Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Who Told Amber Marchese to “Shut Up”?

Amber Marchese
Amber Marchese convinced herself to tone down the inquiries on the Real Housewives of New Jersey on Sept. 14.  Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Finally! A Housewife tells Amber Marchese to shut up. And that Housewife is Amber Marchese herself. After grilling Teresa Giudice about her guilty plea last week (and sobbing on the phone while peppering her with questions), Amber decides to call Teresa again. From church. On Ash Wednesday. 

“Teresa needs a lot of prayers,” Amber says earnestly. What Teresa probably doesn’t need is someone reminding her that she may serve jail time, but that doesn’t seem to occur to Amber. 

So she sneaks out of service, leaving her husband and daughter inside, dials Teresa and grills her again. “What do we expect from here?” Amber asks an increasingly agitated Teresa, who finally snaps and tells her, “Listen, don’t ask questions.” (Frankly, we’re surprised she hasn’t flipped a table at this point.) At last, Amber realizes that her behavior is annoying and intrusive. “Amber,” she says to herself, “Shut up.” Teresa is more forgiving, explaining, “I think Amber means well.”

Teresa’s best friend, Dina Manzo isn’t so sure. When Dina — who has a policy of not asking Teresa anything about her case — hears that Amber is digging for details, she admits she’s “pissed.” Dina wonders if Amber is one of those “nosy” people who’s “into gossip.” 

But let’s cut Amber some slack since she’s going through her own ordeal: After seeing her doctor for a check-up, the breast cancer survivor receives inconclusive test results. Fearing her cancer may have returned, she bows out of the upcoming girls trip to Florida that Dina organized to get Teresa’s mind off of her legal problems.

Unfortunately for Dina, Teresa, citing her recent guilty plea also bows out of the girls trip. Afraid of what may be said behind her back, Teresa tells Dina how Victoria Gotti revealed that Teresa Aprea’s husband, Rino, had an affair with his own mother-in-law. Dina, who just dined with the whole family, isn’t buying it.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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