We head to the Garden State for this installment of the “Housewives” franchise, focusing on affluent Jersey girls who are more than just friends. The cast has changed through the seasons but the featured housewives through the years have included Caroline Manzo, a devoted wife and mother of three adult children; former Las Vegas cosmetologist Jacqueline Laurita, who is now a full-time housewife; and Teresa Giudice, a mother of four who runs her household without help from a nanny or personal assistant.
Teresa awaits Joe’s release from prison and transfer to an immigration detention facility as rumors swirl that she is having an affair with a 20 something year old boy toy. Meanwhile, Jennifer posts a nasty video about Jackie on Instagram and Teresa and Jackie spar when Jackie says she believes the cheating rumors.
The Giudice Family struggles as Joe is released from prison but transferred to ICE. Dolores plans a fun event to get Teresa’s mind off her troubles, but when Teresa invites Danielle, the day turns to high drama.
Melissa turns 40 but worries that fights brewing between Jennifer and Jackie, Jackie and Teresa, and Margaret and Teresa could ruin the celebration; Margaret's mother decides to take a job in the city; Dolores tries to move her relationship forward.
As the ladies head to Jamaica for Jennifer’s birthday, Dolores reveals her dislike for Jackie and tensions mount between Teresa and Jackie. Margaret deals with the repercussions from her lawsuit with Vineyard Vines and the wrath of Teresa after she makes a joke about her alleged affair.
The feud between Jackie and Dolores reaches a fever pitch and Teresa confronts Margaret for making jokes about the cheating rumors. As the decision on Joe’s appeal approaches, the ladies begin to speculate on his chances of winning. And the men engage in a raunchy game of poker.
Frank tries to get to the bottom of David’s intentions towards Dolores. Teresa reveals a surprising secret about Danielle and Marty. Finally, Joe Giudice gets a decision on his immigration appeal. On the other hand, Jennifer roasts the ladies as part of her birthday celebration.
The Jersey ladies prepare for Easter as Teresa’s family deals with Joe losing his appeal. Jennifer’s daughter discovers a surprising secret about her family and Jackie faces new challenges with her eating disorder.
Margaret tries to do damage control against her Vineyard Vines Lawsuit. Jennifer’s daughter tries to convince her grandmother to accept that her uncle is gay. Meanwhile, Melissa and Joe share their baby news with their kids, and when Teresa invites all the ladies to a shopping event, Margaret and Danielle’s feud reaches new heights.
The ladies' quiet beach vacation goes crazy when Jennifer loses control. Jackie reveals a fascinating secret and Teresa tells the ladies the truth about her relationship with Joe Giudice.
Margaret hosts a 20th Anniversary party for Macbeth Collection. Meanwhile, Joe insults Bill about his sex life and Jackie has a heart to heart with her dad.
As the ladies head to the Jersey shore, Jennifer considers whether it’s worth apologizing to Melissa. Meanwhile, Frankie and Gia go to prom. Melissa plans to tell Danielle to keep away from the group and Jennifer and Margaret go head to head over their friendship with Teresa.
Margaret and Teresa's friendship faces the ultimate test. Shockingly, Joe Giudice leaves ICE for Italy and Teresa and the girls arrive to see Joe. Teresa and Joe decide the future of their relationship.
The reunion kicks off with Melissa, Margaret, Jackie, and Dolores sparring with Jennifer; Teresa remains loyal to her friend; Jackie reveals surprising details about her eating disorder; Dolores comes to a shocking conclusion about her relationship.
Jackie and Jennifer's feud reaches new heights; Melissa questions the health of Teresa's marriage; the husbands shake up the set with shocking and hilarious details about all the women's sex lives; backstage, Danielle makes a surprising demand.
Joe Gorga reveals what he really knew about the Joe Giudice cheating allegations; after shocking revelations, Margaret and Teresa's friendship is left hanging in the balance; Danielle attempts to shut down the reunion filming.