#RHONJ RECAP: Dolores Accuses Danielle of Drug Use At Siggy’s Women’s Empowerment Retreat!

Posted on Nov 15 2017 - 9:26pm by Nancy

Wednesday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey kicks off with Margaret and her hubby shopping for wallpaper. As they scroll through catalogs of faux bois (that’s fancy talk for fake wood wallpaper) — Marge fills her barely interested spouse  in on the details of her lunch with Dolores. She says that Dolores was sympathetic towards her, and that she hopes that she can help her mend fences with SiggyMarge’s husband does his best to weigh in on the catfight, commenting that Siggy is “a bit touchy.” Marge tells him about her deep discussion with Dolores, and rehashes her sad non-relationship with her step-kids. They iced out Margaret’s cheating heart — and are making her pay for screwing around with the hired help. “My kids don’t speak to me because I cheated on their dad with Joe,” a teary Margaret says in a talking head confessional. “I missed a whole piece of their lives, that I can never get back.”

We shift from the melancholy back to the dramatic, when Dolores and Teresa meet up to talk about where their friendship went wrong. They’ve known each other for over two decades, but Teresa feels that Dolores’ vibe has been disloyal. Teresa brings up Danielle’s tired claim that Dolores bashed Teresa behind her back. Teresa wonders why Danielle would lie, but Dolores clears that up when she reminds her that Danielle is 1) crazy, 2) trying to drive a wedge in their friendship and/or 3) probably on drugs. Dolores warns her long-time pal not to trust and believe in “crazy bitch” DanielleTeresa’s like a deer in the headlights as she wonders, “Whyyyy?…She does yoga and like she’s so spiritual and into healing.” Dolores reminds Teresa that disloyalty goes both ways, and that mocking her living arrangement with Frank was shady. Teresa questions why would she allow him to live with her when she has a boyfriend. 

Dolores reminds the prison wife that her relationship with Frank works, because it’s built on friendship and respect, unlike her marriage to Jailbird Joe. The bomb Dolores just dropped didn’t knock the wax out of Teresa’s ears because she demands clarification — and wants to know if Dolores is referring to Joe’s alleged affairs. Duh! Dolores explains she wouldn’t stand by a “nasty” man like Joe for putting her through so much. Teresa is initially defensive, but then a lightbulb goes off, and she snags the chance to play the victim card. The mood lightens when Teresa informs Dolores if she had to pick a side — her track record of truth wins. The sit-down ends on a good note.

Next, Dolores pays Siggy a visit at her home. They dig into a gigantic ice cream sundae, as Siggy shares details about her upcoming women’s empowerment retreat. She’s stressing over having to balance the venture along with her duties as a wife/mom. Siggy goes over the seminar’s extensive agenda, and shares that she’s inviting the whole gang — including Margaret — and Danielle, with Dolores’ approval. She phones Margaret to extend the invite personally.

That same week, Melissa and Margaret meet for lunch. Melissa chats about her kids growing up too fast, then seeks advice about making her ENVY boutique stand out from the competition. Marge offers her expertise, and extends an invite to her showroom. Although Margaret claims she wants to fix her issues with Siggy — she launches into a gossip sesh about their tiff at the Gorga tasting. She reminds Melissa that Siggy “humiliated” her at her house party. Hypocritical much, Marge? The women share that they both got invites to Siggy’s women’s seminar. Marge then says she probably got her invite because Dolores likely spoke to Siggy (ummm….at YOUR direction Margaret — did you forget you asked Dolores to mend fences with Siggy on your behalf?). The gals question how the relationship expert can pull off a successful event with all the infighting.

All the ladies prepare simultaneously for the event.

Dolores, Teresa, Melissa, Danielle and Margaret all travel to the retreat together, and they’re immediately off to a bumpy start. Dolores and Danielle haven’t seen each other since their tasting blowout, and Pigtails pulls up a recent Instagram post by Siggy on her phone. The IG post is a photo of Siggy pointing a bow and arrow with the caption, “I’m no shrinking violet!!! You come at me sideways then I’m going for you sideways. The last thing you want is me hating on your ass!” The post ignites another bitchy clique gang-up on “Soggy”— with the exception of Dolores, who rejects their shade and sticks up for her pal.

Siggy’s arrives at the seminar first and readies herself for the tough task of uplifting a gaggle of negative nellies. As the ladies file in, Siggy warmly greets each one with a hug and a smile. Siggy kicks off the event with a helping of empowering chicken soup for the soul — “live your unique authentic self.” The forum is chock full of wisdom nuggets, and is going smoothly until a deafening silence envelops the room. Siggy takes a breath, and delivers an honest personal testimony — aimed at Margaret.

“Every time I am with this one person, I can’t get through! And when I show them who I am…they still don’t like me. If somebody is hurting you, or mocking you, or making fun of you…you look at that person tomorrow and you face them. You have the right to stand up and say F*CK YOU!” Siggy says. At the same time, Teresa whispers to Margaret, “She’s talking about you!”  

Siggy explains to the crowd that she got off to a rough start with Margaret, then clarifies that the “Soggy” diss cut deep, because of vicious childhood bullying she endured. This admission breaks the tension, and the women laugh and truly seem to bond — if only for that period of time.

The seminar pauses for a break-out session. Teresa uses the break to blab to Danielle that Dolores thinks that she’s on drugs. The prostitution whore laughs off the accusation, but her alarmed pupils look suspicious.

The ladies all retreat to their rooms to prepare for the evening gossip session.

It’s dinnertime, and while I’m no soothsayer, I can feel the fireworks coming! Danielle immediately brings up Dolores’ druggie allegation, so Dolores flatly asks Danielle if she’s a junkie. 

Dolores feels her question is completely justified, because she believes that Danielle totally fabricated the alleged jab at Teresa. The editors grab their shot to work in a dishy montage of cast members discussing Danielle’s criminal past. Danielle asks what does she have to gain by lying, and Dolores declares that she hates the word lie, and prefers delusion. Siggy and the conference host change the subject, and the ladies move on.

The next morning, Danielle, Teresa and Melissa chitchat about the day before, in their suite. Danielle believes that Siggy’s quickie reconciliation with Marge is fake, and Teresa agrees, implying that the relationship expert has a hostess rep to protect.

The ladies next gather outside, for a traditional role-playing therapy session. Siggy is up first, and has to choose someone she has an issue with, so naturally she picks Margaret. The duo is directed to tell the other why they feel hurt. Siggy explains that Marge’s “Soggy Flicker” insult hit a red-hot nerve. Margaret feels that Siggy’s reaction was hypersensitive, and it caught her off guard. Margaret conjures up her best Siggy impression, which leaves Danielle, Teresa and Melissa in hysterics. Siggy’s feelings take another beating, as the scene fades.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey takes a break for turkey day and returns ​on Nov 29.

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About the Author

Nancy loves to multi-task as a writer, she’s an actress and online radio host. She received a B.S. in Mass Communications from LSU. She’s married and the proud mom of 2 German Shepherds.

  • GirlPlz

    Delores: “Danielle might be crazy”
    Teresa: “But she does yoga”

    • Sandy Wood

      Loved that bit too, by implication she was saying….I do yoga too and just look how centered and sane I am!

    • and the hits keep coming 🙂

  • GirlPlz

    Teresa: “Why is your ex husband staying with you”
    Delores: “What about your marriage”
    Teresa: “WHY YOU TALKING ABOUT MY MARRIAGE”

    • Lol, who she trying to kid?

    • Txtea

      You could tell she really was like OMG how dare you and had no idea that it was the same shit she’s pulling on her good friend. That little forehead protecting her little brain 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • penny 2

    My favorite part of this episode was the orange tulips at the paint store.

  • Seriously who the heck is paying Soggy for these seminars? They’re hilariously ridic.

  • anonymous

    Everytime they show a close up of Tre I just cringe.

    • Why is this happening to us?

      She’s a real faccia brutta!

      • BetteDavisEyez1

        LMAO!!🤪

        • Why is this happening to us?

          Hehe 😂😂
          I know you know what that means…lol. Can’t in NYC and not know that lingo!

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            Yes!! And it always makes me LOL!!

  • we”r”family

    Soggy publically calls out Margaret in front of strangers, at this woman empowering seminar. Which seemed like a real snooze fest, but, is taking exception at the role playing.
    No matter how much Margaret did, loves her step children, they are going to side with Dad, in this cheating matter.

  • shayvoe

    Pic number 3 above. If that is not the epitome of a blank stare, I don’t know what is. Not only is no one home, the light’s aren’t even on.

    • italiano bambino

      Lol i had to scroll back up oh Shay 😂😂😂

      • shayvoe

        If that is not the pic of someone whose elevator doesn’t go to the top floor, I don’t know what is. You can almost see all the little gerbils in her head frantically moving their little feet trying to get the wheel started.

        • wellWellwell

          Lmao..thanks for the laugh.

          • shayvoe

            YW!

        • italiano bambino

          Lmfao!!!!!

      • Authentic

        Me too… not sure how I missed 1st time. Lol.

        • italiano bambino

          Too funny 😂😂

    • Misha

      Haha I was thinking the same thing. It doesn’t do her any favours whatsoever.

    • Why is this happening to us?

      YES! Lmao
      That pic makes me want to change my avi! Just when we thought she couldn’t look and dumber…smh

      • italiano bambino

        No yours is perfect 😂😉

        • Why is this happening to us?

          Thanks…lol. Ok- I’ll keep this one 🐵

  • JustSayin

    So Soggy’s expert relationship advise is that if someone doesn’t like you to stand up to them and say fuck you…? Sounds like something Juicy Joe would come up with, not a professional. Seems like she was more concerned with shading Margaret than giving the people who paid money to come see her actual advise.

  • christy flanders

    Everyone keeps failing to mention that when Siggy was speaking & brought up Marg, she took responsibility for her part in the disagreement. It was NOT a dig at Marg but more of an apology. Then Marg turns around & literally makes fun of Siggy once again only this time brings her son into it. Marg is one foul biotch! Why in the world stupid Teresa would question Delores’ relationship with her ex, I have no idea. Considering if you look up “dysfunctional relationships” it has a picture of Tre & Joe. Does Tre really think that people don’t know that Joe has & is cheating on her? Not to mention that due to her f’d up marriage, she has no room to talk about anyone else’s relationships. Thank God someone finally brought up Danielle’s drug use! Thank you Delores. What amazes me is how shocked everyone acted. “How dare Delores make such an accusation?” Duh, Danielle told a blatant lie about Delores & THIS is what they’re shocked about. Delores seems like a really nice gal who tries to be nice to everyone however girl can throw down when she has to. I love how she never batted an eye when Danielle asked her about the drug allegations. Melissa is coming off like a spoiled rich b*tch this season. She thinks that she is all that & a bag of chips. She had the audacity to criticize Siggy for having “beauty time” at her seminar & brought up Siggy’s plastic surgery. Acted as if it was inappropriate. Haha! AATT showed pictures of Melissa before & after plastic surgery. Huge difference. Hypocritical much?! I hadn’t been watching the show this season but after reading AATT’S recaps, I couldn’t resist. I really enjoy Siggy & Delores but the rest of the cast just sucks! It’s like Bravo found the stupidest, craziest, nastiest criminals they could find & cast them. The whole thing is actually kind of funny. It’s like watching “Orange Is The New Black” & “Dumb & “Dumber” all rolled into one.

    • BriannaG

      ITA. Love Dolores and Siggy.

      Teresa just keeps bringing it in terms of being dumb.
      Dolores: I think Danielle is crazy and on some kind of drugs.
      Teresa: but she does yoga…and all of that…you know…
      Me: ROFL

    • mar

      Actually, Dolores looks guilty in this eposide. She said she had no conversation with D , but she admitted she did when they were at dinner. She slip up and tried to cover it. I do think Dol does not really like Tre. She already talked about Tre marriage so it very plausible that she said Tre likes money. Dol probably said it in passing not thinking much about it. Danielle known for twisting the truth, but she was never wrong about Dina, Tre , Mel and Jac. Dol been acting guilty and she been deflecting a lot too.

      • Maria Castellano

        1000000 votes

  • Darris

    I’m really enjoying Dolores this season. What is surprising me the most is Melissa is definitely a back ground player this year. She hasn’t brought anything at all.

    • BriannaG

      I love Dolores this year. She doesn’t fall for Danielle’ antics and isn’t afraid to confront her. Danielle was hoping to corner Dolores at the dinner , but Dolores didn’t care and openly asked if Danielle was on drugs. That confused look on Danielle’s face was priceless)))
      Messy sure isn’t happy. She keeps kissing felon’s ass, but it gets her nowhere)

    • Wtfmf

      She’s “on display.”

  • Marsbars09

    Did anybody notice how scared Dolores appeared when Tre asked her if she thought Joe cheated on her? Dolores’ face went blank! 😂 Dolores don’t want none of that Gorga wrath.

    • wellWellwell

      I don’t think Delores is afraid of Teresa, she told her to shut it at the tasting party.
      Delores ain’t afraid of shizz. That scene was badly edited. j/s

    • Misha

      I don’t think she was scared. More like she realised she was dealing with stupid.

  • Marsbars09

    I loved the scene where Danielle asked Dolores if she thought she was on drugs and Dolores asked her, “are you?” I just fell out laughing.

    • wellWellwell

      and Delores said “What are you gonna do.. NOTHING”! Boom!! Love it! I’m hoping Delores mops the floor with that crack whore.

    • GirlPlz

      me too

    • Wtfmf

      I’m not sure about Dolores just, but that scene cracked me up.

  • Misha

    I’m really liking Dolores this season. I think her take on Danielle is spot on. Teresa is the biggest bloody idiot if she thinks that Danielle is being genuine with her. The spiel about how sprititual she is and how she’s doing yoga is what a teenager would say. It may not be this season but at some point Danielle is going to go for Teresa’s jugular and Dolores will be all “I told you so!”.

    • wellWellwell

      Exactly! Not only that, Delores is wise to that old azz heifer in pig tails. Get ’em Delores! all of them including Teresa and that dope SIL attached to her azz.

      • Misha

        OMG I just can’t with the pig tails!! A grown arse woman knocking on the doors of 50 (if not over) should not be wearing them. Ever!

        • wellWellwell

          Nasty, beater face bitch. Why does she bother wearing a turtle neck when she has one naturally. This addition to the show is disgusting. She’s broke and a joke, speaks in third person as if she’s a mogul..ack!
          I bet that new husband is a paid husband. She’s paying him to sleep with her.

        • Wtfmf

          She’s whatever happened to Pipi long stocking.

  • Jennymckitty

    Great recap, Nanci. I feel certain that if Dante had met Siggy, the 4th circle of Hell would be one of her retreats.

  • Why is this happening to us?

    Why is it that no matter how many nose jobs/plastic surgeries Melissa has, she always looks like her nose is made out of play-doh? She should have left her original nose. She just looks “off” to me since she started fooling around with it.

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      Hey you!!
      Danielle looks like she’s been rode hard & hungout wet.
      She may or may not be on drugs, but all of the years that she was is showing in her face.

      • Why is this happening to us?

        Hey Bette! 😘😘
        She really does look like she’s been rode hard (many many times) and put away wet!
        That’s true- if she isn’t using now, the side effects from years past are definitely catching up to her and showing it in her face.

        • BetteDavisEyez1

          Danielle is atleast 10 years older than the rest of them, no?!?
          If Tre is around 44, I’d say Danielle is not a day under 54.🤣😂🤣

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I didn’t know she was that much older. I just assumed they were all around the same age.

            Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! Xoxo

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            Oh yes, Love!! I had a great time.
            Hope yours was awesome as well.😘😘

          • Why is this happening to us?

            It was, thank you! 😘😘
            Now it’s time to get ready for Christmas! 😩

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            Check your email when you get a chance.😉✌️

      • Reality Buffy

        Danielle is the same age as Caroline Malzone so a little older than rest. Her face is too thin which can age you.

        • BetteDavisEyez1

          That & years of partying like a rockstar. Just check out Keith Richards. OMG!!😳

      • Wtfmf

        So, to surmise, every line she ever snorted is on her face. I miss the days when Theresa use to flip tables and call her a prostitution whore. Danielle is the perfect villain. I think Guillermo Del Toro does her make up. I so hope she’s the one lying.

        • BetteDavisEyez1

          Guillermo Del Toro does her make up. Hilarious!!🤣😂🤣

  • Reality Buffy

    I am proud to say I have not watch this show this season. Or last really.

    • Wtfmf

      You’re like the first skinny person at a weight watchers meeting…thanks for the inspiration?

  • GirlPlz

    Worse than RHOC:
    Siggy is unhinged – I would not go to her for any advice
    Teresa – crazy, crap friend, awful
    Melissa – two-faced
    Danielle – boring and thirsty

    Teresa and Melissa are siding with Danielle for the check

    • Wtfmf

      Compton had a franchise?