The series has come to a close, with the finale airing last night. All that remains is the reunion. I have to say, I did have a few spoiler alerts before it aired last night, so I was pretty well prepared for it. For the best Mob Wives spoilers, @RealityAshole on twitter has them all listed out. They are honestly the best spoiler source out there. So much to talk about, where to begin?
This episode pretty much centered around Drita. Then again, the whole season centered around Drita. Ok, they gave Renee the storyline of her son moving in and Renee being all up in his relationship. (Don’t even get me started on the cheesy scene with the medium coming over to cleanse her house.) Then she starts dancing at Aj’s suggestion, probably so she will stop wondering what he and his girlfriend are doing 24-7. Aside from that, Renee had little storyline other than to sit back and be judgy over Brittney, because her father was an FBI informant. Every time Renee uses the word Rat I start laughing, because her husband was a rat, and her bestie’s dad was a rat. Her rat selectivity is quite amusing. Have the “acceptable” rat children been downgraded to oversized mice in her eyes, or what?
Then we have Karen. Karen got a storyline about her dad’s art, and I give credit, his work is amazing. He’s super talented! Other than that, there are a few scenes where her relationship with Storm fizzles out in a “it wasn’t much to begin with in the first place” kind of way. She has a few scenes with her gorgeous daughter, who seems to see Karen as not really an authoritative figure. Other than that? It was all about Brittney and Drita. Oh, and Lee. Karen always has a lot to say about Lee. Someone still has a bitter candy in her mouth about him.
Carla. Carla had no storyline at all aside from Drita aside from a scene where her kids don’t want her around. Carla calls Joe to talk tough about it and he basically says the kids don’t want the drama. Other than that…Carla had NOTHING to say this season except if it was about Drita or Brittney. Drita’s lipstick had a better storyline. Karen’s hair changing length all season had more action. My little toe….you get it.
Ang had a story. Hers was the one I was most engaged in, yet most terrified to watch. I lost my mom to lung cancer, and I know it moves quickly and without mercy. When the season started, I didn’t know the throat cancer had come back in her lung. As soon as I heard that, I had a gut feeling things weren’t going to go well, but I held out hope that they would. Without hope, what do you have, right? Watching Ang talk about her fears for not only herself but for her kids and grandkids brought up a lot of tough memories for me. She was certainly the brightest spirit on the show, and she will be missed.
Marissa. I can’t. I just can’t. I knew she was supposed to be the back up NatG when she showed up on the scene, and this was confirmed when she showed up in that neon leopard mess that looked like the tacky shit Renee had NatG in for MobCandy. I don’t know how Marissa even makes it to the set when they film because she walks like an upright sloth. The slow mo walk, slow mo hair flips, and the valley girl accent from 1982 make me want to scream “don’t you live in NY? Don’t you know we move fast up here?” I just find her uninspiring.
Brittney, I wasn’t sure what to make of this season. especially since the show played her link to be Karen. She came across as a bit hot tempered, and defiant. What I liked about her most was her refusal to be boxed in. Karen tried to make her tow the line and while she initially seemed willing to at least meet and try, that didn’t last. Brit watched everyone talk about Drita, but found she had common ground with Drita. While she caught a lot of flack this season for her friendship with Drita, I liked Brit, and more than I thought I would.
Which brings me to Drita. To me it felt like most of the girls, aside from Ang, had little else in the way of storyline aside from gossiping about, and bashing Drita. We see Drita working on her book, running her store, hanging with her kids, and being pretty busy, but her name is constantly brought up. I won’t lie, I enjoy Drita and find she makes me laugh more than just about anyone else on the show. I find her a little terrifying, but she’s hilarious and kind hearted with the people she loves. In absolute fairness, for what we saw, Marissa did NOT tell Drita that Karen was the one who said that Lee and Oz had talked. She said that everyone was saying it. Drita assumed it was Karen based on Karen’s frequent talking about Drita and Lee whenever possible. When Drita said to Ang that Marissa said it, I was like “oh dear. no, no she didn’t.” Now perhaps something was said and was cut in editing, which happens a lot, but I can only go off of what I saw.
So, the big meeting? From what RA told us, the women were told they could sign off on security leaving, and Karen and Marissa refused. I’ve also heard that Karen pulled a chain out of her bag of some sort. I need to go re watch the footage on that! Meanwhile, Karen gets mighty mouth when security is holding Drita back. I don’t think she would have been so quick to talk smack if security wasn’t there. Honestly, while I don’t really like to see physical violence, I wish these two would just duke it out and let the best woman win. If you haven’t been following the twitter war, get on it, because a few of the girls are brutal.
Lastly, the scene at the end with Drita, the kids, and then Lee comes down the stairs? Possibly one of my most favorites. I laughed out loud when they didn’t show his face. I would have been shocked if they did. The men in the lifestyle operate very quietly, for the most part. When they asked Renee about the Mob and she said “what mob??” that summed it all up.
So all we are left with is the reunion. I saw the scene from the preview when Drita walks in and simply says “get up Karen” and fell off the couch laughing. It’s a cock tease…security will be there and we know nothing will really happen, but sometimes you just wish they’d get a good one in.
Someone mentioned that Karen, for all her talk, is no fighter. What she is, is dirty. If you watched the replay of the sit down at the restaurant, when Drita starts getting up, Karen is rummaging in her bag. Then when Drita lunges, Karen yanks out a chain and start swinging it at her. Really Karen? Really? The fear is clearly real.