It's been a week since Dina Manzo announced her decision
to leave The Real Housewives of New Jersey
, and on Monday's episode her remaining friends – Caroline
– met for their first lunch without her.
"We're minus one," Caroline said. "I feel bad."
"There's a seat missing," added Jacqueline at their table for three.
(Aspiring pop singer Danielle Staub
, who was busy getting her breasts redone on the episode, wasn't invited for lunch with her costars, but she was a topic of conversation.)
There may only be four Housewives left but there was still plenty of drama – thanks in part to other women who appear on the show:
• Kim D.
, the owner of the boutique Posche, had a moment at Teresa's over-the-top housewarming party when she swiped the microphone and stole the spotlight from the host and her costars.
• Kim G.
attempted pole dancing last week and cornered Caroline on this week's show to tell her that her sister-in-law Jacqueline was obsessed with Danielle.
• Jacqueline's daughter Ashley
has provided her fair share of drama, engaging in a Facebook war with Danielle and fighting on camera with her mother and stepdad.
• On Monday night viewers also met Elvira
, Teresa's party-planner who insisted the mom of four, who filed for bankruptcy
last year, hire help and dig a pool in her backyard.
So, which Jersey girl has what it takes to replace Dina? Bravo has not made any announcement about adding a new cast member but it certainly seems like these other women would love to make their way into the opening credits.Tell us: Should Bravo replace Dina? Which woman would make a good Real Housewife of New Jersey?