Shannon continues to isolates herself from the rest of the ladies, who continue their trip with a day of adventure with a comical climb up a gorgeous waterfall. Later, Vicki coaxes Shannon to rejoin the group for a beachside dinner, where Shannon makes amends with only a few of the women at the table. An unexpected phone call makes Emily emotional.
Vicki gets confronted by her son Michael for not letting him know about her most recent procedure. The conflict between Tamra and Gina continues at Emily’s Turkish coffee cup reader gathering. When Kelly helps Gina move into her casita, she questions if Shannon may be manipulating the Tamra-Gina rift. Emily throws Gina a 34th birthday party, and instead of attending, Tamra, Shannon and Vicki throw an old lady party.
Cary invites all the ladies to join her for a trip to Denmark. D’Andra gets a pep talk from Mama Dee about how to handle Kameron and LeeAnne, while LeeAnne goes wedding dress shopping. Stephanie and Travis renew their vows and D’Andra hosts a pop-up event for her company, at which Brandi finds out what LeeAnne called her. The ladies fly off to Denmark, wondering if they’ll be able to put their differences aside.
Cary takes all the ladies to Copenhagen, Denmark to visit her relatives. The trip instantly takes a turn when D’Andra gets into heated arguments with both Kameron and LeeAnne. The drama continues when Brandi’s plan to get LeeAnne to admit she called her an alcoholic goes terribly wrong in the middle of a Michelin Star restaurant. Stephanie tries to broker a peace treaty between D’Andra and LeeAnne, and after a concert given by Cary’s cousins, Brandi confronts LeeAnne head-on about the accusations.
It's all about family and friends in this first episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Meet Caroline, Danielle, Dina, Jacqueline and Teresa – five of the most affluent and drama-filled women in the Garden State. While Caroline's focused on getting her sons ready for the real world (one is going to law school and the other is trying to start his own strip club), Teresa attends her daughter's dance recital and decides her eight-year-old is destined for stardom. Danielle gets back in the dating game with a man she met online and sisters-in-laws, Dina and Jacqueline get together for girls' night out in Manhattan.
Not only are the ladies bringing out the drama, but the kids are piling it on too. Jacqueline is upset over her daughter’s declining grades, while Teresa and her daughter Gia receive some exciting news about an upcoming audition, and Caroline’s daughter decides she is finally ready for beauty school. Meanwhile, Danielle attempts to befriend Dina, but that only adds to their already existing tension.
For the New Jersey housewives, being fabulous is all about being a great mom and a great friend, but when Danielle invites all the ladies over for a Mom's Night Out Spa Party - the party goes from fabulous to frightening. The claws come out and rumors begin to swirl about Danielle, and Jacqueline's family puts pressure on her to end the friendship.
Teresa is busy juggling her daughter's acting career while trying to move her family into their dream home. While the ladies decide to get together to discuss Danielle's shady past, Jacqueline takes it upon herself to confront Danielle about the rumors and her possible connections south of the Border. Drama seems to follow Danielle as she and Teresa's husband are involved in a nasty confrontation.
Luck be a lady! Dina, Caroline and Teresa head to Atlantic City for a girls' weekend of gambling, shopping and spa treatments. After bikini shopping and an argument with her husband about "the bigger the better," Teresa struggles with the idea of getting plastic surgery. The relationship drama continues as Danielle breaks up with her boyfriend and turns to her children for support. Meanwhile, Jacqueline invites Danielle out for a friendly birthday lunch and the claws come out erupting in a major catfight.
The tension between the ladies has been mounting all season and in the season finale, it's all out on the table. All five housewives attend Teresa's end of the year party and the night turns ugly as shocking secrets come out and alliances are revealed.
With less than a year left in Joe Giudice's prison sentence, Teresa is coming into her own when she decides to enter bodybuilding competition against her husband's wishes. Meanwhile, Margaret begins to feel the effects of aging as her mother begins a round of plastic surgery procedures. Dolores is struggling to forgive Frank after discovering he's been keeping secrets from her. Later, Melissa celebrates her birthday but worries that the ongoing drama between Dolores and Danielle drama could destroy the entire event.