Jersey Shore Season 3 Episode 8 first aired on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. The Ledger-Enquirer live blogged the entire episode. A complete recap follows:
A quick reminder for those of you just joining us: Ronnie and Sweetheart had a huge fight, Sweetheart flirts with men at a club, Ronnie destroys her personal belongings, Sweetheart says she's going to leave, she leaves in a cab.
Now, the new episode: Ronnie is shocked that Sweetheart would actually leave him after he's treated her like absolute trash. He says he can't look himself in the mirror. He's crying on the porch and the Situation attempts to comfort him. He suggests Ronnie walk around, listen to music and go to the gym.
The Situation says he's great with relationship advice. Ronnie tells the camera the Sitch is a wretched man to give advice.
We see Sweetheart return home to her mother. She tells her mother about how Ronnie destroyed her belongings after a huge fight with him. She says she feels like she's been mentally abused. Her mother agrees that she needed to get out of the unhealthy relationship.
Sweetheart says she loves Ronnie, but she can't let someone abuse like he has.
Back at the shore: Ronnie is still moping around the house. He asks the girls what Sweetheart might have said to them. They brush him off, and JWoww says they're looking at the situation, lowercase, as women. Ronnie says he realizes he lost something great and that he feels like he wants to break down.
Ronnie sits with the guys in the common room. He says he's not feeling well. Snooki and Deena, meanwhile, talk about how they miss Sweetheart. Deena suggests they throw cake in Vinny's face. They successfully complete the prank, and Pauly D says they don't realize they just began a prank war.
Vinny makes a water balloon and promptly drops it on the kitchen floor after telling the camera about his genius level of intelligence. The guys secretly leave a stinky mess in Deena's bed, though she's hiding under the bed and quickly moves the mess to Vinny's bed.
Vinny finds it and declares war. He finds Snooki's stuffed crocodile on her bed, takes it to the porch and suspends it from a rope, as if it had been hanged.
The guys return to the common room and Snooki is wandering the house. She's looking for crocodilly and screams out that he's missing. The guys say they didn't take it and she continues looking all around the house. The Situation takes pity on her and shows her where it's hanging. She screams and pulls it to safety.
Snooks confronts Vinny, who admits that he did it. Vinny then yells at the Situation about how the prank has been ruined, though the Sitch says it was a poor prank. Vinny says his name is now the "Snitchuation."
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Ronnie says he feels odd sleeping without Sweetheart. He wanders off, presumably to work, and Vinny is left to fix two clogged toilets. The plunger won't work, so he grabs a coat hanger. He battles it for a bit, and then throws in the towel and demands a plumber.
Ronnie is in a deep funk at the T-shirt store, and he cries in the bathroom. Snooki points out that she needs to use the facilities and she needs him to leave.
At the house: JWoww says she feels bad for Ronnie, but notes that he should feel hurt. Pauly D says they've lost Single Ronnie, and that won't be a good situation, lowercase, at the clubs.
JWoww says they will move Sweetheart's items out of his room, so he won't see them anymore and be reminded of her.
Ronnie then orders some roses over the phone, as well as chocolate and a teddy bear. The guys then get Ronnie out of the house, enabling the girls to move all her junk out of her old living space.
The guys visit the hair salon for some touch ups. Vinny says they want to take as long as possible, to give the girls as much time as they need. The guys return to the house, and Ronnie wanders up to his room. He sees that her stuff is missing, and surmises that she's truly left. He figures she either came to the house and took her stuff or someone moved it.
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Ronnie questions if Deena and JWoww moved Sweetheart's items. He's upset that they claim ignorance. JWoww points out that she's following girl code. She then calls Sweetheart, and when Ronnie enters the room she becomes quiet. Ronnie's upset that all the women are now following the girl code, and JWoww ends the conversation.
Ronnie says he trusts no one in the house. The crew then splits up on various errands. Snooki, Deena, the Situation and Pauly D ride some go-karts until it's time to return home.
Deena says she's got a bad stomachache and that she might not go out tonight. Snooki suggests she drink lots of coffee to ease the discomfort. However, the bathrooms are still stopped up.
Ronnie then gets a call from Sweetheart's sister, who thanks him for her flowers as well as the flowers he sent to Sweetheart. Next thing Ronnie knows, Sweetheart is on the phone. Ronnie doesn't know what to say ...
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Ronnie finally finds his voice, and he speaks to Sweetheart. He tells her he'll talk to her later, she says OK and their discussion ends.
Pauly D is in the bathroom, and he sees someone's underwear. He wonders who they might belong to, and he carries them with a stick to the common room. Deena claims they are no hers. Other members of the crew enter the home, and JWoww asks who they might belong to. Pauly tosses them in the trash, and they continue to discuss whose they could be.
Vinny calls for the cab, and the crew prepares for a night out. Deena still feels rough, and she's not sure she should go out this evening. Deena is upset because she feels like she's being hazed.
At the club: Another night at Karma, the usual hep club the crew frequents.
Pauly D sees an old flame from back home and they hug. Before he has a chance to get his first fist pump in, the Sitch has made his move. She quickly tells Pauly D what the Situation attempted to accomplish, and Pauly D notes that he only dates smart girls.
Ronnie tells Snooks he misses Sweetheart. She tells him he said extremely bad things to Sweetheart, and that Sweetheart deserves to have alone time with her family.
Ronnie says Snooki doesn't know what she's talking about.
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The crew appears to be having a good time at the club. Vinny makes a move on a woman while Snooki says she's in the mood to meet her type of man. She finds someone on the way out the door, and it apparently is a match made ... for just this night.
Deena is still having medical issues. She falls on the street and begins having a personal pity party right there. The crew manages to get her home, though she's still angry and sad. She tells them that they hurt her feelings and that she feels as if she's a joke.
Ronnie tells her not to let anyone get her down, pointing out that he's more depressed than anyone. He asks her to bring him ingredients to make a late night meal on the grill.
Meanwhile, Snooki takes what's his name to a private room for private time. Vinny then realizes that the man she's with was with a girl's uncle when he busted Vinny. It's a complex situation, lowercase. OK, it's not really that complex. Just wait for
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The guys kick in Snooki's door, and Vinny says that his niece has to go. What's his name laughs about it, and Snooki takes it in stride. She returns to the room and they continue their private time.
The Situation then walks into Vinny's room while Vinny and his woman are trying to have private time. The Situation uses the premise that he wants them to have some food, though Vinny believes the Sitch has ulterior motives.
Back to Ronnie's drama: He's on the porch being all weepy. Deena feels bad about lying to him, and she tells him that the girls moved Sweetheart's items. Ronnie says he doesn't know why he's remained at the house. He says he won't improve his situation, lowercase, if he remains at the house.
If he stays at the house, he'll put up a front and drink heavily. But that would only destroy him. He wants to leave the home.
See you next week!!!