The BEST Episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 21, 2020

Network: Bravo

Bravo heads to the Garden State for this installment of the "Housewives" franchise, focusing on affluent Jersey girls who are more than just friends: The cast has changed through the seasons but the featured housewives through the years have included Caroline Manzo, a devoted wife and mother of three adult children; former Las Vegas cosmetologist Jacqueline Laurita, who is now a full-time housewife; and Teresa Giudice, a mother of four who runs her household without help from a nanny or personal assistant.

Reunion (Part 1)

#1 - Reunion (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 30, 2010

Part 1 of a two-part reunion edition features reassembled Jersey girls Teresa, Caroline, Jacqueline and Danielle dissing and dishing about Season 2's panorama of mama dramas.

star 9.18
49 votes
Reunion (Part 2)

#2 - Reunion (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 6, 2010

The cast reunites for an explosive part two of the season 2 reunion special.

star 8.55
44 votes
Country Clubbed

#3 - Country Clubbed

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 12, 2010

Teresa and Danielle face off at the Posche fashion show, the cops intervene, and the fight is retold from both sides.

star 8.53
83 votes
Reunion (Part 2)

#4 - Reunion (Part 2)

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 23, 2011

The conclusion of a reunion featuring the Jersey girls trashing and clashing over Season 3's antics.

star 8.43
21 votes
Drop Dead Gorgas

#5 - Drop Dead Gorgas

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 23, 2011

It's Halloween, and the aftermath of a christening gone awry leads to dramatic tricks and nary a treat. Meanwhile, the Brownstone hosts a fashion show. The catwalk sets the stage for catcalls and catfights, particularly when Kathy voices off and Caroline stands her ground.

star 8.35
54 votes
Best Friends For Never

#6 - Best Friends For Never

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 17, 2012

Jacqueline's daughter, Ashley, is running out of options; Lauren makes a shocking decision regarding her weight loss; Teresa explores options with her bankruptcy attorney.

star 8.26
66 votes
Posche Spite

#7 - Posche Spite

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 28, 2010

Caroline has lunch with two of her sisters (not seen before on the show) to discuss Albie. Jacqueline and Teresa lunch with Kim D., owner of Posche, who invites them to a fashion show Danielle may attend. Danielle hears that Kim D. asked Jacqueline and Teresa, goes to Posche to confront Kim, claims the desk clerk desk insulted her and refuses to shop there again. Jacqueline's daughter Ashley agrees to model at the fashion show. Caroline wants her husband to retire but he only considers cutting back his work hours. Danielle arrives late for the show with Kim G. and a bodyguard. Because Kim D. sits with Jacqueline and Teresa at the show, Danielle feels that Kim D. arranged the show to insult her. After the show, Teresa tries to have a conversation with Danielle. Despite Kim G.'s efforts to keep everyone calm, Danielle is unpleasant with Teresa.

star 8.19
52 votes
The Heads of Family Will Roll

#8 - The Heads of Family Will Roll

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 23, 2010

The ladies are back on Jersey's shores and are determined to put Danielle out of their lives for good. An emotional dinner at Teresa’s leads to a commitment from Caroline and an invitation Danielle cannot turn down. The showdown that everyone was waiting for finally takes place - Caroline and Danielle face off, but this time there are no books, no family, no distractions and nowhere to run.

star 8.16
55 votes
Staub Wounds

#9 - Staub Wounds

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 19, 2010

Danielle seeks her day in court; Jacqueline tries talking to Ashley; Albie is anxious.

star 8.10
108 votes
Youth Will Be Served

#10 - Youth Will Be Served

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 26, 2010

Teresa and Joe celebrate their 10 year anniversary in true Giudice style. Trying to stay out of the drama, juicy Joe has his own issues to deal with when his new business gets some help from some very hands-on customers and his little princesses learn a tough lesson in the process. Meanwhile, Ashley continues her mission to prove Danielle is not the changed person she claims to be. And while Danielle is trying to focus on the positive by planning her daughter Christine’s sweet 16, she gets sidetracked when a friend, who knows a thing or two about fighting, decides to give her some self-defense lessons.

star 8.10
79 votes
Reunion (Part 1)

#11 - Reunion (Part 1)

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 16, 2011

The Garden State ladies reunite to hash out the dramas of Season 3

star 8.03
30 votes
Casinos And C-Cups

#12 - Casinos And C-Cups

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 9, 2009

Luck be a lady! Dina, Caroline and Teresa head to Atlantic City for a girls' weekend of gambling, shopping and spa treatments. After bikini shopping and an argument with her husband about "the bigger the better," Teresa struggles with the idea of getting plastic surgery. The relationship drama continues as Danielle breaks up with her boyfriend and turns to her children for support. Meanwhile, Jacqueline invites Danielle out for a friendly birthday lunch and the claws come out erupting in a major catfight.

star 8.00
86 votes
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

#13 - Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 1, 2020

Margaret tries to do damage control in regards to her Vineyard Vines lawsuit; Melissa and Joe share their baby news with their kids; Teresa invites all the ladies to a shopping event; Margaret and Danielle's feud reaches new heights.

star 7.97
62 votes
In The Name Of The Father

#14 - In The Name Of The Father

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 16, 2011

Melissa and Kathy prepare for a family christening; Jacqueline's lunch with Ashley goes sour; Teresa focuses on saving her family from ruin.

star 7.93
27 votes
Tell All (Part 2)

#15 - Tell All (Part 2)

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 20, 2013

Bravo Media serves up never-before-seen footage of everyone’s favorite Garden State ladies in a two-part “The Real Housewives of New Jersey Tell All.” From extravagant events to several bizarre antics, you don’t want to miss the lost footage from this past season.

star 7.91
11 votes
Reunion (Part 1)

#16 - Reunion (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 23, 2009

In the beginning, Teresa and Danielle are sitting together on one couch, while the Laurita/Manzo sisters are on the other couch. It is announced that Teresa and Jacqueline are pregnant; Jacqueline is due the following week AND Teresa is due in September 2009. The episode ended in a cliffhanger, with Caroline accusing Danielle of having planned something ominous for Dina.

star 7.87
15 votes
The Hills Are Alive With Giudice

#17 - The Hills Are Alive With Giudice

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 16, 2010

The Italy extravaganza continues as Teresa and Joe give everyone an all-out tour of their hometown, complete with hordes of relatives and a family dinner like only the Giudice’s can create. Not to be outdone, Danielle meets with a private investigator in an effort to reconnect with her own family roots, and finds that sometimes blood is not thicker than water.

star 7.84
45 votes
A Hairy Situation

#18 - A Hairy Situation

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 3, 2014

When she throws a costume party Nicole confronts Amber about rumors she's spreading.

star 7.79
58 votes
Don't Drink The Holy Water

#19 - Don't Drink The Holy Water

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 2, 2010

Dina stops by to celebrate with the ladies for the christening of Teresa and Joe's new baby girl, Audriana. Unfortunately, troubling issues develop afterward. Meanwhile, Danielle tries to forge harmony with her ex-flame while also getting into a fierce confrontation with her supposed friend Kim G. Later, Caroline, Teresa and Jacqueline try to flee from all the prima-donna drama by planning a trip to Venice.

star 7.78
83 votes
Oh, Christmas Tree

#20 - Oh, Christmas Tree

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 20, 2014

Dina is feeling alone. Melissa wants to try and keep Christmas as traditional as possible. Amber finds herself obsessing with home safety. Teresa Aprea wants her son to be part of the family restaurant. Teresa Giudice's legal trouble continues.

star 7.76
50 votes
Secrets Revealed (Part 2)

#21 - Secrets Revealed (Part 2)

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 20, 2014

During a bonding trip to Atlantic City the ladies of NJ bare it all, unveiling scandalous secrets, skimpy clothes, and sexy dance moves! Joe Giudice takes on a gamble of his own in babysitting mischievous Milania. Kathy and Teresa get into a war of words when Teresa takes offense to Kathy's Christmas gift.

star 7.76
25 votes
Bubbies Gone Bad

#22 - Bubbies Gone Bad

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 21, 2010

Danielle undergoes surgery; Teresa has a housewarming party.

star 7.76
82 votes

#23 - Finale

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 16, 2009

Snack stashes, stuffed animals, and unreal showdowns.

star 7.75
53 votes
Best Frenemies Forever

#24 - Best Frenemies Forever

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 4, 2013

Tessa and Jacqueline come face to face; Caroline's husband makes a shocking demand; Melissa and Joe get an offer.

star 7.73
30 votes
Clearing the Heir

#25 - Clearing the Heir

Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 22, 2020

The ladies' quiet beach vacation gets turned upside down after Jennifer loses control; Jackie reveals a fascinating secret; Teresa tells the ladies the truth about her relationship with Joe.

star 7.71
65 votes