Joe Bruno on the Mob – Mob Wives – March 4th Show – Part 2
March 6, 2012
At the end of Part 1 of VH1’s “Mob Wives” (the March 4th Edition), we saw our little lovebirds, Renee Graziano and Hector “Junior” Pagan, arguing in Renee’s living room, when Pagan, in a huff, storms out of the living room and bounds up the stairs, presumably to his (theirs?) bedroom.
At this point, the show was annoying me so much, I had to stop watching and record the rest.
But as your humble news correspondent, I have a job to do, and by golly, I’m going to do my job no matter how much it distresses, or depresses me. Plus, whenever I write anything on the show “Mob Wives,” my blog readership goes through the roof.
After all, like someone said in Godfather II, “I am not a communist.”
As you may recall, as Junior climbs the steps away from Renee to avoid her hysterical rantings, Renee screams after him, “You’re running from the truth again! You’re real good at that!”
Cut to Renee in the studio addressing the audience.
Renee – “I just want to settle my mind and get to a place where I am happy. I’d give my life to just have a normal family. Even if I pull my hair all day long. I just want to be normal.”
Editor’s note: How could this woman ever lead a “normal life when her father is in prison and her ex-husband, is now a rat against her father and his pals, and is presently in the Witness Protection Program, practicing his little speech in court that will put all the defendants in prison for a very long time?
Oh, I forgot, these episodes were shot before it was discovered Pagan was a canary, and anyone watching this show and not familiar with what has transpired since, will be none the wiser. Shame on VH1 and the producer of the show, Jennifer Graziano, Renee’s sister, for not issuing a disclaimer before the show, and after every commercial, setting the record straight. The plain truth is, all these shows that portray Renee and Junior Pagan as getting back together are a bold-faced lie. Renee may have been sincere, but Pagan was lying through his teeth. Maybe he needed the money.
In any event, I will continue……
Fade in: Back to the living room, with Renee and Pagan discussing their past, present, and future lives.
Pagan – referring to their meeting with a marriage counselor. “I think the way it should have been was to work from here on in, and not look back into the past.”
I have to stop right here for a moment. This guy is talking to the Feds, wearing a wire on his friends and his ex-father-in-law, so that he can avoid big time in jail. Of course he’s “working from here on in,” but for only himself, and damn everybody else.
But I digress.
Cut to: Renee — in the studio — to the audience – “I think Junior’s upbringing made it very hard for him to express himself, but we are trying to make it work.”
Wrong Renee. The last thing on Pagan’s mind is his relationship with you. He’s too busy trying to figure out if the wire he is wearing for the Feds is making him look fat.
Fade in: Back to the living room.
Renee to Pagan – “I know everything is not going to be a bed of roses, but I just want to settle my friendships, and settle my marriage and just be happy.”
Pagan to Renee, with a straight face – “It might make us closer.”
Renee (radiant) “That’s why I love you. I just want you to help me.”
Pagan – (scoffs) “Help you? I can’t even help myself.”
Editor’s note: I think it’s sure as spit that Pagan’s helping himself pretty good by talking to the Feds.
Renee to Junior – “That’s why I’m here. You have me for that.”
Junior just smiles, like he’s thinking, “If she only knew.”
Cut to: Renee back in the studio – to the audience. “I know that Junior and I will somehow get back together. I’ve always been in love with him and he’ll always be in love with me.”
Talk about delusional.
Cut to: The living room — Renee to Pagan – “I need a hug.”
She gets up from her chairs, hugs Pagan, and kisses him on the forehead.
Renee to Pagan – “I love you so much.”
I immediately lose my lunch.
As a bit of comic relief, Renee and Pagan show up at a Halloween party thrown in a chic restaurant by one of the other mob wives. They are dressed in identical orange prison jump suits, with serial numbers on the front, and “Department of Correction” on the back. Also at the party is Karen Gravano, dressed as a “naughty nurse.”
That’s all I’m going to say about that.
Cut to: A festive party in a tony restaurant: A well-dressed middle-aged man is having a great time and entertaining all the girls. He’s dancing; the girls are dancing. Life is wonderful.
Cut to: A burley man whispers something in Pagan’s ears. Pagan looks like he just swallowed spoiled milk.
Cut to: Renee back in the studio — to the audience – “Something strange is definitely going on with Junior. He’s acting so strange and paranoid. I’ve seen that look on his face before and it always ends up bad.”
It turns out that the guy having a great time at the party is a cop. And Pagan just hates cops. It’s the FBI, Pagan’s in love with.
The camera pans to the exit of the restaurant. We see their backs, as Pagan and Renee storm out of the party.
Fade out: Over and Out.
I can’t wait for the next episode of “Mob Wives.”Just like I can’t wait for by Dr. Riveter to perform my next root canal operation.