Oh, FINALLY. Something happened this week. Lots of stuff, actually, and some random stupid crap that didn’t involve Ronnie and Sammi for a change, although, let’s get serious–the second half was totally the Ronnie and Sammi show. But okay.
JWoww and Snooki (I don’t like them using their real names all of a sudden … I prefer them as caricatures) went out during gay pride week and danced with some gays, and all in all … pretty uneventful, actually. I would think Miami would be INSANE during gay pride, so either they just were not trying at ALL, or we didn’t get the good stuff. But Snooki went home and called Emilio, who was a total asshole (per usual), and dumped him for real. And she actually got upset and cried this time. And burned stuff. That’s how you know it’s for real.
Sidenote, Sushi Samba got a mention! YUM. And awesome. They have one in Chicago and I went with my friend Alex. I’m pretty sure I accidentally ordered raw beef and I lied to myself that it was smoked so I could eat it, and I confess that it was pretty delicious. And bear in mind, I am not an adventurous eater and always order my steak medium well, even though I can handle slightly medium and prefer leather.
Pauly and Mike went out clubbing and wound up with an extra girl at the house (when factoring in one for Vinny). Mike kept calling her the hippopotamus, which was so mean and also kind of funny, in a really awful way, but they got off easy (heh) when the hippo just wanted to go to sleep. Listen, take it from me … being a hippo is exhausting. I fully endorse frequent naps.
And again, Vinny cracked me the FUCK up when he got the girls out of the house the next morning and JWoww high fived him or something and he said, “I don’t know if you want to touch that hand.” SICK. And awkward. I love it.
Mike and Angelina had a huge screaming fight over dishes, which I loved because it’s just such a roommate thing, and he banished her from dinner. But he’s too soft-hearted for that, so he took it back and even during his apology, she was still being a total bitch. But she DID help clean up after dinner, which I took as her apology. The girls decided that next week, they’ll cook and the boys will clean up.
This is about where the episode turns and it becomes the Sammi and Ronnie show, which honestly, I don’t mind because you know I think they’re wildly fascinating. Even though they seemed to be getting along, Snooki and mostly JWoww decide to give her their letter because they think the longer they wait, the worse it’ll be. They drop it in with her makeup before they go to bed, and seriously? I even got that nervous feeling FOR them in my stomach too! I can totally understand why they didn’t sleep much and had nightmares when they did.
The next morning, Snooki, JWoww, and The Situation go to work. Mike is going to make a point of asking for a raise AND doing nothing. Hee! Sammi finds the note and asks Vinny and Pauly about it separately, and they both play dumb. She says she knows they know something and she knew they wouldn’t tell her, but it was a test. And seriously, when did testing people become her favorite fucking hobby?
Hilariously, Snooki and JWoww are biting their nails over it all day at work. Snooki talking heads that, “We just don’t wanna deal with that drama … that we’ve caused.” Hahahaha! Snooki, self-awareness looks good on you!
Back at the house, Vinny tips Ronnie off to what’s going on, which … I think given Ronnie’s temper might’ve been kind of a good thing. Ronnie knows it’s either Snooki or JWoww but says Snooki doesn’t use words like “wisely” in her vocabulary. True, especially since she said earlier in the ep that “sympathetic” is a big word. Ronnie’s pissed at people for not minding their own business but also claims to be most angry about the anonymous thing.
He goes into Sam’s room to confront her about it, and he admits to some things and denies others, particularly making out. Sammi finally has her head out of her ass … well, now that it’s been forcibly yanked from there … and realizes that since he admitted to parts of it, probably the whole thing is true. Ronnie says he was hurt and made a mistake, but Sammi is pretty adamant that it’s over and you know, I really believe how destroyed she is over this. As he’s trying to tell her that he wakes up with her, goes to bed with her, and spends his days with her, she is crying HARD and this sort of looks like a real break up.
Back at the gelato shop, JWoww calls the house and Sam answers. Jenni denies denies denies, and so does Snooki, and they fill Mike in. Not that they wrote it, but that the note happened. He thinks it’s hilarious and when he gets home, he more or less confirms what’s in it. And it’s interesting, because Mike is the only one who wasn’t just blindly loyal to Ronnie on that one. I would’ve thought Pauly would’ve cracked, because I know he thought that what was going on was wrong. But that’s how it shook out. JWoww feels like she did her job as a girlfriend, and she and Snooki are dead to Ronnie. And it seems like they kind of know it.
Also, during this whole thing … I still wonder why they thought it was a good idea to lie to Sam’s face about not just the note, but also knowing anything, because they know she’ll see the show and find out. I think they’re banking on buying time and by then she’ll have calmed down enough to see the big picture and forgiven them. Which seems like a fair bet, right? Maybe, if everyone wasn’t so dramatic.
Anyway, I think Ronnie starts to realize he’s losing this one and starts acting like a total asshole, and the fucked up thing is that he really seems to think that their relationship not working right now is somehow Sammi’s fault. Thank god, she finally gets (for now, at least), that it isn’t–that he’s wrong, that she’s done everything she can. And I’m totally Team Sammi right here because that’s a huge realization. Now, do I think it’ll last? Long shot at best. But it’s hard when you have to live in the same house as your ex, so I guess … I get it, anyway. Even if it’s totally dysfunctional.
So Ronnie IMMEDIATELY makes a grab for his phone book and calls some ho that the show subtitles his “hometown honey” and asks when she’s coming and starts talking about fucking her, pretty much as loud as he can. What a dick. And then Sammi’s stupid ass takes the bait. And this whole thing is just so horrible and disgusting that it kind of pains me to watch it. He claims that she strung him along, and then she goes to bed alone in a party dress.
Also, WTF is up with Sammi and wearing inappropriate things to bed, i.e. party dresses and sunglasses? Has no one taught this girl the concept of pajamas? It’s not difficult, but then …
So yeah, we end on a talking head with Sam looking like she’s been crying a lot, saying she finally realized that Ronnie is someone she doesn’t want to be with anymore. You go, girl. I doubt it lasted, even through the next episode or two, but I feel like good decisions, no matter how short-lived (and how far in the past at this point) deserve encouragement. I know guys like Ronnie, and once he turns on you … he’ll never come back around all the way. It’s always going to be mildy to majorly fucked up until it’s finally over, and their particular situation is just totally intensifying all of it. I feel bad for her.
I mean … I’ve said before, and meant it, that Ronnie does seem like someone who’s lashing out because he’s hurt and distrustful, but that doesn’t change the fact that he is being so abusive toward her and that he’s crossed lines of basic human decency. I mean, everyone has their limits, but I can tell you right now–if someone cheated on me, I would always think, they’re the type of person that can do that. And if they’re willing to go so far as to call me a cunt, they’re always going to be the kind of person who will try to hurt me as much as they can. And honestly, with Ronnie’s god awful temper, I’m a little surprised it never gets physical. Still, that shows that he does have a line and I think hitting a girl is just past it, but verbally destroying her as hard as he can is not. And that’s … not good. To say the least. He needs to take a serious look at himself.
In case you can’t tell, I feel like I live out a lot of my past vicariously through Ronnie and Sam, mostly because my college career was a parade of fucked up relationships. Thank god my first boyfriend was practically a saint, because otherwise, I would’ve thought that was just normal, you know? Knowing that it’s certainly not is what has enabled me to end up with a good person like Billy who treats me right and is fairly functional and well-adjusted, as much as someone who lives with me can be, anyway. But I swear, if I hadn’t seized my “this isn’t my fault and I didn’t do anything wrong” moment and ran with it, who knows? Maybe I’d STILL be Sammi in some form. And that’s just sad to me, because I remember being that person and it was really difficult and sad, you know?
Anyway, I don’t know why these posts always take such turns but I’ve gotta get back to work. What did you guys think of this episode? Favorite moments? Lines? Thoughts on how it all went down? Comments!
it finally hit her he’s someone she doesn’t want to be with anymore
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