RHONJ: Melissa Gorga gets caught in crossfire between sis-in-law Teresa Giudice and Margaret Josephs

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Melissa Gorga got caught in the crossfire between Teresa Giudice and Margaret Josephs on Tuesday’s episode of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey.

The penultimate episode of season 12 titled Lady Drama Mamas picked up in the aftermath of Teresa, 49, hurling glasses and plates at Margaret, 55, during an explosive dinner argument during a group trip to Nashville.

‘I’m just so disgusted with her behavior. Clearing a table on top of me and then threatening me and all this stuff. I was like, what are you, psychotic?,’ said Margaret the following morning to her husband Joe Benigno.

In middle: Melissa Gorga got caught in the crossfire between Teresa Giudice and Margaret Josephs on Tuesday's episode of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey

In middle: Melissa Gorga got caught in the crossfire between Teresa Giudice and Margaret Josephs on Tuesday’s episode of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey

The group then gathered for breakfast without Teresa who fled to a hotel with her new boyfriend Luis ‘Louie’ Ruelas after blowing up at Margaret.

Margaret described the dinner attack as ‘unprovoked’, but Teresa’s apologist Jennifer Aydin, 45, noted that Margaret had called Teresa ‘a f***ing liar’.

‘She did lie. She said I’m leaking things to the blogs,’ Margaret countered.

Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa, 43, tried to put matters in context for Margaret.

Penultimate episode: The penultimate episode of season 12 titled Lady Drama Mamas picked up in the aftermath of Teresa, 49, hurling glasses and plates at Margaret, 55, during an explosive dinner argument during a group trip to Nashville

Penultimate episode: The penultimate episode of season 12 titled Lady Drama Mamas picked up in the aftermath of Teresa, 49, hurling glasses and plates at Margaret, 55, during an explosive dinner argument during a group trip to Nashville

Apology expected: Margaret expected a personal apology from Teresa, but she was disappointed

Apology expected: Margaret expected a personal apology from Teresa, but she was disappointed

‘The only thing she’s getting frustrated about is that you keep talking about him,’ Melissa said referencing Teresa’s new boyfriend Louie.

Margaret, however, stuck to her guns and said that Teresa’s behavior was unacceptable.

‘Someone who acts like that is a loose cannon, is dangerous, and she owes us all an apology, and especially me,’ Margaret said.

Group breakfast: The group had breakfast together without Teresa, who fled to a hotel with her boyfriend Luis Ruelas after blowing up at Margaret during dinner

Group breakfast: The group had breakfast together without Teresa, who fled to a hotel with her boyfriend Luis Ruelas after blowing up at Margaret during dinner

Trip organizer Dolores, 51, said she had an ‘authentic barbecue’ planned that night and told Margaret that she and Teresa needed to talk.

‘I am not saying anything to her. I am never engaging with her,’ Margaret said.

Jennifer suggested that Margaret should apologize for asking questions about Louie, but Margaret and Jackie Goldschneider, 45, protested that Teresa says whatever she wants about people.

Authentic barbecue: Trip organizer Dolores, 51, said she had an'authentic barbecue' planned that night and told Margaret that she and Teresa needed to talk

Authentic barbecue: Trip organizer Dolores, 51, said she had an ‘authentic barbecue’ planned that night and told Margaret that she and Teresa needed to talk

‘Everyone in Teresa’s life knows not to ask her a question,’ Melissa said.

‘You guys accept this behavior in your family, and I’m not doing it. Everybody else could dance around the crazy person. I don’t do that dance,’ Margaret said.

Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga said he didn’t ‘condone’ his sister’s behavior.

Not condoned: Teresa's brother Joe Gorga said he didn't'condone' his sister's behavior

Not condoned: Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga said he didn’t ‘condone’ his sister’s behavior

‘That was terrible, it was, the way she acted. But think about what happened here. She met this guy, and unfortunately, all this s*** came out about him. Everyone’s talking about it. It’s frustrating for her, but he’s doing the right thing, and she’s happy,’ Joe said.

Dolores then compared Teresa to a rescue animal.

‘She was married to somebody that was very hard on her. It’s never a kind word, never a kind touch, and here comes Louie,’ Dolores said referencing Teresa’s ex-husband Joe Giudice.

Rescue animal: Dolores then compared Teresa to a rescue animal being treated kindly for the first time

Rescue animal: Dolores then compared Teresa to a rescue animal being treated kindly for the first time

‘He’s patting her head. This is the first time. I’ve taken dogs out of the shelter. They’ll do anything for you when you pet them and treat them right. That’s how I picture her life. Here’s the guy that came and saved her,’ Dolores said.

Joe promised that if his sister flew off the handle again that he would grab her and walk her out.

The guys then went on a boozy trip while the women recorded a country song together.

Big promise: Joe promised that if his sister flew off the handle again that he would grab her and walk her out

Big promise: Joe promised that if his sister flew off the handle again that he would grab her and walk her out

Teresa skipped the song recording session and Dolores volunteered to spend time with her and calm her down before the BBQ dinner.

Dolores while shopping with Teresa talked to her about controlling her rage, but Teresa was still placing the blame on Margaret. 

The women had fun while recording their Lady Drama song together while the guys got wasted on the boat drinking out of penis-shaped containers.

Anger talk: Dolores while shopping with Teresa talked to her about controlling her rage, but Teresa was still placing the blame on Margaret

Anger talk: Dolores while shopping with Teresa talked to her about controlling her rage, but Teresa was still placing the blame on Margaret

Good times: The women had fun while recording their Lady Drama song together

Good times: The women had fun while recording their Lady Drama song together

Drinking up: The guys meanwhile drank heavily while partying on a boat together

Drinking up: The guys meanwhile drank heavily while partying on a boat together

Teresa during the BBQ dinner spoke to everyone about her outrageous behavior at their previous dinner.

‘I wanted to apologize to the group about my actions yesterday. That’s normally not how I act, but I love Louis very much, he’s the love of my life, and when someone hurts him, they’re hurting me,’ she said.

‘So that’s why I acted the way I did yesterday, but I was provoked. And I just wanted to say sorry about what I did last night,’ Teresa added.

Group apology: 'I wanted to apologize to the group about my actions yesterday. That's normally not how I act, but I love Louis very much, he's the love of my life, and when someone hurts him, they're hurting me,' Teresa said

Group apology: ‘I wanted to apologize to the group about my actions yesterday. That’s normally not how I act, but I love Louis very much, he’s the love of my life, and when someone hurts him, they’re hurting me,’ Teresa said

Melissa and Joe were satisfied with Teresa’s remorse, but Margaret thought her remarks were lacking.

‘Was that an apology?,’ Margaret asked Jackie and Traci Johnson. ‘She said I provoked it. …You know what an apology is? ”I’m sorry for my behavior.” That’s an apology.’

‘It’s a start,’ Melissa said, but Margaret dismissed Teresa’s apology.

Words lacking: 'Was that an apology?,' Margaret asked Jackie and Traci Johnson.'She said I provoked it. ...You know what an apology is?''I'm sorry for my behavior.'' That's an apology'

Words lacking: ‘Was that an apology?,’ Margaret asked Jackie and Traci Johnson. ‘She said I provoked it. …You know what an apology is? ”I’m sorry for my behavior.” That’s an apology’

‘No, it’s not. Not at all,’ Margaret said.

‘It’s not the best apology but at the end of the day, this is probably the best she’s gonna get,’ Melissa said in a confessional.

Joe Gorga in a confessional noted the growth in Teresa.

Good effort: 'It's not the best apology but at the end of the day, this is probably the best she's gonna get,' Melissa said in a confessional

Good effort: ‘It’s not the best apology but at the end of the day, this is probably the best she’s gonna get,’ Melissa said in a confessional

‘A few years ago, there would’ve been zero chance of an ”I’m sorry” coming out of her mouth. This is growth for Teresa. Even if Margaret doesn’t see it, this is huge, this is big!,’ Joe said.

Jennifer then let Teresa know that Margaret was not satisfied with the apology.

‘It wasn’t for Margaret, it was for the group,’ Teresa said.

Huge growth: 'A few years ago, there would've been zero chance of an''I'm sorry'' coming out of her mouth. This is growth for Teresa. Even if Margaret doesn't see it, this is huge, this is big!,' Joe said

Huge growth: ‘A few years ago, there would’ve been zero chance of an ”I’m sorry” coming out of her mouth. This is growth for Teresa. Even if Margaret doesn’t see it, this is huge, this is big!,’ Joe said

Margaret said that apologies shouldn’t come with a ‘but’ attached, and Teresa denied saying ‘but’ during her apology.

‘She didn’t like the word ”provoked”,’ Melissa explained to Teresa.

In a confessional, Melissa revealed that she was in a tough spot.

‘What am I supposed to do? I know she’s wrong in saying that to Margaret and I wanna tell her, but she’s basically holding us hostage,’ Melissa said in a confessional.

Tough spot: 'What am I supposed to do? I know she's wrong in saying that to Margaret and I wanna tell her, but she's basically holding us hostage,' Melissa said in a confessional.

Tough spot: ‘What am I supposed to do? I know she’s wrong in saying that to Margaret and I wanna tell her, but she’s basically holding us hostage,’ Melissa said in a confessional.

A flashback showed Teresa telling Melissa and Joe that they had to side with her against Margaret.

‘I’m your sister, you need to set that bitch straight. I’m serious. Otherwise, you and me are not gonna have a relationship,’ she said over the phone to Joe and Melissa.

Margaret at the BBQ berated Teresa for making excuses and said, ‘You don’t know how to apologize.’

Loyalty demanded: 'I'm your sister, you need to set that bitch straight. I'm serious. Otherwise, you and me are not gonna have a relationship,' Teresa said over the phone to Joe and Melissa

Loyalty demanded: ‘I’m your sister, you need to set that bitch straight. I’m serious. Otherwise, you and me are not gonna have a relationship,’ Teresa said over the phone to Joe and Melissa

‘Melissa, tell her to shut the f*** up. Melissa, I swear to god,’ Teresa told her sister-in-law.

Melissa was clearly exasperated and buried her head in her hands as the dinner party started to break up.

‘If I agree with Margaret, Teresa is gonna be pissed. If I agree with Teresa, Margaret’s gonna look at me like I’m an a**hole. There’s no worst spot to be in,’ Melissa said in a confessional.

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey will return next week for its season finale on Bravo.

Clearly exasperated: Melissa was clearly exasperated and buried her head in her hands as the dinner party started to break up

Clearly exasperated: Melissa was clearly exasperated and buried her head in her hands as the dinner party started to break up

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