Manzo’d With Children
“Heavy Meddling” – S2E1
Recap by Namaste
We start out the show learning that Lauren is engaged (we already knew that), Christopher is living in a bachelor pad in Hoboken and Albie is back at home (shocker) and considering pursuing a career growing Cannabis. Vito sleeps over a few nights a week, but no shacking up ‘cause he sleeps in Christopher’s old room (I hope he got clean sheets). They are all gonna go on a trip to Italy during the season. Greg is back. Kathy and Rosie stop by on this show.
The show begins and Caroline is going up the stairs cleaning up. Albie is brushing his teeth like a toddler. I guess not allowing Lauren and Vito to “shack up” is up for debate since they are shown cuddling in bed although they appear fully clothed. I’m thinking they needed as many of them living in the house as possible in order to make the show focused on “family”. Vito accidentally spills the beans that they have done the deed in the house when Caro and Albert were not home. Lauren is attempting to make French Toast. She has not spent much time with her mom in the kitchen ‘cause that French toast looks crazy. Albie comes down to the kitchen and begins discussing the possibility of growing cannabis. Caro is not enjoying this conversation.
We now get to see Christopher’s pad. He makes it very clear he is happy to be living out from under Caro’s thumb. He is living with his friend, Rob, and they are discussing the apartment rules. They don’t want ladies sleeping over. They will have Caro come over to clean up as their maid. Chris calls mommy to check in and she is going to the nursery for Albie’s veggie garden (is that code for “pot”?).
Albie and Caro are at the nursery and Caro is all about supporting Albie’s latest venture…gardening. (What happened to their bar and BLK?) Caro is concerned that Albie and Chris are growing apart. She is worried Albie and Chris are gonna turn into Dina and Caro.
Albert is in the kitchen and Albert gets a text letting him know Lauren is spending money…she is buying gas! These morons are still paying for that girl’s gas??? Caro said she feels like she is gaining a son, not losing a daughter and Albert completely disagrees. Caro calls Albert’s mother to see how she really feels about Caro and the mother-in-law says she believes Caro to be her daughter! Turns out their family is a little bit Scottish and Grandma Manzo is blaming the Scottish genetics for Albert’s lack of clarity. Turns out the Manzo family might only be 1/16 Italian after all!
Jacqueline stops by (wow has she had a LOT of work done! Her face looks nothing like season 1! I hope Chris keeps current pics of her in case she ever goes missing ‘cause no one would recognize her in her older pics). Caro is busy making homemade soaps in her kitchen and she calls it her aroma therapy.
Albie is in Lauren’s room complaining about Caro. He is frustrated that Caro is planting the seed that there is a prob between him and Christopher. They think their mom is a maniac. They believe it is the stress of the wedding. Caroline is very busy planning the shower. Invites are out. Caro is misty. Caro and Jac go out on the deck to chat. Kathy and Rosie are coming to the shower. Dina is invited and Lexie is in the wedding. (Obviously, Teresa was not invited… ‘cause she would be too lazy to RSVP and I doubt florescent orange is a nice wedding guest color). They are glad Dina is back in their life, but it still seems they are not BFFs, but the process is slow. No one is jumping back into the fire. Caro is very concerned there is a prob between the boys and it seems like she is going to create one by continuing to suggest it.
Caro is exercising. She is doing a wall-sit with a gallon of water sitting on her knees. I’ve never seen that before. Christopher stops by to loot. He needs TP. Caro starts running around the house. She is seriously RUNNING in the house. I hope she is not carrying scissors. She then goes out by Albie who is tending his garden and demands that he goes and speaks to Christopher. Oh she is a meddler!
Albie goes into the kitchen to confront Christopher and now it looks like there is a problem. The boys both keep saying they don’t have a prob with the other. They decide Caro is a shit-stirrer. They both agree that Caro kinda made the whole thing up in her head. Caro comes running through the kitchen and they accuse her of Micro Mommaging.
The kids are getting ready for Mother’s Day. Albert, Lauren and Christopher are re-doing childhood pics by posing in the same way they did for older pictures (I love when people do this). Lauren wants to buy a house and not waste money on a rental so they might have to live at Caro and Albert’s for a while. Looks like this will be a fun season; nothing deep.