The BEST Episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2019
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.
#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.
#2 - 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.
#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.
#4 - Reunion (Part 1)
Season 3 - Episode 20
The Garden State ladies reunite to hash out the dramas of Season 3
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - A Hairy Situation
Season 6 - Episode 4
When she throws a costume party Nicole confronts Amber about rumors she's spreading.
#9 - Lost Footage
Season 4 - Episode 24
The lost footage from Season 4 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#13 - Reunion (Part 2)
Season 2 - Episode 18
The cast reunites for an explosive part two of the season 2 reunion special.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#19 - Reunion (Part 3)
Season 9 - Episode 18
Teresa addresses the state of her marriage; the men join their wives for some fun, but the levity is short lived when Danielle's feud with Margaret escalates.
#20 - Judgement Day
Season 6 - Episode 14
As Dina's Ladybug Charity event fast approaches with simmering tension between Teresa and Teresa. Melissa and Joe break ground on their dream home, and Amber loses her hair again, but this time for a good cause. Finally, after pleading guilty to multiple fraud charges, Teresa and Joe Giudice learn their fate in federal court.
#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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - Belly Up & Up
Season 3 - Episode 14
Verbal warfare and an agonizing decision lowlight Jacqueline's relationship with her daughter. Meanwhile, Teresa's financial woes escalate. And the wives trek to Kathy's food-tasting bash, featuring surprise guests and unsavory behavior from Teresa and Melissa.
#25 - Portrait of an Italian Family
Season 3 - Episode 19
Teresa and Melissa gather the family together for a photo; Kathy makes a shocking decision; Jacqueline and an unforeseen visitor work on mending family problems; and Teresa's new cookbook is released.