The Best Episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018

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 2)

#1 - Reunion (Part 2)

Season 3 - Episode 21

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

star 8.80
15 votes
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Reunion (Part 1)

#2 - Reunion (Part 1)

Season 3 - Episode 20

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

star 8.08
25 votes
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Reunion (Part 1)

#3 - Reunion (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 17

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 8.06
18 votes
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Child's Play No More

#4 - Child's Play No More

Season 3 - Episode 13

Teresa's children have a play date with Melissa's children, yet the kids seemingly show more maturity than their parents. Meanwhile, Kathy mulls over how to nurture her teen daughter. And Ashley's father pays her a surprise visit, but there may be more going on than simply a family reunion.

star 8.05
21 votes
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In The Name Of The Father

#5 - In The Name Of The Father

Season 3 - Episode 1

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

star 7.91
23 votes
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Lost Footage

#6 - Lost Footage

Season 4 - Episode 24

The lost footage from Season 4 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

star 7.91
11 votes
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Tell All (Part 2)

#7 - Tell All (Part 2)

Season 5 - Episode 22

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
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Reunion (Part 1)

#8 - Reunion (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.85
13 votes
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A Hairy Situation

#9 - A Hairy Situation

Season 6 - Episode 4

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

star 7.82
55 votes
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Oh, Christmas Tree

#10 - Oh, Christmas Tree

Season 6 - Episode 2

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 7.80
45 votes
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Best Frenemies Forever

#11 - Best Frenemies Forever

Season 5 - Episode 10

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

star 7.79
29 votes
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Secrets Revealed (Part 2)

#12 - Secrets Revealed (Part 2)

Season 6 - Episode 19

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 7.79
24 votes
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Country Clubbed

#13 - Country Clubbed

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

star 7.78
23 votes
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Reunion (Part 2)

#14 - Reunion (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 18

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

star 7.77
13 votes
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The Hills Are Alive With Giudice

#15 - The Hills Are Alive With Giudice

Season 2 - Episode 15

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 7.77
13 votes
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Easter Wives Hunt

#16 - Easter Wives Hunt

Season 9 - Episode 2

Dolores hosts a hatchet-throwing party, giving the ladies a chance to take out their aggressions; Teresa re-ignites the Gorga/Giudice feud; Margaret prepares for an important business trip as her mother gets ready for a facelift.

star 7.76
38 votes
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Reunion (Part 3)

#17 - Reunion (Part 3)

Season 6 - Episode 18

The ladies of the Garden State reunite with host Andy Cohen to discuss everything that went down in Season 6. In true Jersey fashion, family plays a big part as Rosie and Kathy join the Housewives, and a conversation leads Teresa Giudice to leave the couch. After years of silence, Dina opens up about where she stands with Caroline, Jacqueline, and the rest of her family, and whether or not she sees a mend in the future.

star 7.75
36 votes
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Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

#18 - Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

Season 5 - Episode 5

Jacqueline meets with the doctor to discuss her son's medical issues. Melissa and Joe fight over rumors Teresa has been saying. Caroline feels that her children are becoming too much like their father.

star 7.73
26 votes
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The Lost Footage

#19 - The Lost Footage

Season 1 - Episode 10

Extended footage of favorite fights, funny moments, and additional insights into the women's home lives.

star 7.71
7 votes
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The Jersey Breakfast Club

#20 - The Jersey Breakfast Club

Season 9 - Episode 3

As tensions mount between Melissa and Teresa, all the ladies head out to a cattle ranch in Oklahoma; Jackie shares shocking personal details; Melissa reveals a family secret, leading Teresa to explode and forcing all the ladies to choose sides.

star 7.70
10 votes
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Uncivil Union

#21 - Uncivil Union

Season 4 - Episode 6

Jaime announces he will marry Rich; Caroline, Teresa, and Jacqueline come together but Joe makes a joke that goes too far; Kathy and Rosie have a heart-to-heart conversation.

star 7.70
23 votes
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Trash-Talking

#22 - Trash-Talking

Season 6 - Episode 3

Joe and Melissa are hoping to rake in the money with their new business - a state of the art trash truck. Meanwhile, Teresa focuses on her dessert line, Fabilicious, and invites friends and family over to try out her new recipes. When the twins hear that someone has started a rumor about Nicole, it becomes clear that things are about to get messy.

star 7.68
44 votes
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If this RV is a Rockin'

#23 - If this RV is a Rockin'

Season 4 - Episode 15

It's time to hang ten as the Housewives decide to take on California's supreme surfing waves. Jacqueline and Teresa try and see if their friendship can survive, meanwhile Caroline worries for her daughter Lauren, as she reaches her boiling point. Also Caroline's son, Albie, shares some breaking news regarding the state of his relationship with his girlfriend.

star 7.67
21 votes
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Best Friends For Never

#24 - Best Friends For Never

Season 4 - Episode 8

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 7.67
33 votes
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Horse Whisper to a Scream

#25 - Horse Whisper to a Scream

Season 5 - Episode 14

An unorthodox therapy brings the Housewives up close and personal with a horse's hoof, opening old wounds and leaving Caroline in tears over an admission from her husband. A traditional Native American drum circle plays backdrop as Melissa and Jacqueline face their trust issues and Kathy finally takes a stand. In a shocking moment of truth, Teresa's husband, Joe, makes a revelation about his current legal issues that leaves everyone speechless.

star 7.65
23 votes
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