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'Real Housewives of New Jersey': And then came Part 2

September 7, 2010 |  2:00 pm


Oh, how the women of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" have labored, especially on the final installment of their reunion special, which aired Monday night.

After their first go-round of screaming fits, pillow-throwing, couch-jumping and host-pushing (that would be Bravo's Andy Cohen), the second brought more of the same and, finally, the jaw-dropping moment Cohen spoke of last week: Three of the four housewives hugged.

Danielle Staub had teary embraces with Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita, while stone-faced matriarch Caroline Manzo tsk-tsk'd in the corner. 

Many of your comments on our post last week spoke of the unfair power dynamic, suggesting Staub was ganged up on repeatedly. When we spoke with Cohen, he didn't necessarily disagree.

"I think it's a reflection of everyone around [Danielle]," Cohen said. "It was one against three. ... She was pretty tough about it." 

Though Staub held her own, she also brought along plenty of crazy, including one showstopping moment in particular when she produced a dummy wearing layers of hair extensions to demonstrate how her own hair had been ripped from her head by Laurita's daughter Ashley

For other buzz-worthy moments, check out our sister blog Show Tracker's play-by-play. Then tell us in  comments below if you're pleased with the second part of the reunion show?

Any burning questions they left unanswered? 

-- Matt Donnelly
twitter.com/MattDonnelly

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