Danielle Staub who? Seriously, that lady will not be missed (although, you can still see plenty of her at Scores, where she's now a stripper). Including Teresa's brother Joey, his wife Melissa, and their first cousin Kathy was the best casting decision Bravo could have possibly made. (Not to mention Kathy's husband Richie, with his cross nestled in his chest hair.)
Within the first five minutes of this season people were screaming and wasted, fists were pounding, and food was flying up in the air—all at a baby's christening. And BTW, what's the deal with this family and their christenings that rival wedding receptions? Melissa mentioned in her Bravo blog that they also had a Michael Jackson impersonator. That wasn't the only interesting thing she said. Melissa stressed several times that her husband makes an "honest" living:
This amazing man, who built everything with his own two hands the honest way since he was nine years old.
It seems like the entire family rivalry boils down to all of them complaining and crying about how they don't get enough attention from one another, but when they are actually all in the same room together, they don't actually hang out, but rather complain about how they never hang out.
The weirdest thing, though, had to be Lizzie Grubman's cameo as Ashley's "boss." Are we to expect to see more of her this season as Ashley cries her way into a PR career?