"If for whatever reason things were to turn out for the worst and I would have to go ... on vacation, what I think about is being away from my girls for a long period," Joe says during a conversation with Teresa. "I mean, that's crazy, and leaving you, who is going to take care of everything around here?"
The couple, who pleaded guilty to fraud charges in March, are both facing possible jail time. Teresa could serve 21 to 27 months, while Joe is looking at between 37 and 46 months.
"We need you to be here always," Teresa tells Joe. "This family can not function without you, and despite what people say, this is not going to be our last Christmas together."
Watch the first look below. The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.