill to many secrets.

      • Bad Barbie

        She got probation, she has a record and it is very publicized… in her book.

        • Norrth

          Thank you for the answer. Now I’m really confused on what it is this attorney appears to be telling her.

    • Bad Barbie

      She is delusional. They call others “rat” but they rat on themselves.

  • chacha1

    Great recap and you go Ang, don’t be a follower of ‘crazy’ aka Renee …. march to your own beat. AJ is nothing but a menza mort and looks like he is going to go postal on his mother, too bad he is a lazy slug and he should be in college, not home with mommy who thinks she is gangsta !
    Karen Gravano, well well well, wanting to own a MM business is okay by me but drop the gangster crap and the fact that you are sooooo proud of your family and father who murdered people .. even your own Uncle … why don’t you just go away already … sick of your gloating about your lifestyle … you are nothing but a bottom feeder ….

    Natalie D you look like a blow fish with all that botox and grease on your face …. and Drita … REALLY GIRL ? you have two beautiful daughters and you still want to kill and beat people up.. stop it already !!!

    • Norrth

      It shocks me when Drita flips out. I believe her that there is so much more that we don’t see, but I would rather see what happened and why things went sideways for her and Natg.

  • September24

    Karen wins the award for Most Immature Reality Star

  • twifan2

    Excellent recap Norrth! 🙂

    OMG ANG!? WTH are you so much denial?! 0.o
    Everyone-STOP with the threats! Don’t start being ghetto! 🙁

    • Norrth

      I can’t figure it out. Ang must be someone who hates to be wrong and would be wrong 10 times over than let anyone know she made a mistake.

  • GREAT Recap, Norrth. For the first time ever, I was annoyed by Rene’s whining in this episode. Drita still irks my nerves to no end. It was nice seeing Karen’s family. I think Ang is on that stuff.

    • twifan2

      Maybe some of that silicone she has in her is leching out? :/

    • Norrth

      i do believe Renee about Ratalie being with her.. now I wonder if Renee is right that Ang trusted her and the woman has something on her because I can’t see Ang being this loyal to someone she barely knows. She was “ratted out” by a close friend. Why would she trust someone everyone is telling her likes to leak other people’s secrets?

  • Bad Barbie

    Karen ain’t about that life. All she does is pull hair and fall on the floor with her fat self. That would have been Drita, jaws would have been broken. zzzzzzzz

    I just have a problem when every time she says the word “daughter” is accompanied by “Fcking”. Can she just say “my daughter”? WTF?!

  • Wendy Owen

    Hey, Norrth!

    Great recap!!

    à propos of nothing, do you remember Armand Assante on the The Doctors? oh my…..

    😉

    hubby’s best friend is Wally from All My Children.

    • Norrth

      YES! Loves seeing him on L&O: SVU last week. Another “The Doctors” fan!
      Uh, WHOA on Walt Willey! WTH? That’s so cool!

      • Wendy Owen

        oh yeah! so in love with armand assante when he first showed up on The Doctors!
        hmmm, walt willey? i don’t think so. character’s name was Wally, married to Debra.
        uh oh….could just be my age showing….
        🙂

        • Wendy Owen

          pat skelton

          • Wendy Owen

            blast from the past for throwback thursday — i’d post a pic of ang’s real lips, but photography wasn’t invented back then.

          • Norrth

            AH! Wally and Devon! Your friend Pat took over the role when Wally’s wife, Devon, started drinking. I always thought the role ran through male leads because the female lead (Devon) was such a downer most of the time (and I liked her and the actress playing her). OMGoodness. I wonder what good soap scoop he must have of the good ole’ AMC days.

            So funny, when Kathleen Noone joined Knots Landing, I would jokingly say to myself, ‘What would Ellen Shepherd Dalton (her AMC character) think!?!?!”

            You have made my morning. Tell your friend that a soap fan remembers him (if he doesn’t mind hearing that)!

  • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

    Great re-cap Norrth.

    Can we get anymore ‘Staten Island’ or what?
    (Now you all know why I split after 6 months. LOL!
    Cause this is what 90% of the Island is like, no chit.)

    Ang wth? Did you trip & fall & an implant touched your brain & damaged it? You used to be my fave, but you keep backing Nat G. & I for the life of me can’t see why.
    You speak of loyalty but what the hell are you doing to your friends of 20+ years backing that hooker?

    Karen please, stop with the defending the family ‘name’ crappola. No matter how much you love your fambly, you can’t defend the indefensible. You father is a rat & a phuckin’ murderer to boot. So cut the chit & go raise your daughter better than you were raised.
    Medical marijuana license? Girl, you trippin’! Seriously!

    Renee’, here’s a clue. If you don’t want Junior to keep finding your azz everytime you move? Maybe consider moving off the freakin’ tiny Island, huh?

    Drita, wtf? Cut the “I’m a bad-azz” crap & go take care of what’s important. Your girls.

    Nat D., Meh. You’ve got a serious hard-on for Nat G. & all you do is stir the pot. If Nat G. left what would be your storyline? Zip! That’s what.

    Nat G. STFU! GTFU & stop with all the “I’m big. I’m bad. I’m a bold-azz” cause we all saw it. Bish, please. You ain’t chit! My cat could kick yo ass. Chump!
    Let’s see you take yo butt down to ‘Queensbridge Houses’ & then we’ll really see how bad & bold your Philly butt really is! LMFAO! You a jive-ass turkey.

    Okay. I feel better. Rant over! LOL!

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    • Norrth

      Keep ranting! That was fun to read.

    • Bad Barbie

      She does live down the road from QBP. LOL

      • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

        I know BB. That’s why I said it. I guarantee you that’s as far as she goes. Bet she doesn’t cross the street though! LOL!