The Last Supper – And They Served The Shark They Jumped
So that’s that. The second season of Mob Wives wrapped up last Sunday and it officially jumped the shark and landed predictably in Real Housewives territory.
Before we get to that, let’s start with the classic Sit-Down. The Real Housewives producers have used this device for years when they’ve got 2 feuding cast members who are still contractually obligated to film at least 1 scene together. Think Danielle and Dina. Danielle and Caroline 1: The Haunting. The Mob Wives have tried to claim it as their own, being that the Sit Down has mob origins, but they are really copying it from the Real Housewives. And it rings just as fake.
For the past couple of weeks, they’ve been setting this up. Drita and Karen will sit down one last time and try to put the past behind them and rediscover their friendship. And if they can’t – BOOM! – BANG! – BAM! – there will be fisticuffs and blood and arrests and the end of civilization.
Karen could not be happier because it gave her camera time that wasn’t strictly related to her selling something, and that gives her a pretense to stay on the show.
But they met in an empty wine cellar/dining room under a Meatpacking District restaurant. [BTW - How sad what's become of the Meatpacking District. Back in my day it was edgy and dark and hip and a little dangerous and lots of fun. Now it's a set for reality shows.]
Predictably, as with any reality TV “stars” who want to come back for another season, they pretty much made up. Basically Karen brought up stupid stuff from the past that was stupid to begin with cause that irritates Drita, and Drita got irritated but held it together. The producers knew this was a snoozer so, like Karen, they dwelled in the past and intercut previous fight scenes. Ugh.
The other typical Real Housewives, and general reality show, season-ending device is the whole cast, family and friends party. No real reason for such a party except the producers got lazy and don’t know how to end the season. Mob Wives gave Big Ang the honors of “organizing” it so everyone would come.
We got the usual shots of the nicely decorated setting. Are those shark soup bowls I see on the table?
The Wives arriving with their family and/or friends
Renee didn’t seem to want to be with her under-dressed and his under-dressed girlfriend
Ramona hauled out the kids she wisely kept off the show. That will be the last time I use the word “wise” in the same sentence as Ramona.
Karen smugly arrived with her smug nose in the air, as per usual. And sadly passed it on to her daughter.
Big Ang had to hurry in cause she had last-minute arrangements to attend to….NOT. The producers took care of everything, silly.
And finally, Drita’s arrival was overshadowed by a stunner in winter white pants and tacky – I mean – luxurious fur vest shying away from the cameras.
Then we got the usual blah blah – drinking, talking, laughing, dancing, toasting, crying – blah blah. All leading up to the typical cast shot at the end.
And ominous warnings that Drita will never make up with Satan Ramona, etc.
But the real interesting thing in this otherwise completely cliched and dull end of the season cast picture, is Ramona’s hand on Karen’s ass and head on Karen’s shoulder. If we find out that Ramona and Karen are kissin’ cousins, that would be fodder for season 3. And explain why Ramona is so protective of Karen. Let the rumor begin!!!! It’s more fun than that copycat finale.