Earlier than the “Jersey Shore” gang takes off for the Poconos, earlier than Snooki rejoins the pack, they’re at house in 4 completely different states — New Jersey, New York, California and Nevada — awaiting the top of 2020.
For now, COVID-19 doldrums delay the resumption of their “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.” They’ve a couple of particular person get-togethers in particular person, however nothing as a bunch.
Consequently, the “Jersey Shore” crew takes a digital strategy within the second half of the fourth season, which premiered Thursday on MTV.
As every acquainted voice says one thing throughout a Zoom name, your eyes dart across the “Brady Bunch” rectangles to determine the place they’re on the display screen. Not an ideal situation for a actuality present, however the episode makes up for it in different methods, like when the solid spots Ronnie’s secret girlfriend Saffire Matos within the background, and once they maintain their collective breath as they wait to see if Angelina will fly solo as a consequence of rumored marriage troubles.
“It’s loopy to suppose that The Situation is going to be a dad,” Vinny says.
Mike, lounging at house in his million-dollar Holmdel mansion, stays true to type as he swipes some pasta meant for his pregnant spouse.
“Honeys, carbonaras is my favourite,” The State of affairs explains to his exasperated associate.
JWoww has by no means been there earlier than, however they’re attempting to proceed to maintain issues copacetic after reconciling with Angelina following the disastrous bridesmaids speech at her marriage ceremony.
“I by no means pictured Angelina in a neighborhood,” Jenni says.
Angelina had made en effort, dumping some cheese, meat and crackers on a plate for her friends.
“Char-shoot-ter-ree” (charcuterie) Deena says, earlier than attempting to appropriate herself.
“I have to learn to say it as a result of it’s actually certainly one of my favorites,” she says.
Again in Las Vegas, Pauly resides with critical girlfriend Nikki Hall, who made her debut within the first half of the season. Issues are going properly for the couple, who met on the MTV relationship competitors collection “Double Shot At Love.”
JWoww and Zack Clayton Carpinello are additionally going sturdy after their breakup some time again.
“I’m the one single one left within the group,” Vinny says. “I’m the lone wolf, what can I say?
Positive, he was the opposite star of “Double Shot At Love,” however he simply didn’t discover it.
Whereas in search of homes in Los Angeles on his quest to turn out to be Bicoastal Vinny — to the dismay of his Staten Island mom — he visits Ronnie. Searching over a grand California vista, they poignantly reminisce concerning the time in 2009 once they thought Seaside Heights was the head of success and life.
Ronnie’s girlfriend, Saffire, can also be from Staten Island and has already moved in. They met pre-quarantine, however he determined to maintain a lid on the fledgling relationship on the time.
The large information merchandise on the prime of the brand new episodes is Angelina’s marriage. Particularly, the potential conflicts in that marriage. The solid scans their telephones for the newest gossip headlines, questioning all of the whereas what’s happening along with her and Chris, who’s posting on social media about eager to get his “dirty little hamster” tattoo eliminated.
For these unaware, Angelina made her then-fiance get the gross-out leg tattoo on the Snooki-hosted MTV present “How Far is Tattoo Far?” Contributors aren’t allowed to see the tattoos earlier than getting inked … therefore the sizable danger issue. In alternate, Angelina unknowingly received “3rd Time’s A Charm” tattooed on her leg beneath an engagement ring (she was engaged twice earlier than marrying Chris).
Pauly frets that if Chris desires to do away with the tattoo, meaning he should even be by with Angelina.
In the meantime, Deena is sanitizing her home with one thing that appears like a tactical weapon.
“They are saying it’s protected!” she tells her husband Chris.
He coughs. “DO YOU HAVE COVID?!?!?” she screams.
In Holmdel, the opposite expectant mother and father, Mike and Lauren, make gender reveal plans. Mike desires an explosion of colour — to be revealed as he runs by a wall.
“I feel it’s so on-brand for me to run by a wall,” he explains, referring to that “Jersey Shore” season in Italy when he purposely rammed his head into concrete. He desires a rematch, he says.
The gang throw a Zoom pizza celebration to scope out the scenario with Angelina and Chris. Vinny, a former Chippendales dancer, eats a salad
“Why are you on a weight loss plan?” JWoww asks. “You don’t have a job anymore.”
Angelina and Chris insist they aren’t divorcing, however Chris says he slept at his mom’s home six instances. Eyebrows are raised. Pauly desires his marriage ceremony present again.
A very festive Deena insists that everybody take part in a socially distanced vacation cookie alternate, which elicits a couple of groans.
“If Pinterest was an individual, it will be Deena,” Vinny says.
The present dubs the exercise “The Nice Jersey Baking Present.”
“That is what occurs if you’re pregnant and also you’re bored,” Jenni says.
However Deena is pumped to make her seven-layer cookies — those Jenni doesn’t actually look after.
Angelina’s cookie mission fails as they congeal into one huge cookie within the oven, so she sends everybody gag items as an alternative. Vinny will get his mom to make some struffoli. Ronnie claims he by no means acquired the matching vacation pajamas Deena despatched for the event.
Visiting Las Vegas, Ronnie stops at Pauly’s home to find he has bleached his blowout, taking frosted tricks to a complete new degree.
Finally, Lauren and Mike go along with a Christmas tree-themed gender reveal. After the tree lights up blue for his or her impending supply — Romeo Reign, born May 26 — Mike begins to assemble media clips to research Angelina and Chris divorces rumors. He christens himself The Investigation.
As Pauly celebrates his one-year anniversary with Nikki, he displays on their lasting bond. COVID-19 put the touring DJ in “one spot for greater than per week,” he says, fostering the expansion of their relationship.
Because the episode involves a detailed, he presents her with a Tiffany-blue jewellery field.
“Will you settle for this ring?” he says. We’re left to surmise that the ring may very properly be an engagement ring, however it appears extra like a “Bachelor”-esque “dedication ceremony.”
Subsequent up: Snooki and the Poconos.
“What do you name 4 guidos within the snow?” the “Shore” guys ask in a teaser.
“Italian ice,” in fact.
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